Golf World Top 100: Golf resorts with the best value for money in continental Europe

by | Oct 16, 2021 | Golf Resorts

Aroeira is one of the best golf resorts in continental Europe.

Lighthouse is one of the best resorts in continental Europe.

What are the cheapest golf resorts in continental Europe?

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1. Korineum, Northern Area, Cyprus

2. Penati, Senica, Slovakia

3. Modry Las, Choszczno, Poland

4. Aroeira, Lisbon, Portugal

5. Pirin, Razlog, Bulgaria

– Jump to the other resorts with the best value for money

As part of our Golf World Top 100 best golf resorts in continental Europe Ranking, we have also classified the resorts in 12 individual categories, from the best resorts for men and women to the best for families and couples. Here we take a look at the ten courses from the list that offer the best value for money.

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Chris Bertram, Golf World Top 100 Editor

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The golf resorts with the best value for money are all listed in the list of the Golf World Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe.

How we marked the golf resorts

Course / s (marked out of 40): We have largely stuck to our top 100 course ranking as a guide. We have given extra grades for resorts with more than one course, which means you never have to leave the resort looking for a change. Even so, those with second (and third) courses, if any, may not get the extra boost they deserve.

Accommodation (out of 20): Needs little explanation, but two things are worth pointing out: the range and quantity of accommodations received positive reviews, not just 10 unbelievable rooms. Since there is a separate category for non-golf amenities, we have only focused on the accommodations, not the facilities.

Setting (out of 20): We increased the score here because we believe that being on the beach, cliff or lake – to name just three – is what makes a resort enjoyable. Peaceful landscapes get 15 and 16 in this category, but those with the “wow” factor gain traction at 17, 18 and even 19.

Non-golf amenities (out of 20): We don’t want this to be “courses with rooms”. We have a Continental Courses Ranking and many of these courses have dormitories, and we don’t want to just repeat that list here. This list is for golf vacations and vacations, with resorts citing primarily golfers but also non-golfers.

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The cheapest golf resorts in continental Europe

1st Corineum

Northern area, Cyprus
course 28.9 accommodation 17.6 Furnishing 15.9 setting 17.3 total 79.7
Get there: Fly to Larnaca or preferably Ercan.

Korineum is one of the best golf resorts in continental Europe.

Luxury with half board at what looks like B&B prices.

Korineum in the northern part of Cyprus will surprise you. The course is overdramatic because of the hilly topography and the views are breathtaking. The all inclusive hotel won’t leave you hungry and you will love the beach club which is only a three minute drive away.

2. Penates

Senica, Slovakia
Courses 32.9 accommodation 15.8 Furnishing 12.2 setting 16.6 total 77.5
Get there: Bratislava is an hour away.

Penati is one of the best golf resorts in continental Europe.

Top 100 caliber courses at “hidden gem” prices. A brilliant option for groups looking for great value, lots of top notch holes on site, but not bothered by non-golf facilities. Jonathan Davison’s Heritage course is in our top 100, while Nicklaus Design’s other course just misses it. There are well-kept villas to stay overnight.

3. Blue laser

Choszczno, Poland
course 29.7 accommodation 15.5 Furnishing 14.3 setting 17.0 total 76.5
Get there: Fly to Szczecin, Berlin or Poznan.

Modry Las is one of the best golf resorts in continental Europe.

This Polish resort is just right for a certain type of traveling golf player: Those who appreciate a high-quality, modern course in fabulous condition and elegant, but no frills, course chalets that reveal the view of the manicured fairways and greens as soon as you hit the The morning draws the curtains.

Don’t go there expecting huge non-golf amenities – they just don’t exist. Start by finding flights to Szczecin when you want something different and at a very, very competitive price. This Gary Player design has flair and imagination and is in fabulous condition. We loved the chalets, nestled in the silence of the forest that surrounds the square.

4. Aroeira

Lisbon, Portugal
Courses 31.9 accommodation 17.6 Furnishing 15.0 setting 16.0 total 80.5
Get there: Lisbon Airport is 50 minutes away.

Aroeira is one of the best golf resorts in continental Europe.

Aroeira is one of several entries this year to include a hotel. The hotel only opened last autumn, but we already know how good it is. It’s super-stylish and a great starting point to play the two courses of Aroeira, with # 1 a regular on our top 100 list.

5. Pirin

Razlog, Bulgaria
Courses 29.7 accommodation 15.8 Furnishing 14.9 setting 17.3 Total 77.7
Get there: Less than two hours from Sofia.

Pirin is one of the best golf resorts in continental Europe.

A remarkable addition to western Bulgaria, a long way from the east coast resorts of Cape Kaliakra. The first advantage of Pirin is its location, a pine and mountain utopia that is a ski paradise in winter. Then add an Ian Woosnam course and a second 18 plus plenty of accommodation options and amenities.

6th grade

Friuli, Italy
course 25.9 accommodation 16.0 Furnishing 17.0 setting 17.6 total 76.5
Get there: Venice is 80 minutes, Trieste 40.

Grado is one of the best golf resorts in continental Europe.

Take a vacation resort full of family-friendly amenities and add a course on the edge of a lagoon and you have this super fun Italian venue. The course has an Everglades-style setting, which is why water is so often a threat. Decide on log cabins or marina suites – and which sports you want to practice.

7. Morgana

Portimão, Portugal
Courses 27.7 accommodation 16.7 Furnishing 15.3 setting 17.0 total 76.7
Get there: Faro is 40 minutes away.

Morgado is one of the best golf resorts in continental Europe.

A new entry for a modest two-course resort in the Algarve. Morgado combines the course of the same name and Alamos
– literally across the street – as well as really nice apartments overlooking the fairways. As part of the Nau group and located in the hills above Portimão, it is a place to get away from it all.

8. Lighthouse

Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria
course 27.4 accommodation 17.8 Furnishing 16.6 setting 17.3 total 79.1
Get there: Varna Airport is an hour away.

Lighthouse is one of the best resorts in continental Europe.

This is the Cape Kaliakra course with hotel and therefore the best starting point for an excursion to this three-course area on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The place, by Ian Woosnam, is absolutely pleasant and the hotel has many leisure facilities, a state-of-the-art spa, various restaurants and bars.

9. Zala sources

Keszthely, Hungary
course 27.0 accommodation 17.3 Furnishing 16.1 setting 16.0 total 76.4
Get there Budapest is two hours away.

Zala Springs is one of the best golf resorts in continental Europe.

Hungary’s first entry in our top 100 lists for resorts or courses is located in the picturesque Zala Valley near Hungary’s most famous spa town of Hévíz with the largest active natural thermal lake in the world and 20 minutes from Lake Balaton.

The resort features an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship course, a distinctive modern clubhouse, a 32-room design suite hotel, and real estate villas and apartments. A boutique bathhouse for spa & wellness will be opened shortly.

10. Black Sea Rama

Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria
course 29.2 accommodation 16.0 Furnishing 14.3 setting 17.5 total 77.0
Get there Fly to Varna, 30 minutes away.

Black Sea Rama is one of the best resorts in continental Europe.

The Gary Player-designed cliff course is the undisputed star of BlackSeaRama – some see it as at least on par with Cape Kaliakra’s neighboring cliffs, Thracian Cliffs. A hotel is about to open that will take up many spots on our next list; For the time being, one- and two-story apartments are the accommodation.

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