It’s Europe Day and we are celebrating some of the best experiences Troon has to offer across Europe; from the UK (yes we still snuck this one into the list) to Greece, Spain to the Czech Republic, keep reading to learn about our favourite European experiences.
With its immaculate greens, stunning views of the Hertfordshire countryside and ideal location just 18 miles from London, The Grove’s 7,152 yard course is one of the finest in England. Designed by international course architect Kyle Phillips, the championship course combines modern strategy with Britain’s golfing traditions. As well as the golf course, there are a wide range of facilities at the resort including an award-winning spa, acres of woodland to explore, kid’s activities and delicious dining options, making it the perfect place to visit with family and friends or host a business meeting.
The PGA Czech National Golf Course in Oaks Prague, a mixed leisure development situated only thirty minutes from the centre of this beautiful city, has been designed by world-renowned golf course architect, Kyle Phillips. The course threads its way along tree lined fairways and will represent a fair test for golfers of all abilities. A tuition session or private playing lesson with a qualified PGA Professional will ensure you really make the most of the golf course experience. As well as being named Europe’s Best Golf Course and Czech Republic’s Best Golf Course in the 2020 World Golf Awards, PGA National Czech Republic has some impressive sustainability credentials. Sustainability is at the forefront of everything they do with initiatives to increase biodiversity, promote sustainable turfgrass, prevent pollution, reduce energy consumption and recycle all materials.
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Complete your experience with: combine time on the golf course with time spent in the beautiful and historical European city of Prague with accommodation at Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel.
Named “European Golf Resort of the Year 2017” by the global golf tourism association IAGTO, Costa Navarino is an enchanting and sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, whose philosophy is based on a genuine desire to promote the culture and heritage of this beautiful part of Greece. You will find world-class golf experience when you visit, with two 18-hole signature courses The Dunes Course, set in diverse natural scenery with spectacular sea and river views, takes its name from the tall dunes that separate several holes from a golden beach, and The Bay Course offers panoramic sea and mountain views, with two holes playing along the historic Bay of Navarino. And in 2021 the stunning Navarino Hills will be unveiled; a year-round resort which will include unique recreation facilities, dedicated wellness areas and countryside activities plus two new 18-hole golf courses, designed by two-time Masters champion and Ryder Cup legend José Marίa Olazábal.
And if you stay a while you can immerse yourself in one of the two stunning hotels; The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort is one of the finest luxury resorts in Greece, offering a diverse selection of rooms and suites with private infinity pools amidst lush olive groves, affording majestic views of the Ionian Sea. Equally spectacular, the Westin Resort, is a family resort in Greece that takes family holidays to a whole new level.
Location: Messinia, Greece
Complete your experience with: post-golf refreshments in Ted’s Lounge at the Bay Clubhouse with views spectacular views over the golf greens and the Ionian sea.
Located south of Alicante in 330 hectares of stunning woodland, Las Colinas Golf and Country Club is regarded as one of the best modern golf courses in Europe. Las Colinas Golf & Country Club’s 18-hole layout has built a formidable reputation for its perfect combination of year-round Championship-ready conditioning and pristine putting surfaces. Designed for players of all levels by acclaimed architect Cabell B. Robinson, the golf course blends naturally into the surrounding landscape running through valleys between the hills and providing views of the nearby coastline to deliver a truly captivating and unforgettable golfing experience. Plus, it boasts two short game areas, one designed by the Spanish golfing legend, Miguel Angel Jimenez. Away from the fairways, La Colinas offers a myriad of other attractions for all of its guests, including a Racquet Club with tennis, padel and multi-sport courts, gym, a swimming pool, a wellness area dedicated to relaxing mind and body, an ocean front beach club, trails through 200,000 square metres of natural space and delicious dining options!
Location: Alicante, Spain
Complete your experience with: an afternoon relaxing at the private hideaway of Las Colinas Beach Club, on the seafront at La Glea beach in Campoamor.
At Centurion Club, you can enjoy one of the UK’s most luxurious memberships. Located in St Albans, Centurion Club is a place where members can enjoy the finer things in life; great service, exquisite dining and exhilarating golf. The 18-hole golf course integrates with the natural habitat with holes one to five exploring the pine woodland which is a fantastic way to start your round. The course offers both beauty and challenge for every golfer and each hole is as unique as the last. The contemporary clubhouse with views over the 18th green and beyond is the perfect place for members and their guests to socialize and relax after a day on the golf course.
Location: St Albans, United Kingdom
Complete your experience with: with an exceptional dining experience in the restaurant or on the terrace. Head Chef Ian Chapman has created a delectable menu that focuses on ingredients and is executed with simplicity, passion and seasonality.
Blessed with such an expanse of beach and water frontage Dumbarnie Links is a true Premier Links course with a modern twist. The 18-hole course has been founded, developed, and designed by renowned course architect, Clive Clark.
At first glance Dumbarnie Links may have the appearance of the style of the classic links courses where The Open Championship has been played since 1860. However, the extensive 345-acre site at Dumbarnie is particularly special. Its dual elevations, which are connected by a flowing escarpment, have provided the opportunity to create a number of elevated tees where holes play directly towards panoramic views of the expansive Firth of Forth. A further outstanding feature is that several tees and greens are in close proximity to the water. In fact, fourteen of the holes have views of the Bay and the Firth of Forth.
Recently tapped to host the Trust Golf 2021 Women’s Scottish Open 12 – 15 August, Dumbarnie has become a darling with golf media and local players since its opening season in 2020. Capping these accolades, Dumbarnie is also Golf Inc’s 2021 Development of the Year.
Location: Upper Largo, Fife, Scotland
Complete your experience with: A cold beverage on the patio of the brand-new clubhouse – set almost a 100-feet above sea level making the most of the commanding and sweeping views across the golf course and the Largo Bay.