Tee Off in Style: 8 Exclusive Golfing Destinations Around the World with Luxury Accommodations

Tee Off in Style: 8 Exclusive Golfing Destinations Around the World with Luxury Accommodations

As Spring ushers in the season of fairways and precision drives, here is a selection of top golf destinations paired with luxury accommodations from across the globe. Representing the pinnacle of global hospitality, these properties offer more than just a place to stay; they provide a sanctuary where every detail is carefully curated to enhance the golfing adventure.

The Niseko Village Golf Course - Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve (pictured)

During the Green Season, or summer season, each year, Niseko Village offers resort golf at its best - with views of Mount Niseko Annupuri in the background. The Niseko Village Golf Course, located near Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, offers 6,845 yards of greenery for golfers of all levels. During a visit, golfers can enjoy early bird or twilight golf combined with the many other experiences the village has to offer. Following their time on the green, golfers can unwind with a spa treatment and a soak in the onsen at Spa Chasi La Sothys, indulge in a meal and cocktail at Yukibana, Sushi Nagi or the Ume Lounge, and enjoy tree trekking or a hot air balloon ride to take in the sights from up above, all before tucking in a for a restful night's sleep to recharge for the next day.

Skukuza Golf Course – Singita Boulders Lodge

Skukuza Golf Course in Kruger National Park, known as the wildest golf course in the world, offers golf enthusiasts a once-in-a-lifetime experience to play a round of golf among the Big Five and a variety of wildlife including giraffes, warthogs, and monkeys. Golfers will truly feel immersed in the wildlife surrounding the course starting with the first hole, adjacently located next to a watering hole filled with the resident hippos. After a thrilling day on the course, guests can retreat to Singita Boulders Lodge, located just over an hour away from the course. Designed with a contemporary African style inspired by the surrounding boulders, Boulders Lodge offers a cozy getaway in the breathtaking Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Each suite combines elegance and comfort, featuring lavish interiors and private terraces. Guests can easily explore the beauty of the reserve, from thrilling game drives to guided bush walks, all while soaking in the breathtaking landscapes and encountering the diverse wildlife. Whether lounging by the private plunge pool or gathering by the fireplace, guests at  Boulders Lodge will create cherished memories in the African wilderness.

Steenberg Golf Club – Ellerman House

Steenberg Golf Club is situated in the lush Constantia Valley, a leisurely 20-minute drive from Ellerman House. Renowned for its Peter Matkovich-designed course, it offers a unique blend of traditional and innovative golfing experiences. The fairways are divided into four distinctive regions, namely Wetlands, Parklands, Cape Flats, and Fynbos offering a great variety of challenges including vineyards and running creeks, along with numerous ponds and undulating greens, set against the backdrop of the Cape's natural beauty.

Beyond golf, guests can indulge in luxury at Ellerman House, where personalized experiences and the finest aspects of South Africa await. From private art gallery tours to exclusive wine tastings, every moment is tailored to delight the senses. Sample vibrant South African-inspired cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a truly immersive experience.

The Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club – Beach Enclave 

The Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club stands as the leading destination for golf enthusiasts in the Caribbean, offering players of all levels the opportunity to enjoy a challenging yet invigorating round of golf on an 18-hole championship course. For a smooth experience, rental clubs, shoes, and lessons are available on-site. Following an eventful day on the greens, golfers can unwind at Beach Enclave Grace Bay, offering luxurious villas with modern amenities, including private pools and stunning ocean views. Offering various personalized activities, guests can explore the underwater world through snorkeling and diving or paddleboarding and kayaking through the pristine ocean. Beachside horseback riding, tennis, and fishing trips are also available for guests to connect with the surrounding nature. Embracing wellness as part of the Beach Enclave experience, in-villa spa treatments and guided yoga sessions are available, or guests can relax by the pool, savoring a favorite cocktail in the stillness.

Salgados Golf Club - W Algarve
Portugal was named the world's top golfing destination by The World Golf Awards last year, attributing its success to the stunning natural landscapes. W Algarve, a luxury resort situated on the coastal town of Albufeira, offers close proximity to pristine golf courses, making it the perfect location for golfers to stay and enjoy leisure time in between their tee times. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Salgados Golf Club stands as a top choice for golf enthusiasts. Located on the flatlands behind Praia de Galé's golden shores, this 18-hole course offers players a thrilling challenge with numerous water hazards and the invigorating ocean breeze. Renowned for its technical intricacies, this par-72 course features mostly flat greens, but incorporates lagoons, providing a challenge suitable for golfers at any level. After a long day of golfing, travelers can unwind at W Algarve's AWAY Spa and detox with healthy bites at the Fuel Bar. The AWAY Spa boasts six treatment rooms including a combination of massage techniques, luxury cosmetic brands and state of the art wet & heat facilities, complete with a sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and an outdoor lounge and vibrant garden views. The Fuel Bar provides detox beverages, ayurvedic teas, homemade granola bars, organic vegan protein shakes, and fresh fruits and vegetables, catering to nourish the mind, body, and soul.

Teeth of the Dog Golf Course - Ventanas al Mar With THIRDHOME

Designed by renowned French architect Savin Couëlle, Ventanas al Mar means "windows to the sea" and the home located at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, lives up to its name with ocean views and access to a golf course. This 4 bed, 5 bath home and golf course is available to members of THIRDHOME. THIRDHOME is a premier luxury travel club for second homeowners with over 16,000 properties in over 100 countries with the average home valued at $2.4 million. For avid golfers, Ventanas al Mar offers an unrivaled opportunity, situated right alongside the stunning eighth hole of the Teeth of the Dog golf course, renowned as one of the four Pete Dye Golf Courses. With this prime location, guests can easily indulge in their passion for golf amidst breathtaking seaside views, integrating leisure and luxury. The carefully designed house also includes a separate staff wing, accommodating up to 8 guests, offering luxurious comfort. Dual master king suites anchor the property, one with its private pool nearby, including his and her bathrooms and a private outdoor lounge with sea views. Complementing the home's beauty, the dedicated staff—comprising a cook, two housekeepers, and a gardener, elevate every stay with warmth and professionalism.

Bali National Golf Club – Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

Golf enthusiasts staying at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach can indulge in a day of golf at the nearby Bali National Golf Club, just a 30-minute drive away from the property. Here, golfers can practice their swing and perfect their game amidst stunning tropical scenery. After a round of golf, players can retreat to the luxurious comfort of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, where they can relax and unwind on the picturesque Seminyak Beach. The hotel offers an ideal blend of affordability and luxury, providing guests with refined accommodations and beachside ambiance to complement their golfing experience. Additionally, guests can indulge in the culinary delights of SugarSand, the hotel's beachfront dining destination, where Chef Syamsul Rizal's exceptional dishes and vibrant music create an unforgettable culinary journey after a day on the greens.

GardaGolf Country Club – Cape of Senses

Situated 600 feet above Lake Garda, just two hours outside of Milan in Italy, the recently opened Cape of Senses offers spectacular views of the surrounding lake and mountains, encouraging guests to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. For golf enthusiasts, Lake Garda boasts one of Italy's premier golf courses, the GardaGolf Country Club, located just an hour's drive from the property. Crafted by British architects Cotton, Pennik Steel & Partners, the course spans 270 acres of meticulously designed terrain. Nestled amidst the Rocca di Manerba, the Castle of Soiano, and the Valtenesi hills, the club offers panoramic views of the serene natural surroundings. The course's 27 holes wind through a landscape adorned with cypresses, olive trees, centuries-old oaks, maritime pines, and holm oaks, enhancing the splendor of the Lake Garda region. Following a day on the golf course, travelers can return to Cape of Senses to unwind at the 21,000 Senses Spa and enjoy dinner overlooking the lake at one of the property’s two restaurants.