Wintertime and the New Year herald the beginning of the two coldest months in the UK; January and February and perfect for golf holidays in the winter sun. The season can be rather dull. It rains a lot during this time, the days are not as long as they should be, and the evenings get dark really fast.
Just because it's winter, it does not mean that you have to spend the entire time indoors just waiting for summer so you can go on a trip. Here are 5 of the top winter golf break destinations you should consider visiting if you want to trade that heavy winter jacket for a vest or a tee and sunglasses.
The Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are located just off of the Northern Coast of Africa. The location is made immensely beautiful by jaw-dropping landscapes, sandy beaches, and miles of sand dunes that resemble those in the Sahara Desert. The destination boasts of several islands that you can choose to explore namely:
• Gran Canarias.
• La Palma.
The Canary Islands usually have a multitude of championship golf courses for golf enthusiasts to visit and enjoy, making the destination well and truly, a golfer’s slice of heaven.
Vietnam has recently come up as one of the best golf destinations in the world. The country is blessed with fascinating weather, cultures that will captivate you from the onset, and a diverse range of championship golf courses. Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and happens to be one of the oldest capitals in the world. Within the city, you’ll find a good number of remarkable golf courses.
The most iconic golf course is the BRG Kings Island Golf Course which offers 54 holes and is only less than an hour away from the Hanoi City Centre. It is worth noting that Vietnam won the award of "Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year" in 2012, making the country an ideal destination for golfers.
South Africa is an ideal destination for people living in the UK. The country experiences summer during the months of November through March at the latest which is convenient because the UK experiences its coldest period of the calendar year during that time. Arabella and Gary Player are some of the region’s highly rated golf courses. What’s better is you can couple up your golf break with an unforgettable safari from any of South Africa's national parks.
Morocco’s former king had a strong passion for golf and thanks to him, the country boasts of a flattering array of golf courses. Marrakesh alone boasts of around 8 of the best golf courses in the country. The country’s natural beauty, diverse cultures, and breath-taking landscapes provide the setting for some of the world’s best golf courses such as the Royal Golf Club and the Amelkis. With an average temperature of around 20 °C and a flight time of not more than 4 hours, Morocco is a strong contender as an obvious winter golf break destination.
Barbados is known all over the world for its beautiful beaches and remarkable weather.
Although the island is quite small, it plays host to a good number of golf courses guaranteed to blow any decent golf enthusiast away. Playing on courses such as Sandy Lane’s Green Monkey, Apes Hill, and Royal Westmoreland will surely make the 9-hour flight from the UK seem worthwhile.
The winter period can prove to be quite bleak for most golfers. A lot of them are going to spend the winter period across golf courses within the UK, swinging their clubs against thick layers of snow such that they will barely get to enjoy playing. What better way to get away from this chilly period than to take a winter golf break in warmer weather from the 5 places aforementioned.