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Ten Romantic Golf Resorts
Watch the multicolored sunset while reclining on sand still warm after a beautiful day in Naples, Florida. Fill the days with golf, then take a long walk on the beaches at night. La Playa Resort pairs its creature comforts with a first rate course and Leadbetter Academy, making it the perfect locale to enjoy the twin pleasures of golf and gulf.
Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay
Life is but a dream at the Four Seasons Manele Bay, located on the island paradise of Lana'i, Hawaii. The sound of surf crashing against the cliffs and the natural perfume of tropical blooms allow couples to float through the resort's pleasures in a state of bliss.
It is difficult to get out of bed in the luxurious guest suites at Villa D'Este on Lake Como. With period furniture, sumptuous fabrics and a rich palette of golds and reds, the elegance of the Italian gem draws visitors into a comfortable embrace. Fortunately, the golf course nearby, a Peter Dannon design, is worth the separation anxiety.
Tucked in a hidden corner of picturesque Provence is a wonderfully luxurious place. Terre Blanche Spa and Golf Resort is an oasis of tranquility on 750 acres, with four innovative restaurants, two championship golf courses and a state of the art spa, all within the chic backdrop of the Cote d'Azur and ski slopes of the Alps. The spacious suites and villas reflect the charm of Provence, while providing all the modern amenities.
Shamwari Game Reserve
Talk about romance—Shamwari, a magnificent 49,000 acre private game reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, is a fairytale setting. The enclave features a choice of luxury lodges with superb service and dining, and the chance to view the majestic African wildlife in its natural habitat is a truly unforgettable experience.
At first glance, the One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, is a contradiction in terms—for years, it has been where the most visible stars in Hollywood go to disappear. But upon settling into one of the intimate tile-roofed bungalows, all contradictions fade away and a seamless spirit of calm rules the days and nights.
Palmeraie Golf Palace & Resort
Surrounded by the majestic snow-capped Atlas Mountains, the Palmeraie Golf Palace is a luxurious enclave just outside of Marrakech. A stunning mix of classical Moroccan and contemporary design, the resort features Robert Trent Jones golf, a pampering spa and a sumptuous selection of traditional and international cuisine. Stay at The Secret Garden in one of the spectacular new villas, each with its own private pool and butler. And be captivated with a trip to the historic souks in the old city, a must for all visitors.
Situated on the mystical Malaysian island of Langkawi, the Datai offers the unique opportunity to experience a true tropical paradise. Jungle trekking through a virgin rainforest and nature hikes to view monitor lizards highlight the array of outdoor activities, which include spectacular scuba diving and golf. The luxurious accommodations are complemented by the resort's gourmet cuisine and world class spa.
Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall
The White Witch course at Rose Hall features "golf concierges" who share their knowledge from every lie—a welcome amenity because the Caribbean views from many of the holes are so bewitching that golfers need all the help they can get to focus on the game. The resort itself has a special alchemy of its own, offering a magical array of pampering amenities.
St. Regis Monarch Beach
From the soothing afternoon tea that is served at arrival, each moment is a pure indulgence at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. Whether guests choose a day of golf, spa treatments, cruising the coastal highway in a hot sports car or simply reclining with a cool drink as the waves roll in, a stay at this gem on the Southern California coast is destined to be unforgettable.