Top 5 Golf Offers for Early 2023
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about booking your 2023 holiday
From a week-long break in Europe to luxury escapes in far-flung destinations like Abu Dhabi or the Mauritius, today we’re sharing some of the best destinations for an early 2023 golf holiday and casting a spotlight on some unmissable offers and experiences.
Take a look at our Top 5 Offers for 2023 chosen by out Golf Travel Experts.
Number 1: Aphrodite Hills Hotel
Nestled on a plateau overlooking Paphos and the sparkling Mediterranean, the hotel is surrounded by the stunning award-winning PGA National Cyprus golf course, an absolutely perfect location for those on a golf holiday to Cyprus. Oozing opulence and splendour, the Aphrodite Hills Hotel offers a calm and tranquil ambience, complete with 290 guest rooms and suites, and award-winning amenities.
Aphrodite Hills PGA National at Aphrodite Hills Resort is the first-ever leisure and golf development of its kind in Cyprus. Featuring a magnificent championship course, Golf Academy, Clubhouse and breathtaking scenery, a golfing holiday here is unrivalled.
Aphrodite Hills, PGA National Cyprus
Designed by acclaimed architect Cabell Robinson, this award-winning 18-hole, par 71 cliff-top course boasts the perfect mix of challenging pot bunkers, manicured fairways of lush Bermuda grass and generous tiered greens. The course follows the contours of two plateaux with the fairways cutting through olive groves, carob trees and lakes.
Alternatively, the Elea Golf Club, designed by the critically-acclaimed golf architect Nick Faldo, is located less than 20 minutes away by car.
Number 2: The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella
The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa is a five-star luxury hotel in the heart of Marbella’s Golf Valley.
Nestled by the green fairways of La Quinta Golf, the golf resort attracts all levels of golfer as its three magnificent 9-hole courses, designed by World Champion Manuel Piñero, cater for all on a golf holiday in the Costa del Sol. In close proximity to Puerto Banús and Marbella, the hotel runs complimentary transfers for those who wish to explore the local area.
Accommodation at The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa is elegant and luxurious, in a chic contemporary style. Other facilities include two fabulous restaurants, two outdoor swimming pools, three bars, a children’s club, state-of-the-art fitness centre and a spectacular spa. Vibrant Puerto Banús Marina Harbour is just 10 minutes from the hotel, too, where guests can enjoy shopping, fine dining and a lively nightlife, as is Marbella’s Old Town.
With three unique 9-hole courses, La Quinta Golf Course boasts stunning panoramic views of Marbella’s Golf Valley. Designed by three-time World Champion and Ryder Cup winner Manuel Piñero, La Quinta requires accuracy and stamina in order to avoid the deep bunkers and manipulate the sloping fairways. There is also a Clubhouse Restaurant, driving range and putting green.
San Pedro Course
Number 3: Melia Hacienda del Conde, Tenerife
The Melia Hacienda del Conde lies on the serene north-western tip of Tenerife, where tranquillity and peace competes with a breathtaking mountain backdrop and the sound of the Atlantic waves lapping onto the rugged volcanic coastline.
Perfectly situated in Buenavista del Norte, the hotel is within easy reach of some of Tenerife’s most beautiful natural sites, including the picturesque village of Masca, poised in the mountains, and the El Caletón natural pools, just 15 minutes away by car.
Facilities include two swimming pools – an incredible infinity pool (June to September) overlooking the ocean, and a lagoon-style pool, a state-of-the-art spa featuring hydrotherapy circuit, and excellent wining and dining facilities.
Melia Hacienda del Conde’s relaxed ambience creates a sanctuary for those on a golf holiday. This five-star adults-only boutique oceanfront hotel boasts an incredible onsite 18-hole golf course, Buenavista Golf Course, which is widely regarded as one of the most stunning courses on the island.
Buenavista Golf Course
Buenavista translates to ‘beautiful view’ and is true to its name. Overlooking the Isla Baja coastline and jaw-dropping Teno Mountains from its cliff-top position, this course is one of the most spectacular on the island. Many of the holes are directly on the coastline, and there are water features to meander around, as well as hundreds of trees. Golfers will need to take care with the ocean breezes, which can pose a challenge, but the wide and shallow bunkers are welcomed.
Number 4: Vida Emirates Hills Dubai
Opened in 2019, Vida Emirates Hills Dubai is an upmarket hotel offering a chic and stylish stay for those on a golf holiday in Dubai, with 160 luxurious rooms and suites overlooking The Faldo course at Emirates Golf Club. Both Emirates and Address Montgomerie golf courses are just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
There is also a shopping centre within the hotel for some relaxing retail therapy and complimentary bicycles to explore the neighbourhood at a leisurely pace.
There are three restaurants at Vida Emirates Hills, each offering a casual place to enjoy good food and drinks. Stage 2, in particular, offers a fabulous Afternoon Tea and golf course vistas.
Perfect for a golf holiday in Dubai, Vida Emirates Hills is located a 10-minute walk away from two championship golf courses, Emirates and The Montgomerie. The resort is also in close proximity to The Els Club Dubai, Dubai Hills and Arabian Ranches, where guests receive four weekday rounds.
Number 5: Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius
Constance Belle Mare Plage is an elegant five-star resort situated in Poste de Flacq on the north-east coast of Mauritius.
On golf-free days, guests can relax in one of four swimming pools surrounded by tropical gardens, or sunbathe on the fabulous two kilometre long beach, which is a favourite with watersports enthusiasts.
Alternatively, other onsite sports include tennis, squash and boules. A wide variety of excursions can also be booked at the hotel, including deep sea fishing, quad biking and parasailing. Children aged between 4 and 11 can be entertained at the Constance Kids Club, perfect for a family golf holiday in Mauritius.
Guests at Constance Belle Mare Plage can choose to play golf at their two championship golf courses – Links Golf Course and Legend Golf Course.
Links Golf Course
Located just a five-minute transfer from the resort, and designed by Rodney Wright and Peter Alliss, this 18-hole, par-71 course is laid our across undulating terrain with raised tee-boxes and greens.
Legend Golf Course
The Legend golf course is an 18-hole, par-72 course, designed by South African champion Hugh Baiocchi. With a championship layout, it is set along one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius, surrounded by water and indigenous forest, and built to USPGA specifications. It is located right next to Constance Belle Mare Plage resort and regularly holds a Seniors Tour event.