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 is unsurprising to learn that it doesn’t get better than a golf break in Europe, especially when you’ve got an outstanding choice of legendary golfing nations each with their own unique character and feel.
Popular golf holidays in Europe
A continent packed with great golf
Renowned worldwide for its fantastic array of outstanding championship courses, Europe is home to some true greats in the world of course design and widely recognised as the globe’s historic golfing heartlands.
There are many notable courses scattered across the European continent, although in our opinion particular highlights include; the outstanding European Tour venue Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya in Spain; the magnificent Fontainebleau course set in the idyllic Fontainebleau forest of France; the incredible and increasingly popular Gary Player-designed course at Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria and the extraordinary courses of Monte Rei and Quinta do Lago in the incredible Portuguese Algarve region.
When we’re asked 'what are the best golf courses in Europe?' it is often a difficult one to answer as the number of tremendous courses on offer, in completely differing design styles, make it almost impossible to rank.
However, what we can tell you comfortably is that you will discover some of the world’s best quality courses in Europe and with its dynamic course designs, golfers will find something which will bring them back year-after-year.
The beautiful former Ryder Cup venue Valderrama in Spain and the up-and-coming Carya Golf Club in Turkey are also worthy of recognition as some of the best in Europe.
What makes a golf break in Europe so special?
A diverse region packed with some of the world’s most prestigious golf courses, hotels and resorts, all of which are close to home, a golf holiday to Europe means quality and convenience.
France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Turkey remain our most popular countries, home to some of your favourite venues. From the bright and beautiful Sotogrande and sunny Marbella in Spain to the spectacular Algarve coast and Vilamoura resort in Portugal, the region is filled with areas of outstanding natural scenery.
Popular destinations like Belek, the Canary Islands, Le Touquet and the South of France are blessed with a fantastic climate- perfect conditions for golfing. With reasonably short flight journeys and a wide selection of bespoke packages to suit your needs and budget, what more could you want?
What’s more, 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. Experience amazing nightlife in Costa Del Sol and Lisbon, and world-class cuisine and wine in Central and Northern Italy.
The coastlines of Normandy and Brittany in France are littered with lively bars and restaurants as well as spectacular beaches. Gran Canaria and Tenerife are extremely popular destinations, home to some of the world most beautiful long golden beaches and crystal-clear waters. What are you waiting for? Have a browse through our destinations.
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.
A huge choice of accommodation
Here at Golfbreaks we know how important it is that you find comfortable and convenient accommodation offering great value and even better quality.
Wherever you go in Europe, be assured that there is something for everyone and we will help you find your ideal accommodation. From luxury golf resorts and villas in the countryside to stylish beachfront apartments and budget-friendly city centre hotels, the choices are endless.
For those golfers looking to combine great golf with high-end accommodation, outstanding facilities and exclusive added values, then Spain offers an enormous selection of resorts. The luxurious Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa resort in Costa del Sol is the perfect choice for those wanting the tranquillity of a five-star destination but also the option of venturing out to the nearby lively hub of Puerto Banus. Located just outside Huelva on Spain’s southern coast, the five-star El Rompido Golf & Spa Resort enjoys a special coastal landscape. Crowned as Europe’s leading sports resort, La Manga is a must for your Murcia Golf holiday.
If you are considering a golf holiday in Portugal, we recommend staying and playing in iconic resorts such as Penina Hotel & Golf Resort and Vila Sol in the Algarve, or Penha Longa Resort] in Lisbon. Each boasts superb leisure facilities, sumptuous cuisine and of course amazing golf courses onsite. Conveniently, everything you need for your golf holiday you can find without having to leave the resort.
When it comes to playing golf in France, several of our luxury resorts are home to Michelin-starred restaurants. Fancy the relaxing Provence at Terre Blanche Resort near Cannes if you’re looking for total luxury and relaxation, check out Bordeaux and Le Golf Du Medoc Resort with our excellent value golf & wine packages. For a traditional experience in a luxury Chateau in Northern France, the charming 16th Chateau de Chailly 4* boasts a fantastic onsite golf course and enchants all our golfers.
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 region that is known for its spectacular scenery and rich history and there is plenty to keep you entertained off the course. Wherever you’re staying, test your taste buds on traditional cuisine, explore the lively nightlife, relax, or go sightseeing.
From the pristine beaches, volcanoes and delicious Mediterranean cuisine of the Algarve, to the unique history and thriving cultural scene of Lisbon, there is something for everyone.
With the exception of Italy, no country in the world can compete with France for history, culture and gastronomy combined with unmatched golf. Michelin-starred restaurants, world-renowned wines, a plethora of art galleries, charming cafes, majestic castles: they are all part of a holiday in France.
Discover vibrant cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence and Venice during your golf holiday to Italy. As the fashion capital, Milan is ideal for shopping, while Rome is ideal for foodies and history buffs. Test your taste buds on traditional Italian wine and pasta or take a trip to the Colosseum.
As well as cities, you can also enjoy the less crowded coastal areas where you can wind down on the sandy beaches and go for a swim.