You’re absolutely right about me preferring to sail the ocean blue rather than playing golf but, nevertheless, I think I can help you in your search for some great golf courses to play around the world.
If you want to mix golf with sun and sand then take a golf holiday in Mauritius – the Golf du Château course, one of many golf courses in Mauritius you should play, is set on undulating terrain between mountains and sea, featuring lakes and streams. There are great golf courses in Barbados (Royal Westmoreland Golf Course and the Green Monkey for instance) and, in Costa Rica, the Reserva Conchal Golf Club is worth playing – it meanders through native forests down to lagoons that border an unspoilt white sand beach. You’ll undoubtedly find some excellent luxury hotels very near golf courses wherever you decide to go.
For a really serious golf break head for the golf courses in Portugal – a Mecca for golfers – where you’ll find clusters of golf courses all within easy reach. There are testing golf courses in Spain (try Peralada Golf Course); golf courses surrounded by vineyards in France (Golf du Château des Vigiers is in a wonderful setting)
Austria and Morocco are popular golf destinations; you’ll find a plethora of luxury hotels with golf courses in America; wonderful links golf courses in Ireland, and a number of excellent golf courses within easy reach of London.
As for me – it’s a very busy time – I’m off to New York for a Regional Meeting of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™. Now that’s a lively city… maybe you should think of taking a luxury break in New York, I know how you like shopping!
Don’t forget to let me know where you’re taking your next golf break.