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  • Nicole Connolly | May 13, 2015 1:00 AM ET

    8 of the Best Golfing Vacations in Europe

    8 of the Best Golfing Vacations in Europe

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    Europe is home to some spectacular destinations, especially for golf enthusiasts. If you fancy a round on the links, the best that the world has to offer can be found in Europe. Take a look at these golf resorts, and tell me they don't make you drool over your nine iron.

    Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort

    This property features 62 rooms and suites, and a countryside setting. It also happens to be a spectacular castle and home to a great golf course. Featuring 840 sprawling acres of plush green estate, no wonder it is one of Ireland's top five star picks.

    Dromoland Castle Hotel and Country Estate

    This property features 100 rooms and suites, and is also located in the Irish countryside. The castle was built in the 16th century and features a pristine golf course that winds around its lake. The course has been championed as challenging for both professionals and amateurs alike. Give it a try, and see how your skills measure up.

    The Gleneagles Hotel

    This Scottish locale is legendary for its golf courses. Tournaments are hosted annually, most notably the Ryder Cup. In addition, they also offer three championship courses for you to choose from. Make sure you book a tee time well in advance, and you are sure to have the experience of a lifetime.

    The K Club

    This hotel is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts group, and is set on 550 acres of lush green, manicured lawns. Its location on the river Liffey in Kildaire, Ireland lends to some pretty spectacular scenery. Of course, you will want to go for the golf, which is legendary in its own right. Its two championship courses recently made it onto CNN's top 10 golf resorts in the world.

    Marbella Club Hotel

    Located in Spain, there is nothing quite like the Marbella Club. Featuring 121 rooms and suites, it is also home to some prime golfing. Featuring a world-class course, it is challenging to say the least. However, with all that it has to offer, you won't mind at all.

    Old Course Hotel

    Located in Saint Andrews Scotland, this five-star luxury hotel is home to the renowned 17th hole “road hole bunker” of the golf course that comes from the home of golf itself. Featuring spectacular views that overlooked the famous links courses in West Sands beach of the Scottish coastline, you are sure to be captivated during your time here.

    Stoke Park

    Located in Buckinghamshire, England, this property features 49 rooms and suites. The property’s five-star luxury golf resort is unique. Not just memorable for it's spectacular views and romantic getaways, it also may seem familiar for James Bond fans. If you have seen the movie “Goldfinger,” you might remember that it was Sean Connery’s Bond who defeated the villain himself at Stoke Park during their game of golf. Think you have what it takes? Well book a stay and find out!

    The Romanos

    Located in Peloponnese Greece, this 5-star luxury property is hard to beat for its furnishings and golf. Their course was designed by a former two-time U.S. Masters winner. You know him as Bernhard Langer. The Dunes course is fun to play, and the fact that it wraps around the coast makes for 18 amazing holes of golf.

    With such a vast expanse, Europe has more than its fair share of world-class golf resorts. Our list only covers a few, but they represent the best. Keep them in mind the next time you want to schedule an amazing golf vacation. World-class golf mixed with world class amenities, it does not get any better than that.


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Nicole Connolly Suitcase Stories' Luxe Life Travel Tales and Tips

Nicole Connolly Nicole, along with her husband Michael, left her ordinary life behind for a life of extraordinary travel. The couple left Australia in March 2012 and have been traveling ever since. Nicole has a penchant for all things luxury and this shows in their lifestyle. They may live the life of a gypsy but they certainly know how to do it in style. Their goal is to share their experiences and show others how a life of luxury is possible without the big bank account. Follow their adventures at
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