Golfing holidays are big business with thousands of people each year heading abroad for a few relaxing rounds of golf in the sun. What could be better? For many people, the quintessential Mediterranean golfing holiday is Spain. Spanish resorts boast a number of bustling and popular golf courses not only along the Costa Brava, Costa Blanca and Costa Del Sol, but on the islands of Tenerife and Mallorca to name just two. In Spain, the sun is always shining and the sangria is always flowing. Add to that a week of golf, and you’ve got a truly heavenly combination.
On a par with Spain, if you’ll forgive the pun, is nearby Portugal. The Algarve has been rated for its fantastic quality of golf courses for almost twenty years. The beaches are simply beautiful, the golf courses are stunning and the Algarve is full of local charm and character. Portugal has long been a popular destination for golfing holidays and it is still by far one of the most popular destinations not only in Europe, but in the entire world.
If you’re looking for a golfing holiday in a cooler climate – or you just don’t want to stray far from home – it’s very hard indeed to get better than Ireland. The local climate gives a great soft feel to the course with plenty of bounce and reaction. The local hospitality is famous the world over and the some of the scenery is truly breathtaking. With Ireland’s golf courses enjoying a great reputation all over the world, we’re very lucky to have this gem right on our doorstep.
Ask any golf fanatic what he thinks of France and he’s sure to mention Chateau d’Augerville, Golf du Medoc and Evian Royal Resort. These resorts are famed the world over for their quality and playability. France is easily accessible from the UK and you can even take your car over – or under, as the case may be. With many pockets of France also being famous for their fine wines and delicious cuisine, it’s sure to make for an unforgettable holiday.
No list of European golfing holidays would be complete without the country which boasts St Andrews, Carnoustie and Turnberry, and is known the world over as the home of golf. Scotland’s stunning scenery and amazing courses will impress even the most occasional golfer. If you want the ultimate, essential pinnacle of golfing holidays, the only true choice must be Scotland. There’s a reason they call it the ‘home of golf’.
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