Best Golfing Resorts To Visit In Winter

If playing golf in hat, gloves and waterproofs doesn't appeal to you, this is a good time to plan a getaway to escape the wintery UK weather. The world is full of beautiful golf courses and many of them are bathed in year-round sunshine so why suffer the British weather, you have a plane to catch!

Short Haul

If it's not baking sun you're seeking and you're willing to don long trousers and a comfortable golf sweater, then a short haul flight will get you to Spain and Portugal where the skies are blue and the weather is fine and mild. The Canaries, in particular, offers glorious year-round springtime. Tecina Golf on the picturesque island of La Gomera is a great choice. After a short boat ride from Los Cristianos port, you will find yourself positioned in an idyllic setting on a cliff top with an ocean view and volcanic backdrop.

Slightly further afield and a 3-4-hour flight, you will discover some of the most fantastic courses that North Africa has to offer in Tunisia and Morocco. Choose a resort in Agadir, Morocco for some excellent courses, a sea view and lovely beaches. In Tunisia, you can often find 5* luxury for 4* prices at the golf resorts there. Try the Yasmine Hammamet and Monastir for great courses and an exotic backdrop of camels and flamingos.

Long Haul

If what you're looking for is a real winter warmer with guaranteed hot sunshine, and you're willing to hop on a long-haul flight then the world is your oyster. North America offers a wealth of world-class courses and resorts. For a tropical retreat with balmy air, warm sea and post-game rum cocktails, Barbados could be the place for you. The Royal Westmoreland or Sandy Lane's Green Monkey are good choices but there are many more besides. Just watch out for the ball snatching monkeys!

The Sunshine State of Florida also has numerous fantastic options for a golfing break including four Disney courses and the Trump National but for a more understated holiday try Saddlebrook which offers two great courses and fabulous beaches nearby.

You may never have considered Asia as an option for a golfing break but there are many unusual and wonderful offerings including top-notch golf bags, to be discovered.. How about a beautiful and exotic Banyan Tree resort in Vietnam with courses by Faldo, Norman and Montgomerie nearby on the coast close to Danang. With some amazing sightseeing opportunities thrown in, this is a very special option for a winter break.

Sri Lanka also offers a refreshing change from the norm. 11 hours away, you could be playing golf in a humid jungle valley taking in views of the tea plantations. Sri Lanka represents excellent value for money and the Royal Colombo Golf Club can hold its own against some of the best resorts in the world.

There are a plethora of golfing resorts to think about – so there’s really no reason to rest your game this winter; just enjoy playing somewhere different!

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  1. I'm not a golfer but these photos makes it look so lovely!

  2. Oooh I don't play golf but I am all about winter sunshine so a trip to the Canaries would be great right now. Also would love to visit Sri Lanka

    Laura x

  3. I can't say I'm a big golf player but you do always find that golfing resorts are really decent quality and those blue skies certainly make me want to visit. Mich x

  4. Although I am not a golfer I totally like the look of these lovely places.

  5. I cant say that I'm a golfer, but oh my gosh these photos are amazing. x

  6. Looks like there are some great places. My nans brother loves golf so will tell him about this