Are you looking for the ultimate golfing holiday? Do you love being out on the ocean cruising in luxury and style? Chartering a yacht allows you to enjoy your favorite sport and simultaneously cruise some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines. We asked the team from West Nautical for their and their clients’ favorite superyacht golfing holidays. Here, they reveal their picks: three each in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. If you’ve never chartered, a dedicated captain, crew, and chef ensure you and your friends and family have an unforgettable vacation. The yacht rivals a five-star hotel, too. Furthermore, enjoy adventures in these beautiful destinations on your days off the golf course thanks to abundant watersports equipment onboard.
The French Riviera is renowned for its glamour, beauty, and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Additionally, it’s home to some of the most exceptional golf courses in the world. Take advantage of all this stunning coastline has to offer, from beaches to extraordinary restaurants and, of course, beautiful golf courses.
Golf Club Saint-Tropez is in the medieval village of Gassin, on the famous peninsula in Provence. It further overlooks the port of Saint-Tropez (above). Gary Player and his team developed this 18-hole course, boasting nearly 19,833 feet (6,045 meters) of high-quality, varied play. Therefore, it creates an outstanding course guaranteed to satisfy all golfers’ love of the game.
If you find yourself on charter near Nice or Monaco, why not visit the idyllic Monte Carlo Golf Club? It features an 18-hole course between the mountains and sea. This course is in La Turbie, in the heights of Nice, and requires extreme precision due to its rolling terrain.
Mallorca lies just off the west coast of Spain and is the largest of the four Balearic Islands. It boasts crystal-clear waters, spectacular sunsets, and breath-taking beaches. Relax as you cruise the stunning turquoise shoreline, where magic lies in every cove.
This island is further perfect for superyacht golfing holidays because it’s home to a number of stunning golf courses. They include the well-known Golf Son Gual. Ranked among Europe’s top 100 courses, Golf Son Gual is one of the newest on the island. Plus, golfers often refer to it as the island’s best. This 72-par golf course features stunning views of the Mediterranean coastline from many holes. You therefore can enjoy your favorite sport with a view.
The Algarve (above) is Portugal’s southernmost region, known for its beautiful beaches and golf resorts, of which there are 31. Whether you are looking for a golf course with exceptional ocean views or a challenging course with lakes and bunkers, the Algarve has it all.
Monte Rei Resort is the country’s number-one golf course. Additionally, it’s in the top 20 in Europe. This course opened in 2007 with design by 18-time Major champion Jack Nicklaus. Since this golfing paradise is just three miles from the Atlantic coast, it’s a treat for any golfer on a Portugese holiday.
Puerto Rico is the perfect combination of history, culture, and heritage. This Caribbean island is a U.S. territory, too. Mountains, waterfalls, beaches, and intriguing cities add to its allure for superyacht golfing holidays.
Just 40 minutes from the colorful capital of San Juan (above), the Dorado Beach resort has world-class golf courses. For example, the East Course hosted the 2015 PGA Tour Latinoamérica championship. In addition, Golf Digest named it the number-one golf course on the island in 2016. This gorgeous seaside course is a challenge to players of all skill levels. Moreover, most of its parts provide panoramic views of the ocean.
The famous Teeth of the Dog course is tops among all in the Caribbean. It’s on the edge of a sheer cliff in the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic (above). You’ll enjoy immaculate fairways and unparalleled ocean views.
Casa de Campo actually features three golf courses, plus more that makes it the epitome of luxury. Explore its white-sand beaches, new beach club, marina, and exceptional shopping, bars, and restaurants. Also be sure to visit the nearly medieval village in the hills—a meticulous replica of 16th-century buildings, housing art galleries, restaurants, and more.
The perennially popular Bahamas includes Atlantis (above), on Paradise Island. It’s a place where dreams turn into reality. It truly has something for every member of the family. For example, Atlantis contains six swimming areas, a theater, a comedy club, and a spectacular Mayan Temple waterslide complex. Correspondingly, you’ll find a spa, casinos, shopping, restaurants, and, conveniently, a $15-million marina attracting superyachts.
The challenging and stunningly beautiful Ocean Club Golf Course in Atlantis offers golfers a taste of every element for the perfect round of golf. This 18-hole, 72-par championship course stretches over 7,100 yards on a peninsula. Some call this the most picturesque golf course in the Bahamas. With seven out of 18 holes bordering the ocean, we can definitely see why.
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