Of all the theme cruises that are available, golf cruises are some of the most varied available. There are so many golf courses around the world that offer a mix of an interesting challenge and wonderful scenery, and a luxury cruise is the best way to get to them.
Imagine being on-board a floating clubhouse, with fine dining and sumptuous staterooms and suites, as well as great leisure facilities to keep you entertained including those suited to helping you improve your golf, whether that’s a putting green or a driving range. And imagine waking up in the morning following a round at a world-famous golf course the day before, to find that you’ve reached your next destination with another beautiful course waiting for you.
If you’re a golfer it’s one of the best types of holiday you could wish to enjoy. It has a real attraction with its combination of courses that are renowned and lesser known, along with the fantastic facilities of a cruise ship, which help to create a magnificent package that not only keeps golfers happy but also gives partners and families plenty to do at the same time.
Golf cruises aren’t just about getting out on the course yourself. Of course that’s the main attraction to many, but it’s also worth considering a cruise that takes in a Major, letting you see the world’s best golfers up close and personal as they vie for the championship. For example there are a number of cruise lines offering 2013 British Open cruises, with a stop in Edinburgh and transfers to Muirfield for the final day’s play.
However if it’s playing that you’re interested in primarily, you’ll find golf cruises to suit any taste. Whether you want to try renowned links courses around the British Isles, or you want to experiment with gorgeous courses further afield, you can. And often golf cruises include caddies, competitions and more, with refreshments and meals usually scheduled as part of the day.
Throw in the on-board golfing facilities, such as club storage, putting greens and driving ranges, including some ships with the best video technology to help you analyse your swing, and you can look forward to a truly outstanding holiday that caters for everything the golfing fan could want.
By Ian Lewis