No truly avid golf fan looks forward to the winter, when the cold wet weather closes many courses and consigns golfers to a restless retirement in anticipation of the spring. This year, don’t let your ‘plus-fours’ and golf clubs gather dust in the attic. Instead, treat yourself to a golfing break at one of the following splendid hotels, which are all within easy reach of some of the best all-weather courses in the country.
“Toward the 10th hole at Carrick Knowe golf course, Edinburgh” by Edinburgh Blog, licenced under CC BY 2.0
Within half an hour of Edinburgh, you will find no fewer than 22 world-class golf courses, many of which are open all year round. This rightly makes East Lothian one of the most desirable golfing locations in the world.
Take a meander down the golf coast and play a round or two at dream courses such as Dunbar, North Berwick, Muirfield and Musselburgh – the world’s oldest golf course. All are easily accessible from Edinburgh.
What is more, you’ll find a host of excellent hotels in the Scottish Capital; bursting with character, and with a level of service that is hard to beat. Take a look at The Dunstane and Parliament House Hotel for a great experience.
The luxurious Kingsmills Hotel is in the heart of ‘golfer’s heaven’, in the Scottish Highlands. Close to the birthplace of the great game, it is no surprise that The Kingsmills is within putting distance of some of Scotland’s finest links courses. These include legendary golf clubs such as:
Need we say more? All of these great courses are within a short distance from the hotel, so it is an ideal haven for a golfing break. The hotel itself is a lovely venue, with a wide choice of luxury rooms, two restaurants, an amazing spa and well-stocked whisky bar!
International – Italy
For golfers wanting to escape the winter altogether, let us recommend a golfing retreat to Borgo Egnazia in southern Italy. Designed in the style of a traditional Puglian village, Borgo Egnazia is the epitome of luxury, with a wide range of spacious rooms, suites and self-contained villas. Close to the hotel is the stunning San Domenico Links golf course. Designed by PGA designers European Golf Design, San Domenico is a golf course of champions. It is also one of the most beautiful courses in Italy, with many fairways taking in stunning vistas of the Adriatic Sea.
Make this winter the time you try a new golfing adventure. Take a look through the hotel websites for seasonal offers and golf-break deals. Happy golfing!