For many years, Scotland has maintained a strong reputation for having some of the best golf courses in Europe, if not the world! You simply have to visit St. Andrews or Turnberry to see how beautiful and challenging these courses can be, located in the exquisite scenery that only Scotland offers.

However, if you are looking to play a few holes somewhere further afield, why not consider one of these top golf courses in Europe? They could very well be the one which takes your golf game from zero to hero!

Golfclub Murhof, Austria

One of the oldest, most-loved golf courses in Austria, the Murhof has boasted some international tournaments over the years. It held the European Team Championship in 2011 and is world renowned for its scenery. There are some awe-inspiring trees and shrubs that line this parkland course and add an extra challenge to your game. It is well-maintained in superb condition, plus with its biodiverse landscape, it has a lot of interesting wildlife as well. The season runs from the end of March to mid-November, and the weather is generally calm whatever time you visit.

Monte Rei Golf and Country Club, Portugal

The stunning course at Monte Rei is one of the most picturesque you will see anywhere in Europe. With spectacular greens and many established trees lining the course, you will feel like you are walking through a natural part of the world. However, there are a whole host of incredible golf courses elsewhere in Portugal including the Algarve and Lisbon. Indeed, many golfers take an exciting golf trip to Portugal especially to play at many of these courses. If you are planning golf holidays in Portugal or anywhere else in Europe, you will need to find out what facilities are there in advance.

Stoke Park, England

If you are new to golf, or you are thinking of surprising someone who likes golf, then you might want to choose somewhere a little closer to home for their first trip. Stoke Park in England has over one hundred years of history behind it and is the perfect place to breathe in the atmosphere of classic golf. People from all over the world come to this course because of its heritage and the fact that it has outstanding scenery. Not only is there a golf academy, but there is also a short game area, putting green and driving range.

Maxx Royal, Turkey

If you are looking for that extra special golfing experience, then the Maxx Royal course in Turkey is certainly for you. Due to its beautiful location, top quality facilities, and accommodation, it is frequently booked up, so you need to be fast to get your plan in place. The golf is only one of the features at this complex, but it is not the second rate by any means. It will be a perfect idea for those with family travelling with them that won’t be playing golf themselves, as there are many other activities.

These are only a few of the wonderful golf courses that are scattered all over Europe. It means you have plenty of excuses to pack a bag and your clubs.


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