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Best golf resorts in Europe

We’re regularly asked by golfers: “What are the best golf resorts in Europe?” With so many incredible resorts across the continent, finding the best one for you can often be a struggle, but we have managed to narrow it down to the top ten.

Mark Bell
Mark Bell
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We present the ultimate top 10 best golf resorts in Europe, based on thousands of reviews from our customers on Feefo - our impartial customer review partner - who have been travelling Europe with their golf clubs year-after-year. So, don’t just take our word for it, take theirs.

La Cala Resort

One of Europe's very best La Cala Golf Resort, a top-rated four-star destination in Mijas, Costa del Sol, boasting 107 luxurious rooms and a range of activities. Home to our 2023 La Cala Pairs event, it's a haven for golf enthusiasts.

With diverse accommodation options, including stunning views and deluxe amenities, the resort caters to every preference. Dining experiences are exquisite, featuring European cuisine and a rich variety of traditional Spanish dishes. From the luxurious La Terraza to the inviting La Bodega, the restaurants offer tantalising experiences. Additionally, the Lobby Bar and the Clubhouse Bar provide perfect settings for unwinding with scenic views of Campo Asia.

La Cala Golf Club is renowned for being one of the finest golf resorts in Spain, complete with three championship golf courses: Campo America, Campo Asia, and Campo Europa.  Each course is a perfect illustration of exceptional golf in Costa del Sol and is set in an idyllic backdrop for an exciting yet challenging game of golf.

"Beautiful resort, golf courses were stunning well looked after. Terrific holiday" ~ Andrew, Wishaw

La Cala Resort 4*, (Costa del Sol, Spain)

Marriott Praia D'El Rey Golf and Beach Resort

The Marriott Praia D'El Rey Golf and Beach Resort features 179 deluxe rooms showcasing stunning ocean and golf course views. Offering diverse cuisine across two restaurants, whether you're planning a short weekend getaway or a longer golf retreat, this resort caters to various preferences.

With the 5-star Marriott Hotel and luxurious self-catered apartments, it provides two distinct accommodation options. Situated just north of Lisbon along the Atlantic coast in Amoreira, Obidos, this superb 5-star luxury complex includes nine luxurious suites and is around 50 minutes north of Lisbon.

The onsite Praia D’El Rey Golf & Country Club and West Cliffs Golf Links are considered to be among the best in Europe. Praia D'El Rey Golf is recognised alongside Europe's finest, featuring a front 9 nestled within a vast pine forest and a striking ocean-side back 9 offering sweeping views of the Atlantic amidst undulating dunes.

West Cliffs, heralded as Europe's top new golf course, debuted in 2017 as a pure links layout along the coast, boasting breathtaking vistas of the Atlantic. It's a challenging golf experience and is anticipated to maintain its top-ranking position in Europe for the foreseeable future.

"Everything about my experience at this resort was absolute class. These guys really know how to make the experience one to cherish and remember." ~ Steven, Liverpool

Marriott Praia D'El Rey Golf and Beach Resort, (Amoreira, Obidos, Portugal)

Hotel Valle del Este

Almeria in Spain is home to the Valle del Este, a modern 4-star hotel featuring 142 spacious rooms with stunning views of the golf course. Spanning 108 hectares, it's a luxurious resort offering a variety of rooms including Standard Double, Junior Suite, and Suite options.

With a buffet restaurant for themed dinners, a terrace for open-air meals, and a café by the golf course for à la carte lunches and snacks, the dining experience is diverse. The hotel's spa is a highlight, featuring hydrotherapy, health, and beauty. It is equipped with various facilities like jacuzzis, saunas, and relaxation areas. Located in Vera, it's conveniently positioned 45 minutes from Almeria Airport and 90 minutes from Murcia Airport.

Hotel Valle del Este offers an 18-hole, par-72 desert-style golf course designed by Jose Canales. The golf course is hollowed out in pre-desert natural terrain surrounded by volcanic rock, creating a surreal golfing experience.

"Excellent variety of food available at breakfast and dinner. Pool very inviting, golf course difficult but well laid out and surprisingly quiet, no waiting around at all and staff all very friendly and helpful." ~ Darren, Clacton

Hotel Valle del Este 4*, (Vera Almería, Spain)

Barcelo Montecastillo Golf Resort

The Barcelo Montecastillo Golf Resort, a top-tier five-star venue, features 124 elegant rooms, a wellness centre, and an exceptional onsite golf club. Its prime location, just 10 minutes from Cadiz city airport and 30 minutes from the beach, has made it a sought-after destination for families and groups seeking an all-inclusive golf holiday in Spain.

The rooms are adorned in a traditional style, offering various options like superior, deluxe, suites, and villas, all meeting impeccable five-star standards for a perfect golf holiday base. The resort's dining options range from El Lagar Restaurant, offering regional and international cuisine, to Ricardo’s Snack Bar for tapas and Vitalcorner for healthy breakfast choices and smoothies. And don't miss the popular Akadama Pool Bar by the outdoor pool during the summer season.

Montecastillo Golf is an 18-hole Signature par 72 parkland course crafted by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. As the esteemed host of the European Tour's Volvo Masters for five consecutive years from 1997 to 2001, it stands as a testament to its excellence. With its challenging layout, taking advantage of the modern practice facilities before your round is highly recommended to ensure you're ready for the course's demanding nature.

"This is the 2nd time to Montecastillo as a group of 12 golfers & it’s a perfect resort with all inclusive food & drink with a championship golf course. I would 100% recommended the resort for any golf society looking for an all inclusive deal in Spain. Buggies are a must." ~ Steve, St Albans

Barcelo Montecastillo Golf Resort 5*, (Cadiz, Spain)

Lauro Golf Resort

The eco-friendly Lauro Golf Resort comprises townhouses and offers a picturesque setting with a 27-hole golf course, swimming pools, and lawn bowls. The resort is a popular choice for a golf weekend break in Europe where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Guadalhorce valley while navigating the challenging course here.

Accommodation options range from two-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom townhouses, all equipped with kitchens, multiple bathrooms, air conditioning, heating, and TVs, blending stylish design with the Andalusian vibe. The main restaurant, housed in an old Andalusian 'Cortijo,' serves local specialties and wood-fired pizzas while also offering daily English or continental breakfast.

The resort features the 27-hole Lauro golf course designed by the late Folco Nardi, who Nardi aimed to make the course playable for all skill levels while simultaneously emphasizing a natural layout that harmonizes with the environment. The scenic views offer a memorable backdrop for a delightful round here. Nearby, golfers can explore alternative courses like Alhurin, Torrequebrada, and the three courses at La Cala Resort.

"The course was in great condition, and a good test of golf for all handicaps. All staff were fantastic and friendly, food and drink good and so were the prices. Great service from Golfbreaks." ~ Lewis, North Lanarkshire

Lauro Golf Resort, (Costa del Sol, Spain)

Pestana Golf Resort - Carvoeiro

The Pestana Golf Resort boasts a stunning array of townhouses and villas, along with two golf courses. This top-notch resort offers 115 apartments and 169 villas, all elegantly furnished and nestled in beautifully maintained gardens.

Each spacious villa and apartment comes equipped with everything you need, including fully furnished kitchens, bathrooms, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, washing machines, and central heating. Guests can dine at two on-site restaurants, enjoying anything from light bites to fine dining while taking in breathtaking views of the golf course from outdoor terraces.

In the summer, themed party dinners and BBQs enhance the venue's ambiance. Although lacking a spa, the resort offers amenities like an indoor heated pool, sauna, and jacuzzi for guests to unwind after a thrilling game of golf.

This amazing Portuguese golf resort offers two on-site golf courses, Pinta and Gramacho, as well as an off-site course called Silves. All three courses at Pestana Golf will challenge your skills, with Vale da Pinta being the most demanding. Nestled in one of Portugal's best golf resorts, guests also have access to top-notch courses like Alto and Vila Sol nearby, providing world-class Algarve golf experiences.

"Had a great time. The golf courses and general facilities were excellent. Would highly recommend the location to anyone." ~ Harry, Manchester

Pestana Golf Resort - Carvoeiro 4*, (Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal)

Dona Filipa Hotel and San Lorenzo Golf Course

The Dona Filipa Hotel & San Lorenzo Golf Course offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and a touch of luxury for every guest. With 154 rooms, five restaurants and bars, and top-notch service, this exclusive resort caters to every holiday need. The hotel's elegant rooms are beautifully furnished for a luxurious stay, while its dining options range from daily buffets to sophisticated menus. Guests can unwind at various bars or explore modern leisure facilities like an onsite spa and nearby beach and sports facilities. With everything conveniently available, this resort ensures a hassle-free and memorable golf holiday in Portugal.

Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort offers an array of exceptional courses for your enjoyment, such as San Lorenzo Golf Course, Pinheiros Altos, and Penina Golf Course. Nearby, Vale do Lobo and the renowned Quinta do Lago courses are also worth exploring.

"A lovely resort very close to the beach with plenty of attentive staff. There is a warm welcome when you arrive and the attention from the staff continues throughout your stay. There were sunbeds for everyone, lockers for your golf bags so you don't have to leave them in the car or trudge them up steps. And all the transfer arrangements were easy to organise." ~ Keen Golfer, Bexley

Dona Filipa Hotel and San Lorenzo Golf Course 5*, (Faro, Algarve, Portugal)

The Magnolia Hotel

Perfectly located at Quinta do Lago in the sunny Algarve and with fantastic golf proximity, the modern facilities and friendly staff ensure great value for your stay. The Magnolia Hotel, styled like a Miami boutique, offers 74 rooms with private verandas, three suites, and seven cottages, featuring comfortable beds, steam showers, and modern amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi. After a day on the course, guests can relax at the hotel's live kitchen serving fresh, healthy dishes all day and enjoy drinks at the hotel bar until 1:00 am. For dining out, Dano's Restaurant, located at The Campus in Quinta do Lago, offers quality local Portuguese cuisine and is a must-visit during your stay.

This excellent four-star hotel is ideally situated for those eager to play top Algarve courses like Quinta do Lago's North, South & Laranjal golf courses, just two miles away. Within a short drive, you'll also find Vale Do Lobo's Ocean & Royal courses. These clubs offer exceptional experiences with well-kept tracks all year round, and Portugal's fantastic weather makes it an ideal spot for your next golf getaway.

"The staff were fantastic - very helpful with itinerary changes and with restaurant/taxi bookings. Everyone friendly and attentive." ~ Pete, UK

The Magnolia Hotel 4*, (Faro, Portugal)

Islantilla Golf Resort Hotel

The DoubleTree by Hilton Islantilla Beach Golf Resort in Spain's Costa de la Luz is a standout 4-star destination. It includes a 27-hole parkland course, diverse lodging options, and a premium health and spa complex. Surrounded by its golf course near Huelva, it offers varied accommodations, a beach club with ocean views, and multiple dining options. The resort's amenities include pools and massages, along with sports facilities like football pitches, a beach club, and a gym for a balanced golf getaway.

The Islantilla Golf Club is a scenic 27-hole parkland course with three sets of nine holes. The loops are the Blue, Yellow, and Green layouts that wind through trees, lakes, some offering beautiful sea views. These nine-hole loops can be combined in various ways, making each round a unique experience. Alongside this wonderful course, there are modern practice facilities available for golfers to sharpen their skills before hitting the stunning course.

"Excellent. Food good, beer good and all a reasonable cost. Enjoyed the courses. Would return quite happily." ~ David, London

Islantilla Golf Resort Hotel 4*, (Isla Cristina, Huelva, Spain)

Hotel Quinta da Marinha

The five-star Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel near Lisbon in Cascais offers stunning Atlantic Ocean views, perfect for a golfing getaway. Its features include an outdoor pool overlooking the golf course, a fantastic spa, 198 well-equipped guestrooms with balconies, and 27 renovated luxurious villas. Dining options range from Portuguese cuisine at the Five Pines Restaurant to a charming atmosphere at the Rocca Restaurant and a relaxed experience at the Trent Jones bar. The on-site spa offers a variety of body treatments and spa facilities like treatment rooms, a Turkish bath, sauna, and sensation showers—ideal for relaxation after a round of golf.

The Quinta da Marinha Golf Course , crafted by Robert Trent Jones, is a par-71, 5,870-meter course in Cascais. It offers stunning views of the Atlantic and Sintra Mountains, featuring elevated tees and greens that add challenge. Beware of bunkers and water hazards, typical of Jones' designs. The standout hole, the 3rd, is a picturesque par-4 with an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean, widely known and cherished by golfers of all levels.

"Lovely hotel and course. Staff and service truly excellent. Would happily return." ~ Andy, Basildon

Hotel Quinta da Marinha 5*, (Cascais, Portugal)

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