If you’re seeking world class golf combined with sun, sea, sand and scenery a European golf holiday is for you. Home to over 6,000 golf courses, from PGA and award winning golf courses, to five star luxury golf resorts, golf holidays in Europe offer an unparalleled golfing experience. Golf in Europe offers not only an abundance in choice of golf courses and resorts, but the continent’s incredible scenery creates the ultimate golfing backdrops. Experience playing against the spectacular panoramic sea views of the Spanish coast, to views of the dramatic French Alps or the picturesque lakes of Italy. There is something for every avid golfer to enjoy on a European golf break. Golf Travel Centre have a fantastic selection of golf breaks in Euro
With a hundred years of history behind them, golf breaks in Europe can offer you everything from the rich histories and cultures of Turkey, to the exciting nightlife of Lagos. Europe presents a melting pot of languages and peoples, medieval castles and cobblestoned villages, alongside gorgeous modern architecture and golden beaches. So which is the best fit for you? We’ve outlined 3 of top golf destinations in Europe to help you decide.
Portugal boasts stunning atlantic beaches lined with villas, bars, restaurants and (of course) some of the best golf courses in Europe. Our pick in the north is Praia D’El Rey, 1 hour northwest along the coast from the custard tarts and architecture of Lisbon, and not far from the stunning walled hilltop town of Obidos. The course is a beautiful mixture of lush vegetation, beachy sand dunes, and links-style challenges.
Just next door lies Spain, home to some of Europe’s top golf courses: with over 500 courses in just one country, a golf break to Spain is an affordable classic, and some may argue that it is the original and best European destination. Our favourite course, La Manga, has long set the bar for golf on the continent. Frequently named European Golf Resort of the Year, and with 3 wonderful championship courses, don’t miss your chance to tee off on these greens.
Turkey used to be the best kept secret in Europe. Now, it is widely known to house some of the best golf courses in the world: and they are all centered around Belek, in the seaside region of Antalya. Our pick is the Carya: designed by five time Open Champion Peter Thomson to be reminiscent of the heathland courses near London, Carya is a classic British golf experience with a mediterranean twist, perched on the brim between Europe and the Middle East.
Where-ever you end up in Europe, you will find decadent local cuisine, stunning landscapes and rich cultural histories. Devote yourself to the good life, and to the European obsession: good food and great wine. But most of all, find friendly and welcoming people, eager to share their home with you.