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Best golf holidays for beginners – where to go?

Published on 3rd November 2020 by Andrew Finney

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Best golf holidays for beginners – where to go?

Learning to play golf can be an exhilarating and exciting experience. This coupled with a warm climate and a beautiful hotel, and you find yourself in paradise. Many people have started looking abroad for the chance to hone their golf talents and undergo some further professional tuition and therefore in this piece we have decided to handpick a few of the best golf holidays for beginners.

Montecastillo Resort Hotel

This is resort steeped in history, with an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed course, which has had visits from many of golf greats. Whilst the course may seem intimidating, if you have had some practise and preparation before you arrive, you should have no problem taking on the challenge. Also, there are driving ranges, putting and chipping greens and even a pitch and putt. Most importantly for beginners, there is also a golf school if you want some further training before heading out onto the course.

The Cadiz based golf resort also offers luxurious hotels or villas and an incredible spa with an indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, dry and steam saunas, massage rooms and a gym. There is a fine selection of cuisine and drinks, meaning your stay will be as relaxing as it is productive.

The Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

This resort unites beautiful courses, warm weather and well-planned training regime to get the most out of your holiday. The resort offers daily clinics so that you can practise with a trained instructor as well as Swing video analysis sessions onsite, to fully understand your game and technique. Additionally, if you don’t have a full set of clubs or equipment, these can all be hired on site.

The resort has three world-class courses including the Algarve’s first Championship 18 hole course, meaning if you feel confident at the end of the week you can have the chance to give it a go. The resort also comes with an assortment of restaurants and bars, offering a variety of cuisines, which means you can relax after a day on the links and feel refreshed for the next morning.

Amendoeira Resort

The Amendoeira Resort is an award-winning golf experience which combines the traditions of golf, with wonderful interior design and remarkable apartments and villas. This option is ideal, no matter how many people you are planning on holidaying with, as the resort boasts two superb championship golf courses and several accommodation choices, be it a two-bed apartment, or three, four and five-bed villas.

Moreover, there is the Amendoeira Academy 9 hole, par 3, floodlit course which allows for beginners to refine their skills without the pressure on the full 18 holes. The Academy also has a practice facility, so that you can further enhance your abilities and focus on techniques such as driving or putting.

Ideally, this resort is also only a 35-minute drive from Faro airport and very close to the town of Silves, meaning after a few hours on the course you can visit the town and soak up local cuisine and nightlife.

Eric Grandison Golf School

However, it could be that before you jet off to warmer climates and perhaps more expensive golf courses, you might want to stay in the UK. If you fancy a domestic golf holiday then we would suggest you look no further than the Craigielaw Golf Club. You can book stays that include 8 hours of golf tuition a day, lunch, putting analysis, 3D Ball Trackers, numerous rounds of golf as well as a stay in a wonderful hotel.

Furthermore, you can practise your golfing skills in the country that is the home of golf as well as only being around 30 minutes away from historic and beautiful Edinburgh. This means you can combine your golf holiday with some sightseeing in Scotland’s capital.

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