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Masters 2016: The world’s best golfing destinations

Take a trip to the ultimate golfing spots around the world.

The Masters Golf tournament is upon us once more, running from 7th-10th April at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

If you’re feeling inspired to up your game, why not take a trip for yourself to some of the world’s best golfing destinations? Here are a few of our favourites.

Kauri Cliffs | New Zealand

Kauri Cliffs | New Zealand

A truly luxury 5 star resort, the course at Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand is ranked among the top 100 in the world and is eternally popular.

A par 72 championship course complete with 18 holes, revellers flock here to play golf against a stunning backdrop of craggy cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean below.

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Fuji at Kawana Hotel | Ito, Japan

Fuji at Kawana Hotel | Ito, Japan

If you’re looking for a little bit of Hollywood glamour with your golfing, look no further than the Kawana Hotel in Japan. Just two hours outside of bustling Tokyo, the resort here was the setting for the 1954 honeymoon of a certain Marilyn Monroe and her new husband Joe DiMaggio.

Surrounded by enchanted woodland and breathtaking cliffs, the Fuji course here is often named the favourite of Japanese golfers.

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Estela Golf Course | Porto, Portugal

Estela Golf Course | Porto, Portugal

Sitting pretty on the Minho coast of northwestern Portugal, the Estela golf course lies right next to a stunning stretch of beach. A typical links course with a traditional par 72 layout, the course is built across three kilometres of beautiful dunes and several sparkling lakes.

If you’re hoping for a sundrenched game of golf or two, Estela surely won’t disappoint.

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Leopard Creek Country Club | Kruger National Park, South Africa

Leopard Creek Country Club | Kruger National Park, South Africa

Here’s a course where you might find yourself wanting a caddy. Located right on the southern edge of South Africa’s Kruger National Pak, the course at Leopard Creek Country Club is part golf course, part wildlife safari.

Tagged as the best course in South Africa, combine your trip here with a few days of spotting Africa’s Big Five.

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