There’s food, great food and then there is the finest food in the world. And when combined with top-class golf, you’ve got a holiday to remember for a long time.
“After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations! Oscar Wilde
We’ve studied all the great restaurant ratings around the world (we’ve even been to a few of them to make sure the critics were right) and we’ve created the perfect menu: a gourmet restaurant with proximity to quality accommodation and great golf. We’ve called this Dantesque mix “Gourmet Golf”. Guides used to compile the list include Elite Traveller, Conde Nast, Michelin, San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants and Gault Millau.
Whilst eating at one of the world’s finest restaurants might not come cheap, we do have a lovely mix of hotels and accommodation for you to choose from – from luxury to charm so the holiday budget is controllable. And to add to the special flavour and theme, we’ve sourced two local brasseries for you to dine at too.
Our Gourmet Golf holidays are for gourmands and special occasions. Just give us a call and we’ll put something magical together for you.
Each week –long holiday will feature:
· Seven nights’ accommodation in the hotel/villa of your choice
· Two dinner reservations as fine-dining restaurants
· Two dinner reservations at local brasseries
· Three rounds of golf
· Eurotunnel travel with your car or hire car if you’re flying
· We’ll even book taxis for you to/from the restaurants.
Take a look at our list of restaurants and tell us where you’d like to go and we’ll come up with a Gourmet Golf holiday to suit you.
“Let food by thy medicine and medicine by thy food” Hippocrates
If you’re into your golf as much as your good, take a peek at our list of World’ Best Golf Courses
As well as more beautiful courses than you could play in a fortnight and beautiful countryside, Around Paris is easy to get to by car or plane and offers a lovely mix of culture and charm.
Gordon Ramsay au Trianon Palace, Versailles
Auberge de Jeu du Paume, Chantilly
La Table de Connetable, Chantilly
One you’ve been to Corsica, you’re smitten. The golf (all 30 holes of it) is sensational.
Palm Beach, Ajaccio
Casadelmar, Porto Vecchio
Grand Hotel de Cala Rossa, Porto Vecchio
U Santa Maia, Porto Vecchio
Biarritz and the Aquitaine Coast is one of loveliest regions in France – a fine climate, fantastic golf (including Seignosse, Moliets and Chiberta) and the locals love their food and wine.
Le Relais de la Poste, Magesq
Du Palais, Biarritz
Les Rosiers, Biarritz
With so much land and sea, Brittany is spoilt for good and its restaurants do not let it down. The golf is pretty and there’s space to spare.
Patrick Jeffroy, Carantex
Auberge des Glazicks, Plomodiern
Le Coquillage, Cancale
La Table de Brezh Cage
Chateau Locguenole, Hennebont
Le Chalut, Saint Malo
Just over two hours from Calais, Reims is more than just Champagne. The golf is enjoyable, the history is impressive and the food rivals the bubbly for putting a smile on your face.
L’Assisette Champ noise, Reims
Gerard Boyer, Reims
Le Chardonnay, Reims
Lex Bureaux, Epernay
Le Grand Cerf, Reims
Dordogne and Bordeaux
With the world’s finest vineyards and the Atlantic, you can’t really go wrong. A beautiful, warm and wonderfully French destination.
Le Saint James, Bouliac
Chateau Cordeillan Bages, Pauillac
Hostellerie de Plaisance, Saint Emilion
Le Patio, Arcachon
7eme Peche, Bordeaux
Le Chapon Fin, Bordeaux
La Guereniere, Gujan Mestras
Les Sources de Caudalie, Haut Laffite
Class! Fabulous golf, a fine array of hotels and so many restaurants in so many great locations. This is the place to fall in love.
Louis XV, Monaco
Eden Roc, Antibes
La Vague d’Or, St Tropez
Rivea, St Tropez
La Reserve de Beaulieu, Beaulieu sur Mer
La Palme d’Or, Cannes
Chateau de la Chevre d’Or, Eze
La Bastide Saint Antoine, Grasse
L’Oasis,Mandelieu La Napoule
Chateau Saint Martin, Vence
Residence de la Pinede, Saint Tropez
Le Mas Candille, Mougins
A Chateau every five miles, the Loire is perfect for culture-vultures, wine-buffs, holiday golfers and gourmands.
Domaine des Hauts de Loire, Onzain
Le Neuvieme Art, Saint Just Saint Rambert
Chateau de Pray, Amboise
La Gloire, Montargis
La Gambetta, Saumur
La Tour, Sancerre
Les Hauts Roches, Tours
Charles Barrier, Tours
Easy to get to but so very different. Normandy is stacked with charm and great views and the prices, outside of Deauville, are very attractive.
Sa Qua Na, Honfleur
Jean-Luc Tartarin, Le Havre
La Voile d’Or, Dieppe
Just 120 miles from London, Northern France has attracted our clients for nearly 40 years for its great golf, beautiful beaches and fun resorts. It’s also steeped in history and art with the Louvre at Lens proving to be a great attraction, the Lille Museum Pass is superb and a long weekend in Le Touquet is always good fund.
La Grenouilliere, Montreuil sur Mer
Chateau de Beaulieu, Busnes
La Laiterie, Lille
Westminster, Le Touquet
Le Paris, Le Touquet
Stay in the most romantic capital in the world, play a little golf, do a little shopping, eat to your heart’s content…There’s not much better!
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee
L’Atelier Saint Germain de Joel Robuchon
The French say that the Rhone Alps is the home of French gastronomy. It’s also home to a surprising number of beautiful golf courses, fine wines and superb hotels.
Paul Bocuse, Lyon
Georges Blanc, Vonnas
Les Terrasses, Uriage Les Bains
Alain Chapel, Mionnay
Mere Brazier, Lyon
L’Auberge de l’Ile, Lyon
Nicolas Lebec, Lyon
Just an hour from Calais and with no fewer than three “Royal” golf courses plus four others to play, Bruges offers history, fun, easy access and some top-notch restaurants.
Sun, golf, luxury hotels and increasingly good restaurants.
La Petite Maison
Dublin has always been fascinating and has boasted some world-class courses for many years but the fine-dining has crept in to the culture and Dublin rivals many a larger city with its cuisine.
Italian food focuses on the home-made specials and the gourmet restaurants in the larger towns but Florence offers one of the world’s best and we know some super “hidden gems” in the surrounding hills. The golf is beautiful. We’d recommend to stay in town to savour the culture and have a couple of “out of town” days to take in the golf.
One could argue that Portugal’s food is not up to the standard of its golf courses and hotels but Portuguese cuisine is all about flavour and good hearty cuisine so eating is often a simple occasion. However, Vila Joya would rate highly anywhere in the world.
Three golf courses, bedrooms to die for, an award-winning spa and the famous scenery. Oh, and a brilliant restaurant.
Cape Town, South Africa
The Rainbow Nation comes up trumps once again with three outstanding restaurants in and around Cape Town. Explore the Garden Route taking in the finest golf courses along the way. Yes please!
The Test Kitchen
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais , Franschoek
Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch
Barcelona is going some…Five of the world’s best restaurants, two of the finest golf courses in Europe (and several others) and the world’s best football team and a beautiful, vibrant and historic city.
El Celler de Can Roca, Girona
In the north of Spain halfway between the French border and Bilbao, San Sebastian is a proud and beautiful region and offers more top-class restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the world…They must be doing something right! For golf, Jose Maria Olazabal is a local boy and the quality of the new and old golf courses are nearly as impressive as the cooking.
Bilbao is a cultural magnet and is a wealthy city with great museums (including the Guggenheim) and stunning countryside. For amazing dining experiences, the three of our list would satisfy the most discerning of palates. The golf is as exclusive as the restaurants but that’s not a problem for GolfPlanet Holidays.
As well as the hullaballoo of the crazy city, there are more refined but just as breath-taking restaurants to enjoy. The quality of hotels is amazing and there are an ever-increasing number of beautiful golf courses within 30 minutes of the city.
New York, USA
How about this for a week of indulgence: play four of the US Open golf courses: Bethpage, Winged Foot, Shinnecock Hills and Oak Hill alongside a former US PGA player, stay in New York itself (with private transfers to and from the golf courses), dine at some of the finest restaurants in the world and maybe do a little shopping for the loved ones you left at home!
Eleven Madison Park
Momofuku Ssam Bar and Momofuku Ko
San Francisco, California
With Pebble Beach, Spyglass and Cypress Point within an hour’s drive, San Francisco could be the ultimate destination for the golfing gourmet. We’d recommend a two-centre stay – two or three nights taking in the sights by day and the fine food by night and then move out of town for the golf, beach and easy-life.