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Looking for a golf holiday with a difference why not try a luxury cruise

A cruise may not seem like the obvious choice if you are thinking about booking golf holidays, but taking to the water could be the best way to enjoy a round or two in sun-kissed destinations.

Choose the right luxury holiday on board a cruise liner in the Caribbean and you could soon be working on your swing in some of the warmest and most beautiful surroundings you have ever played in.

It is now possible to book a Caribbean cruise that involves a number of rounds of golf. The cruise company will arrange transport between the port and the best courses on the islands, so all you have to worry about is whether your game is good enough to win one of the competitions organised for passengers.

You will be able to choose from golf clubs in scenic surroundings on Barbados, Santo Domingo, St Kitts, Isla Margarita and Nevis. There are also a number of championship standard courses to play, including Mount Irvine, Tobago, St Andrew's in Trinidad and Antigua's Cedar Valley.

And you won't have to worry about being out of form when you arrive on the tee, as there are practice facilities on board the liners. What better way to spend an hour or two while cruising around the Caribbean than by perfecting your swing in the on-deck nets? There are even PGA professionals available to give you some lessons.

The cruises aren't solely about golf, so you can expect to enjoy everything you would normally find on board a luxury liner - excellent accommodation, a variety of places to eat and drink, a spa and gym complex, and lots of entertainment.

There are plenty of excursions other than golf available when the ship stops at the islands, so there is no reason why a companion who isn't interested in the sport should not enjoy joining you on the cruise.

If you do not want to travel as far as the Caribbean, similar cruises are available in Europe. Sailing around the UK or the Mediterranean will give you plenty of opportunities to play some excellent courses, or you could experience golf in the Baltic region.
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