For any golfer, when it’s time to choose a vacation spot, there’s nothing better than a golf resort. What are the best golf resorts in the world?
A world-class golf course right on your doorstep, alongside all the luxurious amenities of a five-star hotel. You’ll have fine dining and live entertainment, and beautiful pools to relax in while you unwind in the sunshine, perhaps with a cocktail in hand, and of course, the all-important golf course.
Golf resorts are heaven for golfers, but which resort would you prefer? Well, you’re certainly spoilt for choice – there are some truly amazing golf resorts out there.
Here are six we’ve picked out that are particularly special. Which one will you choose?
Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort – Bulgaria
If you’re looking for a golf course with a view, you’re unlikely to find anything more impressive than Thracian Cliffs.
Perched on the top of the cliffside, the 18-hole course offers breathtaking panoramic views from every hole.
You’ll want to set aside extra time for your rounds here as you stop, mesmerized by the amazing ocean vistas.
While the hotel has everything you could possibly need for a fabulous vacation, do take the time to get out and about here – the area has such a rich and fascinating history just waiting to be explored.
The hotel also prides itself on its stress-reducing spa treatments and wellness therapies, which provide the perfect way to relax and unwind after a long day on the golf course.
The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado
This five-star, five-diamond hotel has a lot to offer. If you can tear yourself away from the two championship golf courses, you can enjoy dining at one of the 20 on-site restaurants and cafes, partake in outdoor activities such as fly-fishing, falconry and rock-climbing, or simply relax at the luxurious spa.
The resort was once a gambling hotel that was transformed into a golf resort in 1918. While its gambling days are over, there are plenty of relaxing spots where you can unwind and enjoy a risk free bet at your favourite online sportsbook.
Dorado Beach – Dorado, Puerto Rico
Swathed in natural beauty, Dorado Beach is home to three golf courses, all set in a tropical Caribbean paradise.
If you’re travelling with a partner who does not play golf, this is a great choice, as the hotel has everything you could ask for from an exotic luxury vacation.
Located right on the sea front, you can enjoy stunning views of the ocean and even try your hand at water sports. There are plenty of pools to choose from, and a treehouse spa set in a lush five acres of land.
Located in the heart of the Caribbean, you’ll have delightful sunbathing weather throughout your stay.
Old Course Hotel – St Andrews, Scotland
Steeped in golfing history, a trip to this hotel will certainly gain you some kudos among your golfing buddies.
While perhaps not the place to visit if you’re a sun worshipper, you’ll still be able to take advantage of the high-class facilities, including a pool and rooftop hot tub.
You may be familiar with the course already, as it’s often used for the Open Championship. You’ll be in good company during your stay at Old Course Hotel, with an impressive previous guest list that includes presidents and even royalty.
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Banyan Tree – Lang Co, Vietnam
For sheer luxury, you must check out Banyan Tree in Vietnam. This hotel was previously awarded the accolade “Best Golf Resort in Asia” and it’s easy to see why.
Set in beautiful, landscaped gardens, the golf course, designed by Nick Faldo himself, is a true joy to play. Unlike some other golf resorts, this hotel has a real family-friendly feel, so you can take the kids with you too.
The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa – Gulmarg
Fancy something a little different and out of the ordinary? Not many people will associate the Himalayas with golfing, but this hidden gem is certainly worth a visit.
Set into the mountainside, at an elevation of 8,825ft above sea level, you can have the pleasure of playing on the world’s highest golf course. If you’ve got a head for heights, you could also experience the world’s highest ski lift!
Have any of these resorts piqued your interest? You’ll find plenty more spectacular golfing resorts out there.
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