Combining golfing with travel is a great way to see the world. Choosing the perfect golfing holiday can be hard though as there are so many great courses to choose from. Looking at the destinations on offer at Golf Travel Centre, and you will be presented with lifetime of golfing travel opportunities.
If you’re looking for a truly special golfing destination then here are 5 of the best golfing destinations as inspiration for your next trip. These places feature great golf courses in beautiful locations.
You really can’t deny that Scotland is one of the ultimate golfing destinations in the world. The course at St. Andrews is legendary, and one that most golfers dream to play at at least once in their life. It’s in an absolutely beautiful location with courses, club houses and hotels to die for. Beyond St. Andrews, Scotland has some incredible golf courses and some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. There’s Kinsbarns, Crail and Lundin among dozens of great courses throughout the country. Nearby St. Andrews there’s the beautiful city of Edinburgh to explore, and further north are the Lochs and Highlands, making this a top choice for a golfing holiday.
Florida’s climate lends itself to golf in the sun, and there are dozens of courses throughout the state. Some of the best are around the popular Orlando, but you can also find incredible courses from Jacksonville to Palm Harbor. The scenery of the golf courses with the palm trees and sands make this a wonderful place to have a holiday. The towns and cities of Florida are perfect for beach holidays, so there is plenty to do beyond golfing. Mill Cove Course just outside Jacksonville is probably the best course, but there are dozens of places to play including Pembroke Lanes, Mangrove Bay, Calusa Pines and the Players Stadium course just to name a few.
The Algarve is a beautiful sun-seeker destination with spectacular countryside, beautiful beaches and incredible towns and villages to explore. It also has some of the best golf courses in Europe, and a golfing tour holiday here is a great chance to relax, unwind and enjoy the scenery and the courses. Top of any list should be the courses around Vilamoura, with Oceanico Old probably being the highlight. In Vilamoura you’re within easy reach of 8 fantastic courses. Try the most exciting courses like Vale do Lobo and San Lorenzo; if you can drag yourself away from Oceanico of course.
Costa del Sol
While it’s a haven of cheap budget holidays and sunbathing Brits, the Costa del Sol is also one of the best golfing destinations in Spain. It’s ideal if you want a slightly cheaper golfing holiday. Thanks to a lot of development over the last 30 years you can find accommodation everywhere on almost any budget and some of the best courses in Europe. The most popular are probably Santa Clara, Marbella Golf and Country Club and Calanova, but there also some excellent resort courses including Atalaya Park and La Cala. This is a great destination for golf, sun, sea and sand. And if you want to travel with non-golfers they’ll have plenty to do as well.
As our final choice we think that Hawaii is an idyllic destination for a golfing holiday. Hawaii is spellbinding and beautiful, with a tropical laid-back atmosphere unlike any other place in the world (or at least unlike anywhere else in the USA). This volcanic island chain makes for stunning scenery for golf courses. Highlights include Turtle Bay, Kapalua and the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort, but there are plenty of great courses and an atmosphere to fall in love with.