The beauty of golf is the opportunity to travel to unique locations and play a variety of different courses. And while the options are endless, choosing the right golf holiday can often be a little overwhelming.
Fear not, as our handy guide below outlines some of the best and most popular golf holiday types for your next trip. From bucket-list tournament experiences to all-inclusive luxury, find the right holiday for you and your group!
All-inclusive golf holidays
Nothing provides greater peace of mind and a sense of freedom than a hassle-free all-inclusive golf holiday. Going from the course to the pool, to the restaurant, to the bar, all without needing your wallet, is one of the best ways to enjoy a golf trip.
While it can often seem more expensive on the front end, paying for everything upfront means it’s a much more efficient way to manage your budget and you’ll often end up spending less by the end of the holiday.
Going all-inclusive is also a great way to explore picture-perfect, sun-kissed destinations. Caribbean, Mauritius, or Belek in Turkey are all incredibly popular locations, and are the best for combining golf, sea, and sun.
There is nothing golf purists love quite as much as a golf tour. Put simply, a tailor-made golf tour is perfect for experiencing new and exciting destinations, playing multiple courses and course types, and enjoying nightlife on your trip. They also allow you to build a trip suited to your preference, budget, and group size, which means you can be as flexible as possible.
There are some incredible UK golf tour destinations to be enjoyed. In England, we’d highly
recommend Bournemouth and Southport. Bournemouth is a very lively seaside town with an
incredibly underrated selection of heathland courses within easy driving distance, while Southport is the centre point of England’s famous golf coast.
For great links golf, then there is a myriad of options outside of England. Popular destinations include St Andrews, Swansea, East Lothian, Dublin, Belfast, and southwest Ireland, the Emerald Isle’s answer to St Andrews.
Luxury golf holidays
For some, the most appealing aspect of a golf trip is the opportunity to travel and immerse
themselves in a wealth of activities, such as wine tasting, Michelin-star restaurants, and high-end spa treatments.
That said, luxury golf holidays offer a unique and unforgettable experience for golf enthusiasts and luxury travellers alike. From playing on some of the world’s most prestigious courses to enjoying first-class accommodations, fine dining, and cultural experiences, these holidays offer a perfect blend of sport and luxury.
Whether as a solo traveller or with a group of friends, a luxury golf holiday can be the perfect way to unwind, indulge, and play the game you love.
Golf & city breaks
As with golf tours, golf & city breaks are perfect for golfers looking to experience just as much off the course as they do on. Base yourself in a cultural city centre and enjoy sightseeing, immerse in local culture, and to top it all off, travel to world-class golf courses in the surrounding area.
Dublin is a popular option, successfully blending Guinness and live music with a selection of historic links courses and world-renowned golf resorts such as The K Club and Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links. For DP World Tour (European Tour) quality golf then we’d highly recommend Dubai. Famed for its opulent lifestyle, the City of Gold dovetails high-end golf courses with beachfront hotels and plenty of sightseeing.
For a well-rounded city & golf trip then Lisbon is tough to beat. Great weather, gastronomy, scenery, hospitality, and nightlife combine to produce one of Europe’s leading cities. Add to this an impressive résumé of golf courses to complete the ultimate golf holiday destination!
Stay & play golf packages
Perhaps the simplest way to enjoy a golf trip is to book a stay & play golf package. Popular resort such as The Belfry and Celtic Manor provide golfers with the opportunity to experience multiple courses, first-class spa facilities, and much more, all without having to leave the property grounds.
And as you never have to leave the resort, this means that there’s no need to plan ahead for travel and transfers, which offers greater flexibility and leaves more making use of the facilities.
There is nothing quite like getting behind the ropes and seeing the world’s best players in action, and there are some truly incredible tournament experiences to be had in 2023.
From enjoying golf’s oldest and most historic major, The Open Championship, to immersing yourself in the unrivalled atmosphere of a head-to-head tournament at the Ryder Cup or Solheim Cup, tournament packages are a must in 2023!