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Golf near Yecla

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2024 8:16pm
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Hoddy1

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Hi

We are considering a property in the Yecla area. We are retired and very keen golfers. What are the nearest good quality golf courses?

Thanks

RichT

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:06pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:06pm

To be honest, if you're very keen golfers, you are considering the wrong area, or you will spend a lot of time driving your car ( not balls :-) ). 

You're quite a long way from the areas where most of the golf courses are situated - about 1hr - 90 minutes drive south and west from Yecla.

In my opinion, the best courses in that area are - Las Colinas, Romero, Campoamor, El Valle, Vistabella, La Finca.  Roda is also worth a mention. Then there are a further 10-15 courses of varying standards.

If you want to travel further south & west, then Aguilon and Desert Springs are both very good (but you're over a 2 hour drive).

Hope this helps and happy to answer any further questions...

Hoddy1

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:14pm

Hoddy1

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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:14pm

RichT wrote on Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:06pm:

To be honest, if you're very keen golfers, you are considering the wrong area, or you will spend a lot of time driving your car ( not balls :-) ). 

You're quite a long way from the areas where most of the golf courses are situated - about 1hr - 90 minutes drive south and west from Yecla.

In my opinion, the best courses in that area are - Las Colinas, Romero, Campoamor, El Valle, Vistabella, La Finca.  Roda is also worth a mention. Then there are a further 10-15 courses of varying standards.

If you want to travel further south & west, then Aguilon and Desert Springs are both very good (but you're over a 2 hour drive).

Hope this helps and happy to answer any further questions...

We are very keen golfers and we are keen to play regularly. As you say, maybe we need to consider other areas. Based on the courses you reference, where would you suggest we look to base ourselves. We like the sea but we also like the quiet. Anyvareas that are particularly good value for money?

RichT

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 1:41pm

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Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 1:41pm

Hoddy1 wrote on Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:14pm:

We are very keen golfers and we are keen to play regularly. As you say, maybe we need to consider other areas. Based on the courses you reference, where would you suggest we look to base ourselves. We like the sea but we also like the quiet. Anyvareas that are particularly good value for money?

Apart from proximity to golf and somewhere quiet, it would help if you provided more information around what you are looking for?

Will this be a holiday home or are you planning to move permanently?  If permanently, now or in the future?  A villa, or apartment?  Private pool, communal pool?  Do you want to be close to bars / restaurants, or would you be happy to drive to them?  Do you want to be in a mainly Spanish area, a mainly British expat area or a mix (or don't mind).  And, most importantly, what is your budget? The budget and property type are very important as, with anywhere, money buys you location & space - for example a detached villa will generally have more land around it and be in a less densely populated (and, therefore, quieter) area, than an apartment...

If you look to buy on a golf course, you pay a premium and will also commonly pay high maintenance fees (although usually slightly discounted golf membership). They normally have good security and you will be among people with similar interests. They are not always populated by British expats, as there are quite a lot of Germans, Dutch, French & Scandinavians playing golf here. There will normally be a good social scene around the clubhouse, but most only have a couple of bars & restaurants and a small shop and, due to many of their locations, it's a 20 minute drive or more to areas with more amenities. All of the courses listed above have properties for sale ranging from approx. €120k for a 2 bed apartment to €4.5 million for a luxury villa - and everything in between!

It's interesting that you initially considered Yecla - have you been over and toured around to view different areas, or has this just been an online search so far? I would certainly recommend renting somewhere for a couple of weeks and have a holiday whilst visiting other potential areas to buy in...

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Hoddy1

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:07pm

Hoddy1

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Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:07pm

RichT wrote on Thu Mar 28, 2024 1:41pm:

Apart from proximity to golf and somewhere quiet, it would help if you provided more information around what you are looking for?

Will this be a holiday home or are you planning to move permanently?  If permanently, now or in the future?  A villa, or apartment?  Private pool, communal pool?  Do you want to be close to bars / restaurants, or would you be happy to drive to them?  Do you want to be in ...

...a mainly Spanish area, a mainly British expat area or a mix (or don't mind).  And, most importantly, what is your budget? The budget and property type are very important as, with anywhere, money buys you location & space - for example a detached villa will generally have more land around it and be in a less densely populated (and, therefore, quieter) area, than an apartment...

If you look to buy on a golf course, you pay a premium and will also commonly pay high maintenance fees (although usually slightly discounted golf membership). They normally have good security and you will be among people with similar interests. They are not always populated by British expats, as there are quite a lot of Germans, Dutch, French & Scandinavians playing golf here. There will normally be a good social scene around the clubhouse, but most only have a couple of bars & restaurants and a small shop and, due to many of their locations, it's a 20 minute drive or more to areas with more amenities. All of the courses listed above have properties for sale ranging from approx. €120k for a 2 bed apartment to €4.5 million for a luxury villa - and everything in between!

It's interesting that you initially considered Yecla - have you been over and toured around to view different areas, or has this just been an online search so far? I would certainly recommend renting somewhere for a couple of weeks and have a holiday whilst visiting other potential areas to buy in...

To answer briefly. 

We are looking to rent initially to get a feel for an area before making a commitment. 

We considered Yecla as a friend of ours lived there for 3 years. However, they were not golfers.

We are aware of the challenges of golf properties as my wife's brother has a villa in Portugal. He is actually there as we speak. We have been there numerous times and understand the cost implications. 

We are keen to position ourselves in close proximity to quality golf courses as it is our major interest and pass time.

I really appreciate your help and advice and will certainly do research regarding the areas you highlighted. 

Thanks again 

Anni20

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:34pm

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Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:34pm

Hoddy1 wrote on Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:07pm:

To answer briefly. 

We are looking to rent initially to get a feel for an area before making a commitment. 

We considered Yecla as a friend of ours lived there for 3 years. However, they were not golfers.

We are aware of the challenges of golf properties as my wife's brother has a villa in Portugal. He is actually there as we speak. We have been there numerous times and understand the cost implications. 

We are keen to position ourselves in close proximity to quality golf courses as it is our major interest and pass time.

I really appreciate your help and advice and will certainly do research regarding the areas you highlighted. 

Thanks again 

Hi, to be near a variety of gold courses have you considered Los Alcázares, it’s on the cost, has a variety of properties and 3 or 4 good golf courses no more than 30 mins away…and LA have a good mix of nationalities…..

Hoddy1

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:46pm

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Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:46pm

Anni20 wrote on Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:34pm:

Hi, to be near a variety of gold courses have you considered Los Alcázares, it’s on the cost, has a variety of properties and 3 or 4 good golf courses no more than 30 mins away…and LA have a good mix of nationalities…..

Yes, the wife has identified LA as a possible area. Having different courses close would be preferable, hence our interest. 

Thanks 

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