Though it was once famously (and unfairly we might add) described as a good walk spoiled, by none other than Winston Churchill, it’s safe to say that these days, golf is as popular as ever, and is becoming even more so as the days go by. Golf is a sport which incorporates great craftsmanship, with amazing scenic views, resulting in an extremely enjoyable and pleasant experience indeed. As golf is growing in popularity, seemingly day by day, it’s not surprising that more and more people are actually choosing to pack their golf clubs along with their suitcases, and head overseas on an actual golfing holiday. As the name suggests, a golfing holiday is a holiday which revolves around playing and watching golf, so if you aren’t too keen on golf, you may want to give this one a miss. Before booking a golfing holiday however, there are a number of different factors to take into consideration. For example, what will the weather be like, what will conditions be like, what will the locals and the surrounding areas be like, and perhaps most importantly of all, what will the actual courses be like? To help you pick out a destination that will be absolutely ideal for you, we’ve compiled a list of what many consider to be the three greatest golf holiday destinations in the entire world.
The Algarve, Portugal – Portugal, specifically the Algarve, is one of the most popular golfing destinations on the planet. People consider the golf courses located in the Algarve to be second to none. Many believe it’s the fact that the weather is so pleasant, the locals are so friendly, seemingly all of the courses are so well maintained, and the surrounding areas are all so enjoyable, that makes Portugal one of the most popular golf holiday destinations in the world. If you do happen to be heading for Portugal, golf clubs in tow, then might we suggest the town of Vilamoura? Vilamoura is a delightful, quaint fishing town, and is actually the home of a great number of different highly sought after courses in Portugal.
The Costa del Sol, Spain – Imagine playing a few rounds of golf on some of the finest courses in the entire world as the sun gently laps at and warms your skin. As the sun begins to set, and the light begins to fade, you can then call it a day, and head to one of the many nearby bars or restaurants, tuck into a delicious meal, and relax with a glass or two of your favourite beverage, before going to bed, waking up the next day, and playing at a brand new course. If that sounds pretty great to you (it certainly does to us), then Spain, specifically the Costa del Sol, could be perfect for all of your golfing and holiday requirements. Golfing in the Costa del Sol, is one of the most enjoyable experiences you could ever wish for. Here you’ll find rolling landscapes, mountains, countryside, beaches, coastal area, lush countryside, and hot welcoming sunshine on a near daily basis. What makes the Costa del Sol especially golfing friendly, is the fact that it has a near perfect climate for the sport. The sunshine is often hot, yet there is a cooling sea breeze coming in from the coast, making conditions for your golfing near perfect.
Myrtle beach, USA – Thanks to the PGA, it’s safe to say that the Americans have embraced the sport of Golf with outstretched and open arms. One area in particular, which could prove to be an absolutely ideal golfing holiday hotspot, is Myrtle beach, South Carolina. In this area, there are over 120 different golf courses, meaning you could come back here year after year, and would still be afforded with the chance to play on brand new courses you’ve never played on before. If you’re a keen follower of golf, you’ll no doubt be well aware of the Ryder cup, the tournament which pits professional golfers from the United States of America, against pro golfers from Europe. The Ryder cup is a fantastic tournament, though on rare occasions, certain individuals can actually put a dampener on things and sour entire events, like certain members of the crowd have done at recent events. Despite this however, and due to the fact that you won’t be playing your games of golf in front of thousands of cheering spectators, the golfing resort of Myrtle beach could be right up your alley. The great thing about this part of the USA, is the fact that as there are so many different courses, you can narrow down your search depending on your budget. If you’re feeling especially flush, you can opt to stay in a number of luxury top class resorts, or if funds are tight, there are also budget options that are still extremely beautiful and enjoyable to play on and stay in.