The golf courses of the Algarve, Turkey, Spain and the Balearic Islands are popular destinations for holidaymakers all year round and provide some of the best conditions for golf in the Mediterranean.
From coast hugging links courses to pretty woodland 'pitch and putt', there is bound to be a course to suit your ability. Please see below for our recommended hotels and resorts.
Golf Holidays in Spain
With around 150 courses and some of the best all-year-round golfing weather in the Mediterranean, it is no wonder Spanish courses are among the most popular in the world. The ideal time to play golf in Spain is from March to May and from September to November. During this period, the average maximum temperature is around 24C rising to 28C in the summer months.
With its mild and warm climate, long hours of sunshine and extended season stretching into Autumn and Winter, Mallorca is ideal for golfers and has the courses and facilities to match the climate. There are fifteen golf courses on the island, from 9 to 18 hole courses, on varying landscapes - hilly land with inclined fairways, high tees, long and fast greens, but all carefully designed to test the players' skills, even those of the most experienced of players. Testing courses can also be found in Menorca and Tenerife.
Igluhotels recommends the following hotels:- Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia, Costa Adeje, Tenerife
- Bon Sol, Illetas, Mallorca
- Islantilla Golf & Beach Resort, Islantilla, Costa de la Luz
Golf Holidays in Portugal
If you are planning to stay in the Algarve, you will never be too far away from fist class golf courses. For some time, the favourite destination for Mediterranean golf holidays, the Algarve coastline combines fine courses with great beaches and character towns and villages.
The climate is pleasant all year round - sea breezes to cool the hottest summer days and enough warm rays to keep the sweater from your back during the winter. Golfers generally visit Portugal from September to April when the temperatures provide perfect playing conditions.
Igluhotels recommends the following hotels:- Hotel Sheraton Algarve, Praia de Falesia
- Hotel Tivoli Marinotel, Vilamoura
Golf Holidays in Turkey
Turkey is an up and coming destination for golf holidays. Turkey, with its superb Mediterranean climate offers ultimate golfing, with plenty of courses suitable for professionals and amateurs. The majority of Turkey’s golf courses are situated in the Belek area, which is in the middle of Turkey’s southern coast, just 30 minutes from Antalya Airport. The Belek area is also home to the National Golf Club, being one of the four golf centres situated here.
Apart from excellent golf facilities, Turkey offers an exotic mixture of stunning nature, with lush, green pine- and eucalyptus forests and beautiful sandy beaches bordering to the Mediterranean Sea.
Igluhotels recommends:- The Gloria Golf Resort, Belek.