Over the last 17 years Chaka Travel have become one of the UK’s leading golfing
holiday specialists offering golf tours and holidays to exotic destinations
We offer a very personalised, friendly service and pride ourselves on only selling destinations that we have visited
and where we have played the courses. We run overseas tournaments including an
annual Mixed Pairs event in Mauritius that is designed to allow you to combine
your own private holiday with the enjoyment of friendly, organized competitions
and the company of like-minded golfers.
Our knowledgeable staff look forward to assisting you with the perfect golf holiday
- just give us a call or email us your requirements.
See all our current open 'mixed golf tournaments'.
Review of the Best Golfing Holidays Destinations
Chaka Travel have been arranging golf holidays since 1994 and the MD,
Mark Marais shares some of his thoughts on some of the fantastic golf destinations
and fabulous resorts he has visited over the years. For the more adventurous
golfer the choice of new golfing destinations continues to expand around the
world with new golf courses opening up regularly.
Here are Mark's top picks for long haul and short haul golfing destinations.
Long Haul Golfing Destinations
Mauritius is hard to beat as a year-round golfing destination with temperate
weather and great golf. With free green fees for hotel residents and a great
slection of 5 star and 4 star resorts, Mauritius is an ideal golfing destination.
The island boasts 7 great golf resorts, and some of the world’s finest golf courses.
Some of our favourite courses are the Four Seasons course at Anahita where Ernie Els
has done a great job, particularly with regards to providing fairways generous enough
for the occasional wayward drive!
The Heritage Golf Club course at Heritage and Telfair
resorts has really matured and is now as good as any other on the island.
The island course at Le Touessrok is one of the most scenic golf courses and the 10
minute boat trip to the island makes this an experience to remember.
For best value for golfers, Chaka Travel recommends the Belle Mare Plage which
offers free green fees on its two magnificent 18-hole championship golf courses,
the Legends next to the hotel and the Links just 5 minutes drive from the hotel.
At Belle Mare Plage the Legend course offers a stern test, whilst not
particularly long the course is tricky and has a lot of water! The Links course
is more forgiving but again a really top quality layout.
We consider Mauritius to offer unbeatable value for golfers looking for
world-class service and hospitality with most of the golf resorts offering free
green fees to guests. Read more on our Golf Holidays in Mauritius
The resort of Lemuria on the paradise island of Praslin, in the Seychelles is a 5-star
luxury Resort with free golf on an 18 hole Championship golf course, offering
breath-taking views - the only resort in the Seychelles offering championship standard golf.
Read more on our Golf Holidays in Seychelles
South Africa is one of our favourite golf destinations for variety, with it's stunning
scenery, and vast range of quality accommodation and golf courses. We offer a wide range
of resorts from Capetown, the Winelands, the Garden Route to Kwazulu Natal.
There are many way to tour around the golf courses in South Africa from self drive,
by luxury coach or train.
With accommodation ranging from luxury resorts to boutique
hotels and B&Bs, the choices are so vast
that we have dedicated a separate website to Golf Holidays in South Africa.
With its great climate, fantastic scenery and top class hotels, Thailand is a golfing
destination with unparalleled variety. You can play a new course every day, with courses
designed by the great players and golf architects such as Pete Dye, Peter Thomson,
Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo. In recent years the hotels has improved and the golf
is better than ever. Read more on our Golf Holidays in Thailand
Dubai is only a 7 hour flight from the UK so it is ideal for a short break or a week
stay during our winter or colder seasons, escape the worst of the British weather.
Sunshine is guaranteed all year round!
A fantastic climate, tax-free shopping and the ultimate in luxury golf hotels have
helped Golf Holidays in Dubai grow in popularity over recent years. Our tip is to
make sure your golf break includes games at the stunning new courses developed by
the likes of Faldo, Montgomerie and Trent Jones. It’s golf holiday paradise at
Dubai Creek, The Emirates Courses, Arabian Ranches and the Montgomerie Course.
Short Haul Golfing Destinations
For anyone looking for winter golfing destinations within a short hop of the UK,
Madeira, Tenerife, Turkey, Morocco and Cyprus now have some great value offers.
With a pleasant subtropical climate and within 3 and a half hours of the UK,
Madeira is an ideal destination for a short golfing break. Athough part of the Euro
zone and now updated with a new motorway and excellent new 5 Star Madeira Hotels it still retains
it Portuguese character evident in the architecture and the availability of authentic
Portuguese cuisine. As a small island, hotel transfer times are generally short,
for example it is a mere 20 minutes from arrival in Funchal to transfer to the 5 Star
Madeira Melia Mare - a beautiful hotel in the heart of the Lido district and
right next to the famous Lido pools.
Madeira offers a choice of 2 courses on the island and one on nearby Porto Santo.
Palheiro with magnificent views over Funchal, Santo da Serra the home of the Madeira
and Porto Santo golf course. All three offer stunning ocean views. Read more on our
Golf Holidays in Madeira
With year round playing conditions, and golf courses to suit all golf handicaps,
Tenerife is the perfect place for beginners and pros alike. In the centre of Playa de
Las Américas, one of the most famous holiday resorts in the south of the island,
the 18 hole Golf Las Américas stands out for its fantastic location in a natural
amphitheatre facing the sea with superb ocean views of the island of La Gomera.
We recommend the elegant 5 star Hotel Las Madrigueras, located right beside the
Golf Las Americas golf course.
Golf resorts have blossomed in the Belek area of Southern Turkey in the last few years.
These are served by low cost direct, daily flights to Antalya. Our recommendation
is for the Lykia LinksGolf Antalya, a stunning golf complex on the shores of the Mediterranean.
The 18-hole course set in the sand dunes by the sea was designed by celebrated golf architect
Perry Dye (son of Pete Dye).
Mark and Stuart at Chaka Travel have visited the resort and enjoyed the challenge.
Mark commented: ‘Having played the course we can endorse it very highly, whilst
like most links courses it is reasonably challenging but at no time did we find
it punitive. In true links fashion the course has very firm greens that require
accurate approach shots. The quilted fairways have a sense of famous courses in Scotland
and an assortment of pot bunkers guard the greens and require reasonably accurate
placement on the fairways if you are to score well. We have held pro-am’s at Lykia
Links and the course has been very well received by players of all standards.
The seventh is a superb dogleg left around a lake which with the right breeze
is driveable but a watery fate awaits those who bite of more than they can chew!’
Read more on our Golf Holidays in Turkey
Although Morocco is just across the narrow straits of Gibraltar from Europe,
it is a world away in culture and experience, brimming over with contrasts,
colour and mystery. A facinating country to discover, sited at the crossroads
where East meets West, Africa meets Europe, and the Mediterranean merges
with the Atlantic. With warm sunshine and about a dozen quality golf courses,
its an ideal choice for an exotic short haul golfing destination. Read more on our
Golf Holidays in Morocco
We offer golf at the Aphrodite Hills Resort, scenically located on a plateau
overlooking Cyprus' legendary Aphrodite`s Rock. As a fully integrated golf,
tennis and spa resort, the hotel is ideal for golfers. Read more on our Golf Holidays in Cyprus