As the weather gets colder in the UK, many golfers dream of sunnier climes and warmer temperatures. However, if you’re looking for luxurious winter golf holidays, there are many options worldwide. Whether you want to escape the cold weather and head to Mauritius, USA, South Africa or stay closer to home in Europe that includes Spain, Portugal, Turkey and France, there are some incredible places to tee off in style.
If you’re looking for a winter golf break that’s truly luxurious with accommodation to match, here are some of the best destinations around the world.
Our Recommended Winter Golf Holiday Destinations for 2023/24
1. Golf Holidays in Florida
Our recommended resorts for a golf break to Florida are:
Arnold Palmers Bay Hill & Lodge, Orlando – November Prices from £849
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club – February Prices from £1,219
2. Dubai & Abu Dhabi Winter Sun
Our top resorts for a UAE golf break are:
Vida Emirates Hills, Dubai – December Prices from £935
Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa – January Prices from £825
3. Best Winter Golf Holidays in South Africa
Our recommendations for a golf break to South Africa include:
Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa – January Prices from £1,635
Fancourt Golf Estate, – February Prices from £1,305
4. Winter Holidays in Thailand
As the weather cools down in Europe, why not enjoy a winter golf getaway in Thailand? With its year-round warm climate and world-class golf courses, Thailand is the perfect destination for the average golfer to escape the cold weather and enjoy a luxurious golf holiday.
There are many reasons to choose Thailand for winter golf escapes. First, the weather is always warm and sunny, making it the perfect escape from the cold winter temperatures back home. Secondly, Thailand is home to some of the best golf courses globally, including those designed by top golfers such as Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. And finally, Thailand is a very affordable destination, meaning you can enjoy all the luxury of a 5-star golf holiday without breaking the bank.
5. Winter Sun in Barbados
Our Barbados golf breaks picks are:
Royal Westmoreland Golf Resort – February Prices from £1,429
Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels – March Prices from £1,135
Barbados is the perfect destination for luxury winter golf holidays with its year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches, and world-class golf courses.
There are many luxurious resorts to choose from on the island, each offering its own unique experience. Whether you stay in a beachfront property or a secluded villa, you’re sure to enjoy your time in Barbados.
If you’re looking for some of the best golf courses globally, you’ll find them here. The Sandy Lane Golf Resort is home to two 18-hole championship courses, while the Royal Westmoreland Golf Resort boasts a world-class course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Barbados is also home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. With its crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches, it’s no wonder that Barbados is a popular winter golf holidays destination.
6. Winter Trips to Jamaica
Famed for its eclectic honouring, and the celestial home of Bob Marley, Jamaica has more than meets the eye than just fantastic Reggae music and golden sandy beaches all around its 635 mile long coastline.
The north west coast is home to the Sangster International airport and some of the Jamaica’s top golf resorts, as a whole it features some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean.
The White Witch is in fact one of the best courses on the island alongside Half Moon golf course and the fantastic Cinnamon Hill.
In between rounds why not explore the island, we would recommend visiting the amazing beaches, the famous Dunn’s River Fall’s and the Blue Mountains, Don’t forget to try one or three of the famous local rum’s and a trip to Jamaica is not complete without salt fish and ackee.
Jamaica is the ideal island retreat for winter golf holidays and one we are sure you will enjoy.
Top resorts to consider for a golf break to Jamaica include;-
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa – February Prices from £1,629
Half Moon Jamaica – March Prices from £1,829
7. Winter Escapes in Mauritius
Looking for luxurious winter golf holidays, look no further than Mauritius. This beautiful island nation in the Indian Ocean offers world-class golf courses, stunning beaches and plenty of activities to keep you busy when you’re not on the links.
Mauritius is home to some of the best golf courses globally, including the Heritage Golf Club, which was named one of the Top 100 Courses in the World by Golf Digest. The Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita is also a must-play, offering stunning views of the Indian Ocean from every hole.
When you’re not golfing, you can enjoy Mauritius’ amazing beaches, go on safari, take a cooking class or visit one of the many spas on the island. And when it’s time to eat, you’ll be spoiled for choice with Mauritius.
Mauritius golf resorts to consider include:
Heritage Awali Golf & Spa – December Prices from £1,520
Constance Belle Mare Plage – March Prices from £1,625
Others to consider: Beachcomber Golf Resort and Spa
8. Winter Breaks in Bermuda
Bermuda is a beautiful island located in the Atlantic Ocean, east of North Carolina. This British Overseas Territory is known for its pink sand beaches, crystal clear waters and luxury golf resorts. Golfers from all over the world flock to Bermuda to enjoy its world-class golf courses. Bermuda is home to some of the most exclusive golf courses in the world. Many of these courses were designed by world-renowned golf course architects such as Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Pete Dye. Bermuda offers a wide variety of winter golf holiday experiences, from championship courses to more relaxed and scenic courses. We recommend a trip here for golf holidays in November
Whether you are looking for a luxurious golf resort to stay at or want to play around or two at one of Bermuda’s world-class courses, you will be sure to find what you are looking for on this beautiful island.
Some of the most popular golf resorts in Bermuda include:
Rosewood Tuckers Point – November Prices from £1,795
Fairmont Southampton – March Prices from £1,745
9. Winter Golf in Mexico
If you seek a luxurious golf holiday destination, look no further than Mexico. Mexico is the perfect place to escape the cold winter months with its year-round warm weather and world-renowned golf courses and all inclusive golf packages. There are a variety of luxurious resorts that offer everything you need for the ultimate golf getaway. Mexico is the perfect place to escape the cold winter months with its year-round warm weather and world-renowned golf courses. There are a variety of luxurious resorts that offer everything you need for the ultimate golf getaway. Choose from various world-class courses, including those designed by some of the sport’s most famous names.
Some of the most popular resorts in Mexico include:
Moon Palace Cancun – January Prices from £1,289
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun – February Prices from £2,165
Alternative Regions to Consider for a Top Winter Golf Break
Although the Canary Islands and Portugal’s Algarve are the most popular winter golf destinations for UK golfers, plenty of other regions in Europe offers excellent golfing opportunities during the winter months.
Spain’s Costa del Sol is a top choice for many golfers, as the region enjoys mild average winter temperatures and plenty of sunshine. With more than 70 golf courses to choose from, Costa del Sol is an excellent destination for golfers. It’s one of the best golf holidays in October.
Morocco is another popular winter golf destination, as the country enjoys year-round sunshine and warm temperatures. In addition, there are several world-class golf courses in Morocco, making it an excellent choice for golfers who are looking for a challenge.
Cyprus is another excellent option for winter golf holidays, as the island enjoys mild weather and plenty of sunshine even in the middle of Winter. With more than 30 golf courses to choose from, Cyprus is an excellent destination for beginners and experienced golfers.
The Canary Islands offer a golfers paradise in terms of climate and variety of courses. The most southerly and westerly of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote, is closest to Africa and enjoys the best weather conditions. We recommend this region for golf holidays in January.
Fuerteventura, the second largest of the Canary Islands, is also a popular choice for winter golfers. The island enjoys year-round sunshine and warm temperatures, making it an excellent choice.
Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, is a popular choice for winter golfers as it offers a variety of golf courses to suit all levels. The island also enjoys year-round sunshine and warm temperatures, making it an excellent destination for winter golf holidays.
Gran Canaria, the second-most populous island of the Canary Islands, is another top choice for winter golfers. The island enjoys a year-round temperate climate.
So, if you’re looking for a winter golf destination that offers excellent weather and plenty of challenging courses, be sure to consider one of these regions in Europe. You’re sure to find a golf holiday that’s perfect for you.
When is the Best Time to go on a Winter Golf Holiday?
This depends on your choice of country. Generally, we advise November through to February to offer the best winter sun, as the UK is certainly at its coldest during these months. We can recommend South Africa or Dubai for a winter trip that will guarantee sunshine without the worse of jet lag.
Where is the Best Place for Golf in January?
In our opinion, nothing beats a winter golf break to the Caribbean in January. It is the peak of the summer there, so you can expect good weather. The choice of courses and resorts is fantastic and there’s often some cricket to watch too.