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About Golf Breaks
Are you looking to tailor your topspin, sharpen your swing or practise your putting skills? If that's a yes then look no further. We've put together a list of our top recommended hotels so you can choose the golf holiday to suit you.
Fancy playing a round or two with your friends, family, golf or social club in the warm sunshine at some of the top golf courses around the world; Spain, Turkey, Tunisia, Canary Islands and many more?
Booking your golf holiday is simple. The hard part is deciding where to go! We've got golf holidays galore, from local courses at 5* hotels in the Algarve, to huge on-site hotel courses in the Costa Blanca. Whether you fancy a low-key getaway with your friends, a weekend break or a full-on fortnight to practise your swing, we've got all you need right here.
Golf In Spain
Whether it's golfing in the golden Spanish Costas you're after, or perhaps teeing-off in the laid-back life of photogenic La Gomera, then look no further.
Europe's favourite and best sun-drenched fairways are in Spain. From the famous Mijas Golf, Marbella Golf and Country Club, Aloha, Cabopino, Valderrama, Sotogrande, Finca Cortesin and many more in the Costa del Sol to the Balearic golf islands and all along the Spanish coastline from Las Colinas in Alicante and La Manga Club in Murcia to Emporda golf in Costa Brava and PGA Catalunya and Real Club de Golf El Prat in Barcelona. Spain offers something special for every golfer.
We've got a real treat for golfers with our pick of holidays in Spain and the Canary Islands. The friendly Costas will keep you entertained from dawn til dusk, while it's golden sandy beaches will help you recharge your batteries.
Cross the water in the direction of Africa and you'll come across the Canary Islands, complete with golf courses galore and year-round sunshine to boot. Whether it's the sand dunes of Gran Canaria, the diversity of holidays in Tenerife or the low-key life of La Gomera you're after, take a look at our pick of the best to help make your decision.
An impressive 5T hotel with two on-site 18-hole Niklaus Design golf courses - how does that grab you? The Hotel Sheraton Real de Faula Golf & Spa Resort near Benidorm is a superb retreat packed with sports and relaxation facilities, along with a host of sumptuous restaurants. Located slightly away from the beach crowds, you'll find bars and restaurants just a few minutes away by taxi. All in all a cracking hotel in an enviable location.
Only a handful of hotels make the special Grand Deluxe rating - and the Gran Melia Don Pepe is one of them. This special 5T hotel is found just outside the exclusive resort of Marbella, with a gorgeous beachfront location. Golfers will receive special discounts on green fees for the majority of golf courses in the area. But when you're not working on your swing, why not enjoy the likes of tennis, a workout in the fitness centre, billiards, or perhaps a relaxing Turkish bath and sauna?
The 4T El Fuerte in Marbella is located in an area renowned for golf courses, so you'll have no trouble organising a few rounds during your stay here. You can also keep up your fitness levels in the hotel's gym, or relax after a day on the course with a sauna or Turkish bath. There's a well-stocked spa here too, so for the icing on the cake you can go all-out with an indulgent treatment or two. Bliss.
The luxurious 5T Sheraton Salobre in the Salobre Golf resort is a treat for your senses - as well as your golf clubs. Overlooking the greens of the 27-hole Salobre Golf Course, the hotel occupies a great location away from the Maspalomas beach crowds. With plenty to do both inside and outside of the hotel, you'll be occupied from morning til night. From trying out the hotel's putting green and golf simulator, to practising your swing on the nearby course and finishing the day in the spa, you certainly won't be short of things to do here.
The 5T Melia Tamarindos in San Agustin occupies a spot close to the sandy beach, so when you're not using the hotel's minigolf or taking up your discounts on the local courses, why not top up your tan on the beach? You'll also find a club house with table games and free tennis and squash at the hotel so your fitness levels will be well maintained. But if that's too much like hard work you could always chill out in the wellness centre, or enjoy the bars and entertainment on offer.
Tenerife, lying to the west of Gran Canaria, is popular with golfers and on top of that, has the wonderful year-round Canary Island climate.
Our pick of the best golfing hotels on Tenerife starts with Jardines de Nivaria in Costa Adeje. This 5T hotel occupies an attractive beachfront location, with a cracking range of facilities. Golf enthusiasts are spoilt with a putting green and discounts at the local golf course, while you can keep up your fitness levels with a round or two of squash, tennis, or maybe a spot of billiards. There's also a fitness centre, and a range of relaxation facilities and treatments to help you wind down at the end of the day.
The fabulous 5T Hotel Cleopatra Palace boasts a great spot directly on the seafront between Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. Enjoy use of the hotel's minigolf, sports facilities and spa centre, along with reduced green fees at the nearby golf course. You'll also find tennis, a pool table and bicycle hire, not to mention a great choice of cuisine, bars and entertainment.
Located in Playa Paraiso on the south-west coast of the island is the 5T Roca Nivaria. With it's own putting green on site, the hotel is no stranger to golf enthusiasts and also boasts a great list of other facilities - from bicycle hire and tennis to giant chess! The hotel is available for weekend breaks too, so it's perfect for a quick getaways as well as longer durations.
Last but certainly not least is our favourite Tenerife spa hotel, the Botanico. Sitting pretty in gorgeous Puerto de la Cruz, this fabulous 5T hotel boasts it's own 18-hole golf course complete with bunker and driving range. Spend a day on the course t sharpen your skills followed by a spell in the hotel's glorious spa and wellness centre to ease your tired limbs. And once you're feeling refreshed and revitalised, head for the cafe culture of nearby Puerto de la Cruz, or try out the hotel's excellent range of restaurants, bars and entertainment.
Golf In Portugal
Possibly one of the most famous golfing regions in Europe, the Algarve certainly knows how to give you that perfect holiday by the greens.
The Algarve and Lisbon coast are synonymous with an unforgettable golfing experience. Some of Europe's best golf courses penned by superstar course architects, from Monte Rei, crowned Portugal's nº1 golf course to Le Meridien Penina, Oceanico Faldo, O'Connor course, Laguna, Quinta do Peru and Vale do Lobo, just to mention a few, Portugal invites you to enjoy the best the sport has to offer in year-round sunshine.
Scattered with expertly designed golf courses, the Algarve is the place to head to if you want to perfect your pitch and putt. The area is renowned for golf courses, so you simply can't go wrong when it comes to golf holidays in the Algarve. Our pick of golf hotels occupy a great choice of resorts too. So whether you're after low-key relaxation, a spot to soak up the local culture, or perhaps a lively nightlife after a day on the course, we've got the lot.
If you're looking for quiet then the cute little fishing village of Olhos D'Agua will simply charm your socks off. And yet, just a stone's throw from lively Albufeira, it's never far from the action. The swanky RIU Palace Algarve is located close to Olhos D'Agua, and you'll find a prestigious golf course or two just a short distance away. Don't forget to utilise the hotel's games room after your game, or perhaps a spot in the wellness centre to really wind down at the end of the day.
Close to Olhos D'Agua is Acoteias, home to the lovely 4T+ Hotel Falesia. With bags of style, the Falesia is next-door to the Pinecliffs Golf Course, and also offers discounts at other nearby courses. There are stacks of other sports and activities on hand too, so if you're all golfed-out then why not try a spot of tennis, watersports, or perhaps an indulgent massage?
Just up the road from Acoteias is Vilamoura, sporting several 18-hole championship courses. And as if that's not enough, the resort is also hugely popular for sailing. But if golf's your thing, then you'd fit right in at either the Vila Gale Marina or the Vila Gale Ampalius. Both close to the stylish marina and the beach, the Vila Gale Marina offers discounts on local courses and free shuttle buses, along with use of the putting green at it's sister hotel - none other than the Vila Gale Ampalius. So you won't have to go very far to start perfecting your putt.
Further along the coast, on the other side of Olhos D'Agua is Albufeira. Our pick of this resort's crop is the Cerro Alagoa, a stylish and recently refurbished 4T hotel. With a cracking location close to the old town of Albufeira, this hotel has good access to a nearby golf course. It also boasts it's own games room, pool table and health club, including a gym‚ sauna‚ Turkish bath, whirlpool bath and massage - perfect for resting those aching limbs.
Moving further east around the coast is Alvor, home to the stunning hilltop views of the 4T Pestana Delfim. With it's own driving range, putting green, and discounts on local courses, this hotel is a great hit with golfers. And on top of that there's seven tennis courts, a games room, and free entrance to its health club with a gym and sauna... So what are you waiting for?
Our final pick of the Algarve golfing hotels is the 4T Tivoli Lagos, boasting discounts on local courses and free transfers. And when you're not out sharpening your swing, there's plenty to do back at the hotel too. Close to the busy resort centre of Lagos, the hotel has it's own beach club, health and fitness centre, and three tennis courts. There's also a sauna and whirlpool bath to help soothe away those aches and pains.
Golf In Madeira
If you thought Madeira was more famous for it's wine than golf, think again. With every top-class golf course, there are ocean views and clifftop locations just around the corner. And there's always the odd glass of rosé to keep you going...
The rocky island of Madeira is much more than perfect gardens, rugged mountains and dramatic views. Home to great golf, many of our hotels provide discounts on local courses and free transfers to get you there - perfect for a day on Madeira's sparkling greens.
And when you're not teeing off against a stunning mountainous backdrop, why not wander into Madeira's five-century-old capital? Not only is it the location for some of our best golfing hotels on the island. It's also a hit for culture vultures, designer shoppers and explorers alike. And once you've worked up an appetite on the course or on the city's cobbled streets, you're in for yet another treat. Funchal's natural harbour means there's excellent seafood, not to mention plenty of fine restaurants to tickle your tastebuds.
If you're looking for class, then you've come to the right place. Funchal itself oozes style, and our pick of the city's hotels are the perfect accompaniment.
The 5T Cliff Bay hotel has a stunning clifftop location and is within walking distance of the city. There's stacks of facilities here, from a fully-equipped gym and tennis court to a health spa with treatments, sauna and steam room - the perfect way to round off your game. On top of that, the hotel provides a 30% discount at nearby courses.
With it's own driving nets, putting green and minigolf, not to mention 30% discount at nearby course and free transfers, the Hotel Savoy is a great base for golf holidays. It also boasts a spa with a heated indoor pool, hydromassage, Turkish bath and sauna. But if that's tipping the relaxation scales a bit too much, then why not try out the hotel's gym, Sport's Park or perhaps a spot of tennis? Some facilities are available at the next-door Royal Savoy Resort Hotel which are also available for guests at the Savoy Hotel.
Also offering 30% discounts at local courses are the centrally located 4T+ Porto Santa Maria and the popular 4T Eden Mar Hotel. You'll find facilities galore at these hotels. The Porto Santa Maria occupies a cracking central location, surrounded by historical sights, 17th-century architecture, shops‚ restaurants and museums, and boasts a health club with massage, sauna, whirlpool bath and gym. The EdenMar Hotel goes one step further by joining forces with it's sister hotel, the Porto Mare. With no less than two gyms, a sauna, whirlpool bath and a tennis court, the hotel also offers minigolf and a practice net for die-hard golfing guests.
Further up the scale, and with a reputation as perhaps the finest hotel in Madeira, the Pestana Carlton Madeira is a haven of 5T bliss. As a founder member of Palheiro Golf Course, the hotel offers reduced green fees for guests‚ also available at the Santo da Serra course, and free transfers. On top of that you'll find a floodlit tennis court, minigolf, watersports, a gym and free use of the sauna and health club.
Our final but by no means least pick of golf hotels in Funchal is the fabulous 4T Quinta Do Sol. Set on a hill overlooking the Bay of Funchal‚ this hotel’s sports facilities‚ discounts on fees and free transfers to local courses are definite bonuses for golf enthusiasts. There's also a gym‚ sauna, whirlpool bath and snooker, not to mention tennis and squash at the club next door. On top of the 30% discount on the nearby Palheiro and Santo da Serra golf courses, you'll also get golf club storage, an early breakfast and pre-reserved tee-off times. Talk about special treatment!
A short way around the coast to the east from Funchal brings you to Canico de Baixo, a pretty little village built around an 18th-century church, with a modern resort area. The whole area in and around this village as well as Canico and heading out towards Funchal is excellent for golf, not to mention hiking, walking and numerous other activities.
The 4T+ Riu Palace Madeira is a top-class hotel oozing style and sophistication, with plenty to keep you busy when you're not practising your swing out on the nearby course. Top up your fitness levels in the hotel's centre, sharpen your backhand on the floodlit tennis courts, or thrash your travelling companions at a game of pool in the hotel's games room. Or you could simply plump for a massage or sauna in the hotel's health centre. Perfect for those aching limbs
Golf in Turkey
Golf holidays in Turkey give you the perfect balance of sun, sea and - of course - fabulous greens.
One of the most popular golf destinations in Europe that offers a combination of magnificent signature and championship golf courses with a luxury resort experience. Turkey is host to the European Tour Race to Dubai Semi final event at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal where the World's top golfers from Tiger Woods to Justin Rose and Ian Poulter competed for $7.000.000USD prize money.
You've got a choice of Olu Deniz in Dalaman for the most beautiful turquoise lagoons you've ever seen. Or plump for Belek, with it's cracking line-up of watersports and activities. Oh, and the golf courses near Belek are pretty good too. There are several world class courses within the area - for instance, how does the National, designed by David Feherty and David Jones sound?
Golf In USA
Golf in the USA is a must for any golfer wanting to take their game to the next level. Florida ranks highly for the amount of quality and value golf it has to offer, especially in Miami and Orlando. If your looking for the ultimate in golf and entertainment, Las Vegas would score an eagle. The Caribbean is a paradise for golfers, we highly recommend Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic voted Nº1 golf course in the Caribbean.