best golf resorts in Europe in 2016

Note: this is an old ranking. Surf to the most recent article of ‘Best Golf Resorts in Europe

This blog post is a teaser for our upcoming Golfers’ Choice 2016 rankings. Based on our own rankings of the golf club and the ranking for the resort or hotel itself, we have determined a top 60 list of best golf resorts in Europe. The ranking is based (50%) on the rating from concerning the resort itself and (50%) on the ranking of the golf club overall (so including the courses, facilities etc.) on If you really appreciate this ranking, then let us know! We are contemplating the integration of this list into our site. All resorts are bookable via If a resort is not bookable via us or listed on, they are not taken into account.

Perhaps you did not know this, but if you care more about the hotel than the golf course itself, then visit our hotel section. There you can find the best hotels, located near a golf course. Check out our hotel website here.

Only resorts that have their own golf course, located on the premises of the resort, have been taken into account. There are a lot of resorts that call themselves a ‘golf resort’, but they actually only have a golf course or multiple courses nearby.

Rockliffe Hall the best golf resort

The best golf resort in Europe (based on our ranking and the ranking on is Rockliffe Hall Hotel Golf & Spa. If you would only care about the resort or hotel itself, then Old Course Hotel St Andrews would be the place to go (although the course(s) at St Andrews aren’t bad at all). If you really care about the quality of the golf club, then Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort and Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort are the resorts to choose.

Portugal, a real golf destination, has the most resorts in the top 60 of best golf resorts, ten in total. Their best resort is Monte Rei Golf & Country Club. Spain is second, with eight golf resorts in total who made the list. The best resort in Spain is Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa.

Obviously the list is not complete, as resorts which do not have a link with are not taken into account. But, it’s a great starting point and all the resorts below can be booked via our site which is very convenient! Just check the ‘hotels nearby’ section on the main page of each golf club or click on the tab ‘In the neighbourhood’ on the club pages.

Below the full list is shown. You can also filter or search the table.

Top Golf Resorts in Europe in 2016

#golf resortrating resortrating clubAverageCountry
1Rockliffe Hall Hotel Golf & Spa9,409,209,30England
2Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort9,309,109,20France
3Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa9,309,109,20Spain
4Monte Rei Golf & Country Club9,209,209,20Portugal
5Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort9,009,309,15Ireland
6Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort8,909,309,10Scotland
7The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino9,209,009,10Greece
8Old Course Hotel St Andrews9,508,609,05Scotland
9Bowood Hotel, Spa, and Golf Resort8,809,209,00England
10The Celtic Manor Resort8,709,309,00Wales
11Verdura Golf & Spa Resort9,208,809,00Italy
12Golf & Country Club de Bonmont8,909,109,00Switzerland
13Forest Hills9,108,808,95Hungary
14The Gleneagles Hotel9,308,608,95Scotland
15Vidago Palace9,508,408,95Portugal
16East Sussex National Hotel Golf Resort & Spa8,908,708,80England
17BlackSeaRama Golf8,908,708,80Bulgaria
18Old Thorns Manor Hotel Golf & Country Estate8,708,808,75England
19Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort8,509,008,75Bulgaria
20Royal Obidos Spa & Golf Resort8,708,808,75Portugal
21Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa8,908,508,70England
22Amendoeira Golf Resort (O'Connor)8,808,608,70Portugal
23Quinta do Lago Country Club9,108,208,65Portugal
24Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa9,108,208,65Turkey
25The Belfry8,408,908,65England
26Grand Resort Bad Ragaz9,208,108,65Switzerland
27Trump International Golf Links & Hotel8,908,308,60Ireland
28Chateau D'Augerville8,708,508,60France
29Broome Park Golf & Country Club By Diamond Resorts9,207,908,55England
30Fota Island Hotel and Spa8,708,408,55Ireland
31PGA Catalunya Resort8,408,708,55Spain
32The K Club Golf Resort9,008,108,55Ireland
33La Cala Resort8,908,108,50Spain
34Vale Do Lobo Resort8,808,208,50Portugal
35Les Domaines de Saint Endreol Golf & Spa Resort8,708,308,50France
36Domaine Cice Blossac8,508,508,50France
37Schloss Lüdersburg9,008,008,50Germany
38Praia d'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort8,908,108,50Portugal
39Trevose Golf and Country Club8,908,008,45England
40Domaine De Manville9,207,708,45France
41Superior Golf and SPA Resort9,507,208,35Ukraine
42Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club9,107,608,35Portugal
43Dolce CampoReal Lisboa8,907,808,35Portugal
44Parador de El Saler8,108,608,35Spain
45Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel8,807,808,30Spain
46Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort9,207,308,25Portugal
47Wiredaholm Golf & Konferens9,207,308,25Sweden
48Salobre Golf Resort Gran Canaria8,707,808,25Spain
49La Manga Club8,707,808,25Spain
50Kikuoka Country Club8,807,708,25Luxembourg
51A-ROSA Scharmützelsee8,408,008,20Germany
52Sueno Golf Club8,308,108,20Turkey
53Robinson Club Nobilis8,907,408,15Turkey
54La Bagnaia Resort Tuscan Living Golf Spa8,208,108,15Italy
55Lighthouse Golf & Spa Hotel8,307,908,10Bulgaria
56Golf Resort Achental8,407,808,10Germany
57Marriott's Club Son Antem8,807,208,00Spain
58Hotel Golf Club Castelconturbia8,008,008,00Italy
59Bovey Castle8,407,608,00England
60Ahauser Land & Golfhotel8,507,407,95Germany

Note: This list was finalized on 24th of Feb 2016. So, the ratings can and will change when time passes by.

If you have great additions or suggestion to complete this top 60 best golf resorts list, then please share them with us! Just comment on this post!


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