Why go on a winter sun golf holiday?
The New Year marks the start of the two coldest months on the UK calendar, the fair-weather golfers will be wrapped up indoors planning their summer trips while those dedicated to spending time on the course will be gracing the tee box with so many layers they can barely swing.
But it doesn't have to be this way.
While there are several fantastic UK Winter Golf Breaks, the idea of swapping the thermal vest for a t-shirt and some shades is enough to convince even the most dedicated of golfers to get some winter sun.
In January and February, the average temperature in the UK is 5 degrees celsius while somewhere like Morocco is 23 degrees, making it no surprise that 78% of golfers choose the weather as the best thing about taking a winter golf holiday.
Of course there are many more perks to jetting off in January, whether its avoiding the busy backlog on the fairways or those dreaded winter greens laden with divots and long grass. Perhaps you owe it to yourself to not lose your touch round the course - if you continue to play throughout the winter months, in the sunshine, you’ll be more prepared than anyone on the tee-box in the summer.
The very best in Winter Golf Holidays to enjoy in December, January & February
We're pleased to have have teamed up with Good.Golf, one of the leading Instagram accounts in the golf, to bring you the best winter golf destinations across Europe and the Rest of the World. From Mexico to Thailand, we will be revealing the Top 10 Winter Golf Holiday Destinations and giving you the chance to experience the very best that the world has to offer. As a special incentive to get your Winter Golf Holiday booked up, we're pleased to offer a £50 voucher which can be claimed by clicking the button below.£50 off a Winter Golf Holiday
What is the best thing about going on a winter golf break?
We asked some Your Golf Travel customers about what they thought the best reasons to go on a golf trip in the winter was, the weather and course conditions were the top picks!
No winter greens
Practice for summer
Courses are quieter
Winter Golf Holidays in Morocco
Morocco is one of the rare destinations around the world which has it all and at an affordable price. Marrakech is the main attraction with traditional architecture, exquisite local cuisine and a host of hotels, resorts and courses set against a mountainous backdrop.
23℃ Average Winter Temperature
#1 Golf Course in Marrakech - Assoufid
2018 European Tour Host
#1 Ranked by Good.Golf
3hr40m Flight time from London
Winter Golf Holidays in Mexico
With a longstanding reputation for its wonderful beaches and unrivalled nightlife, Mexico has always been a popular destination amongst holiday goers. Now the spectacular Gulf of Mexico boasts magnificent five-star resorts and exciting championship golf courses.
23℃ Average Winter Temperature
#1 Golf Course in Mexico - Moon Palace Cancun
#2 Ranked by Good.Golf
10hr15m Flight time from London
Winter Golf Holidays in Thailand
Thailand is a tourist’s dream with so many renowned regions to explore such as Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya and is now emerging as a fantastic yet affordable golf holiday destination.
28℃ Average Winter Temperature
#1 Golf Course in Thailand - Red Mountain Golf Course
Affordable and lively
#3 Ranked by Good.Golf
11hr25m Flight time from London
Winter Golf Holidays in Mauritius
There are few places around the world that can rival Mauritius as a golf holiday destination. The beautiful island can only be described as paradise, surrounded by the breathtaking Indian Ocean and littered with premium golfing venues which are as unique as they are extraordinary.
26℃ Average Winter Temperature
#1 Golf Course in Mauritius - Ile Aux Cerfs
Award winning beaches
#4 Ranked by Good.Golf
12hr Flight time from London
Winter Golf Holidays in Portugal
The Algarve is one of Europe’s most popular golfing regions, offering the complete golf holiday package with championship courses, bright sunshine and bundles to do away from the fairways.
13℃ Average Winter Temperature
#1 Golf Course in Portugal - Monte Rei
Europe’s most popular golfing region
#5 Ranked by Good.Golf
2hr35m Flight time from London
Winter Golf Holidays in Dubai
Dubai simply oozes luxury and class from the tips of the golf courses to the lavish hotels and resorts. The modern and constantly developing Emirate offers the perfect blend of Eastern and Western cultures for an unforgettable experience.
25℃ Average Winter Temperature
#1 Golf Course in Dubai - Emirates Golf Club
Race to Dubai Host
#6 Ranked by Good.Golf
8hr Flight time from London
Winter Golf Holidays in South Africa
South Africa’s awe-inspiring landscape, fascinating culture and incredible natural beauty need little introduction and the magnificent golf courses embrace all these things to create some of the most dramatic layouts in world golf.
22℃ Average Winter Temperature
#1 Golf Course in South Africa - Pinnacle Point
European Tour Host
#7 Ranked by Good.Golf
10hr45m Flight time from London
Winter Golf Holidays in Florida
The ‘sunshine state’ is obviously hugely popular amongst golfers due to the climate, but Florida is also home to iconic championship golf courses, charming beaches and of course Disney World Resort.
17℃ Average Winter Temperature
#1 Golf Course in Florida - TPC Sawgrass
PGA Tour Host
#8 Ranked by Good.Golf
9hr Flight time from London
Winter Golf Holidays in Barbados
Barbados may just be 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, but is home to several breathtaking golf courses amongst spectacular surroundings. The island’s beautiful beaches, renowned hospitality and gorgeous climate makes it one of the world’s most popular golf holiday destinations.
26℃ Average Winter Temperature
#1 Golf Course in Barbados - Apes Hill
World class hospitality
#9 Ranked by Good.Golf
8hr30m Flight time from London
Winter Golf Holidays in Bermuda
Bermuda is a fantastic golf holiday destination for visiting golfers with an average temperature of 28 degrees and so much to explore both on and off the course from playing championship golf by the coast or delving into crystal caves.
21℃ Average Winter Temperature
#1 Golf Course in Bermuda - Mid Ocean Club
Former PGA Tour Host
#10 Ranked by Good.Golf
6hr35m Flight time from London