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Year-round golf resorts


Inspired by spectacular golfing vistas, hotel comparison site trivago.com found the world's greatest greens to find the best year-round hotels for golf lovers.

Take in the sun-soaked Costa del Sol, indulge yourself at a Slovenian water castle or look a little closer to home (and more than 90 championship hotels) to an island just off the coast of South Carolina.

So whether you're traveling with your buddies, your spouse or with the whole family in tow, here are a few hotels that are sure to be a hole in one.

Old Course Golf Resort and Spa

The five-star Old Course Golf Resort and Spa
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The five-star Old Course Golf Resort and Spa is the only health course in St. Andrews, Scotland. The Scottish weather may leave you a little colder, but their championship course "The Duke's" draws some of the best golfers from around the world throughout the year.

Looking for activities outside of Scotland's Old Course
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Looking for activities outside of Scotland's Old Course Golf Resort and Spa's 11 surrounding greens? The rugged coast of Scotland offers beautiful hiking and cycling, and the hotel is happy to arrange outdoor adventures such as archery, land yachting, rally driving and horseback riding.

Paradise Golf & Lake Resort

Drive just an hour from Brazil's bustling Sao
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Drive just an hour from Brazil's bustling Sao Paulo and you will find the Paradise Golf & Lake Resort. Take advantage of the sun and play a round (or three) at the hotel's 18-hole golf course set against the stunning backdrop of the Mogi das Cruzes lakes.

While you're golfing at the Paradise Golf &
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While you're golfing at the Paradise Golf & Lake Resort in Brazil, your family can play soccer on the Belgian team's 2014 World Cup training field, relax by one of the hotel's three pools, take a run at the water park or get colorful with a round of paintball.

Castle Otocec

Nestled on an island in the heart of
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Nestled on an island in the heart of the Krka River, Slovenia's Otocec Castle combines old-world charm with modern luxury. Boasting Slovenia's longest 18-hole golf course, this medieval water castle also offers unlimited recreational activities and a romantic location for your golf vacation.

Castle Otocec

The Castle Otocec in Slovenia is a member
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The Castle Otocec in Slovenia is a member of the Relais & Chateaux, an exclusive collection of the world's finest hotels and restaurants. This castle hotel is committed to giving you the royal treatment.

Sheraton Algarve

The Sheraton Algarve, built on a cliff top
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The Sheraton Algarve, built on a cliff top overlooking Portugal's breathtaking Algarve coast, is also home to the spectacular Pine Cliffs Golf Course. Head to the greens and challenge the "Devil's Parlour," a notoriously difficult championship tee built over a gorge.

Portugal's Sheraton Algarve also offers the perfect family
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Portugal's Sheraton Algarve also offers the perfect family getaway with access to a private beach, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a children's area with two life-size pirate ships.

Kultaranta Resort

Commune with the serenity of the Turku archipelago
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Commune with the serenity of the Turku archipelago at the Kultaranta Resort in Naantali, Finland. Promising rejuvenation of the mind, body and spirit, the resort offers access to a spa, personal trainers, outdoor activities and of course, golf.

Kultaranta Resort

Kultaranta Resort in Finland has an 18-hole main
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Kultaranta Resort in Finland has an 18-hole main course, 7-hole par 3 and a 9-hole par 2 -- plenty of options for every skill level. The resort is perfect for couples and families, located only a 15-minute drive away from the capital city and the Moomin World Amusement park.

Melia La Quinta Golf & Spa Resort

Enjoy a round of golf in guaranteed sunshine
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Enjoy a round of golf in guaranteed sunshine at the Melia La Quinta Golf & Spa Resort, located on Spain's Costa del Sol and only a 10-minute drive from Puerto Banus.

The five-star Melia La Quinta Golf & Resort
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The five-star Melia La Quinta Golf & Resort in Spain offers a 27-hole course designed by pro golfer Manuel Pinero, a favorite for amateur and professional players alike. Take the opportunity to explore beautiful Marbella and play at one of more than 25 golf courses near the resort, or stay close and unwind at the spectacular Yhi Spa.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Located on a barrier island just off the
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Located on a barrier island just off the coast of South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the embodiment of Southern charm and hospitality. The sprawling resort is perfect for an active vacation, with six pools, a world-class tennis program and five championship golf courses.

The real draw of the Kiawah Island Golf
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The real draw of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort off the coast of South Carolina is the course designed by Pete Dye, and the site of 1991 "War of the Shore" Ryder Cup. Test your mettle against one of the toughest courses in America and end the evening at the Ryder Cup Bar with a stiff Dark & Stormy surrounded by the crashing waves of the Atlantic.

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