The mild, warm climate in Fiji makes this getaway spot just about the perfect place to call home when it comes to planning a golfing getaway. With light tropical breezes and plenty of sunshine filling up most days in the calendar, avid golfers would be hard pressed to find a more fitting backdrop for a much-needed golf adventure. And with plenty of golf courses, including private courses at various resorts, Fiji stands as golfing paradise, without rival.
Playing eighteen holes of golf while surrounded by perfect island scenery, rich tropical rainforests, and elegant, crystal blue waters may represent heaven to the seasoned golf traveler. Fiji boasts several public golf courses, including the Nadi Airport Golf Club, located next to Wailoaloa Beach. Highlighted by magnificent mountain views, this challenging 18-hole course will provide travelers with the perfect day of golfing. Forget a club? Don’t worry about that – the pro shop at Nadi offers top pro gear for sale or rent.
Curious about where the local city residents play golf? Look no further than the Fiji Golf Club, located in Suva. While the course tends to be a bit on the busy side during weekends, frugal travelers will love the rock bottom fees attached to a round of golf. Don’t expect to play a walk-on round on Tuesdays or Saturdays, but when you do get a tee time, you can look forward to fairways that are flat, long, and lined with lush expanses of trees, flanked by challenging bunkers.
If you’re looking to park your worries, and would rather plan your getaway at a resort in Fiji that offers a fantastic round of golf, consider Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort, located on Fiji’s Yanuca Island. Though the resort’s course is only nine holes, and may not live up to the standards of an avid scratch golfer, the design is attributed to British Gold Open winner Peter Thompson. Play half a round of golf during the day, and then slip into the relaxing Lagoon Pool before enjoying dinner at one of the resort’s many nearby restaurants.