Top Golf Places in Europe

When it comes to combining the art of golf with the luxury of historic accommodations, Europe is a golfer’s paradise. Join us on an unforgettable journey across the continent’s finest greens and discover nearby charming historic hotels for a golfing experience like no other. From Austria to Slovenia, get ready to tee off at Golfclub Bockfliess, Old Head Golf Links, Golfclub St.Vigil Seis, Bernardus Golf, Royal Bled, and Golf & Country Club Wallenried while indulging in the timeless elegance of exquisite historic stays.

Golfclub St.Vigil Seis, Castelrotto, Italy

Where to stay: Hotel Cavallino d’Oro or Hotel Kastelruth, Castelrotto

Italy’s Dolomite Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for Golfclub St.Vigil Seis. The Seiser Alm region is characterised by its dense green forests and imposing mountains, and with its challenging course and alpine beauty, this 18-hole course is a golfer’s delight. Unwind at Hotel Cavallino d’Oro or Hotel Villa Kastelruth, both charming historic hotels in the nearby village of Castelrotto. Experience South Tyrolean hospitality, savour local cuisine and rejuvenate in the spa after a day on the greens.

Old Head Golf Links, Cork, Ireland

Where to stay: Blue Haven Hotel or the Old Bank House, Kinsale

Perched on the dramatic cliffs of Ireland’s southwest coast, Old Head Golf Links is a golfer’s paradise with breathtaking sea views. Built on a 220-acre diamond of land jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean, the promontory is almost an island with numerous caves running beneath your feet as you play the course. This is truly an edge of the world experience only made more special when you retreat to the Blue Haven Hotel or Old Bank House in Kinsale. Both hotels exude Irish charm and offer warm hospitality. Enjoy fresh seafood, traditional Irish music, and a cosy atmosphere as you recount your best shots of the day.

Bernardus Golf, Cromvoirt, The Netherlands

Where to stay: Hotel Central, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Situated in the picturesque Dutch countryside, Bernardus Golf is a haven for golf aficionados. Designed by American architect Kyle Phillips, who was also responsible for the design of world famous courses like Kingsbarns and Yas Links, the course’s design seamlessly blends with the natural surroundings, creating an unforgettable golf experience. Stay at Hotel Central in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, a historic hotel with a contemporary twist. Explore the city’s canals, dine on Dutch delicacies and unwind in the hotel’s stylish accommodations after a day on the fairways.

Royal Bled, Lesce, Slovenia

Where to stay: Antiq Palace, Ljubljana

Described as ‘heaven on earth’ and located in the heart of Slovenia, Royal Bled is spectacular. Boasting two courses (the 18-hole King’s Course and the 9-hole Lake Course), it’s rated in the top 100 golf courses in the world and it won’t disappoint. Play through its perfectly manicured greens and challenging holes all while taking in unparalleled views of the Julian Alps. Just a short drive away, you’ll find the Antiq Palace in Ljubljana. This boutique hotel, a former noble residence, offers opulent suites and a glimpse into Slovenia’s rich heritage — making it an ideal spot to discover the capital city’s charm and culture.

Golfclub Bockfliess, Bockfliess, Lower Austria

Where to stay: Hotel Stefanie or Hotel Erzherzog Rainer, Austria

Nestled in the heart of Austria’s enchanting landscapes, Golfclub Bockfliess offers a picturesque setting for golf enthusiasts. The course’s rolling fairways and meticulously maintained greens are a golfer’s dream. After a day on the greens, relax in style at Hotel Stefanie or Hotel Erzherzog Rainer. These historic hotels, both dating back to the 19th century, provide a blend of modern comfort and old-world charm. Savor Austrian cuisine, unwind in elegant rooms, and relish the ambiance of Vienna just a short drive away.

Golf & Country Club Wallenried, Wallenried, Switzerland

Where to stay: Châteaux Salavaux, Salavaux, Switzerland

Nestled in the rolling Swiss countryside, Golf & Country Club Wallenried is a golfer’s dream. This idyllic course offers a serene escape and a day’s golfing to remember. Extend your stay at Châteaux Salavaux, a historic gem in the heart of the Three Lakes region, near Lake Murten. The château’s elegant rooms, gourmet dining and extensive wine cellar provide the perfect complement to your golfing adventure.

Europe’s best golf courses not only promise a fantastic game but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the continent’s rich history and culture. Pair your golfing experience with stays at these historic hotels, and you’ll create memories that last a lifetime. Whether you’re exploring Austria, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia or Switzerland, these golf and hotel combos are sure to make your European golfing journey an unforgettable one.

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