Exclusive golf clubs, immaculately kept verdant courses with unique scenic views make golf a sport for nature lovers and celebrity spotters alike. Here are a few suggestions for great sunny golfing destinations:
Son Antem Golf
For golfers and non-golfers alike, head to the idyllic Son Antem golf resort and spa in sunny Majorca. The island is a favourite haunt for travellers looking for a variety of fantastic package holidays where to enjoy a spot of golf or sun bathing at your leisure. Son Antem has two golf courses; the East is a little easier, while the championship worthy West course provides a thrilling test.
Golf de la Sainte Baume
Aix en Provence, France
Situated in the heart of Provence, the Sainte Baume golf course can be found amidst the pines at the foot of the Sainte Baume Massif. This diverse course offers various aspects of the game of golf and is suitable for all standards of golfer.
Vale Do Lobo, Portugal
For a full blown golfing experience stay at the he Dona Filipa Resort, which enjoys exclusive access to the outstanding San Lorenzo Golf Course, and other golf courses nearby including the Vale do Lobo Royal & Ocean, Quinta do Lago North & South & Pinheiros Altos.
Pebble Beach, California
Jutting out into the Pacific, the16th hole at Cypress is one of the most photographed in golf. Cypress Point is one of the most exclusive courses in the world and it has attracted visitors from former US president Teddy Roosevelt, to silver screen legends such as Clark Gable.
Southampton, New York
Brush shoulders with celebrities and New York socialites at the Sinnecock Hills club in the exclusive resort of Southampton. The original 12-hole course was built with the help of 150 Shinnecock Indians from the nearby reservation in 1891.
Shop and golf till you drop in Dubai. Rated the best in the region by Golf Digest Middle East, the home of the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic was the first grass course in the area. Now it’s the most established, with it lush Bermuda fairways, silky greens and numerous water hazards.