Looking for inspiration on where to go for your next golf holiday? Do you know the type of holiday you want but not sure where to go to get it?
Well, YOU are in luck!
We’ve put together some of our top recommendations based on what our clients often tell us is the most important thing to them in order to help you plan your own perfect golf break.
Take a look at our helpful guide and find the perfect golf holiday type to suit your needs! Or, if you are in a hurry use our simple navigation below and go straight to the goods:
What do you want from your next golf holiday?
- I want to spend as much time as I can on the fairways!
- I am travelling as a couple and my partner doesn’t play golf
- I want to experience the highest quality accommodation and courses on our golf trip!
- I want my golf holiday to be about the nightlife as much as it is about the golf!
- My group want to know the total cost of the golf holiday upfront
- I am looking for a budget golf break
- I’d like to play on multiple, different courses on my golf trip
“I want to spend as much time as I can on the fairways!”
Our Recommendation: Unlimited Golf Holidays
If you are going away on a golfing holiday it would make sense to play as much golf as physically possible.
The concept of unlimited golf is usually offered by golf courses that have accommodation on site. It’s normal to book a tee time for the first round and then see what is available for the second round when you have finished.
By booking an unlimited deal in advance it should work out cheaper than booking two rounds on the day and paying locally. Various Resorts offer this package and one of the most popular is the Amendoira Resort in the Algarve, they have two first-class courses as well as excellent accommodation and other facilities.
Top 5 Unlimited Golf Holidays
“We are travelling as a couple and my partner doesn’t play golf”
Our Recommendation: Golf And Spa Break
We all know golf can be mentally and physically tough. So what better way to spend the afternoon after a hard day’s golfing than in a spa relaxing and recovering before the next days golf. Many of the golf resorts have realised this and as well as providing excellent accommodation and golf they have constructed some of the very best spas offering both physical and mental treatments to get you back on the course.
They are staffed by qualified professionals who can tailor make a programme for you using the most modern ideas and high-quality products.
If there is a non-golfer in the group, then some resorts will give them free spa entry instead of having a free or reduced green fee. Alongside the Spa there is usually a well-equipped Gym fitted with modern equipment to get you into shape usually also staffed by qualified personal trainers.
Top 5 Golf And Spa Breaks
“I want to experience the highest quality accommodation and courses on our golf trip!”
Our Recommendation: The Luxury Collection
The most important thing in looking at booking a golfing holiday is firstly to decide where you want to go and secondly what is your budget. Every major golfing destination can offer a range of products to suit all pockets from self-catering to 5-star luxury. The bigger the budget then the greater the scope you have to choose the accommodation and choose the very best golf courses.
Also, the more you have to the more destinations open up more for you to consider. Certainly, Thailand, South Africa and the Middle East are not to everyone’s pocket but if it’s luxury you are after they take some beating.
Not quite so far afield there are high-quality hotels and golf courses throughout the Continent, Ireland and the UK that will satisfy even the most demanding of golfers.
Top 5 Luxury Golf Breaks
“Our golf holiday is as much about the nightlife as it is the golf!”
Our Recommendation: Golf And Nightlife Holidays
Even serious golfers need to relax after a game of golf and whatever your favourite after golf pastime is, then you will be able to find it at numerous Resorts in Europe and the UK.
Certain areas are livelier than others, however! The Costa del Sol Puerto Banus, Marbella, Fuengirola and Benalmadena are towns that are geared up to provide a lively night out. They are popular with groups of golfers as there are so many different restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from that there is something for everyone. However, even in these towns, there are opportunities to have a quiet evening out in any number of quality restaurants.
The holiday Islands of Tenerife and Mallorca are well established as being able to provide an extensive range of entertainment in the evening for holidaymakers and golfers visiting the Islands can take advantage of this.
In the Algarve Vilamoura has a superb Marina with restaurants and bars circling it but if you want something livelier then the town of Albufeira a few miles away has “the Strip” which is considerably more noisy and brasher.
Top 5 Golf And Nightlife Breaks
“My group want to know the total cost of the golf holiday upfront”
Our Recommendation: All-Inclusive Golf Holiday
It’s not just the initial cost of the flights, accommodation and golf that must be taken into account when calculating what your holiday is going to cost. You need to think about what you will spend when you get as well. The sure way of calculating this is to book an all-inclusive package. This means that your drinks and food are included in the cost of the holiday so you know before you go what you will have spent.
All Inclusive varies from place to place some will offer local spirits and beers whilst others will offer well known international brands but either way there should be no limit on the amount you can consume.
Some Resorts offer what they call a semi all-inclusive package which restricts the hours that food and drinks are included in the price. Typically, they restrict it from 5.00 to midnight but as you are probably playing golf in the daytime it’s not too much of a hardship.
Top 5 All-Inclusive Golf Holidays
“I am looking for a budget golf break”
Our Recommendation: Budget Golf Break
What is the lowest cost way of getting some sunshine golf and where is the best place to go? Looking at the different components that make up a golfing holiday where can we make the most cost saving. Without a doubt the choice of golf courses is the biggest part of the holiday. Green fees in Spain, for example, can vary from £40 a round up to almost £300.
Remember – Just because the green fees are at the lower end of the scale it doesn’t mean that they are not of good quality especially when you play them in the winter months!
Careful selection of the golf courses then is an important part of reducing costs and so is the choice of accommodation. Virtually every golfing destination offers a range of accommodation from 5 star to self-catering apartments.
The latter are the cheapest and depending on the numbers of people sharing a room considerable savings can be made here. Finally, if you have a hire car that works out cheaper than transfers.
Top 5 Budget Golf Breaks
“I’d like to play on multiple, different courses on my golf trip”
Our Recommendation: Multi-Course Golf Tour
The most popular golfing holidays, especially with groups, are the ones that include playing golf on more than course. The major golfing holiday destinations have golf courses that are close to each other making travelling from one to another relatively quickly. Vilamoura in the Algarve is a perfect example with several golf courses within 20 minutes of the town centre.
Europe’s leading golf destination, the Costa del Sol, has over 50 golf courses within easy travelling distance of several of the major Resorts. Generally, to take advantage of playing more than one course its best to pick a central location and then visit a different course every day.
By choosing the different golf courses carefully you can build up your package to suit your budget and you’re playing ability to ensure the perfect golfing holiday.