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The World’s Most Weird and Wonderful Golf Courses 

With such a wide variety of different golfing destinations in the world, there are countless weird and wonderful courses that any avid golf fan must visit. Whether you’d like a relaxing, spa style golf break, or you’re more interested in a unique and unusual setting to play a round of your favourite sport, here are 6 of the quirkiest courses around!

Prison View Golf Course – USA

Not your average, relaxing setting for a golf escape break; Prison View Golf Course in the Louisiana State Penitentiary is known for being home to the ‘bloodiest prison in America’. Its grounds are the same size as Manhattan and the immediate thing you notice upon driving in there is the Death Row Complex. The film ‘Dead Man Walking’ was filmed at this prison, but the true violence living behind these walls is far scarier than the fiction it famously housed – so much so that guests are required to go through high-level security checks before their round of golf.

Nullarbor Links, Nullabor Plains – Australia

Nullarbor Links in Nullarbor Plains Australia boasts the world’s longest Golf Course stretching to a massive 850 miles with one hole in each participating town or roadhouse along the Eyre Highway. The word ‘Nullarbor’ originates from Latin meaning ‘no trees’ but there isn’t really much else here either – apart from the huge golf course that is. This impressive course was initially created to give Austrailian truckers something to do on the remote, long stretch of road as they passed by.

The Amazon Golf Course

Like the thought of playing a round of golf in the middle of the beautiful Amazon rainforest? The Amazon Golf Course located in Iquitos, Peru offers a whole new golfing experience. Not only will you be sharing the course with piranhas, caiman and snakes, but it is also standard procedure that each player is handed a machete on arrival, along with their clubs. This is definitely one for the thrill-seeking golfers out there!

Don Mueang – Bangkok

If you’re looking for adventure, then Don Muang Golf Course should be at the top of your golf bucket list. It’s owned by the Royal Thai Air Force and is positioned directly in between Don Mueang Airport’s two parallel and busy runways. The greens and fairways themselves aren’t particularly fancy; however, you can’t quite beat the location for bringing something unique to the table. What cooler interruption to your game is there than watching a Boeing 747 take off or land?

The Lost City Golf Course – South Africa

The Lost City Golf Course located in South Africa just beyond the Palace at the Lost City resort looks like something out of a film. The Lost City itself is inspired by the old African myth of a lost kingdom, and the entire setting of the palace and all of its surroundings replicates that through its exquisite architecture and impressive features. The Lost City Golf Course includes various different themes throughout from desert, to mountain and parkland. Be sure to be careful when you reach the 13th hole though – known for being unlucky for more than one reason, it is home to a group of terrifying Nile crocodiles!

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Golf Safari SA boasts beautiful safari golf breaks based in South Africa Pearl Valley, Pinnacle Point and Kruger Park Lodge. With stunning surroundings and plenty of wildlife to accompany you, their unique destinations are simply breathtaking, with each one offering something a little different, but each being equally as special.

This week’s blog is a guide to some of the fantastic deals that we have at Golf Escapes at the moment, whether you are looking for a short weekend away or a longer golf holiday, we have something for everyone this winter.

 

Precise Resort El Rompido is a stunning hotel which boasts a brilliant location situated on a 36-hole golf complex and featuring stunning views of the Piedras River Marshes. The El Rompido courses are considered to be two of the best courses in southern Spain and it isn’t hard to see why. El Rompido South boasts two distinctive sets of nine holes which are beautifully contrasting to provide golfers of all abilities, a varied and exciting round of golf. The course boasts stunning, sweeping views, many different hazards and some very memorable holes to combine to make an unforgettable round of golf. The second course, El Rompido North opened in 2006 and is the perfect companion to the South course with a round which is set on a more elevated landscape to enable golfers to enjoy the breath-taking scenery from perfect points throughout the round. Both of these courses are difficult, exciting and offer guests within the hotel, the perfect chance to enjoy some of Spain’s best golf.

The great thing about this hotel is that due to its fantastic location, not only do you have easy access to both El Rompido courses, but you can also enjoy some of the “real” Spain with the Paraje Natural Park just next door and the centre of El Rompido just a five-minute drive away. Besides playing golf and exploring the local area, you can utilise the hotel’s leisure facilities which include a mini-club, music shows and entertainment as well as sporting activities including tennis and football. Of course, there is also an outdoor swimming pool and extensive spa facilities! Within the hotel, you can find a range of accommodation from comfortable double rooms to lavish apartments which are ideal for those travelling with family or in a group. There are also the suites which you can upgrade to if you choose to. Within all of the rooms, you can find all of the facilities and amenities that you could possibly need to fully enjoy your golf break including a spacious balcony or terrace, air conditioning, a TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. With extensive leisure facilities, beautifully decorated accommodation and many different dining options, it is no surprise that this is a Golf Escapes favourite! At the moment, you can enjoy some fantastic group offers if you are looking to travel early 2019 and also, some excellent unlimited golf packages so that you can truly enjoy the two El Rompido courses ‘til your heart is content.

 

Next, we recommend the Sheraton Hacienda Del Alamo Golf and Spa Resort which is a new, luxurious golf resort nestled between Murcia and Cartagena. The hotel boasts extensive facilities for guests to enjoy including a tranquil spa area and a large outdoor swimming pool. There is also a range of outdoor activities available like football, tennis, cycling and hiking. Of course, the main attraction of this hotel is the brilliant Hacienda del Alamo golf course which only opened in 2016. The course is a pristine golfing oasis and is surrounded by beautiful, natural landscape but do not be fooled by its beauty as this course can prove to be a stern challenge to even the most discerning golfer. The course stretches over 7,400 yards and boasts original and unique holes to combine to make one of the longest courses in Spain which winds through almond and olive groves before concluding at the exciting 18th hole.

The Sheraton Hacienda Del Alamo Golf boasts an excellent golf course, great leisure facilities but also, 155 stylish bedrooms as well as 100 apartments which are all fully-equipped with all of the modern facilities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard. When you are dining within the hotel, you will not be disappointed as you can find brilliant Mediterranean food, international favourites and light lunches and dinners at the eateries within the resort. Alternatively, you can take a trip to the nearby towns to enjoy the variety of restaurants and bars that you can find there. With brilliant prices on all of our rates for 2019, don’t delay and book this fantastic hotel today.

 

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Dolce Campo Real Golf Resort and Spa which is a stunning five-star hotel set within the Portuguese countryside and is surrounded by beautiful vineyards and villages. The resort features both indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as extensive spa facilities. With a great package staying within this lovely hotel, you get to play rounds on Campo Real, Bom Sucesso and Royal Obidos, all of which are fantastic golf courses offering golfers exciting and challenging rounds of golf. Campo Real is a real challenge with tight driving holes, undulating fairways and small greens and boasts stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and rolling hills. Bom Sucesso is a championship golf course which is always in impeccable condition with spectacular views over the sea and the Obidos lagoon as well as well-designed greens and strategically positioned bunkers to pose a stern test of golf. Lastly, Royal Obidos which is difficult right from the first hole which is a difficult, right-handed dogleg leading into a very special combination of testing holes which overlook the lagoon. With three fantastic golf courses, what more could you possibly want from your next golf break?

Not only is there plenty of brilliant golf available, but the hotel’s accommodation is lovely and well-appointed, there are some beautiful Portuguese towns nearby ready to be explored and the dining options are excellent. For your next brilliant golf escape look no further than the Dolce Campo Real Golf Resort, especially as the prices for 2019 are looking fantastic.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you have a very merry Christmas! Don’t forget t’is the season of great deals and book your next golf escape today.

 

This week’s blog is a guide to some of our long-haul specials. With Christmas just around the corner and a long winter stretched out in front of us, it is about time to consider where your next golf escape will be and what you are looking for…

First up we have the fantastic Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa which is a brilliant five-star resort situated in the heart of Abu Dhabi and surrounded by a 27-hole championship golf course. The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is a world class golf course which boasts fantastic service and 27 championship holes. The course hosts the largest sporting event in the UEA’s capital which is the PGA European Tour Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and is an increasingly popular course which is unsurprising considering its beautiful setting. With rolling terrain, ornamental palm trees and seven saltwater lakes, it is no surprise that we would highly recommend a round of golf here.

Not only does the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort boast the Abu Dhabi Golf Club but whilst you are staying here, you have easy access to the fantastic Saadiyat Beach Golf Club as well. Besides the great golfing options, within close proximity of the hotel, you can enjoy attractions like the Corniche and Yas Island. Within the hotel, there are 172 open-plan, spacious guest bedrooms which all boast their own private balconies from which you can enjoy stunning views of the hotel’s surrounding. The rooms are all fitted with the amenities and facilities that you could possibly need including a flat-screen TV, a Nespresso coffee maker and complimentary toiletries.

There are five different restaurants situated within the resort from buffet restaurants to fine dining as well as extensive leisure facilities including two outdoor swimming pools and a private beach area as well as the Heavenly Spa. If you are looking for a luxurious and relaxing golf escape, look no further than the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort.

 

Next up we have the fantastic Constance Belle Mare Plage which is an elegant resort situated on over a mile of white, sandy private beachfront with an offshore coral reef on the East Coast of Mauritius. You will never be short of somewhere brilliant to eat and drink as the resort boasts seven different restaurants which boast a variety of international a la carte and themed buffet restaurants which all either face the ocean, the impressive golf course or the pool area. Along with the private beachfront, you can relax around one of the four swimming pools or within the onsite spa where you can find a variety of different health and beauty treatments available for a small extra fee.

Within the hotel, all of the guestrooms are air-conditioned and feature a separate living area, a satellite TV as well as the other facilities and amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard. Of course, if you were to choose this fantastic resort for your next golf break, the most important thing for you would be the golf courses and you wouldn’t be disappointed. The Legend Golf Course is a world class golf course and was designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Alliss. The course boasts 18 brilliant championship holes and is situated in the centre of a tropical forest, each of the holes has definitive characteristics and its design makes full use of these wonderful surroundings. You can also enjoy a few rounds on The Links Golf Course which is the second course within the Constance resort and was also designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Alliss. This is another stunning course situated in beautiful, natural surroundings and even boasts unique volcanic rock formations dotted around the course. With luxurious facilities, a stunning beach and two brilliant golf courses, where could be better for your next golf escape than the Constance Belle Mare Plage?

Last, but certainly not least, is the Westin Punta Cana Resort and Club situated within the Dominican Republic. The resort is situated just a few steps away from the pristine sands of Punta Cana and boasts stunning gardens, an array of leisure activities and wonderful restaurants for you to enjoy throughout your stay here.

The leisure activities and facilities include a swimming pool, a gym, tennis courts and a large spa area where you can enjoy relaxation therapy after a round on one of the oceanfront courses. La Cana Golf Club is a fabulous 27-hole championship course which has often been described as being one of the best courses in the Caribbean and it isn’t hard to say why. The course is split into three unique 9’s but the best part of the course is the stunning ocean-side 14 holes which boast stunning views whilst you take on this challenging course. Alternatively, you can enjoy a round on Corales Golf Course which is an exclusive 18-hole course situated along natural cliffs, bays and coves. With two wonderful golf courses in the area, a variety of leisure activities and beautiful guestrooms, this is another Golf Escapes favourite for your next golf holiday…

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that when you are thinking about taking a golf break, you check out one of these fantastic resorts and their impressive golf courses.

This week’s blog is a guide to some of our brilliant South African escapes. These trips will offer you the trip of a lifetime where you will get to enjoy the culture, cuisine and golf that this wonderful country has to offer you.

Fancourt Hotel is a truly charming five-star hotel nestled between mountains and forests at the heart of the Garden Route. All of the rooms within the hotel boast elegant furnishings and private balconies from which you can see stunning views of the Outeniqua Mountains. Of course, they are all fitted with the amenities and facilities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including toiletries, a minibar and a satellite TV. It is no surprise that Fancourt is considered to be South Africa’s premier leisure resort due to the three excellent golf courses situated onsite which were all carefully designed by Gary Player: Links, Montagu and Outeniqua.

The hotel offers a range of dining options from casual through to classic and all of the food is made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. There is also a bar which boasts delicious regional wines as well as a spacious garden terrace on which to enjoy these wines. Besides the three fantastic Gary Player designed golf courses situated onsite of this luxurious hotel, there is also a spa, a fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool. With wonderful facilities, a stunning location and outstanding golf, it is no surprise that we highly recommend this resort for your next golf escape to South Africa.

Next up we have the five-star Fairmont Zimbali Resort which is situated within the exclusive and tranquil Zimbali Coastal Resort eco-estate. The hotel boasts 154 rooms and suites which are all fitted with contemporary amenities including Wi-Fi and a TV as well as complimentary Le Labo products and dressing gowns within the spacious ensuite bathrooms. Within the resort, you can find a luxurious spa, three outdoor swimming pools and eight different restaurants and bars which are all open to guests to enjoy. You can enjoy casual poolside dining at Ayoba, Indian Fusion cuisine from OSA and international dishes at the Coral Tree Restaurant. Not only does the resort have so much to offer its guests, but its location means that you can explore Durban and Umhlanga as well as Ballito which is just five minutes’ drive from the resort.

This hotel offers a luxurious and relaxing stay for all guests as well as the opportunity to enjoy some fantastic golf. Most of our packages to Fairmont Zimbali include brilliant courses like Durban Country Club, Zimbali Coastal Resort and Mount Edgecombe Golf Estate. For your next golf break to South Africa, look no further than this stunning resort.

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Rovos Rail. The Rovos Rail can be considered as more than a holiday as it is truly a once in a lifetime experience. The Rovos Rail was first established in 1989 and since then it has earned an international reputation for its world-class travel experiences with brilliant service, delicious cuisine and some of South Africa’s finest wines. You can choose from journeys that last from 48 hours to 15 days and whilst you are aboard the train, you wind through South African countryside soaking up the best culture, golf and safari experiences that this beautiful country has to offer you. The trains are beautifully decorated, and you can enjoy being fully all-inclusive which includes champagne! There are a variety of different trips to choose from, but the golf safari is perfect for those looking to sample some of the country’s finest golf and non-golfers are equally well catered for with exciting excursions and safaris.

The Rovos Rail Golf Safari lasts for nine days and is perfect for even the most discerning golfers, but it also offers brilliant excursions for those who aren’t going to play golf at all. The train departs from Pretoria and journeys north towards Sun City before turning eastwards to KwaZulu Natal and the Drakensberg escarpment. You will then find yourself travelling towards the Indian Ocean coast near Durban before heading north and running up the Indian Ocean coast into Swaziland. The final visit for the train is to the magnificent Kruger National Park. This is a fantastic experience and for anyone looking for a once in a lifetime experience, look no further than choosing a journey aboard the fantastic Rovos Rail…

 

This week’s blog is a guide to the brilliant all-inclusive resorts on offer at Golf Escapes that are situated in the brilliant area of Belek, Turkey. 2018 is nearing its end and it is time to start thinking about the next time you are going to get to play some brilliant golf in the warm – why not put some dates in the diary soon and book one of these fantastic resorts?

The Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort and Spa is a fantastic, luxurious five-star hotel which borders the 5th fairway of the Cornelia Faldo golf course. The hotel boasts eight swimming pools which wind their way down to the sea, passing a variety of lovely bars and restaurants as well as an amphitheatre. Not only does the hotel offer extensive pool facilities, a waterpark and a private beach with a beach club but there is also a fantastic spa where you can enjoy a range of health and beauty treatments or relax within the facilities.

Arguably, the best thing about staying at the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort and Spa is the fact that you can enjoy discounted green fees and a free shuttle service to the brilliant Faldo course which is just two minutes away. Another great thing about staying at this resort is that you are spoiled for choice in terms of food and drink as during the winter, there are four a la carte restaurants and this increases to eight during the summer season. Similarly, there are eight hotel bars open during the winter and ten in the summer – with at least one being open 24 hours regardless of the season! With so much to do within the hotel, a fantastic beach club and a superb golf course onsite – what more could you be searching for your next golf escape to Turkey?

The five-star Gloria Serenity Resort is, without a doubt, one of the finest golf hotels in Belek. This fantastic hotel opened in 2007 and has since gained a brilliant reputation for superb golf, superb facilities and superb food and drink. The hotel boasts a private Mediterranean beach as well as a Serenity Spa where you can enjoy a vast range of luxury treatments as well as a sauna and steam room. Each of the luxurious guestrooms boasts private balconies from which you can enjoy views of the gardens or the sea and if you want to upgrade to a superior room, you can enjoy having a private hot tub.

There are 10 brilliant golf courses within a short drive of the hotel but the two Gloria courses – the New and the Old are spectacular and will provide guests of all handicaps with an excellent round of golf. Of course, staying in an all-inclusive hotel means that food and drink are very important, and you won’t be disappointed at the Gloria Serenity. The resort boasts six different restaurants which serve a variety of different cuisines from American to Italian to Asian. You can also find 10 different bars in which to enjoy a few beverages including healthy smoothies, vintage wines and a full list of spirits. This is a brilliant hotel and it is no wonder that it made our list of top resorts for your next all-inclusive golf break.

Sueno Hotels Deluxe Belek only opened in the spring of 2015 and is located on the beachfront in Belek. This fantastic five-star, all-inclusive resort is regarded as being one of the most luxurious hotels in Belek and it isn’t hard to see why. The hotel is just moments from the beach and situated behind the Sueno driving range, so you need only walk for a few minutes to reach both Sueno golf courses. Besides enjoying some of the fantastic golf courses in the region, you can relax in the modern-oriental designed spa and wellness centre, enjoy the private beach area or take part in the many activities that go on throughout the resort during both the day and night.

All of the guestrooms within the hotel boasts all of the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including air-conditioning, a fully-stocked minibar and a balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy beautiful views of the resort, the sea or the golf course. For meals, there are the fantastic Turkish and internationally themed a la carte restaurants as well as a brilliant buffet restaurant and a variety of different bars situated throughout the resort. The Sueno Hotels Deluxe Belek boasts everything that you could possibly need for your next brilliant golf break so look no further than this resort for your next golf holiday.

Titanic Deluxe Golf Belek is a fantastic all-inclusive five-star hotel also situated in the region of Belek. The hotel only opened for guests in 2013 and is one of Belek’s biggest hotels with 600 rooms, nine swimming pools, two indoor pools and an aqua park with water slides as well as a full-service spa and fitness centre. You can also catch a boat along the Besgoz River to the hotel’s own secluded beach if the nine outdoor swimming pools aren’t enough for you!

Each of the guestrooms is decorated with a modern and contemporary theme and fitted with all of the facilities and amenities that you could possibly want or need including a LED TV, central air conditioning, a minibar and a balcony with beautiful garden views. For food and drink, you can enjoy a range of dishes within the hotel’s buffet restaurant as well as four different a la carte restaurants which serve Turkish, Italian and seafood specialities. There are also several different bars located within the resort for you to enjoy. With extensive leisure facilities, the brilliant Titanic Golf Club and a great atmosphere, this is a superb option for your next all-inclusive golf holiday to Belek.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that one of these superb five-star, all-inclusive resorts will have caught your eye for your next golf escape…

This week’s blog is a guide to some of the special properties situated in the stunning Canary Islands. If you are looking for some winter sun, beautiful golf and beautiful beaches then look no further than a golf break to the Canary Islands to either finish off 2018 perfectly or get yourself off to a good golfing start by booking for the first few months of 2019.

The five-star Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife is a luxurious hotel which boasts a stunning beachfront location set within a tranquil area of Costa Adeje. The resort boasts everything that you could possibly want or need in order to have a brilliant golf escape including three swimming pools, a freshwater lagoon and the beach as well as two very special golf courses – Abama and Golf Costa Adeje.

All of the guestrooms within the hotel is beautifully decorated and fitted with all of the amenities and facilities that you need including air-conditioning, a luxurious private bathroom, bathrobes and slippers as well as a flat-screen TV, a minibar, a safe and complimentary Wi-Fi. You also have access to your own private terrace on which you can soak up the sun which is present for most months of the year in Tenerife!

There are some brilliant dining options within the resort including Montauk which is a special meat restaurant and there is also Aliole which boasts the best Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine created using locally sourced ingredients. After your meal, enjoy a few drinks at one of the bars within the resort like the rooftop sky lounge or the sports bar.

With a stunning location, truly fantastic golf within the local area and great facilities including extensive spa facilities for those less into golfing, look no further than the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife for your next golf break to Tenerife.

Hotel Jardin Tropical is another of our top suggestions for your next golf break to the Canary Islands and it isn’t hard to see why. This four-star deluxe hotel offers guests beautiful scenery, culture and extensive leisure facilities to enjoy during a stay here.

The hotel is situated on the edge of both Playa De Las Americas and Costa Adeje so you are just minutes away from the stunning beach of Playa del Bobo as well as being just 20 minutes’ drive from Abama and under 10 from Golf Las Americas. Besides from the fantastic golf in the local area, guests can enjoy water sports at the beach, whale and dolphin watching trips as well as leisure facilities including a gym, sauna, Turkish bath and a range of health and beauty treatments available.

The hotel boasts a brilliant location and there is an abundance of great bars and restaurants at your fingertips during your stay here but if you choose to dine within the hotel, you won’t be disappointed either. There are three different restaurants and all of them serve authentic and delicious dishes including the Las Rocas restaurant which serves delightful seafood and the Las Mimosas restaurant where you can find a buffet of authentic, Mediterranean dishes. With unbeatable golf courses within the local area, stunning beaches, towns filled with culture, bars and restaurants as well as beautifully appointed guest rooms, make sure to consider Hotel Jardin Tropical for your next golf break to Tenerife and you won’t be disappointed.

Last, but certainly not least, is the five-star resort Ritz-Carlton, Abama where you can enjoy a peaceful and unforgettable stay in this brilliant resort situated just outside of the more commercialized areas of the island of Tenerife. The best thing about this resort is that you can enjoy the best of both worlds with a tranquil and peaceful location yet still near enough to the hustle and bustle that you can explore the island with ease from the resort. Like the other hotels mentioned, the Ritz-Carlton, Abama is no different with easy access to the brilliant courses that Tenerife has to offer including Abama and Golf Costa Adeje which are within 15 minutes’ drive of the resort.

Besides from golf, you can explore the local towns and villages and what they have to offer or, you can stay within the resort and relax around one of the swimming pools and make the most out of the resort’s facilities. Besides swimming pools, you can play tennis, or relax within the hotel’s spa where you can find everything that you need to reach ultimate relaxation and more.

Within the resort, you are spoilt for choice with dining options as there are 10 restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a bite to eat including the hotel’s Michelin star restaurants – M.B and Kabuki. Whether you prefer steak, Japanese cuisine or Mediterranean dishes, you will not be disappointed here and everyone is catered for beautifully.

It is no surprise that the Ritz-Carlton, Abama is one of our top recommendations for your next golf holiday to the Canary Islands with superb golf, superb leisure facilities and a superb location.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that one of these hotels will have caught your eye for your next golf escape to the Canary Islands where the weather is a lot warmer and sunnier than it is in the UK…

This week’s blog is a guide to some of the great resorts that we have available to you that have excellent golf courses onsite. These resorts are perfect for those of you that don’t want to leave the hotel to play golf. If you are looking for excellent resorts with excellent golf courses and excellent leisure facilities, then look no further than one of these properties for your next golf break.

 

Sueno Hotels Golf Belek is situated in Turkey just a few minutes’ walk from the beach (or a golf buggy shuttle!) and within close distance of Antalya airport. This is undoubtedly a first-class golfing property that boasts everything that you could possibly need or want in order to have the perfect golf holiday including superior rooms, a brilliant beach club during the summer months with a pier jutting into the ocean and hammocks to relax in as well as a great spa and outdoor pool area. During the day, you can enjoy a round on either the Dunes or Pines golf course, both of which are just a few minutes’ walk from the reception of the hotel and both will give you a fantastic and challenging round of golf. After your round, enjoy a drink in the Birdie Bar whilst overlooking the stunning course which boasts platforms on the lake in front of the lake and of course, is free of charge to those staying within the resort on the all-inclusive package! This a special and relaxing golf hotel with a great spa, great beach club and great 18-hole golf courses onsite. It is no surprise that we recommend this hotel for your next golf escape…

Next up, we have the Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort which boasts a stunning location situated beside one of the most breathtaking beaches in Europe. The hotel boasts beautifully appointed rooms which boast stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and the 18-hole championship golf course. The West Cliffs Golf Links is the perfect blend between links and parkland holes which has caused it to be ranked 13th in continental Europe and 80th in the world by Golf World Magazine. Not only does the resort boast a brilliant golf course but also a range of brilliant leisure facilities including the Kalyan Spa which boasts Turkish baths, a hot tub and an indoor and an outdoor pool as well as a health club with a well-equipped gym. There are two restaurants and a bar within the hotel. The restaurants serve a delicious buffet and a la carte dishes and boast ocean and pool views. If you would like to eat outside of the hotel, the hotel is located midway between Peniche and Obidos and both are around a 15-minute drive from the resort and both boast a fantastic array of restaurants and bars. The Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort is the perfect destination for your next golf break with a fantastic golf course onsite.

The five-star modern Hotel Camiral is situated on the 36-hole PGA Catalunya complex which is a first-class golf resort situated in the beautiful Costa Brava. The hotel has been newly refurbished in a contemporary design and is decorated with warm and welcoming colours. Each of the 145 guestrooms is spacious and comfortable and equipped with all of the facilities and amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including air conditioning, a minibar and an elegant, modern bathroom. Besides enjoying a round of golf or two on the truly brilliant PGA Catalunya golf courses, you can relax in the hotel’s spa which includes a sauna, a hot tub and a Hamman as well as a range of health and beauty treatments available.

Nearby to the hotel, you can visit the towns of Caldes de Malavella and Girona which are five- and 15-minutes’ drive respectively. These towns boast an abundance of bars and restaurants that you can enjoy which is great for when you want to explore the local area and enjoy a bite to eat at the same time. Of course, if you choose to remain within the hotel for food you won’t be disappointed as the airy restaurant within the hotel boasts a piano bar and a pub as well as delicious a la carte dishes. With an abundance of facilities, a beautiful location and some of the world’s best golf – look no further than Hotel Camiral for your next golf break.

Last, but certainly not least, is Bom Sucesso Resort which sits on the banks of the Obidos Lagoon, just 15 minutes’ drive from the medieval town of Obidos and boasts uniquely designed apartments as well as the brilliant Bom Sucesso golf course. All of the apartments and villas are beautifully appointed and located conveniently close to the clubhouse. They also all have a private furnished patio that leads into the garden as well as well-equipped kitchens and lounges. Whilst you can cook within the apartments and villas, you can either venture into Obidos and find an array of restaurants and bars there or eat within the resort at the restaurants and bars situated on the resort. During the summer months, you can enjoy the shuttle which transports guests to the beach and the town. The Bom Sucesso Resort is the perfect destination for your next golf escape where you can enjoy the great Bom Sucesso course as well as both Campo Real and Royal Obidos which are in the local area.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that one of these resorts will have caught your eye for your next golf holiday.

 

 

This week’s blog is on booking your next golf break with a budget. If you are looking for brilliant golf and luxurious accommodation but for a lesser price then look no further than our suggestions within this piece…

Hotel Bonalba is a great four-star hotel situated in the heart of the Bonalba Championship golf course just over 100 metres from the clubhouse. The hotel is situated within one of the most exclusive and luxurious residential areas of the Costa Blanca and is surrounded by the golf course with a backdrop of the mountains.

Besides playing golf on the fantastic Bonalba Championship course, you can spend time relaxing in the world-class spa, scuba diving in the sea nearby as well as sailing. The Bonalba course opened for play in 1995 and has since then, become a firm favourite of golfers visiting the region of Alicante. The course boasts a great parkland design with wide, rolling fairways which boast stunning ocean and mountain views but don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the openness of this course as there are many strategically placed bunkers which can damage your scorecard substantially! There are also vast lakes for you to contend with from various tee shots and approach shots which come into play on seven of the holes along the course. With the Bonalba course on-site as well as a few other great courses in the area, Hotel Bonalba is a great destination for your next golf break and not just for the golf!

The hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from central Alicante and its port which means that you can drive into Alicante (or get a taxi) for little bother and enjoy some of the great bars, restaurants and nightlife that the bustling city has to offer. Alternatively, if you choose to remain within the hotel for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you won’t be disappointed as there is a large buffet restaurant and in the summer months. There are also shows in the evenings for three nights a week as well as barbecue dinners and late-night swimming in the pool.

With spacious guestrooms boasting all of the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard, beautiful and peaceful surroundings as well as the bustling city just 10 minutes’ drive away look no further than Hotel Bonalba for your next golf escape for that bit less…

Boasting a brilliant coastal location close to many of the region’s best golf courses is Melia Atlantico in Isla Canela. Just on the doorstep of this four-star hotel sits the stunning, white sandy beach as well as a commercial centre where you can find an array of shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy during your stay here and if you take a quick stroll into Punta del Moral, you can find even more restaurants. However, if you decide to remain within the hotel for food for a few meals or take advantage of the all-inclusive option, you can enjoy a large buffet restaurant which serves a wide selection of both Mediterranean and international cuisine as well as a weekly themed buffet.

During the day, play rounds of golf at Isla Canela and the other great courses like Costa Esuri in the region or relax on the beach or by the hotel’s outdoor pool. For those who aren’t as interested in golf, there is a wide range of leisure facilities on offer including tennis, paddle tennis, water aerobics and a wellness centre fully-fitted with a sauna and a fitness centre.

The rooms are all luxuriously decorated and most of them boast private balconies from which you can enjoy the hotel’s beautiful coastal setting. The rooms are also all equipped with the facilities and amenities that you need to enjoy your stay including complimentary Wi-Fi access, a minibar, a safe, air-conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Whether you opt for all-inclusive of half board, this hotel is fantastic value for money with everything that you could ever need to have a brilliant golf escape.

Last, but certainly not least, we recommend the Isla Canela Golf Apartments for your next golf break on a budget. The apartments are situated between the Isla Canela golf course and the beach and are all two-bedrooms which make them perfect for groups looking for a quiet Spanish break with some brilliant golf courses in the local area.

All of the apartments boast a spacious living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, air-conditioning and a sun terrace. When you are staying within the apartments, you have use of the outdoor swimming pool, the communal gardens and the tennis courts and you can utilise the cycling path that runs from the apartments down to the beach and the resort town of Ayamonte which is nearby. The apartments boast a fantastic location within close distance to some of the best courses around including Castro Marim, Quinta da Ria courses and Monte Rei which are all within a 30-minute drive from the apartments. For a great self-catering option look no further than the Isla Canela Golf Apartments for your next golf holiday to Costa de la Luz.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you will remember these brilliant options when you are looking to book your next golf escape that won’t break the bank…

 

This week’s blog is a guide to some of our resorts that boast a prime location just a stone’s throw from a stunning beach that you can relax on and soak up the sun. There is nothing nicer than enjoy a stroll along the beach and a few drinks at a beach bar in the late afternoon sun and these resorts give you the opportunity to enjoy that luxury as well as great golf…

The four-star suite accommodation retreat of Praia Verde Boutique Hotel is set within a lush green pine forest just five minutes’ drive from the centre of Monte Gordo and only 900 yards from the beautiful Praia Verde Beach. Not only is the location of the hotel stunning, but there are 40 spacious guest suites within the hotel which are all beautifully decorated in earthy tones and all boast the amenities and facilities that you would expect from a hotel of a hotel of this rating including Wi-Fi, a private balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy the views, a separate lounge and kitchenette area. Although the suites are equipped for self-catering, you can venture into Monte Gordo where you will find a variety of great restaurants and bars and if you so choose, you can stay within the hotel as their restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean-style food.

During the days, spend your time exploring nearby coves or relaxing on the beach or around the outdoor pool. You can also take a boat trip on the Guadiana River and of course, enjoy the brilliant golf at Quinta do Vale. Quinta do Vale is a course that only opened in 2008 but has already gained an excellent reputation for its open layout with wide fairways and plenty of doglegs. The course also boasts a very luxurious clubhouse which is the perfect place to end a round of golf here with a few drinks and a bite to eat. If you are looking for a hotel which allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of big towns and cities and just enjoy a beautiful beach, beautiful countryside and beautiful golf then look no further than the Praia Verde Boutique Hotel for your next golf escape…

Thanos Hotel Almyra is a brilliant five-star hotel which is the perfect place to base your next golf break to Cyprus for many reasons. Firstly, this beautiful property boasts a great location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with a lovely beach and coves just 10 minutes away. This is another hotel which is perfect for you if you are looking to enjoy both towns as well as the tranquillity of a quiet resort as you can find great nightlife in Paphos as well as a range of good bars and restaurants but within the hotel, you feel as though you are much further than just a short walk away from the action.

There are several local golf courses that we recommend you take advantage of if you choose Thanos Hotel Almyra for your next golf break including Aphrodite Hills – PGA National Cyprus, Elea Golf Club, Minthis Golf Club and Secret Valley Golf Club. These are all excellent and varied courses sure to test golfers of all abilities. Besides golf, you can relax on the beach, relax around one of the four freshwater pools, workout in the gym or enjoy a massage within the spa. There are just under 200 guestrooms within the hotel and they are all beautifully decorated with contemporary furnishings and all boast either garden or sea views from which you can admire from the balconies and terraces.

With an excellent half-board option, a stunning location just a short walk into a bustling town where you can find everything from a relaxing bar to a club as well as several local golf courses in the area, it is no surprise that we recommend Thanos Hotel Almyra for your next golf holiday to Cyprus.

The Tivoli Carvoeiro is situated in a breathtaking position above a clifftop overlooking a stunning beach which is nestled in the bay below. This is a stunning five-star hotel which is the perfect destination for your next golf break as you can enjoy a stunning beach, the captivating town of Carvoeiro and some of the most prestigious golf courses in the Algarve.

There are 246 guest rooms within the hotel and they are all elegantly furnished and boast all of the amenities that you could want or need from a hotel including air-conditioning, a satellite TV, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. Of course, whilst you are here you won’t spend much time in your room as there are so many leisure activities and relaxing spots to enjoy around the hotel. You can relax around the outdoor swimming pool, workout in the fitness centre or play a game of tennis.

The main highlight of the Tivoli Carvoeiro is the brilliant local golf that you will get the opportunity to enjoy. You can find excellent courses like Alamos, Morgado and Salgados all situated within a short distance of the hotel. With excellent leisure facilities, a charming town within a short drive of the hotel where you can find an abundance of bars and restaurants as well as fantastic golf – what more could you want for your next golf escape to the Algarve?

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blogs and that one of these excellent properties will have caught your eye and that you will be planning your next golf break very very soon…

This week’s blog is a guide to some of the best adult properties that we have at Golf Escapes. Whether you are looking for a quiet golfing getaway with a partner or with a group of friends, these hotels offer everything that you could need or want in order to have a relaxing and enjoyable golf trip.

 

First up we have the five-star Iberostar Sabila which is situated on Fanabe Beach on Tenerife’s Costa Adeje. Within the hotel’s grounds, there are large gardens, an infinity pool, a chill-out area and you are situated just a short walk from the beautiful beach. Besides relaxing around the hotel, you can work out in the gym or visit the Spa Sensations which boasts a spa circuit and a range of different health and beauty treatments which is perfect for those who may not be playing as much golf.

For those who do enjoy a great round of golf, a holiday here will not disappoint you as you have easy access to some of the best courses in the region including Amarilla Golf, Golf Costa Adeje, Golf del Sur and Golf Las Americas. All of these courses are fantastic and access to these courses is one of the reasons that this hotel is so highly recommended by us. For food and drink, the hotel’s main restaurant serves delicious international cuisine and from Wednesday through to Sunday every week, there is a Gourmet Market where you can find seven different styles of cuisine as well as live music. With luxurious accommodation which includes all of the amenities and facilities that you may need as well as delicious food, activities within the hotel and brilliant golf courses nearby, there is no surprise that we recommend Iberostar Sabila for your next golf escape.

 

The five-star Thanos Hotel Annabelle is situated just eight minutes’ walk from the beach and overlooks the Port of Paphos. This luxurious resort boasts tropical landscaped gardens, a large swimming pool with swim-in caves as well as beautifully-appointed rooms and a brilliant location. The best thing about this hotel is that you can enjoy the best of both worlds; you are nearby to the vibrant and bustling resort of Paphos where you can find nightlife and great bars and restaurants, but you are also situated far enough from the town that you can enjoy peace and quiet and the beautiful scenery.

It is no surprise that the Thanos Hotel Annabelle is popular with golfers as the resort is so close to the four excellent golf courses which are situated within Paphos: Aphrodite Hills – PGA National Cyprus, Minthis Golf Club, Secret Valley and Elea Golf Club are all within 20 minutes’ drive of the hotel. Besides golfing, relaxing within the hotel and exploring Paphos, you can work out in the hotel’s gym or play squash or tennis. The hotel boasts 218 spacious guest rooms which all boast marble bathrooms, superb views from the balconies and all of the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and a satellite TV. With everything that you could need for the perfect golf break to Paphos, look no further than the Thanos Hotel Annabelle.

 

Situated in Marrakech is the adults-only, five-star Be Live Collection Marrakech. The hotel is a brilliant all-inclusive resort which boasts a great position within close proximity of some of the great courses situated in Marrakech including The Montgomerie Marrakech, Royal Palm Golf and Country Club and Tony Jacklin Signature Course and it is also just four miles from the centre of the city where you can enjoy city tours or explore independently.

This is a new hotel and offers two outdoor swimming pools, one pool which has poolside activities and music and the other which boasts a swim-up bar and chill-out areas. Besides from playing golf, exploring Marrakech and relaxing around the pool, you can also enjoy the hotel’s extensive spa facilities.

 

There are three restaurants within the hotel, a traditional Moroccan a la carte restaurant which you have a complimentary meal at once during your stay, the buffet restaurant where you can find a variety of different dishes every night and the pool bar which serves light snacks and lunch food which you can enjoy out on the terrace by the main pool. If you are looking for a relaxing golf break where you can find exciting golf courses and wonderful culture within the city, then look no further than the brilliant Be Live Collection Marrakech for your next golf holiday.

 

Last, but certainly but not least is the Precise Resort El Rompido which is a fantastic five-star hotel located on-site to the two brilliant golf courses at El Rompido Golf Club. Not only does this hotel offer a prime golfing location but it is just a few minutes’ drive from the fishing town of El Rompido where you can find a few good bars and restaurants as well as beautiful scenery.

The hotel offers a range of different accommodation from double rooms to lavish apartments and suites so there is something to suit everyone and every type of golf escape! For food, the hotel features a great buffet breakfast and there are a lounge bar and restaurant where you can enjoy fresh, local dishes for lunch and dinner. Whilst you are not out enjoying a round of golf on one of the brilliant courses, you can relax within Rompido’s spa where there are an indoor swimming pool, Turkish baths and a sauna as well as a range of different health and beauty treatments available. Just an hour’s drive from both Faro and Seville Airports, with two spectacular courses on-site and brilliant facilities, look no further than Precise Resort El Rompido for your next golf break to Spain.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blogs and that one of these resorts has piqued your interest and inspired your next golf escape…