5 ideas for a golfing weekend

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5 ideas for a golfing weekend

Go on an unusual weekend and choose a destination from our selection, with some of the most beautiful golf courses. Don't forget your club, the green is waiting for you!

5 ideas for a golfing weekend

Swing on the Bassin Bleu

Punch the ball and play a few holes in the dreamlike setting offered by the Réunion island. Created in Saint-Gilles-les-Hauts in 1996 by architect Robert Berthelet, you'll meander around a vast Eucalyptus forest. On this 18-hole course that dreamily gives onto the blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the Maïdo peak, coconut trees and bunkers are scattered along the fairways.
Take advantage and also enjoy a massage or a swim (in an outdoor pool) for a relaxing moment after such a thrilling day. And if hunger knocks on your door, the club-house equipped with bar and restaurant will welcome you.

Bassin Bleu golf club
75, rue Mahatma Gandhi
97435 Saint-Gilles-les-Hauts
Île de la Réunion
+33 (0)2 62 70 03 00
www.bassinbleu.fr

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5 ideas for a golfing weekend

A backspin at the gates of the desert

The Emirates Golf Club welcomed the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, one of the most renowned tournaments in the world. It is quite simply among the very best golf courses in the Middle-East, offering three different types of experiences. The Majlis, also referred to as “Desert Miracle” is an 18-hole course which counts no less than seven lakes to play around. Between the 8th and 9th holes, gaze at the Majlis building itself, a Dubai landmark since 1988. Natural waterways and rugged fairways run through the Faldo course, redesigned in 2005. Lastly, Par 3 is the most difficult golf course in the United Arab Emirates according to experts. But rest assured, practices are available before friendly or professional competitions. Among other things, you can also enjoy the swimming pool, squash and tennis lessons as well as numerous restaurants, such as French cuisine Le Classique, M's and the Spike Bar.

Emirates Golf Club
Emirates Hills 2
P. O. Box 24040, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
+971 (0)441 79999
www.dubaigolf.com

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5 ideas for a golfing weekend

Drive at the outset of Pebble Beach

Breathtaking panoramas, that's what you're about to experience at the Pebble Beach Golf in California, near the rocky cliffs of the Carmel Bay. Much coveted by Angelenos and San Franciscans since 1919, this 18-hole playground gives a first row seat to admire the Pacific Ocean's beachcombers when the sea is rough. Fairways along the cliffs and sloping greens will make it harder to bogey or even birdie. It is considered the largest golf course in North America, and has been chosen over five times to welcome the famous US Omnium tournament. At the end of your weekend, take a break and enjoy the spa to recharge your batteries.

Pebble Beach Golf Links
170017 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
United States
+1 831 574 5609
www.pebblebeach.com/golf

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5 ideas for a golfing weekend

A put on Southern Africa's uncharted territories

With 578 acres surrounded by immense forests, paradisiacal coves and steep cliffs, the Pezula Golf Club offers an unobstructed view onto the Indian Ocean and the Knysna Bay, in the charming town of Knysna, about 300 miles from Cape Town. This 18-hole course offers ascents and descents, roughs and a few hours of lively exercise. Practice in the provided areas, perform on putting greens and bunkers and pitch, then take a break at the bar, regain your strengths at the restaurant and relax at the spa. A few months after the opening in 2001, the Pezula Golf Club had already been awarded Best golf course in South Africa.

Pezula Golf Club
Lagoon View Drive
Sparrebosch
6571 Knysna
South Africa
+27 (0)44 302 5310
www.pezulagolf.com

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5 ideas for a golfing weekend

A last par at St Andrews' Old Course

The eldest of all golf courses, St Andrews' Old Course in Scotland has been opened since the 15th century. You'll have the opportunity to strike shots impossible elsewhere, like a 196-feet put on an immense green. The flat course and large fairways would lead you to think a bogey's at hand... But make no mistake, the Old Course is still a tough circuit, especially when the Scottish wind blows. You'll practice around 112 bunkers, including the Hell Bunker or the Road Hole. Cross the mythical Swilken Bridgen during the 18th hole and end up in the old town of St Andrews. Take a walk on the beach, gazing at the horizon line over the North Sea, shrouded in the Scottish mist.

St Andrews' Old Course
The Links House
West Sands Road
St Andrews KY16 9XL
Scotland
+44 133 446 6718
www.standrews.com