5 of the best weekend golf breaks for couples in 2021
Published on 1st April 2021 by Dan Thomson
Published on 1st April 2021 by Dan Thomson
Whether you want a weekend golf break or a longer holiday with your loved one, a golf trip provides the perfect balance of activity and relaxation. Here’s our pick of the five best weekend golf destinations for couples in 2021.
Portugal’s coastal capital city, Lisbon is a historical and cultural travel destination that is well worth considering for your next couples golf holiday. Lisbon’s golf scene is ever-growing and home to some notable courses, including the Praia d’el Rey Golf Club and the Royal Obidos Golf Club.
While visiting the city, we recommend sampling some authentic Portuguese cuisine. Lisbon is well-known for its sardines, salted codfish, and cinnamon-sprinkled pastel de nata. After enjoying some small plates in the sun, make sure you hop on the Elevador da Bica for an utterly unique Lisbon tram experience.
There’s an abundance of great hotels in Lisbon, from the four-star, beachfront SANA Sesimbra Hotel, to the glamorous, five-star Albatroz Hotel.
Praia d’el Rey Golf Club, Lisbon
Seville may not have a beach, but it’s a cultural melting pot that everyone should visit at least once. The Andalusian city of Seville is the perfect place to enjoy a couples bike ride along the river, or for Game of Thrones and general history fans, the Royal Alcazar Palace is the place to go.
In terms of golfing, Real Club Sevilla Golf is 15 minutes from the city and rated the third best club in Spain. For those who crave variety, you can book a multi-play package at Zaudin Golf Club, experiencing both courses while you visit. If you’re wondering where to stay in Seville, the four-star Green Suites Hotel is positioned right next to the Real Club Sevilla Golf Course.
Girona in Costa Brava is another charming option for a weekend couples getaway. Some of the tourism highlights include climbing the dramatic Girona Cathedral stairs and strolling along the old city walls.
The five-star Hotel Camiral at PGA Catalunya Resort is an excellent choice if you want onsite golf, a swimming pool and a spa. For something a bit different, the five-star Hotel Peralada Wine Spa and Golf offer guests the option to book in at the Celler del Wine Spa to try the ancient practice of vinotherapy. If you don’t want to venture too far in the evening, the on-site Casino De Peralada is always a good option.
Golf Girona, Girona, Costa Brava
Home to some world-class golf resorts, Murcia provides the best of both worlds – sunny beaches, historic towns and villages and wildlife (yes, there are flamingos!). One of Murcia’s finest golf courses, El Valle Golf Club plays host to a challenging course. The layout offers many opportunities to pause and enjoy the beautiful sea view and mountainous terrain. With three championship courses to choose from, Real Golf La Manga has it all. The North course is a firm Golf Travel People favourite.
Murcia has some fantastic luxury golf hotels, including the five-star Principe Felipe La Manga Hotel and the five-star Doubletree by Hilton La Torre Golf Resort & Spa. If it’s the former you choose, we recommend unwinding in the hotel’s ambient Piano Lounge Bar for some post-golf romance, cocktails, and relaxation.
Home to flamingos, the Parque Regional Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinata is a must-visit. Another tourist attraction for the nature lovers is Salto del Usero, one of Murcia’s most captivating natural beauty spots.
Cartagena Port, Murcia
For somewhere closer to home, Belfast is only a short flight or ferry ride away. The capital city is home to Belfast Golf Club, the oldest golf club in Ireland and a must-play course. When you take a well-deserved break from golfing, you’ll find that there are plenty of romantic sights and restaurants to explore. The enchanting gardens of Mount Stewart in County Down were recently voted in the top ten gardens in the world, and they’re particularly fruitful to visit in spring and summer when the flowers are in full bloom.
When it comes to choosing the perfect hotel for your Belfast golf break, the 4-star Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort hosts both a championship golf course and a spa onsite. Guests can choose to stay in a suite, self-catering apartment, or log cabin, situated along the river. For a luxury stay that’s close to the action, try The Merchant Hotel – a five-star property with incredible architecture to marvel at.
Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort