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The 8 Best Golf Resorts By The Beach

This week’s blog is a guide to some of the best golf hotels by the beach. All of these hotels boast a fantastic coastal location, just a few steps away from some truly stunning beaches.

For all those that enjoy the perfect mix of sun, sea and golf, all of these golf hotels would be an unbeatable option. There’s nothing nicer than enjoying a stroll along the beach and a few drinks at a beach bar in the late afternoon sun after a round of golf, and these resorts allow you to enjoy that luxury.

Thanos Hotel Almyra

Paphos is known well for its stunning beaches, clear waters and excellent weather all year round, making it an ideal location for a luxury golf holiday. The Thanos Hotel Almyra is a fantastic five-star hotel, situated just a stone’s throw away from a Blue Flag beach and all four of Paphos’s excellent golf courses. 

The Thanos Almyra is a five-star hotel in every aspect; the guest rooms are spacious and modern, and guests can enjoy a wide range of leisure facilities. The hotel has four swimming pools and a fantastic spa facility so that all guests can well and truly unwind. 

There are four golf courses in Paphos: the critically-acclaimed Aphrodite Hills Golf Club, the PGA National, Minthis Golf Club and the Elea Golf Course. Conveniently for golfers, all four of these fantastic golf courses are located twenty minutes away from the hotel; therefore, an unforgettable round of golf is never far away. 

The Alykes Beach lies directly opposite the Thanos Almyra, and here guests can find an unspoilt stretch of sandy coastline lined with a promenade packed with a range of bars and restaurants. Guests can rent sunbeds here to make the most out of the sun, take a dip in the clean waters, or enjoy stunning views of the hotel’s pool area of the beach and the neighbouring Mediterranean Sea and in some of the guest rooms. 

Furthermore, the hotel is located just a ten-minute walk away from the Paphos Harbour where guests will find an excellent selection of bars, restaurants and shops. For a fantastic evening out, visitors can enjoy a meal at the harbour looking out across the sea.

Gloria Golf Resort

Another fantastic golf hotel located directly on the beach is the Gloria Golf Resort. Belek is an up and coming golf destination whose popularity increases year after year. Many golfers flock here for the guaranteed sunshine, fantastic all-inclusive options and unbeatable golf. 

The Gloria Golf Resort is no exception; the hotel offers great all-inclusive rates at superb value and has two of Belek’s best golf courses on-site to the resort. Furthermore, just a few steps away from the hotel guests will find themselves on Belek Beach, a Blue Flag beach comprising of sixteen kilometres of stunning beach. Most of Belek’s resorts and hotels are positioned on top of this beach, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy some water sports or indulge in a spot of sunbathing. 

At the Gloria Golf Resort, golfers are never far away from a fantastic round of golf. Both the Gloria Old and the Gloria New golf courses are located on-site at the Gloria Golf Resort, and they are both accessible by a complimentary shuttle service offered by the resort. The Gloria Old and the Gloria New golf courses are two of the best-known golf courses in the whole of Belek, therefore the Gloria Golf Resort is a fantastic option for all golfers in Belek as they are right on the doorstep of two excellent golf courses. 

Guests will never find themselves short of something to do at the Gloria Golf Resort, regardless of whether they play golf or not. There are five outdoor swimming pools, all of which are lined with sunbeds and parasols so that guests are never without an opportunity to get a tan and relax in the sun. Furthermore, there is also an aqua park and sports activities including tennis and mini-golf.

Verdura Resort

Verdura Resort is situated on the southwest coast of Sicily, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This golf resort is the ideal option for all those that want to escape the normal hustle and bustle of the busier resorts and enjoy an idyllic atmosphere in a coastal setting. 

The resort is set in a valley, surrounded by olive groves and citrus trees. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the landscape throughout the resort, especially on Verdura Golf Course designed by famous golf architect Kyle Phillips. Verdura Golf Course is one of Sicily’s most prestigious golf courses; with a unique design, beautiful coastal setting, and a fantastic challenge, it comes as no surprise that Verdura Golf Course has such an excellent reputation. 

At Verdura Resort, golfers are in the best of both worlds just moments away from one of the best golf courses in Sicily and a long stretch of stunning beach. The resort runs along two kilometres of stunning coastline, and the hotel has its own stretch of private beach with sunbeds and parasols, as well as a range of water sports. 

Guests can take full advantage of the resort’s stunning coastal setting from their rooms as all the rooms here boast coastal views that can be best appreciated from their private balcony or terrace. Aside from its private beach, Verdura Resort has many other fantastic facilities including tennis courts, a sixty-metre-long outdoor infinity swimming pool overlooking the sea and an excellent spa centre.

Hotel Le Palme

 

The Hotel Le Palme boasts an unbeatable location, nestled in the heart of the Italian Riviera on the Adriatic Coast. This four-star hotel is situated just a short drive away from the Adriatic Golf Club Cervia; one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the Emilia Romagna region. 

The Adriatic Golf Club Cervia is home to 27 fantastic holes that create a fantastic golfing challenge to be appreciated by golfers of all standards and abilities. The Hotel Le Palme offers a shuttle service to the Adriatic Golf Club, so an unforgettable round of golf is always in easy reach. 

There are also other great golf courses in the vicinity of the hotel, including both the Rimini Verucchio Golf Club and the Riviera Golf Club. If guests can tear themselves away from the fairways at the local golf courses, they can make the most of the hotel’s leisure facilities, including its semi-Olympic swimming pool and rooftop terrace. 

The centre of Milano Marittima is just a ten-minute stroll away from the Hotel Le Palme, where you will find an excellent range of shops, bars and restaurants. Milano Marittima’s beach is widely considered to be its main attraction, and conveniently for guests at the Hotel Le Palme, it is just a short walk away from the hotel. The beach stretches out for four kilometres and is filled with a selection of beach clubs and some restaurants.

Islantilla Golf Resort

Islantilla Golf Resort is one of our most popular golf resorts, and it is not difficult to see why. This four-star golf resort is located on-site at the fantastic Islantilla Golf Course, where players can enjoy a varied round of golf on its three nine-hole loops. 

The Islantilla Golf Course is a great golf course for all players, regardless of their skillset or handicap because their round of golf can be individually tailored to their own abilities. For example, a higher handicapper might opt for the Yellow course and the Green, whereas a skilled player would select the Blue and the Green loops. 

This course is not the only option for guests at the Islantilla Golf Resort however; both the prestigious golf courses at the El Rompido Golf Club and the Isla Canela are situated less than half an hour’s drive away from the resort. Just a stone’s throw away from the hotel is the centre of Islantilla, where guests will find an excellent selection of bars, restaurants and cafes for every taste and budget.

The Islantilla Golf Resort does not just have a fantastic location in the eyes of any avid golfer; the resort is conveniently positioned just a short walk away from the Blue Flag Playa Islantilla beach. This beach is perfect for all those looking to catch some rays on their golf holiday with its warm waters and pristine condition. 

The location is not the only highlight of the Islantilla Golf Resort; the guest rooms are particularly spacious and are fully equipped with all of the essentials to ensure that all of their guests have a fantastic stay. The hotel even offers a selection of villas with two bedrooms, perfect for golfing groups or families, as well as a wide range of leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre.

Hotel Guadalmina

The Hotel Guadalmina boasts a superb location, situated directly on the beach and just a fifteen-minute drive away from both Marbella and Puerto Banus. With two of the region’s best golf courses, the Guadalmina North and the Guadalmina South just next door, the Hotel Guadalmina is an unbeatable choice for your next golf holiday. 

The Guadalmina South is the original golf course at the Guadalmina resort, and it is highly regarded amongst golfers as one of the most challenging golf courses in the Costa del Sol. Alternatively, the Guadalmina North is generally considered to be more straightforward, but the prevailing coastal winds can always threaten this perception.

Not only is the Hotel Guadalmina in the perfect position to make the most out of the Costa del Sol’s best golf courses, but it is also an excellent choice to relax and make the most out of Puerto Banus’ stunning beaches and its vibrant atmosphere. The hotel is located directly on top of San Pedro Beach, with its own stretch of private beach filled with sunbeds and parasols. 

There is also the opportunity to enjoy water sports or visit some small cafes and bars. Guests can fully appreciate the coastal position of the Hotel Guadalmina as most of the guest rooms overlook the neighbouring beach and sea. The guest rooms and leisure facilities here are nothing less than what one would expect from a luxury four-star hotel; guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access, the hotel’s sun terrace and a large outdoor swimming pool overlooking the beach.

Praia Verde Boutique Hotel

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 and boast all the facilities you would expect from 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. 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’re looking for a hotel that 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…

Tivoli Carvoeiro

The Tivoli Carvoeiro is situated in a breathtaking position above a clifftop overlooking a stunning beach that 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.

246 guest rooms within the hotel are all elegantly furnished and boast all of the amenities that you could need, 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, work out 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 blog and that you have some new inspiration for finding your next golf holiday by the beach. If you are finding it too hard to decide, just get in touch and we will do our very best to advise you on where best to book your next golf 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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