Most luxury golf vacations can be easily booked through professional tour companies, but you can also come up with your own itinerary for just about anywhere in the world. The destinations are endless with these being five of the best locations for a luxury golf vacation. 


Many golfers don’t always associate luxury golf vacations with the UK, and that’s mainly because of the unpredictable weather. However, there are numerous excellent courses to play in Britain and these can be combined with first-class accommodations and dining choices.

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With Scotland being the birthplace of golf there are several top notch courses to play such as St Andrews, Carnoustie, and the famous Gleneagles Resort where you’ll find the famous luxury hotel in the beautiful Perthshire countryside.

There are also numerous locations in England to enjoy an upscale holiday with courses such as the Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club in Suffolk, the Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club, and the East Sussex National course, which are both located in Sussex.

Booking with a luxury holiday specialist like is a sure fire way to ensure you get the best luxury golf holiday available. North Cornwall’s Trevose Golf and Country Club is also a popular location as is the Springs Hotel and Golf Club in Oxfordshire.


Luxury golf hotels and resorts in Greece mingle effortlessly among the breathtaking natural beauty in Greece. There’s no better way to enjoy a vacation in this idyllic setting than to get in a few rounds of golf, explore the soft sandy beaches, enjoy the fantastic weather, and soak in the local history and culture.

Since Greece is home to many scenic islands, you’ll find courses and resorts on the mainland as well as in locations such as Corfu and Crete. Some of the top luxury golf resorts in Greece include the Aquis Sandy Beach Resort, Romanos Luxury Resort, Louis Kerkyra Golf, Domes of Elounda, Porto Carras, Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort, Glyfada Golf Club of Athens, the Bay Course, the Crete Golf Club, and Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites.


Portugal, which shares the picturesque Iberian Peninsula with its neighbour Spain, is also filled with dozens of brilliant golf courses, resorts, hotels, restaurants and spas. Most golfers head down to the Algarve region in the south to take advantage of the wonderful weather and scenery, but there are also many luxurious locations in the north and around the capital city of Lisbon.

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Some of the top golfing destinations in Portugal include the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, Troia, Palmeres Golf Club, Morgano Dive, Vale da Pinta, Oceanica Old Course, Quinta de Cima, San Lorenzo, Monte Rei, Penina Oceanica Victoria, Oitavos Dunes, Villa Vita Parc Resort, Villa Leonor, and Pine Cliffs Hotel and Luxury Resort.

It’s easy to mix golfing pleasure with leisure in Portugal as the lush greens, mountains, and sparkling Blue Ocean waters combine to provide some of the best golfing locations on the globe.


With its wonderful weather and landscapes it’s no surprise that Spain is one of the world’s top destinations for luxury golf vacations. There are dozens of fantastic courses to choose from across the country with many of them being located in Marbella in the Costa del Sol.

Here you’ll find some exquisite locations including the Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort and Spa, Villa El Cid, Villa El Cano, Puente Romano Beach Resort and Spa, the Castillo Hotel Con Sida in Mallorca, the St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort, and the Finca Cortesin in Malaga.

Also of note is the La Cala golf resort situated in Malaga. The scenery on many of these chic curses is extraordinary and you’ll be able to combine golfing with other activities such as tennis, swimming and day spas. 

Arizona, USA

Wherever you travel, the golf courses in the sunny state of Arizona are really second to none. If you’re in search of the perfect golf course you just may find it here. There are close to 300 fine courses to choose from in Arizona with many of them regarded as luxurious.

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The warm desert weather makes the experience at these pristine courses even more enjoyable and you’ll find a dizzying array of them all across the state along with many dining and lodging options.

The courses here are quite diverse, much like the state’s landscape itself. Therefore you’ll come across links courses, alpine fairways and desert-style courses. Many types of terrain can be found in Arizona with the difficulty level also varying.

This means that luxury golf vacation in Arizona is ideal for golfers of all budgets, skill levels, and ages. Courses in Lake Havasu, Phoenix, Tucson and Scottsdale are popular in the winter months as the weather’s slightly cooler.

If you’d like to escape the heat during the summer you may find the courses in Northern and North Central Arizona the most appealing. Some of the popular courses include Legacy Golf Resort, Phoenician Resort, San Marcos Resort, Wigwam Resort, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, and the Omni Tucson Resort.

Enjoy the weather and good luck!

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Nick Wharton and Dariece Swift are the owners and founders of Goats On The Road. Together they have been travelling and working abroad since 2008 and have more than 20 years of combined experience in online business, finance, travel and entrepreneurship. Their expert advice has been featured on the Lonely Planet, CNN Money, Business Insider,  WiseBread and Forbes and they also spoke at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul about the business of travel blogging.

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