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This week’s blog is a guide to some of the fantastic properties that are new to Golf Escapes. Whether you are looking for something a bit different or just fancy a new resort for a change then check some of these brilliant properties out next time you are thinking about booking a golf break…

First up is the brilliant five-star Crete Golf Club Hotel and is situated at The Crete Golf Club which is a stunning 18-hole championship golf course situated within Hersonissos. There is plenty to do within the local area including Aquaworld Aquarium and Labyrinth Park. The hotel itself also boasts a lovely seasonal outdoor swimming pool as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre and gardens to walk around and explore. Each of the guestrooms boasts all of the amenities you would expect from a hotel of this standard including a flat-screen TV, a spacious ensuite bathroom, free toiletries and a hairdryer. The hotel’s restaurant offers a lovely a la carte breakfast in the mornings and delightful European cuisine for both lunch and dinner. Whether you are travelling with friends or family, this is a lovely and well-appointed hotel which boasts everything that you could need for a very special golf break with an excellent golf course onsite of the resort, brilliant facilities and a great location just over 10 miles from Heraklion International Airport.

Just five minutes’ walk from La Barrosa Beach and offering stunning sea views because of its position sits the lovely four-star Iberostar Royal Andalus. The hotel was renovated last year and there are now six different outdoor swimming pools as well as a range of leisure facilities for you to make the most of during your stay here. There is a brilliant sensations spa, a gym, tennis courts and a fantastic beach club to name just a few facilities. The best thing about this fantastic resort is its onsite Novo Petri Golf Course where you can enjoy a brilliant round of golf. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and boast bright décor, a satellite TV, premium Wi-Fi, a minibar and either a balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy breathtaking views of the hotel’s stunning surroundings. At this hotel, you can opt for all-inclusive which is a brilliant option for this hotel as there are two divine restaurants as well as a snack bar which both offer excellent international buffets and a la carte menus to suit guests of all tastes! In high season, there is an extra a la carte restaurant available. If you are looking for a great all-inclusive hotel with brilliant facilities, a superb location and wonderful weather then look no further than the brilliant Iberostar Royal Andalus.

The stunning Dolce Chantilly Hotel is situated just 45 minutes North of Paris and just 25 minutes from Charles de Gaulle Airport in the heart of the Chantilly Forest. The hotel has recently undergone expansion and there are now 200 modern and well-appointed guestrooms which all boast stunning views of either the golf course or the forest. The hotel’s Donatello Restaurant offers wonderful fine dining and serves delicious food which has been created using locally sourced ingredients. In the mornings, you can enjoy an amazing breakfast at La Veranda where you can enjoy your food whilst looking out across the hotel’s winter garden. Within the clubhouse, you can find the Swing restaurant and bar where you can enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere which makes this the perfect place to enjoy a few drinks and a bite to eat after your round of golf on the Garden Golf de Chantilly course. If you are looking for a relaxing golf escape with some brilliant golf and a hotel set within lovely surroundings, then look no further than the lovely Dolce Chantilly.

Last, but certainly not least, is the five-star luxurious Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife which is the perfect destination for your next winter sun golf escape. The hotel is set in a quiet area in the South West of the island and is positioned on the outskirts of Costa Adeje in between the brilliant courses of Abama and Golf Costa Adeje. As the resort boasts a beachfront location, you can easily spend most of your time lounging on the beach but there are also three swimming pools as well as a freshwater lagoon to enjoy. There is also an extensive entertainment programme to keep you busy in the evenings with live music and dancing. All of the guestrooms are beautifully decorated and furnished with a private ensuite bathroom, bathrobes and slippers, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, a safe and complimentary Wi-Fi. If you are more into relaxation, then golf then you can enjoy the hotel’s Rock Spa where you can find an extensive and varied beauty and massage menu as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre. This is a luxurious and fun hotel with plenty to do and see including some excellent golf which makes it the perfect place for you to enjoy your next winter sun golf break…

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that you will consider one of these superb properties for your next golf escape…

This week’s blog is a guide to some of the brilliant resorts and courses that are available to you for booking for your next fantastic golf escape. No matter where you are looking to travel to, we are sure that we have something brilliant that you will love. If you are contemplating booking a golf break, then look no further than some of these spectacular resorts and courses that you could be enjoying in person…

The El Paraiso golf course boasts a stunning location nestled in a peaceful valley near the popular resort town of Marbella with the stunning La Concha Mountain as its backdrop. This is one of the most established courses on the Costa del Sol and poses a stern challenge for golfers of all abilities due to its length of 6,800 yards and the many strategically placed hazards that you have to contend with in order to score well. The greens are superbly kept and run fast and true, much like the palm tree-lined fairways. Along with the fast greens, you must watch out for the many water hazards that line and cross the fairways at different points along the course. This is a beautiful location for a round of golf and the layout matches the quality of the location with interesting holes and challenges for you to enjoy. The course’s signature hole is the par five, doglegged 6th hole where you must avoid the lake which is situated on the right of the fairway and contend with the tricky putting surface which is two-tiered. This is a spectacular hole but is not the only brilliant hole of this course as there are plenty of others including the par four 8th hole which is a stunning, downhill hole. This is an excellent golf course with a great location, interesting layout and a stern challenge – if you are looking to play here then we cannot recommend the four-star Iberostar Costa del Sol enough.

The five-star Fairplay Golf and Spa Resort is located in one of the most beautiful enclaves in Europe – South Andalusia. The hotel boasts a prime location, situated in the centre of Cadiz which is well-known for its stunning beaches and beautiful scenery. The resort is designed as a small, white Andalusian town with narrow streets and squares for you to meander down and explore. Each of the guestrooms and suites boasts modern décor and all of the facilities that you would expect from a resort of this standard including a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and a minibar. Many of the rooms and suites boast lovely views of the golf course, courtyard or the countryside. There are three a la carte restaurants within the resort including a Mediterranean themed restaurant and a buffet restaurant. Besides these restaurants, you can also enjoy the poolside brasserie and the Clubhouse snack bar. Whilst you are not relaxing around one of the outdoor swimming pools, enjoying a round on the resort’s golf course or exploring the local area, you can relax within the luxury spa and wellness centre where there is a hot tub, a sauna, hydrotherapy treatments and facials and massages available. This is a stunning hotel with everything that you could possibly need to have an amazing golf holiday in Andalusia.

Sueno Hotels Golf Belek is a luxurious and beautiful golf resort situated in Turkey which boasts two excellent 18-hole golf courses on-site as well as all of the other facilities and amenities that you could possibly need in order to have a great golf escape. You can meander down to the beach whilst you are not enjoying relaxing around the outdoor pool or in the hotel’s spa as the beach is just seven minutes’ walk from the hotel. The hotel’s beach club is excellent with hammocks available and the pier for you to relax on which juts out into the Mediterranean Sea which boasts a bar and sun loungers. The hotel’s spa boasts a sauna as well as eight massage rooms and holistic beauty treatments. Whilst you are staying at Sueno Hotels Golf, you can enjoy the hotel’s buffet restaurant or one of the several a la carte restaurants. This is a stunning five-star hotel with well-equipped guest rooms, brilliant service and great golf for you to enjoy.

Last, but certainly not least, is the brilliant, five-star Ritz-Carlton, Abama which offers its guests an unforgettable stay in this peaceful and tranquil setting away from the more commercialised areas of the island of Tenerife. Each of the 300 guestrooms and suites and the 120 villas have been decorated in a Moorish style and they all boast stunning views of either the ocean, the gardens or the brilliant Abama Golf. Each of the rooms boasts everything that you could want or need to have a relaxing and enjoyable golf escape with modern essentials including free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs. Whilst you are not out enjoying a round of golf on the Abama golf course, which is truly stunning, you can relax around one of the hotel’s seven different pools. You are spoilt for choice at the Ritz-Carlton, Abama, not only with the number of things to do and see but also with the impressive 10 different dining options. These options include the hotel’s Michelin star restaurants – M.B and Kabuki. Alternatively, you can enjoy a brilliant steakhouse or authentic Japanese cuisine. This is a superb hotel with all of the luxuries that you could want or need for a brilliant golf break including a stunning 18-hole championship golf course!

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that when you are planning your next golf escape you take a look at some of these resorts and their fantastic courses…

 

This week’s blog is a guide to the fantastic all-inclusive resorts that we have on offer. Taking an all-inclusive golf break is great if you are looking to get an excellent deal at a fantastic resort where you can eat and drink as much as you please in-between playing rounds of golf and enjoying the resort’s facilities.

Sueno Hotels Deluxe in Belek, Turkey is a fantastic five-star resort which is located right on the beachfront. Not only does the resort offer you easy access to its own private beach area, but there are several outdoor pools and an outdoor pool for you to relax around. For non-golfers, the modern-oriental designed spa and wellness centre boasts a sauna and steam room as well as many other facilities. Each of the rooms boasts all of the amenities and facilities that you would expect from a hotel of this rating including air-conditioning, a private balcony or terrace, tea and coffee making facilities and a fully-stocked minibar! There is so much to do here whether you are with your other half, a group or your family as there is a kids’ club for them to enjoy as well. As a golfer, you will not be disappointed as you have easy access to both of the Sueno courses – the Pines and Dunes which both offer a superb round of golf and can be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities. The Sueno Avenue is great because you can discover a delicious variety of food from its numerous and varied outlets and there are several other onsite restaurants, bars and a nightclub for you to enjoy. This is the perfect destination for your next all-inclusive golf break where you can enjoy the beautiful weather, great golf and all of the food and drink you could consume…

Another superb five-star all-inclusive hotel situated in sunny Belek is the Gloria Golf Resort. This brilliant beach resort boasts a luxury spa area, a water park with different slides as well as two championship golf courses which can be reached by the complimentary shuttle service from the hotel. You can also enjoy direct access to the fabulous sandy beach if you cross the bridge over the Acisu river. As well as all of the hotel’s facilities, you can enjoy the facilities at the sister Gloria hotels – Serenity and Verde whilst you are staying at the Gloria Golf Resort. Each of the rooms boasts its own private balcony from which you can enjoy beautiful views over the grounds of the resort and the rooms also boast an LCD satellite TV and air-conditioning as well as other facilities and amenities that you would expect from such a luxurious hotel. There are six different restaurants for you to choose from which include both buffet and a la carte options. With so much to do, see, eat and drink here there is no surprise that we recommend this brilliant resort for your next all-inclusive golf escape.

Situated in Benalmadena, Spain is the brilliant five-star Holiday World Resort which is a three-hotel complex located just five minutes’ walk from the beautiful sandy beach. The holiday Polynesia, Holiday Palace and Holiday Village all offer a range of on-site facilities, modern accommodation and great service. Each of these brilliant four-star hotels offers an outdoor swimming pool, a brilliant buffet restaurant serving delicious food, a snack bar and a pool bar. Each of the spacious apartments within the resort is fully-equipped with a living room, a kitchenette, a satellite TV, a terrace and air-conditioning. If you are looking for a great location for your next all-inclusive golf break then look no further than the Holiday World Resort where you can enjoy brilliant facilities, great food, an excellent location and rounds of golf on the excellent El Chaparral and Cabopino courses.

Sandos San Blas Nature Resort and Golf is an excellent five-star all-inclusive resort situated just three minutes’ walk from the beach in Tenerife. The hotel is set in the heart of its own nature reserve and offers a very luxurious stay to all of its guests. The hotel boasts a peaceful setting due to its location and is perfect if you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of a city. There is so much to do and see here from trekking through the nature reserve to enjoying a round of golf on the many local courses including Amarilla Golf, Buenavista Golf, Golf Costa Adeje, Golf del Sur and Golf Las Americas. Whilst you are not on one of the surrounding golf courses, you can relax around one of the eight different swimming pools or enjoy kayaking on the hotel’s boating lake. The choice for dining is extensive at Sandos San Blas Nature Resort and Golf with numerous bars and restaurants to choose from and the food is as luxurious as the hotel. This is a fantastic eco-friendly resort and is the perfect place for an all-inclusive golf escape to Tenerife no matter who you are travelling with.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Tamarina Boutique Hotel which is an elegant four-star resort and boasts an idyllic location in between the Indian Ocean and the fantastic 18-hole championship Tamarina golf course in Mauritius. From the hotel, you can enjoy easy access to the hotel’s private beach or you can relax around one of the four outdoor pools. Besides the pools and the beach, there is an extensive spa and two tennis courses. Each of the beautiful and spacious rooms has been decorated with warm hues and boasts either a private terrace or balcony from which you can enjoy stunning views of the hotel’s surroundings. In the rooms, there is also a satellite TV, a DVD player and a minibar. This all-inclusive resort boasts two restaurants, the excellent Restaurant La Madrague which serves delicious international cuisine with a Creole accent and there is also the Restaurant La Plage where you can enjoy light meals around the pool. In the evenings, make sure to visit Bar Le Bar for divine cocktails and breathtaking views out across the bay. With many different activities to enjoy including water-skiing, diving and quad biking as well as the superb Tamarina Golf Club, this is the ideal destination for an all-inclusive golf escape to Mauritius.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that when you are thinking about your next golf escape think about how easy it would be and what a great deal you could get if you opt for one of these amazing all-inclusive resorts…

This week’s blog is a guide to some great courses and hotels that are close to an airport. 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.

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 is 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.

Next up, is the stunning four star Hotel Gran Ultonia – 18 minutes from Girona Airport. 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 is located just on the edge of Alicante City, near San Juan Beach 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…

Sandos San Blas Nature Resort and Golf 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 here 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 long weekend to blow away the cobwebs until we reach the summer months.