We’ve all been there. Standing on some wind-blasted course as you try to compose yourself for that elusive master stroke to get you out of the rough and onto the green. Scotland may well be the home of golf but try telling that to the weather gods on a damp Saturday afternoon at Musselburgh!
Those neatly creased, nifty chequered pants of yours were made with sunnier climes in mind, so why not do them justice for a change with a golfing holiday where you’re pretty much guaranteed warm days and sunshine?
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With group lessons, special A la Carte courses or one-on-one private tuition, there’s an option to suit players of every level at Club Med. Our Golf Academies offer optimum course conditions, with a range of 18 or 9-hole courses, pitch & putt, driving ranges, putting greens and – for those of you who find yourselves forever stuck in a rut – special practice bunkers.
At Club Med Golfing Academies you can swing by some pretty special courses in exotic locations that may well surprise you as golfing destinations. How does Brazil, Mauritius or even Japan grab you?
At Itarparica, on Brazil’s Atlantic Coast, you can play amid lush tropical greenery, home to iguanas and brightly coloured birds, while you get that Samba swing into shape, before retiring to a shady bungalow, suspended above the banks of the river.
Even more exotic is our Mauritian resort La Pointe aux Canonniers, on the blissful island of Port Louis in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Here you can cool off after your 18 holes with a touch of scuba diving among tropical fish and coral or try wakeboarding and water-skiing.
The Japanese mountain resort of Sahoro on Hokkaido Island is perhaps best remembered for hosting the Sapporo Winter Olympics back in 1972. Nowadays though you can swap skis for clubs at this ultra-zen, family-friendly resort set among enchanting forests and snow-peaked Hokkaido Mountains.
All of these resorts grant you free access to exceptional courses where you can while away the days until you hone that handicap to a tee.
Elsewhere, we have golfing resorts across Africa and the Middle East, in Morocco, Tunisia and even Senegal, across Asia and dotted around the Caribbean and American coasts.
Casting your gaze a little closer to home, you could opt for one of our resorts offering inclusive group lessons. Choose from the likes of France’s Opio en Provence, near Cannes, where a round on our 9-hole course can be rewarded by recharging at the Club Med Spa by l’Occitane, or at Siciliy’s Kamarina resort where you can laze in the shade of olive trees in the shadow of mighty Mount Etna. Alternatively, you can try southern Portugal’s Da Balaia, where you can putt while perched on deep-red cliffs overlooking a magnificent white sand beach at one of many prestigious clubs found in the region.
Whether you prefer a mountain backdrop or far-flung fairways on golden coasts, with 45 Club Med resorts providing golf on site and privileged access to some 60 courses worldwide with top quality tuition and equipment, there really is no excuse, no ifs or buts not to putt.