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Spain ranked #1 in the world in golf holiday sales

November 26, 2013

Spain's status as the number one golf holiday hot spot has been confirmed by a new survey of golf tour operators compiled by KPMG's Golf Advisory Practice.

The Golf Travel Insights 2013 report reveals that Spain is the most popular travel destination in the world f or golf tourists, followed by Portugal and then Scotland. Interestingly Turkey has become the  fourth most visited destination ranking ahead of traditional golfing hot spots including the Republic of Ireland, Dubai, South Africa, USA and England.

According to the report, global golf holiday sales grew 9.3% compared to the previous year with the surveyed operators alone catering for 1.6 million golf  travelers  in 2012. Indeed with golf holiday sales exceeding an estimated EUR 1.5 billion, this spells great news for those looking to invest in a golf property in the number one destination - Spain.

Marc Pritchard , Sales and Marketing Manager for leading Spanish house builder Taylor Wimpey España , comments,

"Whilst the course itself is an important factor when choosing a golfing holiday, the accommodation is equally important once you leave the fairway. Developments with onsite courses, accommodation and amenities are in high demand as they offer the entire package, are often easy to maintain and offer a higher level of security and community living.  

"Here at Taylor Wimpey España we are experiencing high levels of global interest in our golfing properties from not only the British but local Spaniards, Scandinavians, Russians and Germans in particular where buyer levels increased by 36% in 2012 compared to 2011. It's also worth noting that it's not only golfers who are buying but those looking for the ideal holiday home or property to retire to."

In terms of locations within Spain, the  Costa del Sol  is one of, if not the, finest golfing regions boasting over 50 courses some with stunning mountain locales offering spectacular views over the region's varied landscapes, leading down to the sea. These  fantastic golf courses  and well-appointed developments have led to Spain being the world's leading golf break destination; with world-class golf on offer and days of endless sunshine it's easy to see why.

For savvy investors looking to cash in on this golfing boom, look no further than Taylor Wimpey España, providing several stunning locations with properties to match!

La Floresta de la Mairena is a new residential development from Taylor Wimpey España located near the charming village of Elviria and its golden beach, very close to Marbella and Malaga. Designed in a typical Mediterranean style, the apartments have large terraces on which to enjoy the beautiful views, two large communal swimming pools, landscaped gardens and external private parking. With a very good road network nearby, all owners at La Floresta de la Mairena will have easy access to the beach at Elviria and to the superb golf courses of Santa Maria and La Cala Golf Club.

Another choice for the golf lover is Avalon , a new Taylor Wimpey development situated in one of the best areas of Marbella, the prestigious Los Arqueros golf course and 20 minutes from Estepona. The residential complex of luxury apartments and penthouses boasts a natural charm with stunning sea and golf views, wide streets, communal swimming pool and beautiful gardens.  

These properties are available now from €166,000 at La Floresta de la Mairena and €250,000 at Avalon. This is the perfect to invest in a beautiful Spanish property, contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit  for more information.  If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call +34 971 70 69 72.

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