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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This week we have 7 brilliant resorts for you to learn a bit more about and maybe even consider one or two of them for your next golf escape…

The Arabella Hotel and Spa is situated within the Cape Provinces in South Africa and is a delightful five-star hotel. The hotel overlooks the spectacular natural lagoon and is surrounded by lush landscape, this golf estate is a beautiful place and if you are looking for indulgence, look no further.

The hotel itself is the perfect blend of old-world style and modern design to produce a hotel with soaring wooden beams, bright and warm interior and an eclectic aura that promotes relaxation. You can find a world-class spa within the hotel, where you can relax in the sauna or get a soothing massage. Alternatively, you can work out in the gym, hit some balls on the tennis court or take a dip in the pool. Each of the beautiful guest rooms and suites includes air-conditioning, a seating area, a desk and a TV and of course, they all boast their own private bathrooms.

The hotel’s Jamani Restaurant serves up delicious international and contemporary South African cuisine, but you can enjoy a lighter meal and cocktails at Barnabas Bar which overlooks the pool. The main attraction here is the fantastic Arabella Country Estate where you can find one of the top-ranked courses in South Africa. The course boasts pristine grass, strategically placed bunkers and challenging water hazards. This is a brilliant course and will offer golfers of all abilities an exciting and scenic round of golf. With so much to do from wine tasting, whale watching, horse riding and bike riding as well as a fantastic golf course onsite, what more could you be looking for when it comes to your next golf escape?

 

Next up, we have the luxurious, four-star Villaverde Resort which is situated in the tranquil Fagagna Moraine hills in the province of Udine, Italy. The hotel boasts a brilliant location as just 1km away from the hotel, you can find the historic village of Fagagna and within two-minutes’ walk, you can take on the challenging Golf Club Udine.

The resort only opened in 2016 but it has already proved itself to be a well-loved, fantastic hotel due to its fantastic facilities and wonderful location. You can find a fully-equipped spa which features a sauna, Turkish bath, indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool and a fully-equipped fitness centre. Within the spa, you can choose from three exclusive treatments, including a floatation room. As the hotel boasts a great location, you can venture out to explore different bars and restaurants but, if you stay within the hotel, you won’t be disappointed. The hotel’s restaurant is accessible over a bride, serves a range of local delicacies in a wonderful setting overlooking the surrounding countryside and the golf course. You can also enjoy the show cooking where fine Italian cuisine is prepared. After dinner, enjoy a few drinks at the Degusto Lounge Bar.

Golf Club Udine is within minutes’ walk of the hotel and it is a stunning course. The club is positioned within the Friulian countryside and is surrounded by rolling hills and boasts a stunning backdrop of the Carnic Alps. This championship standard course boasts a combination of traditional English feel combined with Italian flair and will pose a stern challenge to golfers of all abilities. Whether you are looking to travel with family, friends or just in a couple, look no further than the fantastic Villaverde Resort for your next golf holiday to Italy.

 

The stylish and modern five-star Hotel Camiral is situated on the 36-hole PGA Catalunya complex which is a first-class golf resort in the delightful setting of Costa Brava. Not only does the hotel boast an excellent location for playing some world-class golf, but there are two delightful towns which are under 15-minutes’ drive from the resort: Caldes de Malavella and Girona.

Each of the 145 guest rooms within the hotel is extremely comfortable with all mod-cons and brilliant showers! You can find everything that you could want or need for your stay within your room including a flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. Due to the hotel’s location, it would be easy to drink and dine out of the hotel, but the hotel offers some great options as well including the hotel’s own restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious a la carte cuisine and you can find a piano bar and pub for after dinner drinks. During the summer months, take your drinks outside and relax on the terrace.

Not only is there spectacular golf onsite but also Hotel Camiral’s spa which includes a sauna, a hot tub and Hamman as well as a range of different health and beauty treatments.

Undoubtedly, the main attraction of Hotel Camiral is the very special golf that you can enjoy during your stay here with two spectacular golf courses. The Stadium course is considered to be one of the best golf courses in Spain and ranks within Europe’s top 50 courses and it isn’t hard to see why. The course opened in 1999 and was already considered to be something special after hosting the 2000 Spanish Open. The course itself is very long and hilly with plenty of challenges along the way, however, there are five sets of tees which means that those with a higher handicap can still enjoy this magnificent course.

The Tour course is a slightly easier course than the Stadium but is dominated by pine trees and lakes which are all lying in wait to catch any errant shots which means that it may be easier, but it is still a stern challenge of golf. With very special golf, wonderful facilities and a superb location, take a further look at Hotel Camiral online or give us a call if you think this may be your preferred next destination for a fantastic golf break to Spain.

 

Monte Rei Golf and Country Club is a five-star resort nestled amongst the stunning foothills in between the mountains and the ocean just 20-minutes’ drive from the town of Tavira. In Tavira, you can find lots of things to do and see as well as a range of authentic Portuguese restaurants and bars perfect for if you don’t feel like cooking one night. This exclusive resort boasts luxury self-catered accommodation, breath-taking golf at the Monte Rei Golf Course and stunning views across the Eastern Algarve.

Besides Tavira, you can find four excellent restaurants or bars located on-site of the resort, the Grill Restaurant offers a range of meals and light snacks and the Veranda is the perfect place for you to enjoy a couple of drinks in the sunshine.

The range of self-catered luxury villas range from one, two, three and four-bedroom villas and all of them have been built in a typical Portuguese style and furnished to a very high standard. Each of the villas boasts a large terrace with an outdoor dining area as well as all of the modern essentials like complimentary toiletries, air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.

Within the heart of the resort, you can find the “Veranda” which boasts the leisure facilities of the resort including private tennis courts, a fully-equipped fitness centre and extensive spa facilities and swimming pools. Of course, the best leisure activity that you can enjoy within the resort is playing a round of golf on the Monte Rei course. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course opened in 2007 and has since established itself as being one of the finest courses on the Algarve. The course boasts five lakes which are bordered by indigenous trees and plants. From the moment that you tee off, the holes get better and better – this course is a real must-play for any discerning golfer. The Monte Rei Golf and Country Club is a perfect choice for your next golf break.

 

JA The Resort is a fantastic 250 acre resort that offers a variety of accommodation and has a choice of 23 restaurants and bars to cater for your every need. The Resort is located just 40 minutes from Dubai airport and is in a prime location for easy access to the top golf courses in Dubai.

There are three places to stay within The Resort. The first and the original hotel is the JA Beach Hotel which offers 253 rooms and suites all of which have a private balcony or terrace with views of the sea, the private marina or the hotel gardens. The property is located on the beach and has a variety of accommodation to suit your requirements.
The second is Palm Tree Court which comprises of 212 suites which look out onto the Persian Gulf where The Resort has is very own private beach for you to enjoy. These suites are built in a Mediterranean style featuring junior suites and one bedroom suites. For the ultimate in the luxury there is “The Residence” with a host of added values including butler service.

 

Once in resort you will be able to explore the many restaurants and bars which are all included in the All-Inclusive package. There is everything from the casual Sports Cafe or Republik the gastro pub, to Asian fusion at the White Orchid or the award winning Kinara by Vikas Khanna for speciality Italian cuisine, whatever takes your fancy you will not be going hungry with the choices on offer here.
The activities available in resort will guarantee you get the most out your trip. There is 9 hole championship golf course along with a floodlit driving range for you to practice on whenever you please. There are 7 swimming pools, swim up bars, water sports and many other sports available.
The Resort is the ultimate All-inclusive destination for golfers and should go straight to the top of your list for your next golf Escape.

 

The five-star Martins Chateau du Lac is an elegant five-star property which boasts an idyllic location on Genval Lake and a charming landscaped park. You can reach the centre of Brussels within a 30-minute drive as well as a range of superb championship golf courses.

The hotel boasts an extensive wellness area where you can relax after you have taken on some of the challenging golf courses in the area. Within the wellness area, you can enjoy the sauna, a solarium, an indoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi and a range of different massage treatments.

The hotel offers elegant, five-star rooms between Genval Lake and a spacious landscaped park. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning and a minibar within all of the guest rooms.

The hotel’s lounge and bar combine gourmet cuisine with a casual modern setting, you can find a wide range of drinks including draught beers in the Kingfisher bar. In the mornings, you can choose to enjoy a hot and cold breakfast buffet with scenic lake views each morning at Genval Les Bains. This is a fantastic hotel with brilliant golf and great facilities in a great location outside of Brussels.

 

Last, but not least, is the five-star Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah which located on the beachfront of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. The resort is just a 50-minute drive from Dubai Airport and boasts an 18-hole championship course with a private beach which stretches over 400 yards of golden sands along the Arabian Sea.

The hotel boasts a luxurious spa which has been designed in an underwater theme and is where you can find a range of health and beauty treatments to choose from. There are a gym and two tennis courts for you to enjoy during your stay as well.

Each of the 346 elegant guestrooms is all designed in a plush style and boasts all of the modern amenities that you can expect from a hotel of this standard. From the rooms, you can enjoy beautiful views of either the sea, the golf course or the garden. The hotel boasts a variety of different restaurants including international favourites like Japanese cuisine at UMI, Steak and grill at Lexington Grill as local cuisine at Marjan and Qasr Al Bahar.

During your stay, you can enjoy a round at the Al Hamra Golf Club which is an exciting and challenging golf course which measures a whopping 7,325 yards. The course is playable for golfers of all abilities as it has five varied tee shots which means that it is a challenge for everyone. The course flows through four interconnected open water lagoons which merge with the sparkling blue Arabian Golf. This is a special course and shouldn’t be missed out on.

The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is a great choice for your next golf break to the United Arab Emirates and will offer you a wonderful stay with brilliant facilities and golf courses.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and if you haven’t already, check out the first part of this blog which you can find on the website.

The region of Murcia is in the protected south-east corner of Spain between Andalucia and Valencia, meaning mild winters and hot summers. If you are looking at a clock map of the Iberian Peninsula, Murcia would be at 4 o’clock. The region is served by a fantastic new airport at Corvera, this having replaced San Javier Airport in 2019. As well as Corvera, the area can also be accessed via Alicante which is under one hour to 90 minutes away from most of the area’s golf. The interior of the region is mountainous and sparsely populated but the coastal areas are remarkably flat which facilitates the building of accessible golf resorts.

The annual temperature is a very golf-friendly 18 degrees C or 64 degrees F and is one of the driest regions of Spain with just 12 inches of annual rainfall and 3,000 hours of sunshine. So whatever time of year, Murcia can be considered for a golf escape safe in the knowledge that you have a high chance of sunny days.

With this climate and landscape, it is easy to see why, in the early 1970s, a group of developers decided to create a luxury resort with housing, a hotel and 2 golf courses. And this, La Manga Club, was the start of the Murcian golf industry in 1972 when the resort opened its doors. To this day when you think of golf in Spain, La Manga is one of the first resorts that comes to mind. La Manga Club has developed over the years now boasting over 2000 private properties, bars and restaurants to please all tastes and of course the luxurious 5-star hotel Principe Felipe. The numerous private dwellings mean the resort is alive throughout the year, and with leisure facilities and sports pitches to match resorts worldwide, 3 wonderful championship golf courses, and amazing practice and learning sports facilities. La Manga Club boasts numerous outdoor pools, an indoor pool, world-class tennis, football and cricket amenities, and even a beach. Not to mention the dozens of restaurants, shops and bars in and just outside the resort catering for all culinary and entertainment requirements.

The original two courses at La Manga Club are the South and North, both within an easy stroll of the hotel. The courses are relatively flat with palm trees lining the fairways and large greens protected by bunkers. There are several water hazards notably protecting the green on the South’s par 5 finishing hole. This hole has seen many dramas including the times when it hosted the Open de España in the 1970’s. The West Course was added several years later and is remarkably different from its older siblings. The course was carved from a pine woods and with the back nine winding up into the hills offers a more varied experience than the South and North. Although the West is shorter, it is certainly a trickier course. Superb practice facilities and a renowned academy round off the extraordinary golf experience at the unique resort that is La Manga Club.

Just half an hour north-west of La Manga Club in the early years of the millennium, a group of developers and investors created the Nicklaus Trail of golf courses. As the name implies Jack Nicklaus was invited to design seven golf courses around which luxury residential and holiday resorts were to be built under the Polaris World name. Sadly, the financial crash and the associated Spanish property crash in 2008 decimated these plans but fortunately for all golfers, six excellent courses were born and still exist from the original idea.

The original Polaris World courses are now under two different ownerships. These are UGolf who look after Mar Menor, Saurines de la Torre, and Hacienda del Alamo (not one of the Polaris courses). GNK Golf run El Valle, Hacienda Riquelme, La Torre and Alhama Signature. This enables us to create some exciting golfing packages depending on the accommodation that suits you and your group best.

Mar Menor is a traditional Spanish resort course – flat terrain, wide fairways, good-sized greens and loads of bunkers and water! Arguably the most requested by our clients due its value and location on-site to the Caleia Mar Menor Golf & Spa Resort, a quality 5-star hotel boasting extensive facilities on-site and within walking distance of several bars and restaurants. Also, in the same estate, we find The Residences at Mar Menor – well-furnished and equipped self-catering properties with one, two and three bedrooms offering groups fantastic value for money that is hard to match when compared to other packages available throughout Spain and Portugal.

Saurines de la Torre is a most enjoyable course combining characteristics of resort golf with target desert golf. Lots of doglegs and interesting holes create a most enjoyable experience.

Hacienda del Alamo is a fine Dave Thomas-designed course stretching to over 7,400 yards from the back tees. There is a definite desert feel to this course even though the fairways meander through almond and olive trees. The new Hacienda del Alamo Golf & Spa Resort offers 155 stylish and modern rooms and 100 well-furnished apartments and although closed due to the pandemic we have some great packages available for 2022.

Out of the GNK courses, El Valle is the most highly rated. The course is located in desert terrain with fantastic mountain views. This excellent design makes full use of its geographical advantages with amazing scenery and offers a great experience to golfers of all abilities. A great modern clubhouse completes a fine day out.

Hacienda Riquelme is nestled in the heart of a desert valley and again, the natural land features have been integrated with the course design. Wide fairways and large greens are features of this most enjoyable course. This is not a well-known course, however, after playing this course many of the Golf Escapes team rate it highly and we suggest you include this in your itinerary on your visit.

The Alhama Signature Course was designed personally by the great Jack Nicklaus himself and although this fine track is around half an hour’s drive from its siblings and cousins towards Murcia city, it is well worth the drive. The Sierra Espuna mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to this long course and in common with other Nicklaus courses, the secret is to avoid the (116) bunkers! Not a course for the faint-hearted but certainly one for a golfer that relishes a challenge.

La Torre completes the series. A resort course that is easily walked and great fun to play. It is the shortest of these courses but don’t be fooled by the length. This is still a great test of golf with hazards of the sand and water kind seemingly everywhere and doglegs galore. Very much a thinking golfer’s track.

On-site to La Torre, and similar to Mar Menor, there is the excellent 5* DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel with great facilities and prices, especially with packages on the 4 GNK courses. This option really does tick a lot of boxes for golfing groups and is very popular as a result.

We now move back to the coast, and to the area close to the old San Javier Airport. Roda Golf is another popular complex with an exciting 18-hole course with good self-catering options in resort. The course has a linksy feel and meanders around a great clubhouse from where you have views of pretty much every hole. Beware – there is plenty of water here, however, a cold beer in the clubhouse afterward is the perfect reward.

Plenty of water does not even begin to describe the course at La Serena just 10 minutes from Roda. With lakes on 16 holes, you may need your ball retriever regripped after a round here. The course is flat and easily walked and not long, but you can see where the trouble lies.

Close to the Roda and La Serena courses, we’ll find the popular resort town of Los Alcazares. Here we find two hotels popular with golfers: Hotel 525 which backs onto lively 525 Square, and the beachfront Hotel Costa Narejos which offers fantastic value out of the peak summer season. These hotels are great options for golfers wanting to experience the excellent variety of courses within half an hour while also enjoying a variety of après golf nightlife right on the doorstep.

Although not in the region of Murcia, honourable mention must be made of Lo Romero and Las Colinas, both accessible within half an hour of the GNK and UGolf resort accommodations as well as Los Alcazares. They are great courses and well worth the journey as an addition to your Murcian golf itinerary, especially for those returning to the region and looking for the next challenge.

We now move to the capital of the region, Murcia city. This is the seventh-largest city in the country with just under half a million residents. It has yet to be discovered as a major tourist attraction which adds to the attraction for many. We highly recommend a few nights to wander around this fascinating city and take in everything to be loved about the lifestyle. The old town is beautiful, the cathedral stunning, and there are more tapas bars than is possible to visit in a few days’ stay. This is, in common with most Spanish cities, a great place to sit in one of the many “plazas” with a beer, coffee or whatever you fancy, and do a spot of people watching. Nightlife is fantastic, great value and quality, and the locals are very friendly.

Our preferred hotel is the 4* Tryp Rincon de Pepe, right in the heart of the city – a stone’s throw to the Cathedral and the beautiful pedestrianised streets lined with restaurants, bars and cafes. The hotel has a comfortable bar as well as a restaurant offering a traditional Spanish breakfast. The rooms are very well furnished but the hotel’s main attraction is the location in the heart of the city. There is also a fantastic new Casino on offer for those who are feeling lucky.

The golf course serving the city of Murcia is Altorreal, just 20 minutes drive from the centre. This Dave Thomas-designed parkland course is in the picturesque Murcia mountains and boasts perfectly manicured greens and excellent practice facilities. Much of the natural fauna and flora has been incorporated beautifully into the course design to create a classically beautiful Spanish landscape. There are also many pine trees, olive groves and carob trees along the course. It is a long course off the tips and offers a good challenge to low handicappers.

In addition to Altorreal, the courses of Mar Menor, Hacienda Riquelme, Saurines and El Valle can all be accessed within 20-30 minutes from the Tryp Rincon de Pepe. We have great transfer rates making your escape hassle-free.

Our final golf region of Murcia is the Aguilas municipality in the southern coastal area of Murcia province close to the Almeria border.   Our accommodation here will be in the coastal town of Aguilas itself, a traditional Spanish beach resort very much geared towards traditional Spanish visitors so you may need to brush up on your language skills before your trip to ensure you get the most from your time here! This will be worth it however as you will discover a charming town, unspoiled by tourism with restaurants offering the fresh produce from the nearby fields at incredible prices. Our main base in Aguilas is the 4-star Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel, as the name suggests opposite the marina directly opposite the glistening Med and the beach.  The rooms are modern and comfortable, and the hotel’s terrace bar is a great place to relax overlooking the marina before heading along the promenade into town. For those looking for a very economical option, Aguilas de los Collados is a very good choice for self-catering apartments a couple of miles out of town in a very pleasant residential area.

There are two courses serving the immediate area. Lorca Golf is a great track, extremely highly rated in a beautiful rural area 20 minutes’ drive from Aguilas. A short but hilly and tricky course, the front nine is fairly straightforward but the back nine becomes more challenging. The fairways are narrow and there are quite a few water hazards but if you are having “one of those days”, you can always admire the stunning mountain views.

Aguilon is another scenically spectacular course 20 minutes from Aguilas. Ravines, bunkers and lakes create a great challenge in a setting that could be straight out of a spaghetti western. The lush green fairways appear as you come to the course most unexpectedly. This time the front nine is the tougher of the loops, and the course is another fine test of golf. Highly recommended and even more so with a remarkably low green fee for the quality.

If you want to add more choice from Aguilas, the Almeria courses of Valle del Este and Desert Springs are both under an hour away, as are Hacienda del Alamo and Alhama Signature.

We hope you have enjoyed our tour of Murcia. This region will always hold a special place in the heart of the author as the producer of almost all of the supermarket Gazpacho found in Spain (a cold tomato based garlicky soup). With great weather, green fees and accommodation at half the price of some other Spanish provinces and with great quality on offer, if you have yet to tread the Murcian fairways, now might be the time to start planning your next Golf Escape here.

For many, a golf holiday should provide more than great golf and some good weather; many golfers want the opportunity to enjoy a lively atmosphere in the surrounding area come night-time. All nine of these golf hotels provide golfers with the perfect mix of sun, golf and great nightlife, meaning they are set for one of their best golf holidays to date.

Thanos Almyra in Paphos, Cyprus

Up first is the Thanos Almyra, a seafront hotel located in the heart of Paphos. The Thanos Almyra has an unbeatable location for all those wanting to make the most out of the beautiful beaches that Cyprus is known so well for, as well as having plenty of options to go out in the evening. Just a few minutes away on foot takes guests into the centre of Paphos where there is a huge range of bars, restaurants and clubs to suit every preference and budget. Then to recover the following day, guests can lounge on the neighbouring beach or relax around one of the four swimming pools at the hotel. Aside from the great range of nightlife options in the centre of Paphos, there are also plenty of other things to do here. Three of the area’s best golf courses are situated within a twenty-minute drive away from the hotel. The award-winning Aphrodite Hills Golf Club, PGA National, Minthis Golf Club and the Elea Golf Course are all within close proximity to the Thanos Almyra, so a great round of golf is never far away. The Thanos Almyra is a five-star hotel in every aspect, ranging from its fantastic facilities, impeccable service and modern guest rooms. Guests here are never without an opportunity to relax with a huge spa facility as well as two adult-only swimming pools and a rooftop lounge area. Furthermore, there are private tennis courts as well as a fitness centre for guests to keep active when they are taking a break from playing the local golf courses. 

Vila Gale Marina in Algarve, Portugal

Vilamoura is widely considered to be one of the most sought-after golfing locations in Europe with its upmarket marina, fantastic hotels and superb golf courses in the surrounding area. While a golf holiday here undoubtedly demands loosening of some of your purse strings, it is fair to say that it is definitely worth it. The Vila Gale Marina is a fantastic four-star hotel that offers great value for a golf holiday in Vilamoura. The hotel boasts an excellent position for its guests to make the most out of Vilamoura’s buzzing nightlife, fantastic beach and some of the Algarve’s best golf courses. Just a few minutes on foot takes guests to Vilamoura’s marina which it is known so well for, with its wide range of upmarket bars and restaurants which stay open until late. Despite the Vila Gale Marina’s central location in Vilamoura, it is still quiet, meaning guests can relax to make the most out of the nearby golf courses. Perfect for golfers, the hotel even runs a complimentary shuttle bus service to some of the area’s golf courses. The fantastic location of the Vila Gale Marina is undoubtedly its main selling point, but the hotel is also a great option for your next golf holiday with its spacious guest rooms and fantastic facilities. All of the guest rooms here are large and modern in design, with some of them overlooking the neighbouring marina. The hotel has a fantastic health club with a fitness centre, hot tub and Turkish bath, as well as three restaurants and two bars located within the hotel. 

Hotel Melia Villaitana in Benidorm, Spain

Yet another great option for your next golf holiday with a fantastic range of nightlife is the Hotel Melia Villaitana. This hotel has the perfect location for all those looking to relax and enjoy some local golf, as well as having the ability to jump in the car and be in the centre of Benidorm in just a few minutes. Benidorm is known for its huge range of nightlife with a wide selection of bars and clubs open until late. Whether visitors here are looking to stay up until the early hours or grab some drinks after dinner, there are more than enough options located here. The centre of Benidorm is located just a ten-minute drive away from the Hotel Melia Villaitana, and taxis in the nearby area are cheap and very plentiful. Whether they play golf or not, guests at the Hotel Melia Villaitana will never find themselves short of things to do or see. The hotel is positioned just a few minutes away by car from a nearby sandy beach, and it is also just a stone’s throw away from two of the Costa Blanca’s most-played golf courses, the Villaitana Levante and the Villaitana Poniente. To keep active, guests can take advantage of the hotel’s private tennis and paddle courts, or to catch a tan, they can head to one of the hotel’s two outdoor swimming pools. 

The Belfry in West Midlands, England

For all golfers who want to enjoy a fantastic golf holiday without having to go to all of the trouble, stress and expense of flying, the Belfry is an unbeatable option. With three superb golf courses and impeccable service, it really comes as no surprise that the Belfry has been awarded the Best Golf Hotel in Europe. Here, there is no need for golfers to go abroad to enjoy some truly fantastic golf as the resort is home to three of the country’s best golf courses. The PGA, the Derby and the Brabazon Course are some of England’s most sought-after golf courses, and conveniently for guests staying here, they are all located just a stone’s throw away. At the Belfry, golfers can enjoy the best of both worlds as they are tucked away in a peaceful countryside location, but the centre of Birmingham is easily accessible for all guests staying here. In the centre of Birmingham, there is a huge range of nightlife options on offer for all budgets and preferences. The Belfry is not just a great location for your next golf holiday due to its unbeatable location; the hotel has benefitted from huge renovations in recent years, so all of the guest rooms and facilities here are to a very high standard. 

Pestana Dom Joao II in Algarve, Portugal

Another fantastic golf holiday option in the Algarve is the Pestana Dom Joao II. The hotel has the perfect location for all beach-lovers as guests are never more than a few steps away from a stunning sandy beach. The Pestana Dom Joao II does not just have a great location for golfers to enjoy one of the Algarve’s many beautiful beaches; the hotel boasts a central location in Alvor. Despite the development of Algarve’s most popular areas over the years as golf here has become increasingly popular, Alvor has still managed to retain more of its classic Portuguese charm, meaning this town offers guests the best of both worlds. Alvor has everything any golfer could ever want for an unforgettable golf escape; a fantastic range of bars and restaurants, a stunning beach and a good atmosphere. In recent years, the hotel has benefitted from major renovations meaning all of the guest rooms are very modern in design and non-golfers can enjoy a fantastic range of facilities. There is a wide range of sports activities at the hotel including volleyball and tennis, then at the beach guests can enjoy some water sports, and there are five of the region’s best golf courses just a short drive away from the hotel.

Hotel Red Fox in Le Touquet, France

The Hotel Red Fox is a great option for a budget golf holiday for all those looking to play some of Le Touquet’s best golf courses and enjoy some French food and culture. Le Touquet is positioned in Northern France, so it is also a great option for a ‘drive and stay’ golf holiday as guests need not have to bother with the expense and stresses of flying, making it a fantastic option for your next golf holiday. In Le Touquet, golfers are in a great position to play some of the region’s fantastic golf courses, as well as enjoy a relaxing golf holiday in an idyllic town. Come night-time after golfers have had a great day enjoying a gruelling round of golf, they can head into the centre of Le Touquet where there is a good range of bars and restaurants, many of which are low cost. During the day, golfers can make the most out of being in such close proximity to two fantastic golf courses; the La Mer and the La Foret golf courses both offer a great round of golf, and conveniently for guests at the Hotel Red Fox, they are both approximately ten minutes away by car.

Zentral Center Hotel in Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife

The Canary Islands are a hugely popular golf holiday destination with its mild climate throughout the year, buzzing nightlife and superb golf courses. The Zentral Center Hotel could not have a better location; the Playa de Las Americas Beach is positioned just across from the hotel, and the Las Americas Golf Club is also just a few minutes away, meaning a fantastic round of golf is never far from reach. Las Americas is Tenerife’s key area, home to a huge range of nightlife options with many bars and nightclubs just a stone’s throw away from the hotel. However, the Zentral Center Hotel is not just perfectly located to make the most out of the nightlife that Tenerife is known so well for; the Las Americas Golf Club is just next door to the hotel, and if golfers want a bit more variety, then the Golf Costa Adeje is also a fifteen-minute drive away. For golfers to relax after a challenging round of golf on one of the area’s many fantastic golf courses, they can either head to the neighbouring beach, or catch a tan on the hotel’s rooftop swimming pool.

Real Bellavista in Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira is known for its buzzing nightlife, and at the Real Bellavista, guests are in the perfect position to make the most out of it. The Real Bellavista is an unbeatable option for all those looking to enjoy some of the Algarve’s best golf courses in the daytime, then come night-time, they can easily head out into the centre of Albufeira for a fun night out. Furthermore, the Real Bellavista offers a great all-inclusive accommodation option, meaning guests can indulge without having to worry about a hefty bill at the end of their stay. Also, as the hotel runs a complimentary shuttle service to the nearby beach, guests can enjoy a great golf holiday with the perfect mix of nightlife, beach, and golf. When golfers are taking a break from challenging the fairways at the local golf courses, they can soak up the sun on one of the hotel’s outdoor swimming pools, or head to the hotel’s spa for a well-deserved massage or treatment. 

Hotel Alay in Benalmadena, Spain

Last but not least is the Hotel Alay, a relatively new hotel positioned just steps away from Benalmadena Marina with its wide range of bars and restaurants. This four-star hotel is a great option for all those looking for a fantastic golf holiday with the ability to enjoy a lively atmosphere in the evenings and one of the Costa del Sol’s stunning sandy beaches. The Hotel Alay is not just perfectly positioned to visit Benalmadena’s beach or make the most out of its great range of bars, restaurants and clubs; the hotel is located just a half an hour’s drive away from the Chaparral Golf Club, and the Cabopino Golf Course is also just forty minutes away. Aside from its fantastic location, the Hotel Alay is also a great option for your next golf holiday with its spacious and modern guest rooms and leisure facilities. The hotel is home to three outdoor swimming pools, and it even has its own private beach area located at the Malapesquera Beach Club. 

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog on nine of the best golf hotels for nightlife and that you have been given plenty of inspiration for your next golf holiday to make it your best one yet. All nine of these golf hotels offer everything and more to ensure a fantastic golf holiday, no matter what your budget or preferences. If you are still finding yourself unpersuaded, then give us a call on 01342 811777, and we will ensure you have your best golf holiday yet.

When you are looking for your next golf break, it is sometimes good to consider courses to base your break around that are nearby to an airport. This can be ideal for short golf escapes to a sunny destination, perfect for long weekends away or even if you are not keen to hire a car whilst you are away as transfers are obviously cheaper if you stay closer to an airport.

1. Belas Golf Course in Lisbon, Portugal

A short drive from Lisbon’s city centre is the brilliant Belas golf course, just 25 minutes from Lisbon airport. The course meanders through mounds and from many of the tees you can enjoy stunning views across the Sintra Hills. From the white tees, this course is a long one at over 6,700 yards which makes it a fair challenge of golf, especially due to the other features of the course, including the penal rough where you could lose more than a few balls. Throughout the course, there is a selection of good par 3s including a few spectacular drop holes. There are some standout holes, including the 5th which is very long and has many strategically placed bunkers. The finishing four holes are brilliant beginning with the 15th hole which is a downhill rollercoaster par 5, there is then the heavily bunkered dogleg 16th hole, then the 17th which is exceptionally tricky with water on both sides of the green. The 18th is a fantastic finishing hole, it is a short par 4 where you are hitting downhill from the raised tee whilst avoiding the pond to the right. The course features some very memorable holes and views which makes it a great course to base your next golf holiday around, especially as it boasts such a great location between Belas and Lisbon. If you are looking to plan your golf break around this great course, look at the fabulous Sheraton Cascais Resort as you can play many more courses with that hotel as your base.

PGA Catalunya Courses in Costa Brava, Spain

Next up, is the stunning four-star Hotel Gran Ultonia – 18 minutes from Girona Airport in Costa Brava. This hotel boasts a great location just a few hundred yards from Girona Cathedral and the Barri Vell District. Each of the rooms at this hotel is stylish and functional with elegant and modern bathrooms as well as all of the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this rating. As the hotel boasts such a fantastic location, you are never far from great bars and restaurants but there are also two brilliant golf courses within close proximity of the hotel. The PGA Catalunya courses are both excellent but different which means that they are the perfect addition to your stay at Hotel Gran Ultonia. The PGA Catalunya Tour course may be a little shorter and easier to play than the Stadium course but with an abundance of pine trees and water hazards lying in wait for any errant shots, you cannot afford to not play with accuracy. It is a brilliant holiday course as it provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities.

The PGA Catalunya Stadium is arguably one of the best courses in Spain but it is a very challenging one, located just 7 minutes from Girona Airport. The course is very long and very hilly, however, there are five sets of tees to choose from so even golfers with higher handicaps are catered for here and may have a chance at scoring well if they can still play with accuracy! Right from the 1st tee you can see how brilliant this course is as you start off with an elevated drive to a dogleg left par 4 hole. Not only is the course a magnificent round of golf, but the scenery is beautiful – this is a world-class course and not one to be missed out on when you are planning your next golf escape to the Costa Brava.

Alicante Golf Resort Course in Costa Blanca, Spain

Alicante Golf Resort is located just on the edge of Alicante City, in Costa Blanca where the weather is great golfing weather practically all year round and as the course and Hotel Alicante Golf is 21 minutes from Alicante airport, so this is the perfect destination for a golf escape any time of the year. The course is a traditional one and since it opened in 1998, several alterations have been made including the addition of artificial lakes and rivers which have made the course a very tricky one. In order to score well, you must play strategically as there are many hazards along the course that can cause you to lose your ball. This is a brilliant course and Hotel Alicante Golf is a stunning hotel with brilliant facilities. This is the perfect hotel and course combination for a great golf break to Alicante regardless of the time of year…

Golf Del Sur in Tenerife, Canary Islands

Barcelo Tenerife boasts a stunning location just 10 minutes from Tenerife South Airport, and it is positioned right in the centre of its very own nature reserve and allows you to feel like you are separated from the rest of the world with nearby golf courses and the brilliant facilities at the hotel to enjoy. However, although everything here is peaceful and calm, just 20 minutes walk from the hotel is the town of Los Abrigos where you can find a wide array of different bars and restaurants to enjoy. The prestigious Golf del Sur sits just next door to the property and there are other courses nearby including Amarilla Golf, Buenavista Golf, Golf Costa Adeje and Golf Las Americas. Golf del Sur is just 5 minutes drive from the hotel and the course runs along the stunning coastline. This is a truly scenic course with stunning views and interesting black volcanic sand bunkers, cacti and palm trees dotted around. Arguably, the signature hole of the course is the par 4 3rd hole on the North nine which is a lush and long hole and has a long and narrow green to reach beyond the bunkers and other hazards waiting. This is the perfect destination for your next golf break to Tenerife, especially with the tropical climate of the Canary Islands all year round…

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that when you are thinking about your next golf escape, consider somewhere easy to access from an airport so that you can make the most out of your time there – especially if it is a golfing weekend away to blow away the cobwebs until we reach the summer months.

Valle Romano

We start our tour of the Costa del Sol near Malaga Airport, the hub serving this area. You can reach Malaga Airport from every major airport in the UK. The airport has recently been upgraded to a very high standard and is now one of Europe’s best and most modern airports.

When you fly into the airport you see several golf courses as green mirages among the brown mountains and bright blue sea. The first course you’ll see is Guadalhorce, a traditional members club with a warm welcome and two distinctly different nines.  You’ll also get a great view of Lauro Golf with 27 holes in a stunning location beneath the Malaga Mountains surrounded by some excellent self-catering properties for those wishing to stay in a quiet environment.Guadalhorce

Moving along the coast from the airport we come to the resorts of Torremolinos and Benalmadena. We have several accommodation choices here. In Torremolinos, Sol Melia Hotels have a great choice of accommodations from 3* B&B hotels to 4* all-inclusive properties along the coast. On the Torremolinos / Benalmadena border, they have recently refurbished the outstanding Sol House Costa del Sol – now established as one of the best golfers’ hotels in the area with ultra-modern suites and facilities within a 10-minute stroll along the beach promenade to the lively and popular Benalmadena Marina.

In Benalmadena, Golf Torrequebrada sits proudly overlooking the resort as a Spanish Open course. This is one of the coast’s oldest and best courses and a good choice for an arrival or departure day round. Just down the round from Torrequebrada, golfers enjoy the imposing and mainly all-inclusive Holiday World complex, which has hosted successful Golf Escapes Pro-Am events.

A little further down the coast from Benalmadena, we come to Fuengirola. This is another lively traditional tourist hotspot with a long beach and countless tall hotels and apartment blocks lining the seafront. There are all types of accommodations to choose from here including the great value Hotel PYR right in the heart of the action.

In the hills behind Fuengirola, the established courses of Mijas Los Lagos and Mijas Los Olivos offer enjoyable experiences to players of all abilities. Wide fairways here lull golfers into a false sense of security – beware of the sand and water.  Just next to Fuengirola is the ever-popular and testing Chaparral Golf, a fine test of golf with an equally good clubhouse and welcome.

Just 10 km down the coast road to the west of Fuengirola is La Cala Village, one of this author’s favourite Costa del Sol beach towns with an enchanting mix of Spanish architecture and some great restaurants and bars.La Cala Golf Resort

The famous La Cala Resort overlooks the coast and enjoys fantastic rural and mountain views with 3 great courses on-site and a 4-star hotel offering golfers every comfort.

Between La Cala and Marbella, there are several fine golf courses. A great value choice for your stay in this part of the coast would be MacDonald Dona Lola Resort. This property is on the seafront surrounded by the bars and restaurants of Calahonda and offers apartments of varying sizes with easy access to the pool bar a few steps from the beach.  The nearby Cabopino is a short but tricky course and very popular.  Santa Maria is similar and with a few spectacular holes in the foothills of the mountains. Marbella Golf & Country Club is longer and hillier but equally enjoyable, especially now the old building next to the clubhouse has been taken down. Its next-door neighbour Santa Clara has a very tight front nine with narrow fairways and small greens; the back nine is friendlier. All these courses usually offer free buggies to help with the undulating terrain.

We are now close to Marbella and just a few minutes east of the town, we offer great packages at the luxury beachfront 5* Hotel Los Monteros with golf at both Marbella Golf & Country Club and Santa Clara – both 5 minutes from the hotel on their regular free shuttle service.

Even closer to Marbella, we will come across the Rio Real complex with a fine palm-tree-lined golf course with a couple of holes down by the beach, and the 5* boutique Rio Real Hotel. There are only 30 rooms here but with its location on top of one of the area’s finest courses just 3km from Marbella, this is a great spot for a relaxing golf holiday on the Costa del Sol but with restaurants and shops on the doorstep.

Marbella has always been a glamorous spot for the rich and famous since Sean Connery and the like discovered the town when the Costa del Sol became fashionable as air travel became easy in the 1970s. La Plaza de Los Naranjos or “Orange Square” is a beautiful place to visit when in town and can be found just a few minutes inland from the town’s fabulous sandy beach.

There are some magnificent championship courses in and around Marbella but you don’t have to break the bank to play a fine track. Los Arqueros, Los Naranjos, El Paraiso and La Quinta are all relatively inexpensive and really enjoyable courses to play. The Westin La Quinta is a luxurious 5-star property with the 27-hole La Quinta on-site. From here, you are also a short hop into Puerto Banus, where people, car and boat spotting are popular pastimes. Do be aware that you will pay two or even three times more for a drink or meal overlooking Puerto Banus harbour than anywhere else on the Costa del Sol coastline. Popular accommodations here include PYR Marbella and H10 Andalucia Plaza with a casino adjacent.La Quinta

Moving westwards again towards Estepona, there are many more fine golf resorts. Hotel Guadalmina enjoys a fantastic location on the beach just a few minutes drive into Puerto Banus, and has the two fine courses of Guadalmina North and South right by (the clubhouse is a short drive away).

The Sol Marbella Estepona Atalaya Park is another hotel enjoying a beachfront location with great value packages at the two Atalaya courses, again a short drive away by free shuttle.

Arguably the most luxurious resort in this area (and with the longest name) is Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort. This amazing property has hosted royalty and the rich and famous over the years. On-site there are 54 holes of excellent golf, the hugely popular Flamingos, the tight and tough Alferini and the short and friendlier Tramores.

All these courses are within reach of Estepona, one of our favourite towns on the coast. Here we have two hotels. The 5-star Elba Estepona has hosted some very popular Golf Escapes pro-ams and offers a luxury all-inclusive option to guests.  The H10 Estepona Palace is within walking distance of the fabulous Estepona Marina where you’ll find restaurants offering many different cuisines from all corners of the globe. 2 hotels. Estepona town itself is gorgeous with a long beach and an old town where you can easily lose yourself in the pretty pedestrian streets.

The most famous course in the area is Finca Cortesin, host of the Volvo World Matchplay Championship on three occasions. This is a great test of golf and always in fine condition.  Other enjoyable courses in the area are Estepona Golf, a short but challenging track, and Valle Romano, a modern design with the Ona Valle Romano hotel on site.Finca Cortesin

The most westerly region of the Costa del Sol is the Sotogrande area. Here we’ll find a collection of some of the finest golf courses in Europe in a very small radius. The first and most inexpensive is La Canada. This most enjoyable course was originally built to enable workers and caddies to learn the game and the course has produced many professionals. Almenara is a fine 27-hole course and we eagerly anticipate the reopening of the upgraded and renovated luxury hotel on site.

La Reserva and Real Sotogrande are two wonderful courses that although in the upper price bracket will provide players with great memories. San Roque Old and New are also great tracks that players of all standards enjoy, and there are some excellent packages on offer to play both courses. The last course in the area is Valderrama, truly one of Europe’s finest and host of the 1997 Ryder Cup.Real Club Valderrama

The most westerly golf complex of the Costa del Sol is the 36-hole Alcaidesa Golf Resort with two enjoyable courses in the Links (now closed for upgrade) and Heathland. Both have great views of the Rock of Gibraltar. Many golfers use Gibraltar Airport as a gateway to this side of the Costa del Sol.

We hope you enjoyed our brief overview of the Costa del Golf, but there really is nothing to beat the experience of coming here! We will be delighted to help you plan your next Golf Escape to this area where golf in Spain truly begun.

Although the weather may start to be very cloudy and cold here in the UK by October, there are many places that still have brilliant sunshine and mild climates which are perfect for a golfing holiday.

 

Sicily, Italy

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 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 that 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.

Alicante, Spain

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 a 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.

Costa De La Luz Huelva, Spain

The fantastic five-star Precise Resort El Rompido in Costa de la Luz Huelva, 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!

Costa Del Sol, Spain

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 Heath 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.

Valencia, Spain

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 it 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 ten of our hotels with the best reviews. All ten of these hotels are more than worthy of their five-star ratings with a wealth of spectacular golf on offer, impeccable service, and luxurious facilities. While these hotels are definitely up there with some of the most luxurious options we offer, they are truly worth the price tag and you certainly get what you pay for. Whether you are looking to totally relax, enjoy some great golf or explore some of the most sought-after destinations, we have something to offer to make your next golf holiday your best one yet.

First up is the Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa, a fantastic five-star hotel located in the heart of the quaint coastal town of Estoril. At the Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa, guests can enjoy the best of both worlds; they are just a short train journey into the centre of Lisbon, so should they want to explore this vibrant city for a fun evening out, then they can do so with ease, but they can also enjoy an idyllic stay on top of a stunning sandy beach in a charming town. The Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa is not just a great option to explore the city; it is a great base to make the most out of the region’s best golf courses as the hotel is positioned just a stone’s throw away from the Golf do Estoril. The location of the Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa is not the only thing that makes the hotel worthy of its five-star reviews; with its fantastic facilities and superb service, it is the ideal choice for your next luxury golf holiday. Even for a five-star hotel, the rooms here are particularly spacious and lavishly furnished, and guests are never without an opportunity to relax at the hotel’s comprehensive spa facility.

Alternatively, for guests who are looking for a more chilled out golf holiday without the stresses of having to find somewhere to eat in the evenings, then the Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences is the choice for you. The Aphrodite Hills Resort is widely considered to be among some of the best golf resorts in Europe, and it is not a struggle to see why with its great range of accommodation options and most importantly, its spectacular golf course, the Aphrodite Hills, PGA National Cyprus. Guests here can enjoy a relaxing golf break with such a fantastic golf course next door and an ideal coastal location. The resort runs a complimentary shuttle service into the centre of Paphos should guests want to explore the local area or head to one of the stunning beaches that Greece is known so well for. The Aphrodite Hills Residences offers a range of self-catered accommodation options ranging from luxury villas with their own private swimming pools, to modern apartments. Aside from the superb golf course on-site, there is a huge range of facilities for guests to enjoy when they are not at the beach of playing one of the local golf courses; they can take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, enjoy a leisurely game of tennis, or head to the resort’s spa.

Another option for your next golf holiday is the Hotel Alay, positioned in Benalmadena, one of the most popular areas of the Costa del Sol. The Costa del Sol is a consistent favourite amongst golfers for their European golf break with its buzzing towns, great beaches, and superb golf courses, and Benalmadena is no exception. The Hotel Alay is perfectly located for all guests who are looking to enjoy some warm weather with a beach just a stone’s throw away, as well as some great golf courses and a vibrant town. There is a huge range of bars, restaurants and shops just a few minutes’ walk outside of the hotel at the Benalmadena marina. If guests are looking to play some of the Costa del Sol’s best golf courses, then they can do so with ease and the Chaparral Golf Club, the Cabopino and the El Paraiso are all just a short drive away and guarantee a great round of golf. Even non-golfers will not struggle to find something to do here; they can head to the neighbouring beach to make the most out of the sunshine, grab some lunch at the Benalmadena marina, or catch a tan around the outdoor swimming pool.

The Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort is yet another popular favourite amongst golfers who are seeking their best golf holiday yet. The resort is unparalleled in its quality in every aspect; therefore, it hardly comes as a surprise that it is so highly rated and recommended by all those who visit. For all those who are looking to enjoy some well-deserved sunshine, the Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort enjoys approximately 300 days of sunshine a year, meaning all of the region’s fantastic golf courses can be enjoyed with the perfect weather to match the perfect round of golf. The resort is home to the Fairplay Golf Club, designed by Baron Paul Rolin, is home to a varied layout to challenge even lower handicappers. Aside from the superb golf on offer, the Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort should also be a strong contender for your next golf holiday with its spacious guest rooms, unbeatable location and great facilities. There is a wide range of bars and restaurants offered just a fifteen-minute walk away from the resort, alternatively, there are three restaurants located within the resort should guests wish to stay local.

For all those willing to go that extra bit further for an unforgettable golf escape, then the Fancourt Hotel is the option for you. The hotel is positioned in the heart of the Western Cape, one of the most idyllic and stunning regions in South Africa. The Western Cape is widely considered to be an up and coming golf destination, and it is not difficult to see why with its beautiful landscapes, great climate, and the discovery of some superb golf courses. Furthermore, the size of the hotel just adds to the idyllic atmosphere; the Fancourt Hotel has just 115 guest rooms, meaning all golfers here are guaranteed to have an unbeatably relaxing golf holiday. The Fancourt Hotel is not just a great choice for your next golf holiday due to its two world-class golf courses located on-site; the hotel is perfectly positioned on the Garden Route where many of South Africa’s beautiful natural areas are also positioned, such as the Knysna Waterfront. However, if golfers are just looking to enjoy some of South Africa’s best golf courses, then they could not be in a better place. With the Fancourt Montagu and the Fancourt Outeniqua located on-site, a great round of golf is never in far reach.  

Yet another up and coming golf destination is Abu Dhabi, the perfect destination for all golfers who are looking to have their best golf holiday yet with the perfect balance of luxury, golf and sun. The Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island has everything a golfer could ever want and more for an unforgettable golf escape, so the resort is truly worthy of its five-star rating. Just a five-minute walk away from the hotel takes guests to a stunning sandy beach, and more importantly, the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, one of the most popular golf courses in Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, the Yas Links Golf Club and the Abu Dhabi Golf Club are also just a stone’s throw away, so a great round of golf is always in easy reach. Alternatively, for non-golfers, they can make the most out of the resort’s fantastic facilities when they are taking a break from lounging on the neighbouring beach. To totally relax, guests can head to the resort’s huge spa facility for a well-deserved massage or treatment, or enjoy a leisurely round of tennis. One of the key attractions of the Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island is its fantastic all-inclusive option, so guests can treat themselves all they want to without having to worry about the bill at the end of their stay. With an impressive eight restaurants on offer, the all-inclusive accommodation option is a great choice.

 

The Hotel Peralada is nestled in the heart of Catalonia, in the Alt Emporda wine region. With its beautiful and idyllic location surrounded by the Castillo de Peralada Castle and a nature reserve, a stay at the Hotel Peralada would guarantee an unbeatably peaceful stay so that guests can take advantage of the fantastic golf on offer. The Peralada Golf Club is widely considered to be among one of the best golf courses in the region, and conveniently for all golfers at the Hotel Peralada, is it just next door to the hotel. Aside from the superb golf course located just next door to the hotel, the Hotel Peralada is also a great choice for your next golf break with its excellent range of leisure facilities that make it worthy of its five-star rating. Guests can either catch a tan around the outdoor swimming pool or head to the hotel’s wine spa for a relaxing treatment. While there is a small authentic Spanish village located just down the road from the hotel, the hotel has its own fantastic restaurant should guests choose to stay local in the evenings.

One of the best options for a drive and stay golf break is the Old Thorns Hotel, situated in the heart of the rolling hills in Hampshire. Despite its popularity and high reputation, the Old Thorns Hotel has managed to retain all of its original charm. The hotel itself comprises of a 17th-century building which has been converted into a luxury hotel. Even for non-golfers, they will never find themselves short of things to do here with its five-star facilities. To relax, guests can head to the modern health club, or the comprehensive spa facility, then take a dip in the swimming pool. However, the Old Thorns Hotel’s best facility is undoubtedly its world-class golf course located on-site, the Old Thorns Championship Course, opened by Jack Nicklaus and Seve Ballesteros. Aside from the fantastic golf and facilities on offer, the Old Thorns Hotel is also a great choice with its excellent range of accommodation options on offer, ranging from modern self-catered apartments to luxurious guest rooms. For all those who do not want to have to deal with the stress and cost of flying to have a great golf holiday, then the Old Thorns Hotel is the perfect option for you.

For the ultimate luxury beach and golf holiday, the Thanos Hotel Almyra is a perfect choice. With its impeccable service, unbeatable location and modern facilities, it is no wonder that golfers continue to return here year after year. The hotel is positioned just next to a long stretch of sandy beach which has been accredited with a Blue Flag status, so guests are never without an opportunity to make the most out of the almost guaranteed sunshine. Furthermore, just a stone’s throw away from the hotel is the centre of Paphos where there is a huge range of bars, restaurants, shops, as well as a beach. Furthermore, with three of Cyprus’ best golf courses under a twenty-minute drive away, guests here could not be in a better position to make the most out of all that Cyprus has to offer. However, the location of the Thanos Hotel Almyra is not the only aspect that makes it worthy of its great reviews; the service here is unbeatable, and the resort is home to a wealth of facilities and accommodation options to guarantee golfers an unforgettable golf escape.

Last but not least is the Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort, a beautiful golf resort nestled in the heart of the South of France. This resort is worthy of its five-star ratings in every aspect, ranging from the great service on offer, the facilities, and the accommodation itself. The resort is set out in the style of a village with suites and cottages dotted across the resort. All of the accommodation here is furnished to the highest standard with classic French décor and all of the amenities to ensure that all guests have an unbeatably comfortable stay. For guests to totally unwind, they can enjoy a well-deserved massage or treatment at the spa, or alternatively enjoy a leisurely round of golf on either the Le Chateau Course or the Le Riou Course, both of which offer a fantastic round of golf, and are widely considered to be among the best golf courses in the region, if not country. With impeccable service, luxury accommodation and two superb golf courses on-site, it comes as no surprise that it has been awarded ‘France’s Leading Resort’ in 2019 and the World Golf Awards.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog on ten of our best-rated golf resorts and hotels. With great facilities, unbeatable locations and fantastic golf on offer, all ten of these golf resorts and hotels are worth their high ratings and guarantee an unforgettable stay.

This week’s blog is a guide to eight of our top resorts which would be a perfect match for your next Golf Escape. Whether golfers are looking to catch a tan, play on some superb golf courses or just indulge in luxury, then any one of the eight resorts offer an opportunity for an unforgettable golf escape. All of these resorts have everything and more than a golfer would ever need for a great golf holiday, so they should all be thoroughly considered!

First up is the five-star Westin Resort Costa Navarino. Not only is this resort a perfect choice for a golf holiday, whether it be with a small group, a large group or if you are just going as a couple due to its huge wealth of facilities that go beyond the realm of golf. The Westin Resort Costa Navarino offers all of its guests the opportunity to have their best golf holiday yet with an impressive two highly acclaimed golf courses on-site. Both the Dunes Course and The Bay Course offer a superb round of golf to be enjoyed by players of all skill sets and abilities. With two fantastic golf courses in such close proximity, guests at the Westin Resort Costa Navarino could not be in a better position to make the most out of the best golf in the Messinia region. Aside from the golf onsite, there are plenty of other things for guests to do here, whether they are looking to explore some captivating Greek culture or a stunning sandy beach, they could not be in a better position to make the most out of all that the region has to offer. The resort itself is truly worthy of its five-star status with its lavish guest rooms, fantastic facilities, and impeccable service. Guests will never find themselves without a choice for dinner as the Westin Resort Costa Navarino is home to over ten bars and restaurants.

Set in the heart of Estoril on the outskirts of Lisbon lies the Penha Longa Resort, home to an excellent Michelin star-rated restaurants and a popular championship golf course on-site, the Penha Longa Atlantic, designed by the world-renowned golf architect, Robert Trent Jones Junior. The Penha Longa Resort is the ideal choice for all those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of normal life to enjoy some great golf and sunshine. The hotel is set in the rolling hills surrounding the neighbouring Sintra Cascais Nature Reserve on the coast near Cascais, so golfers are sure to have their most peaceful golf break yet. While guests are taking a break from challenging the nearby golf course, they can have a relaxing session in the huge spa facility, or take a dip in the outdoor or indoor swimming pool. All of the guest rooms here take full advantage of the hotel’s beautiful naturistic setting as they all feature views which span out across the nature reserve and the nearby sea. The hotel itself is truly stunning in its design as its architecture dates back to the 14th century, and its elegant décor is consistent throughout the property as well. One of the resort’s best-selling features is its range of restaurants; the hotel is home to six restaurants serving a range of top-quality cuisine to suit every taste and preference. Whether guests fancy some sushi, tapas, or authentic Portuguese cuisine, all tastes will be accommodated for here. 

One of the most popular golf resorts in the Costa del Sol includes the fantastic La Cala Golf Resort. With an impressive three award-winning championship golf courses located on-site, impeccable service and an ideal location, it really does come as no surprise that the La Cala Golf Resort is returned to year after year by many of the golfers that come and stay. The La Cala Golf Resort is a consistent favourite among golfers due to its three fantastic golf courses, all of which designed by the famous golf architect Cabell Robinson. At the La Cala Golf Resort, golfers could not be in a better position to make the most out of all of the superb golf that the Costa del Sol is known so well for. The Costa del Sol is widely considered to be one of Europe’s best golf destinations, and it is easy to see why with great beaches, fantastic golf courses and luxury hotels. The La Cala Golf Resort is set just a ten-minute drive from the centre of La Cala de Mijas, a charming coastal town with plenty of options for an afternoon of exploring or a fun evening out with a good range of bars and restaurants on offer. Alternatively, if guests at the hotel are looking to explore a little further to see all that the Costa del Sol has to offer, then Marbella is just a twenty-minute drive away from the hotel. While there is plenty to do outside of the La Cala Golf Resort, the resort is home to everything and more to ensure that all of its guests have an unbeatable stay including a comprehensive spa facility, four restaurants, and an outdoor swimming pool. 

For the ultimate luxury golfing getaway, the Aphrodite Hills Hotel is a fantastic choice. This five-star hotel is situated in the Aphrodite Hills Resort, home to the world-famous Aphrodite Hills, PGA National Cyprus, therefore guests at this hotel are never far away from an unforgettable round of golf. Whether guests are looking to play a challenging round of golf on the neighbouring Aphrodite Hills, PGA National Cyprus, explore the centre of Paphos or visit one of the most stunning beaches in Greece, there is something for everyone here. The Aphrodite Hills Resort runs a complimentary shuttle service into Paphos, the nearby town so that guests at the hotel can easily visit the beautiful white sandy beach here, or spend an afternoon meandering around one of the quaint cobbled streets to enjoy some authentic Greek food. Alternatively, the hotel itself has plenty to offer its guests. Even for a five-star hotel, the guest rooms here are particularly spacious, and all of them take advantage of the hotel’s idyllic setting as guests can enjoy either a sea, pool, garden or golf course view. For those guests who are just looking to relax on their golf holiday in between playing a round or two, they can head to the spa area or lounge around the outdoor swimming pool. While there are plenty of options in the nearby town Paphos, the hotel is home to three excellent restaurants, so guests can easily stay local for a great meal.

One of our best-selling golf resorts includes the Penina Hotel and Golf Resort, making it a strong contender for your next golf escape. Golfers never fail to return here year after year due to its impeccable service, great facilities, and most importantly, the superb golf course just next door to the hotel. The Penina Championship is one of the most played golf courses in the Algarve, and arguably one of the best. The golf course was one of the Algarve’s original golf courses, therefore it is known for setting the standard high for the creation of future golf courses in the following years. With immaculately manicured greens, a varied layout and stunning views, players are guaranteed to have a great round of golf here. Aside from the superb golf course just next door, the Penina Hotel and Golf Resort would make a fantastic choice for your next golf escape with its ideal location. The resort is positioned just a few minutes’ drive away from Alvor where there are a beach and a wide selection of bars, restaurants and shops, so when golfers are taking a break from challenging the greens of the nearby golf courses, they will always have plenty of things to do. Alternatively, if guests are just looking to relax on their next golf holiday, they can play a leisurely game of tennis on one of the hotel’s tennis courts, or just catch a tan around the outdoor swimming pool.

For all those willing to go an extra bit further to have an unforgettable golf escape, the Westin Puntacana Resort and Club is an ideal choice. This resort is perfect for all those looking to have an unforgettable golf holiday comprising of sun, sea, luxury, and golf. The resort is set just steps away from the beautiful white sands and clear waters of the nearby beach, so guests here are never without an opportunity to catch a tan or make the most out of one of the many stunning beaches that the Dominican Republic is known so well for. However, the Westin Puntacana Resort and Club is not just ideally situated for all those looking to make the most out of one of the area’s beautiful beaches; it is also ideally situated for all those looking to make the most out of the region’s best golf courses. There are 45 holes of fantastic golf just a stone’s throw away collectively located at the La Cana Golf Course and the Corales Golf Course, so an unforgettable round of golf is always in easy reach of the guests staying at this hotel. The resort itself is nothing but worthy of its five-star status; the service is unbeatable, the guest rooms and spacious and modern, and there are tonnes of facilities so that non-golfers will never find themselves without something to do or a chance to relax. There is a great range of water sports located at the nearby beach, or for something a little bit more low key, guests can head to the comprehensive spa facility, or enjoy a spot of lunch at one of the eight on-site restaurants.

Yet another fantastic golf resort for your next Spanish golf break includes the La Manga Club Principe Felipe, a five-star hotel located in the well-known La Manga Club Resort. The La Manga Club Principe Felipe is a great choice for a ‘play and stay’ golf holiday as it lies just next door to three of the best golf courses in the Murcia region; the North, South and West golf courses. All three of these golf courses provide a great round of golf, and conveniently for golfers staying at the La Manga Club Principe Felipe, they are just next door. However, spectacular golf is not the only thing on offer at the La Manga Club Resort; guests here are never without a chance to truly relax and enjoy their golf break with a range of fantastic facilities, and a consistently warm climate. Guests can catch a tan around the outdoor pool area, then enjoy a well-deserved session in the spa. Even for a large and popular resort, the La Manga Club Resort is home to a wide range of bars and restaurants for a fun evening out. With sun, golf and great service, guests at the La Manga Club Principe Felipe are set to have their best golf holiday yet.

 

Last but not least is the Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel. The Verdura Resort has everything a golfer could ever need and more for an unforgettable golf holiday, making it the perfect choice for your next golf escape. Guests here can expect five-star service and facilities, but more importantly, five-star golf. The resort is home to the Verdura Golf Course, a critically acclaimed golf course, the Verdura Golf Course, designed by the well-known golf architect Kyle Phillips. The Verdura Golf Course is known for its beautiful coastal views and an unruly challenge, so golfers are set to have an unforgettable round of golf here. Even for non-golfers, they will never find themselves short of things to do at the Verdura Resort; they can enjoy a leisurely game of tennis or water sports, or alternatively for the more laidback guest, they can enjoy a massage or treatment in the huge spa facility. Guests at the Verdura Resort are truly never without an opportunity to relax with five-star service, great facilities, and an unbeatably idyllic setting in the heart of the Sicilian countryside.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog on some of our top golf resorts for your next golf holiday. To have your best golf holiday yet, any one of these resorts would be a fantastic choice. If you are still finding yourself uninspired, then give us a call on 01342 811777, and we will do our best to help you have your best golf holiday to date.

This week’s blog is a guide to nine of our best options to inspire you for your next golf escape. As a new year commences, it is now the time more than ever to look forward to booking your next golf holiday. With so many great options on offer, you are sure to be inspired for your next golf holiday.

First up is the Dona Filipa Hotel, one of our best-selling hotels in the Algarve, and it is hardly difficult to see why with its ideal coastal location in the centre of the luxurious Vale do Lobo resort, its fantastic facilities, and most importantly, a spectacular golf course just next door. The Vale do Lobo’s Royal Course lines the surroundings of the Dona Filipa Hotel, meaning that all golfers at this hotel are never without an opportunity to enjoy a fantastic round of golf. With fantastic golf on offer on-site, a five-star status and impeccable service, the Dona Filipa Hotel has everything a golfer could ever need for an unbeatable golf escape. Golfers here could not be in a better position for an idyllic retreat; the hotel is positioned just a stone’s throw away from the beach and guests can enjoy stunning panoramic views throughout. The hotel is five stars in every aspect, ranging from its highly acclaimed golf course to its luxurious and spacious guest rooms decorated in a classic Portuguese style. While the Vale do Lobo resort is home to a great range of bars and restaurants, should guests decide to stay local for their evening meal, the hotel is home to a good selection of bars and restaurants.

Another fantastic golf resort to contend to be chosen for your next golf holiday is the PGA Catalunya Resort, located in the Girona region on the Costa Brava. The PGA Catalunya is sure to provide all golfers with plenty of inspiration with the choice of two fantastic hotels and two superb golf courses. The Hotel Camiral at PGA Catalunya Resort is a relatively new five-star hotel, so all of the facilities and guest rooms are to a really high standard, even for a five-star hotel. Another great accommodation option at the PGA Catalunya Resort is the La Vida Hotel. The La Vida Hotel is a fraction of the size of the neighbouring Hotel Camiral; with just fifty guest rooms here, guests can enjoy an unbeatably peaceful and idyllic stay. Both guests at the La Vida Hotel and the Hotel Camiral are never far away from an unforgettable round of golf with two world-class golf courses located on-site at the PGA Catalunya Resort. The PGA Catalunya Resort is home to 36 holes of fantastic golf set across the Stadium and the Tour golf courses. Golfers are guaranteed to have a great round of golf at the Stadium golf course as it is repeatedly voted in Europe’s Top 50 Golf Courses, and while the Tour golf course is a somewhat tamer golf course, players are still set to have a superb round of golf.

Located in the heart of the Costa Blanca lies the La Finca Hotel Golf and Spa Resort, the perfect option for an idyllic golfing retreat for your 2020 Golf Escape. The hotel is perfectly positioned to make the most out of the Costa Brava’s best beaches, as well as its fantastic golf courses. As the Costa Brava has a relatively consistent climate, golfers always have a great opportunity to make the most out of the golf and the beaches. Next to the hotel lies the La Finca golf course with its stunning setting across the Callosa del Segura Mountains. Despite La Finca being a relatively new addition to the family of golf courses in the Costa Blanca, it has already established itself as a superb golf course; it is widely considered to be a must-play golf course, meaning you should definitely consider the La Finca Hotel Golf and Spa Resort for your next golf holiday. Aside from its great location for golf, the La Finca Hotel Golf and Spa Resort is a perfect choice for a 2020 Golf Escape with its fantastic facilities including a comprehensive spa facility, as well as a range of sporting activities so that even non-golfers will never fail to find something to do!

The Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort is a perfect for all golfers looking to have an unforgettable golf escape with the perfect balance of golf, sea and sun. Guests at this hotel will find themselves just a stone’s throw away from one of the most stunning beaches on the Silver Coast on the surrounding coastline around Lisbon. Guests will never find themselves short of things to do here, regardless of whether they play golf or not. Just a short drive away from the Praia d’el Rey Resort lies the medieval town of Obidos where guests can spend their afternoons meandering around its quaint cobbled streets, or alternatively, guests can enjoy some of the fantastic golf that is on offer. The Praia d’el Rey Resort is home to a world-class golf course, the Praia d’el Rey. This classic links golf course is set in a truly dramatic landscape right on the coast. Not only does its location provide stunning views, but due to the often powerful coastal winds, any weak shots will be carried wayward! When guests here are taking a break from challenging the neighbouring golf course and soaking up the sun on the beach, they can enjoy some of the Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort’s fantastic facilities. The hotel has recently undergone complete renovations, so the facilities here are to the highest of standards. There is a good range of sporting activities here to help golfers keep fit off the golf course, or to help golfers relax after a gruelling round of golf on the neighbouring Praia d’el Rey golf course, they can head to the hotel’s luxurious Kalyan SPA for a well-deserved treatment.

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino is the perfect inspiration for your next golf holiday, regardless of whether you are intending to travel as a family, a couple, or as a large golfing group. The resort is home to two fantastic golf courses, so an unforgettable round of golf is always in easy reach to all guests staying in the resort. Furthermore, guests could not be in a better spot to enjoy some of Greece’s most stunning beaches, namely the Voidkollia Beach. For golfers, both the Dunes Course and The Bay Course are some of the highest-rated golf courses in the Costa Navarino region, and conveniently for golfers staying at the Westin Resort Costa Navarino, they are just a stone’s throw away. The Westin Resort Costa Navarino is not just a great choice for your next golf holiday due to its location next to some great golf and a stunning beach; it is home to a wealth of facilities to ensure that all guests have their best golf holiday yet. For the younger ones, there is an aqua park, and for non-golfers, they can head to the Anazoe Spa to totally indulge in relaxation. Guests will never find themselves short of options for food and drink on their holiday at the Westin Resort Costa Navarino; there are over ten restaurants for guests to choose from, and there is also a good selection of bars and drinks lounges as well.

Yet another fantastic golf hotel to offer the perfect inspiration for your next golf break is the Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa. With its unbeatable location, impeccable service and stunning architecture, the hotel has everything a golfer could ever need and more to ensure that they have an unbeatable stay. The hotel itself is stunning in its design, and guests here can enjoy beautiful coastal views throughout the hotel as the main beach in Estoril is literally just moments away from the hotel. Furthermore, the Golf do Estoril, one of Lisbon’s best golf courses is also just a stone’s throw away. The Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf and Spa is seen to be more than worthy of its five-star status, which comes as unsurprising as so many golfers return here year after year. Non-golfers can fill their days exploring Estoril, or simply catching a tan on the neighbouring beach. Alternatively, the hotel offers a great range of facilities, including a comprehensive spa facility for all those guests looking for some well-deserved ‘R and R’, as well as a large outdoor swimming pool area.

Vilamoura is one of Europe’s most sought-after golf destinations with its upmarket marina, its superb golf courses, and its great range of bars, restaurants and clubs. Conveniently for all golfers looking to experience and make the most out of one of the best golf destinations, the Vila Gale Marina is perfectly positioned to help them do just that. The Vila Gale Marina is just a short walk away from Vilamoura’s marina and its sandy beach, therefore guests will always find a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops in close proximity. Furthermore, just a ten-minute drive from the hotel takes golfers to two of the most popular golf courses in the area, the Laguna Golf Course and Millennium Golf Course; at the Vila Gale Marina, golfers could not be better located to have a fantastic golf holiday. The hotel itself has been recently renovated and refurnished in modern years, so all of the guest rooms and the facilities here are to the highest of standards, so guests are ensured to have an unforgettable stay. Facilities at the Vila Gale Marina include a large outdoor swimming pool area, a fully-equipped fitness centre, and guests staying here can also enjoy access to some of the facilities at the nearby Vila Gale Ampalius.

The Barcelo Montecastillo Hotel is located in the heart of the Costa de la Luz Cadiz with the vibrant town of Jerez on its doorstep, as well as the Montecastillo Golf, one of Jack Nicklaus’ best pieces of work. The Montecastillo Golf is easily considered to be one of Spain’s most sought after golf courses as it is known to be the first-ever golf course in Spain to be designed in a classic Spanish layout, meaning many golfers consider it to be a must-play golf course. This golf course carries a world-class status; and deservedly so. While guests at the Barcelo Montecastillo Hotel are in the ideal setting to play this golf course, they are also in the perfect location to make the most out of all the things Jerez is loved so much for by all those that visit. Guests at the Barcelo Montecastillo Hotel are in the best of all world at here; they can enjoy an unbeatably luxurious and peaceful stay in a stunning hotel, as well as enjoy a fantastic round of golf with ease. The hotel is known for its impeccable service, meaning it comes as no surprise that so many guests return here year after year.

Last but not least is the Melia Marbella Banus, a great hotel for your next golf holiday. The Melia Marbella Banus is the perfect choice for all those looking for an unforgettable golf break filled with sun, sea, and great nightlife. The hotel is positioned on top of the Golden Mile, a long stretch of stunning sandy beach that runs across the Marbella and Puerto Banus region. At the Melia Marbella Banus, guests will find themselves just a few minutes away from the centre of Puerto Banus where there is a huge range of bars, restaurants, clubs and shops to suit every budget and preference. Alternatively, to make the most out of authentic Spanish culture, they can travel into the centre of Marbella’s Old Town to enjoy some classic tapas. The Melia Marbella Banus is the perfect choice for all those looking to explore some of the Costa del Sol’s best towns, as well as its best golf courses as two of the region’s most played golf courses are under a twenty-five-minute drive away from the hotel. Even for a four-star hotel, the guest rooms are particularly spacious and overlook the neighbouring sandy beach, and there is a great range of facilities including three outdoor swimming pools and a comprehensive spa area.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog on nine of some of our best golf resorts and hotels, and that you have been inspired to book your next golf holiday. If you somehow find yourself still lacking inspiration, then give us a call on 01342 811777, and we will do our best to ensure your next golf holiday is your best one to date.