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8 amazing golfing holidays worldwide

Clive Wedderburn April 5, 2018

The Golf Masters has begun. No doubt you’re dreaming of practising your A-game on sun-drenched fairways in jaw-drop locations worldwide. Here are our top suggestions for some of the best golfing holidays…

The Lodge Pebble Beach – Central California – where legends are made

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Combine one of the greatest of all golf locations with this peaceful, elegant resort with wellness and spa facilities to rejuvenate your senses away from the challenges of the game. Situated in the beautiful landscape of the Central Californian Coast and Carmel area, there’s also easy access to San Jose and San Francisco. You may not want to stray too far as this hotel offers exceptional levels of service, plus it’s surrounded by the spectacular 18th hole of the world-famous Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort  – Mauritius – golfing paradise

Heritage Awali golf

If they played golf in heaven it would look like this. Mauritius is one of the top wish-list destinations for golfers. Combine it with a stay at the simply stunning Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort and you have gained access to golf nirvana. An all inclusive hotel offering exceptional levels of service, with so much to offer you’ll struggle to explore the rest of the island. You’ll be impressed with the African-inspired design, the swaying, hypnotic palm trees and lagoon pools, surrounded by the tropical vistas of  Domaine de Bel Ombre whose ‘pinch-yourself’ scenery of rolling mountains and turquoise lagoons will have you planning your next golf holiday before you’re halfway through this one.

Sun CityFamily and golf holidays – South Africa

Here at Hayes & Jarvis we already know that the best family holidays offer something special for everyone. So, what better place to enjoy the perfect break with loved ones than Sun City in South Africa, where not only can you balloon safari over the Pilanesberg National Park & Game Reserve to spot lions and elephants roaming the wilderness below, not only can you learn to wakeboard with energetic teens or splash in the Waterworld with gleeful toddlers, there’s also that captivating golf course just waiting for your best shots and well-deserved me-time.

 

Golf and stunning scenery in Lake Tahoe - California

For golfers, there’s nothing better than standing on a tee whose undulating greens and rippling fairways are also framed by spectacular views. That’s why we’re recommending Lake Tahoe in California as a perfect destination for enthusiasts, not only of the game, but also of the dramatic landscapes the golf courses are situated within. Lake Tahoe is home to no less than 10 courses of which the Renowned Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, in South Tahoe ticks every box with its towering pines and panoramic views across the water and beyond to the encircling mountains.

 Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Hotel Thailand golf 

 

In some cases golf might not be the actual reason for your holiday, but you wouldn’t pass up the opportunity, should it arise, either. What if your tropical resort featured a nine hole course and green fees were waived to guests, hire of golf clubs also available? In our opinion, you’re almost contractually obliged to play a round or two. That’s where hotels such as the Sofitel Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, with its breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea, come into their own. They offer you the chance to engage in the sport as a part of an amazing holiday, rather than as the defining activity. Consider this beachfront golf course more of an added activity to sit alongside speedboat excursions to Phi Phi and James Bond Island. Plus, it also has the largest lagoon pool in Krabi for use to unwind after a morning’s game.

Mexico golf – Caribbean greens and vibrant nightlife – Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort

Playa Mujeres Golf Course

We travel the world to bring back the finest experiences for you. Here’s another of our favourite golf destinations, set on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. So if you’re looking for an option in the Caribbean, perhaps for a break with your partner or a group tour with friends, you’ll find everything you need here; hydrotubs and Nespresso machines in-room, a PADI Dive Centre and world class spa facilities. This idyllic tropical resort is surrounded by a golf course designed by Greg Norman, recognised by Golf Digest as one of the finest courses in Mexico. Situated in beautiful flora and fauna, the 7,218-yard, par 72 course is available with an Unlimited Golf Package. What’s more, the vibrant resort of Cancun is also nearby, so there’s plenty of scope for celebration once you’ve won your round.

Play golf near a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Siam Reap – Cambodia

Play golf and see the world – that’s our mantra. Combine your passion for history and culture with your passion for sport. Located near the breathtaking temple complex of Angkor Wat is the world class 18-hole golf course, Phokeethra Country Club. Ranked as one of the best golf courses in Asia by Asian Golf Monthly Magazine, the 7,145-yard, 18-hole course has hosted Asian PGA Tour events, features a stunning clubhouse, plus picturesque fairways and natural lagoons that are both pleasing on the eye and pleasingly near Angkor Wat.

Golf in the Seychelles – A view to treasure – Constance Lemuria

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Lemuria Golf Course has been designed beautifully and features terraced greens, mango and coconut trees, exotic birdlife skittering overhead, and the jaw-drop 15th hole at sunset with views over Anse Georgette beach. We believe this is something all enthusiasts of the sport should experience. We also recommend you enjoy a glass of champagne here and admire those views of the Indian Ocean and ask yourself; does it get any better than this? The answer is yes, as you’ll testify once you’ve returned to your elegant suite at the Constance Lemuria, passing giant turtles on your way to dine at world class restaurants.

For more advice and inspiration on amazing golf locations worldwide, visit our Golf pages and start planning your next sporting adventure.