There is no better feeling as a golfer than playing 18 holes on a new and challenging course then rounding off the day with some delicious food and a drink in a luxurious restaurant. For most of us this is not something we can do on a weekly basis and this is why choosing the right location for your next golfing break is so important.
We’ve put together a list of 5 fantastic golfing destinations within Europe
#1: Aphrodite Hills Golf Course, Cyprus
This 18 hole championship golf course overlooks the location where Aphrodite, the goddess of love, is said to have emerged from the ocean.
This stunning course is spread over two plateaus which are separated by a ravine and boasts a magnificent clubhouse, 290 room hotel, fine dining restaurants and an award winning spa.
Paphos airport is only a 10-minute drive away making it a convenient location for the busy, time conscious golfer.
#2: Finca Cortesin Hotel, Spain
Luxury golf resorts don't come much more picturesque than the famous Finca Cortesin. Located just a short drive from Marbella and Puerto Banus, there is a country club feel to this stunning resort.
Boasting 4 swimming pools, an award winning spa and 67 guestrooms and suites, it is often regarded as Europe's most luxurious golf resort.
The 18 hole championship golf course is highly regarded by legends such as Sergio Garcia and is due to host the Solheim Cup in 2023.
#3: Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, Portugal
This 5 star resort is set within a magnificent 360 acre estate and boasts fine dining, large spacious rooms, the Algarves largest swimming pool along with tennis courts and a football pitch.
When it comes to golf, visitors can choose from three courses, four putting greens and a driving range which is often regarded as the best in Europe.
Faro airport is a 45 minute drive making it an easily accessible destination from all major European airports.
#4: Sheraton Golf Parco De Medici Hotel & Resort, Italy
Located just 12km from the center of Rome, this resort offers visitors the best of both worlds with easy access to the beautiful sights of Rome along with world class golf in a luxurious resort.
The hotel boasts 780 rooms, two restaurants, a clubhouse, two outdoor pools, a gym and a Turkish Bath.
The 27 hole championship golf course set across almost 200 acres of parkland has been host to the European Ladies Italian Open 3 times. Players can enjoy year round golf with stunning views across the greens and lakes.
#5: Adare Manor, Ireland
This stunning Neo-Gothic hotel and golf resort is located on 840 acres of parkland on the banks of the River Maigue in the village of Adare, County Limerick.
Boasting a five star rating, a Michelin Star restaurant and a world renowned spa and pool, visitors can enjoy a fine Irish whiskey by an open fire after a successful day on the golf course.