Four of our Favourite Luxury Golf Escapes

This week’s blog is a guide to some of our luxury golf holidays that you can choose from if luxury is the main thing that you are looking for from an excellent golf escape. Wherever you are looking to go, we have something brilliant on offer that is sure to catch your eye.

 

First up we have the Westin Resort in Costa Navarino which is a beautiful five-star resort situated within a lovely area of Greece. Within close proximity of the hotel, you can find not only two excellent golf courses but also many different leisure activities and facilities for you to enjoy during your time here. The hotel is set just five minutes’ walk from The Dunes Beach and boasts stunning views from the hotel of the Ionian Sea.

Within the hotel, there are 445 rooms and suites which are all fully fitted with all of the modern amenities and facilities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including jetted tubs in the bathrooms and stunning views from each of the rooms’ private balconies. During the day, spend time relaxing on one of the local beaches or around one of the pools or even in the Anazoe Spa which boasts extensive facilities. Of course, the highlight of your trip will be playing on the Dunes and Bay golf courses which both boast stunning coastline and fantastic reputations for being the best courses in the whole of Greece. For your next luxurious golf escape, look no further than Costa Navarino where you can find the most luxurious hotels, golf courses and beaches for you to enjoy to the full.

 

Next up, situated in Cyprus in the region of Paphos is the brilliant Thanos Hotel Annabelle which is a luxurious five-star hotel set amongst beautiful tropical gardens with palm trees and flowers and just a few minutes’ walk from the seafront. Paphos is well-known for its golden beaches and great harbour which boasts an array of great restaurants and bars. This harbour is just ten minutes’ walk from the hotel’s entrance!

Whilst you are here, you can enjoy Paphos’ nightlife but you can also enjoy the tranquillity of the local beaches and areas around the resort as you are far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle of the harbour.

 

The hotel boasts 218 spacious guestrooms which boast marble bathrooms, stunning views from the rooms’ private balconies as well as Wi-Fi, satellite television and air conditioning. Whilst you are staying within Thanos Hotel Annabelle, you can access the sister hotel’s (Almyra’s) spa and leisure facilities but you can also choose to remain within the hotel and enjoy soaking up the Greek sun! The best thing about a golf escape to Thanos Hotel Annabelle is that there are four brilliant championship golf courses within a short drive of the hotel including Aphrodite Hills, PGA National Cyprus, Elea Golf Club and Minthis Golf Club which means that you really can have the best of both here with a luxury hotel as well as excellent golfing opportunities…

 

Another luxurious hotel is the new Golf du Medoc which is situated within 200 acres of beautiful French countryside just outside of the city of Bordeaux and boasts two brilliant 18-hole golf courses onsite of the hotel. The two courses, Les Chateau and Les Vignes are both pristine and have both hosted a number of international tournaments and have both been consistently ranked as two of the top 100 courses in Europe and it isn’t hard to see why.

Not only is the golf extremely impressive here, but the hotel boasts modern spa facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a Hamman and a fully-equipped fitness centre as well as a range of health and beauty treatments for you to enjoy at your leisure. The hotel boasts 79 rooms and suites which are all beautifully decorated and boast all of the amenities and facilities that you could need or want in order to enjoy your stay including complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a safe as well as a hairdryer. This hotel is a must-visit for those looking for wonderful food, golf and wine as well as somewhere to truly relax and unwind. Look no further than Golf du Medoc for your next luxurious golf escape to France…

 

Last, but certainly not least, is Fancourt Hotel which is situated in Cape Provinces nestled between mountains and forests in the heart of the Garden Route. Not only does the hotel boast luxurious accommodation and extensive facilities but there are three Gary Player designed golf courses situated on-site of the hotel.

 

All of the guestrooms at The Fancourt boast elegant furnishings and private balconies from which you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Outeniqua Mountains. Within the rooms, there are minibars and a satellite TV as well as toiletries and spacious private bathrooms. During the day, when you are not enjoying one of the fantastic golf courses, you can relax within the hotel’s spa or the leisure centre or around the large outdoor swimming pool. There are many other activities to enjoy including walking trails, bird watching and fishing.

There are four restaurants within the hotel which means that you will be spoilt for choice during your stay. The restaurants serve international cuisine which is created using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and make sure to enjoy a few drinks within the hotel’s bar where you can find regional wines and a spacious garden terrace to relax on. With extensive facilities, three very impressive golf courses and luxury accommodation, it is no surprise that The Fancourt Hotel is recommended by us for your next golf escape…

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that next time you are thinking about booking a golf break if it is luxury that you are looking for, look no further than these fantastic resorts.

The Best of Cyprus

This week’s blog is a guide to the best properties and golf that is on offer in Cyprus. Whatever you are looking for from your next golf escape including stunning weather, beautiful resorts, great golf and interesting culture, you will be able to find it with a trip to Cyprus.

The Thanos Almyra Hotel is a stunning five-star resort which boasts a beautiful location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and nearby to some excellent golf courses like Elea Golf Club, Minthis Golf Club and Secret Valley. There is so much for you to do and see whilst staying at the Thanos Almyra Hotel including enjoying the vibrant nightlife in the resort of Paphos, relaxing on the beach or around the four freshwater pools. There is also the chance to enjoy some watersports on the beach, some exercise in the well-equipped gym, play tennis or unwind with a treatment within the hotel’s spa. With so much to do and see, luxury rooms with stunning views, four different restaurants and excellent service, it is no surprise that we recommend Thanos Almyra for your next golf holiday to Cyprus.

The sister hotel to Thanos Almyra is the Thanos Annabelle Hotel which is another stunning five-star resort. Whilst you are staying at Thanos Annabelle, you can enjoy access to Almyra’s spa facilities but there are plenty of things to enjoy within Thanos Annabelle’s grounds including lush gardens, a lovely outdoor pool to relax around and lovely rooms to relax in as well as the beach. This is a very popular hotel and it isn’t hard to see why with its great local golf courses, superb location being so close to the harbour of Paphos, excellent service and brilliant facilities.

Minthis Golf Club is just one of the excellent golf courses within a close distance of the fantastic Thanos hotels. The course is situated on an elevated position of 550 metres above sea level which means that even in the height of summer, a breeze will still influence the difficulty of this course! The course blends effortlessly into its surroundings and is a firm favourite of golfers who come to Cyprus. Although the course isn’t especially long at just under 6,000 yards, its fairways are lined with many fruit trees and grape vines and boast slopes which can prove challenging to golfers with higher handicaps. This is a great course which will require golfers of all abilities to play their best game of golf if they hope to finish the round with a good scorecard!

The five-star Aphrodite Hills Hotel is situated in the heart of the Aphrodite Hills Resort and offers brilliant leisure facilities, great service and entertainment options as well as lovely accommodation. You can enjoy having easy access to the excellent Aphrodite Hills Golf course which is situated on-site of the resort and after a round, you can enjoy relaxing around the pool whilst soaking up some rays, you can also enjoy a signature massage or facial within the Retreat Spa. The hotel boasts three fantastic restaurants which serve different cuisines including Asian and authentic Mediterranean. You can enjoy relaxing in the Carob Lounge with a lovely cocktail enjoying the live entertainment in the evenings. With so much to do and see in the lovely town of Paphos, it is no surprise that we have recommended this hotel as the perfect base for you to enjoy Paphos and everything that it has to offer.

Last, but not least, we recommend the Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences for your next golf break to Cyprus and it isn’t hard to see why. The Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences are the perfect choice if you are looking for a more intimate golf break as you can enjoy either a small apartment or large private villa but still have all of the facilities and luxuries of the excellent Aphrodite Hills Resort. From the resort, you can explore the beautiful beaches of Paphos or enjoy relaxing around the pool whilst you are not challenging the Aphrodite Hills PGA National Cyprus Golf Club. The benefit of staying within the Holiday Residences is that you can use the self-catering facilities within your property or enjoy the three different restaurants on the Aphrodite Hills Resort.

The Aphrodite Hills, PGA National Cyprus was designed by the fantastic Cabell Robinson and was opened to the public in 2002. This course is a very impressive one and is the perfect mix of pot bunkers, stunning fairways or lush Bermuda grass and tiered greens. The course meanders through indigenous olive and carob trees and is separated by a breathtaking ravine making it a visually spectacular course. This is a truly stunning course but is a difficult one for those of all handicaps so make sure that you bring your best game to the first tee!

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that when you are considering your options for your next golf escape, look no further than the wonders that Cyprus and these fantastic resorts have to offer you…

Luxury Golf Holidays

This week’s blog is a guide to some of our most luxurious golf holidays. No matter where you are looking to take your next golf escape to, we have somewhere beautiful and luxurious for you to stay and enjoy with excellent golf, brilliant facilities and great locations for you to explore.

First up, we have the five-star Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf and Spa which boasts a beautiful location just five minutes’ drive from Bahia de Casares Beach and 35 minutes’ drive from Marbella. The hotel also boasts its own fantastic championship golf course on-site. Each of the ensuite rooms boasts all of the amenities and facilities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including a private balcony, a flat-screen satellite TV, free internet access as well as a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Whilst you are not out enjoying a round or two on the excellent Finca Cortesin course then you can spend time enjoying the hotel’s facilities which include a well-equipped spa with an indoor pool and gym as well as a Turkish bath, sauna and a unique snow cave. Non-golfers are extremely well-catered for here due to the hotel’s facilities like the spa as well as the manicured gardens and outdoor swimming pools that you can enjoy relaxing around. With Marbella, Sotogrande and other towns nearby it is possible for you to venture out of the hotel to enjoy some of what the area has to offer both in terms of culture and food and drink but if you choose to stay at the hotel this would not be a mistake as the Kabuki Raw is the hotel’s signature restaurant and serves delicious food. Besides from Kabuki Raw, there is the Don Giovanni Italian restaurant, El Jardin de Lutz and The Beach Club also serves Mediterranean dishes. If you are looking for a luxurious golf break with a brilliant golf course then look no further than this beautiful hotel…

The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino is another property that we highly recommend to you if you are looking for that little bit extra when you are planning your next golf break. The Westin Resort is situated in Greece and is just five minutes’ walk from the beach in Messinia. There is so much to do and enjoy whilst you are here with the beautiful beach, two superb golf courses (The Bay Course & The Dunes Course), a hydrotherapy spa and 123 private infinity pools. Each of the beautifully designed rooms boasts a flat-screen TV as well as a private balcony from which you can enjoy stunning views overlooking the resorts’ olive groves and landscaped gardens. Whether you are looking to come here as a group of golfers and spend time enjoying the golf course and the many restaurants and bars within the hotel which serve mouth-watering cuisine from traditional Greek food to international dishes or whether you are looking to come as a family or couple and enjoy the well-equipped spa, the brilliant kids’ club and the local sites that you can easily visit from the hotel. This is the perfect destination for your next golf holiday to Greece and with all of these brilliant facilities and amenities as well as the beautiful sandy beach just five minutes’ walk away it isn’t a surprise that this is one of our recommendations…

Hotel Camiral at PGA Catalunya is a stylish and modern five-star hotel and is located on the 36-hole PGA Catalunya complex (Stadium course & Tour course) which is a brilliant first-class golf resort situated in the lovely Costa Brava. Each of the newly-refurbished guest rooms boasts free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar and an elegant, modern bathroom. Whilst you are here, you can enjoy Hotel Camiral’s spa which includes a sauna, hot tub and hammam as well as a range of different health and beauty treatments. Whilst you are not enjoying a round at the well-known PGA Catalunya complex, you can spend time relaxing by the pools or exploring the local area as the spa town of Caldes de Malavella is just five minutes’ drive from the hotel. If you are looking to get good value for your money as well as a brilliant hotel located in a prime golfing location, then this is the perfect luxury hotel for you this year…

The excellent Monte Rei Golf and Country Club is located on the same property as the brilliant Monte Rei, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and offers its guests lovely, spacious villas which are fitted with well-equipped kitchens and free Wi-Fi. Each of the Country Club villas boasts a living room with a TV as well as a modern kitchen. Whilst you are not self-catering within the villas, you can enjoy international cuisine at Vistas Restaurant which features fantastic vaulted ceilings as well as stunning views of both the ocean and the 18th hole. With on-site tennis courts, swimming pools, a gymnasium and spa facilities there is so much to do and see here, including one of Portugal’s finest golf courses being onsite of the residences. If you are looking for a great destination for your next golf escape, then look no further than the lovely Monte Rei Golf and Country Club.

Up next, we have the five-star Palacio Estoril Hotel, Golf and Spa which is just four minutes’ walk from the beach and is set amongst lush gardens with the brilliant Golf do Estoril. Each of the rooms is spacious and warmly decorated as well as fitted with every comfort including a flat-screen TV. Whilst you are here, you can enjoy four different dining outlets as well as Bar Estoril which was a favourite hang-out for spies during World War II and now offers a charming and classical atmosphere where you can enjoy a few drinks overlooking the poolside gardens. The hotel’s spa has a sauna and Turkish bath and you can enjoy some massage and beauty sessions. This is a hotel which is filled with wonderful old charm and character with high levels of service for you to enjoy – the perfect base for your next golf break just a few minutes’ walk from the sandy beaches of Estoril.

Last, but certainly not least is the Titanic Deluxe Golf in Belek, Turkey. This five-star hotel is situated by the river and offers nine outdoor pools, two indoor pools, an aqua park with water slides as well as a full-service spa and fitness centre and a 1km private beach. With all of this alone, this would be a very luxurious hotel but when you combine it with the modern rooms which boast all of the facilities and amenities that you could want or need within an all-inclusive hotel including a private balcony with garden or river views then you really have got an idyllic setting for your next golf escape. The resort offers a great buffet restaurant as well as four different a la carte restaurants which serve a variety of different cuisine from traditional Turkish dishes to Italian and seafood specialities. Whilst you are not relaxing by one of the pools or on the beach or in the spa, make sure that you take some time to enjoy the brilliant on-site golf course, Titanic Golf Club as you won’t be disappointed. Whether you are looking for a golf holiday for a couple, family or group this is the perfect and most luxurious resort.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you will take a look at some of these excellent resorts when you are planning your next luxurious golf escape

Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus – Golf Resort of Europe 2018

If you are looking for somewhere to venture to for your golf escape this year then look no further than the fantastic Aphrodite Hills Resort which is situated in Paphos, South Cyprus. In December, IAGTO named Aphrodite Hills Resort as the 2018 European Golf Resort of the Year in the prestigious annual IAGTO awards. Aphrodite Hills Resort was competing against hundreds of different brilliant golf resorts and it isn’t hard to see why they stole the crown for this award.

The Aphrodite Hills Resort is the only comprehensive golf, leisure and real estate development in Cyprus and has been developed over the last 10 years to produce this luxurious and unique resort. You can choose from staying at the luxurious five-star Aphrodite Hills Hotel or you can stay at The Residences in one of the fantastic apartments of villas which range from one bedroom to five bedrooms with their private swimming pools and fully equipped kitchens. The resort boasts a fantastic location nestled in the hills above Paphos and surrounded by the stunning multi award-winning golf course. There is a range of different luxurious amenities and activities for you to enjoy on the resort with the Tennis Academy, the Greco-Roman Retreat Spa, the exclusive Zias Beach Club, nature trails for jogging or horse-riding and many other activities await you at the resort. Not only is there so much to do and see, but there is also so much to eat and drink. The resort boasts 18 different restaurants and a wide array of different bars, so you are never far away from somewhere brilliant to unwind, relax and enjoy good food and drink.

The brilliant five-star Aphrodite Hills Hotel is situated at the heart of the Aphrodite Hills Resort and boasts luxurious and contemporary accommodation and facilities. Each of the rooms is beautifully decorated and boasts a private terrace from which you can either see out across the pool, gardens, the magnificent golf course or the sea. Just two minutes’ walk from the hotel will take you out to the brilliant Aphrodite Hills PGA National Cyprus sits. Most of our packages to the hotel are B&B and so for your other meals you can enjoy venturing out to one of the 18 different restaurants that sit within the Aphrodite Hills Resort. This is a beautiful, luxurious hotel with so much to do and see including relaxing in the Retreat Spa or on the private beach which includes a beach club and a kids’ club if you choose to come here as a family.

The Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences are perfect if you are looking for a spacious place to stay with your own fully-fitted kitchen which means that you don’t have to eat out all the time and you can enjoy cooking and eating a meal out on your private terrace attached to whichever apartment or villa you choose to rent. From the Residences, you can enjoy sweeping views of the Mediterranean, the Aphrodite Hills golf course and the unspoilt natural landscape of Paphos. Just a short walk from the Residences is the Village Square and the clubhouse where you can find a great array of different bars and restaurants and enjoy what you find whilst soaking up your beautiful surroundings.

No matter whether you feel that the Hotel or the Residences are the perfect fit for you and whoever you are travelling with to the Aphrodite Hills Golf Resort, you will get to experience the same luxury experience with all of the amenities, facilities and surroundings to enjoy. Whether you want to spend your days hiking along the trails and enjoying the different sporting facilities including a gym, or if you prefer to relax on the golden sand or in the Retreat Spa where you can choose from a range of different massages and health and beauty treatments, Aphrodite Hills has you covered. The best thing that the Hotel and the Residences have in common is the outstanding Aphrodite Hills Golf Course which was designed by the acclaimed architect Cabell Robinson.

Re-opened in January 2018 after a full refurbishment, the newly appointed PGA National, Cyprus boasts a unique layout across over 6,289 metres and overlooking beautiful landscape. This magnificent 18-hole championship golf course officially opened in 2002 and it is the perfect challenge for golfers of all abilities. With difficult pot bunkers, manicured fairways or lush Bermuda grass and tiered greens, this is an enjoyable but tricky course. The course follows the contours of two plateaux with the fairways cut through olive groves, lakes and the villas of the Residences. As you play the course, you wind through indigenous olive and carob trees and experience some breath-taking scenery including a dramatic ravine along the course from which you can see across the Mediterranean Sea. This ravine can make play difficult, as during the 7th hole you must travel your ball across the 130-metre gorge. This is quite a hilly course but with our packages, a buggy is included to make your life easier and you can still see out across the stunning landscape.

This is a truly breath-taking course and many of the most memorable holes from the course run alongside or across the central ravine. After your round, enjoy some time in the extensive clubhouse which overlooks the 18th green and is somewhere which is perfect to enjoy a well-earned beverage and a bite to eat. This course is a spectacular one and one that tops off the luxurious and exclusive Aphrodite Hills Resort perfectly.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that when you are considering booking your next golf holiday, you think of Cyprus and this award-winning, fantastic resort which has everything that you could possibly need for the perfect Golf Escape.

The Height of Luxury Golf to Inspire Your Next Holiday

This week’s blog is on the height of luxury golf which is great inspiration for your next golf break! With many of our destinations having almost year-round great golfing weather it is never too late to plan your next golfing getaway to somewhere hot and sunny with some fantastic golf to play!

Up first we have the two brilliant Sueno hotels: Sueno Golf and Sueno Deluxe which are both luxurious all-inclusive five-star resorts situated in Belek, Turkey. Sueno Golf offers everything that you could possibly want from a golf break in a more tranquil surrounding with a fantastic buffet restaurant that you can experience panoramic views of the golf course from as well as a lovely bar area too. The private beach area is stunning with a pier out to sea and a great beach bar where you can get light lunches and snacks. With all of this and two great 18-hole golf courses onsite it is no wonder that this hotel made our list of luxury golf.

There are no surprises either with Sueno Deluxe which only opened in May 2015 and is also situated just a stone’s throw away from the beach and has easy access to both Sueno golf courses (Dunes & Pines). Onsite you have so many fantastic facilities including several great restaurants and bars, a nightclub and a fabulous spa centre.

If you’re looking for luxury golf courses then look no further than the three beautiful Lumine courses in Costa Dorada, Spain. Each of the courses offers you a different style of round and staying nearby means that you will have three to choose from and there is no better place to stay than TRYP Port Cambrils Hotel which is an elegant four-star hotel situated just a moments’ walk from the beach. Lumine Hills is a beautiful 18-hole championship course and its fairways are lined with pine and olive trees and some of the holes on this course are truly spectacular. There are some great short par-3s as well as some longer holes on the scorecard and the 18th will stay in your mind for a long time after the round has finished with its heavy element of risk and reward as well as too many hazards to navigate yourself around for it to be an easy finishing hole!

Lumine Lakes is the second 18-hole championship golf course here and is as equally integrated into its surroundings as the Hills course. With no less than 13 of the 18 holes featuring water hazards there is very little room for error if you don’t want to lose a few balls along this course and although there is less undulation across this course compared to the Hills course there are plenty of strategically placed hazards in order to challenge golfers of all abilities. The Ruins course at Lumine Golf Club is a stunning and fairly flat 9-hole course, although it is shorter than its sister courses, it is still maintained as beautifully and provides a unique and short round of golf!

Viva Zafiro Alcudia & Spa is our next suggestion for your next luxury golf break! This five-star resort is just four minutes’ walk from the beach and is located in the quiet area of Port d’Alcudia but by just walking a few minutes from the entrance to the hotel you will get to experience the liveliness of this town. The hotel boasts great facilities from several outdoor pools to an indoor pool and great spa. This is a beautiful and luxurious hotel with beautifully decorated rooms with private balconies and many different restaurants to choose from which also boasts easy access to a fantastic golf course. Alcanada Golf Course is a parkland course with picturesque views of Mallorca’s coastline as well as a challenging layout with many strategically placed hazards for you to navigate your way around. This is a testing but stunning course and it is no surprise that this hotel and golf course combination is one of our favourites for a luxury golf getaway.

Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf & Spa is a five-star hotel situated in the centre of the Estoril Resort in Lisbon and is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. The hotel’s rooms are spacious and decorated with warm colours and is fitted with all of the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard. The location of this hotel is perfect as it is so close to so many restaurants and bars whilst being located in such beautiful surroundings with a fantastic golf course onsite. Whilst you are here you will never be short of somewhere great to eat or drink as there are four different restaurants and with the resort of Estoril on your doorstep you can always venture out of the hotel to find some delicious food and drink in the area. The spa features a sauna and a Turkish bath and you can also purchase a treatment from the vast range that is offered here. With all of these fantastic facilities as well as the fact that many of our packages here come with unlimited golf at the prestigious Golf do Estoril, this is definitely one for you to consider.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Evolutee Royal Obidos Hotel & Spa situated in Obidos, Lisbon. This boutique hotel offers its guests nothing but luxury with their beautifully decorated bedrooms with stunning views across the golf course or the lagoon as well as a superb spa and great outdoor pool area. The Royal Obidos course is the shining star about staying at this lovely five-star property. The course was the winner of the Best Course in Portugal award in 2015 and it really isn’t hard to see why, this course boasts a spectacular combination of holes and offers stunning views across the ocean for half of the round. Water features prominently on this course but is worked into the layout so beautifully that it can be a little distracting and you can expect to lose at least a few balls. This course is a luxurious one and is enough of a reason to book your next golf break to Lisbon now.

We hope that you enjoyed this week’s blog and that it has inspired you to start thinking about where your next luxury golf holiday will be to…

Spotlight on Luxury in the Algarve

This week’s blog is a guide to the luxury that awaits you with a holiday to the Algarve. Summer is fast approaching us and in order for you to get some guaranteed sunshine as well as all of the other fabulous things the Algarve has to offer you then take a look at these luxury resorts and start planning your next luxury golf break to the Algarve

First up, we have the five-star Lake Resort situated in Vilamoura, just two minutes’ walk from the beach and easy access to the fantastic town of Vilamoura. This hotel offers its guests the height of luxury with three lovely pool areas and a private sandy beach solely for use of the guests here. The hotel has been recently refurbished and its rooms are beautifully decorated and spacious, asides from the hotel rooms, there are apartments in which you can stay in here which have fully-fitted kitchens giving you the option of self-catering. The resort boasts two restaurants: the Fusion restaurant where you can enjoy Oriental cuisine and the Marenostrum restaurant in the gardens where you can taste delightful fresh fish. The location of this resort is unbeatable, with easy access to the Oceanico courses, Vilamoura town and just 20 minutes’ drive from Albufeira. With a great location, great golf within close proximity and luxurious facilities it is no surprise that this is a recommendation by us, to you.

Next up, set amongst green pine forests in Castro Marim, just a five minute drive from Monte Gordo and a stone’s throw away from the stunning Praia Verde beach is the four-star Praia Verde boutique hotel. The suites here are all fitted with a fully functional kitchenette, giving you the option of self-catering here. They also all feature a private balcony, Wi-Fi and a separate lounge area to enjoy. If you are looking to take a break from cooking you can enjoy the homemade cuisine served at the À Terra restaurant or venture into Monte Gordo. Here, you can enjoy a few rounds at the Quinto do Vale golf course and spend time relaxing on the fantastic beach or by the pool making it a luxury destination and somewhere that you can enjoy some peace and quiet. The hotel is very close to the Spanish border where you can take a trip into Spain just for the day if you wish and when it comes to accessibility to airports, you are just under 40 miles from Faro meaning that this can be a perfect luxury golfing getaway even if just for a long weekend!

Another fantastic and luxurious resort for your next golf break to the Algarve is the five-star Quinta do Lago. All of the villas and townhouses here are fully-fitted with all of the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this rating and are in close range of the fantastic Quinta do Lago golf courses. You are also within nine minutes’ walk of the beach, where you can enjoy the privacy and tranquillity that Quinta do Lago’s private area on the beach has to offer you. If you are not so much into playing golf every day, then you will not be disappointed with the alternative facilities that are offered here like the indoor and outdoor swimming pools and the well-equipped spa where you can enjoy a range of different treatments. Whilst staying in the villas gives you that all important self-catering option, you can enjoy delicious Algarvian cuisine or Venetian cuisine at one of the resort’s restaurants. This is considered to be one of the most sophisticated destinations on the Algarve and it really isn’t hard to see why.

The five-star Dona Filipa and San Lorenzo Golf Resort in Vale do Lobo is one of the finest resorts in the Algarve and offers its guests top-class services and facilities. Whilst you are staying here, you have the opportunity to pre-book your tee times at the Algarve’s premium course, San Lorenzo which is just a ten minute drive from the resort. Whilst you are not playing at the fabulous San Lorenzo course, you can enjoy your luxurious golf break relaxing by the pool, on the beach or at the spa. Vale do Lobo’s plaza boasts a good selection of restaurants, bars and shops for you to mooch around and choose your destination for that evening! This resort is the height of luxury and it is no surprise that it made our list of recommendations for luxurious golfing destinations on the Algarve…

Last, but not least, we have the four-star Pestana South Beach which only opened in 2014 and is located just a few steps away from the beach. The rooms are all decorated with a modern and contemporary theme and feature Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. With Alvor just a five minute walk away you are never far from a great restaurant or bar to enjoy but there are also dining options on-site too where you can enjoy traditional dishes. Whilst you are not relaxing on the beach, spend time relaxing by one of the three outdoor swimming pools or in the spa and outdoor fitness centre. The Pestana golf courses are all within easy reach of the hotel so you can golf whilst staying here until your heart is content! This is a beautiful destination which offers all of its guests a luxurious stay in a superb location.

An added bonus to booking any of these superb hotels on the Algarve at the moment is our fantastic ATA promotion. This means that with every booking you will receive a J. Lindeberg golf shirt to enjoy and if your mind wasn’t already set upon one of these luxurious destinations then we are sure that it is now.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you are looking forward to your next luxurious golfing getaway to the Algarve…