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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.

1. La Cala Resort 4*

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)

2. Marriott Praia D'El Rey Golf and Beach Resort 4*

A beautiful beach resort consisting of 179 rooms with breath-taking views of the ocean and first-class golf courses, this is one not to be missed. The onsite Praia D’El Rey Golf & Country Club and West Cliffs Golf Links are considered to be among the best in Europe.

"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)

3. Hotel Valle del Este 4*

Complete with a luxurious hotel spa, 142 beautifully decorated rooms and a par-72 desert-style golf course, Hotel Valle del Este is a leading contender when it comes to the best golf resorts in Europe. Guests can enjoy an open-air breakfast before a day on the course under the warm Spanish climate. The golf course is 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)

4. Barcelo Montecastillo Golf Resort 5*

Barcelo Montecastillo is an outstanding five-star venue featuring 124 elegant bedrooms, a leisure centre and an 18-hole Signature par 72 parkland course. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and played host to the European Tour's Volvo Masters for 5 consecutive years.

"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)

5. Lauro Golf Resort

This impressive resort boasts a friendly collection of townhouses and a 27-hole onsite golf course. Designed by the late Folco Nardi, the course blends beautifully with the natural environment and golfers can enjoy the spectacular views from around the course. Lauro Golf Resort is also a popular choice for a golf weekend break in Europe.

"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)

6. Pestana Golf Resort - Carvoeiro 4*

Made up of townhouses and stunning villas, Pestana Golf Resort has everything needed for a golf holiday in the sun. There are two fantastic golf courses onsite, a 5-a-side football pitch, a tennis academy and swimming pools. Both the Pinta and Gramacho courses provide an excellent challenge for golfers of all levels.

"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)

7. Dona Filipa Hotel and San Lorenzo Golf Course 5*

Famous for its Portuguese charm and top-class hospitality, Dona Filipa resort features stylish rooms with views of the Atlantic ocean and outstanding dining facilities. It is also home to some of the best courses in Europe including the San Lorenzo Golf Course, Pinheiros Altos and Penina Golf Course.

"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)

8. The Magnolia Hotel 4*

Perfectly located at Quinta do Lago in the sunny Algarve, this unique Miami Style hotel is home to 74 sleek bedrooms, excellent leisure facilities and wonderful dining options. Quinta do Lago's Vale Do Lobo; Ocean & Royal courses are just a short drive from the hotel.

"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)

9. Islantilla Golf Resort Hotel 4*

Situated in sunny Costa de la Luz, this spectacular resort features a 27-hole parkland course, a variety of fantastic, comfortable accommodation options and an outstanding health & spa complex. The Enrique Canales and Luis Recasens designed course is made up of three lops of nine, meandering through trees and lakes. Some holes have stunning sea views.

"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)

10. Hotel Quinta da Marinha 5*

A five-star hotel set in beautiful Cascais, this venue offers an idyllic paradise for golfers, with all the essential facilities you’d expect from such a prestigious venue. The onsite golf course, Quinta da Marinha Golf Course is a par-72 parkland layout designed by Robert Trent Jones and with views of the Sintra mountains.

"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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