Some of the best things about this season are enjoying the fresh Spring air, warm weather, and most of all spending some time outdoors. The sport of golf is one of the most cherished and prestigious sports and the game is recognized and played in many countries all over the world. Besides being a great outdoor sport, a round of golf can be a great way to get some exercise in while on your next holiday. Although golf is considered a relatively low impact sport, players can generally burn up to an average of 1,500 calories in just one round and it’s also proven to help overall cardio-vascular health. Golf is also considered an excellent stress reliever and can also improve overall concentration. Whether you’re a lifelong golf aficionado or a beginner, it’s time to do something good for yourself by disconnecting at some of our very own luxurious golf resorts!
Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa
In the heart of Baroque Sicily near Ragusa lies the luxurious Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa, just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the pristine beaches of Kamarina, Punta Secca and Marina di Ragusa.
The Donnafugata lives and breathes the game of golf with two exclusive 18-hole championship golf courses designed by two internationally renowned masters. The “Parkland” north course designed by Gary Player flows among olive groves and carob trees, the characteristic landscape of Ragusa. The course is totally immersed in the world of nature and between holes the golfers can even explore a Greek cemetery from the 6th century A.D. In contrast, you can take in the “Links” south course designed by Franco Piras with a single glance as it follows two valleys as if it were the palette of an artist displaying all the shades of the beautiful colours of Sicily.
It’s truly a dream for golf lovers and to practice and perfect your swing we offer a golf academy and a driving range of 70 stations, greens, pitch and putt and highly trained multilingual golf professionals on site.
On the other side of the Mediterranean is the Almenara Hotel, located right in the heart of Sotogrande on the fabulous Costa del Sol in Andalusia. You can experience sprawling greenery and endless tranquility while teeing off at the 27-hole Almenara golf course. The course itself is set on a hill overlooking the marina and the Mediterranean which was designed by Ryder Cup champion and renowned golf course architect, Dave Thomas. It’s a destination celebrated by golf enthusiasts worldwide and also has a state-of-the-art spa with exquisite facilities, proving that it’s also more than just a golfer’s getaway!
NH Sotogrande is a wonderful place to enjoy outdoor activities of all kinds, and is surrounded by numerous golf courses to practice your hole-in-one. The 1997 Ryder Cup golf tournament was held at Valderrama, which is just a few minutes away by car. Get ready to relax and pamper yourself after a long day of golf at one of the may beautiful surrounding beaches.
If this hasn’t convinced you enough to start packing your golf clubs and hop on your golf cart, we’re not sure what will! Is it tee time yet?