The very best luxury golfing holidays from around the globe
Although the great game of golf was born on the stunning landscapes of Scotland, there are countless breathtakingly beautiful, and brilliantly challenging, luxury courses situated around the world that both self-proclaimed golf pros, and novices can visit to take in magnificent sceneries and more importantly, work on lowering their handicap.
Whether you golf competitively or for leisure, the fine game of golf can be enjoyed virtually anywhere in the world. Read on for a detailed list of some of the most praised and luxuriously designed golf courses that the world has to offer.
K Club Resort – Kildare, Ireland
Just a short 30-minute drive from Dublin is the tremendously luxurious K Club Resort. This lavish resort features 2 meticulously maintained courses, both of which were designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer, offering golf enthusiasts a course fit for the pros.
Although this expertly designed course is enough to tempt even the most exclusive golfers, it is the opulent accommodation that really sets this place apart.
Guests of the K Club resort have the option of staying in the exquisite Straffan House that dates back to the mid 1800’s. This small but lavish 10 bedroom lodging offers not only timeless beauty and extreme comfort, it comes with a private staff to ensure that all of your needs are met.
If the Straffan house at K Club is a little more lavish than you would prefer, the resort also offers a more modest lodging in the main house, where you are overlooking the hotels breath-taking gardens. A must-see course for anyone who holds a passion for golf.
Laucala – Fiji
Fiji isn’t normally the first place that comes to mind when thinking about the ultimate golf holiday spot. But once you have visited the breath-taking 18-hole course on the private island of Laucala, Fiji, it will forever be the first, and only thing that comes to mind when thinking about working on your golf stroke.
Guests are flown to this awe-inspiring island resort via private jet, where they will be pampered with first-class accommodation in one of the resorts 24 stunning villas, while being treated to the islands breath-taking scenery. And if that wasn’t enough to pique your interest, the course itself will be enough to inspire you to start planning this once in a lifetime holiday straightway!
The resort’s spectacular 18-hole course (par 72) is back dropped by breath-taking volcanic mountains, and the thundering south pacific surf, while weaving its way around a stunning former coconut plantation. This resort however is not for the frugal – total cost for a 3 night stay (minimum 3 night stay) starts at $14,400.00 USD.
The Ritz-Carlton – Grand Cayman
If your desire is to take in breath-taking views of the gorgeous oceanfront landscape while you work on your game, then you will want to make the trip to the Grand Cayman Ritz-Carlton resort, where you will find an attractive 9-hole course designed by Australian golfing great Greg Norman. This beautiful resort offers not only ideal year round golfing weather, but a stunning 144 acres of meticulously groomed grounds that run along the lovely Seven Mile beach.
This massive 365 room resort offers five fine dining restaurants on site for you rest and recharge in between holes. Tennis enthusiasts can also take enjoyment from this luxurious resort, where guests are able to receive group, or one-on-one tennis coaching, from tennis pro Nick Bollettieri.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz – Switzerland
In addition to being one of Switzerland’s leading health and well-being resorts, the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz offers two incredibly landscaped golf courses that are sure to please any manner of golf enthusiast. It is home to the 2016 Sergio Garcia Charity Pro-Am – where golfing greats including Rory Mcllroy, Adam Scott, and Za Johnson were in attendance.
Because the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is a medical resort, it offers guests onsite professional support to ensure that you are at the top of your game throughout your entire stay, in addition to offering guest relaxing saunas, thermal baths, and luxurious spa suites.
While the golf courses offered at the resort are not year round, there are plenty of warm days in the summer months that can be taken advantage of to fully enjoy these pristine courses. The cost for couples on a 2 night stay which includes two 18-hole rounds of golf is roughly $1400.00USD. See what the weather has in store for you!
Cabot Links – Canada
Located on the beautiful northern tip of Nova Scotia, Canada is the visually striking Cabot Links resort. This beautiful 18-hole course resort offers more than just a spectacular and challenging course for golf enthusiast to enjoy. You’ll certainly have to wrap up warm for a trip here and if you don’t want the weather to get in your way too much then pack some suitable wet-weather attire such as men’s golf waterproofs – lightweight and perfect for keeping you dry.
It also offers a stunning beach where guests can take in a variety of leisure activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding, along the resort’s stunning Oceanside beach. Guests can also treat themselves to some truly extraordinary whale watching in between holes.
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews – Scotland
Any golf enthusiast worth his salt knows that if you truly want to experience the game of golf in its birthplace, then you have to make the trip to The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in beautiful Fife, Scotland. This historic and well renowned golf club has hosted The Open Championship numerous times (more than any other club) since its founding in 1754.
This golf club was designed with the true golf enthusiast in mind. It offers not only a methodically maintained 18-hole course, but a stunning beach and rolling hill view fit for a king as well.
You can also stop by the well-known St Andrews Links club that operates seven different courses, and includes the world famous Old Course. Guests can also afford themselves luxury lodging at the Old Course Hotel, which is flawlessly situated alongside the breath-taking St Andrews Links.
While Scotland’s weather is known to have a bit of a chilly bite to it, many golf enthusiasts consider this just part of the unforgettable golfing experience that only Scotland offers.
Inspired? We bet you are. The only thing left to do now other than book your trip, is make sure that you have plenty of other comfortable golf attire to wear. Shop with Golf Poser to find your perfect golf holiday wardrobe, then pack up and set off for the holiday of a lifetime while you practice your favourite sport.