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Escape work & relax: 3 of the most relaxing & luxurious weekend golf breaks in Europe

Published on 27th August 2021 by Andrew Finney

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If you’re waiting until Winter hits to escape the English weather and book a relaxing golf break in Europe, look no further. Greece, Portugal and Spain all benefit from pleasant winter climates and a range of luxury hotels and renowned golf courses.

Greece

For golf in Greece, Costa Navarino is the place to be. The Costa Navarino Resort is a five-star golf resort and one of the Golf Travel People team favourite hotels. There’s a range of room options with terraces and balconies to suit varying budgets, with views of either the golf course or ocean.

There’s not much that this wonderful resort doesn’t have – with on-site restaurants, a library, spa and two golf courses – The Bay Course and The Dunes Course, for visitors to enjoy.

Costa Navarino Dunes Golf Course

Costa Navarino Dunes Golf Course

The Romanos Luxury Collection Resort is another fantastic option in Costa Navarino. This hotel has won many prestigious travel awards, thanks to its unique Messinian architecture, sleek interior and five-star customer experience. The resort has more than ten different options for dining, with a focus on organic ingredients and authentic, gourmet cooking.

The Romanos Luxury Collection Resort

The Romanos Luxury Collection Resort

Portugal

Palmares Beach House Hotel in the Algarve is nestled a short walk away from the nearby beach, offering boutique-style beach-house accommodation with a modern, clean feel. Palmares Beach House Hotel boasts 27 holes on-site, an expansive driving range and a putting green.

Palmares Beach House Hotel

Palmares Beach House Hotel

For those travellers looking for a holiday with golf and wellness in mind, Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle Resort in Lagos, Algarve is an excellent choice. Located high on the clifftops, this 5* resort has some of the greatest leisure facilities we’ve seen. From a wellness spa area to football pitches and cycling paths, there are fitness and relaxation amenities for everyone to enjoy.

The main attraction for golfers is Palmares Golf Club and the Elite Golf Academy, for visitors to enjoy golf lessons, a putting green with a sea view and video swing and body posture analysis.

Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle Resort

Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle Resort

Spain

If Spain is your ideal destination for a golf trip, the 5* Hotel Camiral at PGA Catalunya Resort is in the historic city of Girona, Costa Brava. The hotel has two on-site golf courses, a golf clubhouse, a driving range and a golf academy, with stay and play deals available for three to seven-night stays. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s luxurious swimming pool and pool bar.

Hotel Camiral at PGA Catalunya Resort

Hotel Camiral at PGA Catalunya Resort

Close to Malaga and Gibraltar airports, the Gran Hotel Elba Estepona and Thalasso Spa 5* is located near the seafront. Renowned for its incredible spa, the hotel offers both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, four excellent restaurants and bars and sea view rooms. There are multiple golf courses within easy reach of the hotel (over 30, to be precise), including Finca Cortesin Golf Club and Real Club Valderrama.

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona

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