The 15 Greatest Golf Retreats in Europe
Holidays mean more to most men, than just a beach getaway. Golfing breaks are the ultimate, sporting holiday and with golf becoming more accessible than ever, we’ve been exploring the best options for a golfing retreat. With a little help from Malcolm, we’ve shortlisted 15 of the best golf retreats, Europe has to offer.
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
Surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful, English countryside, a country estate and magnificent Lakes – Stapleford Park in England promises the ‘quintessential English Golfing experience’. The Country House Hotel often offers deals for golfing weekends and breaks.
The Gleneagles Hotel
Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland
First established in 1924, The Gleneagles Hotel describes itself as a ‘Riviera in the Highlands’. This ‘glorious playground in the glens’ is a hot spot for all outdoor activities including gold. Tennis, riding and off-road driving. Enjoy 4 courses and 63 holes of Gold in this retreat, used by professionals as a venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Royal County Down Golf Club,
Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland
Located in the foothills of the Mountains of Mourne in the coastal resort of Newcastle, Royal County Down Golf Club is the perfect retreat for Golfers. County Down has strong championship links and a golf course heaped in golfing history.
Sheen Falls Lodge,
Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland
County Kerry has been described as ‘every golfer’s paradise’. Lakes, woodlands and se-views make it the perfect spot for a golfing getaway. Sheen Falls Lodge offers a complete selection of different courses to entertain all kinds of Golfers, with some designed by the notable Eddie Hackett.
Aberdovey Golf Club,
Aberdovey, Gwynedd, Wales
The coastal setting of Aberdovey Golf Club in Wales makes the popular course a challenging but relaxing golfing retreat. The course was developed by three legendary architects and combines the natural character of the landscape for a unique and memorable golf course.
Real Club de Golf Las Brisas,
Marbella (Málaga), Spain
Real Club de Golf Las Brisas truly is an international golf club with members from over 30 different nations. As a golfing club, it promises to deliver an exceptional golfing experience with luxury features in all elements of the club house and course.
Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort,
Recognised as one of the World’s most prestigious destinations for golfers, Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort offers a golf course, which captialises on the natural curves of the sites landscape. Trademark features in the course have reinforced the courses popularity and bring golfers together for outstanding performances.
Bogogno Golf Resort,
Bogogno Golf Resort has gained notable acclaim as one of Italys most superior golfing resorts. Situated close to Milan Airport and Lake Maggiore, Bogogno Golf Resort offers an excellent golfing experience for locals and tourists alike.
Golf Club Domaine Impérial,
Villa Prangins, Gland, Switzerland
Established in 1987, Golf Club Domaine Impérial has gained a dedicated following for it’s unique location on the banks of Leman. Located between the beautiful landscapes od Lausanne and Geneva, the Golf Club Domaine Impérial is one of Switzerland’s most notable retreats for golfers.
Royal Zoute Golf Club,
Located in a wild landscape, rich in trees and wildlife – the golf courses of Royal Zoute Golf Club offers two courses to engage and inspire golfers. An excellent choice for golfers of all levels as the club house even offers, personal and group lessons to help you perfect your technique.
Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece
Costa Navarino offers the ultimate golfing experience in the heart of Greece. The Dune course and The Bay course spoil golfers with world-class courses designed by professionals. The Costa Navarino has gained international acclaim for world-class golfing.
Koninklijke Haagsche Golf & Country Club,
Koninklijke Haagsche Golf & Country Club prides itself on being ‘Committed to the values and the spirit of the game of golf.’ Not only does the club offer fantastic value for golf with an extensive course, but it also boasts an eco-label for its commitment to respecting nature, wildlife and the broader golfing environment.
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club,
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club’s courses have been previously voted two of the best in Europe. The Stadium Course and The Castle Course were both designed by iconic golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. and have been recognised within the top 100 golf courses in the World. The courses are packed with uncompromising character and opportunities to challenge yourself, as many professional have done son before.
Keilir Golf Club,
Located 15 minutes from Reykjavik, Kelir Golf Club embraces the natural beauty of the Icelandic terrain and provides a mesmerizing course to get lost in a game. The front nine is surrounded by lava, whilst the back line is placed on a peninsula facing the harbor. The course offers uncompromising views of Snaefellsjokull glacier and the Alftanes peninsula to ensure you will never forget your Icelandic golfing experience.
Enjoyed a golf retreat somewhere recently that isn’t featured here? Perhaps even outside of Europe, and more exotic? Let us know in the comments!