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Golf and spa holidays can provide the perfect mix of sporting enjoyment and restorative relaxation, and are often most suitable for couples, or groups of friends, with different interests.
It really is the perfect combination for couples who want to get away together but he wants to play golf whilst she wants to enjoy being pampered in the spa. Of course, it doesn't have to be that way round! So, what better way to indulge and keep everyone happy than on a dedicated golf and spa break?
Another way of looking at it, particularly for golfers who are not at their physical peak, is that the spa can provide the perfect sanctuary at the end of the day to ease out tired muscles and soothe away any niggling aches and pains. The best golf and spa resorts also offer specialised fitness training for golfers, as well as yoga classes - perfect for stretching out your body and allowing your mind to forget about that dreadful shot that missed the green on the final hole!
We have a superb collection of hand picked golf and spa resorts for you to choose from. Here are just a few ideas, divided in to short haul and long haul:
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is one of Europe's finest golf and spa resorts, located on Sicily's south west coast. Winner of several prestigious awards since its opening in 2010, this luxury resort is perfect for both adults and families. There's a Tennis Academy and lots of watersports too.
Borgo Egnazia Golf & Spa Resort, voted Best New Family Hotel in 2012 Tatler Travel Awards, is also perfect for couples too. Located on the coast in southern Italy, with a variety of accommodation options, including luxury private villas. Easily accessible for a sunny long weekend.
OK, so Tenerife has not had the best press in recent years, but tucked away in a secluded corner of the island is the excellent Abama Golf & Spa Resort It's well worth adding to your list of options and, as the sunniest of the Spanish islands, it's an excellent off season destination too.
Terre Blanche Golf & Spa Resort in the South of France has two Championship Golf Courses and an excellent David Leadbetter Golf Academy to help adults and children hone their skills. The sublime spa, pretty gardens, amazing views and easy access to charming Provencal villages, makes this ideal for families with older children.
Aphrodite Hills offers a superb golf course, a gorgeous spa, an Annabel Croft tennis academy (with lots of courses for both adults and children) and an excellent selection of private villas to choose from. There are 3 other excellent courses nearby. See golf in Cyprus
Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort has a 9 hole par 3 course (each hole has two tees). It's not a particularly great course but it's fantastic for families, particularly if the kids want tuition at the golf academy. There's lots of other activities to keep everyone entertained, plus a superb Spa.
The Residence is an excellent family friendly resort with its own private beach, plus the magnificent Robert Trent Jones II designed 18 hole links style championship golf course. There's an abundance of facilities for all ages, including tennis, and a wonderful spa.
Mazagan Beach Resort is big and glitzy but the kids will love it. Located on a massive beach, the resort has a truly impressive array of activities for all ages. The superb links style championship golf course (designed by Gary Player) is a golfer's delight, and the spa is a welcome sanctuary.
Probably the best place in the world for combining golf and spas, featuring several first class options. Most offer a great selection of motorised and non-motorised watersports. Venture inland for wonderful walking and hiking too. Find out more about golf in Mauritius and spas in Mauritius
For the avid golfer visiting the Seychelles, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that the Constance Lemuria Resort 18 hole championship course on the island of Praslin is a cracker. The bad news is that this is the only 18 hole course in the Seychelles. However, there's more good news: it also has a stunning spa.
There are a great many outstanding golf courses in South Africa, but very few have good spas too. The exception is Fancourt on the world famous Garden Route, with 3 courses (2 of which are in the country's top 10) and a superb spa. Another option, nearer Cape Town, is Steenberg.
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Whether you're travelling as a couple, a group of friends, or as a family, we can create the perfect tailor-made itinerary for you. We really know our stuff, so can advise on where best to go in order to suit your particular requirements, and when.
One of our friendly experts would be glad to help. Please call us on 0208 968 0501 or email us