There is a tremendous amount of countries in Europe where golf holidays are available. But which countries are known for providing the best golf holidays in Europe? 173 newly established golf facilities in 26 countries in Europe have opened since 2010. Europe contains 8 of the top-20 countries regarding golf facilities, making it a fantastic continent for golf holidays, with some of the most beautiful golf courses being in Europe. Within this short list of best golf resorts in Europe; Spain, Portugal and Scotland will be featured (their recognition is based on their popularity and their consistent excellent reviews.)
Spain is an ideal location for a golf holiday. It provides some of the best golf breaks in Europe due to the warm climate, scenic views and amazing golf courses.
A recommended golf resort in Spain is Islantilla Golf Resort. This is a great location for a European golf holiday, the resort is in Huelva (part of Andalusia), where you can play at 27 holes which are surrounded by amazing views of Costa de la Luz. This resort offers 3 different golf circuits, with 9 holes in each. Furthermore, Islantilla has a golf academy where beginners can start their golf journey, and more advanced players can brush up on their techniques, as this academy caters to all levels.
Another location, within Spain, that is considered to provide one of the best golf holidays in Europe is Golf del Sur (Tenerife). This place, however, does not have a hotel attached to it, but there are many hotels surrounding the golf course such as the 5-star Grand Muthu Golf Plaza Hotel & Spa.
Golf holidays in Portugal are also very popular if you’re looking for a European golf holiday. Penina Hotel and Golf Resort is rated ‘the best golf resort in Algarve’. It also holds a remarkable 5-stars. Penina has 3 golf courses and it includes Algarve’s first 18-hole Championship course with sponsorship from Cobra who give all new members freebies such as a Cobra golf bags and clothing. It is a 360-acre estate and was voted twice as being the ‘Leading Golf Resort in Portugal’ by the World Travel Awards which makes it one of our contenders for the best golf holidays in Europe.
St. Andrews Golf links will provide you with an outstanding, high class, European golf holiday experience. St Andrews has the best golf courses in the whole of Scotland and, although there isn’t a hotel linked to this set of courses, there are many hotels surrounding them, such as the Old Course Hotel which overlooks the golf links and the beach. The golf links are quite prestigious (so they are on the higher end of the price scale) and are often played on by professional golfers. Therefore, it is a great opportunity to seize - playing on the grounds where Scottish professionals have practiced and competed. This location is worth visiting as it will give you an experience of one of the best golf breaks in Europe.