Luxury hotels for golfers can be found the world over and for those who are golf addicts a round of golf adds a pleasant dimension to any hotel stay. According to the National Golf Foundation there were 28.6 million golfers in the United States in 2009, who spend around $76 billion dollars per year on their hobby, and some of that budget is spent on hotels with great golf courses.
Here are some of the most prestigious golf courses on three different continents, each with their own luxury hotels for golfers right on site.
Luxury Golf Hotels in Europe
For those looking for five-star hotels with golf courses in Europe, your journey has to take you to Scotland, where the game was first played around 600 years ago on the Old Course at St Andrews. In the same area is the “Palace in the Glen”, Gleneagles, known as one of the top luxury Best luxury hotels in krakow hotels for golfers in Scotland with its three top championship golf courses including the famous King’s Course, the more secluded Queen’s Course and the PGA Centenary Course – the proposed venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Luxury Golf Hotels in North America
The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ is hard to beat as one of the top luxury hotels in the USA with Five Diamond accommodation and every possible amenity. The 27-hole Championship golf course challenges guests to many happy hours of extraordinary play in this green oasis surrounded by the rugged Sonoran desert landscape.
During the winter months, many avid golfers head out to Hawaii to one of the superb luxury hotels for golfers. The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at historic Ka’upulehu has a splendid Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, and playing in the sunshine is a given. For non-golfing partners there is a newly expanded spa and a superb beachfront location.
Luxury Golf Hotels in Asia
Golfers visiting Tokyo will find luxury hotels galore but due to the lack of space, none have their own golf courses. Golf is so prestigious in Japan that membership can cost around $3 million, and then only if you are Japanese of the highest social standing. The good news for golfers is that the par-72 Kazusa Monarch Country Club does welcome non-Japanese visitors to its Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. The green fees are in the region of Y15,000 to Y23,000 (US$160-250) but they do include a caddy and complimentary drinks.
Luxury hotels in Tokyo are easier to find. The Grand Hyatt has splendid views of Tokyo city and is close to the Ginza shopping district, or choose the quieter rural retreat of the Niki-Club, set amidst the forest of Tochigi-Ken. All luxury hotels in Tokyo offer superb standards of service which the Asians do so beautifully.