Family-friendly golf resorts in Europe

Check out these superb golf resorts in Europe where you’ll be able to play great courses while keeping the kids entertained for a memorable vacation.

Some of the best golf resorts in Europe excel when it comes to providing a great blend of golf and family activities.

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort in Provence, France, boasts two championship golf courses and a variety of accommodation options, including spacious villas ideal for families. As well as the golf, this five-star resorts offers a kids’ club, swimming pools, tennis courts, and a luxurious spa, ensuring there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. Younger guests can play games or learn to swim in the Kids’ Club children’s pool.

Aphrodite Hills Resort in Cyprus has a gorgeous beachfront location and 290 five-star rooms. It features an 18-hole championship course and families can enjoy the resort’s dedicated children’s club which offers supervised activities for kids of all ages. There’s a junior tennis academy, Dream Team soccer school, horse riding at the Pony Club, and the Retreat Spa has created exclusive treatments for kids aged 8-15, including the Mother & Chid Pamper Package.

La Cala Golf Resort in the heart of Spain’s Costa del Sol is a four-star retreat, home to three championship golf courses, making up the largest golf complex in Spain. Families can take advantage of the resort’s excellent facilities, such as the Junior Golf schools, swimming pools, tennis courts, a football pitch, and spa. The resort also provides a kids’ club with scheduled activities from 11am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, for children between 4-12 years.

Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy, offers a combination of five-star luxury and golf. The resorts overlooks the superb San Domenico 18-hole championship golf course which is complimented by two private beaches and four pools. For families, there’s three dedicated kids’ club: Trullalleri (ages 3-7), Marinai (8-12) and Tarantari (13-16). There’s also cooking classes for children, and a range of recreational activities.

Quinta do Lago in the Algarve, Portugal, has three championship golf courses and families can enjoy a variety of amenities, including a kids’ club, tennis courts, water sports, and a beach. It’s a five-star retreat and very family-friendly with a host of fun activities. Anyone wishing to have a horse riding experience can visit the Pinetrees Riding Centre, just a couple of minutes away, which provides expert classical tuition for riders from 4 years up.

Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte resort, is located on Sicily’s west coast close to charming Sicilian villages and ancient Greek and Roman sites. It’s a five-star experience which is home to three brilliant Kyle Phillips-designed golf courses overlooking the Mediterranean. For families, there’s tennis courts, water sports, a kids’ clubs and infinity pools. The Verduland Kids Club welcomes babies (ages 0-3), kids (ages 4-12) and teens (ages 13-16). It’s offers cooking, science, arts & crafts, and an array of sports.

Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos are both highly popular resorts in southern Tenerife. They are both adjacent to Las Americas Golf, an excellent golf course for holidaying golfers. Both resorts are close to a huge array of family attractions. Generally, with year-round sun, fantastic golf courses and a bunch of brilliant attractions, Tenerife is the perfect family golf trip.

There are over 60km of beaches across the island, including Playa de Los Cristianos, neighbouring both resorts, which has children’s play areas. Close by are waterparks including Siam Waterpark in Costa Adeje, one of the best in the world. The park’s Lost City is great for young kids, older ones can enjoy The Wave Palace, while Coco Beach is great for all the family with a huge wave pool. Just down the road, Aqualand is another water park, but this one is perfect for families with toddlers, with pools and rides designed for younger kids. There’s also several animal parks nearby and a planetarium.

If you’re thinking of a more luxurious resort while visiting this family-friendly island, the five-star Ritz Carlton Abama Resort, home to the excellent Abama Golf Club 18-hole golf course, is only around 10km from Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos. The resort is home to the Kids Club Abama, which, inspired by American summer camps, is a unique camping concept of children’s holiday entertainment for kids aged 4-12.

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