Welcome to GolfPlanet Holidays - the family-run golf holiday company, established in 1981.
We’re the longest-established golf holiday company in the UK and specialise in golf weekends, golf breaks, all inclusive golf holidays and tailor-made and luxury golf holidays.
We provide a true variety of golf destinations, resorts, hotels and golf courses...Not just the popular ones but the golf resorts and hidden-gems that are ideal for a few rather than many.
Of course, with our experience, comes expertise and you won't find better knowledge anywhere else. We've played the courses, stayed at the hotels, eaten in the restaurants (and sometimes drunk the wine!). And along with the variety and service comes value - we know the when, what, how and why of making golf holidays out and our aim is to give you the holiday at a better price than you can find anywhere else...And that's backed up by our Price Pledge of beating any price you can find.
Of course, we have our special destinations: No one knows France like we do, we're also extremely knowledgeable for golf holidays in Portugal, Spain, Turkey Belgium, Italy and Morocco.
For longer and more adventurous golf holidays, we know the USA, South Africa and Mauritius very well indeed. And we back up this knowledge with regular research and partnerships with destination-based companies to ensure maximum value and maximum satisfaction.
Having sent over 350,000 golfers over the years on holidays ranging from golfing daytrips to Northern France to two-month long tours of America taking in 50 "tick list" golf courses along the way, we do our best to satisfy your golf holiday needs - whether it's a golf intensive break or a relaxing holiday with just a bit of golf between the leisurely days on the beach and the long lunches on the terrace.
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Luxury Golf Holidays & Golf Breaks
We have unrivalled knowledge for luxury golf holidays all over the world. It comes with our experience and our travels, our ability to access hitherto ultra-private golf courses (and getting deals at hotels that don’t do deals) and understanding how clients’ expectations have risen over the years. We’re recognised as the go-to holiday company for when the golf is just part of the holiday and the whole itinerary needs to be special from A to Z. So much so that we’re the official provider for high-end American Express clients.
However, we also realise that luxury golf holidays mean different things to different clients and it does not need to be expensive to be ideal. It could be a world-class hotel or the finest golf courses, it could be a countryside retreat or a hidden gem of a destination with gourmet restaurant. Wherever or whatever you want your luxury golf holiday to be, give our experts a call on 01277 284284 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll come up with the perfect holiday for you.
All-Inclusive Golf Holidays
The convenience of an All-Inclusive golf holiday is a modern phenomenon and we have the largest selection available in Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Mauritius, Caribbean and Mexico, Egypt, Cyprus, Mallorca, Canary Islands and Morocco. Plus, we have full-board options in many other destinations too. All-Inclusive golf holidays are ideal for groups and for those who want to know their entire golf holiday budget in advance. For the best-value all-inclusive golf holiday deals, give our experts a call on 01277 284284 or email us on
email@example.com. And make sure you tell us if you’re a group as our prices get even better.
French Golf Holidays
Our original programme, French Golf Holidays does what it says on the tin! And there’s no other holiday company with as much choice, variety and value. Our French Golf Holidays programme is 34 years old and we’ve unquestioned expertise and influence and that helps maximise the value and availability for you. From just across the Channel to deepest Provence, from Brittany to Biarritz, we have the right French golf holiday for you. Just give our experts a call on 01277 284284 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf Holidays UK
Our UK golf holidays focus on the famous resorts with wonderful golf courses and hotels. But we also feature plenty of three- and four-star golf hotels and the hidden gem golf courses so as to offer UK golf holidays at great value.
We partner with the official providers of tee-times at the best golf courses and they offer us special rates and special access as well as the best golf deals at lesser-known golf courses. It’s often the case of “who you know” in the world of golf, and we know the people with the greatest influence – whether it’s the No.1 Caddie at the Old Course, St Andrews of the Golf Pro leading the way on the Ireland Tourist Board or a long-standing mate who heads up a golf region.
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You want a great golf holiday in a hotel with its own good golf course and its own good restaurant and set in a beautiful location, so you’re not driving here, there and everywhere? Our choice of golf hotels is designed for you!
At French Golf Holidays and GolfPlanet Holidays, we’ve got just the answer for your personalised golf break with a choice from dozens of golf hotels and resorts – some by the sea, some deep in the countryside, some laden with luxury, some in the “comfortable” category, some in ancient castles, some created within the last few years. All of them are golf hotels created for the golfer with no desire to be travelling all the time.
Give us a call on 01277 284284 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us your requirements. Meanwhile, here are ten of our European golf hotel favourites no more than four hours away - plus one in Morocco (also just four hours’ flight from London) and a very special golf break at Gleneagles, home of the 2014 Ryder Cup . . .
BULGARIA (yes, Bulgaria!)
Thracian Cliffs Golf and Beach Resort, Kavama, Cape Kaliakra. Thracian Cliffs, set high above the Black Sea, is the golf hotel with a fast-growing reputation. It hosted the 2013 Volvo World Match Play Championship (won by Graeme McDowell) and it’s been voted European Golf Resort of the Year 2014 by the International Association of Golf Tourism Operators (of which we at GolfPlanet Holidays and French Golf Holidays are proud members). The hotel is divided into two village-like centres with top-range accommodation, and the course is “the most beautiful I’ve ever seen in the world”, according to Gary Player (he would say that, wouldn’t he, as he designed it – but we’re not going to argue).
Abama Golf and Spa Resort, Tenerife, Canary Islands. This is as smart as it gets in the Canaries: a five-star golf hotel (with rooms and suites in the central Citadel building plus villas on the terraces leading down to the sea), a spectacular golf course (plus tennis courts if you’re looking for further exercise), formal restaurants (two with Michelin stars) and more casual dining areas, countless pools, a spa, a fitness centre and views across the Atlantic to the island of La Gomera – it all adds up to a truly luxury golf hotel.
Golf Hotel Le Manoir, Le Touquet. A favourite of French Golf Holidays for 30 years! It’s just 40 minutes’ drive from Calais and there’s quite a British flavour to the comfortable bars – so it’s perfect for the short golf break with few demands on your skills with the language and wrong-side-of-the-road driving! But the big attraction is that just a few yards from the front door are two splendid golf courses (La Mer and Le Foret) plus a testing nine-holer.
Golf du Medoc Hotel and Spa, Bordeaux. Just half an hour’s drive from Bordeaux airport, you’re deep into serious wine country – and nowhere is better than this golf hotel. It’s a modern building of wood and glass and there are quality touches everywhere – the wine bar, the restaurant and, above all, the two courses (Les Chateaux has staged the French Open). Don’t miss a visit to a wine chateau while you’re there.
Verdura Golf and Spa Hotel, Sicily. This is Rocco Forte’s creation - Italian style applied to a golf hotel: stylish rooms and villas (all with sea views), manicured gardens, five-star dining, a spa including a 25-metre indoor pool two golf courses designed by Kyle Phillips (Kings Barns in Scotland and The Grove near Watford are among his UK works), all set in a landscape full of olive trees.
Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, El Jadida. A new and exciting golf hotel in a vast estate alongside the Atlantic and not far from Casablanca – with an array of extra attractions (spa, night club, casino, floor shows, restaurants to suit all tastes and, if you want to make it a family holiday, there are three clubs for children). The star of the show is the Gary Player-designed links golf course which runs alongside the ocean.
Dona Filipa, Algarve. Dona Filipa, the queen of Algarve golf hotels and resorts, is fresh from a major make-over but it has retained all its classic virtues of high-quality comfort and access to golf galore. Dona Filipa is most closely associated with San Lorenzo, ten minutes away, but has special arrangements with the Vale de Lobo courses, which adjoin the hotel, and Pinheiros Altos, also ten minutes away.
Praia d’el Rey Golf and Beach Resort, Obidos. An hour’s drive north of Lisbon, this is a golf hotel that prides itself on its elegance and tranquillity away from the main tourist track. The hotel overlooks a long, sandy beach alongside the Atlantic and the golf course makes the most of the links-like dunes and the pine woods.
Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthsire. The ultimate golf hotel! In the hotel, choose between modern and traditional for your bedroom, four restaurants (including Scotland’s top Michelin rating), two indoor swimming pools and a spa. For your golf, choose from three courses, including the PGA Centenary course which stages the 2014 Ryder Cup. After your game, relax in one of the great golf clubhouses.
Vichy Catalan Golf Hotel, Girona. Set in the heart of the 36-hole PGA Catalunya layout (the Stadium course is again hosting the Spanish Open this year), this is real chill-out golf hotel. It’s not too big or overwhelming (it’s a modern low-rise building with 150 rooms), restaurant, gym, spa, swimming pool but it’s not too far from bright lights of Girona.
Golf Hotel Almenara, Sotogrande. High in the hills above the Mediterranean and at the less crowded end of the Costa del Sol, Almenara is a smart, not-too-big golf hotel with its own spectacular 27-hole layout (designed by Dave Thomas). That’s great value on its own – and there’s easy access to Valderrama, La Reserva, Sotogrande, San Roque, Finca Cortesin and Alcadeisa ...A golf paradise.
Cornelia Diamond, Belek. Top-of-the-range “all-inclusive” for a relaxing yet classy golf hotel break. It’s not actually on the 27-hole Faldo golf complex but the free shuttle from the hotel to the clubhouse takes only a few minutes. There is one huge swimming pool and several smaller ones, a beach just a stroll away through the gardens, a spa, buffet restaurants and (for a €10 supplement) several a la carte restaurants.
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Your Holiday Security
We take extra special care to make your holiday secure. Our ABTA bond covers all your accommodation, golf and self-drive arrangements, not just part of them. We do not charge debit or credit card fees on deposit payments so you also benefit from your card insurance scheme. Some of our competitors do not match our standards which comply with the highest in the travel industry. So, whichever travel company you plan to use, make sure it is fully bonded and does not hide behind ambiguous wording.
The Prices and Efficiency of our Golf Breaks
For speed, value and convenience for your golf break and travel arrangements, we have privileged and often exclusive access to a wealth of special deals and online technologies so our response is rapid and the prices very keen. Bookings can be made over the phone or we can send you a detailed quote within a few hours.
We look forward to looking after you.
Morgan Clarke, Managing Director and the team at GolfPlanetholidays.com