Top Luxury Golf Resorts for Continent-Hoppers Are Just a Relaxing Business Class Flight Away
The world’s most thrilling golf resorts await, and you can easily reach them with a host of incredibly cheap business class tickets currently available to Europe, China and Canada. For the golf lover, there is no better trip than one that includes 18 holes of spectacular golfing and five-star accommodations. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Mission Hills Shenzhen, China
Expansive doesn’t even begin to describe this 12-square-mile golf resort. With 12 resort and championship golf courses, you can play a different course every day of your stay and experience all of the lush scenery surrounding the resort. The property also encompasses four clubhouses, golf and tennis academies, 51 tennis courts, the largest spa destination in China and an exhibition center. The five-star hotel is China’s only golf-integrated resort, providing beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with a warm, tropical flair. Fine and casual dining are also well covered across six restaurants, and a premiere lounge service keeps your clothing pressed, your shoes polished and your kids cared for.
Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland
What better way to relish golf than in its beautiful birthplace? Experience the tradition and history of the sport while taking on two of the world’s most treasured courses, The Kittocks and The Torrance. The two championship courses are just part of this resort’s 520 acres along the North Sea. Warm up for a round of golf in the full-service fitness center and enjoy a little post-golf relaxation in the resort’s luscious signature spa.
Five restaurants offer dishes that tempt and satisfy your palate, and the castle-like estate’s 209 guest rooms are the exceptional retreat you expect from a five-star Fairmont property. The resort is easily accessed by taking advantage of the many cheap business class to London offerings and a short regional flight to Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Empire Hotel & Country Club, Bandar Sari Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
With an estate fit for a sultan, The Empire is a lavish resort known for its opulent furnishings and services. Guest accommodations range from gorgeous and spacious rooms to magnificent suites and extravagant villas. Seven restaurants serve delectable dishes, while poolside snack service keeps hunger pangs at bay during an afternoon swim. The championship golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and gives golfers breathtaking views of the sea from the clifftop fairways.
The Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort and Spa, Victoria, BC
Challenging fairways and bunkers are carved among the mountains and towering pine trees for a truly unique and inspiring golf experience at The Westin Bear Mountain. The resort’s two championship golf courses feature ocean, mountain and valley views and helpful services like a club valet, a power golf cart with GPS and a practice facility. The grand, lodge-like setting of the hotel is equally superb, providing guests with world-class guest rooms and suites and panoramic views of the golf courses and Mount Finlayson. The tranquil Sante Spa Victoria provides just the right touch of pampering after a day on the links, and the region’s ample outdoor recreation facilities and bike trails keep the whole family active and entertained. For an even more pleasurable trip, be sure to book discounted first class airfare to Vancouver.