10 Short Golf Breaks in Europe


Craving an escape from your average weekend? Explore awesome fairways on these short golf breaks in Europe.

At Groupia Golf, we like to spice up your golf trips, because it’s exactly what you deserve.

Check out these 10 short golf breaks in Europe for an unforgettable weekend away without taking lots of time off work.

Sangallo Palace Hotel

Sangallo Palace Hotel

📍 Umbria, Italy

🛏️ 3 x Nights @ 4* Sangallo Palace Hotel

⛳ 2 x Rounds @ Antognolla Course

💰 From £385pp

Sangallo Palace is in the heart of Perugia, a lively city in central Italy.

Three nights allow you to explore the area (bars and clubs) and enjoy luxurious facilities, the indoor pool and a fine dining restaurant.

Antognolla was awarded Italy’s best golf course on three separate occasions. This is no surprise, though, with Robert Trent Jones Jr as the architect…

What a cracking trip to Italy that is!

Dom Pedro Vilamoura

Dom Pedro Vilamoura

📍 Algarve, Portugal

🛏️ 3 x Nights @ 4* Dom Pedro Vilamoura Hotel

⛳ 1 x Round @ Dom Pedro Old Course

⛳ 1 x Round @ Dom Pedro Victoria Course

⛳ 1 x Round @ Dom Pedro Laguna Course

💰 From £565pp

Stay in the heart of Europe’s golf holiday capital.

With 3 nights and 4 days, this itinerary is absolutely stacked with some of the Algarve’s finest courses.

On top of this, Albufeira is 18km away and this place is begging for a group festa.

The Old Course is the 38th best in Continental Europe, Victoria is a Portuguese Masters host, and Laguna is notoriously drowning in water hazards.

Talk about bang for your buck.

This package is ideal if you’re looking for top-tier golf and infamous nightlife.

La Finca Resort

La Finca Resort

📍 Costa Blanca, Spain

🛏️ 2 x Nights @ 5* La Finca Resort

⛳ 1 x Round @ La Finca Course

⛳  1 x Round @ Las Ramblas Course

💰 From £265pp

An absolute steal of a package.

Stay and play at Spain’s best golf resort with unbelievable facilities and take your Costa Blanca golf holiday to the next level.

On the schedule are two of Southeast Spain’s finest courses.

Tackle these tournament-hosting fairways, soak up the insane views, and create unforgettable memories.

Costa Blanca is complete escapism.

Unwind and enjoy this quiet location on your next trip.

Fairmont St. Andrews

Fairmont St. Andrews

📍 St. Andrews, Scotland

🛏️ 2 x Nights @ 5* Fairmont St. Andrews

⛳ 1 x Round @ The Kittocks Course

⛳ 1 x Round @ The Torrance Course

💰 From £350pp

The home of golf is a favourite for short golf breaks in Europe.

People flock all over to experience the legendary fairways, the sublime coast, and premium hotels. You must tick St. Andrews off your bucket list.

Over two nights, spoil yourself in the 5-star facilities, including a spa, swimming pool and room service; you won’t get bored in your downtime.

Both courses are a links-fanatics dream.

Are you yet to play on authentic Scottish links? Well, there’s a first time for everything and what better place than St. Andrews?

Torrance and Kittocks are stellar, hosting a range of World Tours and Open Qualifiers.

This is golf in its purest form.

Portmarnock Resort & Jameson Golf Links

Portmarnock Resort & Jameson Golf Links

📍 Dublin, Ireland

🛏️ 3 x Nights @ 4* Portmarnock Resort

⛳ 1 x Round @ Jameson Golf Links

⛳ 1 x Round @ The Island Golf Club

⛳ 1 x Round @ Luttrellstown Golf Club

💰 From £725pp

Dublin. Links. Guinness. Whiskey.

Portmarnock Resort is a luxurious 4* hotel set on a perfect golf landscape, with a Jameson Whiskey Bar on-site.

Cheers to that.

Jameson Golf Links is a cracking round of earthy, coastal links, which will test your skills.

And let’s not forget the legendary Jameson Bar halfway house for a cheeky pint of the black stuff at the end of the front nine.

Next on the itinerary is The Islands Golf Club, the 7th best course in Ireland.

To finish is Luttrellstown, a lengthy loop at over 7,000 yards.

Finally, you have Dublin. If you want a slice of bouncing nightlife with your golf trip, we highly recommend you visit.

You should check out the craic.

Celtic Manor Resort

Celtic Manor Resort

📍 Newport, Wales

🛏️ 1 x Night @ 5* Celtic Manor Resort

⛳ 1 x Round @ Twenty Ten Course

⛳ 1 x Round @ Montgomerie Course

💰 From £210pp

Stay in the same place as the 2010 Ryder Cup Legends.

Celtic Manor is renowned for its state-of-the-art spa facilities and five-star restaurants, which is perfect for a luxury 1-night itinerary.

The Twenty Ten Course is one of Wales’ best, but be warned, it’s not beginner-friendly.

Enter Montgomerie, a less difficult course at a far more forgiving 6,370 yards, the duffers of the group will enjoy this one.

Celtic Manor Resort is numero uno in Wales, and what an itinerary for two days.

Dolce CampoReal Lisboa

Dolce CampoReal Lisboa

📍 Lisbon, Portugal

🛏️ 3 x Nights @ 5* Dolce CampoReal Lisboa

⛳ Unlimited Golf @ CampoReal Golf Club

⛳ 1 x Round @ Royal Obidos Golf Club

💰 From £289pp

Lisbon is a seriously underrated location for golf.

This resort features a previous European Top 100 course just a putting distance away from your room. Does it get much better?

And that’s without mentioning the insane spa facilities, with a Turkish bath, jacuzzi and sauna.

The on-site course, CampoReal, is the business and it’s a serious challenge if you’re up for it…

Experience this course twice with this package.

Your second round, Royal Obidos, hosted the 2023 Portuguese Open. Surely you can’t pass up on the chance to play this gem.

Live it up in Lisbon and have a Pastel de nata and Sagres for us!

Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel

Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel

📍 Majorca, Spain

🛏️ 3 Nights @ 5* Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel

⛳ 1 x Round @ Golf Sun Muntaner

⛳ 1 x Round @ Golf Son Vida

⛳ 1 x Round @ Golf Son Quint

💰 From £715pp

Golf resorts in Majorca start and end here.

It’s the relaxation and luxury you deserve, with a massive pool, tennis courts, a bar, and a tapas restaurant.

Take advantage of the outrageous facilities—the fun doesn’t stop after golf.

All three of the courses are award-winners, with Son Vida being the first-ever course built in Majorca.

Each round offers a different challenge on luxury fairways.

The hotel is between Palma (6.7km away) and Magaluf (18.5km away), which means you can experience the world-renowned nightlife of both.

It pops off at these places. Seriously.

This is one of the best golf breaks in Europe for groups looking to swing all day and party all night.

Lighthouse Golf & Beach Resort

Lighthouse Golf & Beach Resort

📍 Varna, Bulgaria

🛏️ 3 Nights @ 5* Lighthouse Golf & Beach Resort

⛳ 3 x Rounds @ The Lighthouse Course

💰 From £329pp

Bulgaria is rightfully becoming a hotspot for short golf breaks in Europe.

Varna is a stunning coastal location, with insane views, and a terrain practically destined for golf courses.

Outside of the fairways, the entertainment is endless: tennis courts, football pitches, a spa, five restaurants, seven bars, an infinity pool, and a beach bar.

Outrageous facilities.

As well as this, The Lighthouse Course is a European Tour destination, which you get to conquer three times.

This might just be the best value package on the list.


SO/ Sotogrande Spa & Golf Resort

SO/ Sotogrande Spa & Golf Resort

📍 Costa del Sol, Spain

🛏️ 3 Nights @ 5* SO/ Sotogrande Spa & Golf Resort

⛳ 1 x Round @ Almenara Golf

⛳ 1 x Round @ La Reserva

💰 From £455pp

SO/ Sotogrande is everything a golf resort should be (and more).

Live a lavish lifestyle and enjoy the five-star facilities, from the sauna and pool to the sublime restaurants and well-equipped rooms featuring a Nespresso machine and Bluetooth speakers.

First up is Almenara Golf Club, a 27-hole course where YOU combine two nine holes to create your ideal 18-hole round.

If you pick the layout, you can’t have a bad round, right?

Next on the itinerary is La Reserva Club. Golf World ranked this one 53rd best in Continental Europe for a reason.

This prestigious loop is no pushover, though. Be careful.

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