5 of the Best European Golf Holiday Destinations

posted by Chris Valentine

For those who love to play golf, Europe is one of the best destinations that can be taken into consideration. With the abundance of the choices, which one should you choose? Keep on reading and learn more about our top recommendations for the best golf holidays in the region.


With guaranteed sunshine year-round, a golf holiday in Greece presents the perfect opportunity for those who love to play golf. The Dunes in Costa Navarino is one of the most elegantly designed golf courses in the country. It is found in The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, which will also offer well-appointed accommodations during your holiday break. The course itself was designed by Bernard Langer, making it one of the most revered not only in Greece, but in the rest of Europe as well.


Today’s Golfer and The New York Times both named Algarve as the best destination for golf holidays in Europe, making it the obvious choice if you happen to be in Portugal. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player, there is surely a golf course that will be fitted for your needs. Some that can be considered as institutions in the golf scene in Algarve include San Lorenzo, Quinta do Logo, Vale de Lobo and Vilamoura Old Couse.


Although it may not be on the top of the mind of many people for golfing destinations Sweden is another country that holds a lot of promise. Just a few minutes from the airport of Copenhagen, you can play at Ljunghusen Golf Course, which is one of the oldest in the country. This 27-hole golf course is famous for being located within a nature reserve and being just a stone’s throw away from the beach. The 18-hole Eliseffarm Golf Course can also been hailed as one of the best in the country by The Golfers Magazine.


The regions of Malaga and Costa del Sol are two of the country’s most popular destinations for golf holidays. In Costa del Sol alone, you will already have more than 60 choices for world-class gold courses such as the La Cala golf resort. The area is also famous not only for golf, but also for its vibrant nightlife. If you want a more authentic Spanish experience, check out the golf courses at Costa de la Luz. Costa Brava and Majorca, meanwhile, will also be frequently mentioned when it comes to the best golf courses in Spain. More than just golf, Spain offers authentic cuisine, top-notch beaches, and fine architecture to marvel at. So get your international drivers license for Spain and go in a road trip.


No introduction is needed when it comes to Scotland being another ideal destination for people who are looking for a golf break. In fact, it is considered as The Home of Golf, which is pretty much going to give you an idea of how popular it is for golfers. As it is home to more than 550 golf courses, it is considered to be one with the highest number of courses per head in the world. Some of the most famous golf course includes Gleneagles, Fairmont St Andrews, Old Course Hotel, Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course, and Cameron House.

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