The Best Golf Resorts in Europe

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With the success of European golfers in the modern game, it is only natural that tourists want to play on the courses where these players learnt their craft. Europe has a wonderful array of beautiful courses and luxury golf resorts that will cater for the enthusiast’s every need on and off the course.

Mainland Europe

Starting in Portugal, the Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo golf resort is one of the finest around. Nestled in the beautiful Algarve region, players can thread their way through the pine woods on the course and take in breathtaking ocean views from tee to green, all under the gaze of the dazzling Portuguese sun. The resort itself combines luxury accommodation and spa facilities with an immaculate course within touching distance of the beach, making it a popular destination for golf fans. Holiday apartments are also available to rent close to the resort, meaning you can tailor your trip to your desires.

For those keen on staying under the Mediterranean sun, the Terre Blanche golf course at the Four Seasons Resort Provence is unbeatable. Located on the French Riviera, the resort offers a picturesque setting in which to relax. Some of the best coaching and training facilities in Europe are on hand at the course making it accessible to golfers of all abilities. The two courses are set within the region’s gorgeous valleys making even the toughest round a pleasure.

The UK

For those seeking high quality accommodation and a trip to the heartland of European golf, then a trip to the UK is a must. With numerous historic clubs such as St Andrews, Royal Lytham & St Annes and The Belfry, the British Isles holds a wealth of rich tradition. The resort at Turnberry, on Scotland’s south-west coast, is a marvel. The testing Links courses offer a golfing challenge like no other and the views of the Mull of Kintyre and Isle of Arran are truly remarkable. The hotel at Turnberry offers luxurious accommodation and restaurants and bars to make the trip as complete as possible for all involved.

One cannot do justice to the countless wonderful golfing resorts that Europe has at its disposal but these destinations aren’t bad places to start on your European golfing experience!

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