Golf enthusiasts are always looking for an awe-inspiring, challenging but enjoyable sport getaway. Lucky then that there is always something for everyone. Let’s take a look at some high ranking, world class golf getaways.
Argentario Resort Golf and Spa
Located in Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy, and only an hour and a half away from the Rome International Airport. The stunning resort is surrounded by century-old olive trees, while the 73 rooms and suites are all designed by Andrea Fogli and overlook the 18-hole golf course, greenery, lagoon and organic vegetable garden. The respected Baldoviso Dassù and architect David Mezzacane are behind the design of the course.
Kahula Hotel and Resort
This dreamy golf getaway is in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, and only 15 minutes away from Waikiki and all its shopping and entertainment. The hotel is on a beachfront, and the view consists of the Koko Head, Dolphin Lagoon and Diamond Head mountains providing the golf course’s backdrop. After a round or two, you can relax at the hotel’s spa. There are 306 stylish rooms,with 32 luxurious suites. When visiting this resort, you will be able to see a lagoon with dolphins, turtles, tropical fish and a romantic waterfall.
In Marrakech, Morroco, you can enjoy the Amelkis Golf Club’s picturesque courses. At Amanjena, you will be in view of the High Atlas Mountains; the highest range in North Africa. There are 34 pavilions, and seven residences. Each pavilion has its own courtyard, pillared minzah and fountain. Not only will you be enjoying the sport of golf, but you will live like royalty while doing it. King-sized beds, open fireplaces and domed ceilings all await you after your time on the fairway as part of this Moroccan-themed getaway.
Charlottesville, Virginia has a glorious hall and golf club. Keswick Hall is on 600 acres in historic hunt and wine country. Forty-eight guest rooms grace this resort where golf, tennis, swimming, croquet and trails are available for guests. A vineyard, garden and spa are further attractions at Keswick and, if you wish to go offsite, there is wine tasting, tours and clay shooting to enjoy. For the golf lover, there is the 18-hole Full Cry course, designed by Pete Dye. Mere words cannot do the course justice.
If those places don’t tempt you to grab your clubs and hail your caddy, perhaps something in the heart of golf country will. One of the most famous courses in the world, the Open Championship venue at Muirfield Golf Club, makes for a complete golf getaway. A private luxury car will take you, and three others, between Edinburgh and Muirfield. You can play foursomes golf in the morning, and fourballs golf in the afternoon.
Now, if you are looking for something a little exotic, why not play golf somewhere like Africa? A five-night golf getaway for two in South Africa at Leopard Creek and Durban Country Club sounds like dream. Besides going to both country clubs for a round of golf, a safari at Kruger National Park and a seven course tasting menu dinner at 9th Avenue Bistro are included.