Let’s start with the top 5 best golf resorts in Europe!
- Finca Cortesin
The unique Finca Cortesin resort is located in one of the most peaceful and sought-after enclaves on the Andalusian coast. It is not far from the picturesque village of Casares and is less than a mile from the beach. Finca Cortesin offers an award-winning hotel, a championship golf course, excellent spa and sports facilities, and a beach club. After claiming the No. 1 position for two years in 2019, Finca Cortesin is once again at the top of the rankings. Finca Cortesin boasts 67 spacious suites, but quality comes at a price. Not surprisingly, Finca Cortesin’s golf course also tops the list of our golfers’ choices. These are published each year at the beginning of the golf season.
- Trump Turnberry Resort
Trump Turnberry Resort – home of the Ailsa championship course – in South Ayrshire, Scotland, has dropped one position, to No. 2. The main reason for this drop is the fact that their golf course’s rating has dropped slightly, from 9.4 in 2019 to 9.1 in 2020.
Recently transformed into a true masterpiece by renowned golf architect Martin Ebert, the Ailsa offers golfers an exceptional coastal golf experience that you may have seen during one of the four Open Championships it has hosted. Ebert was also responsible for the design of the new King Robert the Bruce golf course. The combination of two incredible golf courses, an amazing hotel, and top-notch facilities make Trump Turnberry a state-of-the-art golf resort in Europe.
- Monte Rei
Monte Rei Golf and Country Club has consistently ranked among our top golf resorts in Europe, and this year it made it to the top 5 once again. The level of service at Monte Rei is high and the golf course itself is highly regarded by golfers. Monte Rei offers expertly curated residences inspired by the lifestyle of the modern consumer. Monte Rei has begun construction of the second Jack Nicklaus-designed course, set to open in 2021.
- The Montgomerie Maxx Royal
The Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort is a 5-star hotel that offers an exceptional vacation experience for families and couples. Each room is designed as a suite, offering spacious luxury accommodations and breathtaking views of the Belek coastline. A variety of dining options offers guests unparalleled quality and choice, with the main restaurant, two specially designed children’s restaurants, 5 a la carte restaurants, 14 bars, and 1 patisserie each preparing carefully selected ingredients in a feast of flavors.
- The Gleneagles Hotel
When Gleneagles Hotel opened its doors in 1924, this magnificent country estate in the heart of Scotland was described as a “Riviera in the Highlands.” Today Gleneagles continues to offer a range of attractions, including luxury hotel accommodations, an array of bespoke suites, three championship golf courses, an award-winning spa, and the Andrew Fairlie Restaurant, the only restaurant in Scotland to have two Michelin stars. Golf is located in the heart of Gleneagles, with its three championship courses and the PGA National Golf Academy of Scotland. The PGA Centenary Course was the venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup. Golf has been at Gleneagles longer than the hotel’s 90-year history, with the first golf course – The King’s Course – dating back to 1919