On the greens too, travel trains the youth! Golfers are known to love discovering new horizons and new courses outside.
Cote d’Opel: the getaway par excellence
A two-hour drive from the Belgian border, the Côte d’Opale is an ideal ground for enjoying the joys of swinging. The Le Touquet (La Mer and La Forêt) and Hardelot (Le Dunes and Les Pins) courses are very popular stops for Belgian connoisseurs looking for a getaway on the greens. But the other lands are worth a detour. We think of Belle Dune (in the heart of unique vegetation), Wimereux (clear links in the wind) or Saint-Omer (a real technical and tactical challenge). In short, there is a lot to outfit a turnkey golf residence.
Quinta do Lago: The Magic of the Algarve
The Algarve is one of the favorite spots for golfers. And Quinta do Lago is one of the most underrated resorts thanks to its three luxury courses: Laranjal, North Course, and South Course. The latter has just undergone an extensive renovation (lanes, vegetables, bunkers, etc.) which makes it, more than ever, a real gem. Designed by American William Mitchell, eight-time host of the Portuguese Open and traditionally ranked among the most beautiful courses in Europe, the South Course is once again ready to welcome all enthusiasts into the heart of the Algarve. Nothing but happiness in all seasons! And it must be remembered that the area has many other gems, especially on the Vilamoura side.
Marbella: Club Med
Club Med in Marbella was very popular in the 80s, and it arose from its ashes under the baptismal name Magna. Among the activities offered, golf, of course, occupies a favorite place. Inside the resort’s 4 tridents, golfers will be able to learn about or improve on the joys of swinging during group lessons and courses. And if he wishes, he can also hunt birds in the most beautiful playgrounds in this very fashionable region of southern Spain. Green fee packages at democratic prices specially planned for Flamingos, Alferini, Marbella G&CC, El Paraiso, Atalaya and Santa Clara courses.
Saint Malo: golf and thalassotherapy
Why not combine the pleasures of Thalasso and golf? The Grand Hôtel des Thermes de Saint-Malo, in front of the corsair’s bay, is an ideal base. Her Thalasso area is an international reference for marine treatments thanks to a unique catalog of treatments. Magic to restore your health. And do not forget the sports fans of St. Andrews. This region of Brittany has, true, some treasures such as the legendary Golf de Dinard (which offers stunning views of the ocean) or the Saint-Malo Golf Resort (remarkably well maintained and located in the countryside). Various tailor-made packages are offered by the Hôtel des Thermes.
Evian: Swinging over the lake
With Lake Geneva on one side and the Alps on the other, Evian-les-Bains looks like a postcard. Time seems to stop here. Around its two famous palaces – the Royal and Hermitage – and its casino, golf stands out as one of the great assets of this prestigious Savoyard destination. The historic stadium, redesigned by Cabll B.Robinson, traditionally welcomes the world’s best players during the Evian Championship. Of a rare natural beauty, marked by traps, it is both technical and tactical. The greens alone are a real challenge. Lake Course, a superb 6-hole combined course, and Ledbetter Training Academy round out the show. An on-site mansion has also been renovated to feature a 100% immersive golf stay.
Catalonia PGA: perfect
PGA Catalunya is one of the best golf resorts in the world thanks to two standard courses and a new 5-star hotel. Twenty minutes from Girona and one hour from Barcelona, this area is a little corner of paradise dedicated to connoisseurs and Epicurean golfers. The two courses – “Pitch” and “Course” – are a pure gem. The first, so amazing, also hosted the largest competitions on the professional circuit. PGA Catalunya also offers unique training facilities in Europe with mind-challenging practice areas. In particular, there is a 2,000 square meter green space (with 4 different lawns) and a chopping area where replicas of the Augusta, St Andrews and Pebble Beach shelters have been installed. Even the sand is the same!
The magic of Punta Cana
The Dominican Republic brings together all assets to please the golfer thanks to great courses, top-class hotels and a warm and sunny climate all year round. In a dream setting, facing the Caribbean Sea, the Casa de Campo Resort is an essential address. Around the hotel, there are three high-level courses, including the legendary “Dog Teeth”, designed by Pete Day. On the side of Punta Cana, a popular seaside resort, the “Ponta Espada” track, created by Jack Nicklaus and marked by a palm grove, is of unparalleled beauty: eight green plants set on the rocks with the emerald sea in the background. The Corrales Trail is also worth a visit. Bearing the brand Tom Fazio, meandering along the ocean and in hole No. 18, the player is invited to drive over the sea!