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Choose from three of the finest European golf resorts

Europe in general is a great golfing destination, with many excellent golf courses on offer, often nestled in astoundingly beautiful scenery. For those wishing to enjoy a golf holiday, there are also some top golf resorts to choose from, giving the best in luxurious accommodations together with access to some of the finest courses in the world. The following are just three of the best golf resorts available.

Vidago Palace golf course, Portugal
Photo: Vidago Palace golf course courtesy the hotel

Golf in the sun in Portugal

Heading to Portugal and situated in Vidago, Tras-os-montes, the Vidago Palace Hotel is housed in a historic and elegant building, offering the very best in luxurious accommodation and excellent cuisine.

As to the golf, the original nine-hole golf course (pictured above), originally designed by Mackenzie Ross back in 1936 and set in a picturesque valley surrounded by a forest of mature trees, has since seen several improvements.

The holes have been remodeled by course designer Cameron & Powell, thus giving six longer holes, as well as an additional 12 new holes. There is a variety of challenges on offer including deep bunkers and even an original, mid-fairlway pigeon coop to keep things interesting for all levels of golfer.  The back tees give a course length of over 6,300 meters.

Costa del Golf in Spain

The Costa del Sol in Spain is rightfully also dubbed the "Costa del Golf," due to the excellent range of golf courses available all down the coastline. Among several luxurious golf resorts, one that tends to stand out is the La Cala Golf Resort, Hotel & Club, situated close to La Cala on the Mijas Costa, an easy driving distance from both Marbella and Fuengirola.

La Cala Golf Resort, Hotel & Club, Mijas Costa, Spain
Photo:  La Cala Golf courtesy the hotel

The hotel is built in the traditional Andalusian style and offers luxurious accommodation, along with excellent facilities with the finest cuisine, a swimming pool to cool off after a challenging round of golf and a spa on site for a bit of pampering after the game.

La Cala Golf Resort offers access to three, 18-hole championship golf courses, along with a clubhouse and well-stocked sport shop. Campo America offers spectacular views of the Sierra de Ojén and Mediterranean Sea, Campo Asia offers plenty in the way of challenging holes, guaranteeing an exciting game and Campo Europa, while a dramatic course, is a little easier for the average golfer. 

Of course, you can't go wrong with all that sun.

Golfing in Provence, France

Heading to France, the Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort offers 114 luxurious suites, many of which overlook the stunning fairways.

The two 18-hole golf courses were designed by Dave Thomas and were inspired by the natural surroundings, blending perfectly into the  landscape. 

Terre Blanche golf resort, France
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Terre Blanche also has the Albatros Golf Performance Centre, offering any golfer the best conditions to learn and practice their golfing techniques, while the Club House gives comfort and service, right in the heart of the golf in an elegant, modern and relaxed environment. The Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort offers year-round golfing in the best scenic surroundings, offering luxury accommodation and the finest French cuisine.

So, go on, spoil yourself on your next golfing holiday - stay in style and play on the best courses available in Europe.

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