This week’s blog is a guide to some of the fantastic properties that are new to Golf Escapes. 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…

First up is the brilliant five-star Crete Golf Club Hotel and is situated at The Crete Golf Club which is 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 onsite of the resort, brilliant facilities and a great location just over 10 miles from Heraklion International Airport.

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

The stunning Dolce Chantilly Hotel is situated just 45 minutes North of Paris and just 25 minutes from Charles de Gaulle Airport in the heart of the Chantilly Forest. The hotel has recently undergone expansion and there are now 200 modern and well-appointed guestrooms which all boast stunning views of either the golf course or the forest. The hotel’s Donatello Restaurant offers wonderful fine dining and serves delicious food which has been created using locally sourced ingredients. In the mornings, you can enjoy an amazing breakfast at La Veranda where you can enjoy your food whilst looking out across the hotel’s winter garden. Within the clubhouse, you can find the Swing restaurant and bar where you can enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere which makes this the perfect place to enjoy a few drinks and a bite to eat after your round of golf on the Garden Golf de Chantilly course. If you are looking for a relaxing golf escape with some brilliant golf and a hotel set within lovely surroundings, then look no further than the lovely Dolce Chantilly.

Last, but certainly not least, is the five-star luxurious Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife which 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, then 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. This is a luxurious and fun hotel with plenty to do and see including some excellent golf which makes it the perfect place for you to enjoy your next winter sun golf break…

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you will consider one of these superb properties for your next golf escape…

This week’s blog is a guide to a few of the new properties we have at Golf Escapes. Whether you are looking for a great new resort or golf course, we have many for you to choose from and each one is sure to provide you with a unique and exciting golf escapes.

First up is the charming, four-star Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort and Spa which 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 guestrooms 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 which offers a great half board package and the opportunity for you to enjoy several rounds on the fantastic Il Picciolo Golf course.

Il Picciolo Golf Club is a spectacular golf club located within Mount Etna National Park boasting incredible views and unique landscape. As you play the course, you wind your way through ancient lava flows, oak trees, vineyards and hazelnut trees. With plenty of strategically placed hazards and breathtaking views, this is an exciting and interesting round of golf – a must-play.

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 is no denying that this course blends effortlessly into its surroundings and is a superb round of golf. The fairways of the course are lined with many fruit trees and grape vines 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 on which the green is situated on an island surrounded by water which means 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!

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 are not 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 guestrooms 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 resorts and golf courses that we have on offer. Even if you are not sure of exactly what you are looking for, give us a call and we can use our knowledge of these great resorts and courses to provide you with your perfect golf holiday.

For the first week of the New Year, this week’s blog is on some of the best new hotels that are now ready and available for you to book through us! As 2017 is now upon us, it is certainly time to start thinking about where and when your next golf break to the sun is and there is no better way to start than by taking a closer look at some of the beautiful hotels that are on offer to you…


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 but 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 isn’t enough to preoccupy you then just 10-minutes’ 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 is perfect for your next golf holiday to Mallorca.


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


Situated on the Costa del Sol and on the beachfront of Playamar in Torremolinos is the four-star Sol Principe hotel. All of the rooms in the hotel have their own private balcony where you can enjoy views of either the sea or the pools. This is a beautiful all-inclusive hotel with the hotel’s main restaurant boasting buffet-style food of different cuisines of the highest quality and a lovely outdoor terrace on which to enjoy the food on! During the summer season, you can also enjoy a second buffet restaurant by the pool. With two huge, lagoon-style pools as well as a fitness centre with an indoor pool there are many places around the hotel for you to relax in and truly enjoy your holiday. For entertainment, there are nightly shows as well as a kids’ club if you are making this a family trip! Sol Principe is a lovely, all-inclusive resort and perfect for your next golf holiday with or without the family!


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, 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!


Yet another superb property on the Costa del Sol is Hotel Melia Marbella Banus which is just three-minutes’ walk from the beach and if that isn’t enough then there are also three outdoor swimming pools, 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 are beautifully decorated and furnished and all have their own private balcony for you to enjoy the views of the surroundings of the hotel from. There are two superb restaurants on the property which 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!


Last, but not least, is the four-star H10 Salou Princess Hotel on the Costa Dorada. This hotel 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!


We hope that you have enjoyed this blog and it has sparked off some thoughts for where your next golf break could take you…


Happy New Year from all of us at Golf Escapes and we hope that you have a good year full of plenty of great golf!

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