Three of the best foreign golfing holidays

Whether it's sun, good food or just good golfing, there's a golfing holiday for you.

A golf trip for foodies

Masseria San Domenico in Puglia, Italy (above), combines an excellent golf course with a restaurant "aiming for a Michelin star", says the Daily Mail. The San Domenico restaurant uses the best local produce, including olives from the hotel's own groves, to create fantastic dishes.

The resort's par 72, 18-hole course is world-famous and located on the coast surrounded by farmland and the rocky coastline. For non-golfing guests there is a spa offering massages and facials focused on "harnessing the benefits of sea water and mineral-rich seaweed", says the Daily Mail. This is a peaceful resort whose range of activities and fantastic restaurant mean non-golfing partners will enjoy a visit every bit as much as the golf-mad.

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For the casual golfer


Pleneuf-Val-Andre's 11th hole, bordered by a wide beach and beautiful hillsides, is considered by many to be "the most attractive hole in France", says Forgan. Meanwhile, Dinard the second-oldest course in France is "a wild and rugged test, in keeping with age-old golfing traditions". After golf at Dinard, head to the clubhouse for delicious, cheap queen scallops and a bottle of wine that reminds you what France is really famous for.

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One for fair-weather golfers


And if you'd prefer a day on the beach to a day searching the rough for your golf ball, then prepare to be pampered. Staff are on hand to provide every-thing "from iced drinks by the pool to fresh towels on the beach", says the Daily Mail.

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