Looking for a luxury hotel where you can practise your swing on a world-class course? The team here at Splendia has the answer as we bring you our selection of the best golf hotels in the world. Discover some unparalleled resorts featuring vast fairways and immaculate greens in some unexpected locations, ranging from the tropics of Mauritius to a stone’s throw from the souks of Marrakesh.
Experience pure luxury in positively regal surroundings at the former residence of Napoleon III and Eugenia de Montijo in Biarritz – a stunning palace that epitomises the elegant style and splendour of the Second Empire. Sample local delicacies prepared by Michelin-starred Jean-Marie Gautier and take in sweeping ocean views on the hotel beach after you’ve made your way round one of the 11 courses the region has to offer.
This luxury hotel offers something different with its rustic farmhouse setting framed by an ancient olive grove in Italy’s panoramic Apulia region. An authentic lifestyle is recreated by the home-grown food and pizza cooked in the wood oven, while relaxing options include a day spent on basking on a sun lounger at the extensive beach club or indulging in Aveda spa treatments. That is of course, when you’ve finished playing the 27-hole golf course!
Combine a trip to Cannes with a tranquil break amongst the spellbinding Cote d’Azur landscapes on this exquisite private estate – a top choice for golf lovers. A day on the 6km course, meticulously designed by Robert von Hagge can be rounded off by a dip in the stunning outdoor pool. The hotel boasts a superb spa complete with “Comfort Zone” products by La Colline. Both the golf course and the spa can be accessed directly from the impressive rooms that afford generous terraces and breathtaking verdant vistas!
What happens if you combine peacefulness, and exoticism with the possiblity of going on a camel ride just round the corner? The result is the critically-acclaimed Ryads Al Maaden golf resort, a taxi ride away from the bustling activity of vibrant Marrakesh. The central location is united with a 72-hectare 18-hole golf course designed by Kyle Philips boasting flourishes of Moroccan flair. The sun-splashed private pools and serene gardens lure guests into experiencing sheer tranquillity all year round.
Now Scotland, with more courses per person than any other country in the world, might be the obvious choice for a keen golf player (so long as they’re not too fussed about the weather). However, you haven’t experienced the true Scottish golf experience if you haven’t stayed at Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews. Peace and serenity acquire a new meaning amid sumptuous furnishings in rooms overlooking incredible cliff-top landscapes. The afternoon tea featuring the finest Dundee cake north of the border is unmissable!
This grandiose 15th century boutique hotel is the perfect option for a fairytale stay in a centuries-old linden tree forest. Appreciate the tranquillity of the verdant countryside from the comfort of the luxurious environment on offer at the Hotel de la Bretesche. A lake sits amid the 18-hole golf course which runs over 200 hectares of parkland. Guests are lovingly spoilt by the creative head chef Ludovic Leforestier with some of France’s most delicious cuisine guaranteed to impress even the most experienced of palates!
Natural beauty meets Belle-Époque charm and refined opulence at this magnificent 5-star hotel. Enjoy a breakfast of champions in the Winter Garden conservatory and as evening falls you can sample the delicacies fit for a king in the former ballroom. If you can drag yourself away from the hotel’s spectacular interiors and comprehensive facilities you can also enjoy a great game of golf at the historic 18-hole course.
Looking for a golf holiday with a bit more exoticism? Mauritius is the natural choice: pristine beaches, azure waters and verdant green surroundings frame meticulously maintained golf courses. Those seeking more vigorous pursuits will be spoilt for choice, with the staff at the LUX* Le Morne more than happy to organise windsurfing, kayaking and scuba diving just moments away from the hotel.
This stylish hotel boasts a stunning location on the Estoril Coast.
A game of golf at the world-renowned Oitavos Dunes gold course can be paired with a visit to the Quinta da Marinha Equestrian Centre and the elegant and delicious Portuguese cuisine of the award-winning Verbasco Restaurant will leave you wanting more…
This sun-kissed patch of Florida has everything one could ever ask for: pristine beaches, sparkling waters of the ocean and if you opt for the Fisher Island golf resort – you can also immerse yourself in rejuvenation and indulgence. Marvel at the world-class Championship Golf Course and Grand Slam Tennis Centre or unwind at the salt water pool after a relaxing spa treatment. Whatever you choose the hotel’s spellbinding views and stunning location are bound to impress!