The 10 Most Luxurious Golf Resorts Around the World

Christopher ZeniosChristopher Zenios14/11/201915min
Designed by pro golfers and award-winning architects, set upon breathtaking locations with ideal climate conditions, the following resorts offer an unforgettable experience to both amateurs and experienced golfers alike.

The plethora of other amenities such as spas, pools, fine dining restaurants and the wide variety of activities and adventures are also guaranteed to exceed your expectations.

 

Laucala, Fiji

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A whole private island with volcanic mountains and white sandy beaches provides the perfect scenery for the 18-hole championship golf course designed by Architect David McLay Kidd. The par-72 layout was designed with respect to the natural environment and minimal impact on the island’s old coconut plantation. Undulating fairways, challenging greens and strategic bunkers will appeal to both experienced and novice golfers, while signature holes include the par-five 12th with a green extending to the beach, which means wet feet at high tide.

There are 25 luxurious villas based on traditional Fijian architecture dispersed in different idyllic locations such as a coconut grove, a rainforest, a powder-white beach, a cliff with a crescent-shaped beach, overwater above a lagoon and at the highest point of the island providing breathtaking views of the Fijian archipelago. Impeccably furnished bedroom and living areas open to private gardens, each with an infinity-edge pool lit by Tikki torches come dusk. Villas come with a buggy, so guests are free to explore the resort at their leisure.

 

Fairmont Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California

Famous for his world-class golf course designs, Tom Fazio designed this 18-hole private golf course with a magnificent view of the Los Peñasquitos Canyon. The Grand Golf Club offers limited memberships and access is only allowed to resort guests. The layout includes dramatic elevation changes, shots across the water and well-placed bunkers. Golfers can enjoy the yearly warm weather with the perfect breeze coming from the coast.

The resort seamlessly combines the old-world charm of a Mediterranean estate with the modern luxury of an elegant resort. It offers plush rooms and suites as well as private villas. Guests can enjoy a drink by one of the four secluded palm-lined pools or dine in one of the six different locations including the Michelin starred, Addison restaurant.

 

Mayakoba, Mexico

Designed by legendary Australian golfer Greg Norman, El Camaleón Golf Course made golf history in 2007 when it became the home of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, the first PGA TOUR event to be contested outside the US and Canada. Since then the course has been attracting golfers from around the world for its unique terrain that combines the tropical jungle, mangrove swamps and breathtaking coastline.

Mayakoba is described as the “Venice of the Yucatan”. The resort complex has maintained 80% of the mangrove wetlands and offers 4 luxurious hotels and spas as well as residential beachfront homes. Guests can move around by electric boats through waterways that connect the resorts and the golf course.

 

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii

The Hualalai Golf Course has been designed by Jack Nicklaus with extreme sensitivity to the land and its uniqueness. The course begins in a lush oasis, continues on to green fairways extended between black lava and finally returns to the ocean for the finishing holes. Since 1997 the Golf Club has been hosting the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

The resort itself is surrounded by the same black lava terrain and white-sand beaches. There are 7 pools, 3 restaurants and 2 bars.  Guests can choose between chic rooms and suites with patios or balconies or 1-3-bedroom villas. Find out all the available options and book your exotic holidays.

 

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs

The Broadmoor Golf Club consists of two 18-hole world-class courses that are set in the foothills of Colorado Springs. The East course was designed by Donald Ross and opened for play in 1918. The West course was completed in 1964 and designed by Donald Ross and Robert Trent Jones, Sr. It is a historic Golf club were both courses have hosted several championships and are continuing to rank amongst the best courses in the world.

With a century-old history, Broadmoor resort still offers guests impeccable service and 5-star accommodation. Guests can dine at one of its 20 restaurants, enjoy 2 indoor and 2 outdoor pools, an award-winning spa, a fitness center, and 2 bars. It also offers a variety of activities and adventures that will satisfy even the most demanding guest.

 

Handara Golf & Resort, Bali

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Handara Golf course is one of the oldest ones in Bali and is considered to be one of the 50 greatest golf courses in the world. It is located in a mountainous area, inside the crater of an extinct volcano. The green surroundings, the idyllic temperature, and the crater lakes create an unforgettable experience.

The boutique resort is the perfect place to unwind and relax in the serenity of the mountains. From deluxe rooms to classic chalets and luxurious villas you will wake up to the stunning Balinese views. Guests can enjoy several dining options including a romantic and private bonfire barbeque or a picnic overlooking the resort. Handara also offers a great variety of activities for every type of visitor. Reserve your getaway and enjoy the natural paradise.

 

Banyan Tree Lăng Cô, Vietnam

Designed by the famous golf champion, Sir Nick Faldo, the 18-hole course offers a challenging game and stunning views of Central Vietnam’s natural beauty. The area’s natural rugged terrain has been preserved offering a distinctive course.

The resort is a private paradise nestled between the azure waters of the East Vietnam Sea and the Truong Son mountain range. It is the perfect destination for travelers who seek a luxury hideaway in one of its stunning all-pool villas decorated based on traditional Vietnamese aesthetics. There are 4 restaurants as well as private dining experiences and an award-winning spa.

 

Costa Navarino, Greece

Costa Navarino has developed the first two signature golf courses in Greece. The award-winning Dunes course, designed by US Master champion Bernhard Langer, offers spectacular sea and river views. Parts of the course are surrounded by olives and citrus groves and players are even welcome to sample the ripe fruits! Bay course, the second addition to Costa Navarino, was designed by Robert Trent Jones II. Crafted across natural terrain, the layout offers panoramic seaside and mountain views in addition to having several holes that play directly along the sea, providing an unforgettable golfing experience.

Costa Navarino comprises of 2 operational areas. The first one, Navarino Dunes, consists of two 5-star resorts, the Dunes golf course, a world-class spa, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and high-end private residences. The second, under development area, Navarino Bay includes the already operational Bay course and the ultra-modern Bay course Clubhouse, a structure immersed in the surrounding greenery. The rest of the development will also be all embedded in the natural environment as part of the first earth-sheltered architecture resort in Europe featuring an ultra-luxury hotel, pool villas, a distinctive spa, and an exclusive beach club.

 

Constance Lemuria Praslin, Seychelles

The Lemuria Golf Course has been designed by Rodney Wright and it’s Seychelles’ only 18-hole golf course. It is considered to be a challenging one because of its six holes rising up into the hills, water hazards, and wide fairways. The course has views of the majestic water of the Indian ocean, coconut trees, and surrounding lakes.

The hotel is surrounded by 3 white-sand beaches and lush vegetation. It offers modern suites and villas with access to 3 pools and a private beach. It includes 4 restaurants, 5 bars, and a luxurious wellness center. You can also enjoy a wide range of activities whether you are looking to relax or get your adrenaline pumping!

 

Adare Manor, Ireland

The golf course was originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior and 20 years later, redesigned by the famous golf architect Tom Fazio. While the order of the holes remains the same, everything else has been transformed. Tom Fazio has designed a golf course where each hole boasts distinct character and unique playability, creating a complete golf experience to satisfy all levels of golfer. The Golf Course at Adare Manor is now one of just a handful of courses worldwide to have the patented Sub Air technology beneath every putting surface, providing constant air movement for aeration and to moderate the temperature in the root zone.

The Manor has been recognized as Europe’s number one resort and the fifth-best in the world according to the luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler, reader’s choice awards. It offers rooms and suites each individually decorated following the manor’s gothic splendour as well as modern villas and townhouses equipped with full kitchens. Guests can dine in the Michelin starred restaurant, have a relaxing day at the spa or enjoy the range of activities designed to offer you unforgettable experiences. Book a tee time or select one of the dreamy rooms available.

 

Under development – Lustica Bay Golf Club–Montenegro

An impressive new entry is being developed in Montenegro. The country’s first 18-hole championship golf course, designed by the world-renowned golfer and award-winning course designer Gary Player, will be Luštica Bay’s star leisure attraction.

Striving for minimal environmental impact, it will make the most of the natural slopes, plateaus and lush greenery of the landscape.

The vistas are preserved in all their glory, with every hole offering views in all directions from the Adriatic in the south, to the UNESCO heritage site of Boka Bay in the north. Set to be one of the finest courses in Europe, it is going to be a thrilling combination of carefully placed bunkers, native terrain, and manicured greens to suit all levels of golfer.

The golf clubhouse will host all the latest golfing facilities, as well as dining and retail space, a pool, tennis areas, and an activity lawn. The village will also feature prime-spot, glamorous residential villas and a 300-room golf hotel and spa with immediate access to the golf course.

 

 

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Christopher Zenios

Christopher Zenios

Christopher has always been a pioneer, a first adopter when it comes to technological advancements. Over the years, his expertise surrounded the real estate and digital markets and their evolution in today's society. After being the editor to various professional business news portals and blogs, he was selected to become the chief editor for HWC. Contact Christopher at +357-22029786 ext: 6110 or by email at czenios@highworthcitizen.com for editorial related questions.



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