Golf Resorts

CHATEAU DU COUDRECEAU FRANCE

If it’s privacy you seek, there can be no better golf hotel in than the Chateau du Coudreceau. But the converted 18th Century property in the Loire valley it isn’t really a hotel at all. It’s a private estate, owned… Read More

EDEN ROC CAP CANA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

If you could play one shot on the Jack Nicklaus designed course at Punta Espada Golf Club, it would have to be from the 13th tee. The testing par 3 skirts a spectacular, rugged section of the Dominican coast where… Read More

FANCOURT SOUTH AFRICA

The three Gary Player-designed courses here all rank among Golf Digest’s top 15 courses in South Africa. There are two parkland courses, the Outeniqua and the slightly easier Montagu, but the jewel in the crown is the Links course. The… Read More

FINCA CORTESIN SPAIN

Having hosted the Volvo World Matchplay Championships from 2009-12, Finca Cortesín is now something of a diary fixture for many of the world’s top players. But not all will have played the Cabell B. Robinson course since the greens were… Read More

FOUR SEASONS RESORT AT ANAHITA MAURITIUS

Ernie Els, the ‘Big Easy’, is a former world number one, who has won six majors and played just about everywhere worth playing. So when he says a hole is one of the most spectacular anywhere on earth, you know… Read More

FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI, HAWAII

Software billionaire Larry Ellison bought this entire island in 2012, including two Four Seasons hotels – one of which has been entirely re-modelled. Only the concrete shell of the original Lanai Four Seasons remains, with Ellison reportedly heavily involved in… Read More

ITC GRAND BHARAT INDIA

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the course makes use of the natural contours of the foothills of the Aravalli mountain range that runs from Gujurat, through Rajasthan and towards Delhi, where the Grand Bharat is situated – 20 miles from the… Read More

MAZAGAN GOLF AND BEACH RESORT MOROCCO

You’re in northern Africa, playing golf… on a links course. It may take a little while to get your head round Mazagan Golf and Beach Resort, but it’s worth doing. Morocco isn’t known as an international golfing superpower, but change… Read More

MISSION HILLS SHENZEN, CHINA

Just 30 minutes from Shenzen International Airport and the Hong Kong border is ‘the largest golf club in the world’. And it is vast. Its dozen 18-hole courses were mostly designed by professionals who reached the top of the sport:… Read More

MONTE REI GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB PORTUGAL

Monte Rei is an exclusive resort in the East Algarve. It’s truly a golfi ng paradise, with its award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course ranked fi rst in Portugal. The resort occupies a private estate spanning over 1,000 acres of… Read More

PEBBLE BEACH USA

The spectacular Pacific coastline of the Monterey Peninsula makes a wonderful setting for golf courses. There are four under the Pebble Beach banner, including Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and Del Monte, but the star of the show is Pebble Beach… Read More

TERRE BLANCHE PROVENCE, FRANCE

A Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Faventia, is just one of the ways in which Terre Blanche distinguishes itself among premier cru golfi ng destinations –offering a menu of French classics with unexpected foreign accents from Chef Philippe Jourdin. But this Provençale… Read More

THE ADDRESS MONTGOMERIE DUBAI

As the name suggests, this course is by Colin Montgomerie, working with Dennis Muirhead to produce a quirky but demanding layout. A short drive (by car!) from the urban centre of Dubai, The Address is in the Emirates Hills area,… Read More

THE AMERICAN CLUB AT KOHLER USA

The Straits at Whistling Straits, Kohler, resides on an exposed and windswept landscape on the Lake Michigan shoreline, punctuated by sand dune bunkers that provide a stern test for the most experienced golfer. An excellent second course, Blackwolf Run –… Read More

THE GLENEAGLES HOTEL PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND

In 2015, Scotland’s grande dame of destination hotels was acquired by Ennismore (currently rolling out the hip Hoxton hotel brand globally). New owner Sharan Pasricha has repositioned the historic hotel as a ‘glorious playground’, and its multi-million-pound makeover is as… Read More

THE OLD COURSE HOTEL SCOTLAND

Overlooking the beautiful North Sea coastline and West Sands Beach, the Old Course Hotel is among the best located golfing hotels in the world. The food and dining is top notch, too, with a marquee restaurant that makes use of… Read More