Tee off in Paradise: Where to play golf in the Maldives

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January, 2024

The Maldives is a haven for travelers seeking breathtaking landscapes, turquoise lagoons, and world-class resorts. This tropical paradise is renowned for its luxury accommodations, water-based adventures, and romantic escapades. While Maldives offers an array of experiences for everyone, golf enthusiasts may wonder if they can tee off on this idyllic islands.

Wether you are a avid golfer or a beginner, a some of the best Maldives resorts offer fantastic golf experiences, including large golf courses, driving ranges and ‘au courant’ golf clubs on the private islands, making them the best choices for golf enthusiasts in the Maldives! With pristine waters, white sand beaches, and greenery landscape these luxury resorts provide a perfect balance between recreational play and breathtaking scenery.


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If you have never coupled golf with the Maldives, Kuredu Resort is proud to introduce you to yet another trendsetting activity in this island nation. Surrounded by palm trees Kuredu Resorts & Spa golf club is set on the eastern portion of the island, playing golf could not be any more peaceful than it is here. Kuredu Golf Club boasts a full-size driving range and a large Hux-ley putting green to perfect your stroke. The resort’s golf club allows guests to fit in a golfing fix between leisurely days at the beach and spa visits during their stay. Any teaching course can be set up to suit the individual or group.

Kuredu Golf shop is fully equipped with golf gears for fanatics, and club also has a golf bar to relax after a sensational golf round or to watch your favourite sports matches live on satellite TV.

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Jawakara Islands Maldives

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Jawakara Islands Maldives boasts an unique golfing experience with a 9-hole pitch and putt course inspired by iconic global holes. Set on Mabin Island, Jawakara Golf Club boasts a driving range, practice putting green, indoor golf simulator with GC quad technology, golf shop, bar, and restaurant. The 9 tees and greens, some featuring 2 pin positions, allow for 9 or 18 hole games. The artificial turf greens ensure year-round playability, guarded by bunkers and scattered palm tree obstacles. The 170-yard driving range with shaded bays is perfect for warm-ups. Beginners can refine skills at the artificial turf practice putting green and bunker. A Qualified Golf Professional on the ground offers private lessons and free 30-minute sessions thrice weekly.

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Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa


Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned golfer, there is something for everyone at the Hideaway Golf Centre. Practice your short game on the putting green, enjoy a game with friends and family or even indulge in some solo practice - a fun yet professional experience awaits at Hideaway Beach Resort. Improve your game or learn from scratch with the state-of-the-art golf simulators and get coached by the resort's very own in-house Golf Pro. With branded equipment perfect for the luxury golf player the Pro Golf Shop has all the golfing essentials you’ll need, from a selection of clubs, shoes, attire, and gloves to Hideaway branded golf balls and Ecobioballs for fish feeding golf.

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Meeru Island

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Meeru pioneered the Maldives’ inaugural 9 Hole Pitch & Putt golf course on November 1, 2009, positioned at the island’s heart alongside the Golf Driving Range and Putting Green. Spanning 2000 sqm (21,000 sq. ft.), this course offers 9 holes across 480 yards, featuring 9 tee boxes and 6 greens for versatile play. With greens averaging 170 sqm (1,800 sq. ft.) and boasting multiple flag positions of varying difficulty, the course nurtures short-game skills. Its artificial turf ensures consistent, year-round playing conditions, while challenges like sand bunkers and water hazards test players’ precision. Ranging 35 to 80 yards, shots involve dog legs and demand accuracy.

The venue also houses a 120-yard Golf Driving Range equipped for night play, complemented by a turf Putting Green for skill enhancement. Lessons with a resident Golf Professional and scheduled weekly tournaments add to the engaging golfing experience, with equipment available for rent at the Sports Centre.

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Finolhu Baa Atoll

Seaside Finolhu Maldives golf simulator

Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned amateur, there’s no need to forsake your golf fix at Finolhu Baa Atoll. Get in the swing of things with the resort's state-of-the-art indoor golf simulator experience.

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Velaa Private Island

Designed by José María Olazábal, renowned for his short game prowess, Velaa Golf Academy by Olazábal is a unique golfing experience. The studio offers one-on-one tuition with PGA professionals aided by the latest swing analysis technology and is also equipped with a Trackman simulator to enhance the golf session.

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If you have nailed your swing but fancy fine-tuning your lighter touch, the putting green is the place to be. With the sand as your backdrop, the 5-hole putting green invites both keen golfers and beginners to improve their game. Challenge seekers can also refine their skills, teeing off on the new floating golf platform.

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