Golfers and families are showing an increased urgency to buy property in a location that promotes a healthy outdoor lifestyle as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to one of Europe’s golf residential and real estate destinations.
Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, which is nestled in a 330-hectare valley south of Alicante in Spain and has been the subject of major improvement projects in the past 12 months, has reported a heightened demand from clients eager to complete the quick purchase of a property in case there are further lockdowns in the future.
As well as increased interest from traditional markets like the UK and Belgium, the luxury resort has also received a rising number of enquiries from new markets such as Iceland and Poland. with people eager to experience the many benefits of living in a low-density, high-quality residential location.
Francisco Moreno, real estate manager at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, said: “As a reinforced trend of COVID-19, we have identified that customers are looking for a home that offers a healthy environment, nature and a high standard of quality services and with all the security measures. They are looking for homes open to the outside, with large terraces or private gardens and common areas.
“Our clients perceive Las Colinas as the perfect place to live and enjoy a natural, safe and sustainable environment. As a result, and following a long period of confinement, the demand for homes in the resort has accelerated and purchase decision times have been reduced. Many of those who put their purchase on hold before the pandemic have closed deals, while we have also received many enquiries from customers in new markets.”
Enjoying more than 300 days’ sunshine a year, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is surrounded by a natural park of up to 10,000 hectares and is only six kilometres away from the Mediterranean Sea.
The resort offers a wide selection of villas, apartments and penthouses available for short residential packages or to buy, and the properties for sale include a range of homes or plots of land so people can build their own bespoke villa. Each house has been designed to respect the environment, quality and privacy, and to overlook the golf course or Mediterranean woodland, with the rooms in all of them looking outwards through terraces and porches to make them light and spacious.
Offering privacy and security, with fewer than 5.2 homes per hectare, owners can enjoy access to an 18-hole championship golf course rated among the top 100 in Europe as well as comprehensive leisure amenities including tennis and padel courts, Las Colinas Sports & Health Club, a recently refurbished beach club, a mini-market and an increased choice of dining options.
Impressive additions at Las Colinas Golf & Country Club this year have included two new and unique dining experiences, unik and umawa restaurants, as well as the stylish renovation of its beach club ‘WOW Beach’.
Moreno added: “Obviously sales figures dropped following the outbreak of Covid-19 but our market has recovered well and we are showing a really good pace of sales in 2021, with a high level of interest in villas and plots for bespoken villas.
“Around 70 per cent of the enquiries that we’ve received have been from golfers who are looking to buy a holiday home, a main house after retiring, an investment property or a combination of all three factors.”
Just a 50-minute drive from Alicante airport, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club – which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2021 – has made a name for itself as one of Europe’s most sought-after golf, residential and real estate destinations.
Named “Europe’s Leading Resort Villas” and “Spain´s Leading Villa Resort” at the 2020’s World Travel Awards and “Best Iberian Golf Resort” in 2020’s Luxlife Travel & Tourism Awards. offers the perfect solution to golfers, couples and families seeking time away in natural surroundings – either as a second home or on a short or extended break.
At the heart of the resort is its 18-hole golf course which, designed by acclaimed American architect Cabell B. Robinson, is a regular host of Stage 2 of the European Tour Qualifying School.
Complementing the golf course are outstanding practice facilities while a wealth of luxury sports and lifestyle amenities are available to owners and guests.