Top Golf Places in Europe
With that said, let’s start with the Old Lady, Europe, and the top three golf spots you must visit this year.
Finca Cortesin Golf Resort
Rated at 9.4 by overall user experience, by far Finca Cotesin is one of the best golfing terrains Europe can offer.
Located in serene enclaves of the Andalucia coast, Finca Cortesin offers an eventful but tranquil golfing experience with 18 holes. On the estate, there is a 5-star award-winning hotel, spa and sports activities buildings, tennis courts, a beach club, and one of the most sought-after championship golf courses. When you feel like you want to take a break from golfing, close by you have the picturesque village of Casares with the coast and beach just a 10-minute drive away.
Trump Turnberry Golf Resort
The Trump Turnberry Resort with a rating of 9.1 is just behind the Finca Contesin and offers 45 holes on 4 golf courses with 12 pitch and putt holes.
This golf resort is founded in 1901 in South Ayrshire, Scotland and as such a historical place, it definitely is a must-see by avid golfers. It is also home to the Championship Ailsa course.
This newly renovated and restored golf course by the renowned golf architect Martin Ebert, Ailsa offers you the true, authentic coastal golf experience. Here four Open Championships were hosted so far, and each golf course offers a unique layout that is hard to come by. One of the other popular courses here is the new King Robert the Bruce course. It was also designed by Ebert and is top-notch when it comes to challenging golf experiences.
The Trump Turnberry Resort also has an impressive hotel with all-encompassing facilities for everyone’s needs making this the ultimate golf resort in Europe.
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club
Monte Rei Golf and Country Club is nestled in Portugal among the picturesque foothills of the Eastern Algarve, between the Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Monte Rei golf course is consistently ranked among the best in Europe.
This exclusive residential community sets across 1,000 acres of unspoiled countryside. Here you can find the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, one of the best worldwide. With impeccable attention to detail and exquisite service, Monte Rei is highly appreciated by experienced golfers that can tell the difference when it comes to quality. It currently has 18 holes across one golf course, and its second course, Jack Nicklaus, is being open right this year, 2021.
They say the grass is greener on the other side, and in the following three golf courses, we can definitely say the grass is greener on the other side of the Atlantic. The US is very versatile when it comes to golf terrains and there is absolutely everything for everyone’s taste and preferences. So, take a look at the top golf terrains in the US.
Pebble Beach California Golf Resort
Equally popular as its namesake course, Pebble Beach has four courses with phenomenal layouts. The particular Pebble Beach course hosted six U.S. Opens so far and it’s one of the most challenging and eventful courses in the country. Designed with an array of holes that play right up and alongside ocean cliffs and the small greens around, this course is an absolute must for experienced golfers that want to take their skills to the next level. Remember, whether you play a good or a bad round, it matters less, what matters more is the fact that you are walking on an iconic golf course situated in one of the most mesmerizing spots in the USA.
Pinehurst Golf Resort North Carolina
Estimated in 1895, Pinehurst is one of the must-sees in the US. With nine, 18-hole courses and a 9-hole short course, it is like this place entices you to stay longer and enjoy the golf-focused village of Pinehurst with its sandy hills stretching across the horizon.
Their flagship layout the No. 2 course was originally designed by Donald Ross and more recently restored by Coore & Crenshaw and it has been on the top of course layouts for a while now. However, now that their No. 4 course got a stunning makeover by Gil Hanse, it is safe to say that this is their spotlight golf course for now.
Sea Island Golf Resort Georgia
Sea Island is the only golf resort worldwide that has been awarded four Forbes Five Stars for 13 years in a row now. The achievement itself makes this resort worth visiting. But another more important reason to see it is the fact that it is a hole to three very diverse golf layouts, with Seaside Course being the most eminent one.
Recently, Tom Fazio renovated this 9-hole layout linking it to another nine-hole layout within the resort. This way Sea Island had gotten their championship layout that co-hosts the RSM Classic on the PGA Tour every fall.
Top Golf Places in the Middle East
Playing golf while exploring the Middle East on your holiday? There is no better way if you ask us. Here are some of the most prominent golf courses in the Middle East.
The Majlis, Emirates Golf Club
Among loyal golf fans, the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club with its Khalid Yousuf course is known as the pinnacle of golf course design in the Middle East.
By using the natural dune formation and topography of the region, Karl Litten designed this golf course in the middle of the desert which makes it a mesmerizing sight to see.
The course offers challenging formations and it holds on to the same level of expertise even as you reach the green. As you get to know this ‘gem’ in the desert better, it will reveal many of its sharp run-offs, strategically located hazards hidden behind vast greens and pure-approach shots.
Each year, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic is held here with top European Tour players and others from all over the world.
A mix between greens and a desert course, the Al Mouj Golf Resort is home to the unique Kent Gray course known across the world for its perfect condition and excellent practice facilities.
The 6138SQM championship course with 18 holes is just a 70-minute flight away from Dubai, but if flying with a private jet charter, it’s even closer and easier to reach. If you are looking for a challenging course, rugged and windswept with a strategically-designed layout, then Kent Gray in Oman is just the experience you need.
The resort itself stretches through two kilometers of the pristine valley towards the Indian Ocean coastline on the one side and the stunning Hajjar mountain range on the other. For those who want a fine stay and play, the beautiful landscape is breathtaking. But don’t take our word for it, take one of our cheap private jet flights, and see for yourself!
Stretching more than 7100m across, Saadiyat Beach is a beachfront golf resort in the Middle East that amazes with its picturesque ambience. The first thing you see are the gazelles gently wandering the estate as carts and balls whiz by.
Sujjan Singh is Gary Player’s links-style design course and provides a good game with its deep bunkers to protect it and the raised green complexes. If you are playing in the afternoon, expect the breeze to pick up its intensity only adding to the game’s challenging appeal. On one side of the course, you have the beautiful estate while the other one is hugged by the Arabian Gulf’s bluest waters, which adds to the game’s pace allure.
If you are someone who likes a challenging and enjoyable golfing experience in the Middle East, book your flight today for one of our cheap private jet rental offers and step up your game!