This week’s blog is a guide to seven of our must-visit destinations. All seven of these hotels and resorts guarantee golfers an unforgettable golf escape, set in close proximity to some of the most sought-after travel destinations, as well as some spectacular golf courses. For all golfers looking to experience something more than golf on their next golf escape, any one of these hotels and resorts are an unbeatable option. While the location of these resorts and hotels are their main selling points, set nearby to some truly captivating towns and cities, conveniently for golfers, they are also set just a stone’s throw away from some of our most played golf courses.

Up first is the Movenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, a fantastic five-star resort set in walking distance to the centre of Marrakech. Marrakech is home to all of the essentials for an unforgettable golf holiday; world-class golf courses, a fascinating culture, and a great range of hotels, most of which offer all-inclusive boarding options for a cost-effective stay. Marrakech is rapidly becoming a hugely popular destination for golf holidays, overtaking many of the typical golf holiday destinations in Europe, but it is hardly difficult to see why. A golf holiday in Marrakech truly has something for everyone, whether they play golf or not. Just a twenty-minute walk away from the Movenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech takes guests into the centre of Marrakech with its famous Jemaa El Fna Square and Djemaa El Fna Square, or Koutoubia Mosque. Not only does the Movenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech have the perfect location to explore all of Marrakech’s best attractions its rich history, but it is also perfectly located to play some of Morocco’s best golf courses. Both the Montgomerie Marrakech and the Tony Jacklin Signature Course are widely considered among the best golf courses in Marrakech, and conveniently for golfers staying at the Movenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, they are approximately fifteen minutes away from the hotel. Even for non-golfers, the Movenpick Mansour Eddahbi is a fantastic hotel with its spacious guest rooms and its excellent range of bars and restaurants, all serving up authentic Moroccan cuisine. Its best facility is undoubtedly its spa, offering a huge selection of indulgent massages and treatments.

Another fantastic choice for your next golf holiday in a must-visit city is the Hotel Sevilla Green Suites, situated in the surrounding area around Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. Here, guests can enjoy the best of both worlds, set back from the hustle and bustle of the inner city, so they can enjoy a peaceful stay set in the countryside, but they are still just a twenty-minute drive away from the centre of Seville. In Seville, visitors can enjoy the true tastes of Spain in one of the many tapas bars and restaurants, as well as explore some of its authentic culture and history. There are several tour companies located in the city; a great option for visitors to make sure they do not miss out on any of the key sites. In the evenings, guests can head into town with ease to enjoy a leisurely meal, then they can walk off dinner meandering around the cobbled streets of the city to also admire its beautiful architecture. The Hotel Sevilla Green Suites is a great option for golfers looking to play one of the Costa de la Luz Cadiz’s best golf courses with ease, as well as having easy access into one of Spain’s best cities. The Real Club Sevilla Golf is just next door to the hotel, meaning a fantastic round of golf is never far from the reach of guests. Even experienced golfers will find a round of golf here to be a stern challenge, however, it has never failed to attract players back to challenge its greens year after year. 

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa is yet another great choice for your next golf holiday, situated in the heart of Abu Dhabi, a popular up and coming golf destination. This five-star resort is the ideal choice for all golfers looking to treat themselves and loosen the purse strings a bit, but at the Westin Abu Golf Resort and Spa, you certainly get what you pay for; spacious guest rooms, impeccable service, excellent facilities, and most importantly, spectacular golf. The guest rooms here are spacious, even for a five-star hotel, and all of them include all of the essentials to ensure guests have a fantastic stay. Furthermore, even when guests are taking a break from playing the nearby golf courses and exploring the local area, they will never find themselves short of things to do at the resort is home to a huge range of facilities to keep all of its guests entertained; the resort even has its own private beach area on the nearby Saadiyat beach. However, without a doubt, the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa’s best feature is its golf course located on-site. The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is one of the most played golf courses in Abu Dhabi, and with a unique layout and impeccable greens, it comes as no surprise. Abu Dhabi is home to a host of fantastic attractions suitable for every guest. On their non-golfing days, guests might decide they want to enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the beach catching a tan, or alternatively, the more active guest might opt for a day out on Yas Island to visit its huge waterpark or shopping mall, or they can even travel just twenty minutes away to visit the Yas Marina Circuit, home to the Grand Prix.

Another fantastic option for your next luxury golf holiday is the Aphrodite Hills Hotel, located in the prestigious Aphrodite Hills Resort in the highly sought-after area of Paphos. Paphos is undoubtedly a must-visit golf destination with its selection of world-class golf courses, beautiful beaches and luxury hotels. A golf holiday at the Aphrodite Hills Hotel offers prospective guests an unforgettable golf escape with the perfect balance of sun, sea and most importantly, golf. Paphos is the ideal location for your next upmarket golf holiday as it is known for its stunning white beaches and quaint cobbled streets, filled with authentic Cypriot restaurants. Its harbour is one of the main features here, home to a wide range of bars and restaurants. While the Aphrodite Hills Hotel is set slightly back from the centre of Paphos, the hotel runs a complimentary shuttle service into the centre of town. Set away from the centre of Paphos, guests can enjoy all of the fantastic golf that the Aphrodite Hills PGA National Cyprus has to offer in a peaceful setting. The Aphrodite Hills Hotel has everything and more to ensure that all of its guests have their best stay yet. The Aphrodite Hills Hotel is home to the Aphrodite Hills PGA National Cyprus, undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in Paphos, and it is widely considered to be an essential item on any itinerary for an unforgettable golf break in Cyprus. Aside from the spectacular golf course on-site, the Aphrodite Hills Hotel also has plenty of other options to keep its guests entertained, including a range of sporting activities such as tennis, or they can simply soak up the sun around the hotel’s spacious pool area.

Located in the popular resort of Puerto Banus lies the Hotel Guadalmina, a superb four-star hotel that is centrally positioned to explore the beautiful Old Town in Marbella, as well as enjoy a night out on the town in Puerto Banus. The hotel is set directly on top of one of the Costa del Sol’s lovely sandy beaches, meaning guests are never without an opportunity to catch a tan. Puerto Banus and Marbella are both considered to be key towns in the Costa de Sol, and they are a consistent favourite among golfers for many reasons aside from the fantastic range of golf courses in the region. Puerto Banus is the perfect place for large golfing groups to visit for a buzzing nightlife or a sophisticated dinner on its upmarket marina. Alternatively, Marbella’s Old Town is home to beautiful classic Spanish architecture and a host of authentic Tapas bars and restaurants. There are many quaint squares filled with bars and restaurants, and even during the day visitors can spend their afternoons walking around the quiet cobbled side streets to explore some of Marbella’s hidden treasures. The Hotel Guadalmina is not just perfectly positioned to explore the popular towns of Marbella and Puerto Banus, but it also has an ideal location to help its guests enjoy some of the fantastic golf that the Costa del Sol has to offer. Located just next door to the hotel are the Guadalmina North and the Guadalmina South golf courses, two of the area’s most-played golf courses. Even when guests are not playing either of the two Guadalmina golf courses, they will never find themselves short of things to do at the hotel. Guests are never without an opportunity to catch a tan as they are just metres away from a fantastic beach, and the hotel also has an outdoor pool area with sunbeds and parasols.

The Canary Islands are a consistent favourite among golfers for their best golf destination with its beautiful beaches, mild climate and spectacular golf courses. The Hotel Jardin Tecina is a great option for your next golf holiday in the Canary Islands, set on the idyllic island of La Gomera, set just off the coast of Tenerife. Conveniently for all prospective guests, La Gomera has a mild climate throughout the year, making it a great choice for a well-deserved winter getaway. Just like its name suggests, the Hotel Jardin Tecina is set in a stunning garden landscape, ensuring guests are set to have their most relaxing golf holiday yet. Golfers here are in the perfect position to enjoy some fantastic golf in idyllic scenery, looking out across the ocean with Mount Teide as a dramatic backdrop. While guests here can enjoy being away from all of the noise of one of the busy resorts in the Canary Islands, they are still in walking distance of a village with a good range of bars and restaurants.  Conveniently for all golfers staying at the Hotel Jardin Tecina, one of the Canary Island’s best golf courses is just next door. The Tecina Golf is home to a challenging layout that is only intensified its coastal location with the prevailing sea breeze. The guest rooms and facilities at the Hotel Jardin Tecina are nothing less than what one would expect at a luxury four-star resort. The guest rooms here are particularly spacious and modern in design, and all of them take full advantage of the hotel’s beautiful coastal location as they all have their own private balconies or terraces. Furthermore, the hotel is home to five swimming pools, as well as tennis and squash courts, and many other sporting activities.

Last but not least is the Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort, positioned in the heart of the rolling hills in Andalucía in the Costa de la Luz. With a world-class golf course located on-site and a fantastic location in close proximity to the nearby town of Benalup-Casas Viejas, it comes as no surprise that the Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort is widely considered to be a go-to golf destination. Despite the rapid growth of golf in the Costa de la Luz Cadiz, the Fairplay Golf Club has never failed to stand out from all the other golf courses in the area as its quality is unmatched. The resort layout mimics the classic Andalusian white village, as all of the guest rooms are scattered throughout the resort, linked by cobbled pathways and picturesque squares. Not just counting its golf course, the Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort has a great range of leisure facilities for its guests. Most notably, the Fairplay SPA is the ideal setting for guests to totally relax and indulge in a well-deserved massage or treatment. Alternatively, guests can spend their afternoons soaking up the sun around the outdoor swimming pool area, or they can head to the fully-equipped fitness centre, or play a leisurely game of tennis. The Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort is truly a five-star resort in every aspect, and it’s guest rooms are no exception. There are just 134 guest rooms here, all of which are spacious and elegantly decorated, and include all of the essentials to ensure all of its guests have an unbeatably comfortable stay.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog on seven of our must-visit destinations for your next golf holiday. Whether you are looking to recharge your batteries while enjoying some spectacular golf, or you are just looking to make the most out of staying nearby to some fantastic towns and cities, we have something for you.

This week’s blog is a guide to our 7 must-visit destinations. Summer is almost upon us and it is time to start thinking about where you will be playing golf over the next few months. There is no denying that it is nice to get away and play somewhere that you know will be warm! Take a look at these suggestions and start planning your summer golf escape.

 

First up we have Hotel Jardin Tecina which is situated on the beautiful island of La Gomera. The resort is sat on top of the village where you can find an array of bars and restaurants as well as a beautiful beach. From the resort, you can enjoy breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean and of the neighbouring island of Tenerife.

Each of the guestrooms within the hotel boasts stunning garden or sea views which you can enjoy either from a private terrace or balcony. The rooms also feature all of the modern luxuries that you could want or need in order to make the most out of your stay here including complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a well-stocked minibar and a satellite TV.

During the day, you can take a stroll into the fishing village of Playa de Santiago, enjoy a round on Tecina Golf or take advantage of the range of leisure facilities and activities offered at the hotel. There are five pool areas, extensive sporting facilities including tennis and squash courts as well as beach volleyball and table tennis. If you are looking to relax and indulge, take a visit to the hotel’s spa where you can enjoy a signature massage or facial.

Within the village, you can find an array of restaurants and bars, but you can also choose to stay within the hotel and make the most of the great half-board option that is on offer. In the main restaurant, there is a daily buffet and for those looking for true Spanish and Canary cuisine, you can enjoy a meal in the Tasca Fandango. There are five different bars for you to enjoy including the terrace bar which is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a cold drink! For your next golf escape to the Canary Islands, look no further than Hotel Jardin Tecina.

 

Vale do Lobo is Portugal’s biggest and most exclusive luxury holiday destination. The estate spans over 400-hectares and boasts beautiful scenery, two championship golf courses and a three-mile-long sandy beach. Within the estate, you can find dozens of bars, shops, bistros, cafes and even a nightclub as well as extensive sporting facilities. For those looking for relaxation, there is the brilliant Vale do Lobo spa where you can choose from a range of different health and beauty treatments or just enjoy the facilities including the sauna, hot tub and jacuzzi.

Within the estate, sits the brilliant five-star Dona Filipa Hotel. This hotel sits next to the Vale do Lobo’s Royal Course and within close proximity to San Lorenzo Golf Course. You can enjoy access to the stunning Vale do Lobo beach as well as the rest of the estate.

The hotel boasts a wonderful location, it is beautifully peaceful within the hotel, yet you are just seconds away from all of the leisure facilities within the Vale do Lobo Estate. Each of the hotel’s guestrooms is beautifully decorated and feature all of the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including a private, spacious balcony as well as Wi-Fi access and complimentary toiletries.

The hotel offers its guests a great range of leisure facilities throughout the Estate as well as the children’s Kangaroo Club, private tennis courts, a large outdoor swimming pool and a great selection of spa facilities.

Within the hotel, you can find the Dom Duarte Grill where you can enjoy a fine dining experience with authentic cuisine originating from India, Africa and South America. There is also a great cocktail bar with its own outdoor terrace where you can find live piano music during the summer months.

Alternatively, when you choose Vale do Lobo Estate you can opt to stay within the Deluxe Apartments. These are a great option if you are looking for a self-catering golf break. The apartments sit in the heart of the estate with the Vale do Lobo Royal and Ocean Golf Courses located just next door. You can choose from a one, two or three-bedroom Margarida apartment. Each of the apartments feature attractive décor and modern amenities to make sure that you can fully enjoy your stay at the Vale do Lobo Estate. The amenities within the apartments include an LCD television, DVD player, Wi-Fi access an air-conditioning. You have your own spacious living room, dining area as well as a fully-equipped kitchen. Of course, these are the perfect option for those wanting to self-cater, but you can take a night off to enjoy one of the many restaurants situated around the estate! Vale do Lobo Estate is the perfect destination for your next golf escape, whether you choose to stay within the Dona Filipa Hotel or within the apartments, you will have a brilliant stay.

 

Situated in Sicily is the Verdura Resort, the resort lies on the South West coast near to the seaside town of Sciacca. The hotel plays host to the fantastic Verdura Golf Course which is a stunning course and will test golfers of all abilities. It is no surprise that this resort has established itself as being amongst Europe’s premier golfing destinations and provides guests with an air of unspoilt exclusivity that very few places in Europe can rival.

There are excellent facilities within the hotel including an award-winning spa, the championship golf course and other sports facilities including six tennis courts, a two-tiered infinity pool, a fully-equipped fitness centre and various water sports. It is safe to say that you would never be bored during a stay at this fantastic resort.

Each of the guestrooms is beautifully appointed with Olga Polizzi-designed interiors as well as a private balcony or terrace from which guests can enjoy stunning views of the hotel’s surroundings. The rooms are all equipped with the facilities and amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard. If you are looking for a luxury golf holiday, look no further than the Verdura Resort in Sicily.

 

Next, we have the stunning Acaya Golf Resort and Spa. This hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful Italian countryside but still boasts a great location as you can drive into the historical centre of Lecce in just 20 minutes and out to the beautiful coastline of Southern Italy in just five!

With a great golf course next door, a beautiful, historical town just a short drive away as well as easy access to a stunning beach, it is no surprise that this hotel made our list of must-visit destinations for your next golf escape. In the town of Lecce, you can take part in a range of different historical excursions and explore the local attractions.

During the day, whilst you are not exploring Lecce, sunning yourself on the beach or enjoying a round of golf, you can take advantage of the hotel’s leisure facilities. These include two outdoor swimming pools and an excellent spa. Within the spa you can find a whirlpool, a sauna, a steam room, jacuzzi and Turkish bath to help you relax after a testing round of golf!

Of course, you can find some dining options within the town of Lecce but, if you stay within the hotel, we know that you won’t be disappointed. The Acaya Golf Resort boasts an array of drinking and dining options. At the Gian Giacomo restaurant, you can enjoy a wide range of fine, Italian cuisine which is all created using the region’s freshest, local produce from a Michelin star chef. In the mornings, you can enjoy the daily breakfast buffet with a range of hot and cold breakfast foods.

For your next golf break, look no further than the Acaya Golf Resort for a relaxing golf escape to Sicily.

 

Iberostar Club Palmeraie Marrakech is a great four-star hotel which sits overlooking the Atlas Mountains. The hotel offers an excellent all-inclusive option that is perfect for those wanting to eat and drink as they please!

The resort spans over 10-hectares and features a range of leisure facilities including three swimming pools, landscaped gardens and a small lake. There are plenty of sporting activities available as well as Spa Sensations where you can relax and maybe opt to purchase a treatment or two.

Whilst you are not enjoying everything that the resort has to offer, you can venture out into the city and take part in various excursions that will be offered to you. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service which runs six times a day from the hotel to the centre of Marrakech.

Of course, there are some great golf courses nearby to the hotel – nine to be exact! With nine different golf courses to choose from, we know that no one could get bored here. Golf courses in the area include Al Maaden, The Montgomerie, Noria and Tony Jacklin Signature Course, all of which are just a short drive from the hotel.

The hotel’s main restaurant boasts a vast and delicious menu, offering a wide array of different cuisines to cater for everyone. The hotel’s guest rooms are all decorated beautifully and boast private balconies as well as other amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.

This is a brilliant hotel and a stay here gives you the opportunity to explore the brilliant city of Marrakech and enjoy some fantastic golf.

 

Last, but certainly not least, situated in Madeira, Portugal is Casa Velha do Palheiro. This is a stunning five-star golf resort which boasts just 37 luxurious guest rooms as well as a full spa. The hotel lies next to the famous Palheiro Gardens which were originally created over 200 years ago.

From the hotel, you can enjoy direct access to the stunning Palheiro Golf Course, guests at the hotel get the best tee times at this course. Whilst you are not playing a round on the golf course, you can take advantage of the hotel’s leisure facilities. These include a heated swimming pool with sauna, seam room and a full spa. There are other sporting facilities including a tennis court.

Something unique to this hotel is that you can make use of the hotel’s private motor yacht ‘Balancal’ which sits at Funchal marina, you can use the yacht for coastal cruises, swimming, dolphin and whale watching as well as deep sea big game fishing. The hotel offers a free shuttle bus to Fuchal twice in the morning and twice in the evenings.

If you are looking for a luxurious golf escape to Portugal, look no further than a stay at the Casa Velha do Palheiro.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you will consider some of these must-visit destinations for your next golf break. Whether you are looking to travel as a group, with your family or just with a partner, we can tailor-make a golf escape which will meet your needs perfectly. Make sure to give us a call on 01342 811777 to chat through some of your options!

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