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The Best Luxury Golf Course Resorts

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Regardless of your answer, you might just change your mind after reading these four words: luxury golf course resorts. Golf courses are often associated with luxury, and in these cases, that wouldn’t be wrong. So, get out your bucket list and say ‘hello’ to these stunning high-end destinations.

Barnbougle, Australia 

Barnbougle is located along the rugged northeast coast of Tasmania and has a special place in our hearts (especially as the only  Australian to make the list). Barnbougle is now a name that represents two iconic golf courses, true golfing treasures for both the enthusiast and social golfer. The two courses are called the Dunes and the Lost Farm. The courses have a view of the Tasmanian coast for as far as the eye can see, and have been named one of Australia’s best golf courses.


Barnbougle – 425 Waterhouse Rd, Bridport TAS 7262


Kinloch Manor, New Zealand 

Kinloch Manor dares you to discover wild adventure and contemporary luxury with a hint of medieval flair, overlooking the dramatic beauty of Lake Taupo. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, one of the game’s most enduring legends, Kinloch Manor hosts a golfing experience unlike any other – perfect to test your skill.


Kinloch Manor – 261 Kinloch Rd, Kinloch, Taupo 3377, New Zealand


The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, The Bahamas 

Ranked as the number one golf course in The Bahamas, The Abaco Club is much more than just a resort. It is a tropical paradise where club members, homeowners, and visitors can escape the rigours of everyday life and relax. Drawing inspiration from a Scottish-styled golf course, Abaco Club links design influenced by the sea in a climate that’s ideal for enjoying the outdoors. Designed by renowned golf course architects Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, The Abaco Club is truly something to behold and better yet, play on.


The Abaco Club – Cherokee Rd on Winding Bay, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas


Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Nestled in the pre-Alpine landscape of eastern Switzerland is one of Europe’s leading wellbeing and medical health resorts. This resort is a place of relaxation and recreation that’s perfectly set in a beautiful location. With two golf courses, this may be the Europe-lover/golf-lovers dream. The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is the only resort in Switzerland to have two golf courses of its own, while the Golf Club Bad Ragaz is a member of Leading Golf Courses, the association for golfing quality and value. If this is any indication of the quality of the courses, we are getting more excited by the second.


Grand Resort Bad Ragaz – 7310 Bad Ragaz, Switzerland


The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji

The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa in Fiji is situated on 30 acres of private oceanfront property. Reflecting Fiji’s island aesthetic, The Westin Denarau gives golfers the opportunity for ideal ambience as well as rejuvenation of mind, body and soul. This can be sought out in the beautiful 18-hole golf course, designed by Eiichi Motohashi, which features brilliant views, challenging play, and professional instruction.


The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa – Denarau Island North, Fiji


Fancourt, South Africa 

Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, under seven kilometres from George Airport, visitors will find Fancourt, South Africa’s premier leisure resort. Set on 613 hectares of lush countryside with the Outeniqua Mountains acting as the perfect backdrop, Fancourt has a choice of three Gary Player designed golf courses, all ranked in the Top 15 in South Africa, as well as a golf academy.


Fancourt – Montagu St, Blanco, George, 6530, South Africa


Kiawah Island Golf Resort, USA

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, an oceanfront hotel and spa, opened off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina in August 2004. The four-story hotel was designed to feel like it has been on Kiawah for centuries, evolving and expanding from one imaginary homeowner to the next. With five golf courses, all played by the top golfers in the world, The Sanctuary Hotel invites you to come and try it for yourself.


Kiawah Island Golf Resort – 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455


Verdura Resort, Italy 

The Verdura Resort is 230 hectares of sun-kissed Mediterranean coastline, countryside, a spa and a golf course. Verdura is a centre for wellbeing and indulgence in the heart of Sicily with gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea. The golf course is designed by Kyle Phillips, who created an 18-hole championship course and a nine-hole par-3 course that looks over the stunning coastal scenery of Verdura.


Verdura Resort – S.S. 115, Km 131, 92019 Sciacca AG, Italy


Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Ireland 

In ‘The Velvet Strand’, one of Ireland’s most stunning stretches of uninterrupted coastline, you will find the historic Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links. The breathtaking seaside location, just 15 minutes away from Dublin Airport, has an award-winning Links Golf Course which has recently undergone an upgrade including the creation of a short game area, riveting of traditional links pot bunkers, grass pathway and enhancements that make full use of the dunes and natural terrain.


Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links – Strand Rd, Burrow, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, D13 V2X7, Ireland


Banyan Tree Lăng Cô, Vietnam 

Banyan Tree Lăng Cô is a private paradise of luxurious all-pool villas nestled between the East Vietnam Sea and the Truong Son mountain range at Laguna Lăng Cô in central Vietnam. The beautiful landscape includes three UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites: Hoi An Ancient Town, The Imperial Citadel of Hue and My Son Sanctuary. The golf course is entirely picturesque and considered one of the best in the country.


Banyan Tree Lang Co – No. 1 Baohai Rd, Baohua Town, Jiuzhaigou County, Aba, Sichuan, China 623400


 

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