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Golfing as a sport is something of an enigma when compared to many other sports. While you have people rushing the get front row seats for a big basketball or football game, golf seems to be much more focused on the person playing the game than anything else.

As a matter of fact, golfing is considered the sport of choice for most businessmen and entrepreneurs all over the world. This is due to the fact that not only is golf exciting to play – it also encourages relationships in business or otherwise. While something like basketball might bring the fans together, golf tends to bring the players together and helps develop their relationships with each other.

This has led to a rise in golf tourism because there’s always business being conducted in one way or another. It’s a mix of business and pleasure that you rarely see anywhere else. For those who yearn to play golf in the lap of luxury, there are plenty of places that can accommodate you. From a list of word best driving ranges to the very best golf resorts around the world, you’ll be able to make any pick and enjoy the finest that golf has to offer.

The Ritz-Carlton in the Grand Cayman

For those who are unaware, the Grand Cayman is located in the Cayman Islands, which can be found in the Western Caribbean Sea, which is the ideal place for a beautiful resort. As if that wasn’t enough, the golfing resort here was designed by Greg Norman, an Australian pro golfer with two majors under his belt. The fact that it only happens to have nine holes in the course might come as a turn-off for some. But make no mistake. This course is as challenging as it is beautiful, and you will no doubt enjoy this satisfying mix of aesthetics and practicality when you visit.

While you would almost certainly be visiting the Ritz-Carlton because it’s an esteemed golf resort, it would be remiss not to talk about the resort. With three hundred and sixty-five rooms, there’s certainly plenty of space to go around. If you’re feeling up to it, you can also get some coaching for other sports, such as tennis. Lastly, if you feel the need to get away from it all, the Seven Mile beach will help recharge you and give you a quiet and open area to reflect.

Laucala, in Fiji

Have you ever imagined golfing on a beautiful 18-hole course filled with backdrops including sheer cliff faces and volcanic mountains? It almost seems like something out of a dream - but this is exactly what you can expect when you land in Laucala. As a matter of fact, the twelfth hole is right on the edge of the ocean, allowing for some truly breathtaking sights as you play.

Laucala might not be the biggest golfing resort around, but it’s known for having a very large number of staff divided amongst its limited villas. This means that if there’s anything at all you need, chances are they’ll provide it in record time. With amazing food, amazing sights and an amazing course, this is truly one of the finest resorts for those who want to play golf in luxury.

One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico

Many professional golfers are well aware of Palmilla, and for good reason. It has a legacy spanning nearly a hundred years, and it has three incredible and challenging golf courses for anyone who wants to test their mettle. One of the best parts of this resort is the variety that you encounter as you go through all three courses. Each one is incredibly well-designed and comes with its own set of challenges, but it’s also possible to play and enjoy these courses at nearly any skill level. As an added bonus, Palmilla has some of the most beautiful scenery around, with sandy beaches and picturesque sunsets that feel like they came straight out of a postcard.

Fancourt in George, South Africa

For those who are looking for a true masterwork in course design, this golfing resort found in South Africa has just the thing for you. It has no fewer than three esteemed 18-hole courses - and one of them is ranked as the number one course in all of South Africa. As a matter of fact, Gary Player, the course designer, often boasts about this particular course as the greatest one he’s ever devised. The fact that it’s located near countless vineyards and beautiful coastal properties is icing on the proverbial cake. Those who are looking for true luxury while enjoying a round of golf will find all of their expectations met (and then some) in Fancourt. It’s a beautiful five-star resort with three of the most popular courses in the world.

Honorable mentions

●      La Manga in Spain. If you ever wanted to see a golfing resort with multiple 18-hole courses, 9-hole courses, and a golfing academy, La Manga is the resort for you 

●      Velaa Private Island in the Maldives. Simply the name already exudes luxury, and you’ll find one of the most famous 9-hole courses on Velaa Private Island.

●      Abaco Club in the Bahamas. For those who enjoy playing Links golf, Abaco Club has one of the finest examples of a Links course in the world.

To conclude, the rise of golf tourism didn’t happen by accident. All you have to do is look at all of these beautiful golfing resorts that have provided stellar experiences throughout the years. Every single one of these locations is worth visiting, and they provide unforgettable rounds of golf too. Because the world is never going to run out of good business and lasting friendships, you can bet that people all over are going to continue to play and enjoy this wonderful game. For those who are looking for a more elevated experience, these resorts certainly deliver.


Where to Find the Very Best Golf Resorts around the World
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