There are countless golf courses all over Europe so it can be very tricky knowing where to go and which golf course to pick on your holiday in Europe.
We have put together a list of some of the most popular golf courses, to inspire you and help a little bit on the way…
Interesting Golf Courses In Europe
The Oldest In History – St. Andrews Old Course, Scotland
Scotland is an amazing place to play golf, not only because of the spectacular surroundings, but because it is the very country where Golf was invented.
The first record of golf as a game was in St Andrews, which is also known for having created the first ever 18 hole golf course in 1764 at the Old Course.
The resorts are nothing less than brilliant, but many prefer to stay in the traditional stone cottages and finish the evenings in front of the fire place with some local Scottish Whiskey.
Europe’s Augusta – Valderrama, Spain
Valerrama is often compared to the Augusta course in U.S, which is one of the most famous golf courses along with golf courses like: www.arizonagolf.com – Valderrama is definitely one of the best known golf courses in Europe, and for a good reason:
The nature and scenery plays a dramatic roll in the layout of the course, and the area is blossoming with plants and a wide variety of bird species.
Wildlife And Views – San Lorenzo, Portugal
There are more than a few great golf courses in Portugal, but this one has to be among the best in the country if not the continent.
The golf course is set in an amazing scenery winding its way through pine forest alongside a lagoon which is a wildlife reserve, and rewarding views over the sea.
And it really worth the trip down to Portugal for a few rounds of golf in this lovely area.
Play Among Roman Relics – Golf Di Roma Acquansanta, Italy
This golf course is unlike any other, you actually play among ancient Roman relics. The resort lies at the foothills of the Adirondacks, whose peaks provide a stunning backdrop.
The course is known for its diversity in challenges, which are sometimes quite difficult but still entertaining – something which is becoming more rare in today’s golf courses.
An Unusual Course – Barsebäcks Gamla, Sweden
Barsebäck golf course is a beautiful example of Scandinavian nature, almost like a Swedish garden, with old oaks and Swedish pine trees lining the course along with fields of yellow flowers.
It’s also a versatile layout: part links – with three holes open to the North Sea – part woodland and part parkland. This is what many people say that they love about the course, that it’s actually three different courses, something which is very unusual.
The accommodation is nothing special however, this is obviously something you will have to consider when choosing your courses.
Scotland, Portugal and Spain have really nice resorts, quite similar in style & quality to those in USA like the Hilton Head Golf course: www.hiltonheadgolf.com – if you have any tips of other great golf courses in Europe, feel free to add them below!
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