Travel and Lifestyle
Sep 25th, 2018
The world's Top 10 Must-visit Golf Resorts
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There’s something special about visiting golf resorts. If you like the game, you must know how much of an impact the green-field venue has on the whole golfing experience. Let’s check out some of the most authentic corners of paradise that have hosted true golf champions like Tiger Woods, and famous golf passionates like Barack Obama.
1. The Grand, Ho Tram Strip
Located in Vietnam, this amazing resort is a flagship of the Ho Tram Strip. It has won numerous prices during the years, including the prestigious “World´s Best Golf Hotel 2017”. Therefore, this hotel can be only put in the first place of our list. Located on 2.2 miles of pristine beach, the Grand offers numerous unique amenities including:
The only major casino in Vietnam with gaming tables;
A dozen high-end restaurants;
An award-winning spa;
Park aquatic center;
Ballroom with 1000 seats and conference facilities.
So if you have the chance to visit The Grand, don’t miss out on all the cool things you can see and do in this massive entertainment center.
2. Palazzo Arzaga
Calvagese della Riviera, Italy. Not far from Lake Garda, around a house of the fifteenth century, we can find two greens, one of eighteen and one of nine holes. Designed respectively by Jack Nicklaus, winner of the “Golf Course Designer of the Year 2017”, and Gary Player. In addition to the clubhouse, with a shop in which you can find the necessary equipment for the sport, there are also two swimming pools (one indoor) and the Clarins Spa, where you can enjoy invigorating massages after the games. For a gourmet break, just choose the Le Terrazze restaurant. In the menu, the delicious “Salad of the golfer” stands out. The perfect dish after a game.
3. The Killarney Park Hotel
Killarney, Ireland. This hotel, rewarded this year as the “Number One Hotel in Ireland” by Tripadvisor, is perfectly placed to give access to world-class golf courses. You can choose between the Waterville, designed by the American Tom Fazio on a small loop, the Ballybunion, designed in the middle of spectacular dunes by Tom Watson and Robert Trent Jones. You can also go for the Tralee, that the Golf Channel television network has included among the ten best camps in the world. The pride of the structure is an elegant Spa, where, among the many proposals, there is even the "Golfers tonic", a ninety-minute session of Swedish massage with ad hoc treatment for feet and ankles.
4. Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
Jamaica. A brand new property with direct access to Sandals Golf & Country Club on the north coast of the island. Here we can find an eighteen hole course with par 71, along which you can order energy drinks. A certified professional is available to the players. The resort offers also a beach club, 11 bars, and 16 restaurants. But for those who want to enjoy a little privacy, the Garden of Eden with its over 100 acres is truly the perfect space.
5. Seaview Hotel and Golf Resort
New Jersey, USA. The 100-year-old elegant Seaview hotel in Galloway offers something unique to its visitors. It promotes a sense of calmness and relaxation even though it’s around 45 minutes away from the never-sleeping Atlantic City. This 4 star hotel has 296 well-appointed rooms and 16 suites. There are number of activities you can do here, including an award-winning meeting space for business and leisure travellers, fine dining experiences, two 18-hotel golf courses, fitness center, three tennis courts and a the high-end Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.
Since this is New Jersey, you don’t even have to leave your hotel room to have some fun. You can stay in and still be entertained by watching sports on the TV and placing some bets online. Using PayPal, you’ll be able to make deposits and get some great bonuses along the way. When you think about it, it’s always good to have alternatives to how you spend your time, and the Seaview hotel in New Jersey offers just that!
South Africa. Made on a design by Gary Player with eighteen holes, the three fields of the resort wind through ponds and flowerbeds. If the Outeniqua is considered the simplest green, The Links is in first place in the ranking drawn up by the South African magazine Golf Digest;even Tiger Woods played here. The Montagu is one of the finest 18-hole parkland layouts. This property, with 115 rooms and a separate building of eighteen suites, also houses a Spa. Among the beauty treatments, there is the "Decléor golfer's paradise", a back/neck/scalp massage with a de-stress foot treatment and a Spa facial.
7. Cuisinart Golf Resort & SPA
Anguilla. This resort, designed by the Australian Greg Norman, will reopen in November 2018 with a complete new facade. The main and unique features of the golf course will however remain unchanged. The golf course of this resort offers an incomparable view of the Caribbean Sea and consists of eighteen holes, with par 72. A peculiarity is the sinuous lake that separates the hole 2 from 10 that makes the game and the surrounding area most interesting.
8. Castiglion del Bosco
Montalcino, Italy. In the golf club of this structure - the only one private in Italy - a few months ago played even Barack Obama, passionate golf sportsman. In the Natural Park of Val d'Orcia, in a property of two thousand hectares, we can find a field with eighteen holes, where the thirteenth, of 620 meters, is among the longest in Europe. It is designed by Tom Weiskopf, champion of the British Open. The nineteenth hole is called Brunello Hole and is traditionally used by members at the end of the game to contend for a glass of the homonymous wine, typical of this region. The resort boasts twenty-three suites and eleven villas with private pools, all set in seventeenth and eighteenth-century farmhouses.
9. Old Course Hotel
St Andrews. Unmissable destination for the most passionate players, this five-star hotel stands next to the Old Course, a field on which the rules of golf were codified. Recently refurbished, the hotel has 144 rooms and suites, a Spa and several restaurants. Among these, the quaint Jigger Inn stands out, a pub decorated with memorabilia of illustrious champions.
10. Paradis Golf Club Le Morne
Mauritius. Last but not least, an Eden in the Indian Ocean for golfers. Designed by David Dutton, this green stands at the foot of the Le Morne mountain. Its path, which reaches the shore, is located inside the Paradis Hotel & Golf Club and is shared with the Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa, both part of Beachcomber. The Golf Academy has an exclusive video system through which films players in action, evaluate their swing in order to create a personalized training program.
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