23 Aug

Why Golf in Costa Del Sol remains recession proof

In Andalucia (Costa Del Sol) golf is big business and no large holiday complex or new housing estate, it seems, is complete without a golf course attached to it. Golf tourism is one of Andalucia’s biggest prides and despite Spain being on the brink of economic disaster, with unemployment rates plummeting, the tourist industry in turmoil, and the former property boom abruptly sinking, golf in Andalucia remains a vibrant success, seemingly unaffected by the economic collapse.

In 2009, the 116 golf courses in Andalucia brought a total of 500 million euros to the region. Not only is the sport creating a much needed snippet of success to the tourist industry – an industry otherwise in disarray – but it also generating a vital source of employment.