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Which Golf Cruises Are the Best to Keep up Your Golf Game While Cruising?

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There is no excuse for letting your golf game suffer while cruising the world.

Golfers love cruising because it gives them access to some of the best courses in the world. With golf being so popular in all age groups, it’s no wonder golf cruises are so attractive.

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Cruises with golf packages are becoming more prevalent as cruise lines recognized the popularity of golf resorts. Shipboard golf is also being offered. Many ship lines now offer putting greens or driving cages for their guests as well as cruises with golf excursions.

Some cruises offer private golf lessons with a pro who will provide some great tips. We know many cruisers are looking for golf cruises or destinations with great golf courses, so we have put together list we believe golfers will love.

Call us today at 1.888.804.CRUISE (2784) to book cruises with golf packages or excursions. In fact, you can call us to inquire about cruises that feature your favorite activities, such as hiking, history, snorkeling, or visiting ancient ruins. Whatever you love to do, we have a cruise for that!

World Class Golf Courses

There is a challenge for the guest wanting to play golf while on a cruise. The distance of the course from the port, the length of time ship is in port, and the time required to play the course (logistics) requires a minimum of a seven-hour window from the time you disembark until the all-aboard call.

If you can have an extension day at the beginning or end of your cruise when it is located near a great golf course, you’ll have ample time to enjoy your game. Here are some great destinations for the golf lover.

Historic St. Andrews (Edinburgh Cruises) – This is the home of the golf game (dating prior to 1574) and the site of the British Open. It’s one of the world’s most popular courses, and if you hope to play there between the months of May through August, you need to make a reservation well in advance. To play this course, it is best if your cruise ship is having an overnight. Otherwise, it’s unlikely you could manage a full round. There are courses closer to the port including the Balgove course (9 holes/first-come, first-served) and Silverknowes (Duddingston Golf Course).

Real Club de Golf El Prat – Barcelona, Spain – This beautiful 45 hole golf course was designed by the world-famous golfer, Greg Norman. The 45 holes are a challenge for every golfer, with difficult terrain that includes forests, hills, ravines, grain fields, and some steep drops. It’s the perfect destination for a cruise extension as there is so much to see. The grounds are beautiful, and the golf club itself is worth exploring.

Turtle Hill Golf Club – South Hampton, Bahamas – Bermuda should not be overlooked when planning a golf cruise. The Turtle Hill Gold Club at Fairmont Southampton was a winner in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play Golf. Enjoy 18 challenging par 3 holes and gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Dramatic elevations and strong coastal winds make this a challenging course.

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