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The 15 Best New Golf Resorts

This week’s blog is a guide to eighteen great up and coming golfing resorts which you must give a try in 2022! Whether you are looking for something a bit different or just fancy a new resort for a change, then check some of these brilliant properties out next time you are thinking about booking a golf break…

Bom Sucesso Resort

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First up on the list is the Bom Sucesso Resort in Obidos, Lisbon. This four-star resort offers a wide range of unique apartments as well as access to the brilliant golf course, Bom Sucesso. 

The resort is located in one of the most beautiful regions which offers so much to see and do during your stay here. With many different stunning beaches, nearby guests can enjoy watersports or simply lounge around on the golden sand on their days off from the golf course! 

The medieval town of Obidos is just a 15-minute drive and has a wide range of different bars and eateries as well as some beautiful architecture to enjoy – definitely not to be missed! On-site is the fantastic Bom Sucesso 18-hole golf course which stretches over 60 hectares. The course features a very challenging parkland layout and features stunning views over the Obidos lagoon which can be enjoyed whilst you are trying to navigate the strategically placed bunkers and fast greens.

Whilst you are staying at Bom Sucesso there are also opportunities to play other fantastic golf courses in the area, so where could be more perfect for your next golf holiday to Lisbon?

Amendoeira Resort

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Next up on the list is another resort situated in Portugal, but this time in the Algarve region. The Oceanico Amendoeira Resort is located just 7 miles from the historic town of Silves and just a 35-minutes drive from Faro Airport. 

The resort features spacious and beautifully decorated apartments, all with private balconies which overlook the stunning gardens and the golf courses surrounding the apartments. With fully-fitted kitchens and large living areas as well, these truly are luxury apartments. Guests also have access to the lovely pool area as well as the two fantastic golf courses on-site. 

The Oceanico Faldo course is tricky and requires good placing to score well, this course is lined with some beautiful greenery, undulating greens and some spectacular views which makes this course a great round with a little challenge and a lot of fun. The Oceanico O’Connor features water far more heavily than its sister course and so is a little trickier. Not only does the water add to the challenge of the course but also the beauty of it. 

With orange groves, different wildlife and great views of the golf course from the top of the 18th hole, this is a spectacular show of golf and not to be missed! This resort is perfect for your next golf break to the Algarve.

The Guadalmina Resort

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The Guadalmina Resort is situated on the beach and on the golf course, which of course is a perfect location for when you want to combine great golf with some relaxation time. The rooms are all spacious and modern with superb facilities and great service. 

Guests also have access to the fitness room, sun terrace and outdoor pools as well as great discount rates for the range of different spa treatments available. The hotel is just a 10-minute drive from Marbella Old Town, which offers many different places to eat and drink that are perfect for evenings after a day on the beach or the golf course. 

Guadalmina South has narrow fairways which are lined by trees, which means that accuracy is certainly key here! The par 3 11th hole is the highlight of the course as it plays parallel to the beach right by the hotel but many can lose their balls here with an errant shot to the left landing you in a bunker or water hazard.

The North Course on the resort winds through the resort and features many water hazards and is always kept in immaculate condition. This is a great resort for your next golf break to the Costa del Sol.

Infinitum Golf Resort

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The courses at the Lumine Golf Resort are both spectacular and offer something different from one another. The Lumine South Course, also known as the Hills Course, is so deeply integrated with its surroundings that it is a beautiful and natural course to play. 

Players can enjoy endless views of the Mediterranean horizon throughout their round, which will require them to play accurately through olive and carob plantations as well as avoid many strategically placed bunkers! The Lumine North Course, also known as the Lakes Course, is also integrated with its natural surroundings which are Sèquia Major wetland area which means that this course features many water hazards which feature 14 holes.

The course has some stunning views and a great, challenging and interesting layout with a range of different styled holes. These courses are certainly not to be missed on your next golfing holiday to Costa Dorada in Spain as they are a spectacular duo!

Crete Golf Club Hotel

First up is the brilliant five-star Crete Golf Club Hotel which is situated at The Crete Golf Club, a stunning 18-hole championship golf course situated within Hersonissos. There is plenty to do within the local area, including Aquaworld Aquarium and Labyrinth Park. 

The hotel itself also boasts a lovely seasonal outdoor swimming pool, as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre and gardens to walk around and explore. Each of the guestrooms boasts all of the amenities you would expect from a hotel of this standard, including a flat-screen TV, a spacious ensuite bathroom, free toiletries and a hairdryer. 

The hotel’s restaurant offers a lovely a la carte breakfast in the mornings and delightful European cuisine for both lunch and dinner. Whether you are travelling with friends or family, this is a lovely and well-appointed hotel which boasts everything that you could need for a very special golf break, with an excellent golf course at the resort, brilliant facilities and a great location just over 10 miles from Heraklion International Airport.

Iberostar Royal Andalus

Just five minutes’ walk from La Barrosa Beach and offering stunning sea views because of its position sits the lovely four-star Iberostar Royal Andalus. The hotel was renovated last year, and there are now six different outdoor swimming pools as well as a range of leisure facilities for you to make the most of during your stay here. 

The best thing about this fantastic resort is its onsite Novo Petri Golf Course where you can enjoy a brilliant round of golf. There is also a brilliant spa, a gym, tennis courts and a fantastic beach club to name just a few facilities.  

All of the rooms are air-conditioned and boast bright décor, a satellite TV, premium Wi-Fi, a minibar and either a balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy breathtaking views of the hotel’s stunning surroundings. At this hotel, you can opt for all-inclusive, which is a brilliant option for this hotel as there are two divine restaurants as well as a snack bar which both offer excellent international buffets and a la carte menus to suit guests of all tastes.

In high season, there is an extra a la carte restaurant available. If you are looking for a great all-inclusive hotel with brilliant facilities, a superb location and wonderful weather then look no further than the brilliant Iberostar Royal Andalus.

Hard Rock Hotel, Tenerife

The five-star luxurious Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife is the perfect destination for your next winter sun golf escape. The hotel is set in a quiet area in the South West of the island and is positioned on the outskirts of Costa Adeje in between the brilliant courses of Abama and Golf Costa Adeje. 

As the resort boasts a beachfront location, you can easily spend most of your time lounging on the beach but there are also three swimming pools as well as a freshwater lagoon to enjoy. There is also an extensive entertainment programme to keep you busy in the evenings, with live music and dancing. 

All of the guestrooms are beautifully decorated and furnished with a private ensuite bathroom, bathrobes and slippers, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, a safe and complimentary Wi-Fi. If you are more into relaxation than golf, then you can enjoy the hotel’s Rock Spa where you can find an extensive and varied beauty and massage menu as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre.

Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel

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First up, we have the five-star Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel situated in Majorca. Not only is this a beautiful hotel which is elegantly decorated with each room having large French windows and a satellite TV.

Whilst staying here you have easy access to three great 18-hole golf courses. Not only is there easy access to these courses, but you get preferential tee times at these courses to make your holiday even more enjoyable. 

Whilst you are not on the golf course, there are three swimming pools, tennis courts and a beach volleyball court to enjoy. If the facilities at the hotel and the golf aren’t enough to preoccupy you, then just a 10-minute drive will take you to the sandy beaches of Mallorca. 

Es Carbo is the hotel’s own restaurant and features stunning views across the Son Vida golf course, or if you prefer a lighter tapas meal then the poolside restaurant is another superb location for you to enjoy your meal. This is a stunning hotel with some fantastic golf and other facilities which are perfect for your next golf holiday to Mallorca.

Elba Carlota

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Next up is the four-star, all-inclusive resort of Elba Carlota, which boasts a prime location within Fuerteventura Golf Club and is just three minutes walk from the beach. 

There is certainly not a shortage of things to do here, with a casino, spa and sports facilities including a gym and a hot tub, the beach within such close proximity and an outdoor swimming pool! Of course, being situated within Fuerteventura Golf Club means that you have a brilliant golf course just a few minutes walk away, but guests also play at Salinas de Antigua when staying here which is another fantastic course. 

When staying here, the resort offers you three dining options: Tindaya buffet restaurant, El Arrecife Restaurant which serves a range of tapas dishes and the Chiringuito Restaurant and Bar which serves delicious seafood. This is another superb hotel with high-class facilities and some spectacular golf – perfect for your next relaxing golf break.

Estepona Palace

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Also on the Costa del Sol is the H10 Estepona Palace, which boasts a fantastic location as it has direct access to the beach and is just over a mile from the centre of Estepona. All of the bright rooms feature free Wi-Fi, a satellite TV, a minibar and a private balcony or terrace where you can enjoy stunning views of the hotel’s surroundings. 

The hotel features three outdoor pools, two for adults and one for children, and one of the adult’s pools is heated during the winter months. Alongside the outdoor pools, there is also the Despacio spa where you will find a Turkish bath, an indoor pool and a fitness centre to enjoy.

This hotel is perfect for your next all-inclusive golf break to the Costa del Sol!

Hotel Melia Marbella Banus

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Yet another superb property on the Costa del Sol is Hotel Melia Marbella Banus, which is just three minutes walk from the beach. If that isn’t enough, then there are also three outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts as well as a charming spa area which features a Turkish Bath, a sauna and a Jacuzzi as well as an indoor pool.

Each of the rooms is beautifully decorated and furnished and all have their own private balcony for you to enjoy the views of the surroundings of the hotel. Two superb restaurants on the property serve a range of different cuisines to suit everyone, and for after dinner or post-round of golf, there are two lovely bar areas for you to sit in and enjoy a few drinks.

With all of the hotel’s facilities and no less than five superb golf courses within close proximity of the hotel, it is no surprise that this is one we highly recommend for your next golf holiday to Spain.

Salou Princess Hotel

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The four-star H10 Salou Princess Hotel on the Costa Dorada boasts a fantastic location, as it is situated right in the heart of the bustling town of Salou and is just four minutes walk from the beach. The hotel is set out around the large outdoor swimming pool and terrace area where you can relax and soak up some of the sun that we rarely see in the UK.

The hotel also offers a gym as well as a spa including a Jacuzzi and a sauna. As you are situated in the centre of town, there are many dining and drinking options, but the hotel’s restaurant – El Tarraco – is a lovely option where you can enjoy a range of Mediterranean dishes and some great show cooking!

As far as bars go, you won’t ever be short of somewhere to grab a drink with the hotel’s three bars as well as the ones you will find in town. This hotel is a superb option for your next golf break to Spain, where you can enjoy relaxing on the beach or around the pool whilst getting the chance to play some excellent golf and enjoy some great food and drink – all in a great location!

Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort and Spa

The charming, four-star Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort and Spa is situated in the East of Sicily within the Mount Etna National Park, with the fantastic Il Picciolo Golf Club situated right next door to the property. The hotel boasts 98 luxurious guest rooms from which you can enjoy stunning views of the hotel’s surroundings with views of the local vineyards and orchards and although each of the rooms features stunning views, there are a variety of different room types so that you can tailor your stay here perfectly to your wants and needs.

Whilst you are not enjoying an excellent round of golf at Il Picciolo Golf Club, which was the first 18-hole golf course built in Sicily, you can take advantage of the brilliant leisure facilities within the resort including an extensive spa, a gym and a large outdoor swimming pool. The hotel’s main restaurant, La Ghiandaia, serves a traditional Sicilian menu and at the Clubhouse, you can enjoy a great lunch menu followed by a beverage in the Lounge Bar.

This is an excellent hotel that offers a great half board package and the opportunity for you to enjoy several rounds on the fantastic Il Picciolo Golf course.

Minthis Golf Club

Minthis Golf Club is a superb course situated on an elevated position 550 metres above sea level, just 25 minutes from the town of Paphos. The course itself is located within the grounds of a twelfth-century monastery and was designed by the fantastic Donald Steel.

There’s no denying that this course blends effortlessly into its surroundings and offers a superb round of golf. The fairways of the course are lined with many fruit trees and grapevines and feature many slopes which makes this course one that you must play strategically!

Although the course is not particularly long at 5,843 metres, it is a tricky one with a constant breeze all year round because of its elevated location, as well as many hazards featured on many of the holes including trees, water and bunkers. There are many notable holes, including the short par-4 12th hole which features a hazardous steep valley on the left.

The signature hole is considered to be the 13th hole, which is a challenging par-3 situated on an island surrounded by water, meaning that you will need to play with precision and accuracy in order to score well here. With great views, an interesting layout and a variety of exciting holes, there is no surprise that we recommend this as one of our best new properties for you to enjoy.

If you are looking for an excellent hotel to accompany your rounds at Minthis Golf Club, look no further than Alexander The Great Beach Hotel with its unique seafront location, great new outdoor leisure facilities and an excellent range of brilliant golf courses within close vicinity!

Parador de Lorca

Last, but certainly not least is the charming four-star Parador de Lorca. This stunning hotel is located on the grounds of Lorca Castle in the area of Murcia and boasts a very special setting situated on the hilltop with incredible views of the Spanish town of Lorca.

Whilst you aren’t soaking up the local scenery or enjoying a round of golf on the Lorca golf course, you can enjoy the hotel’s modern spa and indoor pool. Each of the guest rooms within the hotel is decorated with bright colours and features elegant décor and the facilities and amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard, including free Wi-Fi, stunning views, a minibar, a safe, a plasma satellite TV and a great ensuite bathroom.

You can enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning and the hotel’s main restaurant serves traditional regional cuisine made from locally-sourced produce. With an excellent location, just 35 minutes drive from Aguilas and the beaches there, as well as just 50 minutes drive from Murcia, this hotel boasts an excellent location and is an ideal destination for your next golf break to Spain.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that when you are thinking about booking your next golf escape, you remember all of the great new resorts and golf courses that we have on offer. Even if you are not sure of exactly what you are looking for, contact us and we can use our knowledge of these great resorts and courses to provide you with your perfect golf holiday.

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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