‘If heaven is as good as this, I sure hope they have some tee times left.’
Europe has an abundance of some of the greatest, greenest, and most luxurious golf resorts you will ever set your eyes upon, whether you going on a corporate holiday or family holiday. Located in stunning locations across the globe, simply looking at these courses will make you feel like you’ve scored a hole-in-one.
Pine Cliffs, Portugal
This immaculate 9-hole golf course is perfect for both advanced and beginners alike. Named as one of the country’s most original golf courses, this picturesque putting green is built within a pinewood setting, with gorgeous green trees parallel-lined along the ocean view. Allowing guests to witness breathtaking views of the Algarvian coastline, the Pine Cliff resort’s course extends across 168 acres of beautiful land set above a stunning cliff top. What’s more, the fairway prides itself of the latest golf technology, manned daily by a fantastic team of Internationally Qualified PGA Professionals.
Praia da Falésia, Albufeira 8200-593, Portugal
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
If you’re looking to be treated like a VIP during your stay, you will certainly receive world-class service at the Verdura Resort. Boasting two impressive 18-hole golf courses and one 9-hole course to enjoy at your leisure, the courses are warmed daily by the Mediterranean sun with a hydrating sea breeze. This breathtaking resort is spread out across 230 hectares of Sicilian countryside and olive groves and we guarantee you won’t want to leave. Providing golf on a ‘grand scale’, the courses borderline 2 km of coastline, with uninterrupted views of pure paradise.
S.S. 115, Km 131, 92019 Sciacca AG, Italy
Terre Blanche Hotel, South of France
Located at the heart of one of the most beautiful regions in France, this stunning 5* resort offers a tranquil haven, just a short drive away from Nice International Airport.
Open 7 days a week, Terre Blanche is an absolute must for any golf lover. The onsite caddy master will greet you in the car park and will be on hand to collect your golf equipment and will shuttle you to the club house. Additionally, all golf carts are perfectly equipped with a GPD system, telling you how long the length of the stroke is when you’re about to play on the course. There is a good reason why Terre Blanche is renowned as being one of the most prestigious golf courses in the world. Take your pick of two 18-hole championship golf courses used all year around; The Chateau and Riou Golf Courses which blend perfectly blend into the natural landscape. Ultimately, this course for golfers combines performance and pleasure of the game in an outstanding environment.
3100 Route de Bagnols-en-Forêt, 83440 Tourrettes, France
Finca Cortesín, Málaga Spain
In the hills of the Sierra Bermeja, Finca Cortesín has outstanding views down to the tranquil Mediterranean and far across the countryside.
Designed by Cabell B. Robinson, the golf course is one of the largest in Spain and of brags of championship standard. With over 100 bunkers, Finca Cortesin measures 6.802 metres from the back tees and is further ranked as being one of Spain’s best golf courses by the prestigious Golf Digest Magazine. Top events are regularly held here and even showcases a Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy for beginners and improvers. The ‘harmonious relationship’ between the gorgeous green landscape and environment make for a most beautiful golf course design and what’s more, the excellent weather can be enjoyed all year round. We would say it’s a win/win situation for everyone.
Calle Casares del Sol, 2, 29690 Casares, Málaga, Spain
Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, Marbella
Set in surroundings of unparalleled beauty, Villa Padierna Golf Resort invites guests to enjoy golf at the most exclusive club on the Costa del Sol.
Offering players the perfect setting to fully enjoy the game with the most advanced facilities, it’s the great atmosphere and personalised service that makes this golfing experience truly unique. The resort features three well-known golf courses: Flamingos Golf, Tramores Golf and the best, Alferini Golf – the ideal course to hold competitions and big tournaments. In addition, guests and players can benefit from the Villa Padierna Michael Campbell Golf Academy, Europe’s only academy specializing in short game and personalized classes.
Urbanización Los Flamingos Golf, Carretera de Cádiz, Km 166, 29679 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
The Romanos Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort, is an exceptional award-winning property which stretches along the Navarino Dunes at Costa Navarino.
Labelled as Greece’s first signature golf course, the impressive seaside Dunes Course was designed by former two times US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup captain, Bernhard Langer, in association with European Golf Design.
The championship course was opened in 2009 with exceptional sea and river views. With tall dunes dividing some of the holes adjacent to the golden beach, several parts of the course venture into olive and fruit groves while some holes run along a small river that meanders through the site.
Just a few minutes from Navarino Dunes sits the Bay Course, offering an alternative set of challenges and choices in a quite different setting. The par 71 course places a greater emphasis on strategic play and positional golf than The Dunes Course. The Seaside, Canyon, and Grove holes will provide striking contrasts that create a dramatic and memorable golf round.
Navarino Dunes, Messinia, Costa Navarino, 24001, Greece
This posh spa and golf resort opened in 1924 and has been both a luxury destination and a golfer’s paradise for almost a century.
The Gleneagles’ 850-acre estate epitomises the rugged natural beauty for which Scotland is famed and offers guests a glorious playground of country activities. Gleneagles makes the most of its landscape, housing three championship golf courses that are also among the very best in the world – The King’s, The Queen’s and The PGA Centenary.
The PGA Centenary Course was venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup, where the cream of European and American golf battled it out on Scottish soil for the first time in more than 40 years.
The Gleneagles® Hotel Auchterarder, Perthshire Scotland PH3 1NF
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