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Resorts in Europe by Leadingcourses 2023

In cooperation with Leading courses we bring you a special category. The list has become a reference source for the golfers in Europe looking for a great golf trip or golf break. 

Since 2016 Leading Courses has published a ranking for the Best Golf Resorts in Europe every year (except in 2021 due to COVID-19). The Best Golf Resort ranking has always sparked the interest of our community and other golfers alike, as it inspires them and helps them discover great (new) golf resorts! We use our own review data for golf courses (50%) and our hotel partner Booking.com's reviews (50%) to provide a comprehensive list of the Best Golf Resorts in Europe.

It does not matter whether you have stayed at the resort in question. If you have played more than one course in the same resort, they all count towards your TOP 100 score. Therefore, the final number may be higher than 100.

Courses

Rank Course Players
1 Costa Navarino – The Dunes Course 75
1 Costa Navarino – The Bay Course 48
1 Costa Navarino – The Hills Course 21
1 Costa Navarino – The Olympic Academy Golf Course 20
2 Finca Cortesin 187
3 Gleneagles – The PGA Centenary Course 278
3 Gleneagles – The King's Course 327
3 Gleneagles – The Queen’s Course 233
4 Trump Turnberry – The Ailsa 525
4 Trump Turnberry – The King Robert The Bruce (former Kintyre Course) 250
4 Trump Turnberry – The Arran Course 9 holes 45
5 Öschberghof Golf – The Old Course 13
5 Öschberghof Golf – The East Course 9
6 Trump Ireland Doonbeg 212
7 The Montgomerie Maxx Royal 87
8 Machrie Golf Links 148
9 Monte Rei 171
10 K Club – The Ryder Cup Course, former The Palmer Course 183
10 K Club – The Palmer Smurfit Course 48
11 Terre Blanche – Le Chateau Course 98
11 Terre Blanche – Le Riou Course 43
12 Gloria Golf Club – The New Championship Golf Course 69
12 Gloria Golf Club – The Old Championship Golf Course 91
12 Gloria Golf Club – The Gloria Verde Golf Course 49
13 West Cliffs 129
14 GC Zillertal Uderns 14
15 La Reserva de Sotogrande 156
16 Dundonald Links 305
17 Gut Kaden 10
18 Carton House Golf Club – The O'Meara Course 50
18 Carton House Golf Club – The Montgomerie Course 60
19 Camiral Golf & Wellness - former PGA Catalunya Resort – The Stadium Course 215
19 Camiral Golf & Wellness - former PGA Catalunya Resort – The Tour Course 112
20 Villa Padierna Golf Club – The Alferini Golf Course 40
20 Villa Padierna Golf Club – The Flamingos Golf Course 46
20 Villa Padierna Golf Club – The Tramores Golf Course 21
21 Zala Springs Golf Resort 19
22 San Domenico Golf 31
23 Crete Golf Club 11
24 Carya 123
25 Golf de l'Isle Adam 14
26 Abama Golf 84
27 Slieve Russell 8
28 Verdura Golf & Spa Resort – The East Course 58
28 Verdura Golf & Spa Resort – The West Course 36
29 Praia D'El Rey Golf Course 201
30 Evian Resort Golf Club 20
31 Mount Juliet 56
32 Buenavista Golf 63
33 Minthis Golf Club 12
34 Black Sea Rama 54
35 Castelfalfi Golf Club – The Mountain Course 36
36 Powerscourt Golf Club – The East Course 27
36 Powerscourt Golf Club – The West Course 27
37 La Cala Resort – The Course Campo America 126
37 La Cala Resort – The Course Campo Asia 106
37 La Cala Resort – The Course Campo Europa 129
38 Golf Eichenheim 29
39 Golf Resort Achental 11
40 Domaine de Manville 12
41 Fota Island – The Barryscourt Golf Course 26
41 Fota Island – The Belvelly Golf Course 23
41 Fota Island – The Deerpark Golf Course 36
42 Trevose Golf & Country Club 144
43 Budersand Sylt Golf Club 57
44 Hardenberg Golf Resort – The Lower Saxony Course 12
44 Hardenberg Golf Resort – The Göttingen Course 9
45 Salobre Golf Resort – The North Course - New Course 43
45 Salobre Golf Resort – The South Course - Old Course 49
46 Diamond Country Club – The Diamond Course 38
46 Diamond Country Club – The Park Course 5
47 Thracian Cliffs 86
48 Vidago Palace Golf Club 21
49 Golf Las Américas 25
50 Kaya Palazzo Golf Club 27
51 Fairmont St. Andrews – The Torrance Course 191
51 Fairmont St. Andrews – The Kittocks Course 173
52 Golf du Médoc – The Course Chateaux 92
52 Golf du Médoc – The Vignes Course 82
53 The Heritage Golf Resort 8
54 Golf & Country Club Lauswolt 19
55 Lopesan Meloneras Golf 34
56 Robinson Golf Club Nobilis 41
57 Penha Longa – The Atlantico Course 201
58 Club de Golf Peralada 41
59 Emporda Golf Club 69
60 Sueno Hotels Golf Belek – The Pines Course 17
60 Sueno Hotels Golf Belek – The Dunes Course 18
61 Château de Taulane 27
62 Aphrodite Hills Golf Club 72
63 Royal Obidos 139
64 Golf Club Lignano 14
65 Palmares Golf Resort 126
66 GC Dolomitengolf Osttirol – The Red & Green Course 6
66 GC Dolomitengolf Osttirol – The Blue & Silver Course 5
67 Princely Golf Resort Bad Waldsee – The Old Course 5
67 Princely Golf Resort Bad Waldsee – The New Course 4
68 Amendoeira Golf Resort – The Faldo Course 79
68 Amendoeira Golf Resort – The O'Connor Jnr. Course 44
69 Quinta do Lago Country Club – The South Course 227
69 Quinta do Lago Country Club – The North Course 203
69 Quinta do Lago Country Club – The Laranjal Course 110
70 Portmarnock Resort & Jameson Golf Links 253
71 Golf course Château d'Augerville 7
72 Son Vida Golf - Arabella Golf 72
73 Cornelia Golf Club – The Prince Course 90
74 Golfresort Haugschlag – The Golfcourse Haugschlag 13
74 Golfresort Haugschlag – The Golfcourse Waldviertel 12
75 Quellness & Golf Resort Bad Griesbach – The Beckenbauer Golf Course 26
75 Quellness & Golf Resort Bad Griesbach – The Brunnwies Course 23
75 Quellness & Golf Resort Bad Griesbach – The Uttlau Course 17
75 Quellness & Golf Resort Bad Griesbach – The Lederbach Course 18
75 Quellness & Golf Resort Bad Griesbach – The Porsche Course 19
76 Kikuoka Country Club 35
77 The Grove 96
78 Fairplay Golf & Spa Resort 6
79 Boavista Golf 57
80 Quinta da Ria – The Golf Course Quinta da Cima 68
80 Quinta da Ria – The Golf Course Quinta da Ria 64
81 El Rompido Golf – The North Course 17
81 El Rompido Golf – The South Course 16
82 Celtic Manor – The Twenty Ten Course 169
82 Celtic Manor – The Montgomerie Course 67
82 Celtic Manor – The Roman Road Course 67
83 La Finca Resort – The La Finca 35
83 La Finca Resort – The Villamartín 21
84 Golf de Falgos 4
85 Oitavos Dunes 229
86 Udine Golf Club 20
87 Torremirona Golf Club 26
88 Golf Du Roncemay 3
89 Castro Marim Golf 36
90 Palheiro Golf 21
91 Vale do Lobo – The Ocean Golf Course 138
91 Vale do Lobo – The Royal Golf Course 124
92 Golf Park St. Wendel 6
93 Le Touquet – The Course La Mer 189
93 Le Touquet – The Course La Forêt 32
94 Tulfarris Golf Club 15
95 Golf De Saint Endréol 52
96 Golf Club Castelconturbia 76
97 Islantilla Golf Resort 25
98 Estoril Golf Club 21
99 Naxhelet Golf Club 44
100 The Vale Resort – The Lake Course 15
100 The Vale Resort – The Wales National Golf Course 27

Ranking

Player Courses
1. Mikael Erdtman 102
2. Jacqueline Hagius 93
3. Tim Hyland 73
3. Rex Tattersall 73
5. Aulis Ranua 65
6. Håkan Nilsson 63
7. Erlend Malfait 59
7. Jim McCann 59
9. Jo Maes 58
9. Sven Hanfft 58
9. Borje Laurinsson 58
12. Rusty Koys 57
13. Michael j. Noack 55
14. Gunnel Laurinsson 54
14. Din Can 54
14. Rob Smith 54
17. Brian Ward 53
17. Van Lent Yves 53
19. Rudy Bauwens 52
19. Georg Kittel 52