A golf and spa break is the perfect tonic for couples looking for the opportunity to relax and unwind! Whether you are looking for a long weekend getaway in the UK or combining this with your main holiday abroad, we have all sorts of options for all budgets in destinations like Portugal, Morocco, Turkey, Spain and islands such as Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
Each of these resorts includes both high-quality golf courses and luxurious spa facilities. This means they are perfect for couples that play and relax together, or even if one loves to hit the fairways while the other soaks in a jacuzzi or gets a massage.
We’ve taken a closer look at some of our favourite golf and spa break destinations from across the world to give you the definitive list and help you plan your next break:
Home to the Spanish Open on three separate occasions, this golf resort in Girona is considered one of the finest in all of Spain. With two stunning on-site courses in the Stadium and the Tour course, this has everything for your golfing bucket list. Off the course, they have an incredible Wellness centre that’s nestled in the Catalan forests. The facilities are second to none with cryotherapy, Oxygen Chamber Therapy, Photo Bio Modulation and IV infusions, as well as the more conventional treatments you would expect in a world-class spa facility.
For evening entertainment, there are no fewer than five dining options including 1477 Restaurant, which focuses on showcasing the best ingredients from local artisan food producers in beautiful surroundings.
Vilamoura has plenty of fantastic accommodation options, but this 5-star resort should be on the top of any shortlist for any sort of golf and spa package in Portugal.
With its own private lake and manmade beach decorated with sun loungers, this offers beautiful views with world-class facilities. The location is close to some of the finest courses in the Algarve, while still within a short distance from the marina in Vilamoura with its bars and restaurants.
Gran Canaria is the perfect year-round golf and spa escape – with some incredible 18-hole courses situated on the island such as Salobre’s Old and New Course, Anfi Tauro and Maspalomas.
We recommend the H10 Playa Meloneras Palace as the perfect couple’s retreat due to its location close to Playa de las Melonares beach, as well as its on-site spa. Within the resort is the Despacio Spa Centre, which provides a gym with the latest resistance machines, exercise bikes and cross trainers. Facilities include a dynamic pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, ice fountain and a wide range of treatments including a hair salon.
Sticking to our theme of Spanish islands, Tenerife is another location to consider – especially if you are looking for some winter sun or just escaping the doom and gloom of British weather.
This 4-star resort is situated on the seafront in Costa Adeje, making it well-located to access the island’s golf courses such as Costa Aedeje Golf, Golf Las Americas and Golf Del Sur to name a few.
Away from the fairways, you can relax and unwind in one of H10’s Despacio Spa Centre, which has a sauna and Turkish bath, hair and beauty salon, Jacuzzi and indoor heated swimming pool. For those looking to burn some excess energy, the gym overlooking the pool has the latest cardio, aerobic and weight-lifting equipment.
This 5-star, all-inclusive resort is the perfect golf and spa retreat where everything is on-site. Whether that’s the golf, the spa itself, restaurants and bars, or even the beach.
Staying here gives you access to Gloria Golf’s Old, New and Verde courses, as well as the incredible Serenity Spa, which offers a spa, Hammam, massage, facial care, salon treatments and more. In between the golf course and the spa, you can relax and unwind on the private beach that sits in front of the resort.
There is a wide range of cuisine options available including Asian, Italian, Turkish and French at the various on-site restaurants.
Morocco is one of the fastest-growing destinations for a golf break in recent years, thanks to the combination of high-quality resorts, fantastic golf courses, and great climate. New to our product range in Morocco, the 5-star Hotel Sofitel Thalassa Sea and Spa located in Agadir proudly sits on the beachfront overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in this popular holiday destination.
Facilities here are second to none with The Thalassa Sea & Spa Institute on-site, tennis courts and a gymnasium. This is ideal for combining a golf break with the main holiday.
This 5-star resort on the outskirts of Marrakech is home to the BaySpa, which provides over 1,000 square meters of wellness and relaxation. Facilities and treatments include seven massage cabins including one for partner massages, two rest areas, a heated swimming pool, a sauna and two hammams.
Here you have all-inclusive board basis options. It’s just a short transfer away from some of the best golf courses in the region including Golf Al Maaden, Noria Golf and Samanah Golf.
Away from the golf course and spa, you have the rich culture of Marrakech to explore including the medina of the city.
This hotel prides itself on its ‘chilled-chic’ design and offers 5-star luxury overlooking Alykes Beach in Paphos, Cyprus. It sits in beautifully landscaped gardens with an infinity pool looking out towards the sea – there are fewer better places to relax and unwind.
Spa facilities at this resort in Cyprus include a gymnasium, sauna, steam room and indoor swimming pool, as well as an outdoor pool. With regards to golf, you can experience the wonderful Aphrodite Hills, Elea, Minthis Hills and Secret Valley.
If it is a long weekend in the UK you are considering, then it will be hard to beat the 300 acres of Northumberland scenery surrounding the stunning Matfen Hall Hotel in the North East. Golf here can be played on the 27-hole golf course or a 9-hole Par 3 course. The on-site spa, The Retreat, features an indoor 16m heated pool, thermal suite and fitness area.
Newcastle is less than 30 minutes away, where you can enjoy the lively nightlife and shopping before retreating to this luxury country house.
For those looking for a real bucket list golf and spa break abroad, look no further than this resort in Abu Dhabi. The Iridium Spa has 12 treatment suites offering body scrubs, massages, a steam room, therapy baths and foot baths.
At Glencor Golf Holidays, we know the right resort in the right destination for the right occasion. We can find you the perfect golf and spa resort in both the UK and abroad – whether it is for a couple looking for a Valentine’s getaway, a birthday celebration or a hen party. Call our team today on 01904 406550 or email email@example.com