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5 golf resorts in Europe you should consider to go

Shipitwise Tourism 21.09.2016

Is there anything more fun than playing golf?

Spending your days in the most picturesque locations across the world. Just walking there, enjoying the nature, and playing this relaxing game.

Whether you’re a businessman or businesswoman, sipping a martini and making million dollar business deals in the process. Or simply a family person, enjoying the game. It’s still one of the best ways to spend your free time.

Golf resorts in Europe

But where can you actually do it?

Well, beginners can take lessons almost in any major city in the world. But when you’re finally ready to play on some serious courses, you just need to have a HCP card and get the right equipment (used clubs are just fine for beginners).

If you have your own clubs that you’d like to take with you to your next holiday, then we’re here to help you! Our team includes many golf players and we know the importance of playing with your own clubs. That’s why we’re making it easy for you to get them there.

We went ahead and got an opinion of some experienced players on their favourite courses. Turns out, despite America being the world leader in golf tourism, there are some exciting locations just nearby. Let’s have a look at the best golf resorts in Europe that players like to visit.

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St. Andrews, Scotland

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St. Andrews, ScotlandOf course, we had to start with the home of the game itself. The game originated in Scotland back in the 15th century. It quickly became so popular that King James II even had to ban it for a while. Because everyone was so enthusiastic about playing golf that they completely ignored their military training.

Only that didn’t last long. Already in the 16th century, King Charles I was eager to popularize it. Rumor has it he was on the course even when he received the news about the Irish rebellion in 1641.

So for those who are passionate about golf, Scotland is a must visit for sure.

Barceló Montecastillo Golf, Cádiz, Spain

Barceló Montecastillo Golf, Cádiz, SpainIf America’s the leader in the world for golf tourism, then Spain’s certainly the leader in EuropeThe reason that Spanish golf resorts are way ahead of other European destinations is their quality and diversity.

Barceló Montecastillo Golf, for example, was designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus himself. Nicklas still says that this course remains one of his best creations in Europe. Definitely worth attention of even the most picky travelers.

Elba Palace Golf, Fuerteventura, Spain

Elba Palace Golf, Fuerteventura, SpainFor the even more luxurious experience on Spanish courses, there’s this exclusive place on the Canary Islands. It’s recommended by many for its breathtaking sea views and its golf breaks package offers. Most visitors are couples that come back to the resort every year.

So if you are lucky enough and your partner is also an enthusiastic player, this looks like your next perfect holiday location.

Evian Resort, France

Evian Resort, FranceThis gorgeous golf and spa resort’s located at the foot of the Alps. World Luxury Hotel Awards awarded it with “Europe’s leading luxury golf resort 2015” last. Its course is the home of The Evian Championship, a prestigious women’s professional golf tournament. It has a strong French identity and offers a real royal treatment to its visitor.

Playing in one of the best European courses, while overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps does sound like a great vacation! However, if you are planning to travel in autumn, book it in advance – places go fast before the championship event in September.

Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa, Sicily, Italy

Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa, Sicily, ItalyThis Sicilian five-star resort offers two great courses where guests can have two very different experiences.

Links Course, designed by Franco Piras, requires careful tactical play to overcome all the obstacles.

The Gary Player Parkland Course, on the contrary, needs accuracy for players to score on it.

Add the great spa facilities and outstanding service to this and you get another unforgettable vacation.


The resorts are well organized and have all kinds activities. Your loved ones will always have something to do while you spend days on the course.

And the best thing is – you can take your own golf equipment and shipping with Shipitwise Hands-free traveling!

If you need any help with shipping your clubs to any of these or other locations – you know where to find us! 🙂