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Add a Touch of Romance: Take a Golfing Getaway


The Game of Golf comes with many perks. One of them being that most renowned golf courses around the world are located in the most romantic locations.  Although golf is the top agenda on a Golfing holiday, a little bit of romance will only spice up the game. Therefore, if you want a golfing outing that can double up as a romantic getaway, then here’s a list you can’t miss.  Take a note of these top 5 romantic golfing destinations

Costa De Sol, Malaga Province, Spain

This coastal region located south of Spain is a “Golfing Boulevard” boasting of nearly 70 golf courses.  With the blue Mediterranean coastline, pleasant weather and abundant sun, this is a golfing haven for tourists. Rightly nicknamed “Costa De Golf,” the city also presents an excellent opportunity for some serious sightseeing, fine dining, and a good nightlife.

So, when you are not playing Golf, you can explore the city with your partner. Holding each other’s hands, you can take a stroll through the breathtaking locations like the famous Benalmadena Marina.  Awarded as the best Marina in the world, the Benalmadena Marina is a hot spot for tourists. The area is covered with beaches, restaurants and shopping centers. It is indeed an excellent place to unwind after a session of golf.

Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India

Not many may be aware of this, but India is home to some of the best golf courses that have world-class facilities and infrastructure.  Golf in India is growing steadily, mainly because of the keen interest expressed by the Government who is quite serious about promoting golf tourism in the country. From the oldest golf club in India known as the iconic Royal Calcutta Golf course to the recent DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, Golf courses here have caught the international attention of the golf community across the globe.

In the colorful country, the most romantic golfing paradise is certainly Ananda in the Himalayas. Located in the Uttarakhand, North of India, the establishment has been rated number 1 Spa destination in the world by the Travel + Leisure Magazine.

Nestled in the lap of Himalayas, this rejuvenation center has a 6-hole course open to its guests. Although an ordinary golf course, the area made up of forest land and uphill terrain offers the opportunity to engage in a challenging game of golf. Next time, if you are looking for some adventure along with a luxurious session of Spa, then head towards Ananda in the Himalayas.

St. Andrews, Scotland

When listing the most romantic golfing destinations in the world, one cannot miss the mention of St. Andrews, Scotland. “Home of Golf,” St. Andrews has some of the oldest golf courses in the world. Being one of the most spectacular cities in the Fief Peninsula, this ancient haven, has some iconic castles and churches, and that will take you back in time.

Wet Sands Beach is another attraction of the city which you would not miss. So, after you are done with golf during the day, spend a romantic evening here.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the most romantic cities in the world. Incidentally, it also happens to be the most favored destination for some serious golfers.   Therefore, if you are looking for a place that offers possibilities on both fronts, then Cape Town is a place to be.  Arabella Country Club & Arabella Hotel, Pearl Valley Country Club, Pezula Golf Estate are some famous names in the city which boast of picturesque views.

After a fantastic game of golf, you may consider going on a romantic dinner date in the Wild, or taking a helicopter ride to catch a bird-eye view of the city or just laying on the beach to soak up the warm southern sun.

Northern France

For golfers, who love traveling, Northern France, is the place to be. Cushioned with some of the top line golf courses in the country namely the Arras, Saint-Omer, Hardelot, the region is a perfect destination for Golf holidays. Known for its chilly weather and rugged terrain, Northern France bestows an old world charm that can be adventurous and charming at the same time. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and excellent nightlife, the region is indeed a fantastic getaway destination.