The Ultimate Luxury Golf Cruise

December 7, 2016
Travel

Isn’t it about time you took a golf cruise aboard the world’s most luxurious cruise ship?

You’ll sail in comfort and style aboard the uber-posh, all-suite, $450 million Seven Seas Explorer, which debuted in July 2016 in Monaco to great reviews and fanfare.

Premier Golf is partnering with the Regent Seven Cruise Line to present this once-in-a-lifetime cruise, which originates and concludes in London, England. With stops in Edinburgh, Scotland, Liverpool, England and Dublin and Cork in Ireland you’ll play a menu of phenomenal world-class courses on this 11-night excursion. Golf vacationers have the option of purchasing a 4-round or 6-round package.

Accommodating just 738 guests, the 732-foot long Regent Seven Seas Explorer is the most expensive luxury liner ever built. Adorned with appointments like more than 150 crystal chandeliers, exotic stones, polished woods, designer furniture, rich fabrics and a fabulous art collection, the Explorer displays elegance and sophistication at every glance.

Explorer’s 369 suites all have balconies, which are the largest balconies at sea at 138 square feet. Room amenities include two spacious bedrooms, a large living room, marble and stone detailed bathrooms, luxury bed linens, in-suite full liquor bar set-up and a personal butler to name a few. Suites range in size from 300 square feet to 1,500 square feet.

Complementing the elegant suites are the beautifully appointed public areas, a nine-deck atrium, Explorer Theater, three boutiques and the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Dining choices range from Asian/Pacific Rim and Classic French to Steak House and Italian. The seemingly endless amenity line-up on Explorer includes a casino, observation lounge, cigar bar, culinary arts kitchen and free unlimited shore excursions.

Evening entertainment at the two-story main show lounge encompasses Cirque-style performances, full-scale Broadway musical revues, cabaret shows, all accompanied by the nine-piece Regent Signature Orchestra.

When it’s tee time, how about this fantastic menu!

Royal County Down-Stunningly photogenic and challenging, this world-renowned course is set on natural dune-land at the foothills of the Mountains of Mourne in Newcastle, about 30 miles south of Belfast. Stretching out before you like a Monet painting come to life, the course is colorfully accented with purple heather and yellow gorse. Undulating and roller coaster-like fairways, blind drives, bunkers framed by testy fescue grasses and small greens with dips and rolls dominate the golf experience at Royal County Down.

The European Club-Oozing with private club ambience, this Irish beauty is ranked in the world’s Top-100 golf courses. With five holes that run next the the sea, it’s a wonderland of tumbling dunes and sweeping views. A terrific links golf experience, it has 20 holes, which includes two extra par 3s.

Renaissance Golf Club-Designed by innovative architect Tom Doak of Bandon Dunes and Streamsong fame, this gem in East Lothian near North Berwick, has been sculpted out of 300 acres of lush pine forest. Opened in 2008, it’s fashioned in the mode of fast and firm modern Scottish layouts like Castle Stuart and Kingsbarns.

Slaley Hall-Often described as the “Gleneagles of the Northeast”, the Hunting course, in Northumberland, England, has a park-like feel. Carved from dense pine forest, the layout also has Rhododendrons and cherry trees, which add seasonal color. It’s a Dave Thomas design with masterful bunkering and streams that come into play.

Cork Golf Club-Set on a tiny peninsula, the course first opened as a 9-hole track in 1888. Later in the late 1920s, Dr. Alister Mackenzie added another nine. It has large, undulating greens and stunning views across Cork Harbour.

Nefyn & District Golf Club-Dramatically perched on cliff tops, Nefyn & District in Wales offers sea views from every hole on the course. It’s often compared to Ireland’s Old Head of Kinsale. The back eight holes on the old course reward golfers with some truly astounding views of the cliffs and bay.