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Best Golf Resorts 2016

Best Golf Resorts 2016

These luxury hotels and resorts are tops in tee-ups. Whether you are a weekend duffer or a semi-pro, you'll find a course (or two or three) on our list of the World's Best Golf Resorts that's sure to suit your needs. 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. Take a swing at our list of World's Best Golf Resorts to find a luxury golf course and resort that's perfect for puttering around.

Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort | County Limerick, Ireland

Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort

A great location for a Castle Wedding. From the fairy tale spire of the Wyndham Tower, to the ornate rooms of Lady Caroline's Suite, the magic of the Manor becomes yours for your special day - welcoming guests to the lofty heights of the great hall, The Minstrels' Gallery to the leafy surrounds of the Manor grounds – catching a few quiet moments together across the walled gardens, along the river, and under the centuries-old Lebanese Cedar Tree.

Amanera | Cabrera, Dominican Republic


Amanera is situated on 2,000 acres stretching across nearly seven miles of continuous Atlantic seacoast on Hispaniola's northern shore. Amanera is the first golf-integrated Aman, situated alongside the undulating fairways and challenging greens of the Playa Grande Golf Course, with the highest number of ocean side holes in the Western hemisphere. Each of the 25 one-bedroom Casitas enjoys unobstructed ocean vistas from an expansive terrace, outdoor seating...

Constance Lemuria Seychelles | Praslin, Seychelles

Constance Lemuria Seychelles

The exclusive 5-star deluxe Constance Lemuria with its own 18-hole championship golf course opened in December 1999. The modern approach to design and quality of the buildings compliment the expectations of guests who enjoy the highest standards of luxury and comfort in harmony with the preserved natural beauty of the environment. Constance Lemuria enjoys an idyllic location on the northwest coast of the island. Surrounded by luxuriant and rare vegetation,...

Four Seasons Hualalai Kona | Ka'upulehu-Kona, United States

Four Seasons Hualalai Kona

Welcome to Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu. Gloriously revitalised, this natural tropical paradise offers more than ever to explore – with a newly expanded Spa, beachfront dining, fashion boutiques and new Deluxe Suites, in addition to Jack Nicklaus signature golf. Set on the Big Island’s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast, this showpiece oceanfront resort captures the essence of Hawaiian design, culture and tradition. Housed in intimate...

Guarda Golf Hotel | Crans Montana, Switzerland

Guarda Golf Hotel

The innovative five star Guarda Golf Hotel and Residences is fashioned in a modern yet characteristic alpine style. It offers an exceptional location in the heart of Crans, five minutes on foot from Crans city center. Crans Montana has a reputation as a golf mecca in the summer and a skier's paradise in the winter. The Hotel Guarda Golf has twenty-five rooms and suites – outfitted exclusively with natural materials – two gourmet restaurants, a lounge, and...

La Cantera Resort and Spa | San Antonio, United States

La Cantera Resort and Spa

With activities and amenities for the entire family, La Cantera Resort and Spa is the ideal family resort in San Antonio. Make a splash in the five lagoon-style pools, The Lost Quarry Pools, but the fun doesn't end there. Young travelers will discover activities designed to fill their day. Zoomagination-an educational and interactive morning with exotic animals, Vibe-an exclusive teen social event, and fireside S'mores-a nightly tradition for all ages.

Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi | Bangplee, Thailand

Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi

Sensory experiences can be found throughout Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa, from visionary meeting rooms that encourage innovation to restaurants that delight the palate. At Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa, guests are invited to enjoy interesting and relaxing experiences via a wide range of amenities. Explore Spa, a fully equipped fitness center, and the Summit Windmill Golf Course—designed by Nick Faldo—are ideal...

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

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa

With a spectacular setting above St Andrews, The Duke's has panoramic views to the sea. The Duke's style ranks alongside the great inland challenges which demand accuracy and invention as well as power golf. With five tee positions at every hole, The Duke's has the flexibility and challenge to appeal to all golfers, with the venue being host to the 2014 International European Amateur Championship. There's also a golf academy, pro shop, and a club house.

Pinehurst Resort | Village of Pinehurst, United States

Pinehurst Resort

The majestic pines towering over historic Pinehurst rustle and softly whisper the legends of golfers like Jack Nicklaus, Payne Stewart and those who have gone before and experienced one of America's greatest golf courses and premier resorts. Nestled among the Sandhills of North Carolina, Pinehurst resort invites you to become part of its history and to experience southern hospitality, elegant accommodations, luxury spa facilities, family recreational activities,...

Pronghorn | Bend, United States


Set on 640 acres amidst a beautiful 1,000 year-old juniper forest, Pronghorn, a unique Bend, Oregon resort, offers world-class golf, endless outdoor pursuits, and uniquely customized experiences that will inspire and invigorate. Relax in luxurious residential accommodations while looking out on one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. The accommodations are situated along the 18th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course with striking views...

Sandy Lane Hotel | Barbados, Barbados

Sandy Lane Hotel

A world-class premier luxury resort, the Sandy Lane Hotel and Golf Club is set in a mahogany grove overlooking a sweeping crescent of golden sand and the Caribbean Sea. A classic Palladian-style building of cream coralstone, the spacious 112 room resort conjures up images of glorious exotic settings: between the mature mahogany trees, the sunlight shimmers on the sapphire clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. All 112 of the luxury rooms and suites uniquely...

Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort | Trou d’Eau Douce, Mauritius


Nestled along the untouched eastern coast of the verdant island nation, Trou d'Eau Douce Bay's tranquil, uncrowded world-class beaches are found. Here, the resort offers an unrivalled standard of privacy and personalisation in an atmosphere of refined island luxury. Though the resort is an ideal destination for lounging on idyllic beaches and succumbing to pampering spa days, it also provides everything needed to keep the more active world traveller entertained...

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers | Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of pasture land, The Farm encompasses terrain which is reminiscent of Montana but plunges 800 feet into the sea. The cluster of lodge buildings are suggestive of a working farm. A combination of stone and weathered wood, the buildings combine rustic materials with comfortable up-to-date furniture. Each suite has room-controlled air conditioning, high-speed wireless internet, remote control flat screen LCD TV, DVD, CD player...

The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa

8,825 feet above sea level in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas lies a higher order of luxury. Gulmarg now has a world-class resort worthy of its pristine beauty. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa is spread over seven unspoilt, fir-laden acres, with majestic views of the Affarwat Peaks. Through the year the drama of the changing seasons unfolds here. In spring, carpets of flowers add dazzling colour to the valley, inviting you to long walks. Come summer...

The Lodge at Pebble Beach | Pebble Beach, United States

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

Since 1919, The Lodge at Pebble Beach has been a legendary California haven for discerning clientele. From the moment you walk through the door, you are welcomed with impeccable service and comfortable elegance. The Lodge at Pebble Beach envelopes the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, one of the most exciting closing holes in golf. The anticipation, passion and camaraderie of some of the best moments in golf echo through the halls and grounds. Your...

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort's air of mystique is created by thoughtful Mediterranean architecture and a contemporary interior design, which is further enhanced by an intelligent use of natural products and elements. This calming ambience flows through the food and beverage outlets that provide sumptuous meals and refreshing drinks all the way to one the largest function facilities in the region. The resort boasts lavish yet intimate spaces with...

The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is Europe's most exciting new resort, located on the south coast of Sicily near the fishing village of Sciacca. Selected by Conde Nast Traveller to appear on their 2010 Hot List, the resort offers discreet exclusivity that few places can match. The resort is set over 230 hectares of stunning landscape with 1.8km of private coastline, yet has just 203 rooms and suites, giving a true sense of space and privacy. All rooms have private...

Trump National Doral | Miami, United States

Trump National Doral

Following a complete $250-million resort restoration, the new Trump National Doral truly is Miami's premier golf and spa resort. Purchased by the Trump Organization in June 2012, the Doral Golf Resort & Spa has undergone a dramatic restoration to recapture the resort's early grandeur. Every aspect of the resort is transformed in order to bring the new Trump National Doral® Miami to the highest level of luxury, infused with the distinguished five-star level...