You might not get the chance to head abroad on a golfing holiday very often, so when you do it’s important that your trip lives up to your expectations. Luckily, there are now more golfing destinations to choose from than ever before. As long as you do your research, you should succeed in booking the perfect sporting break.
Here are five countries that are well worth considering when you’re on the lookout for golf vacations.
Bulgaria offers beautiful landscapes, fabulous golf courses and a lively nightlife scene. The best thing is, vacations to this part of the world represent great value for money, so you needn’t bust your budget to enjoy a week or two in the country. One of the best courses is Thracian Cliffs. Located on the Black Sea coast, it staged the Volvo World Match Play 2013 and received much praise from the professionals who played it.
Bear in mind that you don’t have to hit the bars and clubs after a day on the fairways. If you’d prefer to enjoy a relaxing break, it’s worth checking out the Lighthouse Hotel and Spa, which is perfect for peaceful sojourns.
Lapped by warm Mediterranean waters, the island of Cyprus is another golfing mecca. It is home to a host of luxury hotels and it boasts championship golf courses. For a high-octane holiday, you can venture to Paphos, which features plenty of bars and clubs. There are a number of courses on offer there, including the Elea Golf Course. Designed by Nick Faldo, this is well worth a visit.
However, for some tranquillity, it’s worth heading to the north of the island. When you’re not testing your skills on the golf course there, you can explore the area’s castles, ports and harbours.
With excellent weather and stunning scenery, Morocco is another quality destination for all inclusive golf holidays. The weather in this North African nation is perfect for the sport and there are plenty of courses and hotels to choose from.
If you’re keen to unwind on the beach between golfing sessions, the resort of Agadir may be ideal. It is home to a selection of beach-front hotels, as well as the Golf de l’Ocean and Golf du Soleil Agadir courses. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to be near to a big city, Marrakech may make a better base. There are six golf courses to choose from if you travel to this metropolis.
For the ultimate in luxury, Dubai is hard to beat. There, you can enjoy some of the finest golf courses in the world along with accommodation to match. Bear in mind that all this comes at a premium. However, if your budget will stretch to it, Dubai may be the ideal destination for you.
A playground for wealthy Americans, Mexico contains an array of superb golf courses and hotels. Cancun is one of the most popular areas for golfing breaks. There, you will find a superb standard of courses and accommodation, and the TPC Cancun is a highlight. Meanwhile, the resort of Riviera Maya is also worth checking out.
Before you make any final decisions concerning your golf holiday, make sure you do plenty of research. This way, you can guarantee the resort you choose will tick each and every one of your boxes.