Some golfing destinations are legendary for their concentration and quality of courses. Others are prized for their remote location, scattered at the ends of the earth. Whether teeing off amid coconut palms in The Bahamas or playing a round next to the glistening Aegean Sea before setting off on an island-hopping charter, for some, it doesn’t get much better than the marriage of golf and yachting.
LOCATION Palm Beach, Florida, USA
DETAILS As Florida’s oldest golf course, The Breakers in Palm Beach remains a haven of lush green. Backed by a seaside location and just a stone’s throw from the Palm Beach Yacht Club & Marina, this Alexander H. Findlay-designed course underwent a full renovation in 2018 at the hands of golf course architect Rees Jones. Featuring salt-tolerant grass and unique water sculptures, it is the ideal golfing spot to step from yacht to green in virtually one stride. Ideally located for a 10-day Miami yacht itinerary, there is no better way to begin a charter than teeing off among sun-soaked palms, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and your yacht at anchor on the other.
UNIQUE FEATURES The legendary Ocean Course – one of two championship courses at The Breakers – boasts 56 sand- and grass-faced bunkers, six lakes and a 6,500-square-foot putting green.
BEST SUITED TO Players of all levels looking to test their skills on a course where every hole has a different twist.
LOCATION Paradise Island, The Bahamas
DETAILS Almost as beautiful from the skies as it is from the ground, the Ocean Club course is a golf- er’s dream. This 18-hole par 72 championship course stretches over 7,100 yards on Atlan- tis, Paradise Island Oceanside's peninsula. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, its lined by white- sand beaches, including popular Cabbage Beach and Paradise Beach, both edging on the Atlantic Ocean. For those looking to scratch up on skills, the Academy offers private golf lessons, playing lessons and small group clinics with PGA certified instructors to everyone from beginner to advanced.
UNIQUE FEATURES Paradise Island is connected to the island of New Providence by two bridges that cross Nassau Harbour, but Paradise Marina sits adja- cent to the golf course scoring high on conve- nience factor for yachties.
BEST SUITED TO Experienced players looking to challenge their skills against the famed Bahamian crosswinds before island hopping by yacht around the surrounding cays to snorkel and swim with dolphins at the picturesque Blue Lagoon.
LOCATION Pozzolengo, Italy
DETAILS Positioned just a stone’s throw from the pictur- esque Lake Garda, the course at Chervò Golf Hotel was designed by architect Kurt Rossk- necht and boasts 36 holes of which nine are executive and 27 are championship. After a few days testing your skills on the fairways, meet the yacht at one of three Venice marinas to begin a whirlwind charter that begins in the Grand Canal before setting off for Croatia’s Adriatic waters, sailing past a striking craggy coastline, historical highlights, myriad national parks and hopping around the land of 1000 islands.
UNIQUE FEATURES Contained in one resort, golfers can choose from three courses – Benaco, and San Martino – making for a different experience every day.
BEST SUITED TO Golfers who like to start a yacht charter the right way by filling up on a few days of world- class golf before kicking back on the aft deck for a week.
LOCATION St Andrews, Scotland
DETAILS Often called the home of golf, St Andrews in Scotland is steeped in 15th century golfing history. Providing yawning views of West Sands Beach and the North Sea, The Duke’s championship 18-hole course is set up as two loops of nine holes – meaning the venue can change the course’s layout to suit multiple formats and competitions. Five separate tee positions will also appeal to golfers at every level. Afterwards, yacht hop your way through some of Scotland’s finest whiskey distilleries, or head further north into the remote Faroe Islands where Bond’s latest ventures in No Time to Die were filmed.
UNIQUE FEATURES Pairs championship golf with the opportunity to bird hunt, salmon fish, explore ancient castles and visit the third oldest university in the English-speaking world.
BEST SUITED TO Advanced golfers who would like to try their hand at the finest links courses in the world.
LOCATION Messinia, Greece
DETAILS The rolling hills of Greece’s Costa Navarino golf resort brings joy to the heart of all who play here. This world-class course has sustainability at its core. Designed by two-time US Masters Champion Bernhard Langer in association with European Golf Design, The Dunes Course is Greece’s first signature golf course. Set in diverse natural scenery with spectacular sea and river views, it takes its name from the tall dunes that separate several holes from a golden beach.
UNIQUE FEATURES Two 18-hole signature courses in idyllic settings next to two of the finest golf resorts in Greece, and a pro shop that will appeal to equipment collectors who go out of their way to own the latest and greatest clubs and brands before everyone else.
BEST SUITED TO Golfers who enjoy a family-friendly environment with a virtually endless choice of sports and activities for all ages, plus year-round great weather.
LOCATION California, USA
DETAILS The Pebble Beach Golf Links is the number one public course in the Unit- ed States. Cruise passed the famed Lone Cypress and Pescadero Point to drop anchor in Carmel Bay, before teeing off in front of a Spanish Bay sunset. The best time of year for a California yacht charter is from May to November, however Southern California’s season can be enjoyed all year round.
UNIQUE FEATURES Perched on the edge of the North Pacific Ocean, its proximity to the monumental Redwood National Park is cause alone to visit by boat.
BEST SUITED TO Those who want to pair a round of golf with the chance to the dock in one of California’s two natural harbors, San Diego or San Francisco Bay.
LOCATION Glyfada, Athens Greece
DETAILS Situated on the Athens Riviera, 1,5km from the sea, Glyfada Golf is an 18-hole, par 72 championship course of international standards. It is conveniently located, only a short drive from Athens’ International Airport, the port of Piraeus and the city center. Blessed with a mild climate the Glyfada Golf Course, is the perfect place to enjoy golfing throughout the year. Step aboard and combine with a Greek island charter around the fabled Saronic Islands.
UNIQUE FEATURES Fairways surrounded by pine trees, cypress trees, and olive trees for an authentic and aromatic experience by the sea.
BEST SUITED TO Laidback golfers who enjoy pairing a little recreational sport with an outing for the whole family.