Golf breaks are constantly gaining in popularity, as the world becomes more and more accessible the opportunities to play golf on some of the premier courses in the world increases. Once seen as the domain of the wealthy and the talented, golf breaks are now available to suit any budget and any ability.
Short breaks in the UK are incredibly popular with great courses in all areas of the country, but for the slightly more adventurous travelling further afield can open your eyes to a whole new world of greens set amongst some of the most breathtaking and often surprising scenery.
Some golfers like to use all their time away on the course whereas others might prefer to take in the sights, sounds and culture of the surrounding area, combining great golf with a relaxing sunshine break. The lone traveller will find plenty of like minded individuals no matter where they opt to play but for those choosing to travel with their families there are plenty of destinations with far more than golf on offer.
Fairmont St Andrews
Set in the beautiful but untamed Scottish countryside St Andrews in Fife is one of the top UK destinations for golf breaks. With two championship standard gold courses to choose from this venue is suitable for any standard of player from beginners to the most experienced of golfers.
With a warm Scottish welcome no matter where you stay, be it one of the luxurious purpose built golf hotels, converted country stately homes or a small bed and breakfast. It is no wonder that St Andrews remains one of the worlds favourite and most prestigious golfing destinations.
Mainland Spain is well known for it’s great golf and the numerous courses of Marbella and the surrounding region make it a well loved retreat for any golfing enthusiast. With sun sea and relaxation on offer this is the perfect destination for guaranteed golf weather, with plenty to keep the rest of the family occupied throughout the day.
The feel of glitz and glamour at the Marbella golf courses is undeniable but the sense of decadence just adds to the ambience of playing amongst some of the most dedicated amateurs in the world. Once off the course Marbella is of course famed for it’s exclusive shopping, amazing restaurants and lively nightlife, making it a favourite destination for golfers and partners alike.
For some of the most breathtaking gold courses in the world be sure to visit Dubai, with top class resorts that offer the final word in luxury. The stunning buildings showcasing golf courses that have been professionally designed to challenge even the best of players, a golf break here is an unforgettable experience.
The Gulf Coast on which Dubai sits is well known for its appeal to discerning travellers and with it’s haven of tax free shopping attracts the world wealthiest. The modern shining city with lush green well maintained golf courses rising up out of the desert is undeniably breathtaking, making it the ultimate winner in the face of tough competition when it comes to sheer luxury and opulence.
The USA is well known for its love of all things golf and its ability to produce champion after champion is is no small way due to the plethora of world class golf courses. For the ultimate golf break head to Florida, with over one thousand courses many of them given a classification of ‘excellent’ it isn’t hard to see why Florida prides itself on the quality of its game.
With golf breaks that can be taken at any time during the 12 months of the year it’s hardly surprising that Florida is known as the Sunshine State and the variety of courses available makes the choice of your destination a difficult one. Will it be Miami with the amazing beaches or Orlando with the excitement of the theme parks, not forgetting the option of the beauty of the Gulf coast around Tampa Bay. Wherever you decide to go you won’t be disappointed, for more than just a golf break Florida has to be the number one destination.
The wide variety of golf courses around the world guarantees that you will find a golf break that suits you. From beginner to experienced player, dedicated golfer to occasional dabbler, the world really is your oyster.