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Golf Breaks

The 41st biennial men's golf competition between the United States and Europe gets underway on US soil from the 30th September.

Take a look at our picks of the best golfing holiday destinations on both sides of the Atlantic, where you can practice your swing within world renowned golf clubs while taking in breathtaking scenery.

Illinois golf course

Golf breaks in Chicago

Picking the best golf course for an 18-hole round in Chicago is somewhat equivalent to asking a Chicagoan where their favourite dining spot is in the city, there is simply so many high quality golf clubs to choose from in the area.

Golf enthusiasts visiting the city have the choice of a diverse range of courses to suit their playing styles and terrain preferences. Heritage Bluffs in Channahon rests a short drive southwest of the city, with the course defying the stereotype of Illinois as a flat state in its provision of rolling greenery through immaculately kept grounds featuring striking rock formations on the journey to each hole.

Arguably the most highly-esteemed golf course in Chicago would be Cantigny Golf in Wheaton, where keen putters can bask in a multi-faceted complex offering supreme dining and a haven for lovers of both golf and nature alike.

Golf breaks in Miami

A perfect blend of sweeping fairways and dazzling sunshine, a golf holiday in Miami equates to tranquil relaxation and the chance to play on a range of world class golf courses.

A continually adored pastime in southeast Florida, entire communities are built around the likes of Trump National Doral Miami, a golf resort thriving after extensive investment in its five championship level courses.

Having featured on the PGA Tour calendar as the Doral Open from 1962 to 2006, this 800-acre property contains some notoriously tricky holes, particularly on the famous Blue Monster at Doral, which challenges even advanced and professional golfers, although even keen amateur players can book tee times at The Golden Palm and Red Tiger for exciting rounds of golf in the most picturesque of surrounds.

 

Miami, Florida golf course
Algarve Golf

Golf breaks in Faro/Algarve

When flying into Faro from Manchester Airport, travellers looking for a premium golfing holiday need not venture much further. 

Many of the top rated golf courses in the Algarve are situated close by, including the San Lorenzo Golf Course near Dona Filipa Hotel, boasting one of the most well conceived courses on the continent.

The well kept grounds are the brainchild of legendary golf course architect Joseph Lee, with a setting among the scenic woodlands Ria Formosa Nature Reserve offering golfers lakes, lagoons and well-placed bunkers for a challenging and memorable round of golf.

 

Golf breaks in the Canaries

When heading for the sun-kissed climes of the Canary Islands looking for the finest undulating fairways in which to try out that new driver, Tenerife offers a welcome climate and coastal scenery in which to enjoy a golfing holiday to remember.

Sol Tenerife and Paradise Park are recommended as well placed hotel resides for ease of access to renowned courses such as Costa Adeje and Amarilla, with an array of entertainment and beach space in close proximity for a well rounded golf destination.

For a truly encompassing golf stay within the golfing mecca of the southern side of the island, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama includes the Dave Thomas designed course within its grounds, and is widely known to rank among the best courses on the Canary Islands, with a high class spa facility on site to unwind after a challenging 18-holes.

 

Canaries golf