MYRTLE BEACH, MARBELLA & MACAU: THREE GREAT GOLF HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS
28 September 2017
If you’re stuck for inspiration for your next golfing holiday, then check out these three great destinations, where great golf courses and great weather are virtually guaranteed.
Myrtle Beach, USA
A golf holiday to America rarely disappoints, but given the huge choice of destinations on offer, deciding where to have your fun in the sun is often the hardest call to make. One of the most popular destinations in America with British golfers at this moment in time is Myrtle Beach. Also known as the Grand Strand and, more recently, dubbed the ‘Golf Capital of the World’, Myrtle Beach boasts what may well be the greatest collection of public access courses anywhere.
With more than 120 stunning layouts in a 60-mile stretch of the South Carolina coastline, the best architects in the world have played their part in Myrtle Beach’s legacy to the game. The types of courses are varied in design from open, windswept links, to traditional low country courses carved through the Carolina forests.
One of the leading golfing lights in the area is the brilliant Barefoot resort, where no less than four magnificent courses await. Pete Dye, Davis Love, Tom Fazio and Greg Norman have each created a course that has elevated Barefoot to one of the game’s top resorts, with each one offering a very different challenge. And despite his relative inexperience, it is the Davis Love course that is many people’s pick of the bunch, having also earned the accolade of being the best in Myrtle Beach from no less an authority than Golf Digest magazine.
Add in a choice of over 1,000 restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, miles of sandy beach, hundreds of bars and nightclubs, and you have the perfect golf holiday destination.
Costa de Sol, Spain
With a sparkling coastline, rolling landscape and rugged mountains, Costa de Sol is the perfect setting for golf. With over 70 courses, it’s a great place for a golf holiday with friends or family because of its combination of outstanding golfing facilities, the wide range of activities on offer, and an excellent climate that means you can play golf all year round. Valderrama is the most famous, with the most history for hosting tournaments and has been called the best course in Europe. It is a stunning course and one many golfers want to cross off the bucket list, however La Reserva de Sotogrande is also outstanding, as are Finca Cortesin in Casares and San Roque Old Course. Some other popular courses include Calanova, Santa Clara and Marbella. Marbella is a high class resort.
The world’s top gambling spot also is a Mecca for golfers. The Caesar’s Entertainment, where you can find many casino games that can be found online at sites such as casinoonline.co.nz, have one of the most popular courses in the area. Caesar’s Golf Macau holds the distinction of being the only semi-private course in Macau with a total of 18 holes. A golfing school, Butch Harmon School of Golf, is also located here making it easy to partake in some lessons to spruce up your golf game. Found on the southern end of the Cotai Strip, the complex spans over a total of 175 acres.