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Top 10 Golfing Stag Do Destinations

By: Golf Shake | Wed 12 Aug 2015 | Comments

Stag Do’s are a well instilled British tradition when it comes to getting married and nowadays a few rounds of golf, a big night out and a stop over are way up there on things to do on your stag do.

So here’s 10 destinations you should consider when organising your stag do.

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Despite being well renowned for it’s excellent yet eye opening nightlife; Newcastle does have some extremely good golf courses in close proximity.

These courses include Slaley Hall and Close House which have both hosted various Senior European Tour events.  Slaley Hall also offers an outstanding Hotel so a room for the night is not a problem.

Slaley Hall is only a short taxi ride from Newcastle City Centre. You won’t be short of places to choose from with everything from 80s bars to clubs open till the early hours of the morning covered.


This Portuguese paradise is well know for it’s championship golf courses and is a popular destination for holiday makers who want to keep swinging even when abroad.

The Pinhal and Laguna courses at the Oceanico resort are right on your doorstep as well as a whole host of first class championship golf courses just a few minutes drive away that you can enjoy in the beautiful Mediterranean sunshine.

Despite not having the super clubs of Magaluf and the likes, Vilamoura does have some brilliant bars best suited for the group looking for a quiet but enjoyable night out. Along with friendly bars, Vilamoura also has a first class casino.


The “Golden Mile” is where most stag dos begin in Marbella. Located in the heart of the Costa Del Sol, the nightlife in Marbella is second to none with a wide array of exquisite restaurants, glitzy bars and clubs to choose from.

But many are surprised to learn that Marbella is surrounded by many championship golf courses. The most well know is arguably Atalaya but La Quinta and Marbella Golf & Country Club are also two well established golf courses in the area to name but a few.


Southport is understandably known as “England’s Golfing Capital” due to its high concentration of championship golf courses.

Royal Birkdale will be top of the list for most golfers as The Open Championship will be hosted there in 2017. But there are many more courses that will offer a stern test for even the most accomplished golfer. Hillside, Southport & Ainsdale and West Lancashire to name but a few.

You won’t be short of somewhere to stay in Southport either. Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa offers on site accommodation or you can head into Southport itself. The Vincent is highly recommended.

The nightlife in Southport is quiet but enjoyable nonetheless. If you’re looking for a busy night clubbing then Liverpool is just a short drive away.


Ireland is a popular destination for a lot of keen golfers and just as keen drinkers.

The K Club is arguably the most popular golfing destination in Dublin mainly due to that unforgettable Ryder Cup and Darren Clarke’s emotional reception at the 1st tee. You can also recreate Clarke downing his pint of Guinness on the balcony.

Dublin’s nightlife is bustling whether you want to go round the quiet bars or have a full blown night out. If you have a day off the golf you can also visit the Guinness factory.

Las Vegas

If you’re looking to splash the cash and you can afford to then Las Vegas is a must. The “City of Sin” is a definite for those who want a truly unforgettable stag do.

It has everything. There are super casinos, the MGM Grand, the Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace and Hard Rock Café to name but a few as well as many super clubs.

But it isn’t just a wild night out that Las Vegas has to offer. There are also many golf courses to choose from such as Bali Hai Golf Course and Shadow Creek as well as the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort.

We can’t promise you will all make it home together but that adds to the memories doesn’t it?


Prague has always been a hit with both stag and hen dos due to its reputation of having one of the best nightlife scenes in Europe. The local Czech beer and friendly pubs go hand in hand and are perfect to warm up before heading to one of the best super clubs in Europe, The Roxy. There’s a reason why the Roxy attracts some of Europe’s best DJ’s.

Golf is slowly emerging in Prague. The best courses to choose from would be the Konopiste Golf Resort and the Black Ridge Golf Resort. If golf is just a way to get rid of the hangover and have fun with your mates then Prague would be the perfect destination.

Peurto Banus

For those of you looking for the classier stag do then Peurto Banus is definitely for you. The town is filled with beautiful people and even more beautiful cars from Bentleys to Ferraris.

Classy piano bars make up most of the beachfront but there are some well renowned clubs such as Olivia Valere to make your way to if you don’t want your night to end.

As for the golf, there’s plenty of outstanding golf courses to chose from. There’s the Atalaya Park Hotel, Resort and Country Club, Marbella Golf and Country Club and Santa Clara Golf Club to name but a few. One thing is for sure; the golf is just as classy as the nightlife.


Wales’ reputation has grown and grown ever since the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in 2010. There are plenty of courses to choose from including the 2010 course itself. Celtic Manor has two parts to the hotel and are very accommodating of stag dos. A bonus if you enjoy rolling out of bed straight onto the first tee.

As for the nightlife, it is extremely lively. But would you expect less from the capital of Wales?

St Andrews

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Where better to finish than the home of golf? This one is for the party that love their golf and couldn’t think of a better way to enjoy their stag do than playing at the home of their beloved sport.

There are a number courses to choose from at St Andrews but at the top of that list must be The Old Course purely for that Open Championship experience.

St Andrews has the most pubs per square kilometer in the UK so finding somewhere to enjoy a nice post round pint and to start your night out shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

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