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 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
Popular golf holidays in Europe
What makes a European golf holiday so special?
Renowned worldwide for its fantastic array of outstanding championship courses, Europe is home to some true greats in the world of course design and will provide an unforgettable golfing experience.
There are top courses scattered all across the European continent, although in our opinion particular highlights include; the outstanding European Tour venue Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya in Spain and the extraordinary courses of Monte Rei and Quinta do Lago in the Portuguese Algarve region.
Others not to be missed include the magnificent Fontainebleau Course set in the idyllic Fontainebleau forest of France, and the increasingly popular Gary Player-designed course at Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria.
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.
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. Check out our all-inclusive Europe golf holidays for a hassle-free holiday in one of the world's top golfing continents.
Where to play golf in Europe
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 resorts 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?
Experience amazing nightlife in Costa Del Sol and Lisbon, and world-class cuisine and wine in Central and Northern Italy. Explore the coastlines of Normandy and Brittany in France which are full of lively bars and restaurants as well as spectacular beaches.
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.
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. Check out the best all-inclusive golf resorts in Europe.
For those golfers looking to combine great golf with high-end accommodation, 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 offers picturesque coastal landscapes. Crowned as Europe’s leading sports resort, La Manga Club is a must for your Murcia golf holiday.
If you are considering a golf holiday in Portugal, we recommend the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort and Vila Sol in the Algarve, or Penha Longa Resort in Lisbon. Each boasts superb leisure facilities, delicious cuisine and fantastic golf courses on-site.
When it comes to playing golf in France, several of our luxury resorts are home to Michelin-starred restaurants. The relaxing Provence at Terre Blanche Resort near Cannes provides total luxury and relaxation. Alternatively, check out Bordeaux and Le Golf Du Medoc Resort with our excellent value golf & wine packages.
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. 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. 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 bustling nightlife which is perfect for a stag do golf trip. The less crowded coastal areas of Europe are also great for winding down on the sandy beaches and going for a swim.
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