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The New Year has only just begun, leaving you plenty of time to start planning your holidays for the remainder of it. Instead of just laying on the beach in the Caribbean, why not plan your holiday around one of your favorite past times; golf. Pair some sporty excursions with some of these stunning destinations to get the most out of your time off this year.

Pair some sporty excursions with some of these stunning destinations to get the most out of your time off this year.

The Scottish Highlands

Scotland is king when it comes to the sport and enthusiasts from all over the globe come here just to check out the courses. The views are absolutely stunning and the actual courses are impeccably designed. Check out the courses here.

Scotland

Suggested Course

The Queens Course: It’s one of the most beautiful in the Gleneagles region; full of woodlands and the occasional roaming deer. It was opened in 1917, has a challenging par of 68 and is actually less than 6000 yards.

Where to Stay

Gleneagles Hotel: Stay here for a luxurious experience with fantastic views. It’s a five star resort with exclusive dining options and a great location for people heading to the golf courses.

What to do

When you aren’t on the golf course, there is plenty to explore in the Scottish Highlands. Visit Cairngorms National Park, tour the Dunrobin Castle or wander through Inverewe Gardens.

 

Catalonia, Spain

One of the most beautiful regions of Spain, Catalonia is located in the northeast and is characterized by its beaches and the Pyrenees Mountains.

Barcelona

Suggested Course

Bonmont: It’s located in the hills of the surrounding mountains and offers views over the Mediterranean. The course is also quite versatile so golfers at most levels can have a good time here. 

Where to Stay

Hotel Ciutat de Tarragona: Situated in an ideal location, guests can easily walk to the beach and the historical center. It also has a rooftop lounge, pool, and spacious, modern rooms.

What to do

Take some time to visit Barcelona and taste the tapas, wander through Sagrada Familia and lounge on the beaches. If you can, rent a car and check out the beaches of Costa Brava, climb up Montserrat and visit the Dali Museum.

 

Antalya, Turkey

It’s the largest city on the country’s Mediterranean coast and is also the gateway to the Turkish Riviera. The city is also a great starting point if you want to visit the region of Belek, a natural beauty and great place to play golf.

turkey

Suggested Course

Carya: Opened in 2008, the course is quite new and is made up of 7,186 yards and has a 72 par. You can also play golf here well into the evening as it has plenty of lights.

Where to Stay

Voyage Belek Golf & Spa: This hotel overlooks the beach and is only a short drive from Montgomerie golf course. It’s an absolutely huge resort with swimming pools, plenty of dining options and entertainment.

What to do

Wander through the old quarter of Antalya to view the mosque, make a visit to some of the beaches and check out the zoo.

 

Paphos, Cyprus

This coastal location is a hot spot for tourists due to its history and cultural treasures. While it has been a holiday destination for years, the area is increasingly becoming known for its golf courses.

Paphos

Suggested Courses

Aphrodite Hills: It’s an award-winning course that is well manicured and full of native plants. It also features a challenging, 130 meters-long gorge to work your shots around.

Where to Stay

Aphrodite Hills Hotel: This hotel is five stars and known for its elegance. Guests are offered fine dining and entertainment as well as pools, outdoor Jacuzzis and garden views.

What to do

Wander through the archaeological park, visit the Tomb of Kings and spend some time learning a bit at the Episkopi Environmental Center.

 

Lisbon, Portugal

The weather is fantastic and the golf courses are in abundance around Portugal. While there are courses all over the country, the bustling city of Lisbon makes a great place to stay.

Lisbon Portugal

Suggested Course

Aldeia dos Capuchos: It features 9 holes and is one of the newest courses in the country. The ocean serves as the backdrop here and visitors will love the strategic bunkers, sloping greens and large lake.

Where to Stay

Sesimbra Hotel and Spa: Located right on the beach, this hotel is four stars and is in walking distance of restaurants and bars. Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment after a long day of golf.

What to do

It’s impossible to get bored in this thriving city. Visit the various parks and gardens, wander the historic streets and dig into the night life if you have the energy.

 

Costa Brava, Spain

It used to be an unlikely golfing destination but now has been voted one of the most up and coming spots to golf. While the resorts are modern and lush, there are plenty of quaint fishing villages and culture to explore when you’re finished your game.

Catalunya Resort

Suggested Course

Emporda Links: The fairways are fast and wide with very little tree coverage. To have success on this challenging course, make sure that your shots are precise!

Where to Stay

Hotel Camiral at PGA Catalunya Resort: It’s a five-star hotel that is actually located right on a 36-hole golf course. Enjoy the spa, outdoor pool, hot tub and hammam when you finish your game.

What to do

Wander the fishing village of Tossa de Mar if you want to add a little bit of culture and beauty to your trip. The old Jewish quarter of Girona as well as the Dali museum and marine park make great destinations as well.

 

Algarve, Portugal

This destination offers fantastic value as a golfing vacation spot. The course options are pretty wide and amongst the large hotels, there are also interesting fishing villages to explore.

Lagos

Suggested Course

Alamos: This course offers a variety of holes as well as undulating fairways and small sized greens. Conditions are great and the whole course is delightfully secluded.

Where to Stay

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort: It’s one of the most famous golf resorts in Europe and has quite a loyal following. It has charm, personality and offers elegant amenities on top of the fact that it has superb golf facilities.

What to do

Make sure to visit the old inner city of Lagos and see the red stone castle, Silves. Wander through the trails of Monchique mountains and try out one of the activities like mountain biking or a boat trip.

 

Cape Provinces, South Africa

This stunning area is characterized by good weather and is home to the country’s most famous city, Cape Town. The area is also full of vineyards and stunning desert scenery.

vineyard

Suggested Course

Arabella Country Estate: This estate is home to one of the most highly ranked courses in the country. There are tricky bunkers, pristine grass and an infamous closing hole.

Where to Stay

Arabella Hotel and Spa: It’s highly rated and offers rooms with private terraces to overlook the scenery. There is a swimming pool, plenty of elegant dining options and an award-winning spa.

What to do

Make sure to explore all of the museums and restaurants in Cape Town and take a drive to the wine growing region of Stellenbosch.

 

Vienna, Austria

This city is famous for the river that runs through it as well as the distinct culture. While it may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of a golf getaway, it’s actually home to some pretty amazing courses.

vienna

Suggested Course

Adamstal Golf Club: You’ll find this course amongst the alpine foothills. The holes are actually quite flat while still offering up a challenge. There is also a bonus 19th hole!

Where to Stay

Diamond Country Club: It’s located an hour west of Vienna but is well known as the home of the PGA European Tour Lyoness Austrian Open.

What to do

There is an overwhelming amount of sites to see here but try to make it to the MAK museum, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the outdoor markets.

 

Bruges, Belgium

Known for its Medieval architecture, cobblestone streets and fairytale-like atmosphere, Bruges makes a lovely destination for your next golfing vacation.

belgium

Suggested Course 

Royal Zoute Golf Club: Only 25 minutes from Bruges, this course is one of the most premier in the country. It was designed by Harry Colt back in 1907 and is one of the top links courses in Europe. It resembles an English golf course and has hosted the Belgian Open for many years.

Where to Stay

Grand Hotel Casselbergh: It’s a historic hotel located in the center of Bruges. Guests can enjoy the wellness center, the bar, sauna and Turkish bath. All of the amenities are perfect for relaxing after a long day of golf.

What to do

Make sure to check out the Brewery De Halve Maan to learn all about Belgian beer making and the Choco-Story Museum to learn all about how Belgian chocolate is made. There are actually enough museums to keep your schedule filled throughout the entire trip.

 

Prague, Czech Republic

Another fairytale city, Prague is home to Medieval architecture, a 9th-century castle and an old town square. The outskirts of the city are home to some prestigious golf courses that have seen some pretty prominent players over the years.

albatross

Suggested Course

Albatross Golf Resort: Opened in 2009 and located just outside of Prague, this course sits at 420 meters above sea level. Due to its own distinct micro-climate, this course has the longest golf season in central Europe. It has 65 sand bunkers, seven lakes and is comprised of 50,400 square meters.

Where to Stay

Hotel Majestic Plaza: This hotel is located right in the center of Prague and offers a prestigious and elegant experience for guests. Guests can enjoy the outdoor and indoor pools, sauna, hot tub and restaurant which serves up some international cuisine.

What to do

Make sure to wander around both new and old town, walk along the Charles Bridge, and get a photo in front of the Dancing House.

 

Basque, France

Located in southern France, the Basque region has a French elegance with some Spanish flair. The natural scenery here is stunning, especially with the Pyrenees Mountains as a backdrop.

Basque

Suggested Course

Golf de Chantaco: This golf course is especially interesting as it’s located in the small fishing village of St. Jean de Luz. The course is family owned and was designed by Harry Colt. Golfers here can look forward to both coastal and woodland views.

Where to Stay

Grand Tonic Hotel Biarritz: This boutique hotel is located right in the heart of Biarritz. Guests here can walk to the casino, old port and 4 different golf courses.

What to do

Look at the architecture of the churches, visit the Museum of The Sea and spend some time lounging on the beaches.

 

South Coast, Ireland

This region of Ireland is full of history from castles and abbeys to stately homes. There is so much that visitors can see here aside from the pristine golf courses.

ireland

Suggested Course

Dingle Links: The scenery here is breathtaking and makes it worth visiting even if you aren’t playing golf. The course is a bit challenging but well worth it.

Where to Stay

Hayfield Manor: It’s said that this is the grandest hotel in Cork as it’s perfectly secluded and rated five stars.

What to do

Have a look at the Ring of Kerry, view the lakes of Killarney and wander through the lovely fishing villages of Waterford and Wexford. Also, head to Cork if you want to spend a little time wandering a city.

 

Western Gulf, Thailand

This popular area of the country is home to some of Thailand’s most visited places like Hua Hin, Koh Samui and Ko Pha-Ngan. While each of the islands are great for beach lounging and partying, Hua Hin is especially good for golfing.

Hua Hin

Suggested Course

Banyan Golf Club: Rolex named this course one of the top 1000 in the world. The course is 7,361 yards par-3 and has plenty of sand traps, waste bunkers and water hazards.

Where to Stay

Wannara Hotel: This four-star property is located in walking distance of Hua Hin beach. It’s modern in style and offers an outdoor pool, hot tub and on site restaurant.

What to do

If you can, head on over to the islands for a relaxing getaway once you finish your golfing. While in Hua Hin, try to get to the Railway Station, Klai Kangwon Palace, and Sam Roi Yot National Park.

 

Arizona, U.S.A

It’s full of desert, cacti and of course, the Grand Canyon. The weather here is ideal and the golf courses are abundant.

grand canyon

Suggested Course

Boulders North Course: Designed by Jay Morrish, this course is considered one of the very best in the area. It is 7000 yards with a par 72 and is surrounding by spectacular landscapes of desert and mountains.

Where to Stay

Hyatt House Hotel: It’s located in Scottsdale and is only a short walk from a nice selection of bars and restaurants. They have suites available that offer plenty of comforts like a lounge and equipped kitchen.

What to do

Make sure to visit the Grand Canyon! It should be the top destination on your list. Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon are also gorgeous, natural sites that are worth visiting too.

 

North Region, Puerto Rico

This region of the country is full of caves, lagoons and rugged coastline. It’s all about the nature here which make the golf courses particularly beautiful.

Royal Isabela

Suggested Course

Royal Isabela-The Links: It’s a challenging 18-hole course that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is run by one of Puerto Rico’s most respected golf professionals.

Where to Stay

Royal Isabela: This hotel is the best place to stay if you want to be close to the golf course. Plus, it also overlooks the ocean as well as all of the other natural scenery.

What to do

Check out the bioluminescent bays, hang in the casinos and go snorkeling or scuba diving if you’re up for it.

 

Marrakech, Morocco

This city will take you back in time while offering up all of the best of the country’s culture. It has a stunning backdrop and plenty to do.

morocco

Suggested Course

Al Maaden Golf Course: It’s a par 72 course that measures 6644m and has strategically placed bunkers and plenty of water. The course can be quite challenging, but in a good way!

Where to Stay

Riad Cinnamon: This boutique hotel is tiny, housing only 5 suites. However, it offers the chance to stay amongst the winding streets of the ancient city and has pretty gardens, a roof terrace and dipping pools.

What to do

Make sure to wander around the souks, get a glimpse at the tanneries and view the architecture of the mosques. Don’t forget to drink the mint tea too.

 

Check out our destinations page for more inspiration of where to go on your golfing holiday. If you’d like to discuss this further, please do get in touch.

This week’s blog is dedicated to the fantastic Martins properties. These properties are all situated in Brussels and Waterloo which is widely considered to be a fantastic up and coming golfing destination in Europe. It isn’t hard to see why Brussels, Belgium’s fascinating capital, is a top pick for those looking for a great golf break. The region is home to an array of brilliant golf courses, interesting history and great food and drink. As it is situated just a few hours’ flight away from the UK, Brussels and Waterloo are the perfect destinations for those looking for a short weekend break, or a longer golf holiday.

First up, we have Martins All Suites which is a great four-star property situated in the beautiful city of Louvain La Neuve, nestled between the lake and the city centre. This hotel is located right next door to the sister property, Martins Louvain La Neuve.

There are 102 spacious guest rooms within the hotel and all of them feature a separate seating area and modern décor. You can also take advantage of the retractable kitchen and the private balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy breath-taking city views. As you are close to the city centre when staying at Martins All Suites, you can easily venture out for your meals but, if you choose to stay within the resort, we know you won’t be disappointed. The B’ Comme Brasserie boasts Belgian culinary delights in the evenings and boasts a great menu as well as a lovely ambience. The hotel is situated within the heart of the Agora complex, so you have full access to the spa and wellness facilities on offer within the complex as well as some brilliant golf nearby including Golf Club de Louvain La Nueve, Golf du Bercuit and Golf L’Empereur.

Situated next-door to Martins All Suites is the three-star Martins Louvain La Neuve. This comfortable hotel is situated close by to the Golf Club de Louvain La Nueve and boasts 108 guest rooms. Within each of the rooms, you will find everything that you need in order to have a great stay including complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a safe and air conditioning.

The hotel boasts a great location in the pedestrian centre of Louvain Le Neuve. Like the Martins All Suites, the Martins Louvain La Neuve is situated within the Agora complex where you can make use of the spa and wellness facilities. Whilst you are here, you can also enjoy the B’ Comme Brasserie both in the mornings for a varied American breakfast and at night for some Belgian specialities. You can also relax in the lounge bar. These two properties are an excellent choice for your next golf break to Louvain Le Neuve.

Martins Brussels EU is a modern, four-star hotel which boasts a great, central location in the heart of the city of Brussels, just five minutes’ walk from the historical centre.

Whilst you are not challenging one of the brilliant golf courses in the area, you can make use of the hotel’s leisure facilities which include a gym and sauna, or you can explore the capital of Belgium. As you are located so centrally here, it is easy to venture out of the hotel to explore the culinary delights that Brussels has on offer. But, if you stay in the hotel, there is the great Icones restaurant which serves a range of international cuisine and Belgian fusion in a stylish setting as well as a hot and cold buffet selection in the mornings. This is the perfect hotel for those wanting to explore the city whilst enjoying some excellent golf like Brabantse Golf Club, Golf d’Hulencourt and Golf Club de Sept Fontaines.

The five-star Martins Chateau Du Lac is set in an idyllic location on Genval Lake and a beautiful landscape park. You can reach the centre of Brussels within a 30-minute drive as well as an abundance of fantastic golf courses.

Whilst you are not out challenging some of Belgium’s top golf courses, you can enjoy the hotel’s extensive wellness area which comprises a sauna, solarium, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and a range of massage treatments. Alternatively, you can keep active on the tennis courts and at the fitness centre. The hotel boasts beautifully appointed, modern guestrooms which are all fully-equipped with the facilities and amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. In the evenings, relax in the Genval Les Bains lounge and bar and in the mornings, you can enjoy a lovely breakfast served at the hotel’s restaurant whilst you enjoy scenic views of the Genval lake. If you are looking for a luxurious and relaxing golf break, somewhere you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity that this beautiful area has to offer then look no further than a golf break at Martins Chateau du Lac.

Just 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Brussels and near the centre of Waterloo, sits the four-star Martins Grand Hotel. The hotel boasts just 79 spacious, well-equipped guest rooms which are all decorated in a modern fashion and feature all of the amenities that you could need in order to make the most of your golf escape.

The hotel boasts some great leisure facilities onsite including the fully-functional fitness centre. For food and drink, you will not be disappointed with the bars within the hotel or the restaurant, Lu Sucrerie which offers a delightful menu filled with both Belgian and International favourites. There is the onsite Club bar where you can enjoy a few drinks in the evening and down the road, there is a lively Irish bar where you can have a more eventful evening! It is no surprise that Martins Grand is becoming a popular destination for golfers due to its great location in Waterloo where you have some great golf courses nearby like Golf du Bercuit, Golf du Hulencourt and the two excellent courses at Golf de Sept Fontaines.

The four-star Martins Klooster is a former 16th century convent which has been crafted into a modern, four-star hotel which boasts large amounts of character and charm. The hotel is sityated in the centre of Louven just 300 yards from the Oude Markt and a short drive away from the city centre of Brussels.

There is a lot to explore in the area around Martins Klooster including the Museum Leuven and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Beguinage. Of course, the main attraction of this hotel is the brilliant golf that you can play during your stay like Winge Golf and Country Club, Golf du Bercuit and Brabantse Golf Club. Each of the hotel’s elegant guest rooms has been decorated with warm tones and they are all fully-equipped with a satellite TV, a mini bar and a contemporary bathroom. The hotel’s restaurant, The Winter Garden, serves delicious international dishes. After your meal, you can relax in the bar area where you can find an open fire place. Due to the hotel’s location, you can find plenty of outdoor cafes and boutique restaurants within a short distance of the hotel. From the minute that you walk into Martins Klooster, you will start to enjoy your great golf break here where you can explore the brilliant golf courses of the area.

The four-star Martins Patershof is situated in the historic city of Michelen, in the north of Brussels and is a great, unique accommodation choice. The hotel is set within a former church and beautifully combines the original features with the stylish, modern interior.

Each of the hotel’s guest rooms is fully-equipped with the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, an in room safe and tea and coffee making facilities. In the mornings, you can enjoy the hotel’s buffet breakfast where you can get a healthy start to your day before tackling one of the challenging nearby golf courses. The hotel’s restaurant can be found within the choir of the old church building. In the evenings, take some time to relax within the bar where you can find a range of Belgian beers and cocktails. Michelen itself is well worth exploring on the days where you are not playing golf as there is so much on offer for those of you who are culture enthusiasts. You can find resorted buildings and museums amongst other attractions. Martins Patershof is the perfect hotel for those looking for a peaceful golf escape to Belgium where you can enjoy the history and cuisine of the area whilst being a little set back from the action.

Next, we have Martins Red which was built in 2005 and stands today as a fantastic, modern four-star hotel situated in the small town of Tubize, 12 miles from Brussels. This hotel is nationally famous for being the headquarters and training centre for the Belgian International football team, the Red Devils.

As you would expect, there are optimised sporting facilities here including a fully-equipped gym, a wellness centre, football fields and tennis courts. However, the main attraction of this hotel is the fantastic nearby golf courses including Golf Club de Sept Fontaines and the parkland courses at Golf Chateau de La Tournette. Within the hotel, you can find the hotel’s restaurant which boasts fantastic international cuisine and Belgian favourites. There is also the sports bar where you can find multiple screens to watch the latest golfing highlights and other sports channels. The hotel only features 79 guest rooms and they all feature the modern amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including a Smart TV, air conditioning, a safe, a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. This is an ideal hotel for those who are sports fanatics and who are looking for a lovely hotel from which they can easily explore the surrounding courses of Brussels and Waterloo.

Martins Rentmeesterij is a four-star hotel situated in the town of Blizen. This beautiful, historic building dates back to the 13th century and is located just 150 metres from the region’s most famous landmark, the Grand Commandery of Alden Biesen and only 10 minutes’ drive from Maastricht.

Whilst you are not out tackling challenging golf courses, you can relax within the hotel’s spa and wellness sanctuary or venture out to explore the cultural Belgian towns which are within close proximity of this great hotel. Due to the fact that there are so many great towns on the doorstep of the hotel, it is easy for you to venture out to explore the culinary delights these towns have on offer. However, the hotel’s restaurant, AKKO serves a delicious continental breakfast and a variety of different dishes in the evening. There are different hotel unit options including rooms and suites. Each unit is equipped with a flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar. Whether you are looking to explore courses like Winge Golf and Country Club or Golf du Bercuit or explore the region’s local towns, look no further than a golf holiday to Martins Rentmeesterij.

Last, but certainly not least, is the charming, three-star Martins Waterloo which is situated in a local residential area just outside of the historic centre of Waterloo. This is a relatively new hotel but is has quickly established itself as being one of the most popular in Belgium due to its superb location and great value.

Whilst you are here, you are just a short walk from Waterloo and only 25 minutes’ drive into Brussels. As the hotel boasts such a great location, you will never be short of things to do, see, eat or drink during your stay here. Also, the hotel itself boasts a great restaurant, La Sucrerie Restaurant serves both Belgian and international dishes within a prime setting. You can enjoy a few drinks at The Bar Club whilst you reminisce over the highs and lows of your round of golf that day. The Martins Waterloo hotel is a great choice for those looking for value for money as well as the chance to play the courses at Golf de Sept Fontaines, Golf du Hulencourt and Golf du Bercuit.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog. Although Belgium may not have been on your radar prior to reading this, we hope that it is now! There are some truly excellent properties situated in Brussels and Waterloo waiting for you to explore. Make sure to give us a call if you would like to discuss your next golf holiday – wherever that may be!

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The UK is kind of a big deal when it comes to golf vacations. Did you know that? OK, maybe you did, but were you aware that many of these golf courses also pair themselves with spas? That’s right, the spa treatments that these resorts offer are just as incredible as the golf courses. Plus, after a long afternoon swinging your club, a relaxing evening at the spa may be just what the doctor ordered.

So, before you start planning your next golf outing in the UK, consider booking a resort that has the spa to match. Here are the best places in the UK for a golf and spa break!

Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club

Built in the 1800s, the country club is situated on 450 acres of private land. It overlooks the rolling countryside of Northumberland and has won awards for the food and drink offerings on site. In fact, this country club is such a destination that it’s a popular spot for business meetings, weddings, and other important events. The accommodation options are considered luxurious, and it makes the perfect getaway for couples looking for some romance.

The Golf Course

Spread across the large private estate is an 18-hole golf course that is just as beautiful as it is secluded. It was designed by Jonathan Gaunt and is a 72 par parkland course. The greens here are USGA specific and there are 4 challenging par 3’s. Golfers here can expect some strategically placed bunkers, water hazards, a par 5 hole, and a golfer’s lounge.

The Spa

The health and fitness club is home to a heated indoor pool, Technogym, sauna, and steam room. Some of the treatments include a hot stone massage, aromatic massage, body polish, ear candle, reflexology treatment, waxing, manicures and pedicures, and more.

Luton Hoo Hotel Golf & Spa

This mansion has been the home to royalty for centuries but is now open for visitors to enjoy. A visit to this estate offers a 50-acre lake, woodland trails, landscaped gardens, fine dining, and tennis courts.

The Golf Course

Designed by Mike Smith, this championship course stretches for over 7,000 yards. The challenging green follows USGA specifics and a front nine with an inland links feel. The back nine will take players parkland and around the estate.

The Spa

The oak framed building is an oasis of luxury that is perfectly secluded to provide the ultimate spa experience. Guests can lounge in the infinity pool or vitality pool, enjoy the heat therapy, or just relax in the gardens. Some treatments include: ESPA facials, scalp treatments, eye firming treatments, body wraps and scrubs, firming thigh treatments, hot stone massage, Swedish massage, and more.

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

Situated on 1,000 acres of parkland, this hotel and country club has dazzling views of the Edinburgh Castle as well as the Forth Bridges. There are more than 200 suites and rooms that are filled with history and surrounded by a variety of restaurants and bars. With a state-of-the-art fitness center and plenty of leisure activities, visitors will always have something to do.

The Golf Course

The east golf course was designed by James Braid back in 1927 and offers a par 73. Guests can enjoy the bunkers and perfectly manicured green across the 7055 acre course. The west course stretches for 5168 yards and is a par 68. It has narrow fairways and smaller greens that make this course slightly more challenging.

The Spa

Luxury is the goal of this beauty salon and spa. They offer nail treatments, spray tanning, waxing, facials, massages, and more.

Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club

This is one of the UK’s premier resorts as it has 5-star dining options, and an award winning spa. In fact, the hotel has a little of everything including tennis courts, fully-equipped gyms, steam rooms, and a pool.

The Golf Course

The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus II and requires a lot of nerve as well as physical and mental strength to complete. Opening up in 1990, it has quickly gained respect and a status as one of the best resorts in the area. It’s seen many of the sport’s greatest players on its immaculately tended for green.

The Spa

Visit this spa at almost any time of day and enjoy their rejuvenating treatments which include: body wraps, facials, manis/pedis, waxing, massages, a steam room.

Foxhills Club & Resort

This 400-acre estate is family run and offers an experience of both luxury and home comfort. Play tennis on one of the eleven courts, or wander through the picturesque countryside where the resort resides.

The Golf Course

Take a few swings at the driving range before heading over to one of the three onsite golf courses. While two of them are 18-hole championship courses, one is a unique 9-hole course.

The Spa

Finish each day with a spa treatment to work out the kinks from the course. Try a sports muscle massage, facial, thermal therapy, Reiki, acupuncture, and more.

Celtic Manor

It’s a 5-star hotel with 330 bedrooms, all expertly designed to be unique and exude luxury. Imagine calming terraces and large, sun filled picture windows welcoming you to each new day. Listen to a piano player while you sip craft cocktails in the many onsite restaurants and bars.

The Golf Course

The Twenty Ten Course features more than 7,000 yards and has a par of 71. Expect a links-like feel in some areas as well as water hazards. The Roman Road course has a par 70 and provides views of the Seven Estuary. The Montgomerie course has a par of 69 and stretches for more than 6,000 yards. Expect bunkers, valleys and downhill shots here.

The Spa

Visit the Forum spa for an afternoon of tranquility. Ambient lighting and aromatherapy characterize the sixteen rooms that offer hot stone massages, deep tissue massages, facials and more.

Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel & Country Club

This 13th-century hotel is located right between Nottingham, Derby, and the Peak District. Aside from its architecture and history, this destination is known for its luxurious spa and the perfection of the golf courses.

The Golf Course

The Priory course offers some of the best golf in the entire area. There are 6054 yards of parkland that wind their way around the hotel. The Moorland course was designed back in 1991 by Donald Steel and is known for its excellent views overlooking the countryside. It’s par 70 and has 6,028 acres to play on.

The Spa

The property has been put on the map party because of its opulent spa. Picture a candlelit room reserved for you and your relaxation. Some of the treatments here include: facials, body wraps, massages, manicures, body scrubs, and waxing.

East Sussex National Golf Resort & Spa 

It’s nestled into the heart of the countryside and has become known as an epic destination for golf. The resort has been home to the European Open in 1993 and 1994, and is characterized by its luxurious atmosphere and elite spa experience.

The Golf Course

The East course was designed with the championship at the forefront, stretching more than 7,000 yards. There are two loops with nine holes, and the entire course as a whole is full of challenges. The west course is smaller and more scenic, yet slightly tighter with more challenges.

 The Spa

This spa offers some pretty exclusive packages like, “The English Garden Experience” which features a whole lineup of hot stones as well as “The Summer Body Treatment” package which features a salt scrub and full body moisturizer.

Cameron House

Look out over Loch Lomond as you ease into a new way of life at the laidback Cameron House. Take loch cruises, enjoy fine dining, stop in at the spa or play a game of golf while visiting.

The Golf Course

This 71 par course was designed by Doug Carrick, and has elevated holes that offer some pretty stunning views. While the course is certainly challenging, it makes it all worth it to look out at the beautiful views of the Scottish Highlands.

The Spa 

Take a journey into a tranquil and almost spiritual place. The spa at Cameron House will treat you like royalty and give you plenty of relaxing options to choose from. Try an ESPA facial, Carita facials, ESPA body experiences, and hair & nail treatments.

The Oxfordshire Golf, Hotel & Spa

Close to London, this hotel makes the perfect getaway into the countryside. It’s only 50 bedrooms which means it’s small enough to feel intimate but large enough to make you feel spoiled. With a sauna, swimming pool, and full gym, you will have plenty here to keep you busy. Don’t forget to visit the on-site restaurant and sample their world wine list.

The Golf Course

This course was built by the world renowned, Rees Jones and has been the site of multiple golf championships. With strategically placed lakes and bunkers, this course offers the perfect challenge.

The Spa

The ambient and calming atmosphere set the scene for an array of luxury spa treatments. While visiting, choose from: a full body massage, eco-chic facial, pregnancy treatment, and more.

Hallmark Welcombe Hotel Spa & Golf Club

Located in the northern Cotswolds, guests to this golf club will be welcomed with 157 acres of beautiful grounds. The building dates back to the 1800s but now has contemporary décor. Guests can keep busy on the green, at the tennis courts, in the thermal experience rooms or at the pool.

The Golf Course

This championship course is 18 holes and a par 70. The course stretches for 6,288 yards and offers par 3 and par 5 holes.

The Spa

It’s bright, light, and noticeably modern, making this spa a trendy place to relax. Check out the ancient Roman treatments, infinity showers, the Finnish sauna, or dual treatment rooms.

Belton Woods 

Set on more than 400 acres of countryside, this destination makes quite the escape. Not only is it beautiful and relaxing, but it also offers an exciting lineup of activities like squash, quad-biking, and croquet.

The Golf Course

The Lakes Course is a true challenge as it has lots of water hazards to work around. It’s a championship course with a par 72, and the lanes are long with tight fairways. The Woodside Course is a 73 par that runs along the wooded area of the property. It’s just over 6,000 yards long and is especially beautiful during autumn months.

The Spa

While at the spa, you can try an ESPA facial, ESPA body treatments, a mani/pedi or waxing.

Barnham Broom Hotel

The Norfolk countryside is home to this hotel, all 300 acres of it. It’s a four-star hotel with a contemporary design that is warm, welcoming, and quaint with its 46 rooms. There is also an award winning Brassiere onsite for when you’re feeling peckish.

The Golf Course

The Valley Course is characterized by its water features that blend into the natural landscape designed by Frank Pennink. It’s a 72 par course that has been operating since the 1970s. The Hill course is 71 par course with wide fairways and a real links feel.

The Spa

This luxury spa offers a wide range of holistic treatments. After a long game of golf, head on over for a body wrap, Indian head massage, Reiki, Hopi ear candle, or some reflexology.

Herons’ Reach

Guests here can choose from 172 bedrooms that have been modernly styled to make each guest feel at home. There are multiple restaurants on site as well as a Starbucks for all of the coffee lovers. Their wellness and beauty center, as well as the golf course, are what make this hotel so popular.

The Golf Course

Expect elevated tees, challenging holes, low-hanging trees and strategically placed bunkers. It’s a championship style golf course at its finest. Plus, they even have a floodlit driving range.

The Spa

Relax in the soothing spa with treatments that will relax your muscles after a long day on the green. Opt for a full body massage or get some work done on those shoulders.

Stoke By Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa

Located on 300 acres of English countryside, this resort is a site within itself. Guests to the luxury suites are welcomed to dine at the onsite restaurants or enjoy the health and fitness center. This is the perfect resort to visit if you’re a golfer but your wife just wants somewhere beautiful to relax.

The Golf Course

The Constable Course was built in the 1970s and is full of interesting water hazards. The green is well manicured and you will get lake views. The Gainsborough Course has been voted one of the best in the region and is filled with challenges that suit all skill levels.

The Spa

This spa has got it all from international treatments to the tried and tested favorites you know and love. Check out the Hammam, the mud therapy, steam room, Jacuzzi, and sanarium.

Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf & Spa

With an award winning restaurant, three golf courses, and gigantic bathtubs in each room, guests here can expect to seriously relax. There is also the town of Chester nearby which has plenty of shops and restaurants for guests to explore as well.

The Golf Course

The championship course is spread over 7000 yards that were once the site of a battlefield. With water features and USGA standard green, this course has an immaculate landscape in addition to the picturesque countryside. The 3rd hole has a 602 par 5 and the 14th hole has a par 3. The premier course has a par 3 7th hole and although smaller, is said to be the hotel’s most challenging.

The Spa

The spa is renowned and known for its expert pampering. Try a scalp massage, Elemis facial, a mani/pedi, and a whole lot more.

Gleneagles

This 5-star resort is one of the most luxurious destinations in the area. It’s in the heart of Scotland and offers 232 luxurious rooms for guests. While visiting, you can dine at the Michelin star restaurant before checking out one of the three championship courses. 

The Golf Course

The PGA Century Course was once the location of the Ryder Cup. It’s stunning views and expert design are something that you won’t want to miss. The Kings Course is fairly hilly with strategic bunkers and beautiful fairways. The Queens Course is the shortest but is a par 68 which makes it an interesting challenge.

The Spa

Indulge in both traditional and new-age spa treatments at this oasis for tranquility. Have a facial, try a foot ritual, or get a full body massage.

After a long day of golf, a little spa time is welcomed, so what better place to stay than a resort where you can do both. And, if you are traveling with someone who doesn’t necessarily share your enthusiasm for golf, why not book them a few spa treatments to enjoy while you play? On a rainy day in the UK, you’ll be pleased to spend some time soaking in the warm jacuzzi! Get in touch today to discuss your UK golfing plans. 

For the first week of the New Year, this week’s blog is on some of the best new hotels that are now ready and available for you to book through us! As 2017 is now upon us, it is certainly time to start thinking about where and when your next golf break to the sun is and there is no better way to start than by taking a closer look at some of the beautiful hotels that are on offer to you…

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First up we have the five-star Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel situated in Majorca. Not only is this a beautiful hotel which is elegantly decorated with each room having large French windows and a satellite TV but whilst staying here you have easy access to three great 18-hole golf courses! Not only is there easy access to these courses but you get preferential tee-times at these courses to make your holiday even more enjoyable. Whilst you are not on the golf course there are three swimming pools, tennis courts and a beach volleyball court to enjoy. If the facilities at the hotel and the golf isn’t enough to preoccupy you then just 10-minutes’ drive will take you to the sandy beaches of Mallorca! Es Carbo is the hotel’s own restaurant and features stunning views across the Son Vida golf course or if you prefer a lighter tapas meal then the poolside restaurant is another superb location for you to enjoy your meal! This is a stunning hotel with some fantastic golf and other facilities which is perfect for your next golf holiday to Mallorca.

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Next up is the four-star, all-inclusive resort of Elba Carlota which boasts a prime location within Fuerteventura Golf Club and just three-minutes’ walk from the beach. There is certainly not a shortage of things to do here with a casino, spa and sports facilities including a gym and a hot tub, the beach within such close proximity and an outdoor swimming pool! Of course, being situated within Fuerteventura Golf Club means that you have a brilliant golf course just a few minutes’ walk away but guests also play at Salinas de Antigua when staying here which is another fantastic course. When staying here, the resort offers you three dining options: Tindaya buffet restaurant, El Arrecife Restaurant which serves a range of tapas dishes and the Chiringuito Restaurant and Bar which serves delicious seafood. This is another superb hotel with high-class facilities and some spectacular golf – perfect for your next relaxing golf break.

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Situated on the Costa del Sol and on the beachfront of Playamar in Torremolinos is the four-star Sol Principe hotel. All of the rooms in the hotel have their own private balcony where you can enjoy views of either the sea or the pools. This is a beautiful all-inclusive hotel with the hotel’s main restaurant boasting buffet-style food of different cuisines of the highest quality and a lovely outdoor terrace on which to enjoy the food on! During the summer season, you can also enjoy a second buffet restaurant by the pool. With two huge, lagoon-style pools as well as a fitness centre with an indoor pool there are many places around the hotel for you to relax in and truly enjoy your holiday. For entertainment, there are nightly shows as well as a kids’ club if you are making this a family trip! Sol Principe is a lovely, all-inclusive resort and perfect for your next golf holiday with or without the family!

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Also on the Costa del Sol is the H10 Estepona Palace which boasts a fantastic location as it has direct access to the beach and is just over a mile from the centre of Estepona. All of the bright rooms feature free Wi-Fi, a satellite TV, a minibar and a private balcony or terrace where you can enjoy stunning views of the hotel’s surroundings. The hotel features three outdoor pools, two for adults and one for children, one of the adult’s pools is heated during the winter months. Alongside the outdoor pools, there is also the Despacio spa where you will find a Turkish bath, an indoor pool and a fitness centre to enjoy. This hotel is perfect for your next all-inclusive golf break to the Costa del Sol!

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Yet another superb property on the Costa del Sol is Hotel Melia Marbella Banus which is just three-minutes’ walk from the beach and if that isn’t enough then there are also three outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts as well as a charming spa area which features a Turkish Bath, a sauna and a Jacuzzi as well as an indoor pool. Each of the rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished and all have their own private balcony for you to enjoy the views of the surroundings of the hotel from. There are two superb restaurants on the property which serve a range of different cuisines to suit everyone and for after dinner or post-round of golf there are two lovely bar areas for you to sit in and enjoy a few drinks! With all of the hotel’s facilities and no less than five superb golf courses within close proximity of the hotel it is no surprise that this is one we highly recommend for your next golf holiday to Spain!

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Last, but not least, is the four-star H10 Salou Princess Hotel on the Costa Dorada. This hotel boasts a fantastic location as it is situated right in the heart of the bustling town of Salou and is just four-minutes’ walk from the beach! The hotel is set out around the large outdoor swimming pool and terrace area where you can relax and soak up some of the sun that we rarely see in the UK! The hotel also offers a gym as well as a spa including a Jacuzzi and a sauna. As you are situated in the centre of town there are many dining and drinking options but the hotel’s restaurant – El Tarraco – is a lovely option where you can enjoy a range of Mediterranean dishes and some great show cooking! As far as bars go, you won’t ever be short of somewhere to grab a drink with the hotel’s three bars as well as the ones you will find in town! This hotel is a superb option for your next golf break to Spain where you can enjoy relaxing on the beach or around the pool whilst getting the chance to play some excellent golf and enjoy some great food and drink – all in a great location!

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We hope that you have enjoyed this blog and it has sparked off some thoughts for where your next golf break could take you…

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Happy New Year from all of us at Golf Escapes and we hope that you have a good year full of plenty of great golf!

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This week’s blog is a guide to some of the best hotels and golf courses in the Alicante region. Alicante is one of the best places in Spain to go to for your next golf break as it truly has everything that you could possibly want. From miles of golden, sandy beaches to areas full of history, culture and nature to a wide selection of different bars, clubs and restaurants to enjoy…Alicante has it all.

First up we have Hotel Bonalba which is a lovely four-star hotel in a great location just under 2 miles from some great beaches, a 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of Alicante and just 20 minutes’ from Alicante airport. The hotel is furnished with a modern and contemporary design and all of the rooms are spacious. There is a lovely spa available to guests at a small extra cost where you can enjoy the indoor pool area and hamman or choose from a range of health and beauty treatments. You can enjoy relaxing by the outdoor pool area, the local beaches or enjoy a fantastic round of golf on the Bonalba course which is on-site! This hotel is great both in terms of the activities you can get involved in when here but also it is great value for money and you are sure to have an excellent time!

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Bonalba golf course is a great and challenging course with some spectacular views of both the ocean and the mountains in the surrounding areas. The fairways are wide and open but there are many strategically placed water hazards and bunkers for you to overcome before you reach the greens. The first 12 holes are shorter than the last 6 and they are all very technical holes but when you reach the last few holes the course opens up and you have to contend with the sea breeze!

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Las Colinas Residences are situated right in the heart of the fabulous 18-hole championship Las Colinas golf course. These apartments offer a fantastic self-catering option which is perfect when you enjoy eating out and being flexible. The apartments are all fully furnished with a well-equipped kitchen, satellite TV, air-conditioning and a large terrace attached to each. You also have easy access to outdoor swimming pools, two restaurants and a beach club – everything you could need on your next golf break! If you’re less into golf but still into activities then you can enjoy tennis, paddle tennis or the gym. With one of Spain’s top courses and the town of Torrevieja just 15-minutes’ drive away this is a superb choice for your next self-catering golf holiday to Alicante.

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Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is consistently ranked as one of the top courses in this region and it isn’t hard to see why. Although most of the fairways are wide and fairly forgiving, the approaches to the greens are often lined with bunkers and lakes which will always catch your errant shots! This course features a wide variety of different holes from short par-3s to dogleg par-5s which will offer you an interesting and challenging round of golf.

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Hotel Alicante Golf is another fantastic four-star hotel which is situated in an ideal location. The hotel is just 20-minutes’ drive from Alicante airport, 5 miles from the centre of Alicante and only a 10-minutes’ walk from the beach. Each of the rooms are spacious, with air-conditioning, a minibar and a safe. Being so close to Alicante centre means that you are so close to so many fantastic places to eat and drink but if you prefer to stay in the hotel then the Augusta Restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean food which you can enjoy whilst looking out onto the golf course! Enjoy relaxing on the beach, by the outdoor pool or by the indoor pool and sauna area after a fantastic round of golf on the course which you don’t even need to travel to get to. This is a superb location for your next golf holiday to Alicante and one not to be missed out on.

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Alicante Golf course is another perfect mix of par-3s, 4s and 5s with six of each on this course! This course is regarded as one of the best designed courses in the region and it really isn’t hard to see why when you see the layout of the course and how diverse each hole is. This is a lovely course to play but it is a tricky one and you have to think out your plan for each hole strategically before teeing off. Another great course in the Alicante region which must be played by any keen golfer.

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Last, but not least is the five-star Denia Mariott La Sella Golf Resort & Spa which is one of the most luxurious resorts in the area. The hotel is set within the 27-hole golf course and also the Montgo National Park so the scenery and setting of the resort is simply beautiful. All of the rooms are decorated with a classic theme and have marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and many either have a balcony or terrace that you can enjoy the stunning surroundings of the hotel from. The resort is just 15-minutes’ drive from Denia and the beaches there but if you want to stay at the resort there are plenty of lovely places to relax in like the spa area with its saunas, Turkish bath and outdoor hot tub or the outdoor pool area. All of this as well as several restaurants and bars to enjoy makes this the perfect destination for your next luxury golf break.

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La Sella Golf Course comprises of three loops of nine holes but all three loops have something that they are known for. The Llebeig loop is known its beautiful views of the national park, the Gregal is known for being a flatter nine holes than the other two loops but that doesn’t make it an easy loop with its many water hazards obstructing play! The Mestral loop boasts wider fairways and large greens where you can enjoy the nature that surrounds the loop.

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These are just four of the lovely hotels and their golf courses that you can enjoy when you book a golf holiday to Alicante and we hope that these have shown you what you are missing! Alicante is also well-known for year-round good weather (unlike the UK!) so there is nothing stopping you from booking your next golf break to the sun now!

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This week’s blog is an insiders guide to the Tivoli hotels which are all situated on the Algarve in Portugal. These hotels are fantastic four and five-star properties which offer guests a full range of facilities and the opportunity to play some fantastic golf courses when they are staying there. With the summer weather drawing to a close and the dark evenings starting to appear it is time for you to start thinking about where you want to take a short golf break this autumn or next spring to give you the chance to see some sun before August of next year! These hotels are perfect for your autumnal golf break as the weather is still so good in the Algarve for a couple more months.

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The Tivoli Carvoeiro is a stunning four-star hotel situated on a cliff top with stunning views of the beach nestled below and the surroundings areas. The lovely town of Carvoeiro is just a 10 minutes’ walk away so you have a wide choice of bars and restaurants whilst you are here as the hotel also boasts two fantastic restaurants, one of which serves traditional Portuguese cuisine and the other serves international dishes in a buffet-style. The hotel also offers guests a lovely terrace bar area to sit and enjoy a few drinks in which has views of the Atlantic right from where you sit to enjoy your drink! If golf isn’t your number one priority when staying here then you won’t be disappointed with the other facilities on offer as there is a fantastic spa here with a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a range of different treatments available. This is a great hotel, close to a fantastic town, Faro airport and some great golf courses. It is worth noting that unfortunately this hotel is closed from November this year through to July 2017 so this is a great one for next autumn when the hotel is reopened.

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Tivoli Lagos is another beautiful Tivoli hotel and it is situated right in the centre of Lagos. From March through to October guests can enjoy the free shuttle service from the hotel down to the private beach club on Meia Praia. Being located right in the centre of town there is so much for you to do and see within a short walk when you are staying here or if you prefer to stay at the resort there are plenty of things to do there too. The resort offers a lovely outdoor pool area, spa facilities and each of the spacious rooms has its own balcony. There are three different restaurants on-site as well as a beach bar which is only open during the summer months. This hotel is ideal for your next golfing getaway and is within a short distance from several fantastic golf courses including Boavista and Onyria Palmares.

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Tivoli Marina Portimão hotel is situated in an ideal location just three-minutes’ walk from the beach and five-minutes’ walk from Praia de Rocha. The hotel is also in very close proximity to some of the best courses on the Algarve such as Salgados, Alamos and Morgado which makes it the ideal destination for your next golf break to Portugal. The modern studios and apartments are all fully-fitted with a kitchenette and dining area as well as a satellite TV. The hotel boasts three swimming pools, a fitness centre, bike-hiring facilities and massage rooms which means that even if you’re not here to play the fabulous golf on offer there is still plenty for you to do! The hotel also has two restaurants if you want to eat at the hotel rather than cook for yourselves but there are also plenty of options for dining outside of the hotel as well. This is a great hotel for your next golf holiday either this autumn or for next summer!

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The five-star Tivoli Marina Vilamoura is situated right in the heart of Vilamoura, with the marina on one side and the beach on the other, this hotel offers guests pure luxury in stunning accommodation. All the rooms are recently refurnished and have their own private balcony, a satellite TV and floor-to-ceiling windows. For non-golfers the hotel is perfect as it features extensive spa facilities including dry and wet saunas, a hot-tub as well as a wide range of healthy and body treatments available. As the hotel is located in the heart of Vilamoura you are never far from somewhere where there is fantastic food and drink but the hotel also offers three great restaurants which you must try when you stay here – an Italian, a Steakhouse and a Portuguese restaurant. With vast gardens, a beach just a minutes’ walk away and a lovely outdoor pool area and the Oceanico golf courses within a short distance away, it would be hard to find somewhere more luxurious in such a great location for your next golf break to the Algarve.

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Last but not least we have the five-star Tivoli Victoria Hotel. Although not situated right in the heart of the town there is a free shuttle service available for guests from the hotel to Vilamoura Marina but this is such a beautiful and tranquil hotel that you may not even want to leave the hotel much at all! There is a top championship golf course on site but there are also several others within just a short drive away from the hotel that you are encouraged to play during your stay at the Tivoli Victoria. All of the rooms here are modernly furnished with all the facilities you would expect from a hotel of this rating as well as a private balcony attached to each room where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the hotel’s surroundings. For those of you who are less interested in the golf or who will only play a few rounds then there are two outdoor pool areas as well as a spa where you can enjoy a range of different beauty treatments as well as the indoor pool there. The hotel’s restaurant serves traditional Portuguese cuisine and there is a lovely bar area for you to enjoy a few drinks in. This is an ideal location for your next golf break where you can enjoy tranquil surroundings in a beautiful hotel as well as some superb golf. tivoli-logo

We hope that you enjoyed this week’s blog and that it has provoked thoughts of an autumn golf break for this year or maybe even a golf holiday next spring to give you the chance to play some fantastic golf in the sun instead of waiting for the sunshine to (hopefully!) make an appearance next summer!

 

This week’s blog is an insiders guide to the two beautiful Thanos hotels which are situated in Paphos in South Cyprus. These are both stunning five-star hotels which feature high-class facilities and are within short distance of four beautiful golf courses. These hotels are perfect for your next golf break in the sun and after reading our insiders guide you won’t disagree.

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Thanos Hotel Annabelle is situated in the middle of tropical gardens but still manages to be right in the heart of the city centre of Paphos. The hotel has wonderful surroundings of palm trees, tropical flowers and views of the seafront which is just a few yards away from the hotel. All of the rooms here are spacious with elegant marble features and all of the amenities you would expect from a hotel of this standard including a minibar, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. As the hotel is within a short distance of four spectacular golf courses – Aphrodite Hills, Elea Golf Club, Minthis Hills and Secret Valley – you will never be struggling to find a good round of golf! You can also enjoy a range of different activities in the area as the hotel is in the centre of the city including water sports and cultural tours. For relaxation the resort boasts a fantastic pool with swim-in caves and waterfalls around it where you can relax by and of course, the hotel is just a short walk to the beach. Although this hotel doesn’t have a spa, the sister hotel next door has a well-fitted spa which guests can use. The hotel features four different restaurants including its buffet-style restaurant as well as those which serve a variety of different cuisine and there are also five different bars for you to explore and enjoy a few drinks in with some of them providing live entertainment each evening. Of course, being in the city centre gives you plenty of options regarding food and drink as there are copious amounts of different restaurants and bars serving every cuisine and drink that you could ever possibly want. This is a superb hotel with some of the best amenities possible and with service of the highest class all in the centre of a bustling and beautiful city – what is there not to like about this hotel?Almyra

 

Hotel Annabelle’s sister hotel – Hotel Almyra –  is right next door so shares the same superb location right in the heart of the city of Paphos. All of the rooms here are spacious and decorated with a modern and contemporary design, they all feature either a balcony or a terrace that has garden or sea views for you to enjoy here. Just like its sister hotel, the rooms are fitted with all of the amenities you would expect from a five-star hotel like this. The hotel boasts four large freshwater pools for you to enjoy and has the beach right on its doorstep which means that you will never be short of somewhere stunning to relax and enjoy the grounds of the hotel. Two of the pools are adults-only which means that you can relax somewhere quiet without children or if you have your children there are pools where they can swim away from those who want the peace and quiet! Guests who stay here often play the same four golf courses that those who stay at the Annabelle Hotel play as they are fantastic courses which are close to the hotels. Unlike its sister hotel, Hotel Almyra feature a spa and wellness centre with a wide range of holistic treatments, a gym and a sauna. Most guess that stay in these hotels enjoy a half-board package and the Amyra’s main buffet restaurant serves a full continental breakfast and their other restaurants serve a variety of different cuisine from traditional Cypriot dishes to different international cuisine. Due to the hotel’s location you will never be restricted on where you can eat and drink as there are numerous great little restaurants and bars in Paphos for you to enjoy if you want to leave the hotel and explore. This hotel is ideal for your next relaxing golf break in the sun and a stay here could never be anything but relaxing and enjoyable.nightlife

 

Paphos is a fantastic coast side city with a great climate both for enjoying the beaches in summer and staying out late enjoying the nightlife in the warm but also for exploring and playing golf especially in the Autumn where temperatures average at around 20C. Holidays here are also easily accessible from England as Paphos airport is just under 20km from the city centre. There is plenty to do here in Paphos from enjoying water sports on the beach to exploring the churches and history deep in the city. There are many small coastal towns for you to enjoy and some of which are within walking distance from Paphos. For those of you looking for a lively holiday then there is the strip which has many different bars and clubs on that are open until all hours of the morning and staying in the heart of Paphos means that they are easily accessible from one of the Thanos hotels. This is a fantastic city with so much culture, nightlife and history that everyone can enjoy and appreciate and a stay here in one of these fantastic hotels should never be missed out on.golf

 

With four very different golf courses nearby each with their own level of difficulty and individual layouts as well as a beautiful sandy beach and a bustling town full of culture and atmospheric bars and restaurants we cannot recommend the Thanos hotels enough. These are ideal for those of you looking for an interesting holiday with some great golf and fantastic food and drink. If you’re looking to book your next golf holiday in the sun or are considering something for this Autumn then this is perfect for you.nav-logo-bg-square

This week’s blog is an all-inclusive special on some of our best all-inclusive deals across Europe. All-inclusive holidays are perfect for when you want a holiday full of good food, drink and fantastic golf as you can truly relax and enjoy all the good things about being on holiday. Not only do they take away the fussing over food and drink but they are also perfect for when you want to pay for your holiday upfront and not worry about any hidden costs.

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Undoubtedly the home of the best and most luxurious all-inclusive holidays is Belek and one of the best is the five-star Sirene Belek Hotel. When deciding to stay here you have many choices to make about what kind of room you want and whether you want to stay in the palace or get a bungalow in the village. The Sirene also offers rooms with private balconies and some with separate living areas. With four a la carte restaurants, two buffet-style restaurants and six bars there is plenty opportunity for you to take advantage of the all-inclusive package! You will be able to sample many different cuisines ranging from traditional Turkish dishes to South American dishes to Mediterranean food. The hotel also boasts a lovely spa and wellness centre where you can enjoy a range of different treatments as well as the sauna and Turkish bath. Also, if you’re looking to take full advantage of the hotel’s facilities there is a gym as well as many different water sports available on the private beach area! As the hotel is situated between the two fantastic Antalya golf courses – Pasha and Sultan you really don’t have to go far to play some superb golf. After a round of golf there is nowhere better to relax than the several pool areas that you can enjoy here or with just a short stroll you can be on the Sirene’s private beach area. This is a superb hotel with all the best facilities and you will always receive the highest level of service when staying here.

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Hotels like the Sirene Golf Hotel are the best examples of why Belek is the home of the best all-inclusive hotels but there are some other brilliant all-inclusive options at some other beautiful hotels across Europe too.

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Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus is another five-star luxury hotel set in the heart of the Cypriot countryside. All of the rooms here are decorated with a contemporary theme and all of them have their own private balconies from which you can enjoy views of either the surrounding gardens, the golf course or the sea. This is another hotel where within just a short stroll you can be on a fantastic golf course, Aphrodite Hills is just a two minute walk from its own golf course but guests also often play Minthis Hills and Secret Valley golf course which are both a short journey away. The hotel is just a five minute drive from two beautiful beaches – Cove beach and Zias beach – which are perfect for relaxing on after a round of golf! This is a superb all-inclusive hotel with plenty of activities to keep everyone occupied and some fantastic golf courses nearby!

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Holiday Polynesia Hotel on the Costa del Sol is another hotel with a great all-inclusive package. With the fantastic Torrequebrada golf course just five minutes’ drive away as well as some other great courses in close proximity this is a great hotel for if you want to stay and play lots of different golf courses. The hotel features a range of different restaurants serving different cuisines from oriental food to traditional Mediterranean dishes. Not only is there golf nearby but there are a range of activities available at the hotel from tennis to cycling to darts. There is also a regular free shuttle down to the hotel’s beach club. This is a perfect destination for an all-inclusive golf break to the Costa deal Sol with plenty of golf, food and drink as well as the sun of course!

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The five-star Salgados Palace in Albufeira is a modern and luxurious hotel with some top facilities and golf. The hotel boasts three outdoor swimming pools which each have lovely poolside areas for you to relax on as well as the spa and wellness centre which features an indoor swimming pool as well as a Turkish bath and a sauna. All of the restaurants are beautifully designed to be light and spacious with panoramic views across the property, the golf course and the ocean. If you’re staying here then we highly recommend a car if you are looking to travel out into Albufeira for the nightlife and range of different restaurants and bars but there is also the option of getting taxis as it is only just under a 20 minute drive! The Salgados golf course is just a short walk away and the stunning beach is just five minutes’ drive from the hotel meaning that you have everything you could possibly need right on your doorstep here making it an ideal hotel for your next all-inclusive golf break.

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Fuerteventura Princess hotel Is a lovely four-star resort situated on the beach front of the lovely Playa Jandia. This hotel offers all the facilities and amenities that you would expect of a hotel of this rating and with the Jandia Golf course so close to the hotel it is no wonder that this is a recommendation for your next all-inclusive golf holiday to the Canary Islands! With several outdoor swimming pools, a spa and wellness centre, tennis courts as well as access to Playa Jandia you could never be short of something to do here. The restaurants serve delicious food and the main hotel bar offers evening entertainment. This is a superb hotel for families as there is so much to do and there is a kids club as well as a maxi club for teens. With all of this on offer with an all-inclusive package this is a great destination for your next family golf holiday.

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We hope that this blog has opened your eyes to some of the great all-inclusive packages at some fantastic hotels that are on offer to you with us as well as how Belek truly is the home to some of the best all-inclusive hotels with the best service and best facilities that you will ever get the opportunity to experience.

 

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