As the Masters draws closer and the lack of the usual mild spring weather in the UK has led to a lack of golf being played up and down the country, I have decided to bring you a list of some of the worlds best and most popular golfing destinations.
Whether you are a devoted golfer or someone who enjoys 18 holes every now and then, a golfing holiday with the family or with a couple of the lads from the club could be your ideal getaway this year. So get out your driver, get your ball ready and get set to tee off with us as we take you through the our top 5 golfing destinations around the world.
Costa Del Sol
The Costa Del Sol or rather the Costa Del Golf as it is named by dedicated golfers, has been amazing all since it’s development in the 70’s. The Costa Del Sol is home to numerous hotels and sandy beaches but also arguably the number one course in Europe, Valderrama, which hosted the Ryder Cup back in 1997 and the Real Club Las Brisas.
Eight courses, sunshine and a magnificent coastline are all part of the golfing experience at Grand Canaria. This up and coming golfing destination is lavished with sun all year round and mild temperatures, perfect for a round of golf. Golf courses here include the Maspalomas golf course and the beast that is the Anfi Tauro Golf Course, which covers more than half a million square meters with 18 holes and are overlooked by scenic volcanic mountains.
If I could choose one destination to be the top of the leader board when it comes to European golfing holidays, it would be the Algarve. There are over 30 courses to choose from including the Sir Henry Cotton’s Championship Course and for a mind-blowing scenic view whilst playing 18 holes is the Quinta Da Ria. This course benefits from being surrounded by orange groves, vineyards as well as being situated in the Ria Nature Reserve next door to the Atlantic Ocean.
North and South Carolina
North and South Carolina are two of the top golfing destinations with magnificent weather and playing conditions as well as an extensive list of high quality and outstanding courses and resorts. One of the resorts located in the Carolinas is the Pinehurst Resort, home to 8 eighteen-hole courses, which have hosted a number of golfing championships.
St Andrews Golf Course has been the home of Scottish golf since the 1400’s with most considering it the birthplace of the sport. This golf course is located on the east coast of Scotland making it a great course for those who are looking forward to a picturesque round of golf.