The Top 10 Best Golf Courses in Europe

There are literally thousands of golf courses to choose from across the 50 countries that make up the continent of Europe, and if you’re planning a transcontinental golf trip deciding on just a few clubs can be quite challenging!

10. Club de Golf Alcanada, Spain

Situated in Alcudia, the 18-hole Club de Golf Alcanada is perfectly positioned alongside the ocean for spectacular views and offers an almost perfect terrain spotted with olive trees and stone pines.

Booking is essential and amenities include a clubhouse, restaurants, and a pro shop.

9. Monte Rei Golf Club, Portugal

The Monte Rei Golf and Country Club is situated in the picturesque foothills of the Eastern Algarve in Vila Nova De Cacela.

The first golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, the Monte Rei boasts a unique design – water enters the game in 11 of the 18 holes – and the spectacular facilities will keep you entertained off the green.

8. Thracian Cliffs Resort, Bulgaria

Enveloped by jagged coastal cliffs and the boundless blue of the Black Sea, Thracian Cliffs in Kavarna was designed by Gary Player and is often referred to as ‘one of the most dramatic golf courses on the planet’.

Amenities include an outdoor pool and sauna.

7. Golfclub Adamstal Franz Wittmann, Austria

Situated at the at the foot of the Unterberg, in the middle of the most wooded region of Middle Europe, the Golfclub Adamstal Franz Wittmaan offers players the chance to play an 18-hole championship course in untouched nature.

6. St Andrews Links, United Kingdom

St Andrews Links in Fife is unique in that it is made up of seven golf courses of varying level of difficulty, making it the largest public golf complex in Europe.

With a 600-year history, St Andrews Links has seen some of the most prestigious professional golfers and some of the most thrilling live sports betting.

5. Golfclub Obere Alp e.V., Germany

The Golfclub Obere Alp e.V. is located on a plateau in the southern part of the Black Forest, and offers spectacular views of the Swiss Alps in clear weather.

Top Golf Courses in Europe - Golfclub Obere Alp e.V Germany

The 18-hole championship course offers a true challenge to every golfer with its long fairways, 58 bunkers, and 3 water hazards.

4. Costa Navarino: The Dunes Course, Greece

Situated in the perfect location to offer incredible ocean and river views, the The Dunes Course at the Costa Navarino in Pylos was designed by U.S. Masters Champion and Ryder Cup Captain Bernhard Langer.

As Greece’s first signature golf course, the 18-hole, par-72 course will not disappoint.

3. Gardagolf Country Club, Italy

Perfectly suited to host top-class golf tournaments, the Gardagolf Country Club in Soiano del Lago is made up of 27 holes which extend from the Manerba Fort of the palace of Soiano, to the hills of the Polpenazze.

With cypress trees, olive groves, and centuries old oaks contrasted against the azure of Lake Garda, the views of simply unrivalled.

2. Old Head Golf Links, Ireland

Built on a 216-acre headland which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, the Old Head Golf Links in Country Cork is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in the world.

Created by 4 world-renowned designers, the course is a true testament to dramatic creativity: nine of the holes are played along a 300-foot rugged cliff face.

1. Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Turkey

Nestled amongst pine and eucalyptus trees, the Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya offers natural lakes and breath-taking panoramic views of the at-times snow covered mountains of the Taurus.

Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Turkey - The Top 10 Best Golf Courses in Europe

Designed by Colin Montgomerie, the facilities consist of an 18-hole championship course, a 9-hole executive course, and a 40-bay driving range.