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5 Golf Holiday Destinations

Golf courses in the UK are not hard to come by, some of which boast prestigious histories, having hosted championships and been paced by the greatest players of all times. That being said, the British weather is not always ideal for a game of golf. Sure, you can battle the wind and the rain for a challenging game . . . Or you can make sure your next holiday is to one of these golf holiday destinations.

CANCUN, MEXICO: If you're looking for a holiday that combines beautiful courses with gorgeous weather, Caribbean Sea and sandy white beaches, Mexico is the place to go. Cancun has several beautiful golf courses, all within a stone's throw away from the energetic city centre.

Top picks: Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, Cancun Golf Club at Pok ta Pok

ALGARVE, PORTUGAL: With more than 30 courses, including world class courses like San Lorenzo, Algarve has plenty to choose from when it comes to picking a course. The coast of Algarve is the perfect destination for those wanting a low key holiday. Its coast boats protected reserves, sun soaked beaches, jaw dropping cliffs, and the opportunity to glimpse huge dolphin pods. There's plenty of choice for golfers; Algarve has over 30 courses, including world class courses such as San Lorenzo.

Top picks: Benamor Golf Club, Oceanico Golf Sa

COSTA DEL SOL, SPAIN: Costa del Sol, known as the Sunshine Coast due to its 300 days of sunshine each year, is home to many renowned European courses, plus several lesser known, but equally as gorgeous, courses. Whether you're in the single digit handicap, or a new golfer, there's a resort for everyone. When you're not golfing, check out the beautiful beaches, enjoy some water sports or try some traditional Spanish cuisine by the sea.

Top picks: Valderrama, Real Club Las Brisas

PAPHOS, CYPRESS: Paphos is known for its stunning surroundings and panoramic views, far away enough from the main tourist resorts in Cyprus to offer tranquillity but with access to facilities, nightlife, shops and hotels one might need on holiday. There are four main golf courses in Paphos, each which offer stunning backdrops and challenging holes.

Top picks: Ela Golf Club, Aphrodite Hills

ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Orlando, the place where dreams come true and the sun never stops shining. While your kids enjoy Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, you can enjoy your pick of 170 stunning all-season golf courses just a short distance away. Make sure you spend a day on the gorgeous Cocoa Beach and try some fresh local cuisine when you're not teeing off.

Top picks: Marriott's Grande Pines Golf Club, Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club

Whichever sunny destination you choose to head to, make sure you pick up all the golfing accessories you need beforehand and research which course you're playing at so as to get the most of your golfing holiday!

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