Golf trips to book in 2024: Unveiling Europe’s Best

Get 2024 off to the perfect start with a golf trip to one of these superb resorts in Cascais, Sicily, Stockholm and the Greek Peloponnese.


Located west along the coast from Lisbon, the charming seaside resort town of Cascais is part of Lisbon’s Golf Coast and has many top golf resorts nearby. The region is known for its superb year-round climate, its peaceful atmosphere and fantastic wine and gastronomy.

The Oitavos – Just 3km from Cascais, The Oitavos is a luxurious five-star haven with a world-class golf course and over 140 rooms and suites with balconies with ocean or golf course views. Oitavos Dunes, the superb Arthur Hills-designed links golf course, is a wonderfully natural course with a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and Sintra mountains.

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Penha Longa Golf Resort – 10km north of Cascais, this incredibly luxurious resort has 200 rooms made up of standard rooms, suites and a selection of luxury villas. The excellent Penha Longa Atlantic Championship Golf Course here was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr.

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Hotel Palacio Estoril Golf & Spa – Sheer luxury at this five-star resort which featured in the 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. There’s over 160 rooms and Cascais is a 20-minute walk along the coastline. The beautiful Palacio Estoril Golf is the closest course about 20 minutes away. Guests at the hotel also have special privileges to Oitavos Golf, Penha Longa, Quinta da Marinha, Belas and Aroeira I & II, all within a 30 minute drive.

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Hotel Quinta da Marinha Golf Resort – More five-star luxury, this time set in a beautiful location in Cascais. Almost 200 rooms provide gorgeous mountain and ocean views, and there’s 30 villas as options. The bar is named after legendary course architect Robert Trent Jones Snr, who designed the superb 18-hole golf course here.

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Sicily has everything you could want from a golf trip with luxurious hotels, world-class courses, a wonderful year-round climate and superb cuisine.

Verdura Resort – Verdura, a Rocco Forte resort, is located on Sicily’s west coast close to charming Sicilian villages and ancient Greek and Roman sites. It’s set across 230 hectares of olive groves with a private beach. It’s a five-star experience to rival any resort in Italy and is home to three brilliant Kyle Phillips-designed golf courses overlooking the Mediterranean.

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Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa – This five-star resort rivals Verdura for sheer indulgence and is home to two championship courses including one from Gary Player. There’s over 200 rooms and suites with views of the surrounding beaches or natural reservations. The two courses here – the Links and Parkland – are a golfer’s paradise. Links was designed by Franco Piras with heathland aspects and is more demanding than Player’s enjoyable Parkland course.


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With some of Europe’s most beautiful and varied landscape, Sweden is home to some truly exceptional courses. Many of these are located close to the country’s charming capital, Stockholm.

Bro Hof Slott GolfThe Stadium course at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club, around an hour’s drive northwest of Stockholm, is stunningly beautiful sitting directly on Lake Malaren and crowned by Bro Hof Castle. The Castle Course then opened a few years later designed to the same quality, but offering a very different challenge. Both were designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr.

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If you play here, Bank Hotel is a five-star luxurious boutique hotel in central Stockholm, less than 600 yards from the Royal Palace and footsteps from the waterfront. There’s 115 individually furnished rooms with several exclusive room categories, of which six are suites, offering visitors a relaxing and pampered stay.

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The incredible collection of resorts known as Costa Navarino in Greece is a heavenly option for golfers with five-star hotels and world-class golf courses designed by some of golf’s biggest names.

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It’s the country’s standout destination for golfers, wonderfully located in the beautiful Peloponnese. It’s home to four signature courses within 13km of each other. Designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, Robert Trent Jones Jnr, and Bernhard Langer, they are regarded as the finest in Greece.

Costa Navarino is home to luxury hotels The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, and recent additions W Costa Navarino and the Mandarin Oriental. These opulent, eco-friendly collection of hotels and courses all have incredible facilities for groups of friends and families and are nestled in unspoiled greek countryside with panoramic sea and mountain views.


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