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Golf On A Budget by Golf Escapes…

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Golf On A Budget, costa-adeje, the social golferKeeping your next golf trip affordable can sometimes be tough, so we asked TSG travel partners at Golf Escapes to write a piece for those looking for golf on a budget and how you can beat the high prices!

Golf On A Budget by Golf Escapes…

Of course, everyone wants to play the best courses and stay in the nicest hotels possible, but often, it cannot be done for the set budget.

If you can be flexible with your dates, then there are always some little periods in the year where there is a deal to be had.

So here are our top tips of when to stay and play at certain hotels and courses for the 2019/20 season.

Golf On A Budget – The Courses – Spain…

Our first visit is to Las Colinas golf course on the border of the Costa Blanca and Murcia regions.

Voted Spain’s best course 3 years in a row at the World Golf Awards, this is one that should be on everyone’s list to play.

Littered with bunkers and huge water hazards, it is a course that is very pleasant on the eye.

With little else around the course too, it is a peaceful experience, which helps as you work your way around this challenging course.

But when should you play it?

September. Las Colinas class September as their ‘low season’, even though it is a lot of regions most popular month for golfers.

They cut the prices by 25% and makes one of Europe’s best courses a very affordable round of golf.

Coming in at below £80 per person with a buggy included too, you have to include it in your itinerary for anybody staying from La Manga right up to Benidorm.

It is well worth the journey.

Next is an option for groups on a budget. Mar Menor Golf Resort in Murcia is a resort that continues to baffle everyone here at Golf Escapes, but for all the right reasons.

Golf On A Budget, the social golfer mar-menor

The resort has a 5-star hotel (4-star apartments) a good selection of bars and restaurants.

Oh, and a lovely Jack Nicklaus golf course all within ‘a stone’s throw’ of each other.

Yet the apartments are known as ‘The Residences at Mar Menor’ is one of the cheapest and best value packages available in Europe.

The resort is cheap all year round and perfect for those looking for golf on a budget.

However,  to make it even better, they class the ‘peak season’ of May as their ‘low season’.

So let’s talk numbers. 3 nights 2 rounds from £159 & 7 nights 4 rounds from £309 in May, yes May!

Not only is there a great course on site, but there are also 6 other courses that you can play for no extra cost.

And all golfers can use the free shuttle bus provided by the resort to take you there too.

We hope to see you there in May because we will be.

Golf On A Budget – The Courses – Portugal…

The next stop off is in the Eastern Algarve and we are going to talk luxury.

Not just luxury accommodation, but a golf course to match it too.

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is one of Portugals finest golf resorts, perhaps even the best.

Its huge Villas are traditional in design with modern touches throughout, making it the perfect place to relax before tackling the demanding course on site.

The Nicklaus course of Monte Rei is a Golf Escapes favourite and has to be considered a bucket list course that competes with some of the best courses in the world.

Perfectly maintained all year, stunning surroundings and a level of service you can’t imagine is why this course is so superior to many others.

Sounds expensive right?

For a resort this good, it is worth paying for, but in the prime golfing period between 1st – 14th March.

For instance, you could do 3 nights and 2 rounds (with buggies and range balls) from £359 per person!

So, I bet we can guess where you will be going next March!

Praia D’el Rey. I am sure most of you have heard of the resort north of Lisbon and most would think of it as a prestigious golf course.

That’s because it is. It has recently had a rather good addition to the resort too.

West Cliffs golf course opened 18 months ago and has quickly become one of the most ‘sort after’ courses in the country.

These two courses mixed with Royal Obidos and Bom Sucesso (all within 15 minutes of each other) makes for one of the best selections of courses to play in Europe.

However, back to the question of when to visit though…Golf On A Budget, the social golfer praia-del-rey

To be honest, we’ve cheated with this one. Go at any time.

Anywhere from April until June and from September until the end of October is when we would recommend though.

It can be a bit chillier here in the lower seasons, so nice to wait until the weather warms up, but when it does, it is a place of stunning natural beauty.

Prices at either the 5 star Marriot Praia D’el Rey Hotel or the Praia D’el Rey Village (apartments and villas) are fantastic value for money during these periods.

It is another resort that is hard to understand why it is so cheap considering the quality of golf courses.

With 4 nights and 3 rounds staying in the village starting from £245 this package would be at least double the price if the resort was based in the Algarve.

Golf Escapes really can’t applaud this resort highly enough as it is a truly unbelievable destination for the keenest of golfers.

Last but certainly not least… The Conrad Algarve.

Voted in the top 5 hotels in the Algarve on TripAdvisor, a Michelin Star restaurant and awards under its belt such as having the best spa and the best hotel suite in Europe.

The hotel is situated in the perfect location of the classy town, Quinta do Lago.

Opposite bars and restaurants and 3 world class golf courses (Quinta do Lago North, South & Laranjal) within 5 minutes, this hotel has everything to offer.

The hotel is luxury in every sense of the word and is one of the most expensive hotels in the Algarve and rightly so.

It is quite simply outstanding.

Of course, it wouldn’t be in this article if it didn’t have a sneaky period where it becomes a place where anybody can visit.

This period is from the beginning of March until the beginning of April, the perfect time of the year for golfers.

It is literally half the price in March compared to June & September.

A Golf Escape of pure quality throughout is very possible, and more than affordable in the month of March.

And if you wanted to treat yourself next year, get it booked sooner rather than later for even further discounts.

Golf On A Budget – The Courses – The Canaries…

Golf On A Budget, costa-adeje, the social golfer

Known for its steady warm temperatures all year round, making it a fantastic winter golf destination.

Get away from the rain, wind and snow in the UK for some golf in the sun.

The golf courses know this though and for that reason, their high seasons are from October through to April.

So why don’t we go there in May or September? Same weather, same golf courses, but a fraction of the price.

For example Costa Adeje Golf in Tenerife… 

If you were to play this course on the 1st of May or September, compared to the 1st of November or February you would save over £35 per round!

The same for Salobre Old Course in Gran Canaria.

You would save over £25 per round at this golf course.

These are just two examples, but similar savings are to be had at all courses in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura during the ‘summer’ months.

It seems strange to think things would be cheaper at these times of the year, but it really is the case, we promise.

When you think of a good time of year to play golf abroad, most people would say April, May & September give you the full package.

Sun, but not too hot and also not paying the high hotel prices that June, July and August bring.

Golf On A Budget – The Courses – Greece…

Nestled right in the centre of Paphos new town is the Dionysos Hotel and this property offers unbelievable prices for those looking for golf on a budget and especially in April.

Peak golf season and with average temperatures 21°, this has to be the perfect opportunity to visit such a fantastic golf destination.

Golf On A Budget, the social golfer dionysos

The 3-star hotel in a perfect location is £20 per person, per night cheaper in April that it is in September!

This hotel paired with the fabulous courses the island has to offer.

Aphrodite Hills, Secret Valley, Elea and Minthis make for the perfect golfing getaway for couples and groups alike.

They very much look forward to welcoming you in the most wonderful Cypriot manor.


We hope this might have helped plan your holiday for this year and next.

Be as flexible as possible with your dates and you never know what deals might just be a few days away from the dates you were first thinking.

By Stuart Ridley

 

 

Crown Golf – Christmas Golf Offer….

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Crown Golf Christmas Golf Offers

Crown Golf Christmas Golf Offers

We can almost hear the sleigh bells ringing as the Christmas season arrives on our doorsteps and here’s one Christmas Golf Offer ‘yule’ love!

Crown Golf – Christmas Golf Offer…

With many working people taking their Christmas holiday from around the 20th of December, groups of golfers meet up for their annual Christmas Golf Day.

Not only is the Christmas period a fantastic period to play golf and socialise with friends and family, but Crown Golf offer some of the best Golf Day packages to cater for all abilities.

Across the 23 clubs, you can choose between a quick 9 hole golf day to a winter warming 3-course meal and 27 holes down on the South coast.

To help us all get into the Christmas spirit, Crown Golf are offering a free Odyssey #7 with any golf day booked and played between now and December 31st 2015.

Perhaps, Ffeature this fantastic prize on your display table to round off the perfect golf day at Crown Golf!

Crown Golf – Christmas Golf Offer – Why Us…

If you haven’t organised this year’s friendly get together yet, make sure you take a look at one of the Crown courses before the putters run out. Operating 23 golf clubs across eight counties, Crown Golf proudly offers some of the finest individual golfing holes, clubhouses and practice facilities….

Crown Golf Club Finder

So, whether you are a 28 handicapper or an ex-Pro, their courses provide a challenge for all ages and abilities, creating the perfect golf day environment.

Why choose Crown Golf –  Christmas Golf Offer…

– They take the time to understand your individual requirements and creating bespoke golf days to fulfil your budget

– They will organise and coordinate your golf day from original enquiry to your dining activities leaving you to focus on your own golf game

– Fantastic facilities including; private bar areas, driving ranges, practice areas and free car parking

– Freshly prepared food each day

– Free wi-fi

Remember, the putters are only available until they run out which won’t be long!

Crown Golf Christmas Golf Offers

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Manchester Golf Show – 2014

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Manchester Golfers

Manchester Golfers

Last weekend saw the Manchester Golf Show take place at Event City at the Trafford Centre.

The event was the second year it had been held in the sports-mad city and golfers came from far and wide.

Last year’s show was attended by over 9k people , so we were keen to see what was on offer at this year’s show …

Manchester Golf Show –  What was going on?

The event, which is the only dedicated golf exhibition in the North West, offers visitors the opportunity to try and buy the latest golf equipment from the leading brands in the game, find new courses to play, as well as destinations to visit.

Plus you can also get valuable Professional tips on the game from putting to driving. The show was  supported  Retail Partner ‘Express Golf’ who had  a well stocked shop with some great offers, including everything from gloves and golf balls to the latest drivers and power trolleys.

We here at TSG visited the show on Saturday the 26th April and was very impressed with some of the brands on show.

Manchester Golf Show – What we liked?

Brands that particularly stood out were innovative golf shoe brand Biion, new golf fashion clothing brand Taylor Grey, our old friends premium golf accessories Groovefix and the next big thing in golf trolleys  golfskatecaddy, although the latter would be better described as a ‘boys toy’.

We must also pay lip service to the defibrillator shop (but we’ll be telling you more about this in another post).

For more info on the show and more images, visit: www.golfshowmanchester.co.uk