The Best Locations For A Christmas Golf Break

With the cold winter weather in the UK and the high probability of rainfall, now is the time to start considering packing your golf clubs and escaping to sunnier climes. You could even do as many do and make it a festive golfing break – celebrate Christmas while still hitting the warm fairways.

Here we profile some of the best destinations for the perfect Christmas and New Year golfing holiday.

Buenavista Golf course on a bright sunny day

Christmas Golf Breaks in Tenerife 

Tenerife has long been the golfer’s choice for a winter getaway. The Canary Island’s climate is incredibly conducive to golf irrespective of the time of year – regularly hitting 21 degrees on Christmas Day. Most restaurants and bars are open on Christmas day. And there’s accommodation to suit all budgets in the popular regions of Las Americas and Costa Adeje. Those looking for a luxury golfing experience might want to consider Hotel Las Madrigueras Golf Resort And Spa with Golf Las Americas on-site. If you’re takin the whole family for a Christmas break, then H10 Costa Adeje Palace could be the perfect choice.

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Popular Tenerife courses:

Average December temperature: 21 degrees

December Rainfall: Low

Flight time from London: Approximately 4h30


Christmas Golf Holidays in Turkey

Turkey has risen from hidden golfing gem to one of the most popular destinations for UK golfers looking for winter sun. This is down to its combination of pristine golf courses and 5-star, all-inclusive hotels. The climate is still good for golf in December, though don’t expect to be sunbathing by the clubhouse with temperatures peaking at 15 degrees. And as it’s a mainly Muslim country, don’t expect the halls to be decked. But you can be sure of great entertainment and culinary delights over the festive period. Popular with golfers for its value is Sueno Golf Hotel as it has two courses on-site in the Pines and Dunes. Those looking for a bucket list experience may consider Maxx Royal Golf And Spa.

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Top Turkish golf courses:

Average December temperature: 12 degrees

December Rainfall: Low-medium

Flight time from London: Approximately 4h10


Christmas Golf Breaks in Morocco 

Much like Turkey, Christmas isn’t a massive festival in Morocco. Though the French influence in the country does mean you can find the occasional Christmas market. And you’ll have great weather for golfing. There’s a range of 5-star, all-inclusive hotels, and prime tee times can be sought without having to book so far in advance. We like Marrakech as it offers everything a golfing family might want – from exploring the Medina, to playing fantastic courses, while staying in luxury accommodation. One of our most popular deals is at Be Live Collection Marrakech Adults Only.

Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech

Top Moroccan golf courses:

Average December temperature: 16 degrees

December Rainfall: Low

Flight time from London: Approximately 2h35


Christmas Golfing Breaks in Portugal (Algarve)

Still one of the most popular destination for a golf break, it’s also a worthwhile consideration for a Christmas trip as it mixes festive traditions with a dose of sunshine. A number of the golf resorts offer festive meals for a small supplement such as Dona Filipa Hotel and Penina Golf Resort. If you want to be in and around the Marina of Vilamoura over Christmas, Vila Gale Marina also provide supplement options for special dinners over this period.

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Top Portuguese golf courses:

Average December temperature: 15 degrees

December Rainfall: Medium

Flight time from London: Approximately 2h55


Christmas Golf Breaks in Spain (Malaga and Marbella courses)

With a huge range of golf courses, and a popular destination over Christmas for all manner of holiday makers, the Costa Del Sol is also incredibly popular over Christmas. Resorts with golf courses on site such as La Cala Golf Resort are highly recommended, with some often putting on tournaments over the Christmas period which guests can enter.

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Top Spanish golf courses:

Average December temperature: 14 degrees

December Rainfall: Low

Flight time from London: Approximately 2h30


Gran Canaria Christmas Golf Breaks

Due to its location just off the North African coast, Gran Canaria still allows you to wear shorts and T-shirts during the festive period! For those whose main objective is to maximise their time in sunshine then this is the destination for you. And they truly embrace the festive spirit here, with celebrations running from Christmas day to January 6. Popular with holidaymakers looking to beat the winter blues, there are some fabulous hotels and resorts such as Salobre Hotel Resort And Serenity – home to two fabulous golf courses in the Old and New.

Gran Canaria

Top Gran Canaria golf courses:

Average December temperature: 20 degrees

December Rainfall: Low

Flight time from London: Approximately 4h35


Everything You Need To Know About Golfing At Christmas 

Q) Can I play golf on Christmas Day?

A) Yes, a number of resorts allow you to tee off on Christmas Day. When you book through Glencor, we can advise on which ones to look for.

Q) Is Christmas Dinner included in any booking?

A) Supplements may be included for any festive meals such as Christmas Dinner or a New Years Eve / Day dinner. These are often mandatory for stays at the hotel during this period. Again, we have links to many hotels and can help you organise this.

Q) What is the warmest destination to play golf?

A) Hard to predict the weather but statistically speaking, Tenerife or Gran Canaria should be the best option for sun seekers.

Why Book With Glencor Golf Holidays

Here at Glencor Golf we have over 20 years of experience in organising and booking golf holidays, and have sent many happy clients to sunnier climates in winter to celebrate Christmas and New Year! Call us today on 01904 406550 so we can help you escape the cold.