By Nick Carter
Are you in the mood for a golfing holiday? If so, let me tempt
you with my top 5 favourite places to play a few rounds.
Costa Brava is a barely known location for most of the
inexperienced golf players. However, lately more and more
professionals gather to this unique place for conventions and
matches. Tranquility, peace and beautiful countryside are what
Baix and Alt Emporda can offer to the traveler. This is also,
place where rich Spanish folks retreat for holidays and
weekends. It offers nine excellent golf courses both for the
beginners and the professionals. More and more people speak of
Costa Brava as one of the best places to golf in Europe.
Most people think of Hawaii as a place where you can bask in
the sun light and where the surfers feel like home. But, on
four islands there are some of the most beautiful golf courses
in the world. Their cliff tops, lava fields, bright yellow
and gorgeous fairways make the picture of an unforgettable
golfing holyday. Each island has its own personality. For
instance, when looking for sightseeing and mountaineering, the
main islands Hawaii and Kauai with their amazing landscapes is
exactly the spot. If you’re interested in resort actions, then
the place for you is Maui, whereas Lanai offers peace and
relaxation. Overall, the Hawaiian Islands are the place for an
unforgettable golf experience.
Kwazulu-Natal – South Africa
This is the perfect place for a lot of interesting things,
as safaris, wine tasting, Big game, and of course, golfing.
history with golfing goes back to when South Africa was a
British colony. Placed just by the Atlantic Ocean,
Kwazulu-Natal hosts the biggest and oldest natural game
reserves. The holiday resorts are modern and the courses are
impeccable. These being said, whether you are a golf player or
not, this can be a holiday for a lifetime.
Ailsa Course – Scotland, UK
Scotland is the home of not less than seven golf courses where
The Open was held. From 1860 to 1893, Scotland was the only
place where it would be held. From 1894 the Sandwich course in
England was accepted in the tournament. One of the most scenic
golfing places in the world is the Ailsa Course in Turnberry.
It hosted the Open for three times already, and it’s very
likely to host it again in the near future. The “duel in the
sun,” disputed between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, was one
the best final rounds in golf’s history.
Pine Valley – U.S.A.
Many people look at this course as the finest in the world.
Almost all of its holes are considered the best in the game,
well as the three shutters and the fairway. It was founded on
1912, when George Crump, bought the property as a wasteland.
had only yellow sand dunes. One of the architects who saw the
property said it would be an excellent course, only if grass
would grow on it. And it did, becoming a Mecca for golf
Those are my personal favourites. Check them out and let me
know what you think!
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