How to find the ultimate luxury golf property abroad in 2022

Amenities, property type and location all feed into identifying the perfect golf home

· Palmares Ocean Living & Golf offers a relaxed beach and golf blend

· Amendoeira Golf Resort showcases facilities for players who live and breathe the game

Locating the perfect golf property isn’t as easy as you might imagine. With a huge range of luxurious golf homes available around the globe, it can be tough to narrow down which country to buy in. Even once you’ve identified a country, finding the right region and the right resort can be tricky, as different buyers have different priorities.

“Every buyer is unique. For some, it’s all about the golf and just the golf. Others might prioritise anything from beautiful beaches to the quality of the local cuisine. Abundant sunshine is often high up on the wish list too. Thankfully, Portugal ticks all of these boxes and more.”

Alda Filipe, Sales and Marketing Director, Kronos Homes

Proximity to the UK is often a big deciding factor when it comes to identifying the perfect location for a golf property. Ewen Harris, who recently purchased a three-bedroom, detached villa at Amendoeira Golf Resort in the Portugal’s Central Algarve with his wife Karen, explains:

“We used to love spending our holidays at Huntington Beach in California but hated the long flights. The Algarve has the same effect on me – it’s classy, sunny, and friendly. It’s perfect, and only a short flight from the UK.”

With a country decided upon, it’s time to identify the perfect resort. This is where facilities play a key role. Amendoeira Golf Resort, for example, is perfect for players who live and breathe golf. The resort is home to two prized 18-hole golf courses, a nine-hole course, a golf academy, a driving range and putting green. It’s perfect for those looking to put plenty of time into improving their technique, as well as for families with teenagers who are still honing their golf skills while their parents show them how it’s done on the fairways.

With a football field built to FIFA’s standards, two five-a-side football pitches, six tennis courts, two padel courts, a fully equipped gym and a one-kilometre jogging track, Amendoeira Golf Resort is also ideal for golfers seeking to enhance their fitness in other ways as well.

Sister resort Palmares Ocean Living & Golf meanwhile, which, like Amendoeira, is owned and operated by Kronos Homes, is ideal for those looking for a blissfully chilled vibe. Between its 27-hole golf course, its Michelin-starred Al Sud restaurant and its prime position in a natural amphitheatre delivering spectacular sea views over the Western Algarve’s Alvor estuary, the resort offers a winning combination of top-quality golf, fine dining and rolling golden sands.

“It’s also really important to think about what kind of property you want to buy and how you want to use it. Do you want a villa with your own pool or something more compact, such as an apartment? And is it going to be used for family holidays, as a home for your retirement or as an investment property that you rent out? All of this can impact both where you buy and what you buy.”

Alda Filipe, Sales and Marketing Director, Kronos Homes

For an investment property, buyers will need to investigate how popular and well-known the location and resort are, as these could influence both demand from holidaymakers and the home’s potential resale value.

Palmares offers a range of homes, with low density of construction of just 5.7% forging an exceptional harmony between residential accommodation, golf and the ocean. The homes are part of a masterplan of 460 homes (103 villas and 357 apartments). Buyers can choose between completed golf-front and ocean-view villas designed by Pritzker Award-winning RCR Arquitectes, priced from €3.4 million, land plots with a preliminary architectural study from €1.050,000 and build your own home options with an indicative construction cost of €1.3 million. Signature Apartments start from €510,000.

Over at Amendoeira Golf Resort, buyers can choose between apartments and villas set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Each property offers exceptional interior design and all modern amenities. Apartments include two-bedroom homes priced from €285,000 and two- plus one-bedroom duplex apartments costing from €380,000. Villas range from three-bedroom homes priced from €660,000 to superior four-bedroom properties costing from €1.650 million. All villas come with their own private swimming pool.

“When it comes to finding the perfect golf property, it’s also worth thinking about what else you want from the local area. Do you want the convenience of bustling towns packed with shops and restaurants within easy reach, or would you prefer to be in the midst of a rural idyl? Or a combination of the two?”

Alda Filipe, Sales and Marketing Director, Kronos Homes


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