Destinations to play golf Golf – from the 18th to the 19th hole
Beaches, fun and lots of leisure under par
Why choose between traveling with a suitcase full of swimsuits or golf clubs? Why struggle between playing a round on a high-quality course or procrastinating on dream beaches? In various destinations around the world, both activities combine seamlessly, allowing for almost no boundaries between the green, sand and fun. Places where the so-called 19th Hole is not offered in the clubhouse but is enjoyed in other ways.
This trip begins in Montego Bay, Jamaica's premier coastal destination where the island's colonial and international spirit embraces all types of travelers. But, in addition to the relaxed charisma and dream beaches, this location has two hotels with the most enjoyable courses in the Caribbean, Cinnamon Hill and White Witch. Both have a connection with history in common as they are located on the hills of the former Rose Hall plantation, which makes their courses, designed by Hagee and Baril, pass charming aqueducts and mansions that always face the sea.
After the 18th hole, beaches, relaxation and a bit of adventure await. In Montego Bay there is no space between nature and the sea. Only a few wide and comfortable beaches separate both ecosystems, making it one of the best places to enjoy unspoiled nature with all kinds of comforts. A perfect session of aftergolf would include a walk through historical mansions, hours of sunbathing at their hypnotic beaches, and a spa session to recover from the exertion by combining a thermal circuit with a sports-relaxing massage.
You will not find a better place to do all these things, than in one of the 5 star hotels in Montego Bay offered by Iberostar.
It is incredible that in the fine strip of sand that is the Hotel Area of Cancún there is so much to discover. Among all the attractions, maybe the most wonderful thing is Iberostar Cancún Golf Club, a course that breathes the breeze of the Caribbean Sea and the Nichutpé Lagoon with all the ingredients to attract the most demanding golfers: an 18-hole course designed by Isao Aoki, a variety of fairways and greens that please amateurs and professionals alike, and a relationship with the rich coastal vegetation that is both a challenge and a reward.
After the last putt, swap the green for blue. There's nothing more appealing in the hotel area than seeing if that crystal-clear water of such intense colors is real. Dolphins, Zituk or Whales are only a few of the most outstanding things for their irresistible contrast between the white sand and the hypnotic waves. Afterwards, it is time to take the photo par excellence of the city, in front of the cheerful Cancún sign, to get started with archeology at the El Rey site and to investigate the Mayan universe in its charming museum, a space designed for all types of people to enjoy this civilization.
The prestigious designer P.B. Dye did not settle for a course in which to enjoy Bávaro Beach (Punta Cana) in another way. The hotel Iberostar Bávaro Golf Club is one of the most spectacular and complex courses across the Caribbean, with a slope of 126 points and a World Class Championship rating. And of course, then there are the privileges of its location, with a mild climate, an undisturbed wind and a horizon where the sea and palm trees overlap.
Punta Cana and Bávaro Beach are reminiscent of exotic beaches and coconut trees. Together they form an unbeatable destination for those who seek to illuminate their vacation with the most attractive of the Caribbean. And yet, there is so much more. Together with the whole Dominican Republic, this city is becoming a first-class culinary destination with chefs who have managed to blend European and authentic local delicacies. On the other hand, the jungle is filled with adventure with the holidays with the different expeditions it offers while Saona Island is one of those one-day excursions that every person has to do once in a lifetime in search of natural purity.
Praia do Forte
After 15 holes around bunkers, dunes flanking endless fairways and greens, the sea awaits. It is not that this course located in Praia do Forte has three tees less than other courses, it is that the last three holes are played on the beach. A very interesting final touch of the course is also the work, of course, done by P.B. Dye, and it is today one of Brazil’s most desired golfing destinations.
Praia do Forte is a discovery. It is one of the most untouched places on the Brazilian coast, a destination where nature embraces you completely, either in the form of rainforest or through the very friendly sea turtles that are protected by the TAMAR project. But it is also history and culture, with remains of the first Spanish and Portuguese colonies such as the charming church of San Francisco de Asís or the impressive ruins of the castle of Garcia d'Avila, the first great Portuguese building (1551) in modern-day Brazil.
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has two 5-star All Inclusive resorts in Salvador de Bahia: the Iberostar Praia do Forte hotel and the Iberostar Bahia hotel. Both hotels allow the visitor to enjoy a perfect stay in Brazil in a beautiful natural environment.
A total of four hotel with golf courses in Fuerteventura of various levels of difficulty carpet the impressive landscapes of the island, making it the perfect destination to complete the first courses or to perfect strokes with the guarantee of the sun. Both Playitas and Fuerteventura Golf, Salinas de Antigua or Jandía Golf are clubs which add the classic winds of this area as a challenge, turned into an incentive, since dealing with their gusts is a lesson in mastery between volcanoes.
Sand and wind are the two elements with which this natural paradise is sculpted. So, beach and sea are the two natural habitats of all those who want to enjoy some perfect days here. It’s all a question of speed. If you love adrenaline, the gusts of Corralejo and the waves of El Cotillo captivate surfers and kitesurfers. But if getting a tan on a quiet coast full of endless sands is more your thing, the Jandía Peninsula awaits you with places as untouched as they are irresistible.