DONALD Trump left the White House on Wednesday – and went straight to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida to play golf.
He is the envy of amateur players in Britain, who are still banned from the green due to lockdown.
Trump left the White House and went straight to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida to play golfCredit: Reuters
But once travel is permitted again, there are a number of hotels with 18-hole courses worth visiting.
WILL HIDE tees up some golf breaks, both close to home and far away.
CELTIC Manor hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup – when the Europe team, captained by Colin Montgomerie, beat the United States by a single point.
The resort has a ‘two-course stay-and- play’ package
You can try to recreate a famous winning putt, relax in the spa or dine in one of the eight restaurants.
The resort has a “two-course stay-and- play” package, which includes a night’s B&B accommodation, a round on the Montgomerie course, another on the Roman Road course and £20 towards dinner.
It costs from £116pp (two sharing) in August.
THE Algarve region, in the south of Portugal, has more than 30 golf courses so you are spoilt for choice.
The price includes unlimited rounds on the complex’s two coursesCredit: Aidan Bradley©
But three nights’ B&B at the Oceanico Amendoeira Resort can be yours from £329pp (four sharing a two-bedroom apartment) in September or October.
The price includes unlimited rounds on the complex’s two courses, one of which was designed by British golfing champion Sir Nick Faldo.
Ryanair flights from Stansted to Faro start from £55 return.
See yourgolftravel.com for details.
WE are not sure Mickey Mouse gets time off for golf – but you could at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort.
If you book by March 4, that includes $200 (£147) Disney spending money per family and a seven-day Ultimate ticket each
Walt Disney Travel Company has seven nights’ room-only, with flights from Heathrow to Orlando in August, from £1,235pp (two adults and two children aged three to nine sharing a room).
If you book by March 4, that includes $200 (£147) Disney spending money per family and a seven-day Ultimate ticket each, which gives entry to theme and water parks, as well as rounds at the Oak Trail golf course and Fantasia Gardens and Summerland miniature courses.
THE Belvedere is a new hotel on the East Yorkshire coast, close to the golden sands of Bridlington’s South Promenade.
The Belvedere has a package that includes two nights’ B&B accommodation and a choice of three rounds at nine local courses
It has its own golf course – in fact, the hotel sits on what used to be the 16th hole – and is only a short drive to several others
For when things get going again, the Belvedere has a package that includes two nights’ B&B accommodation and a choice of three rounds at nine local courses including Scarborough and Filey, from £165pp (two sharing.)
HOPEFULLY social distancing will be in the rear-view mirror by later this year. So if you want some winter sun, a villa with private pool in central Florida should be high on your list.
If you want some winter sun, a villa with private pool in central Florida should be high on your listCredit: Alamy
Ocean Holidays can get you there from £939pp. The price includes a four-bed villa at the Encore Club Resort, car hire and two rounds of golf at the on-site 18-hole course, based on eight people sharing.
The location is only a short drive from Orlando’s theme parks and just over an hour to the east coast beaches.
IF you are thinking ahead to some autumn sun, Turkey is a great bet with daytime temperatures in Antalya averaging in the high 20s and boasting plenty of blue-sky days.
Turkey is a great bet with daytime temperatures in Antalya averaging in the high 20s
Gloria Golf Resort is on a private beach and includes a spa, three golf courses, golf academy, fitness centre, kids’ club, aqua park, 11 restaurants and seven bars.
Jet2 offers seven nights all-inclusive with direct flights from Leeds in mid-October from £939pp. Golf and tuition are extra.
BILL CLINTON played around . . . sorry, Bill Clinton played a round of golf at Casa De Campo Resort and Villas, one of the most exclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic.
There are even night-time golf parties using glow-in-the-dark balls, alongside a barbecue and live music
But then so have former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George W Bush.
You can too at one of its three courses, and there are even night-time golf parties using glow-in-the-dark balls, alongside a barbecue and live music.
A week’s all-inclusive stay in October costs from £1,234pp for two sharing, with direct flights from Gatwick, although golf is extra and starts from £99 per round.
AUTUMN is a great time to play in the Canaries, as the high temperatures of summer start to drop and crowds begin to thin.
Tui offers a week’s self-catering there with flights from Manchester in September from £600pp for two sharing
Las Americas is one of the best courses on Tenerife. Next door is the village-like Villa Mandi and Siam Park Resort with a beach and waterpark five minutes’ drive away.
Tui offers a week’s self-catering there with flights from Manchester in September from £600pp for two sharing.
WE could all do with some daydreaming right now. And what better way than to close your eyes and picture teeing off in marvellous Mauritius?
A seven-night, all-inclusive stay in early June in a deluxe garden view room is £887pp (two sharing)
The Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort is offering an unlimited golf package on its 18-hole championship course.
A seven-night, all-inclusive stay in early June in a deluxe garden view room is £887pp (two sharing) with free cancellation up to five days before check-in date.
Flights are not included but we found returns with Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul) from Gatwick from around £550pp. See heritageresorts.mu.
IF you can tear yourself away from the beach and warm waters of the Caribbean, unlimited golf is included at two courses on this tropical West Indian island when you stay at the Sandals Regency La Toc Resort.
A week’s all-inclusive in a Honeymoon Luxury room with flights from Gatwick costs from £1,498pp (two sharing)
One is currently being redesigned by Aussie golfing legend Greg Norman.
A week’s all-inclusive in a Honeymoon Luxury room with flights from Gatwick costs from £1,498pp (two sharing) on selected dates in September and October.
A small charge for a golf cart or caddy is payable locally. See sandals.co.uk.
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