Summer’s here, where’s your club?
It’s that time of the year again. You go looking for fiendishly designed golf courses that come with sumptuous accommodation and a sprawling view. They are not that hard to find. If you want a luxurious green getaway, here are five golf resorts tucked away in the wild that can give you the perfect summer vacation!
1. Laucala, Fiji
A spectacular 18-hole course against a backdrop that includes volcanic mountains, cliff faces and the thundering surf of the South Pacific – if this doesn’t scream vacation, then what will? The course weaves its way through a former coconut plantation and culminates right on the edge of the ocean. With twenty-four beautifully spaced out villas and over 350 staff members, the finest dining scenes will come to life right before your eyes.
2. Terre Blanche, France
Home to two of the grandest 18-hole championship courses, Terre Blanche is tucked into the enthralling landscapes of Provence Côte d’Azur in southern France. Well-renowned for its water features and annual French Riviera Masters, this five-star resort is integrated into scenic lakes, forests and waterfalls. With 115 suites and villas, this resort boasts of lovely views like none other.
3. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
This 365-room resort has plenty of sporting distractions but the nine-hole golf course in the beautiful oceanfront landscape is what’s most enticing. With 114 acres of sporting ground and dining being a true highlight, this is the place to go to, if you are looking at a silent retreat.
4. Banyan Tree, Phuket, Thailand
Recognised numerous times as Asia’s best-golfing destination, Banyan Tree’s 71 course was the work of architect Paul Jansen, with plenty of water hazards added into the mix along the 6,756 yards. With villas that have private pools and the backdrop of mountains and lagoons, it is the ideal spot for a sublime experience.
5. Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand
We all know that New Zealand has no shortage of truly stunning settings – but nothing that matches the magnificence of The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, NZ. The Lodge with its 6000-acre-wide area boasts of views over the Cavalli Islands, Cape Brett and the Pacific Ocean. With no fewer than fifteen holes overlooking the Pacific, you can rest up in one of the cottages set in the native forest overlooking the course.