Golf resorts around the world are home to a variety of luxurious amenities and facilities, but there is no better way to unwind after a day of golf than with a trip to the spa.
To coincide with their new Ultimate Golf Course Bucket List, the personal finance experts at money.co.uk have created a list of golf/spa resorts you need to visit, and what they have on offer from caviar facials to relaxation sanctuaries, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pools.
Luxury spas at golf resorts – Druids Glen Resort, Wicklow, Ireland
The spa at the Druids Glen Resort lets you enter into a cocoon of calmness in its five-star resort nestled in the Wicklow Mountains.
With prices starting from €119 (£99.89) for the Day Spa Escape to €269 (£225.79) for the Day Spa Dream, you can enjoy the 18-metre swimming pool that overlooks the picturesque grounds, a jacuzzi, a steam room and a sauna, alongside your treatment. You can choose anything from facials or full-body massages to reiki, skin scrubs and body wraps, and there is even a relaxation room to enjoy some quiet time and unwind.
Luxury spas at golf resorts – Pebble Beach Resort, California, USA
The Spa at Pebble Beach is one of only 90 spas in the whole world to receive the Forbes Five-Star Award.
The peaceful haven boasts fifteen massage rooms, five facial rooms, a sanctuary equipped with a fire pit, a floatation wrap suite and an outdoor swimming pool – everything you could need for a day of relaxation.
Spa day packages start from $340 (£254.53) for a two-hour slimming treatment and up to $625 (£467.88) for a romantic getaway package. From signature massages and body wraps to scrubs and nail treatments, the plants, herbs and minerals used at The Spa are all native to California’s Monterey Peninsula.
Luxury spas at golf resorts – The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club is home to a renowned Swiss Spa that brings treatments from La Prairie to the Cayman Islands.
Experience a facial using premium ingredients like caviar for $310 (£232.07), a luxury 60-minute Swedish massage for $210 (£157.21) or a variety of body therapies that use natural elements.
The spa also features separate relaxation sanctuaries for men and women to help enhance the peaceful experience.
Luxury spas at golf resorts – Mukul Beach Golf and Spa, Guacalito de la Isla, Nicaragua
The Mukul Spa offers signature treatments in private spa suites to provide the ultimate relaxation experience.
Each of the six temples specialises and harnesses an individual ancient healing tradition or ritual using Nicaraguan ingredients from the local area. Choose from the Volcanic Clay Body Scrub for $240 (£179.65) that relaxes muscles and purifies the skin, treat yourself to a herbal bath for $150 (£112.28), or enjoy a 90-minute deep tissue massage under a canopy on the beach for $240 (£179.65).
Luxury spas at golf resorts – Fairmont Mayakoba, Cancun, Mexico
Situated in the heart of the tropical jungle at Fairmont Mayakoba is the luxurious Willow Stream Spa.
The picturesque surroundings include natural lagoons, mangroves, a stunning white sandy beach and a turquoise ocean as a backdrop. The spa boasts outdoor Swiss showers, whirlpools, a vitality pool and a sea-mineral soaking pool to relax in whilst you await your treatment.
Enjoy massages and treatments that are inspired by ancient Mayan culture like the 90-minute Mayan Bath Ritual for $6,042 (£4,523.07) that uses local herbs, oils and extracts.
Luxury spas at golf resorts – Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
The Spa at The Sanctuary is the ultimate retreat to escape for a day of relaxation and bliss. Awarded the prestigious Forbes five-star award, the spa has a variety of aqua retreats, solariums, tranquil areas and peaceful treatment rooms.
Enjoy a range of rejuvenating treatments from the Collagen Lift Facial costing $210 (£157.20) Mon-Thurs and $225 (£168.42) Fri-Sun, body fusions like the 90-minute Sea Essence Fusion costing $285 (£213.34) weekdays and $305 (£228.31) weekends. Classic massages and therapeutic pressure massages are also available to enjoy, using oils, minerals and exfoliants extracted from the sea for a natural experience.
Luxury spas at golf resorts – Heritage Le Telfair Resort, Mauritius
The Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort is one of the most luxurious retreats in the region, offering a range of relaxing treatments alongside wellness activities including group sessions of Hatha Yoga, Pilates and Tai-Chi at no additional cost but with the option of a private session for Rs. 2,450 (£42.03).
Choose from signature massages like the Mauritian Massage for Rs. 4,500 (£77.20) or the Original Beauty Facial for Rs. 5,300 (£90.92). The onsite restaurant also serves healthy dishes designed by a nutritionist and created by the chef to add to the overall holistic experience.