Location, Location…

Warm weather really is par for the course at the best golfing hotels and resorts

Award-winning Desert Springs in Spain suits all types of abilities

Fancy combining golf with a sunshine holiday? Europe and the US have no end of luxury resorts to choose from, but face increasing competition from Dubai and up-and-coming destinations such as Morocco. And China boasts the world’s biggest golf club, Mission Hills, with 12 18-hole resort and championship courses! Here are our suggestions for a sporting break.

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ChampionsGate, Florida

Less than 15 minutes from Walt Disney World, this Orlando golf resort features two 18-hole championship courses. The links-style International Course is designed around scenic natural wetlands and the lush National Course is in a traditional American parkland style.

www.championsgategolf.com 

Quinta do Lago, Algarve

Quinta do Lago is set in nearly 2,000 acres of pine forest and lakes on the southern tip of Portugal and bordered by miles of beautiful sandy beaches. It boasts three championship courses, with Laranjal being awarded the Best Golf Course in Portugal title in 2011.

www.quintadolago.com
 

Desert Springs, Spain

The impeccably-maintained golf course at this award-winning award leisure and golf resort in Almeria contrasts sharply with the arid surrounding desert. It was designed by Peter McEvoy to appeal to lesser experienced golfers as well as those with a low handicap.

www.almanzora.com 
 

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