5 Best Resorts Where You Can Take a Golf Break in Europe


Golf can be a very involved game and the best way to really enjoy the game is to plan for golf holidays when all you do is go golfing. If you are planning a golf vacation, choose one of these excellent golfing resorts for a high-end luxury stay and great golfing facilities in one all-inclusive package.

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St. Andrews, Scotland

At the heart of the home of golf, St. Andrews is the premier place to be for all things golf. Choose a room at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa that offers a view of the renowned Old Course and West Sands beach. Voted one of the top 100 courses in the UK by Golf World magazine, The Duke’s is one of the championship courses in the resort.

Argentario Resort Golf & Spa, Southern Tuscany, Italy

Located along the shoreline of southern Tuscany, the five-star Argentario Resort Golf & Spa gives you a splendid view of the estate and the WWF-managed Orbetello Lagoon. Designed by architect David Mezzacane and professional golfer Baldovino Dassù, this 18-hole golf course is sure to test the skills of the sharpest golfer. The course is completely green, using only natural products for maintenance. This has earned it the AgriCert certification. On your golf holiday in Spain, you can get personal golf lesson at the Argentario Golf Academy directed by Italian pro Emanuele Canonica, winner of the 2005 Johnnie Walker Championship.

Vidago Palace, Portugal

Situated in the Portuguese spa town of Tràs-os-Montes, this royal palace houses a 72-par 18-hole golf course. Designed by Mackenzie-Ross, this attractive golf course is set within the valley so you enjoy a true golf holiday in Portugal. The golfing academy at Vidago Palace is well-known and it has a 340m driving range, a chipping area and two putting greens.

Evian Resort, France
A picturesque location in Evian-les-Bains, the Evian Resort is a short drive from the airport. The gorgeous mountains and green gardens lead to the Evian Championship course, an 18-hole course is reputed as the most beautiful in Europe. The resort has two luxurious hotels – Royal and Ermitage hotels for a restful golf holiday in France.

The resort has gone a complete redesign in 2013 so there is a new way to play golf with a strong French flavor.

Elba Palace Golf, Fuerteventura

The Elba Palace Golf on Fuerteventura is a feast for the senses. It has a luxury five star golf hotel, a golf course with spectacular views of the sea and sculptured gardens to pass the time. The favorable climatic conditions ensure that you can enjoy golfing season all year long on your golf holiday in Spain.

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