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The ​​12 Best Long Haul Golf Packages

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This week’s blog is a guide to some of our best long-haul golf holidays which would be perfect for you to book now to enjoy this year. In this blog post, we will show you some of the brilliant hotels and experiences that are to be had a little further afield than in Europe. 

When you’re thinking about booking your next golf break, it is worth considering what you can get for your money when travelling somewhere completely new, and these hotels and experiences are definitely some of the ones to look at…

Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City

First up is the Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City in Dubai, which is a stunning five-star hotel located on the Dubai Creek just 20 minutes away from Dubai airport. Whilst staying here you will experience the ultimate luxury as the hotel offers so many fantastic amenities and facilities as well as beautifully decorated accommodation. 

When you’re not enjoying relaxing by the outdoor pool, in the gym or playing a round of golf at the superb Arabian Ranches Golf Club, you can take advantage of the hotel’s great location close to the Mall of the Emirates, Burj Khalifa and the Kite Beach. The hotel boasts 13 different restaurants so there really is something for everyone with each of the restaurants serving different cuisine from sushi to mezze boards to Brazilian. 

The Crowne Plaza is a beautifully designed hotel with so many local attractions nearby, including Creekside Park and Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, and is the perfect destination for your next luxury long haul golf break.

Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is a stunning five-star resort set in the heart of Abu Dhabi, which means that it boasts an excellent location close to some of Abu Dhabi’s top attractions. When you’re not out exploring the local attractions, you can spend time relaxing by one of the two outdoor pools or at the Heavenly Spa. 

The golf at the resort is as brilliant as the rest of the facilities, as on-site you have a 27-hole Championship course with two other courses within close proximity. Everything about this resort is luxurious, including the rooms which are all open-plan and have floor-to-ceiling windows as well as private balconies. 

If you are looking for luxury and to travel to somewhere new with fantastic golf and plenty of things to do, see, eat and drink, then this is the perfect place for your next golf holiday.

Casa de Campo Resort and Villas

In the Dominican Republic is the lovely, five-star Casa de Campo Resort and Villas, where you can enjoy a special and unrivalled golfing experience. This resort is considered to be one of the world’s leading golf resorts and it isn’t hard to see why, with no less than three excellent golf courses on-site as well as many different sporting facilities, a health spa, nightly entertainment and a private beach. 

Each of the rooms is furnished beautifully and boasts a private balcony or terrace, as well as a walk-in closet and a large flat-screen TV. There are many restaurants on-site where you can enjoy different cuisines and dishes, from seafood to International dishes to Spanish cuisine. 

This is the ideal resort if you are looking for a busy and exciting golf break to the Dominican Republic, where you can play a few different but equally brilliant golf courses.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale

Your next recommendation for a brilliant long haul golf holiday is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale, where you can stay in spacious accommodation and enjoy all of the luxury facilities and amenities offered here. Whilst you are not out enjoying a round on one of the five brilliant golf courses which are easily accessible from the hotel, you can relax by one of the outdoor pools which each have hot tubs or exercise in the fitness centre. 

The guest suites have all been recently refurbished and boast everything that you could need including a kitchenette, free Wi-Fi and a satellite TV. Old Town Scottsdale is on your doorstep whilst staying here, and there is so much to do and see there including spas, shopping, dining and an abundance of nightlife.

If you are looking for a great base to explore Old Town Scottsdale, play some great golf and stay in luxurious suites, then this is the perfect place to choose for your next golf break.

Tamarina Boutique Hotel

Tamarina Boutique Hotel on the West Coast of Mauritius is a lovely four-star hotel that is situated next to its very own private beach and is surrounded by tropical lands. Tamarina Golf Club is a fantastic 18-hole championship course, but there is so much to do besides playing golf here, including taking a visit to the Casela National Park, relaxing by one of the four outdoor pools or in the spa or you can enjoy the many sporting activities that are available at the hotel including quad biking and diving. 

Each of the rooms in the hotel is fully air-conditioned and all feature either a private balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy stunning views of the surroundings. Tamarina Boutique Hotel is a beautiful hotel from which you can enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Mauritius and play some great golf at the same time, making it a perfect destination for your next long haul golf holiday.

Arabella Hotel and Spa

The Arabella Hotel and Spa boasts a fantastic location in the Cape Provinces overlooking a beautiful lagoon and surrounded by a stunning lush landscape. The hotel boasts an excellent design where the classic elegance of old-world style is mixed with modern design trends, and everything is very luxurious from the service to the spa to the dining options. 

Whilst you are here, spend time rejuvenating in the Arabella Spa which boasts everything you could need to feel completely relaxed including a sauna, a pool and an extensive list of beauty and massage treatments to choose from. If you are looking to be active, there is a fully-equipped gym and some tennis courts to play on and of course, there is the award-winning golf course onsite. 

After a day exploring the local area or relaxing within the hotel and playing a round of excellent golf, you can enjoy delicious cuisine and relaxing bars within the hotel that each boast stunning views. This is the perfect destination for your next golf break and it isn’t hard to see why…

Long Beach Golf and Spa Resort

Situated just six minutes’ walk from the longest stretch of white sandy beach in the stunning Belle Mare region of Mauritius is the five-star Long Beach Golf and Spa Resort. This hotel boasts excellent views and a stunning surrounding landscape consisting of a tropical lagoon with a beautiful coral landscape, perfect for snorkelling and exploring! 

Whilst you are here, you can enjoy having access to three outdoor pools, an extensive spa and modern fitness centre, and other activities on-site including tennis, windsurfing and snorkelling in the lagoon. You are just 15 minutes drive from the centre of Flacq and 30 minutes from the brilliant Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club, and many of our packages include free golf transfers to both this course and Anahita Golf Course

Enjoy dining in one of the five hotel restaurants which all serve delicious cuisine that has been created using fresh and seasonal ingredients before enjoying a post-dinner drink out on the terrace. This is a fantastically luxurious hotel with all of the amenities that you could need to have the perfect long haul golf escape.

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel and Resort

The five-star Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel and Resort boasts an excellent location sat right on the trendy Leblon Beach in Rio’s South Zone. When you’re not spending time on this beautiful beach, you can relax around the newly designed pool area that has a lush tropical landscape as well as a Jacuzzi that faces the brilliant ocean. 

When you’re not out playing golf or relaxing by the beach or pool, you can relax in the Shine Spa or work out in the fully-equipped gym. There are excellent dining options within the hotel too, as by the pool you can enjoy Casarao Restaurant and access a buffet at lunch whilst enjoying a lovely, casual atmosphere. Alternatively, there is the Casa de Cachaca where you can get some great snacks and drink some classic cocktails. 

Within the hotel, there is the Bene Restaurant which serves delicious Italian cuisine and boasts a Dry Martini Bar and then, on the 26th floor, you can find L’Etoile which boasts panoramic views from the dining area and superb French food. With so much to do, see, eat and drink both at the hotel and within the local area, it is no surprise that we are highly recommending the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel and Resort as your next golf break.

Hyatt House Hotel

Hyatt House Hotel is located just five minutes’ walk from the beautiful Old Town Scottsdale. The hotel boasts a year-round outdoor swimming pool as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre for you to enjoy during your stay here. 

Each of the rooms is fully air-conditioned and spacious with both a seating area and dining area as well as a fully-fitted kitchen. There are other welcome amenities as well including a work desk and a flat-screen cable TV. There is a brilliant restaurant onsite for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but of course, as you are so close to the centre of Scottsdale, you can venture out to find many brilliant restaurants and bars to enjoy! 

There are many different golf courses in the local area which you can reach easily, including Talking Stick Golf Club, Las Sendas Golf Club, McCormick Ranch and McDowell Mountain. Hyatt House Hotel is a brilliant destination for your next golf break to the US, where you can find plenty of great golf.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

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 in 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, boasting 18 brilliant championship holes and 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?

Westin Puntacana Resort and Club

The Westin Puntacana Resort and Club is situated within the Dominican Republic just a few steps away from the pristine sands of Puntacana 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 that 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 guest rooms, this resort is another Golf Escapes favourite for your next holiday…

Shongololo Express

Last, but certainly not least, is the Shongololo Express. Although it is not a resort or hotel, this option offers something truly brilliant for your next golf break to South Africa

The Shongololo Express journeys from Pretoria to Cape Town, or vice versa, over 14 nights and offers you the chance to experience the very best of South Africa and travel in style whilst you do it. The train will stop off at many of the country’s top attractions and top golf courses, including Fancourt, Arabella and Leopard Creek

There’s no better way to travel South Africa and get the chance to see everything that this country has to offer than on the Shongololo Express, which makes this the perfect experience for your next long haul golf holiday.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that when you are planning your next golf break you think about taking the opportunity to see somewhere new and exciting and experience an entirely different culture on a long haul trip.

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About the Author

Matt Standley

Role: Marketing Executive - Handicap: 15 - Home course: Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club - Favourite courses: Palmares, Aphrodite Hills, Quinta do Lago North, Monte Rei & La Manga Club South

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