Golf lures house-hunters back to the Costa del Sol

Taylor Wimpey España, the award-winning Spanish arm of the UK house builder Taylor Wimpey Plc, see house-hunters lured back to the Costa del Sol on the strength of golf’s appeal


Golf is one sport that hasn’t been affected by the crisis. According to the chief executive of the International Association of Golf Tourism Operators, Peter Walton, golf is one of the only international tourism sectors that is continuing to grow in spite of economic and financial uncertainty lurking throughout the globe.

Speaking at the ‘Golf In A Kingdom’ destination marketing program in Bangkok, Thailand late last month, Walton expressed that not only did the golf tourism sector recover faster than other sectors in the 2008 global financial crisis but was one of a few sectors that actually continued to grow.

In addition to this, Walton also said that golf tourism was predicted to surpass 50 million tourists this year, with the possibility of reaching the 2007 highs of 55 million, before the global economic downturn.

All good news for Taylor Wimpey España, one of Spain’s leading developers, with homes for sale on some of the best golf courses in Spain.

“The golf tourism sector has proven to be a resilient and reliable market that never really seems to falter even when the chips are down,” says Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España. “For example, Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club, an 18-hole course is one example of a quality golf course in Spain that has performed remarkably well. During the last 11 years we have developed and sold more than 1,200 apartments, villas and detached villas in Los Arqueros. This year Los Arqueros celebrates its 20th anniversary, and we are very proud to be in the official ranking of the Costa del Sol as the 3rd most popular golf course of 2011.”

Buying on a golf course offers more benefits than just playing golf. “I would advise anyone thinking about buying in Spain to consider a golf property,” says Pritchard. “Here you are buying into a community-spirited neighbourhood that affords excellent facilities and green surroundings as well as potential high returns from consistent demand should you chose to rent the property out.”

Taylor Wimpey offer stylish new apartments on top-flight golf courses near Marbella and Puerto Banus.

Stylish golf homes on the Costa del Sol – VAT free! Contact Taylor Wimpey España on 08000 121 020 or visit Outside the UK call 00 34 971 706 244.