The Costa del Sol is one of Europe’s most important golf destinations, with 100 golfcourses to choose from. Most golfcourses use a handicapping of 28 for men and 36 for women, but this is not really checked and a CFP is not a requirement to play.
The climate offers warm temperatures throughout the year, making this region very suitable for golf. July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 28° C. January is the coldest month with 11° C. The month of July offers golfers an average of 12 hours of sunshine.
The provinces of Malaga and Cadiz – with their long coastlines – have the highest density of golf courses. A 8.2 on the LeadingCourses website indicates that Andalusia is very suitable as a golf destination.
Living at the golf course?
Why is a house on a golf course an interesting option for me as a buyer, you might wonder? A golf course is well maintained every day. Not only the grass on which you play but the whole environment should always look excellent.
Moreover, there is always a clubhouse where you can enjoy a snack and a drink in the vicinity of your house. If you are looking for a second home, an apartment or house on a golf course is definitely worth considering.
Our top 5 reasons to live on a golf course:
1. Safety above all
Golf resorts generally have their own security system so that you can be sure that your property is well guarded. Gates, surveillance cameras and trained guards ensure that no unwanted people enter the field.
2. The view
Golf courses on the Costa del Sol are often on the hills behind the coastline. Partly because of this, the residential locations offer stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains.
3. The variation
Actually everything can be found on a golf course. From a detached villa to an apartment in an all-inclusive complex. And in almost all cases including associated facilities such as swimming pools, clubhouse, gym and catering.
4. Excellent investment
Families with children are drawn to the residential areas in golf resorts because of their safety, beauty and quality. Partly because an investment of a house on a golf course on the Costa del Sol is a safe choice with a possible moment of sale in your mind.
5. Tee-off nice and close
Despite the fact that more and more non-golfers choose to live on a golf course, it is of course an ideal place to live if you are a golf player.
In the morning a walk to the tee-off, afterwards a drink in the clubhouse and in the evening a closing dinner with golf friends … all without having to get off the car from the park.