What’s better than a round of golf on a beautiful day? With the birds chirping in the trees and the satisfying sound as your club connects with the ball, nothing quite beats it. Unless of course you happen to be teeing off from a luxury superyacht. For golf lovers, there is an increasing number of yachts available for charter which offer the opportunity to practise your swing whilst on board; whether that's perfecting your long game or honing your shot accuracy with inflatable greens, superyachts have risen admirably to the challenge.
One of the more quirkier activities on top of the multitude of amenities offered on board a superyacht is the ability to tee off from your very own private driving range. Using either eco-friendly floating golf balls, or fully-biodegradable ones, you’ll be nailing your approach shots in no time.
FunAir; an American company based in Austin, Texas that specialises in inflatable toys for yachts, have recently jumped on the superyacht golf bandwagon with their range of floating golf greens that serve as the perfect in-water targets for practising your aim. FunAir also produces their own branded marine-friendly golf balls made out of fish food, which have been neatly designed to fully dissolve in the water.
Whether you want to practise your driving skills or prefer to work on your aim, we’ve rounded up some of the best charter yachts offering their very own onboard golf amenities;
Delivered in 2019, this elegant 93m/305ft yacht bears all the hallmarks of meticulous Feadship craftsmanship, with her exquisite Reymond Langton interiors showcasing the epitome of superyacht luxury.
As well as a full sports court offering everything from basketball to badminton, she also boasts a golf tee and simulator for anyone wishing to practice their swing after lunch.
Lady S plays host to a vast array of superlative amenities, from her IMAX Dolby cinema to her beach club with Hammam and ice plunge pool. She can easily accommodate 12 charter guests in her 7 beautifully-designed suites, including a stunning full-beam master stateroom with private office and wide panoramic views.
Having already played host to a raft of high-profile guests, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z, it's clear this award-winning 107m/351ft Benetti yacht’s debut season has already proved a massive hit.
With her refined Italian interiors and fabulous amenities, guests are spoilt for choice. Onboard highlights include a stunning 8-meter heated swimming pool, vast beach club with Hammam spa and massage room with Gharieni massage bed, which adjoins a sumptuous waterfront lounge and well-equipped gym.
Golf aficionados can enjoy a quick tee off at sundown from the yacht’s elongated bow, perfect for long shots into the water.
Luxury yacht LANA provides accommodation for 12 guests in 8 stunning suites, with a crew of 33 on hand to tend to guests’ every whim whilst onboard.
This impressive 63m/207ft Espen Øino-designed superyacht is in a masterclass of its own, showcasing resplendent Art Deco-inspired interiors and wealth of luxurious living areas across her spacious decks, guests lucky enough to be hosted onboard are in for a real treat.
Highlights include her crowning sundeck offering unparalleled views, with a 4-meter Jacuzzi surrounded by sumptuous sunpads and a variety of lounging areas, as well as a bar for convenient, all-day refreshment. She also offers an extensive swim platform, which adjoins a superb beach club, complete with a gym set-up and twin-beam sea terraces.
From this convenient waterside platform, the crew can set up your own green tee, so you can grab your nine iron and perfect your approach shot.
Luxury yacht NORTH STAR offers exceptional accommodation for 12 guests in 6 beautifully-appointed suites, including an on-deck master suite offering a peaceful retreat with his and hers dressing rooms and stunning full-beam bathroom.
Boasting an unmistakable Feadship pedigree, this 96.5m/317ft superyacht presents inimitable style and exceptional onboard amenities for superlative yacht charters whatever the destination.
Offering everything from a 9-meter glass-bottomed swimming pool to three world-class chefs, FAITH is sure to impress even the most discerning of guests.
For those looking to get a round in, she has a unique fairway set up off her iconic bow just forward of her helicopter hangar, for fabulous long shots into the surrounding seas without a sand bunker in sight! This converted games deck area also offers facilities for football, tennis, volleyball and basketball, making FAITH ideal for sports enthusiasts.
Additional highlights include a sundeck gymnasium, extensive wellness centre replete with massage table, snow room and Hammam sauna, alfresco cinema and extensive wine cellar for perfect meal pairings. She can also sleep up to 12 guests in her sumptuous staterooms, including a high-volume Owner's deck featuring a stunning skylight and fireplace.
Built in 2010 by Dutch shipyard Oceanco, the six-deck 85.5m/281ft yacht SUNRAYS offers an outstanding variety of lavish living areas, from her glorious sundeck to her standout waterside beach club and everything in-between.
Her wide side decks and expansive open areas are ideal for sports and entertaining. Her foldable exterior bulwark allows for unobstructed views, plus the opportunity to practise your golf swing, where a raised green tee presents the perfect base from which to send your balls careening off into the air for the ultimate drive down the ocean fairway!
Offering accommodation for 12 guests across 9 suites, comprising an expansive upper deck master suite akin to a huge private apartment, complete with its own intimate sunbathing terrace and Jacuzzi. There is also an adjoining VIP suite with sea balcony and an additional space that can be used as a separate cabin, study or TV lounge that opens up onto yet another balcony.
On her main deck you’ll find a second VIP suite, along with two double and two twin cabins. A further VIP suite is located on her lower deck with a glorious fold-down water-level balcony.
A firm charter favourite, the 62.6m/205ft Oceanco yacht LUCKY LADY cleverly combines elegance with state-of-the-art amenities to ensure her guests are perfectly pampered and entertained. Her warm interiors showcase an inviting blend of rich woods and fine marble creating a sophisticated finish befitting a luxury yacht of her calibre.
For golf lovers, LUCKY LADY boasts a retractable golf tee located on her aft deck, which appears at the touch of a button. From this vantage position straight of the back, she is the ideal yacht for practising driving shots, with a stack of handy biodegradable fish food golf balls at your disposal.
Standout features include a generous beach club with adjoining swim platform providing easy access into the sea, as well as a glorious sundeck featuring a unique glass-fronted cascading spa pool, comfortable loungers and a convenient bar where the crew can provide all-day refreshments as you soak up the rays.
She can easily accommodate 10 guests in her 5 exceptional suites, comprising an impressive 352m² Owner's apartment with its own private terrace, skylounge, bar and personal study area. On her lower deck, an additional 4 VIP cabins make up the rest of the accommodation.
If you are keen to find out more about chartering any of the yachts mentioned in this article and to confirm their specific on board golf amenities, such as the provision of clubs and balls, please speak with your preferred yacht charter broker for more information.
To compare the complete market, take a look at all luxury charter yachts with onboard golf tees.
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