Golf is good for your health and your wallet – and autumn is the ideal time to benefit

  • Golf can improve your financial as well as your physical and mental health (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Malaga province saw house price rises of 7.1% in year to Q3 2019 (TINSA)
  • October temperature average is 20°C in Malaga (Holiday Weather)

The health benefits of golf are well documented, but the sport also brings with it a range of mental health benefits. And at this time of year, there are fewer places that offer a more beautiful setting than some of the Costa del Sol’s championship-quality fairways, according to leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España.

“The Costa del Sol is home to some of the world’s most celebrated golf courses – and for good reason. The courses here combine challenging play with stunning scenery and are at their best in the warm autumn sunshine.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

While golf courses across the UK undergo the intermittent deluges of autumn, those in the Costa del Sol are still basking in sunshine. Holiday Weather reports an average temperature of 20°C in Malaga in October, with just four days of rainfall.

Sunshine can do much to improve our mental health, providing anything from a mild mood lift to a powerful tool to combat depression. Physical exercise can also help to fight depression, as well as anxiety and low self-confidence. It can also sharpen the memory and prevent cognitive decline. Access to green spaces has also been shown to have a positive impact on mental health, according to the World Health Organization.

Golf, therefore, comes with a host of both physical and mental health benefits, and autumn is the ideal time to play, as the summer crowds head home and leave courses gloriously quiet by comparison.

Autumn is also a great time to buy a golf property and choosing one in the right location can mean that golf also benefits your financial health. TINSA reports that Malaga saw the second highest rate of price increases across all Spanish provinces during Q3 2019, with properties increasing by an average of 7.1% year on year.

“The Costa del Sol is home to some superb golf properties. Its fame as a golfing destination mean that buyers have plenty of choice and those who shop around are often able to pick up additional benefits, such as discounts at some of the region’s courses and other golfing facilities.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The homes at Grand View, at La Cala Golf Resort in Mijas, Malaga, offer just that. Buyers are eligible for special privileges on all facilities and services at La Cala Golf, as well as providing panoramic views of the golf course and nearby mountains. The key-ready homes include sunny two- and three-bedroom apartments and a select number of penthouses with spectacular solariums. Opposite the club house and adjacent to the prestigious Asia and America golf courses, the contemporary homes are in the ideal location for keen golfers and their families. Children in particular will be delighted by the gated development’s generously sized swimming pool and communal gardens. Homes are priced from €282,000 plus VAT.

Just a short distance from Grand View, Green Golf also offers discounts and special privileges for holiday home buyers at Estepona Golf. The three-bedroom, frontline golf homes, which cost from €280,000 plus VAT, enjoy an idyllic, southwest-facing location with views over the course and all the way to the sea. The private, gated community features communal gardens and pools, while the homes have been designed to provide a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.