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This week’s blog is a guide to seven of the best ‘seven nights and five rounds’ packages that we offer. All seven of these packages allow golfers to experience some of the best golf courses at fantastic value. Comprising of luxurious hotels, excellent golf courses and great value, these packages would make a fantastic option for your next golf escape. These packages have been carefully tailored with golfers in mind to ensure they have the best golf holiday yet.

First up is the Thanos Almyra, the perfect option for any golfer looking for their next luxury golf break. With a stunning beach location, impeccable service and a warm climate all year round, it comes as no surprise that the Thanos Almyra is a go-to option for golfers. Just a short walk away from the hotel, guests will find themselves on a Blue Flag beach, or the centre of Paphos. Paphos truly has something for everyone; beautiful beaches, buzzing nightlife and of course, fantastic golf. Golf is just one aspect of the seven nights and five rounds package for the Thanos Almyra; the hotel itself is truly a five-star hotel in every aspect whether it be the spacious guest rooms or fantastic facilities. The hotel offers its guests a wide range of leisure facilities, including an impressive four outdoor swimming pools and private tennis courts. Conveniently for golfers, the Thanos Almyra is located just a twenty-minute drive away from all four of the golf courses in Paphos; the well-known Aphrodite Hills Golf Club, the PGA National, Minthis Golf Club and the Elea Golf Course. All four of these golf courses offer an unforgettable round of golf that can be appreciated by all players, making the seven nights and five rounds package for the Thanos Almyra an unbeatable option. As expected, the Aphrodite Hills Golf Club deserves a special mention due to its world-class status and its unique layout with stunning views throughout. Luckily for the guests at the Thanos Almyra, an unforgettable round of golf here is always in easy reach.

The Sesimbra Hotel and Spa offers its guests the best of both worlds, situated in the heart of the sought-after Sesimbra resort. Here, guests are right on top of a long stretch of stunning coastline and just a short walk away from the centre of the town where they will find a wide range of bars and restaurants to suit every budget and preference. Alternatively, the centre of Lisbon is less than an hour away from the hotel, so a great day out is never far away. At the Sesimbra Hotel and Spa, guests are in the perfect location to make the most out of Portugal’s vibrant capital, the local beaches and of course, some of the best golf courses in the area. Both the Aroeira I and the Aroeira II are two of the best-known golf courses in the area, and luckily for guests at the Sesimbra Hotel and Spa, they are located less than a forty-minute drive away from the hotel. Alternatively, the Quinta do Peru is home to some truly stunning views and a stern test of golf. Not only is the Sesimbra Hotel and Spa a great option for a seven nights and five rounds package because of the fantastic golf in the surrounding area, but the hotel itself comes at fantastic value for money. All of the spacious and modern guest rooms allow guests to make the most out of the hotel’s stunning coastal location with sea views. The hotel also has an outdoor infinity swimming pool that overlooks the neighbouring beach. To relax after a gruelling round of golf on one of the local golf courses, guests can head to the spa for a massage or a session in the steam room.

The Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort is yet another fantastic option for a seven nights and five rounds package on the Lisbon coast. The Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort offers its guests the perfect mix of sun, sea, and golf. Furthermore, the resort is located just an hour away from the centre of the captivating capital where visitors will never find themselves short of things to do or see. Alternatively, Obidos, a charming medieval town with beautiful architecture and a wide range of bars and restaurants, is located just a short drive away from the resort. All 177 of the guest rooms at the Praia d’el Rey Marriott Beach and Golf Resort offer fantastic views across the neighbouring Atlantic Ocean, and of course, the 18 holes at the Praia d’el Rey golf course. Furthermore, just a stone’s throw away from the hotel is a long stretch of stunning beach with clean waters and white sand. Both the Praia d’el Rey and the West Cliffs Golf Links golf courses offer a fantastic round of golf at great value for money in the seven nights and five rounds package with the Praia d’el Rey Marriott Beach and Golf Resort. The Praia d’el Rey is easily considered to be one of the best golf courses on the Silver Coast with its unique layout and fierce challenge. This classic links golf course never struggles to attract golfers back year after year, so it hardly comes as surprising that it has been labelled as “wild and wonderful” by Golf World Magazine. Alternatively, the West Cliffs Golf Links also provides a great round of golf. Despite only opening in 2017, this fantastic golf course has already established itself as one of the best golf courses in the region.

The Macdonald Dona Lola Resort offers golfers great value for money with two large outdoor swimming pools, private tennis courts, spacious guest rooms, and of course, easy access to some of the most popular golf courses in the Costa del Sol. When guests are taking a break from challenging the fairways at the local golf courses, they can have a chance to make the most out of the resort’s excellent leisure facilities. The resort offers its guests a children’s club, an evening entertainment programme and a large spa centre. Furthermore, the Macdonald Dona Lola Resort is located less than ten minutes away from the centre of La Cala de Mijas where visitors will find a huge range of bars, restaurants, and a few sandy beaches. Despite the huge increase in tourism in the Costa del Sol in neighbouring towns such as Fuengirola and Marbella, La Cala de Mijas has maintained its original charm and character. The Costa del Sol is known for its fantastic golf, so we have ensured that in the seven nights and five rounds package for the Macdonald Dona Lola Resort, golfers can make the most out of the region’s best golf courses. The Cabopino golf course is home to a tight and tricky layout that even low handicappers will struggle to manoeuvre themselves around, however, many players will benefit from the risk-reward system. Alternatively, the Chaparral Golf Club is one of the best-loved parkland golf courses in Spain, positioned seven hundred metres above the sea. With a challenging layout, stunning sea views and perfectly maintained greens throughout the year, it comes as no surprise that the Chaparral Golf Club has been awarded the 36th Best Golf Course in Spain.

For a truly luxurious seven nights and five rounds package, the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa is an unbeatable option. This resort offers a five-star stay in every aspect, with spacious and well-appointed guest rooms, fantastic leisure facilities and a perfect location. The resort is positioned just a twenty-minute drive away from the Corniche beach, the perfect place to make the most out of the guaranteed sunshine. Alternatively, the Yas Marina Circuit, the home of the Grand Prix, is located less than a twenty-five minute drive away. However, the location is not the only selling point of the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa; even for a five-star resort, the guest rooms here are particularly spacious and luxurious. Furthermore, the hotel is home to an impressive five restaurants to suit every taste and occasion. Both the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and the National golf course at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club are included in the seven nights and five rounds package with the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa. The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is widely considered to be the most prestigious golf club in Abu Dhabi, so it comes as no surprise that it hosts the largest golfing event in the UEA, the PGA European Tour Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. The National at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club is a highly sought-after golf course, however, with a modern floodlight system, a round of golf here can be enjoyed even in the dark evenings. Golfers can also enjoy an unforgettable round at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, a classic Gary Player design. All of the 18 holes here offer spectacular views of the neighbouring white sands of the gulf as well as a stern test of golf. 

The Precise Resort at El Rompido is easily one of our best-selling hotels, and it is hardly difficult to see why. This 5* hotel neighbours the two golf courses located in the El Rompido resort, the El Rompdio North and the El Rompido South. The El Rompido South’s layout comprises of two contrasting loops of nine holes with different layouts and landscapes. While the front nine are shorter in length, the greens are unforgivingly small, so players must focus their skills on accuracy. Whereas on the back nine, the greens are wider with better views of the neighbouring ocean. The El Rompido North golf course was created as a new addition to the El Rompido family to continue its legacy of fantastic golf. With its elevated position overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the views here are truly stunning, even if the golf course is generally considered to be the tamer option of the pair. Aside from its fantastic golf, the Precise Resort El Rompido is also an excellent seven nights and five rounds package due to its fantastic location just a few minutes’ drive away from the centre of El Rompido and its excellent facilities. The resort offers a wide range of accommodation options to accommodate for groups of all sizes and needs with a selection of rooms, suites and apartments.

Last but not least is the Praia Verde Boutique Hotel, another fantastic option for a luxury golf package. The hotel boasts an idyllic location, nestled in a pine tree forest and just a stone’s throw away from the Praia Verde beach. The Praia Verde Boutique Hotel is the ideal option for all golfers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy resorts in the Algarve to just enjoy some sun and of course, some fantastic golf. The neighbouring Praia Verde beach is widely considered to be one of the most stunning beaches in the Algarve and it certainly provides the perfect setting to enjoy some well-deserved sunshine. If guests choose to venture outside of the hotel for an evening meal or a day out, then the centre of Monte Gordo is just a few minutes away in the car. Aside from its spacious guest rooms and great facilities, the Praia Verde Boutique Hotel is also a fantastic option for a seven nights and five rounds package due to its ideal location just a fifteen-minute drive away from the Quinta do Vale golf course. Designed by the world-renowned golf architect Seve Ballesteros, players are guaranteed an unforgettable round of golf. The Quinta do Vale holds a prestigious reputation in the Algarve for its tricky layout comprising of plenty of doglegs and spacious fairways, and lucky for all guests at the Praia Verde Boutique Hotel, this excellent golf course is just a short drive away.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you have been tempted by the great value for money and the fantastic golf on offer. These packages offer everything any golfer could possibly want in a golf break, and more; world-class golf courses, luxury hotels and of course, an unbeatable deal.

This week’s blog is a guide to seven of the best golf residences we offer. While the golf courses are just one aspect of any good golf holiday, the accommodation itself is a huge attraction. All seven of these golf residences offer their guests the most luxurious stay, and of course, they are all in close proximity to some of the best golf courses that Golf Escapes offer. Any one of these residences is sure to provide you with an impeccable stay with their excellent facilities, impeccable service and direct access to some fantastic golf.

The Aphrodite Hills PGA National Cyprus is widely regarded as one of the best golf courses in Europe, and conveniently for all of the guests at the Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences, this fantastic golf course is just next door. With fantastic facilities, a world-class golf course and an ideal location, it comes as no surprise that the Aphrodite Hills Resort was named the ‘European Golf Resort of the Year’ in 2018 at the IAGTO Awards. When its guests are taking a break from challenging the fairways at the Aphrodite Hills PGA National Cyprus, they can enjoy one of the many leisure facilities on offer at the resort. The resort has its own tennis academy and Zias Beach Club where guests can go to make the most out of the sun on some of Europe’s most stunning beaches. There is a wide range of self-catered accommodation options at the Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences. Smaller groups and couples can opt for a luxury apartment, whereas families and larger golfing groups can splash out on a villa with their own private swimming pool. If guests choose to not make the most out of the self-catered option and choose to venture out to the centre of Paphos, then they can do so with ease as the resort runs a complimentary shuttle service to Paphos. Here, they will find a huge range of bars and restaurants, as well as some truly stunning beaches. Alternatively, the resort is home to an impressive eighteen restaurants, so guests here will never find themselves short of options.

The Monte Rei Golf and Country Club is the ideal accommodation option for all golfers wanting to make the most out of Portugal’s best golf course, the Monte Rei. This fantastic golf course boasts a classic Jack Nicklaus design which can be enjoyed by all players, regardless of their skillset or handicap. Recently the Monte Rei Golf and Country Club announced that they have commissioned the design of a second Nicklaus golf course at the resort which has come as music to the ears of many. While the Monte Rei Golf Course is obviously the main attraction of the resort, it also offers its guests an excellent range of facilities including tennis courts, a spa centre, swimming pools and a fully-equipped fitness centre. The resort is renowned for its luxurious villas, all of which are furnished in classic Portuguese décor with large outdoor terraces so that all guests can make the most out of the resort’s stunning views. Despite being in a large resort, guests never feel ‘locked in’ or isolated here due to the resort’s excellent position in close proximity to some of the region’s main towns where they can really appreciate Portuguese culture. Tavira, Monte Gordo and Cabanas are all popular towns located in the Eastern Algarve, and conveniently for guests at the Monte Rei Golf and Country Club, they are all located within a 25-minute drive away from the resort. Not only does this give them plenty of options for things to do during the day, but it also means that if they choose to have a night off cooking duty then they do not have to travel far for a great meal. However, the resort also has three restaurants, one of which is included in the Michelin Restaurant Guide for Portugal, so at least one meal in the resort is cannot be missed.

The Bom Sucesso Resort is situated just a fifteen-minute drive away from the stunning town of Obidos, and on-site to one of the best golf courses on the Silver Coast, the Guardian Bom Sucesso. This beautiful golf course was designed by one of the world’s best golf course designers, Donald Steel, therefore players are guaranteed a fantastic round of golf before they even set foot on the first green. In recent years the Bom Sucesso Resort has come under new ownership, therefore the golf course and the resort itself underwent major renovations so it could reach its maximum potential. To warm-up for the game ahead, guests at the resort can make use of the fantastic golf academy and driving range. Other leisure facilities at the resort include tennis and paddle courts, and the resort is also just a short drive away Obidos Lagoon, the perfect spot for sailing and windsurfing. The Bom Sucesso Resort is home to a huge range of apartments and villas all varying in size and design. The resort was designed by many different architects so that very few villas are the same, however, their luxurious features are consistent. All of the villas have their own outdoor swimming area and outdoor terraces so that guests can make the most out of stunning views across the golf course. Many of the villas back onto the golf course, so a fantastic round of golf is never far away. All of the apartments and villas are very modern in their design and furnishings, with clean white interior and lots of open space.

The La Manga Club Las Lomas Village is a fantastic self-catered accommodation option located in the heart of Murcia, one of the most sought-after golfing destinations in Europe. The resort benefits from its own micro-climate, therefore its guests can benefit from sunshine an impressive three hundred days a year! This resort is certainly the ideal option for those looking for a golfing getaway with guaranteed sunshine and of course, some fantastic golf. On-site to the La Manga Club Resort are the three award-winning golf courses, the North, South and West golf courses. With three excellent golf courses just next door, golfers will never find themselves short of opportunities for an unforgettable round of golf. Even for non-golfers, the La Manga Resort has a great range of options including swimming pools, a huge spa centre, tennis courts and a gym. Just like the name of the resort implies, the La Manga Club Las Lomas Village is set out just like a village comprising of large townhouses or spacious apartments. The resort has been awarded four stars, however, the accommodation here is particularly spacious. All of the villas and apartments are luxuriously furnished and include all of the essentials to provide its guests with a fantastic stay. Furthermore, all of the accommodation options here have a fully-equipped kitchen to prepare meals, as well as a separate lounge area and dining table. Should guests decide to have a night off cooking if they are feeling a bit lazy, then they need not have to travel far for a fantastic meal. The La Manga Resort is home to ten restaurants and two cafes, so guests will never find themselves short of options.

Situated in the heart of the Costa Blanca in the popular tourist destination Alicante is the Las Colinas Residences, located next door to the prestigious Las Colinas Golf and Country Club. The resort is also located just a stone’s throw away from Torrevieja, a fantastic city with a great atmosphere, stunning beaches and a huge range of bars and restaurants. Guests here can enjoy the best of both worlds situated away from the busy hustle and bustle of the popular resorts in Spain, but they still have plenty of options of things to see and do just a short drive away. Of course, the main attraction of the Las Colinas Residences is the golf; the Las Colinas Golf and Country Club is widely considered to be among some of the best golf courses in Spain, and conveniently for guests at the Las Colinas Residences, this fantastic golf course is just next door. If golf is not the priority of guests here, then that is no problem as the resort offers other excellent leisure facilities to keep all of its guests busy. To make the most out of the sun, guests can lounge around the large outdoor swimming pool, or they can enjoy a game of tennis or paddle tennis. The resort offers its guests an excellent range of villas and apartments, all of which are fully-furnished with all of the essentials for a great self-catered holiday. They are feature modern furnishings and include outdoor seating areas on a terrace so that guests can enjoy the resort’s beautiful setting throughout their stay.

The Amendoeira Golf Resort is undoubtedly one of the best golf residences in the Algarve, situated just a stone’s throw away from two of the region’s golf courses, the Amendoeira Faldo and the O’Connor Jnr Golf Courses. Both of these golf courses offer a fantastic round of golf, making the Amendoeira Golf Resort an unbeatable option for a ‘stay and play’ golf holiday in Portugal. The Amendoeira Golf Resort is also home to an excellent range of sports facilities aside from the golf course. To keep active, its guests can make use of the resort’s private tennis courts and football pitches, as well as the resort’s fully-equipped gym. The resort is decorated in a stunning Moroccan theme with unique stone architecture. The resort offers prospective guests an excellent range of accommodation, ranging from luxury apartments to spacious villas. The lounge areas in the apartments and villas are particularly large, and all accommodation here overlooks the two neighbouring golf courses, so they are provided with beautiful views throughout. They all include all of the necessities for a self-catered holiday, but if guests choose to venture outside of the resort for a meal, then Silves is just a fifteen-minute drive away from the hotel. Silves is a quaint Portuguese town which has retained its authentic character and charm despite the development of other tourist areas in the Algarve. Here, visitors can spend hours meandering around the quaint cobbled streets to discover some of the town’s best traditional restaurants and bars.

The Hunter Lodges at the Celtic Manor Resort are arguably the best golf residences in the United Kingdom. The lack of sun here compared to some of the other golf residences in Europe is compensated for in its luxurious features and fantastic golf. The Hunter Lodges comprises of a range of four-bedroom houses which overlook the neighbouring golf courses at the Celtic Manor Resort. These houses are ideal for those looking for a self-catered luxury golf break where they can indulge in five-star service and facilities. All of the houses come with their own private outdoor hot tub where they can spend their evenings overlooking the resort’s beautiful scenery. The houses are modern in their interior design with wide and open spaces, as well as luxurious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. All of the bedrooms here have king-size beds and televisions, and the houses even come with their own indoor sauna. The kitchens are notably spacious and well-equipped so that guests can prepare their own meals with ease. With five-star facilities and luxurious features, the Hunter Lodges at the Celtic Manor Resort are the ideal option for all those looking for an unforgettable self-catered golf break without the fuss of flying abroad. Aside from the several award-winning golf courses at the Celtic Manor Resort, the resort has plenty of things for its guests to see and do. Cardiff city centre is just a half an hour’s drive away from the resort, where there is a huge range of nightlife, a historic castle and restaurants. Alternatively, guests can make the most out of the resort’s naturistic setting and enjoy hikes through the woods and mountain biking.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog on seven of our best golf residences. All seven of these resorts are the ideal choice for those looking for a relaxed golf holiday without the effort of having to go out to eat. If you are still having trouble being persuaded that a self-catered golf holiday is the right choice for you, then give us a call on 01342 811777, and we will do our best to change your mind. 

This week’s blog is a guide to the 7 best hotels with the best reviews. We all know that there is nothing more assuring than booking somewhere that is based upon a recommendation from someone else. Whether you are looking to travel with a partner, in a group or with your family, these hotels have been given excellent reviews both by us and by our clients at Golf Escapes. Take a look and see whether any of these could be where you choose to spend your next golf escape…

 

First up, we have the five-star Aphrodite Hills Hotel. This luxurious hotel is situated in the heart of the Aphrodite Hills Resort, right next to the PGA National Cyprus. Besides from the spectacular golf course, you can find a range of leisure facilities, entertainment options and brilliant service here. Not only can you find all of this onsite of the resort, but you can take the short trip into the resort of Paphos where you can find stunning beaches, a picturesque harbour and an array of restaurants and bars.

Each of the guest rooms within the hotel boasts beautiful views of the neighbouring golf course, the sea, the pool or the gardens. You can choose from a range of room options and upgrades including suites which have the option of interconnecting rooms and luxurious family suites which have private pools. Whilst you enjoy your stay, you can take advantage of the hotel’s leisure activities. These include the modern fitness centre, the tennis courts and a large pool area as well as the Retreat Spa. You can easily take the short trip into Paphos where you can find a variety of great bars and restaurants but, if you choose to remain within the hotel then you won’t be disappointed. There are three fantastic restaurants situated within the hotel. The main Eleonas Restaurants offers breakfast and a lunch buffet with themed evening dining. There is the Jasmine a la carte Restaurant which serves delicious Asian cuisine and the Fig and Olive Restaurant which serves authentic Mediterranean dishes. You can enjoy live entertainment and cocktails within the Carob Lounge in the evenings.  

The Aphrodite Hills Hotel is a fantastic hotel, perfect for your next golf escape to Cyprus, take our reviews seriously and take a further look at this hotel on our website!

 

Hotel Camiral at PGA Catalunya Resort is the ideal hotel for your next luxurious golf break in the heart of the Costa Brava. The hotel holds a worthy spot as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel is onsite of the 36-hole PGA Catalunya golf complex making this a first-class golf resort situated in a beautiful area.

There are 145 guest rooms within the hotel, each of them is beautifully appointed and boasts all of the features that you would expect to find within a five-star resort, including complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and mood lighting. Like with most other brilliant hotels, you can opt for a room upgrade.

During your stay, you can enjoy a wide range of leisure activities within the resort. Whether you are a golfer or not, you can find plenty to do. There is a large, outdoor infinity swimming pool that you can relax around. There is also the hotel wellness centre where you can enjoy a range of health and beauty treatments or workout in the gym facilities. The main hotel’s restaurant, the 1477, serves delicious Mediterranean dishes with a Catalan twist, guests can enjoy their meal out on the terrace whilst they look over the Pyrenees mountains. After your meal, you can head to the Lounge Bar where you can enjoy a few beverages. For your next golf break to the Costa Brava, look no further than the beautiful Hotel Camiral.

 

Located in a perfect beachfront location in Messinia, Greece is the five-star Westin Resort Costa Navarino where you can find two excellent golf courses and a range of excellent facilities and leisure activities to enjoy. The design of the hotel was inspired by old Messinian mansions, the resort’s villa clusters boast natural stone and local design elements making them looks as if they are in perfect harmony with the sandy beach and the hillside landscape.

Each of the guest rooms within the hotel is decorated with contemporary furniture and are fully-equipped with all of the facilities that you could possibly need or want for your next golf escape including a well-stocked minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi and stunning views from your private balcony. During the day, spend time exploring the local beaches, treating yourself to a few treatments in the spa, enjoying the aqua park or take on one of the many exhilarating activities including hiking, cycling and water sports.

The hotel offers a great bed and breakfast package but there are over ten restaurants for you to choose from for your lunches and dinners. You can find everything from traditional Greek food to internationally themed eateries. There are also three bars and lounges that you can venture to for a few drinks and a signature cocktail. It is no surprise that this hotel has such brilliant reviews from our clients and staff, especially as there are two excellent golf courses onsite: The Dunes Course and The Bay Course. The Dunes was the first 18-hole signature-designed golf course in Greece and is widely regarded as one of the finest in Europe. Whether you are travelling with a family, a partner or a group – check this hotel out for your next golf break to Greece.

 

Monte Rei Golf and Country Club is situated amongst the stunning foothills, in between the mountain and the ocean. This is a villa-based resort and boasts everything that you could possibly need or want from your next golf escape – including rounds on Portugal’s top golf course. There is a range of self-catered luxury villas for guests to stay in, most of which are spacious three-bedroom villas. They have everything that you could need including large terraces with outdoor dining areas as well as other facilities including complimentary toiletries, air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Besides playing on the spectacular, Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, guests can use the private tennis courts, workout in the fitness centre or head to the resort’s spa where you can treat yourself to a range of health and beauty treatments. If you are travelling with children, there is a separate children’s pool as well as a few large swimming pools for adults.

Of course, the villas are equipped so that you can cook for yourselves, however, if you choose to, you can venture into the nearby towns where you will find cobbled streets, quaint tapas bars and other delights. If you fancy eating at the resort, you can head to one of the four excellent restaurants and bars onsite. The Grill Restaurant boasts a range of meals and light snacks which you can enjoy whilst soaking up the beautiful views of the Monte Rei Golf Course. This is a fantastic resort with so much to enjoy onsite, it also offers a fantastic self-catering option which can be good if you are looking to enjoy your holiday on a budget!

 

Dolce Campo Real Golf Resort and Spa is a stunning five-star hotel set within the Portuguese countryside, surrounded by vineyards and beautiful villages.  This is a popular golfing resort and it isn’t hard to see why! The resort is situated just 30 minutes’ drive outside of Lisbon and the airport and boasts the 18-hole Campo Real golf course, tennis courts, extensive spa facilities and a wide range of restaurants and other leisure facilities. Close by to the resort, you can visit the Silver Coast and even venture into Lisbon and its surrounding towns.

The resort boasts individually decorated rooms which feature either courtyard or golf views. There are three restaurants on-site which provide a good range of choice as well as two bars – one of which is a great pool bar.

Of course, the best thing about this resort is the Campo Real golf course, the course opened for play in 2005 and boasts a range of exciting challenges, tight driving holes, undulating fairways and small greens. The front nine in particular, are a stern test of golf. After your round, enjoy a few drinks in the modern clubhouse where you can enjoy panoramic views of the course. Another great thing about this resort is that you can also play the likes of Royal Obidos and Bom Sucesso.

Dolce Campo Real Golf Resort and Spa is a highly-rated property – perfect for your next golf break to Lisbon.

 

Intercontinental Mar Menor is a great option for those looking for a luxury golf escape to Murcia. The hotel boasts a range of brilliant facilities, excellent service and the prestigious Mar Menor golf course, as well as easy access to some other fantastic golf courses nearby to the resort. This is a convenient resort to choose as it is just 15- minutes’ drive from Murcia Airport which means that even if you are looking for a short break, you can easily make this your destination.

Each of the 64 guest rooms is lavishly decorated with modern furnishings and great private balconies or terraces from which you can enjoy beautiful views of the hotel’s surroundings. You can opt for an upgrade here as there are a variety of room options within this boutique-like hotel.

Throughout your stay, you can make use of the excellent leisure facilities within the resort, these include a large outdoor swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool in the hotel’s spa and a Kid’s Club as well as tennis courts and a fully-equipped fitness centre.

For dining, you can find an excellent range of restaurants and bars from the Mizu Japanese Restaurant to the Fontana di Pietra Italian Restaurant. This hotel offers all of its guests an unforgettable golf escape – make sure to check this hotel out if you are looking for a luxurious holiday.

 

Last, but certainly not least, the five-star Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa is located in the heart of the exclusive resort of Estoril, adjacent to the Casino and just a stone’s throw from the stunning sandy beach. Each of the rooms within the hotel is beautifully decorated in traditional Portuguese style. The rooms are fitted with every comfort including a spacious work area and a flat-screen TV as well as luxury amenities.

You can indulge in the hotel’s spa which boasts a sauna, a Turkish bath, massage and beauty treatments as well as a hot tub and an indoor pool. For dining options, you can enjoy The Grill Four Seasons’ international specialities in a sophisticated atmosphere. You can also dine in style on the Bougainvillea Terrace. After dinner, you can enjoy relaxing in Bar Estoril which boasts a charming atmosphere and a variety of drinks to choose from.

The prestigious Golf do Estoril is situated onsite of the resort. This course has stood the test of time and stands today as one of the most enjoyable golfing experiences in Portugal. The course comprises of a fairly straightforward layout but features very narrow fairways and undulating landscape which can pose a challenge to even the most discerning golfer. Look no further than Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa for your next golf escape to Lisbon.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you will give us a call to talk through what you are looking for from your next golf escape. Don’t forget that we can tailor make any golf escape to fit you and your party’s requirements!

This week’s blog is a guide to the four courses of Cyprus. In recent years, Cyprus has gained a brilliant reputation for being a superb golf break destination. Many players will return year after year to enjoy the luxurious hotels and great golf courses – make sure that you get a piece of that luxury by booking your next golf escape to Cyprus today.

 

Cyprus boasts a rich history, culture and a mild, year-round climate which makes it the ideal place for a golf escape. Whether you are travelling with golfers or non-golfers, everyone will find something enjoyable to do whether it is lying on one of the sandy beaches, visiting historical sites or taking part in the many leisure activities found within the different resorts. In Paphos, you can find a beautiful harbour situated to the south of the country, there is plenty to do here and some beautiful bars and restaurants to enjoy. There is no doubt that a golf escape to Cyprus would be an enjoyable one so take a look at these brilliant courses and the resorts associated with them – or you can just give us a call and we will sort you a great golf holiday.

 

First up, we have Aphrodite Hills, PGA National Cyprus which is situated in South Cyprus, the course opened for play in 2002 and was designed by the world-renowned golf architect, Cabell Robinson. The course is situated within the Aphrodite Hills Resort which is the largest golf resort in Cyprus and boasts a hotel, apartments and villas for guests. The course is a great mix of challenging pot bunkers, beautifully manicured fairways of Bermuda grass and generous, tiered greens. As you play, you wind your way through olive and carob trees, and you can enjoy stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea.

Whilst the trees add to the scenery, they can pose a threat to your game as they are lying in wait for any errant shots. There are some truly magnificent holes along the course including the 3rd hole which is the lengthiest and most challenging hole along the course. For most players, you can play this hole as an uphill par 4 but for those more experienced players, you can play the hole as a par 5 from the back tees.

 

The 7th hole is another outstanding hole, it is a stunning par 3 where the green is positioned so that you must make a long carry over the ravine. The signature hole of the course is the 8th which boasts a panoramic view of the ocean from the tee, this is a breath-taking hole and is not one to miss out on!

 

Of course, if you are looking to play this great course, you should take a look at some of the accommodation options for you. The Aphrodite Hills Hotel is a five-star hotel which boasts luxurious rooms, brilliant leisure facilities and world-class service. The hotel also boasts three fantastic restaurants where you can find delicious Asian cuisine, authentic Mediterranean cuisine and a buffet restaurant. Each of the rooms is beautifully decorated and boasts beautiful views of the neighbouring golf course, the sea, pool or the garden. You can choose to upgrade to a suite which are perfect for young families. There are many leisure activities that you can enjoy during your stay including the fitness centre, the tennis courts and a spacious pool area with sun beds. You can enjoy a range of health and beauty treatments within the Retreat Spa.

 

Alternatively, you can enjoy a stay within Aphrodite Hills Residences where you can choose from a range of accommodation from luxury apartments to five bedrooms villas. Each accommodation option comes with a fully-equipped kitchen as well as a private terrace or balcony. You can opt for villas that sleep up to 10 people, these five-bedroom villas boast their own private swimming pool. Whilst you are staying within the Residences, you can self-cater, but you can also enjoy all of the restaurants and bars within the Hotel and across the Resort. You can also make use of all of the leisure facilities that guests from the Hotel have access to, including the spa. One of the best things about Aphrodite Hills Resort, regardless of where you choose to stay, is that the resort provides frequent shuttle buses to and from the town of Paphos where you can find a range of superb bars and restaurants as well as a lovely harbour to walk around. For your next golf break to Cyprus – look no further than a stay at Aphrodite Hills Resort and a round on the PGA National.

 

Elea Golf Club is a brilliant par 71 golf course situated in an idyllic location above the Mediterranean Sea. The course boasts a stunning landscape and has been beautifully carved through a dramatic terrain which is full of character. The course was designed with input from Sir Nick Faldo and boasts many distinctive features typical of his designs. There is no doubt that this course poses a stern test of golf, there is an array of hazards situated along the course waiting to damage your scorecard. However, although the course is full of hazards, the more amateur golfer can enjoy this stunning course, too.

 

There is no doubt that this is a testing round of golf, every skill that you have developed as a golfer will be tested during this round. The course is considered to be an iconic parkland course in Cyprus but there is a links-feel to many of the holes due to their generous fairways and Arizona-style areas of wasteland.

The par 4 4th hole is perhaps the most outrageously bunkered hole in Europe, two irregularly shaped bunkers must be avoided from the tee in order to find sanctuary on the fairway, there is then the bridged green that slopes up at the front and then cants away towards the back – this green is heavily protected to the left and right by bunkers. The course’s signature hole is considered to be the par 4 17th hole. This hole has been nicknamed “Bobby Jones”, again, this is another hole which features lots of bunkers but also, a severely sloping fairway. You may be pleased to know that there are three bunker-less holes along the course! This is a superb golf course and one that you can enjoy whilst staying at the Aphrodite Hills Resort – either in the Hotel or in the Residences.

 

Next up, we have the par 71 18-hole championship course at Secret Valley which is uniquely situated at the base of a long valley that extends right out to the Mediterranean Sea. The course is situated just 18km from the lively resort of Paphos and opened for play in 1996.

 

Secret Valley is a two-time winner of the Best Golf Course in Cyprus and it isn’t hard to see why. The course winds its way through a spectacular valley consisting of distinctive coloured Sty Kingly rock formations. In the mornings and the evenings, you can enjoy some beautiful sights created by the shadows – another good thing about playing during the mornings and the evenings is that you can avoid the burning heat of the day.

The front nine holes of the course are quite forgiving, but you must bring your best game with you if you are to score well on the back nine. As they boast different layouts, and their own distinctive features, you are set to have an excellent round of golf filled with varied play. With an array of hazards set along the course in order to challenge your scorecard, a stunning location with a beautiful setting, it is no surprise that this course is so highly recommended for your next golf break to Cyprus. Enjoy a stay at the Aphrodite Hills Hotel or within the Aphrodite Hills Residences as you can easily venture out to play a round here or at the other golf courses in the area, including the PGA National onsite of the Aphrodite Hills Resort.

 

Last, but certainly not least, is Minthis Golf Club. Minthis Golf Club is situated on an elevated position of 550 metres above sea level which means that even during the summer months, you can enjoy a refreshing sea breeze. The course was designed by Donald Steel and it blends effortlessly into its beautiful surroundings, it is no surprise that this course is a favourite amongst golfers.

 

The course measures to just under 600 metres long and plays to a par 71. Due to the range of tee options, this course is suitable for golfers of all levels which makes it a perfect holiday course. However, this does not mean that you won’t find it a challenge. A unique feature of the club is the fact that it boasts captivating views over a 12th century monastery and the nearby Troodos Mountains. Of course, due to its position, there is the sea breeze coming into play which can make things difficult and may cause a few wayward shots! This is a fantastic course filled with a variety of holes, you can enjoy the short par 4 12th hole which boasts a steep, hazardous valley off on the left. This is followed by the signature 13th hole which is a challenging par 3, it is impossible to convey how brilliant this hole – it is one that you must try out for yourself – but it does include an island green surrounded by hazardous water.

If you are looking to play a round or two at Minthis Golf Club, we highly recommend you stay at the Dionysos Central. This three-star property is situated in the heart of the resort town of Paphos. It is a great value properly just a short walk from the beach and the harbour as well as range of great bars and restaurants. This is ideal if you are looking to stay in the midst of the action, you can enjoy the vibrant nightlife and attractions within the town, but you can also take a short walk to the lovely beaches. The rooms within the hotel offer the essential amenities for your stay including a mini fridge, a satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and a safe as well as a private balcony. You can enjoy lounging around the hotel’s large outdoor pool and take advantage of the hotel’s evening entertainment. There are three restaurants and two bars within the hotel, and you can easily venture out of the hotel to the other restaurants and bars of Paphos.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you will take a further look at these outstanding golf courses and the resorts that you could have the pleasure of staying within. Give us a call if you have any questions or queries, we can always tailor make a golf break suited perfectly to you and whoever you are travelling with.

To keep your Golf Escape under the budget you desire can sometimes be a tricky job for the tour leader. Of course, everyone wants to play the best courses and stay in the nicest hotels possible, but often, it cannot be done for the set budget. If you can be flexible with your dates, then there are always some little periods in the year where there is a deal to be had. So here are our top tips of when to stay and play at certain hotels and courses for the 2019/20 season.


Our first visit is to Las Colinas golf course on the border of the Costa Blanca and Murcia regions. Voted Spain’s best course 3 years in a row at the World Golf Awards, this is one that should be on everyone’s list to play. Littered with bunkers and huge water hazards, it is a course that is very pleasant on the eye. With little else around the course too, it is a peaceful experience, which helps as you work your way around this challenging course. But when should you play it? September. Las Colinas class September as their ‘low season’, even though it is a lot of regions most popular month for golfers. They cut the prices by 25% and makes one of Europe’s best courses a very affordable round of golf. Coming in at below £80 per person with a buggy included too, you have to include it in your itinerary for anybody staying from La Manga right up to Benidorm. It is well worth the journey.


The next stop off is in the Eastern Algarve and we are going to talk luxury. Not just luxury accommodation, but a golf course to match it too. Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is one of Portugals finest golf resorts, perhaps even the best. Its huge Villas are traditional in design with modern touches throughout, making it the perfect place to relax before tackling the demanding
course on site. The Nicklaus course of Monte Rei is a Golf Escapes favourite and has to be considered a bucket list course that competes with some of the best courses in the world. Perfectly maintained all year, stunning surroundings and a level of service you can’t imagine is why this course is so superior to many others. Sounds expensive right? For a resort this good, it is worth paying for, but in the prime golfing period between 01st – 14th March, You could do 3 nights and 2 rounds (with buggies and range balls) from £359 per person! So, I bet we can guess where you will be going next March!

The Canary Islands. Known for its steady warm temperatures all year round, making it a fantastic winter golf destination where you can get away from the rain, wind and snow in the UK for some golf in the sun. The golf courses know this though and for that reason, their high seasons are from October through to April. So why don’t we go there in May or September? Same weather, same golf courses, but a fraction of the price. For example, Costa Adeje Golf in Tenerife. If you were to play this course on the 1 st of May or September, compared to the 1 st of November or February you would save over £35 per round!

The same for Salobre Old Course in Gran Canaria. You would save over £25 per round at this golf course. These are just two examples, but similar savings are to be had at all courses in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura during the ‘summer’ months. It seems strange to think things would be cheaper at these times of the year, but it really is the case, we promise.


When you think of a good time of year to play golf abroad, most people would say April, May September give you the full package. Sun, but not too hot and also not paying the high hotel prices that June, July and August bring. Nestled right in the centre of Paphos new town is the Dionysos Hotel, this property offers an unbelievable price in April. Peak golf season and with average temperatures 21°, this has to be the perfect opportunity to visit such a fantastic golf destination. The 3-star hotel in a perfect location is £20 per person, per night cheaper in April that it is in September! This hotel paired with the fabulous courses the island has to offer such as Aphrodite Hills, Secret Valley, Elea and Minthis makes for the perfect golfing getaway for couples and groups alike. They very much look forward to welcoming you in the most wonderful Cypriot manor.

Next is an option for groups on a budget. Mar Menor Golf Resort in Murcia is a resort that continues to baffle everyone here at Golf Escapes, but for all the right reasons. The resort has a 5-star hotel, 4-star apartments, a good selection of bars and restaurants and a lovely Jack Nicklaus golf course all within a stone’s throw of each other. Yet the apartments, known as ‘The Residences at Mar Menor’ is one of the cheapest and best value packages available in Europe. The resort is cheap all year
round, but to make it even better, they class the golfing peak season of May as their ‘low season’. So let’s talk numbers. 3 nights 2 rounds from £159 & 7 nights 4 rounds from £309 in May, yes May! Not only is there a great course on-site, but there are also 6 other courses that you can play for no extra cost and use the free shuttle bus provided by the resort to take you there too. We hope to see you there in May, because we will be there.


Praia D’el Rey. I am sure most of you have heard of the resort north of Lisbon and most would think of it as a prestigious golf course. That’s because it is. It has recently had a rather good addition to the resort too. West Cliffs golf course opened 18 months ago and has quickly become one of the most sought- after courses in the country. These two courses mixed with Royal Obidos and Bom Sucesso (all within 15 minutes of each other) makes for one of the best selections of courses to play in Europe.
Back to the question of when to visit though… To be honest, we’ve cheated with this one. Go at any time. Any time from April until June and from September until the end of October is when we would recommend though. It can be a bit chillier here in the lower seasons, so nice to wait until the weather warms up, but when it does, it is a place of stunning natural beauty. Prices at either the 5 star Marriot Praia D’el Rey Hotel or the Praia D’el Rey Village (apartments and villas) are fantastic value for money during these periods. It is another resort that is hard to understand why it is so cheap considering the quality of golf courses. With 4 nights and 3 rounds staying in the village starting from £245 this package would be at least double the price if the resort was based in the Algarve. Golf Escapes really can’t applaud this resort highly enough as it is a truly unbelievable destination for the keenest of golfers.


Last but certainly not least… The Conrad Algarve. Voted in the top 5 hotels in the Algarve on TripAdvisor, a Michelin Star restaurant and awards under its belt such as having the best spa and the best hotel suite in Europe. The hotel is situated in the perfect location of the classy town, Quinta do Lago. Opposite bars and restaurants and 3 world class golf courses (Quinta do Lago North, South & Laranjal) within 5 minutes, this hotel has everything to offer. The hotel is luxury in every sense of the
word and is one of the most expensive hotels in the Algarve and rightly so. It is quite simply outstanding. Of course, though, it wouldn’t be in this article if it didn’t have a sneaky period where it becomes a place where anybody can visit. This period is from the beginning of March until the beginning of April, the perfect time of the year for golfers. It is literally half the price in March
compared to June & September. A Golf Escape of pure quality throughout is very possible and more than affordable in the month of March and if you wanted to treat yourself next year, get it booked sooner rather than later for even further discounts.
We hope this might have helped plan your holiday for this year and next. Be as flexible as possible with your dates and you never know what deals might just be a few days away from the dates you were first thinking.

This week’s blog is a guide to some of our resorts that boast a prime location just a stone’s throw from a stunning beach that you can relax on and soak up the sun. There is nothing nicer than enjoy a stroll along the beach and a few drinks at a beach bar in the late afternoon sun and these resorts give you the opportunity to enjoy that luxury as well as great golf…

The four-star suite accommodation retreat of Praia Verde Boutique Hotel is set within a lush green pine forest just five minutes’ drive from the centre of Monte Gordo and only 900 yards from the beautiful Praia Verde Beach. Not only is the location of the hotel stunning, but there are 40 spacious guest suites within the hotel which are all beautifully decorated in earthy tones and all boast the amenities and facilities that you would expect from a hotel of a hotel of this rating including Wi-Fi, a private balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy the views, a separate lounge and kitchenette area. Although the suites are equipped for self-catering, you can venture into Monte Gordo where you will find a variety of great restaurants and bars and if you so choose, you can stay within the hotel as their restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean-style food.

During the days, spend your time exploring nearby coves or relaxing on the beach or around the outdoor pool. You can also take a boat trip on the Guadiana River and of course, enjoy the brilliant golf at Quinta do Vale. Quinta do Vale is a course that only opened in 2008 but has already gained an excellent reputation for its open layout with wide fairways and plenty of doglegs. The course also boasts a very luxurious clubhouse which is the perfect place to end a round of golf here with a few drinks and a bite to eat. If you are looking for a hotel which allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of big towns and cities and just enjoy a beautiful beach, beautiful countryside and beautiful golf then look no further than the Praia Verde Boutique Hotel for your next golf escape…

Thanos Hotel Almyra is a brilliant five-star hotel which is the perfect place to base your next golf break to Cyprus for many reasons. Firstly, this beautiful property boasts a great location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with a lovely beach and coves just 10 minutes away. This is another hotel which is perfect for you if you are looking to enjoy both towns as well as the tranquillity of a quiet resort as you can find great nightlife in Paphos as well as a range of good bars and restaurants but within the hotel, you feel as though you are much further than just a short walk away from the action.

There are several local golf courses that we recommend you take advantage of if you choose Thanos Hotel Almyra for your next golf break including Aphrodite Hills – PGA National Cyprus, Elea Golf Club, Minthis Golf Club and Secret Valley Golf Club. These are all excellent and varied courses sure to test golfers of all abilities. Besides golf, you can relax on the beach, relax around one of the four freshwater pools, workout in the gym or enjoy a massage within the spa. There are just under 200 guestrooms within the hotel and they are all beautifully decorated with contemporary furnishings and all boast either garden or sea views from which you can admire from the balconies and terraces.

With an excellent half-board option, a stunning location just a short walk into a bustling town where you can find everything from a relaxing bar to a club as well as several local golf courses in the area, it is no surprise that we recommend Thanos Hotel Almyra for your next golf holiday to Cyprus.

The Tivoli Carvoeiro is situated in a breathtaking position above a clifftop overlooking a stunning beach which is nestled in the bay below. This is a stunning five-star hotel which is the perfect destination for your next golf break as you can enjoy a stunning beach, the captivating town of Carvoeiro and some of the most prestigious golf courses in the Algarve.

There are 246 guest rooms within the hotel and they are all elegantly furnished and boast all of the amenities that you could want or need from a hotel including air-conditioning, a satellite TV, a safe, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. Of course, whilst you are here you won’t spend much time in your room as there are so many leisure activities and relaxing spots to enjoy around the hotel. You can relax around the outdoor swimming pool, workout in the fitness centre or play a game of tennis.

The main highlight of the Tivoli Carvoeiro is the brilliant local golf that you will get the opportunity to enjoy. You can find excellent courses like Alamos, Morgado and Salgados all situated within a short distance of the hotel. With excellent leisure facilities, a charming town within a short drive of the hotel where you can find an abundance of bars and restaurants as well as fantastic golf – what more could you want for your next golf escape to the Algarve?

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blogs and that one of these excellent properties will have caught your eye and that you will be planning your next golf break very very soon…

This week’s blog is a guide to some of the best adult properties that we have at Golf Escapes. Whether you are looking for a quiet golfing getaway with a partner or with a group of friends, these hotels offer everything that you could need or want in order to have a relaxing and enjoyable golf trip.

 

First up we have the five-star Iberostar Sabila which is situated on Fanabe Beach on Tenerife’s Costa Adeje. Within the hotel’s grounds, there are large gardens, an infinity pool, a chill-out area and you are situated just a short walk from the beautiful beach. Besides relaxing around the hotel, you can work out in the gym or visit the Spa Sensations which boasts a spa circuit and a range of different health and beauty treatments which is perfect for those who may not be playing as much golf.

For those who do enjoy a great round of golf, a holiday here will not disappoint you as you have easy access to some of the best courses in the region including Amarilla Golf, Golf Costa Adeje, Golf del Sur and Golf Las Americas. All of these courses are fantastic and access to these courses is one of the reasons that this hotel is so highly recommended by us. For food and drink, the hotel’s main restaurant serves delicious international cuisine and from Wednesday through to Sunday every week, there is a Gourmet Market where you can find seven different styles of cuisine as well as live music. With luxurious accommodation which includes all of the amenities and facilities that you may need as well as delicious food, activities within the hotel and brilliant golf courses nearby, there is no surprise that we recommend Iberostar Sabila for your next golf escape.

 

The five-star Thanos Hotel Annabelle is situated just eight minutes’ walk from the beach and overlooks the Port of Paphos. This luxurious resort boasts tropical landscaped gardens, a large swimming pool with swim-in caves as well as beautifully-appointed rooms and a brilliant location. The best thing about this hotel is that you can enjoy the best of both worlds; you are nearby to the vibrant and bustling resort of Paphos where you can find nightlife and great bars and restaurants, but you are also situated far enough from the town that you can enjoy peace and quiet and the beautiful scenery.

It is no surprise that the Thanos Hotel Annabelle is popular with golfers as the resort is so close to the four excellent golf courses which are situated within Paphos: Aphrodite Hills – PGA National Cyprus, Minthis Golf Club, Secret Valley and Elea Golf Club are all within 20 minutes’ drive of the hotel. Besides golfing, relaxing within the hotel and exploring Paphos, you can work out in the hotel’s gym or play squash or tennis. The hotel boasts 218 spacious guest rooms which all boast marble bathrooms, superb views from the balconies and all of the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and a satellite TV. With everything that you could need for the perfect golf break to Paphos, look no further than the Thanos Hotel Annabelle.

 

Situated in Marrakech is the adults-only, five-star Be Live Collection Marrakech. The hotel is a brilliant all-inclusive resort which boasts a great position within close proximity of some of the great courses situated in Marrakech including The Montgomerie Marrakech, Royal Palm Golf and Country Club and Tony Jacklin Signature Course and it is also just four miles from the centre of the city where you can enjoy city tours or explore independently.

This is a new hotel and offers two outdoor swimming pools, one pool which has poolside activities and music and the other which boasts a swim-up bar and chill-out areas. Besides from playing golf, exploring Marrakech and relaxing around the pool, you can also enjoy the hotel’s extensive spa facilities.

 

There are three restaurants within the hotel, a traditional Moroccan a la carte restaurant which you have a complimentary meal at once during your stay, the buffet restaurant where you can find a variety of different dishes every night and the pool bar which serves light snacks and lunch food which you can enjoy out on the terrace by the main pool. If you are looking for a relaxing golf break where you can find exciting golf courses and wonderful culture within the city, then look no further than the brilliant Be Live Collection Marrakech for your next golf holiday.

 

Last, but certainly but not least is the Precise Resort El Rompido which is a fantastic five-star hotel located on-site to the two brilliant golf courses at El Rompido Golf Club. Not only does this hotel offer a prime golfing location but it is just a few minutes’ drive from the fishing town of El Rompido where you can find a few good bars and restaurants as well as beautiful scenery.

The hotel offers a range of different accommodation from double rooms to lavish apartments and suites so there is something to suit everyone and every type of golf escape! For food, the hotel features a great buffet breakfast and there are a lounge bar and restaurant where you can enjoy fresh, local dishes for lunch and dinner. Whilst you are not out enjoying a round of golf on one of the brilliant courses, you can relax within Rompido’s spa where there are an indoor swimming pool, Turkish baths and a sauna as well as a range of different health and beauty treatments available. Just an hour’s drive from both Faro and Seville Airports, with two spectacular courses on-site and brilliant facilities, look no further than Precise Resort El Rompido for your next golf break to Spain.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blogs and that one of these resorts has piqued your interest and inspired your next golf escape…

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.

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…

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

First up is the charming, four-star Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort and Spa which is situated in the East of Sicily within the Mount Etna National Park with the fantastic Il Picciolo Golf Club situated right next-door to the property. The hotel boasts 98 luxurious guestrooms from which you can enjoy stunning views of the hotel’s surroundings with views of the local vineyards and orchards and although each of the rooms features stunning views, there are a variety of different room types so that you can tailor your stay here perfectly to your wants and needs. Whilst you are not enjoying an excellent round of golf at Il Picciolo Golf Club, which was the first 18-hole golf course built in Sicily, you can take advantage of the brilliant leisure facilities within the resort including an extensive spa, a gym and a large outdoor swimming pool. The hotel’s main restaurant, La Ghiandaia, serves a traditional Sicilian menu and at the Clubhouse, you can enjoy a great lunch menu followed by a beverage in the Lounge Bar. This is an excellent hotel which offers a great half board package and the opportunity for you to enjoy several rounds on the fantastic Il Picciolo Golf course.

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

Minthis Golf Club is a superb course situated on an elevated position 550 metres above sea level just 25 minutes from the town of Paphos. The course itself is located within the grounds of a twelfth-century monastery and was designed by the fantastic Donald Steel. There is no denying that this course blends effortlessly into its surroundings and is a superb round of golf. The fairways of the course are lined with many fruit trees and grape vines and feature many slopes which makes this course one that you must play strategically! Although the course is not particularly long at 5,843 metres, it is a tricky one with a constant breeze all year round because of its elevated location as well as many hazards featured on many of the holes including trees, water and bunkers. There are many notable holes including the short par-4 12th hole which features a hazardous steep valley on the left. The signature hole is considered to be the 13th hole which is a challenging par-3 on which the green is situated on an island surrounded by water which means that you will need to play with precision and accuracy in order to score well here! With great views, an interesting layout and a variety of exciting holes, there is no surprise that we recommend this as one of our best new properties for you to enjoy. If you are looking for an excellent hotel to accompany your rounds at Minthis Golf Club, look no further than Alexander The Great Beach Hotel with its unique seafront location, great new outdoor leisure facilities and an excellent range of brilliant golf courses within close vicinity!

Last, but certainly not least, is the charming four-star Parador de Lorca. This stunning hotel is located on the grounds of Lorca Castle in the area of Murcia and boasts a very special setting situated on the hilltop with incredible views of the Spanish town of Lorca. Whilst you are not soaking up the local scenery or enjoying a round of golf on the Lorca golf course, you can enjoy the hotel’s modern spa and indoor pool. Each of the guestrooms within the hotel is decorated with bright colours and features elegant décor and the facilities and amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including free Wi-Fi, stunning views, a minibar, a safe, a plasma satellite TV and a great ensuite bathroom. You can enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning and the hotel’s main restaurant serves traditional regional cuisine made from locally-sourced produce. With an excellent location, just 35 minutes’ drive from Aguilas and the beaches there as well as just 50 minutes’ drive from Murcia this hotel boasts an excellent location and is an ideal destination for your next golf break to Spain.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that when you are thinking about booking your next golf escape, you remember all of the great resorts and golf courses that we have on offer. Even if you are not sure of exactly what you are looking for, give us a call and we can use our knowledge of these great resorts and courses to provide you with your perfect golf holiday.