Golf in the Sun

This week’s blog is a guide to some of the brilliant resorts and courses that are available to you for booking for your next fantastic golf escape. No matter where you are looking to travel to, we are sure that we have something brilliant that you will love. If you are contemplating booking a golf break, then look no further than some of these spectacular resorts and courses that you could be enjoying in person…

The El Paraiso golf course boasts a stunning location nestled in a peaceful valley near the popular resort town of Marbella with the stunning La Concha Mountain as its backdrop. This is one of the most established courses on the Costa del Sol and poses a stern challenge for golfers of all abilities due to its length of 6,800 yards and the many strategically placed hazards that you have to contend with in order to score well. The greens are superbly kept and run fast and true, much like the palm tree-lined fairways. Along with the fast greens, you must watch out for the many water hazards that line and cross the fairways at different points along the course. This is a beautiful location for a round of golf and the layout matches the quality of the location with interesting holes and challenges for you to enjoy. The course’s signature hole is the par five, doglegged 6th hole where you must avoid the lake which is situated on the right of the fairway and contend with the tricky putting surface which is two-tiered. This is a spectacular hole but is not the only brilliant hole of this course as there are plenty of others including the par four 8th hole which is a stunning, downhill hole. This is an excellent golf course with a great location, interesting layout and a stern challenge – if you are looking to play here then we cannot recommend the four-star Iberostar Costa del Sol enough.

The five-star Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort is located in one of the most beautiful enclaves in Europe – South Andalusia. The hotel boasts a prime location, situated in the centre of Cadiz which is well-known for its stunning beaches and beautiful scenery. The resort is designed as a small, white Andalusian town with narrow streets and squares for you to meander down and explore. Each of the guestrooms and suites boasts modern décor and all of the facilities that you would expect from a resort of this standard including a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and a minibar. Many of the rooms and suites boast lovely views of the golf course, courtyard or the countryside. There are three a la carte restaurants within the resort including a Mediterranean themed restaurant and a buffet restaurant. Besides these restaurants, you can also enjoy the poolside brasserie and the Clubhouse snack bar. Whilst you are not relaxing around one of the outdoor swimming pools, enjoying a round on the resort’s golf course or exploring the local area, you can relax within the luxury spa and wellness centre where there is a hot tub, a sauna, hydrotherapy treatments and facials and massages available. This is a stunning hotel with everything that you could possibly need to have an amazing golf holiday in Andalusia.

Sueno Hotels Golf Belek is a luxurious and beautiful golf resort situated in Turkey which boasts two excellent 18-hole golf courses on-site as well as all of the other facilities and amenities that you could possibly need in order to have a great golf escape. You can meander down to the beach whilst you are not enjoying relaxing around the outdoor pool or in the hotel’s spa as the beach is just seven minutes’ walk from the hotel. The hotel’s beach club is excellent with hammocks available and the pier for you to relax on which juts out into the Mediterranean Sea which boasts a bar and sun loungers. The hotel’s spa boasts a sauna as well as eight massage rooms and holistic beauty treatments. Whilst you are staying at Sueno Hotels Golf, you can enjoy the hotel’s buffet restaurant or one of the several a la carte restaurants. This is a stunning five-star hotel with well-equipped guest rooms, brilliant service and great golf for you to enjoy.

Last, but certainly not least, is the brilliant, five-star Ritz-Carlton, Abama which offers its guests an unforgettable stay in this peaceful and tranquil setting away from the more commercialised areas of the island of Tenerife. Each of the 300 guestrooms and suites and the 120 villas have been decorated in a Moorish style and they all boast stunning views of either the ocean, the gardens or the brilliant Abama Golf. Each of the rooms boasts everything that you could want or need to have a relaxing and enjoyable golf escape with modern essentials including free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs. Whilst you are not out enjoying a round of golf on the Abama golf course, which is truly stunning, you can relax around one of the hotel’s seven different pools. You are spoilt for choice at the Ritz-Carlton, Abama, not only with the number of things to do and see but also with the impressive 10 different dining options. These options include the hotel’s Michelin star restaurants – M.B and Kabuki. Alternatively, you can enjoy a brilliant steakhouse or authentic Japanese cuisine. This is a superb hotel with all of the luxuries that you could want or need for a brilliant golf break including a stunning 18-hole championship golf course!

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that when you are planning your next golf escape you take a look at some of these resorts and their fantastic courses…

 

Chase the Sun on Your Next Golf Escape

This week’s blog is about some of our lovely resorts at which you can stay and still enjoy brilliant sunshine. With winter fast approaching us, it is time to think about when you will next be able to get out of the rain and onto the golf course somewhere warm and sunny and it isn’t too late to get some much-needed vitamin D this side of Christmas or at least book something for early next year to avoid the January blues!

First up, we have the fantastic five-star Korineum Golf and Beach Resort which is located in North Cyprus in the foothills of the Five Finger Mountain and since opening in 2009, has established itself as one of the most luxurious and beautiful resorts in the region. The resort boasts spacious and beautifully decorated rooms which all feature private balconies from which you can enjoy views across the gardens, the mountains and out towards the Mediterranean Sea. The resort boasts an excellent location within stunning surroundings and just 3 kilometres from Turtle Beach and just 20 minutes’ drive from Kyrenia town. Whilst you are not out on the golf course, which is just a few minutes’ walk, you can enjoy the resort’s well-equipped fitness centre, play a game of tennis or relax by the resort’s large outdoor pool area. For the ultimate relaxation experience, you can take full advantage of the spa and wellness centre where you can choose from a range of treatments or just use the sauna and Jacuzzi. This is a great resort where you can stay and play an excellent golf course as well as enjoy high levels of service and high temperatures throughout many months of the year.

Islantilla Golf Resort is a lovely four-star hotel situated in an idyllic location just 15 minutes’ walk from the beach as well as just a few minutes’ walk from a commercial centre which hosts a small but substantial selection of different restaurants and shops. The hotel is also just over 30 miles from Faro Airport. With a 27-hole golf course to enjoy as well as the hotel’s other facilities including the beach club which is just a mile away which boasts a great pool area as well as watersports. Not only does the hotel have excellent facilities to enjoy and relax in but the dining options here are also excellent with the nearby commercial centre and also the fact that our prices include the half board option which can be used in the resort’s buffet restaurant. After a long day on the golf course or relaxing on the beach or by the pool and after a few courses in one of the restaurants you can enjoy the stylish and air-conditioned rooms which are all fitted with the amenities expected from a hotel of this standard. Being located on the Costa de la Luz Huelva means that the sun shines on through to late October normally and begins shining again as early as March time which makes this an excellent destination for your winter break.

Located in sunny Belek is the five-star Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort and Spa which boasts a stunning location, just five minutes’ walk onto the hotel’s own private beach area on Iskele Mevkii beach. This is a truly luxurious hotel with staff who try their upmost to make your stay as wonderful as possible and excellent facilities and rooms to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The hotel’s all-inclusive option is excellent as the hotel’s buffet restaurant serves delicious food with delicacies from all around the world including traditional Turkish dishes. The hotel boasts 571 beautifully decorated and spacious rooms and there are many different room styles to choose from to make your stay as tailored to your preferences as possible. Whilst you are not on the Cornelia Faldo golf course or relaxing by one of the resorts’ pool areas or on the private beach then you can take a trip to the hotel’s spa where there is a range of different treatments and massages or if you are looking to stay active there are many different activities run daily with the hotel’s entertainment team or you can take part in watersports and even play tennis or billiards. A stay at the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort is a truly luxurious experience and in Belek you can get some sunshine late into the year and even early next year…

Lauro Golf Resort boasts lovely, well-appointed apartments which boast an excellent location as they overlook the brilliant 27-hole complex at Lauro Golf as well as the stunning Andalucian countryside. Guests also enjoy the location here as it is just five minutes’ drive to both Alhaurin de la Torre and Alhaurin El Grande and only 20 minutes’ drive from beautiful beaches and the airport. This is the perfect place for a winter golf escape to the Costa del Sol, especially for small groups and families who are looking for a quiet break with excellent golf, great nearby towns and plenty of things to do and see in the local areas.

Oliva Nova Golf & Beach Resort, Valencia offers a great stay for any guest, for families & groups alike. Overlooking the gleaming ocean lies the 4* hotel, boasting a lagoon style pool, fully equipped spa facility, pubs & restaurants, tennis court, football fields & the on-site Seve Ballesteros designed Oliva Nova golf course. Each room offers a splendid view of either the Mongo Mountains or surrounding areas…A great place to relax in the sun.

 

Although there are many great resorts, there are also many great golf courses and you can always base your next winter golf escape around a brilliant course on the Canary Islands, especially as any course there is somewhere that you can experience lovely temperatures through Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer…

Lanzarote Golf Resort boasts an idyllic location in the heart of Puerto Del Carmen. The course is an undulating one which has wide fairways and spacious greens but these features don’t make it a walk in the park as it is a fairly long course at 6,133 metres from the back tees. As the course is not overly difficult and has a few challenging holes, it is the perfect holiday course as you can experience stunning weather year round on this course as well as get the chance to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lanzarote’s traditional landscapes. With year round playability and stunning surroundings, this is an ideal golf course to add to your itinerary (or base your golf break around!) next time you are planning a winter golf escape…