Golf Courses and Cheap Hotels in Europe’s Capital Cities

If you’re visiting one of Europe’s capitals on business, or for a city break, you might want to block out a day to catch up on your golf. But where are the most conveniently-located golf courses in Europe’s busiest capital cities? Read the guide below to find out where to go to practise your swing in Lisbon, Madrid, Dublin, Paris and London.

We’ll also recommend cheap hotels that offer easy access to both golf courses and the city-centre. By cutting out the middle man and building your own city golf holiday packages like this, you can save money.


Lisbon golf courses:
Paço do Lumiar Clube de Golfe: In the north-west area of Greater Lisbon, Paço do Lumiar is a modern nine-hole golf club offering a special golf school for under-18s.
Belas Clube de Campo: A great championship golf course in the Carregueira Mountains, Belas Clube de Campo offers a varied and beautiful course split between rugged natural landscape and flat grounds.
Lisbon cheap hotel:
Hotel Zurique Vip Executive (Rua Ivone Silva 18) offers rates from EUR 35pppn for a double room. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Belas Clube de Campo and 30 minutes from Paço do Lumiar.


Paris golf courses:
Golf de Saint-Cloud: A grand old golf course in western Paris used for the French Open until 1987, Saint-Cloud offers two beautiful 18-hole courses across rolling parkland.
Golf National: Golf national sits six miles from Versailles and has 45 holes over three courses. The ‘Albatross’ course is now the venue for the French Open.
Where to stay:
Cheap hotels in Paris are notoriously hard to come by, but Hotel Mon Reve (76, Avenue Felix Faure) offers rates from EUR 30 for a double. The hotel sits near the Eiffel Tower and is less than a 40-minute drive from both courses.


Madrid golf courses:
Club De Campo Villa De Madrid: Offering amazing views of the Royal Palace from its high perch on the western outskirts of Madrid, Club De Campo has two popular courses, Negro and Amarillo.
Real Club Puerta de Hierro: A private, historic golf club (non-members will need an invite from a member to play), the Puerta de Hierro has two of the best 18-hole layouts in Spain in the form of courses Abajo and Arriba.
Madrid cheap hotel:
Hotel Regente (Calle Mesonero Romanos 9), North-West of main street Gran Via, has cheap rates from EUR 30pppn for a double room. Each club is less than a 30-minute drive away.


London golf courses:
Richmond Golf Club: Offering a traditional 18-hole parkland golf course, Richmond Golf Club in south-west London dates back to Victorian times but has extensive new, modern facilities.
Highgate Golf Club: A short, 6000-yard 18-hole course that proves to be a satisfying challenge due t its variable inclines, Highgate Golf Club sits ten minutes north from central London.
London cheap hotels:
London Grove (102 Hammersmith Grove ) in Hammersmith is a 40-minute drive from Richmond Golf Club and offers an ideal location between golfing and the West End, with cheap rates starting from EUR 42pppn. Central Hotel (35 Hoop Lane) in Golders Green is most conveniently located for Highgate Golf Club at a 15-minute drive away, with cheap rates from EUR 35pppn.


Dublin golf courses:
Newlands Golf Club: Sitting to the south-west of the city and designed by five-times British Open winner James Braid, Newlands Golf Club and its course are considered one of the best in the Dublin area.
Grange Castle Golf Club: Owning a par 72 championship golf course, designed to a high spec by the United States Golfing Association, Grange Castle Golf Club sits fifteen minutes further west from Newlands.
Dublin cheap hotels:
There are plenty of cheap hotels in Dublin to choose from, but Bewleys Hotel Newlands Cross (Naas Rd, Dublin) has an unbeatable location for enjoying golf in Dublin. It sits opposite Newlands Golf Club and is a15-minute drive from Grange Castle Golf Club. Rates start at EUR 23pppn.