Red7 Blogs , April 7, 2016
The Masters, the first major golfing championship of 2016, is taking place this weekend in Augusta, Georgia. So in honour of this event, we have been inspired to put together our favourite destinations for golfing stag dos!
The Algarve is known as a golfer’s paradise, so it’s no wonder it’s a top golfing destination for stags. Albufeira has everything you need for a perfect stag do. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, conditions for golf are ideal all year round on this 18 hole green. With a range of courses to suit every level of competency, golfing here is perfect for every member of the stag party. Plus, there are plenty of beautiful beaches and other activities to try out for those not too hot on the golf course.
Liberal Amsterdam isn’t all about coffee shops and the red light district. It is also home to the largest golf course in Europe. Spend a leisurely day on the course with over 60 holes and no handicap is required which is always a bonus. This course is a great option for beginners as well as those who consider themselves pros. After completing the course, you can all head into the city to carry on the celebrations.
Barcelona has it all; culture, beautiful beaches, the best tapas, fun bars and a PGA Golf course, born from its status as the resident course for the PGA European Tour Qualifying School Finals. As one of the ten best courses in Europe, this course guarantees spectacular surroundings with pine trees and lakes. Playing on the Tour Course means that the course is shorted and a little less difficult than the Stadium Tour. However, the design by Ángel Gallardo and Neil Coles ensures that the course is a challenge for every level of player, and is guaranteed to keep things interesting.
You don’t need to jump on a plane to play golf amongst beautiful surroundings. Right here in the UK, just outside of Newquay, is a picturesque Executive golf course. Designed by gold course designer Bob Sandow and opened in 1991, expect sculptured greens, American Pencross grass and extensive mouldings and bunkers – all surrounded by the beautiful scenery that Cornwall is famous for. Whilst you’re there for the weekend you and the group could also try out the surfing that Newquay is famous for!
You don’t need to go outside to play golf. Perfect for those rainy days when you’re not feeling up to walking around a golf course, try the next best thing Dublin has to offer – Virtual Golf. Good for the day after a big night out in Dublin when you’ve drunk way too much Guinness, Virtual Golf also comes with beer and nibbles. Sounds like the perfect way to get through your hangovers if you ask us!
Maybe you and the lads are split 50:50. Half of you are football mad, whilst the others prefer golf? Well, we have the solution! Merge the two together and you get FootGolf. Better yet, play it in Marbella, the hotspot for celebrities with great weather and loads more to offer. You’ll play on a unique golf course, substituting a golf ball for a football. Using just your feet, you’ll need to complete the holes in the lowest amount of shots possible. Think you and the lads are up to the challenge?? Even if you don’t come out victorious, this is a hilarious game that is sure to have you laughing all the way round the course.