The 15th hole – Pirates Plank – is its signature hole and a treacherous one, with a high likelihood of seeing your ball drop into the Pacific Ocean
Inspired by the Masters? Then get your fix this summer at one of the world’s best golf resorts
The One With A Chateau
Named the ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’ four times in a row by UltraTravel, it comes to no surprise that The Gleneagles tops our list! With three championship golf courses and a PGA National Golf Academy, this is really a course for the pros. The château in which the hotel is housed is the perfect place to enjoy some R&R post match. The award-winning Espa spa will get you back on your feet in no time.
The One With Dramatic Cliffs
Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
Hailed as one of the greatest modern marvels in golf, the Tom Doak-designed Cape Kidnappers offers originality, sheer beauty and a trying course. The 15th hole – Pirates Plank – is its signature hole and a treacherous one, with a high likelihood of seeing your ball drop into the Pacific Ocean. Once you’ve completed the 18 holes, indulge in the plethora of activities at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers: take a tour of the farm, visit the gannet colony, go on a horse trek… Or you can just kickback in front of a roaring fire with a nice cuppa or two.
The One With Views Of The Adriatic
San Domenico Golf Course, Italy
Rated one of the best golf courses in Europe, every hole of the San Domenico Golf Course comes with dramatic views of the azure waters. Pair up your golfing trip with some downtime and pamper yourself Borgo Egnazia’s spa or indulge in delectable food. The hotel, which is designed to look like a traditional Apulian village is where Justin Timberlake and Jessical Biel tied the knot, so you can be sure there is a good dose of romance.
The One With A Troon Golf Academy
The Address Montgomerie, Dubai
The Address Montgomerie Dubai resort comprises a hotel, restaurants and a magnificent 256 acres Championship golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie. Perfect your swing at Troon Golf Academy before heading out onto the 18 hole golf course. When the sun goes down you don’t need to worry, you can still play on the floodlit course. If, however, you need a break, head straight to the hotel’s spa or go on and visiting the bustling city.
The Eco-Friendly One
Andermatt Swiss Alps Golf Course, Switzerland
Open between the months of May to October, the Andermatt Swiss Alps Golf Course, is an ecologically-developed 18-hole golf course, adjacent to the picturesque village of Andermatt. While skiers flock in the winter, during the warmer months, golfers make their way down to this alpine retreat to make the most of the Alps’ most attractive golf course. And of course, once the day is done, indulge in a glass of vino and cheese at The Chedi Andermatt.
The One With A Tropical Rainforest
The Els Club Teluk Datai, Langkawi
As its name implies, the Els Club was designed by none other than South Africa golf legend Ernie Els. Nestled between a a 10 million years old rainforest to one side and the Andaman Sea to the other, the Els Club is an award-winning Championship Golf Course, fit for avid golfers. If you need to perfect your swing, there are Troon Golf instructors to assist. Though the golf is a highlight, you must make time to just relax and enjoy The Datai – one of Asia’s best hotels.
The One That All The Family Will Love
Llao Llao, Argentina
If you’re the only golfer in the family, you might want to consider Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Golf-Spa for your next family holiday. While you sneak off to play golf, the rest of the family can indulge in one of the hotels many activities: pampering massage at the spa, mountain biking, nature trails, water sports a plenty, archery, countless activities at the fitness club… Bring on the family holiday!
“Have you ever seen anything as good as this?”