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Hosted Tuition Trip to Marrakech November 17-21, 2019

Hosted Tuition Trip to Marrakech November 17-21, 2019

Top 10 car-free GolfPlanet Holidays

Top 10 car-free GolfPlanet Holidays

If you prefer to keep your driving to the golf course on your Golf Planet Holiday, take a look at our top ten choices to stay and play.

  1. Hotel Las Madrigueras, Las Americas, Tenerife. Just a ten-minute taxi ride from Tenerife South airport, this elegant five-star hotel is next door to Golf Las Americas and all residents have free buggies. It’s a 30-minute walk to Playa Las Americas for an evening out or enjoy the excellent restaurant in the hotel.
  2. Aphrodite Hills Hotel and Residences, near Paphos, Cyprus. Head to this beautiful island and base yourself at Aphrodite Hills and its on-site PGA National course. This stunning resort offers you a choice of a superb hotel or attractive apartments and villas and includes an impressive selection of restaurants, a spa, tennis courts and many shops.
  3. Dona Filipa Hotel, Vale do Lobo, Portugal. This popular five-star hotel is renowned for its warm welcome and great location. There’s free golf at the famous San Lorenzo course and the Ronald Fream designed Pinheiros Altos. Courtesy shuttles run, to the courses from the hotel for our golfers.
  4. The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece. Plan ahead and enjoy return shuttle transfers from Kalamata Airport as well as free shuttle transfers to the courses, with buggies included on the Bay course. There’s a generous dine-around package for guests on half board at this luxury five-star hotel.
  5. Golf El Rompido, Huelva, Spain. Fly into Faro and head over the border to enjoy 36 holes of superb golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a good four-star hotel, villas and apartments to suit everyone’s taste and pockets. It’s a popular choice with our clients, particularly for a short break.
  6. Hotel Jardin Tecina, La Gomera. A bit of a journey, but well worth the effort. Take a ferry from Tenerife and then transfer to this secluded resort with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean and towards Mount Teide on Tenerife. The Donald Steel designed course is as peaceful as the hotel.
  7. Vilnius Grand Resort, Lithuania. Golf Planet Holidays clients have exclusive golf deals at this awesome resort, home to The V Golf Club, one of the best courses we have ever played, and tremendous value. Be ahead of the game and book your holiday now.
  8. Salobre Hotel Resort and Serenity, Gran Canaria. Relax at this stunning resort in between rounds on the testing courses, the New and the Old, both requiring you to be playing at the top of your game. We are delighted to arrange golf transfers if you want to play the other courses on the beautiful island.
  9. Fairmont Royal Palm, Marrakech. With the foothills of the Atlas Mountains as the impressive backdrop this stylish resort exudes luxury. The golf course was designed by American Cabell B Robinson and demonstrates his flair for taking the fantastic surroundings into consideration when he designs his masterpieces.
  10. Belek, Turkey. You can’t single out one hotel or one golf course from the fantastic range around Antalya. The all-inclusive golf deals with transfers to the courses are ideal for Golf Planet Holidays groups
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Arizona by Nigel

Arizona by Nigel

During my time in Arizona, I felt there were few states in the USA more dedicated to the game of golf, a warm climate, Sonoran Desert scenery, fabulous resorts, and world-class courses make Arizona an internationally recognised golf holiday destination.

Outside of the hot summer months is the best time to play.  Most days are dry and sunny with cooler evenings, I would recommend late-morning tee times as there can be early morning frost during the winter months.

Although golf is the main tourist attraction in the winter, Arizona is also the home of the Grand Canyon National Park, Red Rock State Park, and the Sonora Desert. Visitors and locals enjoy spectacular views and breathtaking scenery across the state.

For me, Scottsdale is the epicentre, with over 200 courses in the Scottsdale Valley, including TPC Scottsdale, you are spoilt for choice on your holiday.

Having spent some time in Arizona in a coaching capacity, I quickly learned my way around and played many of the courses on offer. The prime site of Desert Mountain, overlooking the valley, is home to seven great courses. All courses have excellent practice facilities, so if you don’t feel like playing one day, then hit a few balls, or have a bit of fun at Top Golf, located on route to the airport.

If you can tear yourself away from the golf courses, you can experience the wonderful dining in Scottsdale. Microbreweries, pubs and wine bars have all popped up in recent times in this trendy town, believe me there is no shortage of anything! The Old Town Scottsdale is a destination for visitors and local food lovers alike.

For more information on the golf courses and my preferred hotels and resorts, please feel free to give me a call and I’d be delighted to chat through possible itineraries and organise the perfect golf holiday to Arizona for you.

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Hosted Tuition Trip to Marrakech November 17-21, 2019

Hosted Tuition Trip to Marrakech November 17-21, 2019

Hosted Golf Tour to South Africa’s Western Cape - March 1-11, 2020

Hosted Golf Tour to South Africa’s Western Cape - March 1-11, 2020

Go West for Wonderful Golf

Go West for Wonderful Golf

Top 10 car-free GolfPlanet Holidays

Top 10 car-free GolfPlanet Holidays

Arizona by Nigel

Arizona by Nigel