Many family-friendly golf resorts welcome people of all ages all year round. Here’s our guide to some of the world’s very best golf holidays for families, even if not everyone is a golfer!
Club Med Sandpiper – Port St Lucie, Florida
This Caribbean-style all-inclusive is situated in the heart of Florida’s Port St Lucie and carries a brilliant reputation for hosting well-run entertainment and activity programs for babies, kids, tweens and teens alike. Activities include pyjama club (allowing a bit of evening downtime for mum and dad), sailing, tennis, and workout classes such as yoga and aqua fitness, to name but a few. Holidaymakers can enjoy group lessons or freestyle it on the 9-hole pitch-n-putt course, while those a little more serious about golf can enjoy the putting green and the beautifully-kept 18-hole course.
Cameron House Hotel – Argyll, Scotland
Situated on Loch Lomond, this incredible five-star Scottish mansion boasts a number of incredible luxury suites, including a premium penthouse overlooking the Loch. With an 18-hole championship golf course, a luxury spa, rooftop infinity pool, four restaurants and access to a wide range of outdoor pursuits, this resort is hailed as one of the best destinations for golf in Scotland. Golfers can also bring their children here safe in the knowledge that their little ones will be well cared for by childcare experts at the resort’s crèche and childcare facilities.
Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club – Jamaica
At this popular family resort on Jamaica’s north coast, the kids can enjoy a 27,000-square-foot waterpark, Pirate’s Island, and the XBox 360 Game Garage, while the adults can lie back with a cool cocktail in the beachfront chaise lounge or sample one of the five speciality restaurants the resort has to offer. Golf-wise, kids of all ages can participate in special golf programs as part of the instructive golf clinic at the nearby Sands Golf and Country Club – the only such kiddie golf activity offered by any hotel on the island. For grown-up golfers, unlimited play at Sandals Golf and Country Club is included with your package, together with green fees and transportation to and from the course, which is situated a mere 20 minutes away.
Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa – Marbella, Spain
Located on the relaxed shores of the Mediterranean coast, the Marbella Club Hotel offers golf enthusiasts an 18-hole golf course, designed by Welsh golf pro Dave Thomas. Situated alongside the resort’s riding stables just 20 minutes away from the hotel, the award-winning golf course has been set in a stunningly verdant garden setting. The hotel also offers a Thelasso spa experience to help guests wind down after a hard day’s golfing, riding or relaxing, and guests with children can book their own private, secluded villa complete with heated pool for a super-convenient luxury vacation.
Florida: Sandestin Resort – Destin, Florida
With four championship golf courses and a summer Junior Golf Academy situated throughout this 2,400-acre resort, this is one of the best child-friendly golfing destinations northwest Florida has to offer. Boasting over seven miles of white, sandy beaches, 19 swimming pools, watersporting facilities, children’s activities, and fitness and spa facilities, those family members who aren’t quite as enthusiastic about golf can rest assured that there’s going to be something here for everyone to enjoy.