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This week’s blog is a guide to a couple of the best properties and their golf courses that we have on offer for groups. Besides great value, these properties offer excellent golf either on-site or within the local area, lovely facilities and the atmosphere that you would want from a resort that you were staying at for your next group golf escape.

Islantilla Golf Resort is a brilliant four-star hotel which boasts an excellent location just next to the fantastic 27-hole Islantilla golf course and only 10 minutes’ walk from the beach. There are plenty of things to do at the resort besides playing golf including two paddle tennis courts and a spa to relax in. As there are four restaurants within the resort, you will never be short of somewhere excellent to eat and drink as there is something that will appeal to everyone. There is the varied buffet restaurant, an Andalusian grill bar which is open during high season by the pool. You can also enjoy the Italian restaurant and the Beach Club where you can sit and enjoy a bite to eat and a few drinks on the lounge-terrace overlooking the sea. This is an excellent hotel with stylish rooms, a pleasant atmosphere, excellent facilities and great golf as well as its brilliant beach club where you can find a pool, watersports and a beach bar.

Islantilla is a great 27-hole complex just an hours’ drive from Faro Airport and is regarded as one of Southern Spain’s finest courses. All three of the nine loops meander through pinewoods and many of the holes boast stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The beauty of having three different 9-hole layouts is that you can choose to play the two loops that take your fancy or the ones that are most suited to your golfing ability. Each and every one of the 27-holes at Islantilla is kept in perfect condition all year round and you are sure to have a superb golfing experience here. With three different loops of 9-hole which are all excellent, a brilliant resort to enjoy and beautiful weather on the Costa de la Luz for many months of the year, it is no surprise that we highly recommend Islantilla Golf Resort for your next group golf break.

The four-star Magnolia Hotel boasts a fantastic location situated in the surroundings of the prime golf destination of Quinta do Lago which means that it is close to some of the finest golf courses, most beautiful beaches and great shops in the Algarve. Each of the 74 stylish and well-appointed guest rooms is equipped with air-conditioning, modern amenities and private balconies. The hotel’s poolside restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner where you will be served a variety of different local dishes as well as international favourites. At the bar, you can enjoy cocktails and other beverages either at the indoor bar or poolside. Whilst you are not enjoying a round on one of the excellent Quinta do Lago golf courses, you can spend time relaxing by the heated outdoor pool, workout in the gym or on the tennis court or relax in the hotel’s sauna and steam room.

The highly acclaimed Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo courses are just a short drive from the hotel which makes this an ideal option for a great stay-and-play golf break to the Algarve. Quinta do Lago Laranjal was originally an orange grove but today it is a stunning 18-hole championship golf course where you can enjoy a challenging round of golf with its undulating fairways, large lakes and well-defined greens. This is a superb golf course where accuracy is key if you are hoping for a good scorecard.

Quinta do Lago North has undergone extensive redevelopments alongside Paul McGinley and it has been developed into a superb course with some very impressive holes. In particular, the finishing holes offer you the chance to take some great risks and maybe get rewarded if you play well!

Last, but not least, is Quinta do Lago South which is one of the most requested courses on the Algarve and is perfect if you are a long but accurate hitter. With stunning surroundings, many water hazards and weaving fairways in and out of the pine trees, this is a challenge but an excellent round of golf for those of all abilities. With these three excellent golf courses as well as the other facilities and excellent accommodation options within the resort, we hope that you consider this excellent resort for your next group golf escape to the Algarve.  

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog, and that when you are thinking about where you and your group should be jetting off to for your next golf holiday, then look no further than one of these great resorts and if you book with us now, we are offering an exclusive J Lindeberg golf polo shirt to any bookings made to the Algarve…

This week’s blog is a guide to the best places for you to take a golf break to in October. Although the weather may start to be very cloudy and cold here in the UK by October, there are many places that still have the brilliant sunshine and mild climates which are perfect for golfing.

 

First up, we have the four-star Hotel Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa which is located within Mount Etna Nature Park, Sicily. The hotel’s surroundings are simply stunning and being situated so far above sea level means that you can experience a cool sea breeze all year round – especially perfect for a round of golf! The rooms are all spacious and decorated with a sophisticated style, some of the rooms and suites also have their own terraces with stunning views of the surrounding nature. The hotel’s main restaurant, La Ghandaia, serves delicious Sicilian cuisine created with local produce and after a delicious meal, take time to relax in the lounge bar. The spa here is fantastic and with our packages you can get a free spa circuit with to enjoy on your golf break. The spa features a sauna, hamman area, water paradise area, a whirlpool and more to create the ultimate relaxation area. This is a fabulous hotel and Il Picciolo Golf Club is a spectacular course which winds its way through ancient lava flows. The course is beautifully maintained and has a stunning backdrop of Mount Etna as well as vineyards, oak trees and hazelnut trees.

Up next, we have the four-star Hotel Alicante Golf which boasts a fantastic location as it is set amongst beautiful gardens and just ten minutes’ walk from the beach. The rooms here are all spacious and brightly decorated with all of the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard. Whilst you are here, you can either take the short walk, relax by the large outdoor pool or enjoy the spa and fitness centre. Here, you are near to a large shopping complex and you have so many places to enjoy good food and drink. The hotel’s Augusta Restaurant serves excellent Mediterranean dishes and whilst you are enjoying them you can look out onto the golf course. This hotel has so many fantastic facilities and is in such a great location, especially as it has its own 18-hole golf course on-site. Alicante Golf Resort provides you with a good variety of different holes both in length and difficulty. This course is not overly difficult but isn’t an easy course to score well on without a lot of concentration as you have to navigate your way around many water hazards. This is a beautiful course to play all year round with stunning scenery and a fantastic layout.

The fantastic five-star Precise Resort El Rompido in Spain is another great option for your October golf break and it isn’t hard to see why. The hotel overlooks the two fabulous El Rompido golf courses and you can take a short drive into the little fishing village of El Rompido from the resort. The rooms here are bright and attractive with private balconies where most rooms can enjoy beautiful views out to the Mediterranean Sea. You can spend your time relaxing by the large outdoor pool or enjoying the spa area which includes an indoor pool, Turkish baths and a sauna. We have some great packages for El Rompido which are semi-inclusive where you can enjoy the great buffet breakfast, dinner at the hotel’s restaurant and inclusive drinks between certain hours – perfect for when you want to have a few drinks in the evening after a day on the golf course!

Another great option for your October golf holiday is a holiday to the Albayt Nueva Alcaidesa Apartments on the Costa del Sol. The apartments here are spacious and fully-fitted with everything that you could need, including a fully-fitted kitchen. The apartments are located next to the fantastic Alcaidesa golf courses and whilst staying here you are only a five-minute walk from the sandy beaches of the Costa del Sol. You can enjoy access to the three shared outdoor pools as well as being so close to Gibraltar which is well-worth a visit! The Alcaidesa Health course was designed as a heathland style course with wide fairways. The views from the course are of the Mediterranean Sea, local mountain ranges and the river valley which are all beautiful sights! You will have to concentrate when playing a few of the holes on this course as the course meanders along the river valley which means that you could lose a few balls to the water hazards! Alcaidesa Links course is arguably one of the best Links courses in Spain. You can experience incredible views from this course out to sea and of the Straits of Gibraltar and North Africa! This is a tricky course with rolling hillsides and 2km of beachfront play which means that the wind is frequently in play.

Last, but not least, is the four-star Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort in Valencia. This hotel boasts a great location, right on the beach and situated between the resort towns of Oliva and Denia. All of the rooms here are spacious and feature their own private balcony or terrace with views of either the Mediterranean Sea, the resort or the Mongo Mountains. You can spend your days relaxing by the lagoon-style swimming pool, playing the on-site Oliva Nova 18-hole golf course or at the fully-equipped spa and fitness centres. For food, you can enjoy El Olivo’s traditional Valencian dishes or venture into one of the local Spanish towns. This is another great resort to book your next October golf break to…

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blogs and that is has prompted your thoughts for where you might be off to enjoy some golf in the sun this autumn…

 

This week’s blog is a guide to the best resorts with unlimited golf packages. When you are planning your golf break, the first thing that you think about is the number of rounds that you plan to play on your trip. With these packages, there will be no problem when you want to play as many rounds as you can possibly fit in to your holiday and to make things even better, the deals are great.

First up we have the luxurious five-star Penina which is situated amongst beautiful gardens in the Algarve, just over three miles from Portimão and Lagos. Here, you can enjoy your stay in the spacious and light rooms some of which feature balconies from which you can enjoy views of the surrounding gardens and golf courses. There are five restaurants available for you to choose from here with all different cuisines on offer from Portuguese to Italian to International dishes. You can enjoy relaxing around the large outdoor swimming pool or in the spa having a massage but there are also many leisure activities to enjoy here too. The hotel features a fitness centre, five tennis courts and three fabulous golf courses and with the unlimited golf package you will not be able to get enough of playing the courses here. The Penina Championship course is a fantastic test of golf with many bunkers, trees and water hazards waiting to catch your errant shots! The Penina Resort course is a very enjoyable round of golf and is a test to golfers of all abilities, making it a perfect holiday course.

Up next, we have Islantilla Golf Resort which is a lovely four-star hotel just a 15-minutes’ walk from the beach and only an hour from Faro airport. The rooms here are all stylishly furnished and each feature their own private terrace to enjoy the hotel’s surroundings from. Whilst staying here, you can enjoy all of the spa facilities as well as the time relaxing on the private beach area or around the pools. You are also offered a range of dining options including the buffet restaurant, the Andalusian grill, the Italian restaurant and the restaurant at the Beach Club. The unlimited golf is perfect for the Islantilla course as it is a 27-hole complex which means that with the unlimited golf offer you will get to play the three loops of nine as many times as you wish to! All 27 holes wind through pine woods and feature breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean but apart from that, the three loops are very different. The first nine holes are across hilly terrain where there are many blind shots to navigate around, the second nine are across undulating terrain and the final nine are long holes but not as difficult as the others. This is a great holiday course and with the unlimited golf offer you can take full advantage of it…

Pestana Carvoeiro is a four-star resort just five-minutes’ drive from Carvoeiro where you will find bustling nightlife and beautiful, sandy beaches. The resort offers accommodation in spacious villas and apartments, each of which have their own private balconies and a fitted kitchen. You can spend relaxation time here lounging by the pool or on the local beaches or having a massage. The restaurant at the resort serves a range of traditional regional dishes as well as international dishes but with Carvoeiro just a five-minute drive away, you are never short of somewhere to eat and drink! Whilst staying at Pestana Carvoeiro with the unlimited golf package, you can enjoy unlimited golf at five different golf courses: Pinta, Gramacho, Silves, Alto and Vila Sol. Each of the five courses can offer you a different golfing experience and with the unlimited golfing offer you won’t have to miss out on getting to play any of them. This is a fabulous resort in a great location with the option for self-catering as well as five different golf courses – an ideal golf holiday in the making.

Next, we have the luxurious, five-star Cornelia Deluxe Resort which is situated on the shores of Belek. This is a superb all-inclusive resort with beautifully decorated rooms, each with their own private balcony. You could never be bored whilst staying here with many different outdoor pools, water slides, tennis courts and other activities all on offer to you. There is the main buffet restaurant which serves a range of traditional regional dishes as well as international foods and there are also five different a la carte restaurants which offer dishes from Turkey, Italy, France and the Far East. Asides from all of the leisure options you have here, there is the Cornelia Faldo golf course. This course will give you an excellent round of golf time and time again, many of the holes do require careful consideration if you are not to misplace your ball but it is a great holiday course and unlimited rounds of golf at the Faldo course will round off your golf break to Turkey very nicely!

Situated in Sotogrande, Spain, are the Albayt Nueva Alcaidesa apartments which are all located in a superb location just next to the two golf courses: Heath and Links as well as just five-minutes away from the sandy beaches of the Costa del Sol. All of the apartments are decorated with a contemporary theme and are each fully-fitted with a bathroom, a kitchen and a dining area as well as a terrace. The Heath course is designed as a heathland style course with wide fairways and spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and local mountain ranges. Although this is a great holiday course, there are plenty of water hazards waiting to catch errant shots and when the wind picks up this course can be tricky! The Links course here is considered to be one of the best links courses in the whole of Spain, this course’s level of difficulty is also determined by the wind speeds on the day of play which makes the unlimited golf package here handy for when you want to get the chance to play again to improve your score (and ego)! This is another fantastic option for your next golf break where you can make full use of the unlimited golf package.

We hope that you enjoyed this week’s blog and you are looking forward to booking your next golf holiday where you can enjoy unlimited rounds on golf at superb courses whilst staying in some amazing resorts…

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