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7 best ways to get more for your money on your next escape…

This week’s blog is a guide to seven of our best options to escape for cheaper. With fantastic deals and great value for money, an unforgettable golf holiday need not break the bank. Anyone of these golf courses or hotels are an unbeatable choice for your next golf holiday, offering impeccable service, great facilities, and of course, the opportunity for a spectacular golf holiday on a budget.

First up is the La Vida Hotel at PGA Catalunya Resort, a new hotel in the prestigious PGA Catalunya Resort. With just fifty guest rooms, golfers can enjoy a peaceful golfing getaway here to make the most out of the two fantastic golf courses located on-site. Both the PGA Catalunya Stadium and the PGA Catalunya Tour golf courses are widely considered to be amongst the best golf courses on the Costa Brava, and conveniently for all guests at the La Vida Hotel, they are both a stone’s throw away. All of the thirty-six holes at the PGA Catalunya Resort are sure to provide a stern test of golf to any serious player, and with stunning views, great facilities and manicured greens, it really does come as no surprise that both golf courses are consistently ranked as some of the best in Spain. At the La Vida Hotel, fantastic golf, spacious guest rooms and excellent leisure facilities need not come with a hefty price tag as the hotel regularly runs superb deals. Therefore, golfers can enjoy a round at either of the PGA Catalunya Resort golf courses without having to worry about the cost. While the hotel is small, they are big on quality and providing everything guests need to have an unbeatable stay. There are few guest rooms, however, they are all spacious and open, with views spanning out across the neighbouring golf courses. When guests have taken a morning to explore Girona or enjoy a round of golf, they can head to the outdoor pool in the afternoon for a relaxing sunbathe, then grab dinner at one of the three restaurants located at the PGA Catalunya Resort.

Alternatively, the Magnolia Hotel is also a great choice for a resort-based hotel for your next golf holiday. The Quinta do Lago resort is one of the most popular golf resorts in the Algarve with its two fantastic golf courses and beautiful white beaches. The resort truly has something for everyone, whether they are looking to spending their days soaking up the sun on one of the beautiful beaches here, or enjoy an unruly round of golf on either the Quinta do Lago Laranjal or the Quinta do Lago South golf courses. Perfect for all golfers looking to enjoy a fantastic golf escape on the cheap, the Magnolia Hotel often runs excellent deals in collaboration with the neighbouring Quinta do Lago golf courses, such as free golf transfers for large groups. The Magnolia Hotel offers a great range of choice when it comes to its accommodation options, depending on the individual needs and budget of golfing groups, families or couples. The hotel has a range of guest rooms, lavish suites and small cottages, so everyone is accommodated for here, and they are the perfect setting to relax in after a gruelling round of golf. Aside from its guest rooms, the hotel also has a great range of leisure facilities to keep even non-golfers busy throughout their stay. To totally relax, guests can head to the hotel’s comprehensive spa facility to enjoy a well-deserved massage or treatment, or the more active guest can head to one of the nearby beaches to give water sports a go.

Belek is home to a huge selection of golf courses and resorts, however, the Sirene Belek Hotel has never failed to stand out. Many of the resorts in Belek offer fantastic all-inclusive accommodation offers, meaning guests never need to hold back in indulging on their golf holiday in fear of the hefty price tag at the end. Just like a majority of the other hotels and resorts in Belek, the Sirene Belek Hotel is situated on top of the sixteen-kilometre-long stretch of Blue Flag beach that Belek is known so well for. With a fantastic beach just next door and two spectacular golf courses in arm’s reach, golfers can expect to have their next best golf holiday, comprising of the perfect mix of sun, sea and golf. It is definitely fair to say that the Sirene Belek Hotel truly has something for everyone, whether golfers are looking to enjoy a round of golf on one of the many golf courses in Belek, or non-golfers are looking to catch a tan then enjoy a relaxing session in the hotel spa, there is something to keep all guests entertained and busy. Golfers return to Belek year after year to continue to take advantage of the great all-inclusive options and fantastic golf. Both the Pasha and Sultan golf courses lie either side of the Sirene Belek Hotel, meaning an unforgettable round of golf is never far away. Guests are also never without an opportunity to take full advantage of the all-inclusive board option here, as the Sirene Belek Hotel is home to five restaurants, all serving a wide range of great food and drink.

For all those looking to enjoy the benefits of a self-catered golf holiday, the Bom Sucesso Resort is a must. Here, guests can enjoy a luxurious golf break in five-star villas or apartments, with a world-class golf course just next door, designed by the world-renowned golf architect, Donald Steel. The resort is set in the rolling hills surrounding the beautiful town of Obidos, home to a great range of bars and restaurants, as well as a medieval castle. All of the villas and apartments here were designed by different architects, but they are all set around the Guardian Bom Sucesso golf course, meaning beautiful landscape views are consistent across the Bom Sucesso Resort. A stay at the Bom Sucesso Resort need not break the bank as guests stay self-catered and the resort often runs superb deals for golf on the neighbouring Guardian Bom Sucesso golf course. All of the five-star villas and apartments here are very modern in design and offer all of the essentials to ensure that all guests have an unbeatable stay. In recent years, the Bom Sucesso Resort has come under new ownership, therefore new renovations are underway to improve the resort further. All of the villas have their own private swimming pool, and other facilities at the resort include a driving range and golf academy located at the golf course, as well as tennis and squash courts. Or, for a fun day out, guests can head to either Peniche or Nazare and go to one of the many great beaches there.

Nestled in the heart of Andalusia is the five-star Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort. This resort is the ideal option for all those golfers looking to escape all of the hustle and bustle of the typical busy resorts in Spain, to just enjoy some downtime, and of course, fantastic golf. The resort is set in the rolling hills surrounding the Los Alcornocales Nature Reserve with the hotel itself set out in the style of a typical Spanish white village, making the resort one of the most picturesque resorts in the whole of Andalusia. All of the guest rooms here overlook the beautiful surrounding views and include all of the essentials to ensure a five-star stay. They are all open in design with different décor, ranging from Moroccan furnishings to classic Andalusian. Aside from the fantastic golf course on-site, the best feature of the Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort is undoubtedly the Fairplay SPA with its range of facilities to ensure guests can enjoy the relaxation that they deserve. Located on site at the Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort is the Fairplay Golf Club, designed by the well-known golf architect Baron Paul Rolin. This superb golf course offers golfers of all skillsets and handicaps a great round of golf as it is known for its accommodating layout. After a morning of golf, guests can either make the most out of the five-star facilities at the Fairplay Golf Club, or they can explore the local area, including the stunning town of Benalup-Casas Viejas. The Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort is undoubtedly a five-star resort in every aspect, including its golf, newly refurbished guest rooms, location and facilities; and with regular deals and offers, it is a great option for your next golf escape.

Yet another option for your next golf holiday in the Algarve is the Pestana Dom Joao II hotel, set directly on top of a long stretch of stunning beach in the centre of Alvor. Alvor is a fantastic town for a golf holiday as it has the perfect amount of options for an evening out with a great range of bars and restaurants, and of course, it is home to a fantastic beach. Golfers are set in the perfect position in arm’s reach of some of the Algarve’s best golf courses, as well as a beach and a selection of bars and restaurants. The hotel itself has been recently refurbished, meaning its guest rooms and facilities have been upgraded to a high standard to ensure your best stay yet. Not only is Pestana Dom Joao II Hotel a great hotel to make the most out of one of the Algarve’s fantastic beaches, but it is also an unbeatable choice to play some of the best golf courses in the area. All five of the Pestana golf courses, the Vila Sol, the Pinta, Gramacho, Silves and Alto are within easy reach of the hotel, meaning there are plenty of options for guests to enjoy an unforgettable round of golf. Even when they are not playing golf or at the beach, guests will still never find themselves short of things to do with a great range of sports activities located at the Pestana Dom Joao II hotel and at the neighbouring beach.

Last but not least is the Draycote Hotel, the perfect choice for a drive and stay golf break. Located in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, golfers need not worry about the effort and cost involved in flying as they can simply just hop in their car, and the hotel even has free parking for guests. Furthermore, with just fifty guest rooms, guests can enjoy an idyllic golfing getaway in a small hotel set in the countryside. All of the spacious guest rooms include all of the essentials to ensure that all guests have a fantastic stay, including complimentary internet access. The Draycote Hotel does not just have a great location to relax and enjoy the countryside, but it is also perfectly located to explore some of the Midlands’ best areas, including the stunning town of Stratford-Upon-Avon and Warwick Castle. Conveniently for all guests looking to enjoy one of the most highly-regarded golf courses in the area, the Draycote Hotel has its own golf course, the Whitefields Golf Club and Golf Course. This fantastic golf course stretches out to 6,289 yards, and due to its perfect course management and maintenance, it can be played throughout the year which is not a commonplace among many of the golf courses in the UK. A package deal with the Draycote Hotel and the Whitefields Golf Club and Golf Course offers fantastic value for money, especially if you are travelling in a large golfing group. As with any golf break in the UK, a huge cost is taken out when you do not have to fly, making the Draycote Hotel an unbeatable choice for your next cheap golf escape.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you have been given assurance that a fantastic golf holiday need not always break the bank. There are new deals and offers popping up all the time, helping all golfers play some of Europe’s best golf courses at a fantastic value. To keep up to date with our latest deals and group offers, give us a call on 01342 811777, and we will ensure you have your best golf holiday to date.

About the Author

Natasha Ruben

I am a Politics student at Cardiff University, and I am just coming to the end of the second year of my degree. After I graduate, I am looking to become fluent in a European language so that I can make the most out of my golf holidays. My favourite golfing destination has to be the Costa del Sol as it offers the perfect combination of sun, sea, golf and nightlife.

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