Best luxury golf resorts in Europe
If luxury is what you are after then look no further, we have compiled a list of the top 5 luxury golf resorts in Europe, sit back and be inspired.
With the ultimate in service, unforgettable golf courses and beautiful golfing climates, a golf break to a luxury golf resort in Europe is high on the lists of many golfers.
Why not take a look at five of our favourite golf resorts in Europe that offer all of the above, that you could be playing on your next golf break.
The Terre Blanche Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort in France is home to two outstanding golf courses, Le Chateau and Le Riou. The former is demanding 6,616-metre layout, with clever bunkering and testing pin positions giving players a true taste of championship golf. Le Riou Course is set on a hillside that overlooks the hilltop villages of Pays de Fayence, with the course rewarding golfers who play with strategy and precision.
The resort offers 115 high-quality, spacious suites and independent villas that are set within one and two storey pavilions, which cascade down the hillside. Exuding warmth and natural beauty, the views from the balcony or terrace over the stunning backdrop of the mountains is the pièce de résistance. After you’ve relaxed in the Spa, you can unwind some more as you relax and take in the panoramic views of the Provence Cote d’Azur.
It comes as no surprise that Finca Cortesin is ranked as one of Spain’s best golf courses, especially when you take into account its stunning setting, with more than 100 bunkers acting as constant hazards and Masters champion Sergio Garcia comparing the quality and speed of the greens to those at Augusta. The design captures the pure natural essence of the surrounding area for an unforgettable round of golf.
Finca Cortesin boasts a privileged location just a short drive away from Marbella, Puerto Banus and Sotogrande. The hotel itself features an avant-garde design, inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture, where Mediterranean lifestyle is combined with the latest in contemporary living, superb cuisine, impeccable service and an unrivalled ambience of peace and tranquillity. This is most definitely one of the most luxurious golf resorts in Europe.
Overlooking the site where Aphrodite, the goddess of love, is said to have emerged from the sea, Aphrodite Hills offers a charming setting for a round of golf. The course here is visually spectacular as it expands through indigenous olive and carob trees, and across two plateaus separated by a dramatic ravine. However, don’t let the Paphos views distract you as you will need ultimate concentration to score well and avoid the many pot bunkers.
Not only is there an award-winning golf course at this resort, but the hotel even offers an award-winning Spa, named 'The Retreat', which was once voted the best spa in Europe. The Aphrodite Hills Hotel oozes class, with each of the 290 rooms and suites being designed with great attention to detail to ensure you have a comfortable and memorable stay.
There are three golf courses to choose from at Quinta do Lago, with each one as impressive as the last, making it no surprise it has been at the forefront of international golf since its creation. The North Course was completely redesigned in 2014 by Beau Welling and Paul McGinley to the highest specifications. The Laranjal Course features a distinctive rolling terrain, with several water hazards providing a world-class golfing experience. The South Course is the crown jewel of Quinta do Lago set among umbrella pines, lakes and wild flowers, overlooking the serene Ria Formosa National Park. This course is also a favourite among European Tour players and just a short drive from the Conrad Algarve.
The Conrad Algarve hotel’s high standards are evident throughout, with all the mod cons you could imagine, as well as comfortable, luxurious beds. For a truly luxurious stay, why not rent the Roof Garden Suite, where the 300 metre squared haven possesses its very own infinity pool in the living room. There is also opportunity to relax in one of Portugal and Europe’s leading Spas, where you will find a wide array of unique treatments such as oxygen inhalation therapy.
There are two internationally acclaimed golf courses onsite at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort in Carya Golf Club and National Golf Club. Carya Golf Club is the first floodlit golf course in Europe and is one of few golf courses in Turkey to host international tournaments. National Golf Club offers 27-holes of golf routed across gently rolling terrain and through mature pine and eucalyptus trees, with the snow-capped Tauras Mountains providing a tremendous backdrop.
The Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort is the ultimate private, all-inclusive sanctuary, offering more than 500 rooms that overlook the stunning Mediterranean in Belek-Antalya. From standard rooms to opulently designed villas with private pools, this five-star resort really offers something for everyone. The huge selection of bars and restaurants means you won’t struggle to find somewhere to eat and drink, either after your round of golf or an afternoon in the Green Door Spa & Wellness Centre.
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