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The Best Budget Golf Holidays

If you’re looking for brilliant golf and luxurious accommodation but for a lesser price, then look no further than our suggestions within this blog post.

Hotel Bonalba

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 located within one of the most exclusive and luxurious residential areas of Costa Blanca and is surrounded by a golf course with a backdrop of the mountains.

The Bonalba course opened for play in 1995 and has since become a firm favourite of golfers visiting the region of Alicante. The course boasts a great parkland design with wide, rolling fairways boasting stunning ocean and mountain views – but don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the openness of this course. Many strategically placed bunkers can damage your scorecard! There are also vast lakes for you to contend with from various tee and approach shots which come into play on seven of the holes along the course.

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 hotel is just 10 minutes drive from central Alicante and its port, which means that you can easily drive into Alicante 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, there is a large buffet restaurant 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 guest rooms boasting all of the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard, beautiful and peaceful surroundings and the bustling city just 10 minutes drive away, look no further than Hotel Bonalba for your next budget golf escape.

Melia Atlantico

Boasting a brilliant coastal location close to many of the region’s best golf courses is Melia Atlantico in Isla Canela.

 

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 with a sauna and a fitness centre. 

Just on the doorstep of this four-star hotel sits a stunning 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. 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 that serves a wide selection of Mediterranean and international cuisine as well as a weekly themed buffet. 

Rooms at the Melia Atlantico 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 or half board, this hotel is fantastic value for money with everything that you could ever need to have a brilliant golf escape.

Isla Canela Golf Apartments

For guests on a tight budget, 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 all have two bedrooms, which make them perfect for groups looking for a quiet Spanish golf 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 nearby resort town of Ayamonte. 

The apartments boast a fantastic location within close distance to some of the best local golf courses 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.

Cornelia Deluxe Resort

The Cornelia Deluxe Resort is situated in the popular golf holiday area of Belek. Here, golfers are in the ideal position to play some of the area’s best golf courses, as well as catch a tan on the neighbouring Blue Flag beach.

The Cornelia Deluxe Resort offers fantastic value for money with their great all-inclusive option, so guests need not worry about a hefty bill at the end of the stay for all their food and drink. Furthermore, with an impressive seven à la carte restaurants and eight bars, everyone is spoilt for choice and there will never be a lack of opportunity to make the most out of the all-inclusive accommodation option.

Furthermore, with such a wide range of leisure facilities, guests will never find themselves without something to do. On their non-golfing days, you can soak up the sun on the beach or around one of the four outdoor swimming pools, or keep active with one of the many sporting classes on offer. 

Located just a stone’s throw away from the Cornelia Deluxe Resort is the Cornelia Faldo golf course, designed by golfing legend Nick Faldo. This golf course is without a doubt one of the best golf courses in the Belek region, and its reputation has easily been maintained throughout the development of other golf courses in Belek threatening to rival it. With its unique layout and its impeccable maintenance, it comes as no surprise that it has been consistently awarded one of the “Top 100 Golf Courses in Europe”.

Precise Resort El Rompido

Another golf escape on offer to budget travellers is the Precise Resort El Rompido. This fantastic five-star hotel is nestled in between two golf courses at the El Rompido Golf Club, meaning an unforgettable round of golf is never far from reach.

Both the El Rompido North and the El Rompido South are known across golfers in the Costa de la Luz Huelva as being among some of the most prestigious in the area, and luckily for the guests staying at the Precise Resort El Rompido, both of these golf courses can be enjoyed and at fantastic value as well. Not only are these golf courses great to play, but the El Rompido Golf Club also has excellent practice facilities to help golfers fine-tune their game. 

Aside from the spectacular golf located just minutes away from the hotel, the hotel itself is truly five-star in every aspect. The resort regularly runs superb offers for golfing groups, including one golfer in eight going free, as well as complimentary airport transfers for some of the packages. Therefore, the Precise Resort El Rompido is the perfect choice for golfing groups looking for an unforgettable golf escape at a great value. 

The hotel is positioned a short drive away from El Rompido, a classic Spanish fishing town where guests will find a great range of bars and restaurants for the evenings. To relax after a challenging round of golf on the nearby golf courses, golfers can head to the huge spa facility here for a well-deserved session in the hot tub, or a massage.

Mar Menor Golf Resort

The Residences at the Mar Menor Golf Resort is the perfect option for your next self-catered golfing getaway. The resort is known for its fantastic deals, allowing all of its guests to enjoy all of the surrounding golf in the hills of Murcia at great value.

All of the apartments here are modern in design and include all of the essentials to ensure that guests have an unbeatable stay, including spacious lounge areas and a fully equipped kitchen. There is also a communal outdoor swimming pool for guests to use, lined with sunbeds and parasols. 

While the apartments are self-catered, guests still have options if they want to take the night off of cooking as the resort is home to a handful of restaurants, and the city of Cartagena is also just a twenty-five-minute drive away. 

The Mar Menor Residences regularly offers fantastic deals for the Mar Menor golf course, located on-site. Designed by the world-famous golf architect Jack Nicklaus, golfers are guaranteed to have a great round of golf here, and the best part is that it is only a stone’s throw away for the guests here. 

Alternatively, if guests decide to travel slightly further afield for a great round of golf, the choice is abundant in the surrounding areas around the Mar Menor Golf Resort, including the Saurines de la Torre, the El Valle, as well as several others.

Hacienda Del Alamo Golf and Spa Resort

Yet another great option for a golf escape in Spain at a fantastic value is the Hacienda Del Alamo Golf and Spa Resort. This resort is still relatively new, but armed with the excellent reputation of the Hacienda del Alamo golf course, it has already established itself as one of the best golf resorts in the Murcia region.

With great deals regularly offered, there is no excuse not to come and stay. In addition to 155 guest rooms, the hotel also offers a selection of apartments ranging between two and three bedrooms which are perfect for large golfing groups. Despite many opting to go self-catered for their golf break here, the resort is home to three restaurants in case they fancy a night off cooking duty. 

Guests won’t struggle to find things to do during the day at the Hacienda Del Alamo Golf and Spa Resort, with a wide range of leisure facilities on offer. Aside from the Hacienda del Alamo golf course located on-site, there are plenty of things to do, including visiting a huge spa facility where you can indulge in a massage or a well-deserved session in the jacuzzi. Alternatively, the more active guest can enjoy a game of tennis or cycling, or go hiking in the surrounding hilly areas of Murcia.

Valle Del Este Golf Resort

The Valle Del Este Golf Resort has everything that any golfer could possibly want for an unforgettable golf escape and more, including a private beach club, impeccable service, and of course, a fantastic golf course located on-site. The resort is set near one of the many stunning beaches in the area, and the resort even has its own beach club here with private sunbeds, parasols, and a bar.

The Valle Del Este Golf Resort is positioned in an area with its own micro-climate, so the resort enjoys more than three hundred hours of sunshine per year, meaning guests will never find themselves short of an opportunity to catch a tan. Its location is not the only selling point of the Valle Del Este Golf Resort; its guest rooms are particularly spacious and modern in design, even for a four-star hotel. Many of the rooms overlook the neighbouring golf course and the Mediterranean Sea, and these stunning views can be enjoyed best from their private balconies or terraces. 

Located on-site is the Valle del Este golf course, designed by one of Spain’s most famous golf architects, José Canales. The Valle del Este golf course is highly acclaimed by all golfers that play it, so it comes as no surprise that players return here year after year to continue to challenge its greens. The course offers every component needed for a great round of golf; a stunning landscape, a unique layout and a stern challenge. With several tee-off options on offer, both high and low handicappers can enjoy a round of golf here.

Praia d’el Rey Golf and Beach Resort

Another fantastic option for a self-catered golf escape at a great value is the Village at the Praia d’el Rey Golf and Beach Resort. The Village consists of a selection of apartments and villas, all of which are very modern in design and spacious.

The apartments are either set within the resort gardens or just metres away from the neighbouring beach. Not only are the guests here in the perfect position to make the most out of some of the stunning beaches that Portugal is known so well for, but the Village is also just a stone’s throw away from the Praia d’el Rey golf course

The Praia d’el Rey is one of Portugal’s classic link golf courses, designed by Cabell B. Robinson. His vision for the Praia d’el Rey was to create a fantastic golf course that offered even the experienced golfers a vigorous round of golf, and it’s fair to say that he succeeded with his vision, as the Golf World Magazine accurately described the golf course as being “wild and wonderful”. Alternatively, another great golf course located in the area is the West Cliffs Golf Links, yet another excellent links golf course.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing golf break here, situated away from all of the hustle and bustle of the busy resorts. The Praia d’el Rey Golf and Beach Resort is positioned on top of one of the stunning beaches that the Silver Coast is known so well for, so visitors can enjoy an unforgettable holiday with the perfect mix of sun, sea and golf.

Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa

The Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa is a great choice for your next luxury golf break. With its regular deals and offers, golfers can enjoy this five-star hotel and its paired golf course with superb discounts.

The hotel is set in the beach resort of Estoril, known for its upmarket restaurants and stunning beach. Estoril has an authentic character, with quaint cobbled streets and a long stretch of unspoilt beach. The hotel continues the idyllic ambience from Estoril itself, and its beautiful whitewashed architecture totally blends in; the sixth instalment of the James Bond films was even set around some of the hotel’s public areas! 

The Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa is a five-star hotel in every aspect, including its guest rooms which are luxurious in design and include all of the modern essentials to ensure that all guests have a five-star stay, and they are well-rested to face an unruly round of golf at the Golf do Estoril.

Pestana Blue Alvor All-Inclusive Beach and Golf Resort

Last but not least is the Pestana Blue Alvor All-Inclusive Beach and Golf Resort. As its name suggests, this five-star resort offers an all-inclusive accommodation option that gives guests great value for money as they can indulge all they want, without having to worry about the bill at the end of their stay.

Whether they play golf or not, guests will always have things to do or see during the day with the resort’s unbeatable position close to Alvor, its excellent range of leisure facilities, and a range of spectacular golf courses just a short drive away. Alvor is home to a wide selection of bars and restaurants set around its old cobbled streets, and a stone’s throw away from the shores of one of its stunning beaches. Alternatively, guests can lounge around one of the hotel’s swimming pools or enjoy a round of mini-golf. 

Due to its central position in Alvor, the resort is surrounded by a range of spectacular golf courses, including the Alto, Silves, Gramacho and the Pinta. All four of these golf courses are located within a twenty-minute drive of the resort, and they are regularly included in superb package deals with the resort.

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. If you’d like to find out more about any of our value-for-money deals and budget golf hotels, get in touch and start planning your next golfing holiday.

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About the Author

Matt Standley

I'm a Marketing Executive at Golf Escapes and have been here for over six years. I love my golf and try to get out as much as possible. I play off of a handicap of 18 and my favourite course I've played is either Aphrodite Hills in Paphos or the South Course at La Manga Club in Murcia.

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