For many house hunters searching for a place in the sun, the thought of purchasing a home on a golf course may never have occurred to them if they are not an avid golf player. However, with the benefits that these types of developments bring to home owners, it may well be time to think again.Victor Sague, Marketing Director of Taylor Woodrow de España the only major UK house builder in Spain, explains: “The days of when a property located on a golf development only appealed to keen golfers, has been and gone. More and more house hunters are opting to purchase a home on a golf course as they present the purchasers with a number of advantages. “One of the major draws is the guaranteed protection of the natural environment surrounding the home as no other properties will be built in the location, thereby alleviating the chance of having views ruined or disturbance caused. Additionally, extra space is provided around the properties, plus the grounds of the golf course will be maintained, ensuring calm and pleasant surroundings for all. Also, many of the golf developments offer private facilities such as swimming pools, spas and club houses, perfect for everyone to relax and unwind.” The rental opportunities are ripe with this type of home as Victor comments: “Properties located on golf developments tend to rent out well as they offer a dual purpose – they are perfect for devoted golfers to practice their swing but at the same time offer a great location for families and children as they are safe and secluded. For example, if you were to rent out a property at our Los Robles de los Arqueros development in Costa del Sol you can expect to get €1000 a week in high season and €450 in the low season.” Currently, Taylor Woodrow de España has a couple of developments located in the heart of the prestigious Los Arqueros Golf Club, Benahavis, whose owners can enjoy the view of the well-kept greens and make use of the fully equipped club house. Los Arqueros Golf Club was the first golf course to be designed by Severiano “Seve” Ballesteros*, who describes it as ideal course for players of all kinds – a reasonable challenge for the average golfer and a tough test for professionals. The developments are located just a few minutes from San Pedro Alcántara, Puerto Banús and Marbella, in the Costa del Sol. The developments’ location in Spain makes it ideal for those looking for a long weekend, due to its close proximity to the airport. Las Encinas de los Arqueros consists of 30 two and three bedroom apartments in the style of a Mediterranean village with magnificent terraces, swimming pool, gardens and an over-ground parking space. All apartments are southeast facing with magnificent views over the golf course and sea. Prices at this internationally renowned resort now start from a credit crunching €190,000. Los Robles de los Arqueros boasts 42 two and three bedroom apartments. Located in 7 apartment blocks, all just three-storeys high, all the apartments face south or south-west, with magnificent balconies and gardens with views of the golf course and sea. The homes at Los Robles de los Arqueros have spacious, light-filled rooms and large balconies where you can enjoy some of the finest views of Andalucía’s setting sun. The complex also features a swimming pool for adults and children, communal gardens, an underground garage and storage areas. Prices for an apartment at Los Robles de los Arqueros start from €224,800 Victor concludes: “As always when purchasing a home abroad it is imperative to do your homework. It is always a good idea to speak to people who have bought at the development and find out about their experiences with regards to the home and the golf course. Ensure that you purchase from a reputable house builder who builds to a high standard. So whether you are a golf fan or simply want your own piece of tranquillity, a home on a golf course may very well be the solution.” All of Taylor Woodrow de España’s quality homes are endorsed by Safe Buying Experience. This partnership with the international accreditation scheme provides a double reassurance to buyers of a Taylor Woodrow de España home as they are guaranteed a quality home complete with independent endorsement as to its ‘integrity, legality and safety’. With a reputation for trust, Taylor Woodrow de España provides a specialised service and dedicated team within the UK and Spain who can help and advise homebuyers through the entire process of choosing, buying and settling into a new Spanish home.
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