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Start 2015 with a swing with Monarch

8th January 2015 Print

Golfers seeking some much-needed respite from another cold, damp British winter are being offered a helping hand by Monarch over the coming months, with the airline offering the chance to escape to some of the game’s most famous golfing destinations.

While players struggle to cope with Britain’s unpredictable weather, the leading scheduled airline for leisure destinations can fly customers to a perfect golfing green in just two-and-a-half hours; with all six UK bases flying to at least three destinations all ideal for a golfing holiday.

Monarch is one of the cheapest airlines for golf club carriage – costing from just £24.99 one way with up to 20kg allowance – and flights include popular destinations to Spain, Portugal and the Canaries. 

Spain is home to the fantastic fairways of Alicante and Malaga whilst the Canaries host a stunning volcanic backdrop, making Tenerife and Lanzarote favourite destinations for golf enthusiasts. Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria may be less known for their golf but they also have some fantastic courses, as well as enviable all-year-round weather.

Flights to Faro bring golfers to the gateway of the Algarve in Portugal. Known for its fabulous scenery with views of the coast lining its popular links courses, it’s a golfers’ favourite all year round. Madeira is also popular for those who prefer a more cosmopolitan golfing holiday thanks to the island’s spectacular views.

As well as the traditional golfing destinations, Monarch flies to some of the lesser known up- and-coming resorts. Golf is becoming increasingly popular in Egypt and, with Monarch flights to Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada, the weather is guaranteed when starting a round on the Red Sea.

Monarch flies to many popular beach destinations which are also home to some amazing golf courses. Agadir, for example, is a popular beach resort but, thanks to good quality golf courses, it’s fast becoming a golf destination in its own right. The same applies to Turkey; known for its sandy beaches, Antalya has plenty of golfing resorts combining championship golf courses and luxury 5* accommodation.

Ian Chambers, Head of Digital & Marketing at Monarch Airlines, said: “We are happy to offer a large range of destinations, all perfect for a golfing break. We have routes from Lanzarote and Tenerife, ready to take keen golfers to their ideal golfing break with the guaranteed weather.

“With our great prices on golf club carriage and wide selection of different golfing destinations leaving from all six UK bases, Monarch can fly you to your perfect golfing holiday.”

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