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8 of the world’s best villas for golf lovers

A golf holiday can be a great way to spend and have a great time while enjoying your favorite sport: from mountain lodges to sea side estates, there are plenty of properties around the world that are right on the green. Villa Manzu, Costa Rica Staying at Villa Manzu is an unforgettable experience in itself, but once you add the access to the beach club, marina, golf and tennis clubhouse at the nearby Four Seasons, this experience is even more intense. The Palmer golf course treats its guests with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean’s turquoise waters, the white sandy beaches and the emerald greens. This golf course ranks among the “Top 100 Courses Outside the United States”. villa-papayago-costa-rica-sea-manzu Villa Lou Casteou, Côte d’Azur, France If you’re looking for the best corporate retreat in south of France, then Villa Lou Casteou is the answer. Located just 35 minutes from Nice and 20 minutes from Cannes, this French Residence has all the necessary amenities to host conferences and private events. For golf and tennis lovers, the Valescure Club, located within a short driving distance offers great opportunities to unwind after important meetings. villa-frejus-cote-d-azur-france-cannes-beach-pool-lou-casteou Villa Elda, near Rome, Italy At a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Rome, this Italian residence is the ideal villa rental for golf enthusiasts who have two golf courses minutes away from the villa. Golf Nazionale is considered to be among the best Italy has to offer. This luxurious abode boasts beautiful terraces and gardens where guests can drift away the afternoons and enjoy the picturesque lake views. villa-elda-italy Villa Oddi, Tuscany, Italy Immersed in the Tuscan countryside, villa Oddi sits peacefuly in the Castiglion del Bosco estate. The estate boasts its own tennis court, kids club, sauna and fitness centre as well as the only private golf club set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Golfers will be thrilled to play on the 18-hole golf course designed by the legendary winner of the British Open, Tom Weiskopf. villa-siena-tuscany-italy-oddi Villa Blue Bay, Ibiza, Spain There is so much to explore on this estate that most guests will find it hard to choose their daily pastimes, while golf lovers will probably head to the golf course, designed around a par 3 golf hole to develop the short game. Blue Bay also boasts two pools, direct access to the sea, beautiful gardens and waterfalls, a tennis court and a perfect setting for yoga or Pilates lovers. villa-ibiza-balearic-spain-beach-pool-luxury-golf-blue-gol Chalet San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge, Dolomites, Italy Ideal for a summer retreat in the mountains, Chalet San Lorenzo offers guests endless opportunities for entertainment and relaxation, boasting an external whirlpool, a spa as well as a wine cellar. But what will make guests’ stay truly unforgettable is the private golf course set in the beautiful Pusteria Valley. This unique golf course created by internationally renowned designers offers guests the chance to play 18 holes at 1,200 meters altitude while admiring the impressive views of the Dolomites. For further golfing, the lodge’s helipad allows guests to travel from the chalet directly to some of the best courses in The Alps. chalet-dolomites-italian-alps-luxury-ski-san-lorenzo-lodge Villa Palo Alto, Costa del Sol, Spain Whether sunbathing by the pool, breathing in the mountain air, or enjoying complete peace and tranquillity, this luxurious villa, minutes away from Marbella, offers impressive views of the Mediterranean Sea. There are many things and places to explore around the villa and guests have access to two 18-hole private golf courses, a riding club and a tennis court, making Palo Alto the ideal choice for a family holiday or a group of friends looking to spend their holiday in Marbella. villa-marbella-spain-countryside-palo-alto-ter Villa Upni Duniya, Koh Samui, Thailand Apart from its stunning location right on the beach, this oasis of relaxation and pampering is also located within close proximity to the island’s spectacular golf and boating activities. The 18 hole Santiburi Samui Country Club has awe-inspiring views over the Gulf of Thailand and is one of the most beautiful courses in Asia offering a combination of mountain and valley fairways. villa-koh-samui-thailand-luxury-pool-upni-duniya Paolo Macchiaroli is CEO of My Private Villas.. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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  1. Hi Paolo, there are some very tempting villas here. I’m really drawn to the one in the Dolomites. Could I ask which one you think is the best value for money though, taking into account the golfing on offer.

  2. Dear Jack, thanks for your comment. I am so glad you liked the villas. Chalet San Lorenzo in the Dolomites is certainly a fantastic property and it is among the most affordable off the properties featured in this blog post. I love all the properties presented, but if you wish to remain in Europe, another suggestion I would make is Villa Elda (near Rome) or Villa Palo Alto in Marbella. However, if you are looking for something more tropical, then I would definitely suggest Upni Duniya in Thailand.

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