We have checked many rankings concerning ‘golf resorts’, but most of
them do not really point out what they are listing. We wanted to change
that. So, below we have listed our criteria to be in our Best Golf Resorts in Europe
- the rating of the golf club on Leadingcourses.com must be active, so we should have enough (recent) reviews
- the rating of the resort or hotel on Booking.com must also be active
- the (official) hotel must be located next to the golf course or must be located on the premises of the golf course.
resort should include more facilities in addition to having a golf
course (for example a spa, tennis court, swimming pool, etc.)
golf club should explicitly mention or refer to the specific resort or
hotel on its website (so linking to multiple hotels is not)
The criteria mentioned above mean that not every golf resort will be present in our Best Golf Resorts in Europe
list. Resorts that are not listed on Booking.com – and thus do not have
a rating which can be checked online – are not taken into account.
Resorts are also not listed if either their golf course or their
hotel/resort have not been reviewed enough (i.e. inactive rating).
Still, it’s a great starting point and all the resorts above can be
booked via the Leadingcourses.com site which is very convenient as well!
The overall rank is 50% based on the Booking.com
rating concerning the resort or hotel itself and 50% based on the
rating of the golf club overall (including the courses, facilities,
etc.) on Leadingcourses.com
If resorts have equal scores, then the rating of the golf club
determines who comes in first. We are all golfers, so that’s what we
find most important.