Irrespective what your handicap stands at, the experience of a golfing holiday is how a patron of the sport spells real joy. PEAKLIFE gives you a list of the world’s finest golfing destinations that are sure to pamper your passion for the sport and travel alike.
There are many factors that go into the perfect golfing holiday, and besides the technically adept golf course the scenic locales and weather also add on to the experience of a golf-centric holiday. Of course, the golf courses are key and there are many parts of the world that boast a fine collection of golf courses to suit all tastes.From the well-known and established courses to more exotic and lesser-known ones, here’s our list of the best and most scenic golfing destinations.
Once you’ve landed on the private island of Laucala in a private jet –or indeed your own – you’re only a short drive from teeing off on their spectacular 18-hole course. The backdrops to your tee shots include volcanic mountains, cliff faces and the thundering surf of the South Pacific.
The 18-hole championship golf course is set against the mountain and integrated into the old plantation area, where undulating fairways and challenging greens with strategic bunkers ensure a well-balanced course.PGA professionals are available to assist golfing guests.The golf course was designed by Scotsman, David McLay Kidd.The par 72 weaves its way through a former coconut plantation, where the signature 12th hole, sits right on the edge of the ocean – imagine that!
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Hikes are fine, but a better way to exercise and enjoy the mountain scenery of Colorado Springs is to play golf around it. The Broadmoor has a storied golfing history. The 18th hole of the East course was where a young Jack Nicklaus took a birdie to win his first major, back in 1959.There are three courses to choose from on the property in the Rocky Mountains. The property is enormous at more than 5,000 acres and includes fly-fishing, wilderness lodges, tennis, spa and wallet-damaging 26 boutiques. Experience the legend for yourself and discover why The Broadmoor remains the premier Colorado golf resort and one of the World’s most honored golf destinations.
Terre Blanche, Provence Cote d’Azur, France
Tucked in the delightful landscapes of Provence Cote d’Azur in southern France, Terre Blanche houses, Le Chateau and Le Riou, two 18-hole championship courses. Le Chateau is famous for its water features and holds the annual French Riviera Masters on Senior European Tour. The resort nestles amongst the Hills of Provence and with superb hilltop views, it mixes the clean lines of modern design with a liberal sprinkling of rustic charm-exposed stone walls co-exist perfectly with sleek furnishings. Set in 300 hectares of the spectacular Var countryside in the South of France, Terre Blanche offers understated luxury and exceptional service.
Abaco Club, Bahamas
The Abaco Club offers the best of both world: a heralded Scottish-style link design set hard by the sea and a climate that’s ideal for enjoying the outdoors. Designed by renowned golf course architects Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, the course at the Abaco Club makes the most of its sparkling seaside setting.
Abaco in the Bahamas offers the same experience with much more agreeable weather. Abaco Club has been laid out on predominantly low lying sandy ground next to the turquoise Atlantic Ocean with a hard and fast-running tee to green surfaces. Tropical bush lies at the edge of the fairways just waiting to gobble your balata, so keep your ball in play.
Vella Private Island, Maldives
Designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, this course is renowned for his short game prowess. With nine different tees, six greens, seven bunkers and a lake in the wonderful turquoise hues the Maldives is famous for, Vella Golf course by Olazabal provides an unequaled backdrop to develop your game on this unique private island. A real ‘Practise in Paradise’, Vella Golf Course prides itself on tailoring golf lessons to the individual.
So, these are the most scenic golf destinations in the World. Experience yourself and discover why these are on Peaklife’s list of the most honored Golfing Destinations!