Atalaya Golf attended this event hosted by the Andalucian Golf Federation to highlight the importance of golf to the tourist industry, particularly with regards to the impact of the Silver Economy (people aged 50 years plus).

Of the 50,000 federated golfers in the region, 30,000 are in the Silver Economy bracket, contributing enormously to the economy. In Spain this sector is worth €74,000 mill to the tourist industry in the country, and growing every year, with an estimated worldwide increase of 32% in this age range by 2040.

Mention was also made of the importance of golf to the country as a whole, with Spain now the second most popular golfing destination in the world, with over 1,2 mill tourists visiting last year.