Looking for Golf and real estate? Go to Costa del Sol

Looking for Golf and real estate? Go to Costa del Sol

80% of golfing tourists had visited the Costa del Sol to play, and many of them buy a property later


With over 80 courses to choose from, this area is not called the ‘Costa del Golf’ for nothing! The courses on the Costa del Sol are maintained at an extremely high level. You can choose between standard pro-courses for beginners, and venues championship. The place for practicing golf tournaments and even the courses are famous here, where many of the courses in this region have been designed by golf legends as Robert Trent Jones, and most recently, Seve Ballesteros. If you want to play golf on the Costa del Sol, you can sharpen your golf practice on the Costa del Golf. This is the Mecca of golf in Europe, so do not miss it says Ignacio Acosta, inhabitant of Marbella, real estate expert and golf player.



How started the relation Golf- Real Estate in the region?

When the Costa del Sol experienced a renaissance in its winter golf in the 1980s, the phrase was coined and called “Costa del Golf” sounds like reference to “Costa del Sol” right ?. Between 1985 and 1991, no fewer than 17 new golf courses appeared, bringing the total to over 50 miles from the coast. This concentration of quality golf courses, combined with the sunny and warm winter climate, has made a winter golf destination for northern Europeans. There are estimates that a staggering 80% of golfing tourists had visited the region to play, according to calculations.

Popular with European golfers for many years the area has become better known thanks to international tournaments won in this part of Spain. Valdarama remains the best known and most respected in Andalusia, and is the venue for the Volvo Masters tournament, which marks the end of the season for the European tour. A little inland in Puerto Banus and Nueva Andalucia, this area is known as “Valle del Golf” with world class courses such as Aloha, Las Brisas and Los Naranjos designed by people like Robert Trent Jones. Other noteworthy courses in the area include Monte Mayor, which is one of the most spectacular courses in Europe, surrounded by ravines, and thi is one of the most attractive areas to invest in real estate. The investment in the expansion of facilities and courses are being consolidated and helping a lot to tourism in Spain, this potential has not been unnoticed.

The Costa del Sol is more popular than ever among golfers from all over Europe who flock to its 73 fields, where the lush fairways attract players of all ages and backgrounds looking to enjoy the sport under the warm Mediterranean sun.

Properties front line Golf in Elviria

Properties front line Golf in Elviria

Although golf tourism is a sector that has struggled with the global economic downturn, it seems that golfers of Europe are again ready to practice their swing at the Marbella coast either enjoy this sport or to prepare for challenges and professional tournaments.

For the first time since 2009, figures released by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators show significant increases in players traveling to Spain, with an increase of 6% in 2013. The famous Real Club de Golf Valderrama even records a impressive 18% over 2014 revenues compared to 2013! Many other clubs are also forecasting strong growth in 2015: Golf Rio Real, east of Marbella expects to see a 10% increase in number, while Aloha Golf in Nueva Andalucía considered a more conservative growth 2% on 2016.

Apartments and villas with golf fields are highly sought after by those seeking second homes or good rental yields and properties at the golf frontline  offer the ideal investment and an opportunity for further rental:

For example, there are apartments in Guadalmina Alta with three bedrooms overlooks a beautiful fairway, but also benefits from a community pool and tennis courts, paddle tennis, so that if not all family members agrees with play golf to enjoy other hobbies!

Los Flamingos Golf is very popular with golfers looking for a little luxury during their stay. This golf apartment overlooking the sea and a private garden. It is also very close to the Hotel Villa Padierna, one of the most luxurious hotels in the Marbella area. The properties are located within the boundaries of the exclusive Marbella Club Golf Resort they are certainly luxurious. This immaculate four bedroom villa has an indoor pool and outdoor pools, a sauna and a tropical garden, according to our real estate expert.

It has also emerged in 2015 Enjoy Golf Academy International, a pioneer in implementation and offering its customers the opportunity to attend classes supervised without having to book much earlier. 216 monthly classes, more than 50 classes per week and 9 daily classes, in which all kinds of lessons are taught, from beginner courses and how to obtain and improvement of handicap, as well as perform effects on our shots. Also they will be taught continuously Master Class and Clinics of many types, from top professionals, through rules to nutrition. His teaching model is complemented by the possibility of strengthening both knowledge and technique through individual lessons, swing analysis, golf equipment fitting, etc.

It’s not just golf if not the benefit they bring to the city, as this number of visitors, on average, spend 46% more than non-golfers and represent an important restaurants market, shops, bars, businesses car rental.



Some of the best neighborhoods of Golf

  • Santa Clara Golf

Is located between El Rosario and Los Monteros, Marbella East. Santa Clara Golf comprises a very attractive range of townhouses for sale high quality. The area is highly sought after due to its unique location on the golf course 18-hole Santa Clara Golf, with clubhouse and restaurant, and a few minutes from the beaches and the famous town . Santa Clara Golf Resort is gated and offers 24 hour security with security guards at the entrances. Close to many amenities of the city , Santa Clara Golf will become one of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol.


  • Santa Maria Golf

Santa Maria Golf is situated in Elviria and is considered one of the best-kept golf courses on the Costa del Sol. It is proud to be located between the small valleys of pines and oaks, and less than 200 meters from one of the best beaches Marbella. The first 9 holes Santa Maria Golf were designed by Antonio García Garrido and the second 9 holes, opened in November 1996, were designed by the technical team of the Club. The Club House is an impressive nineteenth century Spanish Cortijo with two floors and is surrounded by large gardens. Apartments and penthouses for sale in the complex of Santa Maria Golf Resort, El Manantial de Santa María, Las Terrazas de Santa Maria, Los Lagos de Santa Maria and Santa Maria Gardens are in high demand, especially for golf lovers. Santa Maria Golf is located near the commercial center of Elviria, with bars and restaurants, and just 10 minutes drive from the center of Marbella.



The best courses are here

No doubt that Marbella is a favorite both by the Spanish themselves and by foreign tourists who come each year to the city attracted by its luxury shops, its famous gourmet restaurants and wide range of leisure activities for all destinations kind. But also  is also known internationally for having some of the best golf courses in our country. No less than 16 golf courses currently offered by the city for fans of this sport. In fact, it is precisely its prestigious clubs that has made  a true reference quality tourism.

The golf certainly also part of tourism is that the conditions are ripe for it, weather, beautiful golf courses, sports and hotel infrastructure for this sport. Now although golf is a rather expensive sport, this has not prevented the numbers grow in demand around this sport and playgrounds for Spain. Well of course there are very special places to play sport. There are golf resorts 9, 18, 36 and 54 holes available for nacionles, foreign tourists and of course the residents living in this region. Some of the first regions with golf courses include:

  • Finca Cortesin Golf Club

Designed by Don Cabell Robinson, it is a golf course of 18 holes noted for its length (6,808 meters) and the variety of vegetation surrounding it. But besides its magnificent journey, you should know that on this golf course every hole is different, which makes the game much more fun.

  • Real Club Valderrama

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, this golf course became a revolution at the time by being the first golf course in Spain and the first outside the UK to host the Ryder Cup which took place in 1997.

PGA Competition at the Valderrama Golf Club

PGA Competition at the Valderrama Golf Club

It is true that previously already they have been held in the nine editions of the Volvo Masters and had made recognition of significant figures in golf, but certainly this event would mark a before and after in its history, becoming the country’s number one in Europe.

  • Los Naranjos Golf Club

The designer Robert Trent Jones always felt that this course had been one of his best creations in Europe. Which it is not surprising, since its large undulating greens, its wide roads and water barriers in various holes are a challenge even for experts.

  • Santana Golf

B Cabeel work. Robinson, this golf course has about 6200 meters of flat land that can greatly facilitate the walk. A field of great length and well-marked with holes of 5 sets of tees with large surfaces putt, surrounded by sand traps and wide streets filled marmolina. The perfect golf course for all players who want to test their skills.

  • Flamingos Golf

Renowned architect Antonio García Garrido who designed this golf course in Marbella. Its layout measures 5,714 meters and has 18 holes and par 71. But the most striking aspect of this golf course is definitely the surrounding landscape, with a variety of trees and spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Flamingos Golf Club is located on the side of  the Costa Tropical. This golf course has been re-designed to accommodate the European Seniors Tour (golf tournament). The Hotel Villa Padierna golf & spa, is also a place for golf and property of this luxury hotel and academia as well.

  • Hotel Marbella Club

The Hotel is planning to build a second golf course to be built in the hills of the Costa Tropical. This golf course is being built for the guests at the  Club, Hotel Torrequebrada and the Puente Romano.


Other golf courses to consider are:

  • Club de Golf Los Moriscos

It is a golf course with 18 holes, which is located on the beach in Motril. It is a 10 minute drive from the farm, Monte de los Almendros, where many villas for rent and sale. The setting is beautiful with the sea on one side and the snow covered Sierra Nevada mountains to the other.

  • Santa Clara Golf

Santa Clara Golf was inaugurated in 2006. It is less than 40 minutes from the villas and Salobreña. Prices vary depending on time of year, they can be regularly in a range of 25 to 52 euros. There is also a club with a luxury spa, fitness center, indoor heated pool and outdoor pool.

  • Golf Club Playa Serena

Another option to play golf in Almeria is the Golf Club of Playa Serena in Roquetas del Mar. The value of this 18-hole course is very special as it is between a pristine beach and lakes.



Written by: CAPD

Words: 2017

Contribution to reader: Know why is so special the relation between Golf and real estate in the region.

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