2017 is shaping up to be a great year for sporting events across the world. From Wimbledon to the World Masters, here are some top events/homes for you sporting enthusiasts...
3rd - 9th April - The Golf Masters, Augusta USA
If golfing is your passion – then why not start the year by making a trip to Georgia, USA. Scheduled for the first full week of April, it is the first of the majors to be played each year. It is based at Augusta National Golf Club – which is about 2 hours drive away from this gorgeous property. Located in Greenville, the surrounding area has plenty to keep the family entertained when you’re not on the green.
8th April - Grand National Horse Racing, Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England
A prominent event in British Culture, the Grand National is the most valuable jump race in Europe – with a prize fund of £1,000,000 in 2016. And what’s best you don’t have to be a racing enthusiast to join in – every year many people who don’t usually spectate or bet take part. The event is held at Aintree Racecourse near the famous port city of Liverpool. We’ve chosen this beautiful 18th century mill house in Chester as our swap of choice. It’s location, interior and design make it perfect to enjoy the countryside as well as the great cities of Manchester and Liverpool.
21st - 30th April - World Master's Games in Auckland, New Zealand
The World Masters Games is the world’s largest multi-sport event, with over 25,000 participants from 100 countries. This year this massive event is being held in Auckland, New Zealand – a great holiday destination in itself. The event is open for everyone, so if competing is something you’re interested in – get involved. We’ve selected this modern architect designed home as our top swap for this event.
27th May - FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London
The last match of the Football Association Challenge Cup is sure to be an exciting event for any football enthusiast. Held at the world famous Wembley Stadium, the atmosphere is sure to be something you’ll never forget. We have a huge selection of homes available in the London area but we love this spacious Edwardian home in Ealing.
28th May - Monaco Grand Prix
Held each year on the Circuit de Monaco, the Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world. The location for this event, Monaco, is the second smallest country in the world – but also a magnet for high rollers. The gorgeous weather, views and sights make it an ultimate holiday destination. We’ve chosen this homely apartment as our swap of choice.
28th May - 11th June, French Tennis Open in Paris, France
Held over two weeks, the French Open is a major tennis tournament in Paris, France. The tournament is the second of four annual Grand Slams, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. If tennis is your passion, head over to Paris this May and stay in fantastic properties like this beautiful central flat.
3rd June - UEFA Champions League Final, Milennium Stadium, Cardiff
If you’re looking to get involved in the atmosphere of this spectacular sporting event, then Cardiff is your next holiday destination. The Welsh capital is one of Britain’s leading urban centres, and has many experiences to make your trip memorable. We’ve chosen this cosy family home as our top swap for Cardiff.
15th - 18th June - US Golf Open, Erin Hills, Wisconsin, USA
Another event for those golfing enthusiasts, the US Open will for the first time this year be hosted in Erin Hills, Wisconsin. Here the world’s top players will be contesting for the championship title. The US Open is considered to be one of the well-known worldwide golf events – and the picturesque landscape of Wisconsin will make the perfect backdrop this year. Our top swap for this even is this peaceful lake cottage on Lac du Flambeau.
3rd - 16th July - Wimbledon, London, England
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and considered to be the most prestigious. Part of the four Grand Slam tournaments we mentioned earlier, this really isn’t one to miss. And this stunning four-bedroom home would make an ideal location to retreat to after a long day on the court.
20th - 23rd July - British Open at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, Merseyside, England
The British Open is the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf. And is this year being hosted at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. We’ve chosen this modern family home in Birkenhead as our top swap for this tournament.
28th August - 10th September - US Open in New York City, USA
Another one of the tennis Grand Slam tournaments, the US Open takes place in New York City. A dream holiday location on its own, New York would make a great vacation choice. When you’re not watching the game, there’s plenty of other activities you and the family can do. And where better to relax after a long day of sightseeing then in this stunning luxury penthouse in Chelsea.
23rd - 30th September - Invictus Games in Toronoto, Canada
The Invictus games were created by Prince Harry, and is where wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel take part in a wide range of sports. In the past the games have been held in London, Florida and this year Toronto, Canada. We’ve selected this modern downtown home as a potential swap for this great event.
7th November - Melbourne Cup, Victoria, Australia
The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most prestigious thoroughbred horse race and is known locally as ‘the race that stops a nation’. Should you want to witness this amazing event this year, we suggest checking out this gorgeous apartment in Melbourne City.