Profile: The Hideaways Club, Golf Share
The Hideaways Club is a global collection of highly desirable villas and apartments. It’s just unveiled a bespoke golf package enabling members to enjoy access to iconic courses while staying in 5 star comfort.
Club ambassadors, Ryder Cup golf hero Francesco Molinari and former British number one Tim Henman officially launched the Golf Share at Vale do Lobo in October with an assortment of VIP guests playing the course along side them.
Central to the success of the Hideaways Club is the dual offering of an investment in luxury residential properties around the world and the benefits of membership of an exclusive private member’s club.
Golf Share will be added to the existing portfolios of ‘Classic’ and ‘City’ collections, giving members access to some of the world’s legendary courses from the Spanish Ryder Cup hotspot of Valderrama to Oceanico in Portugal and even the Ernie Els endorsed Steenburg in South Africa.
Golf members will have access to 100 golf properties around the world for 14 days between the months of October and February. Using a points based system members will have the opportunity to purchase more credits for a further 14 days of usage.
A specialist concierge service will also be on hand to take care of equipment rental (an airline bug bear), buggy rental, caddies and lessons. Finally, members can take advantage of sizeable discounts on tee times and world class golf equipment as well as exclusive entry to golf days.
Co-founder and CEO Stephen Wise described his diverse international clientele as having two things in common ‘…they have been very successful in their chosen field and they are the most discerning of travellers’. He believes that there is a ‘a real gap in the golf market for a truly luxurious escape’ and was quick to point out the added benefit of a Hideaways residence, where one could return (post-golf) to a ‘stunning villa instead of a soulless hotel’.
To join. How it works
Members invest in an equity share of a worldwide property portfolio of private villas and exclusive city centre apartments. They then join the private Members’ Club to access all of their investment properties at a significantly reduced cost to comparable alternatives and enjoy the advantages of a bespoke Concierge service to organise all of their Hideaways experiences.