Live on the golf course – even if you don’t play! Here’s why

December 21, 2016

A staggering $131 million per annum – that’s what the game of golf means for Dubai’s economy.1 And as for Dubai’s real estate industry, it means even more. According to a research report by KPMG, adjacency to a golf course increases a property’s value by up to 20%. In 2015, golf homes accounted for approximately 22% of luxury real estate sales.2 So, while the sport has always had a luxurious appeal, golf communities are increasing in popularity. Golf course homes are undoubtedly the next big thing in Dubai – and it looks like that trend is here to stay ‘putt’.

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Here are a few good reasons why you should definitely consider living in a golf course community:

Beautiful landscaping as far as the eye can see

Imagine living in a home surrounded by rolling greens, lovely ponds, chirping birds, and spectacularly landscaped gardens… a golf community is the picture of natural beauty. With stunning views across acres of land, a golf community is a where space you can remain connected with nature, yet experience every modern luxury. It’s a rare combination only a handful of people enjoy – and that could be you.

There’s more to life than golf (if you’re not a golfer that is)

Golf developments with villas which bring more to the table than just golf. For non-golfing residents, there are recreational amenities and activities to keep them just as fulfilled.  This includes a private, one-of-a-kind water park where your little ones can cool off and enjoy the outdoors; a desert-inspired luxury spa, a yoga enclave, fitness areas and playgrounds, plus a wealth of healthy dining options – this golf community has something for everybody.

‘Birdies’ of a feather flock together

A home is more than just four walls. It’s your neighbourhood, your community, your culture – a home is your way of life. With the niche lifestyle a golf community provides, it’s a place where you can find like-minded individuals. Golf homes bring people together whether it’s through golf, the natural surroundings, or the other activities and amenities on offer. For example, villas set around one-of-a-kind water park creates the perfect environment for young couples and their children to bond, grow and play. The quality of your life can be greatly enhanced living around people who share similar ideas, beliefs and interests.

Enjoy good health and wellbeing

Did you know that golfing could add up to five years to the average life expectancy? Over 300,000 golfers studied by The Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, bear testament to this. The research also found that the mortality rate for golfers is a significant 40% lower than for those of the same age and socio-economic status.3 As if the scenic surroundings weren’t enough, living a good, long, and prosperous life in Dubai’s stunning golf course community now seems all the more appealing.

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A quiet life of peace and tranquillity

Golf communities are a great escape away from the noise, clutter, and pollution of inner-city living. Interacting with nature in vast spaces is known to relieve stress, alleviate symptoms of depression, improve cognitive function and even enhance work performance and satisfaction. For families with young children, green, open spaces help intellectual development, and encourage positive behaviour, creativity and imagination.

And of course, let’s not forget one of the most compelling reasons to live in a golf community… Golf, anytime you want!

But whether it’s to play golf, find solace in nature, breathe clean air, enjoy a luxurious lifestyle or to make friends with nice neighbours, living in a golf community can be a fulfilling experience for lovers of the good life, just as much as for the greatest fans of the game!

Sources: 1:The National, 2: Gulf News, 3: Science Daily

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