So you've been given the honour of planning the stag do for your best friend, he's a keen golfer, and you want to ensure he has a special golf trip to remember. You'll need to combine the golf with excellent nightlife and make the occasion a truly memorable one. Where do you start?
Of course, planning a break in the U.K may be the best option for many reasons like maximizing attendees; however, you probably want to create something genuinely memorable and look at booking a trip away in the sunshine. You can play some of the best golf courses in Europe while virtually guaranteeing the perfect climate for golf. This combined with the essential parts of a stag do, such as the nights out and any other activities that you may want to plan, will be in bright and sunny weather (not something that can be guaranteed in the U.K!).
Firstly there will be a bit of preparation work to consider in advance, below are a few questions that may be worth thinking about. Many options in Europe will work for stag do’s, however, review the questions and some options will be better suited for your group than others. The Algarve and Spain are going to be the very best choices for combining both golf and a stag do. However depending on your group's requirements, with so much variety and selection on offer in Europe, certain regions and venues may work better.
This is very important, what each hotel considers to be a “group” varies from case to case. Our expert advisors will know exactly which hotels will work for your circumstance. Therefore it's always better to know your realistic maximum numbers in advance, we know, of course, there will be dropouts, however, knowing the maximum potential numbers is vital.
Another reason for having a good idea for your numbers is the tee times. Getting larger groups on the course is always a bit of a challenge, dependant on the region you are looking to go. Some tee times are booked a year in advance by frequent golf holiday travellers, so you'll need to get planning fast.
Not everyone loves the game of golf as much as we do, madness we know! But the simple fact is you may well want to invite the grooms extended family and friends along with the sister's boyfriend, who does not play golf (we will not judge). Being stuck on a golf resort may well not be too appealing for him while you're all chasing birdies. If you have a large number of non-golfers joining, then it is much more sensible to look at coastal towns and resorts, where you can get simple and quick transfers to the golf courses.
How much does a golf stag trip abroad cost? We all have different ideas of what we can spend on a golf trip and when considering a golf stag do you'll have to consider all attendees. Therefore it's very unlikely they will want to spend as much as, say, your members trip away each year with your local club. Get an idea upfront of what everyone would be comfortable with, this not only gives you a good starting point but also gives our experts a good idea as to which regions and resorts would work best for you overall.
Once you have all of the information that you need, then you are in a good position to find the best Golf Stag Do Venues in Europe.
Our experts have picked three fantastic options, selected to represent:
The following three recommendations offer great golf, close proximity to nightlife where you will find other stag and hen parties. Easy access from the majority of U.K Airports as well as being well set up to look after larger groups.
Melia Villaitana, Benidorm, Spain
3 Nights - Bed + Breakfast
2 Rounds of Golf of Poniente and Levante
FREE Shared Buggies Included
The Melia Villaitana, part of the extensive Villaitana golf resort, consists of a Mediterranean style village with 25 separate buildings. These buildings are spread across the resort in between the two 18 hole golf courses of Levante and Poniente, giving a choice of both four and five-star hotel options. Located on the hillside, the resort has fantastic views down across the golf courses and out across the bay of Marina Baixa. Benidorm is also in the backdrop and just a short taxi journey away, making the resort popular with larger groups. The resort is a popular choice and is a snip of the prices of other resorts on the Costa Blanca, Spain.
PYR Marbella, Andalusia, Spain
3 Nights Bed + Breakfast
1 in 8 Free!
2 Rounds of Golf: 2 Rounds of golf to be chosen from Alcaidesa Links, Los Arqueros, Atalaya, Cabopino, La Cañada, Duquesa, Chaparral, Doña Julia, Estepona Golf, El Paraiso, La Quinta, Santa Clara, Santa Maria, and Valle Romano.
The PYR Marbella in Costa del Sol, Spain, is situated at the heart of Puerto Banus just a minute’s walk from the Marina with its many bars and restaurants. This value-for-money aparthotel is built in a typically Andalusian style and is ideal for groups. Within 15 minutes drive, you will find some of the Costa del Sol’s best golf courses, notably Los Naranjos, Los Arqueros, Westin La Quinta, Rio Real, Los Flamingos Golf, and Valle Romano.
For evenings out, Why not head to Breath Marbella for a real fine dining experience, Jacks smokehouse is a short walk away as is the world-famous La Sala where late-night drinking paired with great live music is where the party-goers will head to.
Over notable bars and restaurants include, Linekers, John Scott’s, Joys Live and Crystals Karaoke Puerto Banus.
Dom Pedro Marina, Villamoura, Algarve
3 Nights Bed + Breakfast
Free Golf Shuttle
1 in 8 Free
The Dom Pedro remains one of our most popular destinations for golfers, selected for its proximity to the marina's bars and restaurants, Casino and Nightclubs. Perfect for large groups.
Overlooking the gardens and pool, The Hotel restaurant Da Pietro caterers for Italian and Portuguese specialties, in a charming trattoria-style atmosphere. There is also a terrace for guests who want to enjoy their meals al la carte.
This Hotel is in the very best location on the Marina. Perfect for pairing with the best Vilamoura golf packages that can include the 5 Stunning Golf courses. It is no shock that this hotel sells well in advance.
We know that planning a stag do can be a time consuming and stressful task, so if you need any expert advice and assistance organising your stag do golf trip, please contact us on 01992 763660 and we will be only too happy to help.