5 Best Golf Holidays in Europe 2019
If you’re an avid golfer, what better way to enjoy your passion than by heading on a golf holiday? Ireland may have some great courses on offer, but the weather can leave a lot to be desired! So why not head to a sunnier, warmer climate where you can try out some of the best golf courses in the globe before sipping cocktails around the pool?
With so many impressive courses on offer, we know it can be tough narrowing down your options. That’s why we’ve created a roundup of some of the best golf holidays in Europe for 2019…
1. Algarve, Portugal
The Algarve region of Portugal has one of the largest collections of world-class golf courses to choose from. Backed by a gorgeous sunny climate, you’ll struggle to find a better European golfing destination. If you’re finding it tough to narrow down your options, we highly recommend heading to Vilamoura.
Here you’ll discover four great golf courses to choose from including Millenium, Laguna, Pinhal and Victoria. They’re all situated very close together, allowing you to potentially try out all four courses throughout the duration of your holiday. Each course has its own unique design too, Laguna benefits from a stunning coastal location, Pinhal has a beautiful woodland design and Millenium is renowned for its challenging holes, packed full of water hazards you’ll need to try and avoid.
2. Costa Del Sol, Spain
Fancy a Spanish golfing holiday? With more than 70 golf courses to choose from, the Costa Del Sol is the perfect choice. It really doesn’t matter which part you head to, there’s always going to be a huge range of courses to choose from.
If you want to try out the best of the best however, we recommend heading to Estepona. There you’ll find the stunning Real Sotogrande golf course, known to be one of the most challenging courses in Europe. You’ll need to be a pro in order to beat the challenges faced throughout the course!
Looking for a more relaxing golfing experience? Head to TUI SENSIMAR Riviera and you’ll be situated right next to three different courses. The luxury resort is also perfect for couples, allowing your partner to stay and enjoy a day of pampering in the incredible on-site wellness centre while you practice your swing.
3. Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus
With stunning views over the Mediterranean, the championship Aphrodite Hills golf course in the Paphos region of Cyprus, is considered one of the most remarkable in the whole of Europe. It covers a staggering 6,289 metres and it’s 7th hole is notoriously difficult thanks to a 130-metre gorge.
The course was actually updated in 2017, benefiting from a £2.5 million renovation. So, you’ll now get to enjoy state-of-the art facilities and beautifully landscaped bunkers and greens. You can also stock up on supplies at Europe’s largest golf shop.
Stay close to the course in the magnificent TUI SENSATORI Resort Atlantica Aphrodite Hills. This luxurious resort is situated on the exact same site as the golf course, along with a sensational award-winning spa. So, when you’re not out on the green, you can spend your days lazing by the pool, looking out over breath-taking views of the Mediterranean, or indulging in the latest spa treatments.
4. Palma, Majorca
It may be one of the smallest destinations on the list, but Palma in Majorca boasts an impressive 14 different golf courses. There is a course to suit all abilities, and each provides a totally different atmosphere.
If you’re a fan of par-3 courses, Son Gual is the one to head to. Or, experience the oldest course in the whole of Majorca, Son Vida Golf, boasting majestic mountain views. If you fancy a more unique golfing experience, Golf de Andratx is the perfect choice, renowned for its superb originality and challenging holes. Then there’s the laid-back Golf Santa Ponsa II, providing a relaxing and enjoyable golfing getaway.
To enjoy the vast golfing opportunities, we recommend staying at the RIU Festival Hotel. This quiet, peaceful hotel is situated within beautiful landscaped gardens and is based close to the city centre.
5. Veneto, Italy
Italy has started to become a golfer’s paradise, especially if you head to Veneto. This tranquil, picturesque region offers stunning historic golf courses, each providing a slightly different ambience.
Running from the Dolomites to the Adriatic, you’ll find golf courses spread over diverse landscapes for a truly memorable experience. Of course, the region also benefits from a rich, cultural history, impeccable cuisine and a real get-away-from-it-all atmosphere.
As you can see, there is a European golf holiday to suit everyone. The destinations above are some of our top picks for those seeking the very best golfing holiday in 2019. Book now to avoid disappointment as these golfing breaks do get booked up quickly!