World Class Golfing with Michelin-Starred Meals to Match

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The Mediterranean is renowned for its quality cuisine, paradisal vistas, and among en-thusiasts, its golf courses. Swapping the grey skies of home for azure heavens, these three hotels pair the sophisticated game with food to match and offer the crème de la crème of golf holidays in Tenerife, Mallorca and the Algarve. Taking gourmet golfing to the next level, my short guide will help you plan the perfect escape for those looking to slow down and indulge all the senses.

St. Regis Mardavall in Magical Mallorca

Boasting a choice of four courses that includes Mallorca’s oldest and most recent greens, this palatial hotel is a top choice for players who like change things up daily. The greens are easily reached using the onsite shuttle, which carries passengers between the complex and the understated luxury of the St. Regis Mardavall. With bright rooms and a sensational spa, relaxation has never been so easy.

When the catch of langoustine, octopus and oysters is this fresh, it’s difficult not to make local ingredients the star of the show at the award-winning El Fum restaurant. This one-starred fine dining restaurant celebrates the bounty of the island landscapes, creating an unforgettable dining experience.

La Vita Luxury at Vila Vita Parc in Portugal

A popular destination among seasoned players, the Algarve has become synonymous with great golf since this 5-star resort was built in 1966. Vila Vita Parc sports its own driv-ing range, 18-hole putting green and 9-hole pitch-and-putt course, making it an easy op-tion for golfing aficionados. With its most sought-after suites offering breathtaking sea-scape views and private gardens, it’s as if this slice of paradise was crafted just for you.

Earning the resort more stars (of the Michelin kind), The Ocean restaurant offers guests only the best that the Portuguese coast has to offer. Serving carefully crafted dishes paired perfectly with some of the world’s finest wine, deceptively simple meals like the black pork and artichokes are taken to a celestial level.

Treat Yourself in Tenerife at the Ritz Carlton

An idyllic island for most holidays, in Tenerife you’ll find the Ritz-Carlton, Abama; a resort that exudes historic splendour with its red sandstone walls that imitate a Moorish citadel of time-gone-by. The rolling green of the golf course highlights the golden sand beach and the blue, sparkling sea. But don’t let its heavenly appearance fool you. This 72-par, 18-hole course is riddled with bunkers and water, making it one of the toughest designs out there.

If a day on the greens has worked up your appetite, then the food of the hotel’s two Michelin-starred restaurants will certainly appeal. Choose to dine on the finest Basque delicacies at the two starred M.B., or entertain your palate at the one-starred Kabuki with complex dishes crafted out of the ancient culinary traditions of Japan. Choosing where to eat will be the hardest thing you’ll have to do on this getaway!

These gourmet golfing holidays in Tenerife, Mallorca and Portugal allow flavour connois-seurs to enjoy memorable dining experience right on their doorstep. After a long day on some of the world’s best fairways, it’s surely a deserved treat!

John Dixon is an experienced world traveller and the Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. For over 30 years, he has been providing luxury holidays in Tenerife, Bermuda, Croatia and many other destinations around the globe. John tries to visit each of the destinations regularly in order to ensure the quality of his properties, and stay up-to-date about the latest local news and events. He has a taste for the finer things in life and has an interest in arts, history and culture.

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