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This week’s blog is a guide to eight of the best four-night packages we currently have on offer to prospective golfers. With brilliant golf courses, a range of fantastic accommodation options and great weather, any one of these four-night packages offer superb value for money. Whether you are looking to explore some of our most sought-after destinations or make the most out of the spectacular golf on offer, a four-night golf break is a perfect length for a swift getaway. Furthermore, combined with the latest offers and deals, golfers are guaranteed to have their best golf escape yet.

First up is the Sheraton Hacienda del Alamo Golf and Spa Resort, a fantastic four-star hotel located in the heart of the Murcia region, one of Spain’s most sought-after golf destinations. At the Sheraton Hacienda del Alamo Golf and Spa Resort, guests are in the perfect position to make the most out of both the fantastic golf in Murcia and the idyllic atmosphere of the countryside. Located on-site to the Sheraton Hacienda del Alamo Golf and Spa Resort is the Hacienda del Alamo, one of Dave Thomas’s greatest designs. Whether you are looking for your next golf holiday to be filled with fantastic golf, or alternatively have a peaceful family getaway, then the Sheraton Hacienda del Alamo Golf and Spa Resort has something for you. The resort is home to a wealth of fantastic facilities including its championship golf course located on-site, as well as a huge range of sporting activities and a comprehensive spa facility for guests to completely indulge. There is a great range of accommodation options depending on the individual needs and preferences of guests; prospective guests can choose from spacious apartments and modern guest rooms.

A consistent favourite among golfers is the Bom Sucesso Resort, the perfect option for all those looking for a self-catered golf escape. Golfers could not be in a better position to play one of the Algarve’s most sought-after golf courses, the Guardian Bom Sucesso, and both the Royal Obidos and Campo Real golf courses are also in close proximity to the resort. The resort comprises of five-star luxury villas and apartments with modern furnishings and designed to the highest of standards. All of the accommodation here is unbeatably modern and luxurious in their design, and they include all of the essentials to ensure that guests have a great stay. Most of the villas here have their own private swimming pool, but the resort is also home to a large swimming pool and several tennis courts where guests can pay for private tuition. Just down the road from the Bom Sucesso Resort lies the Obidos Lagoon where there is also another opportunity for guests to enjoy some sporting activities, such as jet skiing and sailing. Alternatively, for a leisurely afternoon, guests can venture into the local town of Obidos to spend hours meandering around the cobbled streets and its medieval castle, or alternatively they can enjoy a round of golf on the spectacular Guardian Bom Sucesso.

Another great four-night golf break option is the Sol Marbella Estepona Atalaya Park, set in the heart of the Costa del Sol, one of Europe’s favourite golf destination. With two fantastic golf courses just next door, guests at the Sol Marbella Estepona Atalaya Park are never in far reach from a great round of golf. However, the Sol Marbella Estepona Atalaya Park is not only an unbeatable option for a four-night golf holiday package; with its impeccable service, spacious guest rooms and fantastic facilities, it is also a great choice for a family holiday or even a couple’s getaway. Furthermore, with many deals regularly on offer, a golf package here comes at an unbelievable value. The resort is positioned in between Estepona and Marbella, two of the Costa del Sol’s key towns and areas, meaning guests here could not be in a better position to make the most out of all the Costa del Sol has to offer golfers on their Spanish golf holiday. For all those who are looking to make the most out of the warm sunshine, the beach in Estepona is just a twenty-minute drive away, or alternatively, Marbella is also just a twenty-minute drive away. Even for non-golfers, at the Sol Marbella Estepona Atalaya Park, guests will never find themselves without something to do with two large outdoor swimming pool areas and a wide range of sports activities such as tennis and volleyball.

Yet another great option for your next four-night golf holiday package in the Obidos region in Portugal is the Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort. The resort regularly has great deals and offers, such as one golfer in eight going free, or alternatively golf course transfers can be included, so it really is an unbeatable option. At the Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort, golfers can benefit from one of the region’s best golf courses being just next door, so a superb round of golf is always in easy reach. The Praia d’el Rey golf course neighbours the resort, and here golfers can enjoy a great round of golf on a stunning coastal setting. Similarly to guests at the Bom Sucesso Resort, guests here can pop into the local town of Obidos for a spot of leisurely lunch, or alternatively they can enjoy a round of golf on one of the many surrounding golf courses. The Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort is currently undergoing huge renovations and improvements to develop all of its facilities. Guests are never without an opportunity to take advantage of the resort’s stunning coastal setting with most of its guest rooms positioned with beautiful views across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Hotel Emporda Golf is a consistent favourite among golfers as it is the ideal hotel for all those looking to make the most out of the spectacular golf on offer in the Costa Brava. There are two excellent golf courses located on-site to the Hotel Emporda Golf; the Emporda Forest and the Emporda Links. Both of these golf courses offer a great round of golf on a stunning layout with a few unique characteristics to keep golfers on their toes throughout their round. Not only are guests at the Hotel Emporda Golf in an ideal position to play some of the region’s best golf; they are also in an ideal position to visit some of the region’s best beaches as well so that they can make the most out of the Spanish sun. Even for a four-star hotel, all of the guest rooms at the Hotel Emporda Golf are spacious and modern in design, and all of them include all of the necessary essentials to ensure that all guests have a great stay. While they are taking a break from challenging the fairways at the Emporda Forest and the Emporda Links, they can enjoy a well-deserved session in the hotel spa, or alternatively catch a tan around the outdoor swimming pool.

For a great golf holiday filled with sun, golf and the beach, the Tivoli Lagos is a great choice, and it is made even more tempting by the superb offers it regularly has for its four-night package holidays. Lagos has everything a golfer could ever want and more for their next golf holiday; great weather, a sandy beach, and a range of fantastic golf courses. The hotel runs a complimentary shuttle service to the nearby beach, so guests here are never without an opportunity to catch a tan and relax on their golf holiday. Furthermore, the Tivoli Lagos iso also positioned just next door to one of Sir Robert Trent Jones II’s finest designs, the Onyria Palmares Golf Course. With its unbeatable location in close proximity to some of the Algarve’s best golf courses, the centre of Lagos and a great beach, the Tivoli Lagos is an unbeatable choice for your next golf holiday. Even when golfers are taking a break from exploring the local area, there is still plenty of things to do at the hotel. Guests can relax around the large outdoor swimming pool, or alternatively hop on the shuttle service to the hotel’s nearby private beach club, or even have a relaxing session in the spa. Whatever golfers are looking for out of their next golf holiday, a stay at the Tivoli Lagos is sure to offer it.

For an unbeatably luxurious golf holiday, the La Finca Hotel Golf and Spa Resort is an unbeatable choice, and with many regular deals and offers, it also comes in a fantastic value for money. The La Finca Hotel Golf and Spa Resort is home to a wealth of facilities, impeccable service, and most importantly, superb golf. The resort is positioned just next door from the La Finca Golf Course, one of the highest-rated golf courses in the Costa Blanca, and both the Las Ramblas and the Villamartin golf courses are a short journey away, so guests here are never in far reach from a great round of golf. However, the La Finca Hotel Golf and Spa Resort is not just ideally positioned for guests to make the most out of all of the fantastic golf that the Costa Blanca has to offer; the resort is also positioned just a short drive away from two stunning sandy beaches. The La Finca Hotel Golf and Spa Resort is the perfect size for guests to enjoy an idyllic golfing getaway; there are just 120 guest rooms at the property, all of which are furnished to a five-star standard to ensure that all guests are set to have their best golf holiday to date. Aside from the superb golf course located on-site, the La Finca Hotel Golf and Spa Resort has plenty to offer its guests in terms of its facilities; there is a comprehensive spa facility if guests want to completely unwind, or alternatively, the resort even has its own lounge club which is the perfect setting for a nightcap drink.

Last but not least is the new four-star Aroeira Lisbon Hotel, Sea and Golf Resort. As the name suggests, it is a great choice for all those looking to have a fantastic golf escape with the perfect mix of sun, the beach, and golf. The resort is very new as it was only built in recent years, but despite its new addition to the family of golf resorts and hotels in the Lisbon region, it has not failed to make a mark. All of the guest rooms are furnished in a modern design with all of the essentials to ensure that all guests have a great stay, including air conditioning, a flat-screen television and spacious en suite bathrooms. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the property, and perfect for families, there is also the option of staying in a family room. At the Aroeira Lisbon Hotel, Sea and Golf Resort, guests can enjoy the best of both worlds; they are only half an hour away from the centre of Lisbon, the beautiful and lively capital of Portugal, but they can also enjoy a relaxing golfing getaway on the coast in the traditional Portuguese fishing village of Caparica. Therefore, guests can relax on their golfing holiday while still having the opportunity to hop in a taxi or on the train to travel into one of Europe’s best cities. Furthermore, guests at the Aroeira Lisbon Hotel, Sea and Golf Resort are in a great position to play some of the region’s most sought-after golf courses; both the Aroeira I and the Aroeira II are some of the golfer’s classic favourites, so a round on both of these courses are not to be missed on your next golf break.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog on eight of our best four-night packages we currently have on offer to ensure that all golfers can enjoy a spectacular golf escape at superb value. To keep up to date with the latest deals and offers, give us a call on 01342 811777, and we will ensure that you have your best golf escape to date.

Many discerning golfers also love delicious wines and this blog is a guide to our top five destinations for a wine and golf tour. Now that we are in 2019, it is time to start thinking about your next golf break and one of these destinations may just be perfect for you.

The five-star Hotel Peralada Wine Spa and Golf boasts a brilliant location situated in the heart of the Alt Emporda region. The hotel is surrounded by the brilliant Peralada golf course which is a popular course among holiday golfers as it isn’t overly long but boasts some unique and challenging holes along the course. The 18th is a particularly special hole as it is a long par-3 over water which has been known to ruin a few scorecards! Not only is the hotel perfect for golf, but also for exploring the local area as there are some of the best beaches in the Costa Brava region within 15-minute drive.

There are just 64 guestrooms within the hotel and all of them are modern and feature bright décor as well as all of the amenities and facilities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including plasma-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Besides playing on the brilliant Peralada course, you can work out in the gym, relax in the wine spa which offers a range of treatments or relax around the hotel’s outdoor pool. Guests within the hotel also have complimentary access to the casino which is situated in the medieval Peralada Castle just 800 metres from the resort. The hotel’s restaurant, Restaurant l’Olivera boasts an extensive menu filled with delicious Mediterranean cuisine and magnificent views over the golf course. Within the restaurant, you can also enjoy beautiful wines from the region and abroad which perfectly compliment your meals. Hotel Peralada Wine Spa and Golf is a beautifully well-appointed boutique hotel situated in the heart of the Costa Brava which makes it the perfect base for your next golf escape.

 

Another recommendation for your next wine and golf tour would be Fancourt. You can choose between staying in the Manor House or the Fancourt Hotel but whichever you choose, you will have easy access to the three fantastic Fancourt golf courses as well as beautiful South African wines. The resort boasts four different restaurants which serve international cuisine made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The hotel also boasts a bar that offers regional wines and a spacious garden terrace. Whilst you are staying at either property on the resort, you can enjoy activities such as tennis, running and walking trails, bird watching and fishing.

The five-star Manor House is set on the 1,500-acre Fancourt Estate and was remodelled to create a boutique hotel which is a beautifully luxurious space for couples, families or small groups to enjoy. The Manor House boasts a garden and terrace on which you can enjoy a few glasses of wine and enjoy the views.

 

The five-star Fancourt Hotel boasts luxurious accommodation, a wellness centre and elegant guest rooms which boast beautiful views of the Outeniqua Mountains. All of the rooms boast a minibar and a satellite TV as well as free toiletries and a private bathroom.  The hotel’s spa features an indoor heated Roman Bath as well as a leisure centre where you can find a kid’s club, a fitness centre, a cinema and an outdoor swimming pool.

The three golf courses situated at the Fancourt Resort are the main reason for you to choose this resort for your next golf holiday and it isn’t hard to see why. The Fancourt Links course is a prime example of a magnificently designed golf course and is undoubtedly the most impressive course in South Africa. This course frequently ranks as one of the top courses and it isn’t hard to see why. The Montagu course is beautifully landscape across lush countryside with the majestic Outeniqua Mountains as the backdrop and both this course and the Outeniqua courses also rank highly in the world rankings of golf courses.

 

With three superb golf courses, extensive leisure facilities, world-class restaurant and special surroundings, what more could you be looking for for your next golf break?

 

The five-star Vidago Palace is situated just an hour from the centre of the city of Porto and five minutes’ drive from the centre of Vidago. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful scenery and the hotel itself is the perfect blend between the Belle Epoque style and modern luxury. Whilst you are here, you can enjoy relaxing around the vanity pool, in the extensive spa or play a round on the fantastic Vidago Palace Golf Course. Within the spa, you can find indoor and outdoor swimming pools, vitality pool, a Turkish bath, a sauna, relaxation rooms, a juice bar and a gym as well as twenty different treatment rooms.

All of the rooms within the hotel boast essential amenities and facilities including LCD TVs and work desks as well as spacious seating areas and beautiful ensuite bathrooms. There are four different restaurants within the hotel, including the stylish main restaurant, a spa bar and the poolside bar and grill. For you wine lovers, you can enjoy the most famous export wine from Vidago’s wine cellar.

Of course, the main attraction at Vidago Palace is the very special Vidago Palace Golf. The course reopened in 2010 after extensive remodelling as a new, 18-hole championship golf course. The course has retained many original elements from the parkland holes and there are newer holes which have been carved through the valley. This course is the perfect blend of its original design and new, modern design. The greens were enlarged during the remodel and have been reshaped to USGA standards. Throughout the course, you can enjoy stunning scenery and four different tee positions from different heights as well as lengths to make sure that this course can be enjoyed by all golfers!

If you are looking for a special golf escape to Portugal where you can enjoy delicious food and wine, play a few rounds on a fantastic golf course and enjoy extensive facilities within the hotel then look no further than Vidago Palace. It is no surprise that this fantastic hotel made our list of recommendations for your next golf and wine tour…

 

Situated in the stunning region of Bordeaux is the new luxurious Golf du Medoc Hotel. The hotel is located within 200 acres of French countryside situated just outside of the city of Bordeaux and features two brilliant golf courses onsite. It is no surprise that this resort is considered to be one of the most renowned golfing destinations in France and is the perfect place for you to enjoy wonderful golf and wine in this wine producing region.

The hotel offers beautiful four-star accommodation which is set opposite the two 18-hole golf courses. Each of the 79 rooms and suites are decorated in natural tones and boast complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, a minibar, a safe and a hairdryer. Within the hotel, you can find extensive spa facilities which include an indoor heated swimming pool, a Hamman, a fitness centre and beauty treatments including reflexology.

 

You can find two different restaurants within the hotel; La Table du Medoc serves gourmet cuisine and boasts a very impressive wine list whilst Le Club serves a variety of snacks and is situated by the golf courses – perfect for a post-round snack. Besides the great wine, the two golf courses are the most impressive thing about the Golf du Medoc Hotel and it isn’t hard to see why.

Les Chateaux is the bigger course of the two and is highly regarded as being one of the best courses in France and has been awarded titles such as “The Best Course in France” in both 2014 and 2016 at the World Golf Awards. The course spans over 6,900 yards of French countryside and boasts large fairways and extreme rough areas. The idea of the course was to incorporate the best of the Bordeaux region and this course has not disappointed. This is a captivating golfing experience with heather-lined fairways, immaculate greens and strong, coastal breezes to pose a stern challenge to golfers of all abilities. A fantastic course that will require you to use every club in your bag.

The other course situated at this brilliant golfing resort is the Les Vignes course. This superb course was created in 1991 and has been embedded into the landscape of this stunning, wine-producing region. The course is of similar length to its sister course at just over 6,800 yards and boasts plenty of long pars which are finished with immaculate, fast-paced greens which are almost always surrounded by strategically-placed obstacles. Much like its sister course, a round on this course will challenge your consistency and will provide you with an exciting round from start to finish.

A stay at the Golf du Medoc resort is a perfect choice for golf and wine lovers alike.

Our final suggestion for your next wine and golf tour is a stay within the Lisbon region. Lisbon is the stunning capital city of Portugal and is considered to be one of the most vibrant and historic cities in Europe. You can find brilliant hotels and even better golf at Lisbon Sports Club within the area or, if you are happy to stay outside of the city you can venture up to the Obidos region. Of course, as a capital city, you can find an abundance of brilliant restaurants and bars where you can sample some exquisite food and drink, including very special wines.

 

Lisbon Sports Club was designed by Hawtree and Sons and is a charming 18-hole parkland course which is situated just outside the greater Lisbon area just 20 minutes from the city centre. This is a perfect course for you to play either when you just arrive or right before you fly home as it is situated just a short drive from Lisbon airport. The course is a short one at just under 5,300 metres off the back tees, so it is suitable for those looking for a great, holiday-style course which is playable by golfers of all abilities. There is a stream running through the course which comes in to play on 12 of the 18 holes but otherwise, this is a friendly course with lovely scenery and a great location.

Venturing out of the city, you can explore all areas of the Lisbon region including the Estoril, Sintra and Cascais triangles on the coast to the northwest and on the south, you can find several brilliant courses on the Costa Azul. An hour to the north, you can find Praia d’el Rey and Royal Obidos.

The key golfing areas include Obidos and Cascais. Obidos is widely considered to be one of the most picturesque towns in Portugal and boasts beautiful resorts and courses. The Royal Obidos course is a very special course with unique and challenging holes right from the first one. The second nine holes lie in the central and southern section of the development and six of them meander between an intricate ecosystem of lakes which are interconnected by cascading streams. Also, north of Lisbon, is Praia d’el Rey which is one of Europe’s finest courses, this classic links course is spread over dunes and cliffs with pines inland which are lying in wait to collect any errant shots. This course is a real test of golf to even the most discerning golfers and it is no surprise that we recommend this course to any travelling t the Lisbon region. No matter where you choose to holiday within the Lisbon region, you can find great wine, great golf and great weather and culture.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that next time you are thinking about booking a golf holiday, you think of the great golf and wine that you could enjoy if you choose one of these resorts or destinations for your next golf escape.

This week’s blog is a guide to some of the great resorts that we have available to you that have excellent golf courses onsite. These resorts are perfect for those of you that don’t want to leave the hotel to play golf. If you are looking for excellent resorts with excellent golf courses and excellent leisure facilities, then look no further than one of these properties for your next golf break.

 

Sueno Hotels Golf Belek is situated in Turkey just a few minutes’ walk from the beach (or a golf buggy shuttle!) and within close distance of Antalya airport. This is undoubtedly a first-class golfing property that boasts everything that you could possibly need or want in order to have the perfect golf holiday including superior rooms, a brilliant beach club during the summer months with a pier jutting into the ocean and hammocks to relax in as well as a great spa and outdoor pool area. During the day, you can enjoy a round on either the Dunes or Pines golf course, both of which are just a few minutes’ walk from the reception of the hotel and both will give you a fantastic and challenging round of golf. After your round, enjoy a drink in the Birdie Bar whilst overlooking the stunning course which boasts platforms on the lake in front of the lake and of course, is free of charge to those staying within the resort on the all-inclusive package! This a special and relaxing golf hotel with a great spa, great beach club and great 18-hole golf courses onsite. It is no surprise that we recommend this hotel for your next golf escape…

Next up, we have the Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort which boasts a stunning location situated beside one of the most breathtaking beaches in Europe. The hotel boasts beautifully appointed rooms which boast stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and the 18-hole championship golf course. The West Cliffs Golf Links is the perfect blend between links and parkland holes which has caused it to be ranked 13th in continental Europe and 80th in the world by Golf World Magazine. Not only does the resort boast a brilliant golf course but also a range of brilliant leisure facilities including the Kalyan Spa which boasts Turkish baths, a hot tub and an indoor and an outdoor pool as well as a health club with a well-equipped gym. There are two restaurants and a bar within the hotel. The restaurants serve a delicious buffet and a la carte dishes and boast ocean and pool views. If you would like to eat outside of the hotel, the hotel is located midway between Peniche and Obidos and both are around a 15-minute drive from the resort and both boast a fantastic array of restaurants and bars. The Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort is the perfect destination for your next golf break with a fantastic golf course onsite.

The five-star modern Hotel Camiral is situated on the 36-hole PGA Catalunya complex which is a first-class golf resort situated in the beautiful Costa Brava. The hotel has been newly refurbished in a contemporary design and is decorated with warm and welcoming colours. Each of the 145 guestrooms is spacious and comfortable and equipped with all of the facilities and amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including air conditioning, a minibar and an elegant, modern bathroom. Besides enjoying a round of golf or two on the truly brilliant PGA Catalunya golf courses, you can relax in the hotel’s spa which includes a sauna, a hot tub and a Hamman as well as a range of health and beauty treatments available.

Nearby to the hotel, you can visit the towns of Caldes de Malavella and Girona which are five- and 15-minutes’ drive respectively. These towns boast an abundance of bars and restaurants that you can enjoy which is great for when you want to explore the local area and enjoy a bite to eat at the same time. Of course, if you choose to remain within the hotel for food you won’t be disappointed as the airy restaurant within the hotel boasts a piano bar and a pub as well as delicious a la carte dishes. With an abundance of facilities, a beautiful location and some of the world’s best golf – look no further than Hotel Camiral for your next golf break.

Last, but certainly not least, is Bom Sucesso Resort which sits on the banks of the Obidos Lagoon, just 15 minutes’ drive from the medieval town of Obidos and boasts uniquely designed apartments as well as the brilliant Bom Sucesso golf course. All of the apartments and villas are beautifully appointed and located conveniently close to the clubhouse. They also all have a private furnished patio that leads into the garden as well as well-equipped kitchens and lounges. Whilst you can cook within the apartments and villas, you can either venture into Obidos and find an array of restaurants and bars there or eat within the resort at the restaurants and bars situated on the resort. During the summer months, you can enjoy the shuttle which transports guests to the beach and the town. The Bom Sucesso Resort is the perfect destination for your next golf escape where you can enjoy the great Bom Sucesso course as well as both Campo Real and Royal Obidos which are in the local area.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that one of these resorts will have caught your eye for your next golf holiday.

 

 

This week’s blog is an insiders guide to Emporda Golf. This hotel and its surrounding area is perfect for your next golf escape to the Costa Brava as it really has everything – location, great golf and great amenities and service for you to enjoy. This blog will tell you all you need to know about staying at Doubletree by Hilton Golf & Spa Emporda as well as the superb golf courses which are on-site for you to enjoy on your next golf break to the Costa Brava!

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The Doubletree hotel is a small and modern hotel set in the grounds of two fantastic golf courses: Emporda Forest and Emporda Links. All the rooms are decorated in a modern, contemporary style and have their own private balconies as well as free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and an Mp3 docking station. Although this is a fairly small hotel, it has a lovely restaurant serving traditional Catalan dishes as well as a cocktail lounge for you to enjoy a lovely post-round cocktail or beer and maybe an aperitif before dinner!

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You can also enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and the spa (for a small extra charge) where you can enjoy a range of different treatments, a Turkish bath, a sauna and a hot tub as well as a fitness centre. Not only does this hotel have two beautiful golf courses and an outdoor pool for you to enjoy but it is also in a fantastic location with several different towns and areas for you to visit and just under 2 miles from the lovely L’Estartit beach. The L’Estartit beach is 5km of golden sand with the beachside town at the end of the beach where you can enjoy an array of shops, bars and restaurants or even hire out equipment for watersports. Although the beach is often quite busy during the summertime, if you walk a little down towards the River Ter you can often have an area all to yourself.

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Just a 15-minute drive away from the hotel are the lively and fun beach resorts of Pals and L’Estartit where you can enjoy a wide array of different bars and restaurants as well as vibrant nightlife. But, on the other hand, if you’re looking for a more charming town with history and culture as well as bars and restaurants for you to enjoy then just a few minutes’ drive from the hotel is the lovely old town of Toroella de Montgri and you certainly won’t be disappointed here. Here you can go scuba diving, visit the castle, enjoy a walk round the old town and experience some old culture and admire the old buildings or enjoy one of the many restaurants which serve everything from fresh fish to tapas to traditional Catalan dishes.

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The Emporda Forest course is a superb course which looks a little average until you get the chance to play a round or two here. With fairways winding in and out of pine trees, strategically placed bunkers and a sprinkling of water throughout the course this is a must-play venue and is one of the most popular courses with the Golf Escapes clients. This is a tough and long course (especially off the back tees) and can prove to be a real challenge for golfers of all abilities. As early as the 2nd hole you are rewarded with a quality hole which is a mid-range par 3 with some strategically placed bunkering on the right. From the 3rd hole up to and including the 5th you play through the pine tree lined, narrow fairways. The 6th hole is one of the best holes that you may get the chance to play and is a great and short par 4 which is a great risk-reward hole where you have to decide right from the tee which line of play you are going to take. The back nine holes are all fabulous holes and close with the 18th which is a par 5 with plenty of water in play and just to make it trickier – 10 bunkers which surround the green!

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Just like its sister course, the Emporda Links course is a long and difficult course with some superb holes that you can enjoy. Unlike the Forest course, the fairways are wide but this doesn’t mean that they are slow by any stretch of the imagination. The course certainly requires precise shot-making in order to score well with rolling bunkers, two large lakes and dunes which fit into the stunning Mediterranean landscape which means that no matter how low your handicap you need to have a lot of concentration! This course is modelled on the classic Links courses that you may find in Ireland or Scotland and the designers here have done a great job of keeping the course in-tune with its surroundings. The Links course also features a great deal of water hazards as well so make sure that you have packed a few extra balls when you are planning on playing either of these courses. The 2nd and 11th holes are often the favourites of the course where you can expect a challenge with some stunning views thrown in. These two golf courses are just another reason why this resort is perfect for your next stay and play golf break to the Costa Brava.7

 

We hope that this blog opened your eyes to the great golf, restaurants, bars, beaches and towns that are awaiting you if you choose Doubletree Hotel for your next golf holiday to the Costa Brava. This really is an ideal hotel in an ideal location with some ideal golf and scenery to top it all off.

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