Thinking of heading to UK, Portugal or Spain on a golf holiday? Charley Hull reveals three of her favourites in each of those destinations.

Here at Golf Holidays Direct we are proud to have Charley Hull as our brand ambassador. As a current World top-15 tour player and recent LPGA Tour winner, we're looking forward to supporting Charley as she embarks on the 2023 season.

Working with Charley recently on a film shoot at the Golf Holidays Direct headquarters we asked her what her favourite golf holiday destinations are in the UK, Portugal, and Spain.

Charley’s top hand-chosen picks based on her experience and knowledge of ladies’ golf holidays are as follows.… 

Top three ladies' golf breaks in the UK

Forest of Arden

Forest of Arden golf course, England
Forest of Arden Golf Course

The Forest of Arden is one of the most famous golfing locations in England and attracts golfers from all over the world. It boasts an abundance of superb championship-quality courses and has attracted golfers such as Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, Colin Montgomerie, and Padraig Harrington.

Celtic Manor Resort

Celtic Manor Resort, Wales
Celtic Manor Resort

An award-winning resort set in 2000 acres of parkland in the Usk Valley. It comprises a 5-star hotel with rooms that reflect Celtic Manor's style of distinctive design and traditional luxury. The resort hotel also offers 5 different great quality restaurants.

With three courses - Twenty Ten, Montgomerie & Roman Road - Celtic Manor Resort has something to keep every golf enthusiast happy whatever their ability or taste. The resort provides a complete golf holiday experience. The resort is also home to the Celtic Manor Golf Academy and Celtic Manor's free-to-use state-of-the-art floodlit driving range (complete with three target greens) – as well as its luxurious golf clubhouses that boast superb dining facilities and fabulous well-stocked bars.

Old Thorns Golf Course

Old Thorns Golf Course, England
Old Thorns Golf Course

The course at Old Thorns Manor was opened in 2008 and was designed by South African Christy Oosthuizen. The course features 18 holes of championship golf, with tree-lined fairways and dense rough. It has hosted many prestigious tournaments throughout the UK in its short history, including the 2007 PDPA Players Championship. The course is set in 400 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside, it is an idyllic setting but very accessible from the A3, whilst also being less than 30 minutes from the M25.

Top three ladies' golf breaks in PORTUGAL

NAU Salgados Palm Village (All Inclusive)

NAU Salgados Palm Village
NAU Salgados Palm Village

The Palm Village will offer modern, spacious accommodations, a range of leisure facilities, and superb dining options. The Salgados Palm Village is a popular choice for our customers looking at booking their next golf holiday to Portugal. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the sandy Salgados Beach and a stone's throw from the famous Salgados Golf Course offering a challenging 18 holes in the beautiful Salgados Lagoon Nature Reserve.

Charley says "... perfect if you're looking for an all-inclusive resort and a bit of warm weather."

Dona Filipa And San Lorenzo Golf Course

San Lorenzo Golf Course, Portugal
San Lorenzo Golf Course

Many clients when travelling on a golf holiday to Portugal choose the 5* Dona Filipa Hotel which is located in the Algarve amongst the beautiful scenery of Vale Do Lobo. The property partners with the exclusive San Lorenzo Golf Course and should certainly be considered if you are looking for a luxury golf holiday to Portugal. 

Amendoeira Golf Resort

Amendoeira Golf Resort, Portugal
Amendoeira Golf Resort

The Amendoeira Golf Resort has both villas and apartments which make you feel right at home. They are modern, spacious, and supplied with all of your favourite home appliances. The apartments are modern and have all you need for a quick getaway, you have patio doors to a terrace area which is supplied with seating and a table.

If there is a bigger group of you and you are looking to have your own space for your stay, Amendoeira has its own private villas that are truly stunning. You get your very own private pool area and a garden to relax in after your round of golf. You can also consider their sensational superior villas which are slightly larger than the standard villas and often come with an infinity pool, as well as a garden area.

Top three ladies' golf breaks in SPAIN

La Cala Golf Resort

La Cala Golf Resort, Spain
La Cala Golf Resort

La Cala Golf Resort is a 4-star golf resort boasting stunning bedrooms and spectacular views from every room. Offering a variety of different room types, you can relax and unwind with your loved ones in complete luxury. Each room is spacious and well-equipped with air conditioning, natural sunlight with terrace views, and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

Charley says "... three great courses - America, Asia & Europa."

Ritz Carlton Abama Golf

Ritz Carlton Abama Golf, Tenerife, Spain
Ritz Carlton Abama Golf

This five-star golf resort is a cliff-top hotel with an unusual design concept. The complex is built in four phases with each following the footprint of the previous suite, creating a unique uneven shape. Three parts of the resort, including the reception area and dining rooms are located in this first phase. All rooms feature balconies from which guests can enjoy the superb views across the Atlantic Ocean and west towards the Sierra Madre, divided by a river valley. An additional restaurant can be found in another outbuilding at one end of the complex.

La Manga Golf Resort

La Manga is always a very popular golf holiday destination due to its three fantastic Championship golf courses on site: The South Course, North Course & West Course.

If you are looking for a golf break in Spain that has golf on the doorstep whilst staying in a luxury golf resort then the La Manga Club Hotel is an ideal choice.

Charley says "... a stunning hotel with three golf courses onsite."

"I hope you all like my ladies' golf holiday suggestions. These are just a small selection of the golf holidays on offer from Golf Holidays Direct.

Please contact the team at Golf Holidays Direct who will be happy to give you further advice about the destination of your choice."

Charley Hull

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