Seek a world-class golf adventure across Europe’s magnificent vast landscapes

One of the most historic and culturally diverse continents globally, Europe is where the game of golf began and has expanded into a multi-million-pound industry. It doesn’t get better than a golf holiday in Europe, especially when you’ve got an outstanding choice of legendary golfing nations, each with its own unique character and feel.

There are a variety of golfing regions in Europe, from the buzzing hotspot of Vilamoura to the beautiful coastal stretch of Costa del Sol, so get in touch with our Golf Travel Experts today to find the perfect deal.

Why book a golf holiday in Europe?

  • Play some of the world's most prestigious golf courses
  • Enjoy picturesque backdrops on & off the course
  • Take advantage of the year-round sunshine and perfect golfing conditions
  • Combine fantastic golf with culture, art & delicious cuisine
  • Book now to earn loyalty Breakpoint & get money off your next trip

Play Europe's best golf courses

From Ryder Cup and European Tour hosts to lesser-known gems, Europe is home to some of the best courses in the world.

Check out the best golf courses in Europe:

Valderrama Idyllically situated in Sotogrande, Costa del Sol, Real Club Valderrama is Spain’s crowning jewel thanks to its meticulous Robert Trent Jones Snr. design and history of hosting major tournaments, including the 1997 Ryder Cup and annual Andalucia Masters. The golf course is often called the ‘Augusta of Europe’, which is testament to its conditioning, clever bunkering, and undulating terrain.

Lofoten Links Venturing north to the Arctic Circle, Lofoten Links has received critical acclaim in recent years despite only opening in 2015. The layout is a natural links design that makes full use of the stunning landscape, set against rugged mountains and the Norwegian Sea. During the summer months, golfers can enjoy the unique experience of playing under the midnight sun, a phenomenon where the sun remains visible at midnight.

Monte Rei The North Course at Monte Rei Golf Resort is an impressive Jack Nicklaus layout that blends seamlessly into the natural terrain of eastern Algarve. It is one of the very best parkland courses in the world, with sculpted bunkers and water coming into play on 11 of the 18 holes. Guests can also expect stunning views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains.

Stadium Course, PGA Camiral The Stadium Course at PGA Camiral Golf & Wellness adds to southern Europe’s impressive list of high-end layouts and its often categorised alongside Valderrama. Fairways lined with old oak trees and heather, perfectly rolling greens, and numerous water hazards are just a few of the course characteristics. The resort is situated in Catalunya, between Girona and Barcelona, which is the perfect location for your net European golf holiday.

West Cliffs Located on-site of the impressive Praia d’Ely Rey Resort outside of Lisbon, West Cliffs is one of the world’s best new golf courses. Cynthia Dye (Pete Dye’s niece) laid out a true modern masterpiece that sits elegantly along the silver coast featuring rolling sand dunes and coastal vegetation. Plus, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean from every hole, West Cliffs offers a unique links experience in a pristine natural environment.

Thracian Cliffs The tremendous Thracian Cliffs is Europe’s answer to Pebble Beach. The designer, Gary Player, famously said “You will not find another golf course like this anywhere on the planet”, and its impossible to disagree with him. The course is set along the cliffs of the Black Sea, offering spectacular views and a truly memorable golfing experience. Each hole is a visual feast, with the sea in play on most holes, creating a thrilling challenge for golfers.

Chateau Course, Terre Blanche One of our most luxurious offerings nestled in the picturesque hills of Provence, southern France, lies Terre Blanche. There are two exceptional layouts here, with Dave Thomas’ Chateau Course the more acclaimed of the two. Spanning over 300 hectares, the Chateau is meticulously integrated into the rolling landscape with expansive views of the surrounding villages and the distant Southern Alps.

Explore iconic countries on a European golf trip

Europe is a historic continent filled with many unique cultures and stunning landscapes, so no matter where you go, there is so much for you to explore off the course.

Portugal Portugal has long been a popular choice for holiday makers and is continually evolving, especially when it comes to the golf. The Algarve is where golf holidays began, and it remains one of Europe’s leading golf destinations. More than 3 golf courses populate this stretch of stunning coastline, with a range of accommodation types on offer from luxury hotels to villas and apartment. From the authenticity of Lagos to the nightlife hotspots of Vilamoura and Albufeira, there really is so much variety in this corner of Portugal.

Elsewhere in Portugal, what Lisbon lacks in quantity it more than makes up with quality. The rugged coastline sets the scene for a more rugged, links style of golf – which goes against the typical vision of Portuguese golf. Combine this with a cosmopolitan city centre for a golf break that ticks every box!

Spain As with Portugal, a lot of the guaranteed weather and high proximity of golf courses is based in the southern area of Spain. The Costa del Sol is possibly the biggest golf destination in Europe with more than 70 courses dotted around towns such as Marbella, Sotogrande, and Malaga.

Murcia is another popular location with over 300 days of sun a year and a collection of the countries best-selling golf resorts. Elsewhere on mainland and on the Balearic Islands, golfers can enjoy fantastic golf & city breaks at the likes of Sevilla, Palma, and Barcelona.

France Outside of the UK and the US, France might be home to more top courses than any other country in the world. Its varied landscapes make for a whole host of courses - links, inland links, woodland, heathland, parkland… France has the lot! It is also incredibly easy to get to, with Le Shuttle for the north and short flights for the south. Add to this the famous, culture, food and wine for one of our best all-round golf holiday experiences.

Turkey Golf in Turkey is very much centred around Belek (Antalya), which is well regarded as the home of all-inclusive golf. Here lies a stunning coastal resort town with miles of beaches, huge all-inclusive resorts, and a delightful blend of first rate golf courses within close proximity to one another. Colin Montgomerie and Sir Nick Faldo are just a few of the names that have contributed to the Belek golf scene in the last 20 years, creating a true holidaymakers dream.

Italy Golf and Italy have become synonymous with one another since Team Europe’s victory at the 2023 Ryder Cup. Before then, Italy’s reputation was underappreciated despite the DP World Tour (European Tour) visiting here every year since 1972. The variety of destinations is unrivalled worldwide, with countryside retreats, city centre stays, and luxurious island retreats. Add to this the famous food and wine for a remarkable getaway.

Elsewhere in Europe, we offer an incredible blend of exciting, culturally rich, and golf crazed destinations. Belgium is easily accessible via Le Shuttle and is a great alternative to France, with some superb options located around Bruges and Brussels.

Greece and Cyprus are two top-tier nations that do an exceptional job of blending sun-kissed golf in a luxurious setting, while Norway and Bulgaria provide the most dramatic and scenic golf imaginable.

Explore by map

Not sure where to play? Browse our map and to find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice. Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

Experience world-class golf resorts

Here at Golfbreaks, we know how important it is that you find comfortable and convenient accommodation offering great value and even better quality. And nowhere is that truer than at some of our biggest, best, and most reviewed golf resorts around Europe.

Golf resorts are perfect for golf holidaymakers looking to make their trip as smooth as possible. Eat, sleep, play golf and plenty more, all without having to leave the comfort of your resort!

Take a look at a few of our best golf resorts in Europe below:

La Cala Situated just 30 minutes from Malaga Airport, La Cala Golf Resort is incredibly easy to get to and has become one of Europe’s leading resorts in recent years. Its secluded yet convenient location makes it ideal for a tranquil break, while the three courses on-site combine to produce a world-class golfing facility. La Cala is ideal for all group sizes, and with Marbella, Fuengirola, and Malaga all within a short taxi journey away, it’s great for nightlife!

Terre Blanche Golf & gastronomy lovers will be attracted to the stunning Terre Blanche, one of the most luxurious golf resorts in Europe. Located in the Provence region of southern France, this venue boasts elegance and sophistication, with Michelin-starred dining, a 35,000ft opulent spa, and a mix of intimate suites and villas. There are two sensational golf courses on-site, including Le Chateau Course, a beautiful Dave Thomas design ranked as one of the best courses in France.

Verdura Resort Moving to the Italian island of Sicily, Verdura Resort is a five-star gem that combines golf with Mediterranean charm. Its two courses, designed by Kyle Phillips, are set against the backdrop of the azure sea, and offer a mix of links-style and parkland holes. The resort has universal recognition having hosted multiple European Tour events and being the winner of ‘Italy’s Best Golf Hotel’ at the 2015 World Golf Awards.

Costa Navarino Another five-star resort to add to the list, Westin Resort Costa Navarino is a peaceful retreat located next to the Mediterranean in the pretty region of Messinia, Greece. The resort seamlessly blends in the natural landscape and places an emphasis on sustainable living. Guests can take advantage of three different accommodation options, 11 restaurants, 7 bars, sports and leisure facilities, and much more. Add to this four different 18-hole layouts designed by the likes of Robert Trent Jones Jr, Bernhard Langer, and Jose Mario Olazabal!

Amendoeira Golf Resort Conveniently situated in the heart of the Algarve, Amendoeira Golf Resort is one of our best-selling four-star venues and is perfect for a European golf holiday. The all-encompassing hotel combines modern guestrooms and apartments, and most importantly, two fantastic golf courses. The Faldo Course is considered as one of the very best in the Algarve while the O’Connor Course is also a great test of golf!

La Manga Club An exclusive tourist, sports and leisure resort, La Manga Club is synonymous with providing UK travellers the full Golfbreaks experience. La Manga boasts a rich history, and the enormous resort offers a huge list of sports facilities including tennis, football, cycling, cricket, rugby, and three of Spain’s best golf courses. What’s more, choose from five-star splendour in the Grand Hyatt hotel, or for a home away from home with the family, the Ona Las Lomas Villas is the perfect choice.

Camiral Golf & Wellness A slightly newer addition to the European golf scene, Camiral Golf & Wellness has gained critical acclaim is recent years thanks to its impressive facilities and two very high-end golf courses – the Stadium Course and Tour Course. With two very good hotels on-site, the resort emphasizes wellness, with a focus on holistic well-being and relaxation, making it an ideal retreat for those seeking a balance of golf and relaxation.

A world of experiences

With it arguably being home to the world’s finest food and wines, stunning cities, and diverse cultures, it’s no surprise our golfers fall in love with Europe.

It’s a continent that is known for its spectacular scenery and rich history, and there is plenty to keep you entertained off the course. From the pristine beaches and volcanoes to delicious Mediterranean cuisine and refined wines, discover all that is special about Europe!

Hassle-free holidays Leave your wallet at home and go all-inclusive on your European golf holiday. Nothing provides greater peace of mind than relaxing on a beach, cocktail in hand, with your golf booked and everything already paid for. Complete bliss! Belek is the home of all-inclusive golf in Europe, however, we also provide great options in Cyprus, Spain, and Portugal.

Alternatively, a semi-all-inclusive golf package in Portugal or Spain provides all the comforts of all-inclusive, without the waste while you’re out on the golf course.

Golf & nightlife If you’re in search of golf & nightlife or a stag do golf trip, then fear not – Europe has just what you’re looking for. In Portugal, both Albufeira and Vilamoura provide a hub of bars, restaurants, and clubs within walking distance of hotels, as well as a huge collection of golf courses. In Spain, Salou, Fuengirola, and Marbella are well-known golf and nightlife hotspots. For somewhere a little closer to home, Le Touquet is a lively seaside town that is easily accessible and has some of the country’s finest layouts.

Somewhere more affordable…? If you’re after a golf trip abroad and don’t want to break the bank, then our cheap golf holidays in Europe will fit the bill. We offer fantastic affordability and value for groups across Spain, Portugal, and France during the low/shoulder seasons. Keep your eyes peeled for added values such as FREE places, discounts, transfers included, and more to get as much value for money as possible.

Culture-filled city breaks Europe is full of cities brimming with history, culture, and gastronomy, and some of them even provide exceptional golf in and around the central hotspots. Golf & city breaks put you at the heart of the action, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the local splendors your chosen destination has to offer. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Lisbon: Pair a food tour with stunning links golf
  • Rome: Experience the 2023 Ryder Cup host while visiting the world’s most historic city
  • Seville: Colourful architecture, iconic cathedral and world-class golf
  • Paris: Dovetail France’s cultural capital with a chance to play to play the famous Le Golf National

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