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.
Golf Holidays in Florida
Florida is one of the top winter destinations for golf players. The Sunshine State has some of the best greens and fairways in the world and plenty of other activities and attractions to keep you entertained. So if you’re looking for a luxurious golf vacation this Winter, Florida is the perfect destination. The weather is warm and sunny, the courses are world-class, and there’s plenty to do when you’re not on the links.
Areas to consider in Florida include Orlando, Tampa, and Miami. Orlando is home to some of the best golf courses in the world and plenty of other attractions like theme parks and shopping. Tampa is another excellent option for golfers, with its many top-rated courses and beautiful beaches. Miami is a perfect choice if you’re looking for a more relaxed holiday, with clear blue waters and white sand beaches.
Our recommended resorts for a golf break to Florida are:
Arnold Palmers Bay Hill & Lodge, Orlando – November 2022 Prices from £849
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club – February 2023 Prices from £1,219
Dubai & Abu Dhabi Winter Sun
With their luxurious hotels, world-class golf courses, increasing numbers of flights and incredible weather, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the perfect destinations for a winter sun escape. With average temperatures around 24c, there is no need to worry about the cold weather back home.
This region gets the bar in terms of service and luxury, which you deserve on your winter golf holidays. And of course, there are plenty of fantastic golf courses to choose from. For the ultimate luxury, stay at The Address Dubai Marina and tee off at Emirates Golf Club, or head to the capital and stay at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi with Yas Links Abu Dhabi on your doorstep. With so many options available, you are sure to find a course that suits your level of play.
Our top resorts for a UAE golf break are:
Vida Emirates Hills, Dubai – December 2022 Prices from £935
Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa – January 2023 Prices from £825
Best Winter Golf Holidays in South Africa
South Africa is a renowned golfing destination, with some of the best courses in the world. It’s also a great place to enjoy winter sun golf holidays, with its temperate climate and stunning scenery. So if you’re looking for a winter golf holidays package, South Africa is the perfect place to enjoy some luxury golfing.
There are many luxury golf resorts in South Africa, with something to suit every taste and budget. Try the Arabella Hotel and Spa in Hermanus for the ultimate in luxury. This five-star hotel is set on a beautiful golf course overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and offers a range of luxury amenities and services. If you’re looking for something more affordable, the Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate in George is a great option. This four-star hotel is set on one of South Africa’s most famous golf courses.
Our recommendations for a golf break to South Africa include:
Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa – January 2023 Prices from £1,635
Fancourt Golf Estate, – February 2023 Prices from £1,305
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.
Our top pick of golf resorts for Thailand include:
Amari Hua Hin Hotel – November 2022 Prices from £1,150
Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel – December 2022 Prices from £1,135
Winter Sun in Barbados
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.
Our Barbados golf breaks picks are:
Royal Westmoreland Golf Resort – February 2023 Prices from £1,429
Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels – March 2022 Prices from £1,135
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 2023 Prices from £1,629
Half Moon Jamaica – March 2023 Prices from £1,829
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 2022 Prices from £1,520
Constance Belle Mare Plage – March 2023 Prices from £1,625
Others to consider: Beachcomber Golf Resort and Spa
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 2022 Prices from £1,795
Fairmont Southampton – March 2023 Prices from £1,745
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 2023 Prices from £1,289
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun – February 2023 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.