Europe’s Top 50 favourite courses in 2014

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I found an interesting collection of golf courses on the internet at Albrecht Golf Guide (1golf.eu). It lists the most favourite golf courses in Europe in 2014 according to a survey of over 1,000 players from 36 nations. I don’t have any evidence about the way they came up with this list or where the interviewees actually came from, but it is a very good indication about last year’s golf destination trends.

Surprisingly very few UK courses among them, many Spanish, many Austrian and even quite some German courses. Turkey is on it as well, although Turkey is not even in Europe but hey, who cares…

Three of these courses I have already played (in bold), and at least one other is on my list for this year. But frankly, I really should golf travel more to get more great courses in the books.

So here is the list:

  1. Club de Golf Alcanada, Alcudia, Spain
  2. Golfclub Adamstal Franz Wittmann, Ramsau, Austria
  3. Aphrodite Hills Golf, Kouklia-Pafos-Cyprus, Cyprus
  4. Thracian Cliffs Resort, Bozhurets Village, Kavarna, Bulgaria
  5. Golf Club St. Leon-Rot, St. Leon-Rot, Germany
  6. St Andrews Links, St Andrews, UK
  7. Club de Golf Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain
  8. Buenavista Golf, S.A., Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain
  9. Golf Son Gual S.L., Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  10. Gardagolf Country Club, Soiano del Lago, Italy
  11. Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Vila Nova De Cacela, Portugal
  12. Old Head Golf Links, Kinsale, Ireland
  13. Arabella Golf Son Vida, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  14. Anfi Tauro Golf, Mogán-Gran Canaria, Spain
  15. The Montgomerie Maxx Royal, Antalya, Turkey
  16. Golfclub Budersand Sylt, Hörnum/Sylt, Germany
  17. Abama Golf, Guía de Isora, Tenerife, Spain
  18. Golf de Andratx, Camp de Mar, Spain
  19. Golf Costa Adeje, Adeje-Tenerife, Spain
  20. Golf & Sportclub Fontana, Oberwaltersdorf, Austria
  21. Golf & Country Club Praia d’El Rey, Obidos, Portugal
  22. Real Club de Golf Las Palmas, Santa Brigida, Gran Canaria, Spain
  23. Golfclub Am Mondsee, St. Lorenz, Austria
  24. Kingsbarns Golf Links, Kingsbarns, UK
  25. Iberostar Golf Novo Sancti Petri, Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
  26. Montenmedio Golf & Country Club, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
  27. Country Club Schloss Langenstein, Orsingen-Nenzingen, Germany
  28. Golfclub Balmer See-Insel Usedom e.V., Neppermin-Balm, Germany
  29. Dolomitengolf Osttirol, Lavant/Osttirol, Austria
  30. Golfclub Eichenheim-Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria
  31. Golfclub Mieminger Plateau, Mieming, Austria
  32. Golfclub Seefeld-Wildmoos, Seefeld/Tirol, Austria
  33. Golf Resort Bad Griesbach, Brunnwies Course, Haarbach, Germany
  34. Canyamel Golf, Canyamel-Mallorca, Spain
  35. Winston Golf, Gneven-Vorbeck, Germany
  36. Club de Golf Finca Cortesín, Casares, Spain
  37. Golf Club Hardenberg e.V., Northeim, Germany
  38. Costa Navarino – The Bay Course, Pylos, Greece
  39. Lykia Links, Antalya, Turkey
  40. Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort, La Línea, Spain
  41. Golfclub München Eichenried, Eichenried, Germany
  42. Costa Navarino – The Dunes Course, Pylos, Greece
  43. Golf & Landclub Achensee, Pertisau, Austria
  44. Golfclub Obere Alp e.V., Stühlingen, Austria
  45. Vale do Lobo Royal Golf Course, Vale do Lobo-Almancil, Portugal
  46. Carya Golf Club, Belek-Antalya, Turkey
  47. Golf Club Patriziale Ascona, Ascona, Switzerland
  48. Leading Golfresort Haugschlag, Haugschlag, Austria
  49. Turnberry Golf Club, Turnberry, UK
  50. PGA Golf de Catalunya, Girona, Spain

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