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Awarded as the best golf courses in their respective countries, they are the best golf courses in Europe. Play golf in Marbella, the most exclusive and trendy destination in the Mediterranean, on the cliffs of Etretat, in the chic seaside resorts of Newquay or Bournemouth, under the sun of Vale do Lobo, Porto Santo and its golf course designed by Ballesteros or in the source of youth and prestigious town of Evian or Dinard also renowned for their thalassotherapy. The best of Golf in Europe awaits you.

 

Book your flights, your accommodation as well as your tours and activities and discover  the most incredible golf courses in Europe. 

 

 


  Best golf Destinations in Europe - Marbella - European Best Destinations
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1. Marbella

Andalusia - Spain

Marbella has been a reference in high-end tourism for nearly a century. High society comes to Marbella for the most exclusive holidays, for its 330 days of sunshine a year, but also for its sublime golf courses recognized as the best golf courses in Europe.

 

With high quality infrastructures, Marbella is a golf destination of first choice for high level golfers of international prestige as well as for passionate amateurs who wish to practice on the best golf courses in Europe.

 

With prestigious schools, the best golf teachers in Europe, high quality equipment, golf academies, wellness hotels, an exceptional shopping and gastronomic experience, Marbella is a complete golf destination that will suit couples, families, golf enthusiasts but also lovers of idleness, of beautiful historic centres, shopping, relaxation, wellness, sun.

 

Come and golf in the best golf destination in Europe and book your flights to Malaga, your transfer (30 min by car) as well as your tours and activities in Marbella as at "Marbella Puerto Banus: Costa del Sol Sailing Cruise".

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Malaga and your transfer (30 min by car).

 

Where to stay: "The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa Marbella". Set in a picturesque Golf Valley.

 


 Best golf destinations in Europe - St Andrews  - European Best Destinations
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2. St Andrews

Scotland

For the Best Golf experience in Europe, consider St Andrews. Golf has been played at St Andrews for 600 years. St Andrews has the oldest course in the world hence its name "the Old Course". It is therefore a legendary golf course that awaits you in St Andrews.

 

Are you intimidated by 6 centuries of famous players? Don’ t be. St Andrews offers individual lessons, one-to-one coaching with qualified coaches and a personally tailored coaching method suited to your goals.

 

Need more inspiration?  Discover the Best Places to Visit in Scotland, Best Hidden Gems in Scotland as well as the Best Things to do in Scotland and the Most beautiful Beaches in Scotland.

 

Book your flights to Edinburgh (1h by car or public transport), your transfer and your accommodation in St Andrews, as well as your tours and activities in St Andrews, such as a "St Andrews: Golf History Tour".

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Edinburgh (1h by car).

 

Where to stay: "Old Course Hotel St Andrews” features a luxury spa and an award-winning restaurant.

 


Best golfs in Europe - Evian les Bains   - European Best Destinations
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3. Evian-Les-Bains

 Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes - France

Overlook the sumptuous Lake Geneva and treat yourself to a first-class golf experience in one of the best golf destinations in Europe.

 

A region known for the beauty of its landscapes and the purity of its mineral waters, Haute-Savoie is a perfect destination for a wellness golf break in nature. Surrounded by lake and mountains, Evian Resort Golf Club & Academy, created in 1904, is one of the leading courses in the world of golf. The golf course is located 2 minutes from your hotel and is easily accessible by private shuttle. More than a course, a legend awaits you.

 

The Golf opens its doors every year from early spring until autumn.

 

Book your flights to Geneva (50 min by car – 1h by public transport) as well as your transfer, accommodation in Evian and tours & activities in Evian, such as a "Boat Excursion to Evian".

 

During your stay visit the Best Hidden Gems in France, Best Places to Visit in France as well as the Best Castles in France and the Best Ski Resorts in France.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Geneva as well as your transfer.

 

Where to stay: "Hôtel Royal" has a view of the Geneva Lake and offers a spa, wellness centre and two swimming pools.

 


Etretat Golf - Best Golf Destinations in Europe - European Best Destinations
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4. Etretat

Normandy - France

Etretat has for decades been the landmark of discerning travellers looking for unique places and exceptional experiences. Located on the white limestone cliffs of Etretat, the Golf d'Etretat offers breathtaking views of this unique landscape in Europe; the charming town of Etretat, now made famous by the Netflix series Arsène Lupin, although somewhat busier during school holidays, remains a haven of peace throughout the year.

 

The most prestigious golf championships in Normandy take place in this exceptional protected site where golf carts are prohibited and which is only open on sunny days (no winter green).

 

Passionate about golf? Don't miss the mid-June championship. Come and confront one of the most beautiful 18-hole golf courses in Europe by booking your flights to Deauville Airport (30 min) or Paris Charles de Gaulle (2h30 by car - 3h by train) as well as your golf accommodation, tours and activities in Etretat, such as a "Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris".

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Deauville (30 min) or Paris Airport (2h30 by car - 3h by train) as well as your transfer.

 

Where to stay: "The Villa 10 & Hotel Spa" situated 500 m from Etretat Beach.

 


Porto Santo Golf - Best Golf Destinations in Europe  - European Best Destinations
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5. Porto Santo

Madeira Islands - Portugal

The Golf of Porto Santo (Madeira Islands), designed by the famous golfer Ballesteros, offers breathtaking views of the golden sandy beaches of Porto Santo and the Atlantic Ocean and its deep blue waters that border the Porto Santo Island.

 

The sand is renowned for its therapeutic virtues. Did you know that Christiano Ronaldo's mother came here for treatment? Porto Santo is also famous for its 5- and 4-star wellness hotels. With the most beautiful sunsets in Europe, restaurants, bars, beauty and massage salons, fine sandy beaches, water activities, Porto Santo is a golf destination of choice for the family or for a romantic golf break.

 

Book your flights to Madeira (Funchal Airport) and take the Ferry or a flight to Porto Santo or a direct flight to this golden island. Book your accommodation in Porto Santo and your tours and activities in Madeira Islands, such as a "Porto Santo: Private Night Snorkelling Tour".

 

Need more inspiration? Discover the Best Beaches in Portugal, the Most Beautiful Secret Destinations in Portugal and the Best Places to Visit in Portugal.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Madeira (Funchal Airport) + a flight to Porto Santo - or direct flights to Porto Santo.

 

Where to stay: "The "Pestana Porto Santo Beach Resort & Spa" has a private stretch of sandy beach along the Porto Santo shore.

 


Bournemouth Golf - Best Golf Destinations in Europe  - European Best Destinations
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6. Bournemouth

Dorset - England

Bournemouth is a premier golfing destination with some prestigious golf courses dating back to the early 19th century. Bournemouth's golf courses are renowned for both the variety of courses and the beauty of the Dorset landscape. The history of great golf champions, such as Severiano Ballesteros (who named the Porto Santo golf course also ranked among your best golf courses in Europe), is linked to the history of Bournemouth.

 

You will find here a great variety of terrains from tree-lined fairways to low-growing heathland, for all abilities and ages.

 

A destination both for professional golfers but also for amateur golfers and families, you will find 18-hole courses, 9-hole course options and crazy and mini golf courses for children. Book your flights to Bournemouth or Southampton (30 min by car), your accommodation in Bournemouth as well as your tours and activities, such a  as a "From Bournemouth: Lulwoerth Cove and Durdle Door Trip".

 

Need more inspiration? Discover the Best Secret Destinations in England, the Best Beaches in England, the Most Beautiful Natural Wonders in England as well as the Best Places to Visit in England and the Best Castles in England.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Bournemouth, Southampton (30 mins), London (2h30) or Bristol (2h30).

 

Where to stay: "Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth" offers 3 hotel restaurants, a health spa and lovely sea views.

 


Vale do Lobo Golf - Best Golfs in Europe   - European Best Destinations
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7. Vale do Lobo

Algarve - Portugal

Facing the Atlantic Ocean, Vale do Lobo is one of the most exclusive resorts in Europe. It offers one of the best golf courses but also many seaside activities, gastronomic experiences, shopping and wellness. In the shade of pines, on the golden sand beaches ranked among the best beaches in Portugal, treat yourself to unforgettable golf holidays in Vale do Lobo.

 

For professional golfers or beginners, the Vale do Lobo Golf Club offers fantastic golf courses and over 300 days of sunshine a year.

 

During your stay discover the Best Places to Visit in Portugal as well as the Best Hidden Gems in Portugal.

 

Book your flights to Faro, your transfer (30 min), your accommodation in Vale do Lobo as well as your activities and tours, such as a "2-hour Falesia Beach Surf Lesson". 

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Faro and your transfer.

 

Where to stay: "Vale do Lobo Resort" offers a spa, 14 tennis courts and 15 restaurants.

 


 Newquay Golf - Best Golfs in Europe - European Best Destinations
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8. Newquay 

Cornwall - England

Newquay Golf Club, Cornwall's most prestigious golf course, offers an almost waterfront golfing experience. As such, it is one of the most beautiful golf seaside resorts in Europe. With affordable prices, this 18-hole course will suit professional golfers as well as amateurs and families.

 

The dress code, as in many golf courses in this selection, is casual but chic and denim jeans, beachwear, camouflage shorts or cargo style shorts are not permitted on the golf course (nor should trousers be tucked into socks).

 

After an afternoon of golf relax in the lounge bar and enjoy a full range of premium beers, wines and spirits.

 

Book your flights to Cornwall Airport (15 min by car), your accommodation, activities and tours in Newquay, such as a "Newquay: Introduction to surfing Lesson". 

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Cornwall Airport (15 min by car). 

 

Where to stay: "Westward B&B" is a 5-minute walk from Newquay's beaches and surf schools.

 


Dinard Golf - Best golfs in Europe  - European Best Destinations
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9. Dinard

Brittany - France

Located in Saint-Briac in Brittany, Dinard Golf is probably one of the most beautiful golf courses in France and one of the most incredible golf courses in Europe.

 

It is to a community of British people that we owe the creation of this prestigious golf course. Army officers who were staying in this beautiful destination on the Emerald Coast wanted to practice their favourite sports during their holidays and created the very first Tennis Club in France as well as one of the very first golf courses in France.

 

Fifty hectares of moorland and dunes, facing the sea, await you in one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe. Dinard attracts personalities, the aristocracy and royal families but also local craftsmen passionate about golf in a family and friendly spirit.

 

Book your flights to Nantes Airport (2h by car) or Paris (3h30) as well as your accommodation in Dinard and your tours & activities in France such as a "From Paris: Mont Saint-Michel Private Full DayTour". 

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Nantes (2h by car or public transport) or Paris (3h30 by car or public transport).

 

Where to stay: "Royal Emeraude Dinard - MGallery" located 30 m from the beach. 

 


Dolomites Golf - Best Golf Destinations in Europe  - European Best Destinations
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10. The Dolomites

Tyrol - Italy

The Dolomites Golf Course near Sarnonico in Trentino is a spectacular 18-hole course with mountain panorama. Historical and cultural heritage but also gastronomy, wellness, nature, are the ingredients of a perfect golfing holiday in a destination acclaimed by golf lovers.

 

The golf school offers group courses and private lessons to improve your technique. Breathe the fresh air and enjoy culinary delicacies and the wonderful view on the club house terrace.

 

Open from March to November, one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe awaits you.

 

Book your flights to Venice (2h30) or Milan (3h30) as well as your accommodation and your tours & activities in The Dolomites, such as a "From Venice: Cortina and Dolomites Mountains Day Tour".

 

Need more inspiration? Discover the Best Ski Resorts in Italy as well as the Best Places to Visit in Italy and the Most Beautiful Secret Destinations in Italy.

 

How to get there: Book your flights to Venice (2h) or Milan (3h) and your transfer.

 

Where to stay: "Alpenpalace Luxury Hideaway & Spa Retreat" offers a large wellness centre with indoor pool.

 


 

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