Golfing the Med: Top golf courses on your luxury charter vacation
Culture, cuisine, camaraderie, onboard leisure and on-water fun – these and so many other experiences await you during your luxury yacht charter. The experts at Luxury Charter Group can tailor your charter yacht vacation to suit your guests’ interests and your pick of destination. The avid, or aspiring golfer need not miss out either. Here are just a few of the Mediterranean’s best golf courses.
The Cannes-Mougins Golf Country Club
The Cannes-Mougins Golf Country Club is another remarkable course, and one bursting with history. This golf course is known across the French Riviera for its impeccable quality and well maintained greens and fairways, along with its wonderful restaurant.
The Dolce Frégate Provence Golf Club
Golfers from across the globe come enjoy this 18-hole course for many reasons: the magnificent view of the Mediterranean French Riviera coast and its technically challenging course. In Provencal style, the verdant golf course is surrounded by vineyards, and the scent of wild lavender. Just minutes away from Bandol and Cassis, with their charming seaside villages and wineries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced golf player, the French Golf Institute offers you a wide range of coaching clinics sure to improve your game through the MRP Golf unique method.
Le Monte-Carlo Golf Club
As far as scenery goes, the Monte-Carlo Golf Club in La Turbie has the lot in spades. Situated at 900m above sea level, this 18-hole golf course is a green paradise overlooking the dazzling blue of both the French and Italian coastlines. Designed by Willie Park Jnr and opened in 1911, it's the oldest luxury golf club along the French Riviera and very prestigious. The La Turbie region is characterized by hills, so it offers its share of challenges. The elegant Club House commands spectacular views and hospitality.
Pevero Golf Club, Costa Smeralda
Described as one of the world's most breathtaking courses, meandering its way along the Costa Smeralda, this spectacular Robert Trent Jones-designed course in the yachting hub of Sardinia is popular with the jetset and serious golfers.The golf course is surrounded by wind eroded rocks, natural lakes and a Mediterranean bush perfumed with juniper, myrtle and wild strawberry which makes this magnificent place magic The Pervero Golf Club is only 10 minutes from the centre of Porto Cervo.
Golf de Spérone, Corsica
Located on the cliff-tops of Bonifacio, on the stunning French island of Corsica, Sperone Resort is the home of a stunning golf Designed by the great R. Trent Jones Senior, often called the 'Pebble Beach of Europe', Sperone is golf at its most spectacular. Opened in 1990, the course is designed across the coast and seaside cliffs, blessed with enchanting beauty of Mediterranean's azure waters, overlooking the breathtaking Bonifacio strait and the tiny islands of Cavallo, Lavezzi, and distant peaks of Sardinia. From the first tee, golfers enjoy outstanding views, the famous white cliffs of Bonifacio, green fairways and dazzling blue water. Regularly in the top 100 of Golf World's best, it is definitely worth the trip!
Il Picciolo, Sicily
Il Picciolo is located on a country estate near Linguaglossa, on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, with the smoking volcano always in view. Developed in 1989 by the renowned architect Luigi Rota Caremoli, the only architect in Italy to be a member of the Association of British Golf Course Architects, the course makes the most of the 44 hectares of hilly terrain, with technical obstacles set beautifully into the natural landscape. The clubhouse is famous for its good food and friendly atmosphere.
Verdura Resort, Sicily
Verdura Resort is set on 230 hectares and nearly two kilometres of private Mediterranean coastline. There are three Kyle Phillips golf courses, a 60-metre infinity pool, six clay tennis courts, a world-class spa, four restaurants, five bars and more. Verdura Resort and its golf courses are set in a valley of olive groves on the south-west coast of Sicily, close to the seaside town of Sciacca. From here, visitors can explore Sicily's UNESCO World Heritage ruins, explore the rocky mountain ranges, or simply enjoy the delights that the coast has to offer.
Club de Golf Alcanada, Mallorca
On your Balearic Island charter, stop and play the 18-hole-course of the Club de Golf Alcanada, designed by the golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. With beautiful views of Alcanada island, its lighthouse and mountain ranges, the course boasts pine and olive groves at every fairway. Alcanada is recognised by golf magazines and golf guides as one of the finest courses in Spain and Europe.
For a guide to luxury yacht charter in the Mediterranean including the yachts available here please contact one of the specialists at the Luxury Charter Group.
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