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Best Golf Resorts 2014

Best Golf Resorts 2014

Hitting the links has never been more popular. Five star golf resorts can be found on every continent. The world's best golf courses range from the windswept courses of Scotland (where the sport was born) to the dramatic desert courses of Arizona and Dubai to the tropical splendor of Hawaiian and Costa Rican and Caribbean golf courses. So how to pick the best luxury golf resort to visit? Tee up to our list of World's Best Golf Resorts and hotels to find a luxury golf course and resort that’s perfect for duffers and pros alike. These resorts are designed by pro golfers and the world's top course architects and offer golf-focused packages, classes and workshops, golf schools run by PGA pros, tours, guaranteed tee times for guests, and more. Some of these courses pay host to golf championships such as the Ryder Cup, U.S. Open, and The Open Championship. Experience exceptional golf vacations in some of the world's most beautiful destinations, plus all the non-golf amenities to ensure a memorable for everyone, on the course or off. Tee up to our list of World's Best Golf Resorts and hotels to find a luxury golf course and resort that's perfect for puttering around.

Casa de Campo | La Romana, Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo holds a very special place in the hearts of all who have visited. An amazing 7,000-acre hotel, resort and residential community, unlike any other Caribbean destination, Casa de Campo is a tropical gem on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. Its unique cache of facilities and impeccable service by a warm Dominican staff are treasured by people of all ages who come from around the world. A tropical playground with world-class toys,...

Fancourt | George, South Africa

Today Fancourt is a world renowned business and leisure destination. The Fancourt Hotel is a fine blend of modern luxury and classic elegance which offers accommodation that caters to every taste. 115 luxurious bedrooms and suites are all fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable and unforgettable as possible. "Blanco House", the 150 year-old original Manor House and National Monument set on the 613 hectare Fancourt Estate was...

Jebel Ali Hotel | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Situated in the heart of the 128-acre Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, this five-star beach hotel boasts vibrant and inviting interiors with views to the sea, marina and lush championship golf course. Known as Dubai's Only True Resort, the award-winning 5 star Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, combines exceptional leisure options with professional meeting facilities, surrounded by 128 acres of stunning natural features. This 5 star golf resort in Dubai is set on...

Kauri Cliffs | Northland, New Zealand

Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,119 yards / 6,510 metres and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland.

La Residence des Cascades | Soma Bay, Red Sea, Egypt

The Cascades Championship Golf Course was designed by golfer Gary Player. The 18 hole, par 72 course has lush green fairways that contrast with the desert and the blue waters of the sea. There's a 9 hole, par 3 Golf Academy Course for practicing a variety of shots with an emphasis on the short game. There's also a 60 bay driving range, and putting and pitching practice greens. Lessons from PGA Golf Professionals are available.

Marriott Los Suenos Resort | Los Suenos, Costa Rica

Recognized by Travel & Leisure magazine readers as one of the "World's Best", the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is a luxury Costa Rica resort hotel nestled between the warm waters of the Pacific and a 1,100 acre tropical rainforest. Our oceanfront Costa Rica accommodations include luxurious guest rooms and suites with stunning ocean, mountain and garden views. The indulgent bedding, down comforters, designer duvets and fluffy pillows add to what is...

Mission Hills Shenzhen | Shenzhen, China

The Mission Hills Hotel is China’s only five-star resort integrated into a golf complex, and offers an alluring combination of deluxe accommodation plus some of Asia’s finest sporting, spa and leisure facilities. The hotel features over 500 guest rooms and suites spread across Shenzhen and Dongguan, each offering its own interpretation of a tropical golf and leisure paradise. In addition, the resort offers twelve 18-hole world-class golf courses, four clubhouses,...

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa | St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom

Bordering the renowned 17th "Road Hole" of the Old Course in the Home of Golf, the Old Course Hotel enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the famous links courses, the West Sands beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. With a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, the hotel offers quietly confident service, luxurious facilities and a warm welcome in the finest traditions of Scottish hospitality. With its world-class...

Royal Pines Resort | Benowa, Queensland, Australia

With a 27-hole composite golf course and state-of-the-art driving range, Royal Pines Resort offers the best in world-class golfing for both the amateur and serious golfer. The course is one of the top 60 public courses in Australia and was listed by Hacker Golf Magazine (Australia) in its "Top 100 Golf Courses in Australia." RACV Royal Pines Resort is proud to be the host of the Australian PGA Championship for the next five years....

The American Club | Kohler, WI, United States

The American Club, the Midwest's only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel provides country elegance in the charming Village of Kohler, less than an hour north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The resort offers a host of diversions year-round, including award-winning golf courses Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits; the Kohler Waters Spa; and special events such as the Kohler Food & Wine Experience, Christmas Kohler and a Spring Garden Market. If you're looking for a relaxing...

The K Club | County Kildare, Ireland

Golf Holidays in Ireland are not complete without a visit to The K Club, a venue that has hosted The Ryder Cup and 13 European Opens. Designed by Arnold Palmer, The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course are considered two of Europe's finest Championship Courses. The Ryder Cup Gallery in The Palmer Clubhouse relives that special week in September 2006 and those of you with attention to detail can spot the USA Presidents and Sports Stars on show....

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island | Kiawah Island, SC, United States

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island is the crowning jewel to a special resort island, already recognized for its world-class golf and natural beauty. Located along the pristine shores of Kiawah Island, this exquisitely designed luxurious hotel, just thirty minutes from downtown Charleston, captures the spirit, history, and charm of southern hospitality. With its 255 gracious guestrooms and suites, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island is the finest oceanfront hotel built...

Turnberry Resort Scotland | Ayrshire, United Kingdom

Fabled white walls rise up to a thousand red tiles. An enchanting hotel, sentinel above historic lands. Here, the views fall away and away towards mystical islands and jagged mountains. This is inspirational. This is Turnberry Resort, Scotland. Turnberry has just completed a multi-million pound renovation programme focusing on the restoration of the iconic public spaces and 46 of its 198 luxuriously appointed guest rooms. The waves crash. A lighthouse...