The Best Golf Resorts in Europe in 2016

The top 60 of best golf resorts based on the opinions of golfers and resort visitors

01 MARCH 2016, UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
We have just released the list of top 60 best golf resorts based on the opinions of golfers and resort visitors. Have fun with this list and use it to plan your next golf holiday! And don't forget to share your reviews afterwards on Leadingcourses.com!

Leadingcourses.com has been giving a voice to golfers since 2007 and has gathered hundreds of thousands reviews of actual golfers since then. As a prelude to the presentation of our unique Golfers' Choice 2016 Awards we felt it was time to present a list of the best golf resorts in Europe, made up by golfers for golfers. The list is based on our own ratings of all golf facilities in Europe and on the rating of the resort or hotel itself. We think this is the most transparant ranking of best golf resorts at this moment.

Combining the rating for the hotel and golf facility has resulted in an interesting list of golf resorts and has eventually led to our top 60 of best golf resorts in Europe. The ranking is for 50% based on the Leadingcourses.com rating of the golf facility itself and for 50% on the rating of our hotel partner, Booking.com. On our site more than 400.000 hotels, resorts and villa's can be found, located close to a golf course. Golfers really appreciate and use this feature to plan and book their golf holiday. Golfers who care more about their hotel, first select their hotel and then book the golf course(s) nearby. Golfers who only want to play on the best courses, first select a region with great courses and after that the hotel.

In the list of best golf resorts only resorts that are actually located on the premises of the resort itself, have been taken into account. There are quite a lot of resorts that call themselves a 'golf resort', but who aren't located on the golf course itself.

Rockliffe Hall the best golf resort
The best golf resort in Europe is Rockliffe Hall Hotel Golf & Spa with an average score of 9,3. Terre Blanche, Finca Cortesin and Monte Rei are the runners up, all with an average score of 9,2. If you really care about the quality of the golf facility itself (and less about the resort), 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 our top 60 of best golf resorts, ten in total. Their best resort is Monte Rei Golf & Country Club . Spain is second in the list with eight golf resorts in total that made the list. The best resort in Spain is Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa .

The top 10 golf resorts
The following golf resorts form the top 10 of best golf resorts in Europe, according to our definitions and rankings. First the name of the golf resort is shown, then the average rating of the resort and the golf facility.

1 Rockliffe Hall Hotel Golf & Spa (England): 9,30
2 Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort (France): 9,20
3 Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa (Spain): 9,20
4 Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (Portugal): 9,20
5 Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort (Ireland): 9,15
6 Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort (Scotland): 9,10
7 The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino (Greece): 9,10
8 Old Course Hotel St Andrews (Scotland): 9,05
9 Bowood Hotel, Spa, and Golf Resort (England): 9,00
10 The Celtic Manor Resort (Wales): 9,00
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For the whole list of 60 best golf resorts, just surf to our website and check out our post on the best golf resorts in Europe !

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"The list is based on our own ratings of all golf facilities in Europe and on the rating of the resort or hotel itself. We think this is the most transparant ranking of best golf resorts at this moment." Jeroen Korving, Managing Director & Founder
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