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Tee off at the best golf holiday destinations

Are you dreaming of combining your passion for top-level golfing with a relaxing holiday? Whether you’re planning on playing with friends or you want to go solo, many locations around the world deliver prestigious golf on outstanding courses.

To help you choose where you next tee off at, follow our guide to the best golf holiday destinations in the world. Here, we break down what each course has to offer and the experiences you can indulge in while you’re there.

Velaa Private Island – The Maldives

Golf at Velaa Private Island is a unique and exclusive experience. The setting – a resort that is the ultimate island escape, filled with secluded villas set within a tropical sanctuary – is perfectly complemented by its golf course.

Velaa Golf Academy was designed by José María Olazábal, the professional golfer who has been successful on the PGA and European Tours and is renowned for his short game. The Academy is a huge draw for players of all calibres, with guests at Velaa making the most of Private Golf Moments by Olazabal, the one-to-one tuition devised by the ex-Ryder Cup captain and two-time Masters champion.

This tuition is with PGA professionals. Swing analysis technology and a TrackMan simulator are also available to enhance each game.

As well as delivering this exclusive golf training, Velaa Private Island is a captivating location for a getaway. After a long day on the course, you can head to one of the many restaurants and bars here or retire to your luxury villa beside the golden sands and clear waters.

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas – Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo is an exclusive private-gated resort that takes in 7,000 acres located in the beguiling Dominican Republic. Here, there’s a choice of seven restaurants, a marina and an equestrian centre to enjoy. Additionally, there are three private beaches, so you have a selection to choose from for a stroll along after a day of golfing.

The golf itself here is outstanding. Each hole across the three courses offers a fresh challenge. Of course, while you’re here you’ll likely want to experience the famous Teeth of the Dog – the number one-ranked golf course in the Caribbean – first-hand. This was created by legendary golf course designer Pete Dye and is one of three masterpieces by him. You can also try Dye Fore and The Links during your trip.

You also have the opportunity to train with the pros at the Golf Learning Centre. Here, you can attend clinics and camps offered by the resort’s leading golf instructors, or practice with the TrackMan simulator.

Combining a stunning setting and unrivalled golfing, Casa de Campo is one of the top golf destinations in the world.

Verdura Resort – Sicily

Indulge in some world-class golf at a luxe location. Verdura Resort is a lavish Sicilian resort that is a truly magnificent addition to its setting. Devised by hotelier Rocco Forte and designed by his sister, interior designer Olga Polizzi, Verdura has been created in a way that complements its surroundings. Natural materials form the architecture, allowing each element to seamlessly blend into its surroundings.

While here, guests can indulge in these surroundings, taking in the sea views and the wild sand beach before heading to the spa to unwind. But first, you’ll want to exert some energy on the golf course. There are two courses to choose from. The 18-hole championship course is perfect for those who love a challenge, while the nine-hole par-three course delivers a masterclass in golfing excellence.

During your stay, you might want to attend the Golf Academy. Led by PGA-qualified professionals, this is where you can pick up tricks and tips from the experts. Alternatively, you might want to book your stay to play in one of several tournaments that run throughout the season right up to November.

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