There aren’t many things in life that can put things into perspective quite like a good game of golf. There’s letting your mind wander, idle and content, as you make your way through the links… And then comes the moment when it’s time to take your shot, when concentration and poise reign supreme.

And while there’s plenty of old jokes about golfers, here at Oliver’s Travels we’re quite partial to a few holes. That’s why when we handpick our luxury villas for golf, we’ve chosen some that are within easy reach of some of the best courses throughout England and Ireland and the Carribbean.

Whether you’re heading out for a weekend with a few close friends (and a little friendly banter) or looking for a handy way to wind down during a corporate retreat, a few rounds of golf could be just what you need – and for those who prefer to relax without having to worry which iron to use, there’s plenty of other activities at many of our properties.

1. Sand Dollar

Sand Dollar - St Lucia - Oliver's Travels

Sand Dollar – St Lucia – Oliver’s Travels

Location: St. Lucia, Caribbean

Sleeps: 6

Price from: £35pppn

Best For: This stunning West Indian style 3 bedroom villa is a complete gem! Sand dollar provides every little touch of luxury one could hope for at an astounding price. Plus its just a stones throw away from a fab 18-hole golf course at Le Sport Hotel.

Chateau Du Fort -Loire Valley - Luxury Villas - Oliver's Travels

Chateau de Raguerniere – Loire Valley – Luxury Villas – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Loire Valley, France

Sleeps: 15

Price from: £66pppn 

Best For: Chateau de Raguerniere is a magnificently decorated 19th century luxury Chateau which sits in a private estate of 22 acres (9 hectares) of formal gardens and woodland. With the brilliant Sept Tours course only a short drive away.

3. Bodenham Hall

Bodenham Hall - Heart of England -Luxury Villas - Golf - Oliver's Travels

Bodenham Hall, Heart of England – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Heart of England 

Sleeps: 32

Price from: £30pppn

Best For: Built in the 1930s by Lord Croft as a wedding present for his daughter, the Hall is a grand gentleman’s residence set in beautiful North Herefordshire countryside, with a commanding position on the fourth fairway of the golf course.

4. Sundown Villa

Sundown Villa - Barbados - Oliver's Travels @John Fischer - Flickr

Sundown Villa – Barbados – Oliver’s Travels @John Fischer – Flickr

Location: Barbados, Caribbean

Sleeps: 8

Price from: £54pppn

Best For: This grandiose estate is a true picture of magnificent beauty and architecture. Surrounded by an equally marvelous, lush tropical garden, Sundown Villa is an object of beauty. With the Royal Westmoreland course a mere 10 minutes away and the stunning Sandy Lane just 15 minutes away, it is the perfect location for any budding golfer.

5. Villa Sid

Villa Sid - Andalusia - Luxury Villas - Oliver's Travels

Villa Sid, Andalusia – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Villa Sid, Andalusia

Sleeps: 20

Price from: £75pppn

Best for: The villa overlooks Los Flamingos Golf Club, a magnificent course 10 kms from Marbella designed by Antonio Garcia Garrido.  It boasts stunning views over the surrounding countryside and Mediterranean Sea. A sister course, Gran Flamingo, offers a choice of two 18 hole courses. Green fee discounts are given on booking the two courses. Both courses share challenging water features and other obstacles such as a variety of trees and sand bunkers to add to the testing nature of the course. The fairways, especially on the front 9, are narrow which tests accuracy off the tee, although some compensation is given with the large greens on the course.

6. Linton Lodge

Linton Lodge - Scotland - Luxury Villas - Oliver's Travels

Linton Lodge, Scotland – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Scotland

Sleeps: 22

Price from: £30pppn

Best for: Linton Lodge is a prestigious estate house built to exacting standards with 7000 sq ft of living space. The lodge is set in over an acre of wooded garden only 20 minutes from Edinburgh. It is also only just 1km to the fabulous West Linton Golf Club.

7. Talamon Tower

Talamon Tower – Tuscany – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Sleeps: 12

Price from: £55pppn 

Best for: Talamon Tower is an elegant and exclusive retreat overlooking the stunning Tuscan coast.  Not only this, but this magnificent property is right by one of the most prized golf courses in Tuscany at Maremma!

8. Palacio De Tenorio

Palacio De Tenorio - Andalusia - Luxury Villas - Oliver's Travels

Palacio De Tenorio, Andalusia – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Andalusia, Spain

Sleeps: 18

Price from: £76pppn

Best For: Palacio De Tenorio is a magnificent thirteenth century building which was originally part of the Alcazar (Royal Palace). Now, it is an independent residence with a colourful patio, one of the most admired sights in Seville. Both Club Zaudín Golf and Real Club de Golf de Sevilla are very nearby this wonderful property, giving you the lovely opportunity to choose between two world class courses.

9. Chateau Drades

Chateau Drades - Loire Vally - Luxury Villas - Golf - Oliver's Travels

Chateau Drades, Loire Vally – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Loire Valley, France

Sleeps: 14

Price from: £31pppn

Best for: A fortress was originally built on the site dating back to the middle ages. Chateau Drades was reconstructed and extended again in the 17th century. The romantic, luxurious and beautiful environment will ensure you and your family and friends the perfect holiday. The property is also a stones throw from the local spa where all facilities are at your disposal during your stay, with a special rate for their beautiful 18-hole golf course.

10. Regency Mansion

Regency Mansion - Scotland - Luxury Villas - Oliver's Travels

Regency Mansion, Scotland – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Scotland

Sleeps: 30

Price from: £19pppn

Best for: Regency Mansion is quintessentially British and offers everything from a home cinema to a giant chess set! The northeast corner of Scotland is a paradise for golf lovers. Within a half hour drive of Regency Mansion, there are several golf courses, including the Royal Tarlair at Macduff and the internationally renowned Cruden Bay course. For tailor made luxury golf packages, the owners recommend Golf Vacation Scotland.

Oliver’s Travels has a special selection of villas for large groups. To find the best one for your holiday have a look at our large group accommodation. You can always contact our concierge team for help. 

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