Top 10 romantic golf resorts
Looking at whisking your partner away on a romantic break but want to also fit in 18 holes (or more) whilst you're there? We've picked our top romantic resorts which offer the best of both worlds.
Looking for the couples golf holiday of a lifetime? It's difficult to know where great golf options and all the amenities for a romantic getaway are under one roof.
Where better to go on a romantic golf holiday than near Paris – the city of love? Just one hour south of the capital you will find the four-star Domaine et Golf de Vaugouard and its 18th century charm, situated in the heart of a nature reserve, surrounded by ancient trees. Laid upon a hilly terrain is the onsite striking 18-hole golf course which offers a fantastic test of golf no matter the skill level. The resort offers a wonderful selection of restaurants and allows you to relax and indulge in some of the luxuries of France. Bedrooms are luxurious with stunning views.
Known as the 'Palace in the Glens' and often described as a 'Riviera in the Highlands', Gleneagles offers an unbeatable array of attractions including the four incredible golf courses. The PGA Centenary course hosted the Ryder Cup in 2014, but that is not to say that the Queen’s, King’s and PGA National Academy courses aren’t worthy of a round. All of these courses offer great natural beauty, with sweeping vistas of the surrounding countryside. From tennis to shooting, riding to falconry, this a great romantic getaway in Scotland for the adventurous couple.
The five-star Conrad Algarve Hotel allows you to discover the Algarve’s beautiful coastline, natural parks and breath-taking golf courses. Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo are just a few of the courses that are right on your doorstep at this outstanding hotel. The world-class spa is the perfect place to unwind when you aren’t on the golf course, with its sparkling pools and numerous treatments creating a haven of idyllic relaxation. There aren’t many better resorts in the Algarve than this one, that’s for sure.
Further afield, in Abu Dhabi, you will find the simply sensational St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. St. Regis is an iconic brand, which has extended its legacy to Abu Dhabi, where everything is just that little bit more luxurious. With the Iridium Spa, Athletic Club, water sport activities, pool, beach, restaurants and bars, you may forget that there are fantastic golfing opportunities on offer too. Excellent courses such as Saadiyat Beach, Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Yas Links are within reaching distance of the resort, with each course just as memorable as the last.
Truly spoil yourself and soak in the gorgeous Italian olive groves, beautiful countryside and 2 kilometres of private Mediterranean coastline on your next golf break.
Idyllically located on the island of Sicily, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is an exquisite 5-star luxury complex where you can play championship quality golf and discover new passions with traditional Italian cooking classes and wine tasting. In the evenings, dine out at one of the resort’s restaurants and bars, serving locally sourced seafood and mouth-watering wines.
In the heart of Dartmoor National Park, Devon, Bovey Castle is a Five Red Star hotel resting in 275-acres of stunning countryside and rolling valleys. Boasting an Elan Spa and an award-winning 18-hole championship course, this luxury castle hotel is the perfect place for a peaceful, romantic golfing getaway. Described as an 'experience of golf, never to be forgotten', this JF Abercromby design was created to rival its sister courses at Gleneagles and Turnberry. Meandering through the hotel estate, surrounded by idyllic landscape, we can’t think of many places better in the South West of England to play golf.
With the perfect balance of affordable luxury, simplicity and friendliness, the Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort is arguably the ultimate in romantic golf holidays. Where else can you wake up to the sound of the Indian Ocean lapping against the shore, or listen to the peaceful melody of tropical birds? Everything here is designed with comfort in mind, from the four poster beds to the Seven Colours Millesime Spa. The golf course is set between rolling mountains and the turquoise lagoon of the Indian Ocean, and there's no wonder why it's regarded as one of the best courses in Mauritius.
Designed to blend in with its surroundings of giant cacti and volcanic rock, the Salobre Golf Resort is a peaceful golfing getaway in Gran Canaria. This is the only 36-hole golf complex in the Canary Islands, with its New and Old courses, and boasts outstanding facilities both on and off the course. With a number of restaurants and bars to choose from, as well as the Aloe Wellness Spa, there is plenty to do when you aren’t battling the 36-holes.
For many golfers, playing golf in the USA is high on their bucket list, so where better to take your other half than to the world’s most famous golf resort – Pebble Beach. The Inn at Spanish Bay is part of this resort and is nestled among the majestic Monterey pines. The golf courses here need no introduction and follow a traditional Scottish links style. Another Scottish tradition at The Inn at Spanish Bay is the famed bagpiper, who stands out on the terrace every evening and puts the golf course to sleep.
Discover your sanctuary at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, and experience unrivalled standards of privacy and personalisation. This resort is the definition of a golfing paradise, with postcard-perfect views of the sparkling turquoise waters, fashionable restaurants and bars, dramatic topical landscape and most importantly, a spectacular 18-hole golf course nearby, Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club. The Mauritius course, designed by Bernhard Langer, is set on its own island, a 10-minute boat ride from the resort. It is up there with the most jaw-dropping golf landscapes anywhere in the world.
Head of UK & Ireland Sales