Top European golfing destinations from Gatwick Airport

Our guide to golfing with a Gatwick tee-off

Our guide to golfing with a Gatwick tee-off

Hit the fairway with APH’s guide to top golfing destinations from Gatwick Airport. We’ve picked five of our favourite courses for both holidays and quick weekend breaks.

Don’t forget to take the hassle out of lugging your clubs around on transfer buses, by booking meet and greet parking – where a chauffeur meets you at the terminal doors.

Club de Golf Alcanada

Club de Golf Alcanada

Club de Golf Alcanada

Where:  Alcudia, Majorca
About: With its stunning coastal location, this 18-hole course offers an idyllic terrain of olive and oak trees. It also affords stunning views of Alcanada Island with its lighthouse and backdrop of scorched mountains and cliffs. Despite being a young course, Alcanada is already recognised by a number of well known golf publications as one of the best courses in Spain and Europe. It was named best course in Europe by leading German magazine Golf Journal for the fourth consecutive year in 2012.
Visitors: Non-members are welcome on all days, but booking in advance is essential. However, a valid handicap certificate from the player’s club is required. Visitor handicap limit is 33 for men and 35 for women.
Facilities: The following are available for use…
Driving Range (25 tees, 10 under cover)
Putting green
Pitching green
Chipping green
Practise bunker
Technical difficulty: Hard
Fees: Find full list of green fees here
More information: http://www.golf-alcanada.com/
Getting there…
Nearest airport:
Palma de Mallorca Airport

Flights from Gatwick during November: £164.00
Transporting your clubs: Click here for costs to take your clubs on the aircraft
Map: Click the satellite icon in the bottom right corner to get a full aerial view of the course.

Aphrodite Hills Golf

Aphrodite Hills Golf

Aphrodite Hills Golf

Where: Kouklia-Pafos-Zypern, Cyprus
About: The sun-soaked course spreads over two plateaus – separated by a dramatic ravine offering stunning views over the Mediterranean – with all 18 holes overlooking the spot where Aphrodite, the goddess of love, is said to have emerged from the waters. Opened in 2002, the course is designed to offer a captivating blend of challenging pot bunkers, fairways of lush Bermuda grass and generous tiered greens.
Visitors: Non-members are welcome on all days, but booking in advance is essential. However, a valid handicap certificate from the player’s club is required. Visitor handicap limit is 28 for men and 36 for women.
Facilities: The following are available for use…
Driving range
Practice area
Putting green
Pitching green
Chipping green
Practise bunker
3-hole short course
Technical difficulty: Moderate
Fees: Find full list of green fees here
More information:  www.aphroditehills.com/
Getting there…
Nearest airport: Paphos
Flights from Gatwick during November: £159.00
Transporting your clubs: Click here for costs to take your clubs on the aircraft
Map: Click the satellite icon in the bottom right corner to get a full aerial view of the course.


Golfclub Adamstal Franz Wittmann

Golfclub Adamstal Franz Wittmann

Golfclub Adamstal Franz Wittmann

Where: Ramsau, Austria
About: The spectacular setting deep in Austria’s Alpine foreland brings stunning scenery that embraces its 27 holes where visitors can choose between the 9-hole course and its 18-hole Championship contemporary. Avoid the crush as crowds drag their clubs to Spain and Portugal and head for one of Europe’s most spectacular courses. Enjoy the eclectic and unique character of the holes, which incorporate streams, slopes, clearings and rock formations into a sporting masterpiece that’s not to be missed.
Visitors: The following applies for this course:
18-Hole Championship Course: Non-members are welcome on all days, but booking in advance is essential. However, a valid handicap certificate from the player’s club is required. Handicap limit: 45 (Mon-Fri) / 36 (Sat, Sun and holidays).
18-Hole Championship Course: Non-members are welcome on all days, but booking in advance is essential. However, a valid handicap certificate from the player’s club is required. Handicap limit: 45.
Facilities: The following are available for use…
Driving range (13 tees, 3 covered)
Putting green
Practise bunker
Technical difficulty: Moderate – hard
Fees: Find full list of green fees here
More information: http://www.adamstal.at/en
Getting there…
Nearest airport: Salzburg
Flights from Gatwick during November: £99.00
Transporting your clubs: Click here for costs to take your clubs on the aircraft
Map: Click the satellite icon in the bottom right corner to get a full aerial view of the course.


Thracian Cliffs Resort

Thracian Cliffs Resort

Thracian Cliffs Resort

Where: Kavarna, Bulgaria
About: You won’t find another golf course like this anywhere else on the planet, according to legendary ball basher Gary Player. The rugged coastal cliffs and Black Sea make the most dramatic of backdrops, the setting is pure theatre for even the most pragmatic player. Opened in 2011, the course is fully bedded in and widely accepted as one of the country’s top facilities. Along with the golf, it makes a great place to socialise over a casual meal or drink with fellow players.
Visitors: Non-members are welcome on all days, but booking in advance is essential. However, a valid handicap certificate from the player’s club is required. Visitor handicap limit is 54.
Facilities: The following are available for use…
Driving range (10 tees)
Putting green
Pitching green
Chipping green
Practise bunker
Technical difficulty: Moderate
Fees: Visitors pay around €147.00 for 18 holes, while hotel guests are charged €101.63
More information: www.thraciancliffs.com
Getting there…
Nearest airport: Varna Airport
Flights from Gatwick during November: £137.00 to Sophia then £75.00 return flight to Varna Airport with one-hour transfer to the Thracian Cliffs golf course.
Transporting your clubs: Click here for costs to take your clubs on the aircraft
Map: Click the satellite icon in the bottom right corner to get a full aerial view of the course.


Club de Golf Valderrama

Club de Golf Valderrama

Club de Golf Valderrama

Where: Cadiz, Spain
About: As one of the best known golf clubs in Europe. Valderrama is located in the resort of Sotogrande, San Roque in southern Spain, and just a few miles from Gibraltar. It has a single 18-hole course, along with a 9-hole par 3 course. The course was originally constructed in 1974 to designs of leading American golf architect Robert Trent Jones. Renamed “Las Aves” in 1981, it was bought by Jaime Ortiz-Patiño in 1984. It was then redesigned and expanded by the original architect and became known as “Valderrama”. The fourth hole, La Cascada, is the course’s signature hole; a par 5 with a pond to the right of the two-tiered green. Look out for the wide range of local wildlife, too.
Visitors: Non-members are welcome on all days, but booking in advance is essential. However, a valid handicap certificate from the player’s club is required. Visitor handicap limit is men 24 and women 32.
Facilities: The following are available for use…
Driving range
Putting green
Pitching green
Practise bunker
Technical difficulty: Hard
Fees: Find rates here
More information:  www.valderrama.com
Getting there…
Nearest airport: Malaga Airport
Flights from Gatwick during November: £80
Transporting your clubs: Click here for costs to take your clubs on the aircraft
Map: Click the satellite icon in the bottom right corner to get a full aerial view of the course.


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