Every golfer dreams of following in the footsteps of their heroes and favourite tour pros, and with Golf Kings, that dream can now become a reality.
There are a terrific eleven courses that play host to tournaments on the European Tour in the Golf Kings holiday portfolio. It’s about time you discovered them.
Whether it’s traversing Dom Pedro in the Algarve where Lee Westwood won the Portugal Masters in 2009, knocking it about Abu Dhabi National where Martin Kaymer has been crowned champion of the HSBC Championship three times, or shooting low at Gary Player’s Golf Course in South Africa, where top Scot Colin Montgomerie claimed victory at the Nedbank Million Dollar Challenge, you can do it all courtesy of golf holidays specialists Golf Kings.
First on the list is Heritage Golf Club in Mauritius, host of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. This is an event on the tour that has been growing in stature over the years. It is arguably one of the finest courses in the Golf Kings portfolio and they suggest staying at either Heritage Awali or Heritage Le Telfair Resorts, where you can enjoy free green fees on this magnificent course.
Abu Dhabi National is host of the prestigious HSBC Championship every year and has some very high-profile winners including Tommy Fleetwood, Martin Kaymer and Rickie Fowler. Onsite at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort, you can literally walk from breakfast to the first tee. Be sure you also play Yas Links and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club as part of your Abu Dhabi golf experience. Golf holidays don’t come much better than this.
Dom Pedro Victoria Golf, located in the golfers’ favourite resort of Vilamoura in the Algarve, is the host of the Portugal Masters and an extremely popular event in the European Tour calendar. Beaches, bars, restaurants, bustling marina and stunning golf courses, ensure that it is a necessity to add this venue to your itinerary.
Host of the only major tournament in continental Europe, Evian Golf Club, overlooking Lake Geneva in the French Alps, hosts the LPGA Evian Championship, attracting the biggest names in the women’s game. With the resort’s truly unique setting and tremendous golf course, it is simply a must-stay and play golf holiday destination.
Finca Cortesin has been host of the Volvo Match Play for many years and will also be hosting the 2023 Solheim Cup. A tough golf course, with a championship standard test of golf has made this one of the finest courses in the Costa del Sol for numerous years. Stay at the boutique Finca Cortesin Hotel and immerse yourself in the golf experience at Finca Cortesin.
PGA Catalunya Stadium Course in Costa Brava is a regular host of the Spanish Open along with the final stages of the European Tour Q-School. PGA Catalunya is a 36-hole golf resort complex with two great golfers' hotels onsite, along with luxurious apartments and villas. Both courses are fantastic but the Stadium course takes the biscuit. It is a true test of your golf game and great fun to play.
Belek is the home of golf in Turkey and one of the most popular golf holiday destinations in the world nowadays. The Montgomerie Maxx Royal course, as a result of its class, has hosted European Tour events on a few occasions and is worth a visit. Stay and play the Maxx Royal Resort or the neighbouring sister hotel, Voyage Belek Golf Resort, and enjoy resident tee times. The clubhouse is also all inclusive, so you receive absolutely everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable golf holiday experience.
The first time that the European Tour has visited Cyprus was when it hosted the Cyprus Open in 2020 at the PGA National Cyprus Aphrodite Hills. The newly re-designed Aphrodite Hills now has PGA National status and, with numerous unforgettable holes, is an absolute treat to play. If you stay at the five-star Aphrodite Hills Resort, you’ll be able to sample the other excellent golf courses in Cyprus, including Secret Valley, Elea and Minthis.
Gary Player Golf Course and Country Club in Sun City, South Africa is host of the Nedbank Golf Challenge and known as one of the very best golf courses in South Africa. Considering the competing names in South Africa, this is quite the accolade. With two top golf courses, alongside brilliant nightlife and an abundance of cuisine options, Sun City is a great group golf holiday venue.
Verdura Resort in Sicily plays host to the Sicilian Open and this stunning Rocco Forte property redefines the luxury golf holiday experience in Sicily. Two sublime onsite golf courses, designed by Kyle Phillips, along with a great nine-hole short course, with stunning vistas looking out over the Mediterranean coastline ensure this is a venue not to be missed.
Terre Blanche in Provence is renowned for its European Tour performance institute status due to the incredible golf academy. This is the proving ground for many of the game’s up-and-coming talents and a place where you can sharpen up your game before tackling the two onsite championship golf courses - both an incredible experience set among the hills of Provence. The hotel itself is the last lap of luxury with Michelin star dining and unbelievable spa to round off a first-class golf break.
Think that a golf holiday playing European Tour venues would be for you? Speak to the golf holiday experts at Golf Kings and they can give you the very best of advice and talk you through all of your holiday options.
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