If you love to golf, then why not go on a golf vacation? There are so many great places to golf, as more and more people have discovered the benefits of getting out on the green. The prime locales below are also a great place to take friends and family. Even if they do not share your passion, they will be able to find plenty to do. Telling your friends that you are playing a course everyone has heard about or played at doesn’t make for as nearly an exciting conversation as telling them you played the green somewhere exotic.
Although Portugal is well renowned for its wonderful wine and food, it is also a great place to golf. The views of terraced towns and vineyards are amazing to behold, but you can enjoy your favorite sport as well at the Oceanico Old Golf Course, a pleasant course designed by the English. For those that want a simple but luxurious solution to a golfing holiday, there is the beautiful Pestana Vila Sol Golf Resort Hotel. Start planning your golf holidays in Portugal
South America is not what many people think of when it comes to golf, but this is quickly changing. Manzanillo Beach offers breathtaking views of the ocean and all the benefits of a world-class resort vacation. Rooms are comfortable and full of light. Guacalito de la Isla Golf Course features 18 holes of paradise. This course was designed to blend into the landscape and has unique features such as hardwood bridges. After a day on the green, you can relax on the white sand beaches or enjoy some well deserved pampering at one of the spas.
Jasper, Alberta, Canada
For a wilderness golfing adventure, it is hard to beat the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. The course was designed in 1925 by Stanley Thompson, who dedicated himself to making sure that the course followed the contours of the land. Here you will see stunning views of the Canadian Rockies, glaciers, and streams. The course is a full 18 holes, so you will find plenty to challenge yourself with. The luxuriously rustic lodge provides hearty meals and evening activities.
Le Touquet, France
France has a lot to offer the golfing enthusiast. The Horace Hutchinson designed La Forêt course features pine trees and is within immediate proximity to the Le Manoir Hotel. Here, golfers can relax and enjoy meals and snacks at the great restaurant in the hotel, which is located across from the clubhouse. A fun golf break in Le Touquet
is just what you need in a vacation.
Planning your trip
Planning your trip well in advance will ensure that you have the green times you want. This is essential at more exclusive resorts and if you are visiting during the busier times of year. To reduce the stress of packing some of your own gear, you can arrange a rental if you have a favorite club. With airlines restricting the weight of luggage, more golfers are renting equipment.
There are so many golf courses for the enthusiast to choose from, some of which are located in places that might not immediately spring to mind when you think of golfing destinations. With so many options for your next golf vacation, the world is truly your oyster!