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The best golf holidays in Spain & Portugal

By LLM Reporters on 3rd June 2019

For some of us, there’s nothing better than the prospect of lounging on the beach all summer long, soaking up the sunshine, sipping on cocktails and getting lost in a good book. But if you find it difficult to sit back and relax all day, then this more traditional luxury holiday type might not entirely be your cup of tea, and an action-packed schedule might be more up your street.

Enter, the luxury golfing holiday – giving you the chance to play your favourite sport throughout the day whilst still reaping the benefits of a beautiful sun-soaked destination. Luxury golf holidays have become particularly popular in Spain and Portugal over recent years, with numerous high-end, five-star resorts popping up to cater for the increased demand.

Offering great weather, beautiful scenery and some truly mouth-watering cuisine, there are few better destinations just a stone’s throw from home, and if you’re travelling with someone with differing tastes to yours, both Spain and Portugal offer the perfect opportunity to get the best of both worlds.

Portugal possesses all of the essential requirements required for a luxury golf holiday

If a luxury golf holiday sounds like just the ticket for your summer getaway this year, then read on – because we’ve teamed up with golf holiday experts, Golf Holidays Direct to bring you a comprehensive list of the very best resorts to travel to on your next golf holiday in Portugal or Spain.

Offering a range of fully inclusive packages when booking through them, Golf Holidays Direct will arrange every aspect of your trip so you don’t have to – including, flights, golf club carriage, airport transfers, accommodation – and of course, championship standard golf.

Keep reading to find out which luxury golf resorts you could be heading to this summer. All that’s left to do is take your pick.

Portugal Golf Breaks

Portugal possesses all of the essential requirements required for a luxury golf holiday; a short fly from all major airports from the UK, friendly English-speaking staff, an excellent sunny climate all year round, and of course, fantastic golf courses worthy of global recognition.

Portugal is widely considered to be a key golf holiday destination in Europe, and has options for every type of golfer, regardless of their needs – and, with a range of luxurious 5-star resorts to choose from offering a range of other opulent facilities, too, what more could you possibly need? The selection of fantastic golf hotels in Portugal is endless, and serious golfers will be in awe of the range of top quality courses available to play on.

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The 5* Dona Filipa Hotel, located in the Algarve amongst the beautiful scenery of Vale Do Lobo, is the perfect destination for a golf holiday to Portugal

Top Golf Holidays in Portugal

Amendoeira Golf Resort from £309

Amendoeira Golf Resort is a 5* award winning resort located just a 35 minute drive from Faro Airport. Offering a range of lavish two and three bedroom apartments and spacious four bedroom villas, the hotel is also home to two stunning championship courses just a stone’s throw away, making this venue ideal for your next luxury Algarve golf break.

Dona Filipa Golf Resort from £289

The 5* Dona Filipa Hotel, located in the Algarve amongst the beautiful scenery of Vale Do Lobo, is the perfect destination for a golf holiday to Portugal. The property partners with the exclusive San Lorenzo Golf Course and should certainly be considered if you are looking for a luxury golf holiday to Portugal.

Sitting about 10 minutes from the marina at Vilamoura, guests at the Pestana are treated to a real feeling of peace amongst the lakes and lush fairways of the resort

Penina Golf Resort from £189

Golf holidays don’t come much better than those spent at Penina Golf Resort. The most established resort in the Algarve, Penina offers clients impeccable service with a touch of class and sophistication, ensuring a relaxing and luxurious stay – and plenty of action to be had on its sprawling golf course, too.

Pestana Vila Sol Golf Resort from £189

This resort is a haven of tranquillity and lies on the Vila Sol golf course. Sitting about 10 minutes from the marina at Vilamoura, guests at the Pestana are treated to a real feeling of peace amongst the lakes and lush fairways of the resort. The breakfast provides an extensive choice before you head off for a day’s golf – so be sure to fuel up for the hours of on-course action ahead.

Spain Golf Breaks

Offering an array of luxury golf break options, it comes as no surprise that Spain is the most popular destination for golf breaks in Europe. Whether you are travelling to the Costa Del Sol, Alicante or Murcia there are fantastic golf resorts located throughout Spain – with many of them offering lavish accommodation, luxurious facilities and a high-end dining experience to boot.

Top Golf Holidays in Spain

La Manga Golf Resort
La Manga is a pretty special place to spend your golfing holiday in Spain

La Manga Golf Resort from £179

Home to a range of spectacular one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as some beautiful studios and townhouses offering breath-taking views over the resort’s golf courses, La Manga is a pretty special place to spend your golfing holiday in Spain. With three championship courses located on the complex, a choice of 36 different bars and restaurants and just 44km from Murcia-San Javier Airport, La Manga Golf Resort is the perfect choice for those looking to soak up some sunshine, get some action on the golf course, and enjoy an otherwise laid-back luxury Spanish break.

Mar Menor Golf Resort from £125

The Residences at Mar Menor Golf Resort is the perfect backdrop for a golf holiday to Spain. Made up of modern, spacious apartments, breakfast is enjoyed in the on-site 5* hotel. When booking this golf break, you will enjoy the benefits of playing on not one but five championship standard golf courses, which include Mar Menor, Saurines de la Torre, Alhama, La Torre, Hacienda Riquelme and El Valle. The Mar Menor apartments are located around the on-site golf course. 

Guadalmina Golf Resort from £169

Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort is one of the most popular golf holiday venues in Spain. This hotel is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Marbella, boasting 178 rooms and suites, along with 3 restaurants and a wonderfully opulent spa. With two golf courses on your doorstep, a luxury hotel and a short distance from the vibrant Marbella, this place has all the ingredients you could possibly need for a perfect golf holiday to Spain. 

The La Cala hotel is located in the Costa Del Sol, and it is little wonder it is such a popular choice with luxury-seeking guests when you consider the beautiful accommodation, superb facilities, and three magnificent golf courses on offer

La Cala Golf Resort from £209

The La Cala hotel is located in the Costa Del Sol, and it is little wonder it is such a popular choice with luxury-seeking guests when you consider the beautiful accommodation, superb facilities, and three magnificent golf courses on offer. Built and furnished in traditional Andalusian style with a Mediterranean atmosphere, La Cala opened in 1997 in the hills and is just ten minutes from the bustling coastal town of La Cala de Mijas.

The setting is perfect for a “stay and play” holiday – with the clubhouse and first tees located just adjacent to the hotel. With an early tee time, you can have a dip in the pool before lunch, while the spa offers a fantastic variety of pampering treatments available which are perfect after a long day on the course. A relaxing, sophisticated resort that’s just perfect for a golf holiday in Spain.

For further luxury golf holiday inspiration, visit: golfholidaysdirect.com or call the Golf Holidays Direct sales team on 01462 488372. All packages sold are covered by the ATOL financial protection scheme.