Golfing Breaks WorldwidePosted on: 24 July 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves
A selection of the best golfing holidays available in the world today.
Golf has become one of the most popular sports and past-times in the world.
The fact that almost anybody can play the game, regardless of age, gender, fitness level or ability means that the golf holiday industry has really boomed over the last few decades.
With hundreds of budget flights leaving UK airports each week, travelling to Europe and beyond for a game of golf really doesn’t cost the earth anymore.
In fact, with cheaper green fees in certain parts of Europe, it can sometimes work out less expensive to play overseas than it would to travel to a UK course by car.
No matter where you want to go for your golf break, a specialist golfing holiday company will have it covered.
The best locations in the world will also include views and reviews, not only of the golf courses and clubhouse, but also of the surrounding resorts. Choose from South Africa, Dubai, Florida, Mauritius, Portugal, Thailand, Spain, or go further afield.
Here's a selection of the best golfing holidays available in the world today.
- La Manga Rentals are offering a superb choice of apartments at the exclusive La Manga Club in Spain
Set in the Murcian hillside with spectacular views over the three famous golf courses, the home of the Spanish Open also offers a seemingly endless variety of activities.
For the best deal book through La Manga Rentals while visit the La Manga Club website for details on booking golfing tee times.
- 7 nights' accommodation and three rounds of golf in The Algarve from £233pp
The Praia Sol Hotel in Vilamoura are offering seven nights accommodation and three rounds of golf for £233pp including return airport taxis. For booking details, call 0191 493 1475 or visit the 4 Golf Website.
- 7 nights' bed & breakfast in South Carolina, United States for £350
7 nights’ bed & breakfast at Embassy Suites and four rounds of golf in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States. Travel between November and March for £350.
The hotel includes views over the Atlantic Ocean with golf at Tidewater Course, River Hills Course, Farmstead Links and Meadowlands Course available through Golfbreaks.
- 7 nights' and two rounds of golf at La Cala, Spain from £399pp
Longshot Golf Holidays best offer is 7 nights and two rounds of golf at La Cala Resort from £399pp. The deal at Spain’s largest golf resort includes private transfers and is based on two people sharing in September.
- 7 nights' bed & breakfast in Portugal from £575pp
Bill Goff Golf Tours provide golfing holidays and tours, tournament weeks and golf lessons at a number of destinations including across Iberia, Mauritious, South Africa, Turkey and the US.
Their best offer is 7 nights’ bed & breakfast at Le Meridien Penina in Portugal plus daily golf from £575pp. The price includes private transfers.
Elsewhere, Golf Travel Direct offer golf holidays with hotel accommodation in the USA and Portugal at unbeatable prices at the world's leading golf destinations.
Golf Travel Direct promises to beat any golf holiday prices but don’t release their own deals on their website. To find out their latest deals, call 0208 530 6169.
- Tailor your own South African Golf 'n' Game Safari
Enjoy spectacular golf courses, designed by some of the best in the world and play under thye glorious African sunshine. After your round, spend your evenings in luxurious accommodation, specially selected to meet your every need. Of course, a trip to Africa would not be complete without the sights and sounds of the bush, or spotting the Big Five so weekends are spent on safari. Spa trips can be arranged for anyone in the party who prefers not to play golf, and trips can be taken all year around. The company is promoted by ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar.
- 10 nights' bed & breakfast including flights to Mauritius from £6,385
10 nights in a two bedroom residence on a bed & breakfast basis including British Airways flights to Anahita in Mauritius from £6,385. Price includes two adults and two children under 12 and saves £2,220.
Depart until 30th September and enjoy stunning golf on Ernie Els’ personally designed golf course through Scott Dunn.
- Cable Beach Golf Course, the oldest golf course in The Bahamas, has a par-72 green and was the private retreat of British expatriates in the 1930s. today’s it’s managed by a corporate namesake of Arnold Palmer and owned by Cable Beach casino marketers.
Small ponds and water traps heighten the challenge, amid more than 7,040 yards of well-maintained greens and fairways. Telephone 242 327 1741 for booking details.
Tom Weiskopf’s designed Ocean Club Golf Club, an 18-hole, par-72 course is on Paradise Island. With challenges that include the world’s largest sand trap and water hazards on three sides, the course has received praise from Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
For the best parormaic ocean view, good enough to take your mind off your game, play the par-3 14th hole. Visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com or telephone 001 242 363 3000 for booking details.
- The Reef Course in Grand Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. opened in 2000, the Bahamian press called it a bit like a Scottish course, “but a lot warmer”.
The course boasts 6,920 yards of links-style greens. For prices and further information telephone 001 242 373 1333.
At long last, the Southern Bahamas has a world class golf course. The Four Seasons Resort Emerald Bay Golf Club opens onto the water of Emerald Bay.
The par-72, 18 hole course was designed by Greg Norman, who created six oceanfront holes. The course is challenging yet not daunting, so it appeals to golfers of various skills. For booking details telephone 001 242 366 6800.
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