Top 5 International Golf Destinations

12 March 2012

The avid golfers of the world know there's nothing better than a golf holiday, whether it's playing golf, watching golf, or a combination of both. Here are our five top golf holidays, as well as a nice little opportunity to win the ultimate golf prize!

 Win the ultimate golf holiday

 

The Open Championship
The Open Championship (also known as the British Open) is the only major held outside the US. Attending this famous event is on the bucket lists of golf fanatics throughout the world. Luckily for readers of this post, Flight Centre and the PGA are giving away an irresistible holiday package that could see you on a plane to England for the golf experience of a lifetime.

US Masters
The Masters Tournament in Augusta is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world. The best pros and amateurs from around the world are invited to compete for a slice of the $8 million prize pool. The 2012 tournament is next month so act quickly if you're interested in a US Masters holiday.

Fiji
For a relatively small island, Fiji has a surprising number of beautiful, world class golf courses. Perhaps the nicest is Natadola Bay, home of the Fiji Open. Green fees here are usually more than $100, but some hotel packages include unlimited access (as you might just discover on our golf holidays page).

Phuket
The Thai island of Phuket is home to a whopping nine golf courses, each of them no more than an hour's drive apart. As you can imagine, a couple of weeks on this island paradise is any golfer's dream come true.

Scotland
Of course the country commonly accredited with inventing golf deserves a mention. It's every golfer's dream to have a round at St Andrews, ‘the home of golf', but there are numerous other beautiful courses begging to be played at, such as Carnoustie, Turnberry and Royal Troon. Why not plan a Scotland golf tour around the Scottish Open in July?

Simon Byrne

Simon Byrne is a travel writer with a passion for exploring the unknown. From Piranha fishing in the waterways of Bolivia to exploring ancient tombs in Cambodia, Simon's travels continue to take him to weird and wonderful places, uncovering unique experiences and fascinating local people.