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5 best destinations with short airport transfers…

When choosing your next golf break one of the things which may be a concern is how long you will have to spend travelling in order to get to your final destination – your hotel. This is the case especially when you are only going on a short golf break and want to enjoy every moment either on the fairways, at the bars or lounging by the pool or on the beach! This is your guide to some of the best hotels which have short airport transfers so that you can enjoy every second of your next golfing holiday abroad.


First up is Hotel Elba Sara which is a great four-star resort just 10-15 minutes’ drive from Fuerteventura airport and in an ideal location for golf and other activities. Not only is the hotel close to the airport but two fantastic courses, Fuerteventura Golf and Salinas Golf are just a five minutes’ drive away too which means that a round of golf can always be on the agenda. Next door to the resort is the Atlantico centre where you can find a wide variety of bars, restaurants and shops to enjoy or there are different options for food including the poolside grill bar, the hotel’s buffet restaurant and the grill bar at the beach to enjoy. Most of the rooms have beautiful views of the Caleta de Fuste beach which is just a couple of minutes’ walk away from the entrance of the hotel and is perfect for a post-round relax before enjoying a few drinks at the bar. With tennis courts, ping-pong tables, a wonderful spa area and modern, spacious rooms each fitted with their own private balcony this makes this resort a perfect location for your next golf break.


Next up on the list is Hotel Alicante Golf which is just a 20-minutes’ drive from Alicante airport and is set in stunning gardens as well as besides the 18-hole golf course which is on-site. Within the hotel there are some great options for food, including the Augusta restaurant which specialises in Mediterranean food and the Andra-Mari which has an extensive wine list! With Alicante Golf on-site this hotel is perfect for enjoying time around the pool and at the bars as well as managing to play a few rounds of golf in every stay. Playa de San Juan beach is just 900 yards away and the centre of Alicante is just over 4 miles away meaning that guests can easily explore the area around the hotel and enjoy meals out and the nightlife in Alicante. The rooms are nicely decorated with a contemporary theme and are well-fitted with all the amenities you would expect from a resort of this rating. Most of the rooms have stunning views of the 18th hole of the golf course which can be enjoyed from private balconies. This is a great destination for your next golf break to the Costa Blanca.


Holiday Polynesia Hotel, situated in Benalmádena on the Costa del Sol is next up on the list and is just a 20 minutes’ drive from Malaga airport. The hotel features beautiful and stylish rooms which are decorated with an oriental theme and come with a hob and a microwave as well as a satellite TV and stunning views of the sea. The hotel boasts a beautiful lagoon-style pool, tennis courts, a spa and a gym. There are a range of restaurants to choose from at the hotel including the Uro Wok restaurant which serves oriental food as well as the Maeva buffet restaurant which serves a variety of different cuisines. With Torrequebrada golf course just a five minutes’ drive away from the hotel where you can enjoy a spectacular round of golf this truly is the perfect destination for a relaxing golf break on the Costa del Sol.


Next up on the list is the lovely Formosa Park Hotel which is just 25 minutes’ drive from Faro airport and just a five minutes’ walk from one of the finest beaches in the whole of the Algarve – Ancao beach. The hotel boasts a large outdoor swimming pool and a lovely terrace on which guests can enjoy an extensive breakfast whilst enjoying views of the pool and out to sea. The hotel is in a quieter area but there are some great restaurants and bars which are all within a five-minute drive from the hotel meaning that you can relax at the hotel or enjoy some more lively entertainment outside of the resort. With two fantastic golf courses nearby, Pinheiros Altos and San Lorenzo, guests can enjoy several rounds of golf during their stay and even get reduced green fees and preferential tee times at the former! This apartment hotel is perfect for those looking for a relaxing golf escape with some fabulous golf and beach time on the side!


Last up on the list is Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf which is just a 15-minute drive from Tenerife South airport. The hotel offers an all-inclusive board style as well as stunning scenery and luxury rooms. The hotel boasts eight swimming pools, plenty of different bars and restaurants as well as a fitness centre. The rooms are all beautifully decorated and feature a contemporary design as well as a hydro-massage bath and private balconies to enjoy the incredible views from. Amarilla Golf and Golf del Sur which are two fabulous golf courses are situated just a mile away from the hotel which means that travelling is definitely kept to a minimum at this hotel! This hotel is the epitome of luxury with a wide range of different activities for guests to enjoy such as kayaking, mountain biking and beach volleyball just to name a few! If you’re looking for luxury in Tenerife and a fantastic golf escape with some great golf then this is the perfect place for your next golf holiday to the Canary Islands.


We hope that this blog has helped you decide on the destination for your next golf break in the sun which will require minimal travelling in the car from the airports as well as where you can enjoy fantastic golf within just a short drive away!

About the Author

Ella Ruben

Final year student at University of Surrey about to complete a degree in psychology. My first contact with golf was driving the buggy with my Dad on holiday and now I enjoy the odd round now and again. My favourite place has to be Sueno in Turkey.

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