Many facilities in the world have a great hotel golf course. In determining this list, the quality and luxury of the golf courses, the accommodations, and other facilities were considered. Here are five of the best hotel golf courses in the world:
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
The Kiawah has already hosted the US PGA Championship, and for a good reason. There are five courses in the entire area, the most famous hotel golf course of which is the Ocean Course. The Sanctuary hotel, located in the oceanfront part of the resort, is a great throwback to the rich history of the South. It houses three food establishments that offer a wide variety of cuisine from different parts of the world.
The Old Course Hotel – St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Old Course Hotel is situated in one of the best golfing areas in the world in St. Andrews, surrounded by a few of the most favorite go-to places for golfers in the United Kingdom. Known as the “home of golf,” St. Andrews is an unassuming university town that offers the best Scotland has to offer. Not only is the whole town historic, but it also has great beaches including the West Sands Beach, which was where the opening scene of the movie “Chariots of Fire” was shot.
The Caribbean and Jamaica
There’s a number of options found in the Caribbean which offer an amazing experience. These locations offer lush greenry, stunning views, cool sea breeze and 18-hole golf courses that provide the thrill of a lifetime. You can find them everywhere from the Dominican Republic to Jamaica.
Mission Hills – Haikou, Hainan Island, China
China’s ambition to become Asia’s golfing center is manifested in this magnificent golf course and hotel on Hainan Island. Mission Hills is made up of a vast complex of swimming pools, shops, and spas in addition to the evergreen golfing facility. It also played host to the world-famous Omega Mission Hills World Cup of Golf in 2011, drawing golf enthusiasts and players such as Gary Woodland, Ian Poulter, Martin Kaymer and Justin Rose to the golf course.
Pebble Beach Resort – Pebble Beach, California, United States
The Pebble Beach Resort is one of the most famous golf course resorts in the United States. Located a hundred miles from both San Francisco and San Jose, the resort has already hosted five US Opens. Almost everything in the resort is expensive though, partly an effect of the history that is associated with the golf courses. There is also a wide variety in gastronomic experiences as it has nine restaurants offering classic American, Italian, Hawaiian and Californian cuisine.
Sotogrande – Andalucia, Spain
This estate resort has at least five courses, one of which is known as the No.1 course in continental Europe. Famously designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the Valderrama hosts one of the most popular golf clubs outside the United States. It is located only a few miles from Gibraltar and is the center of the southern Spain’s cultural heart. The Sotogrande has several hotels in its estate. Most tourists stay at the Almenara Hotel, Alcaidesa Links and The San Roque Club.
As far as golf courses go, the ones listed above are only a few of the great golfing facilities found all over the world. But what makes them stand out is the history associated with the resort and its reputation among golfers. You may have been hoping for a full list of options in America. If we’re right, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. See this article on the Top 100 Golf Courses in America.
Hopefully this article has been informative. Now go get your golf on!