Top 100 Golf Resorts in Europe 39-20


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You have reached the penultimate section of our top 100 and these resorts certainly don't disappoint:

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Top 100 Golf Resorts Europe 39-20

Top 100 Golf Resorts Europe 19-1

39 Robinson Nobilis

Belek, Turkey
Well-equipped hotel with tennis, archery, water sports, kids' club, and even a cooking school. A low-profile but good course.

GW verdict: We like the Robinsons group; they do things low key, but do them well. The course is sneakily as good as some big names in Belek.

38 San Roque

Sotogrande, Spain
A Top 100 course (Old) plus one of the Next 100's best (New). Right next to them are the very well-equipped Suites at San Roque, which hosted players in the '97 Ryder Cup.

GW verdict: Marketed terribly – for it has the class to be known as a top play-and-stay break.

37 Abama

Tenerife, Spain
One of the best-conditioned courses in Europe. The distinctive burnt-orange hotel is a lot, lot better than its exterior suggests!

GW verdict: Tenerife's top course and top resort thanks to the high-end course and its Atlantic views and especially the luxury hotel.

36 Korineum

Nicosia, northern Cyprus
The deluxe Korineum Hotel opened in 2009 while Elite rooms were added two years later. They are within walking distance of the clubhouse and 1st tee
of the David Hemstock design that was built in 2007 among olive and carob trees.

GW verdict: Lines up ahead of many famous names, and does so deservedly. The solid course enjoys super sea and mountain views and has enough excitement in the holes around two lakes. The facilities includes tennis, beach sports, pools and a spa.

35 Buenavista

Los Silos, Tenerife
Adults-only hotel surrounded by the course – both owned by Hacienda Del Conde. A lagoon-style pool and infinity views of the ocean, plus a Seve-designed course.

GW verdict: Relatively tricky access but seriously impressive; wouldn't be amiss 10 places higher.

34 Penina

Lagos, Portugal
Algarve golf's birthplace and a hotel often enjoyed by celebrities; Paul and Linda McCartney once sang with locals in the late bar!

GW verdict: Pleasant woodland course is augmented by very, very good practice facilities and one of the best family hotels in Portugal.

33 Aphrodite Hills

Paphos, Cyprus
A course of spectacular views and holes, notably in the downhill short 7th, and hotel very popular with golfers and non-golfers.

GW verdict: Still holds much attraction even in the era of Belek superstars thanks to an exciting course and super hotel (plus gorgeous climate).

32 Amendoeira

Vilamoura, Portugal
A Top 100 course, the Faldo, backed up by a Next 100 course, the O'Connor – as well as luxury apartments and villas.

GW verdict: If you want lots of challenging golf and do little else but relax by your villa pool, this is ideal. More for serious golfers than for families.

31 Quinta da Ria

Tavira, Portugal
Two courses – the scenic-and-easier Ria and the technically-excellent Cima – with a neat Robinsons Hotel right in the middle.

GW verdict: Its position might surprise, but this well-run, small resort in eastern Algarve puts big ticks in a lot of boxes. A real favourite of ours.

30 Quinta Da Marinha

Cascais, Portugal
One of Portugal's biggest and best hotels, along with a new boutique hotel on site, plus a course with scenic cliff-edge holes.

GW verdict: The marks tell the story: Its course
is enjoyable, but its hotels (the boutique one is hard to beat) are fabulous. Idyllic for families.

29 Evian

Thonon-les-Baines, France

A Next 100 course that is a strong contender for the Top 100 itself. Host of a ladies' major, the practice facilities are excellent and the hotels are as exquisite as their location overlooking Lake Geneva would suggest it might be.

GW verdict: The course has been renovated to good effect and enjoys fabulous views, while the hotels exudes class. A high-calibre resort on and off the course, one to retreat to when relaxation, tranquility and a quiet golf break are top of your wish list.

28 Montecastillo

Jerez, Spain
A refurbished, very well-equipped Barcelo hotel plus a Jack Nicklaus design that was home to the Volvo Masters.

GW verdict: Jerez and Seville not the most easily accessed from the UK so it loses marks there but otherwise this has serious all-round appeal.

27 Sueno

Belek, Turkey
Two courses, the Dunes and Pines, that are a touch above solid 'resort' golf. Plus a hotel in Belek, so need we say any more?

GW verdict: If a Top 100-ranked course isn't crucial, this is your resort. Both are really good and the amenities/hotel superb. Sneakily good.

26 Salobre

Gran Canaria, Spain
Two courses routed over Arizona-like terrain and a splendid all-inclusive Sheraton hotel with several pools, stylish bedrooms and good all-inclusive buffet food.

GW verdict: One of the resorts in the list that would appeal to everyone, due to its very consistent all-round offering. The golf – the Old is good, the New is verging on Top 100 – is the key lure but the hotel is really good, especially if you like quality without hype.

25 Le Touquet

Le Touquet, France
Two 18-hole courses, led by the historic, just-renovated La Mer. The Manoir Hotel outside the gates, is also owned by Open Club.

GW verdict: Perfect as a long weekend for golf enthusiasts because while the hotel is excellent, it is not a Belek-style amusement arcade.

24 Pine Cliffs

A nine-hole course with some holes set on the edge of the bright-orange cliffs. Hotel and villa accommodation and an abundance of amenities – from a spa and tennis courts to kid's entertainment that even the fussiest youngster will enjoy.

GW verdict: That a resort with just nine holes is so high in the list is testament to the off-course attractions. The nine holes are really nice, and famously scenic, but you come here for a week's holiday when you envisage playing a loop of nine three times before dinner... and spend the rest of the day in the pool and the infinite other activities.

23 Golf National

Paris, France
The 2018 Ryder Cup venue plus an 18-hole 'second' course allied to a refurbished Novotel hotel that is connected to the clubhouse. A member of European Tour Properties.

GW verdict: Lacks the charm of other Paris courses but this manufactured but thrilling venue is a 'must play' due to the 2018 factor.

22 El Saler

Valencia, Spain
What it offers: A 65-bedroom Parador hotel with a distinctive decor, a spa and a pool. The Javier Arana course is ranked in our top 10.

GW verdict: Situated between lagoon and sea, this is as close as Spain comes to a links, being surrounded by dunes and swept by sea breezes. An Open de España and Seve Trophy venue.

21 Cornelia

Belek, Turkey
Three loops of nine holes with the Prince combination in our Courses Top 100. A typically robust, luxury Belek hotel.

GW verdict: Some reckon it's Sir Nick Faldo's most effective design work. The accommodation choice is indubitably splendid too – regarded as one of this well-endowed area's finest.

20 Troia

Lisbon, Portugal
Gorgeous, tough course with sandy turf and pines. Hotels, apartments and amenities nearby. A European Tour Property.

GW verdict: A linksy course that we really like. Only the accommodation being a couple of minutes away – added to the fact the peninsula it is on is awkward to get to – loses it few marks.