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Tee Off in Tropical Climates This Winter: Out-of-Season Golfing Trips

3/15/2014 11:08:44 AM

Bitterly cold and blustery conditions across the UK during the winter months can spell the end of the golfing season, but by booking a break at a golfing resort you may be able to save your clubs from hibernation for a little longer. This article details a few popular world golf destinations, with complimentary or unending golfing conditions for out-of-season UK golfers to take advantage of.

The Caribbean

A tropical climate and rich culture attracts visitors from all over the globe, but one gem in the Caribbean crown is the golfing facilities. Beautiful surroundings and breath-taking vistas make the Caribbean a dream destination for anyone desperate to take their driver to greener pastures, and there are several specific resorts that stand head and shoulder above the rest.

Grenadine Estate course courtesy of canouan.com/golf

The Grenadine Estate 18 hole golf course in Canouan with a par of 72 is a main attraction for people who visit this area of The Grenadines, and rises from sea level to the edge of an extinct volcano at 840ft. Green fees start at $175, and equipment and golf carts are available to hire on site. The Green Monkey course in Barbados is also hailed as another of the best Caribbean courses, and was created by design legend Tom Fazio. The exposed rock of the old quarry that the course was carved from creates a great contrast against the lush, rolling greens of the course.

The best time to visit is between winter and spring, as even during our colder months temperatures can still reach around 30C. You will want to avoid the rainy season which starts in May, and the storm season that often brings hurricanes between September and November.

South Africa

The mountainous scenery and plentiful wildlife are often given as reasons for tourists to visit South Africa, but golfing is too. The country is home to some of the most luscious lawns in the country as well as an ideal climate for golfers - so much so that the country is home to 450 golf clubs.

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