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The Top 5 Destinations for Pairing Dental Care with Your Golf Game

The Top 5 Destinations for Pairing Dental Care with Your Golf Game



I’ve been told that good things come to those who wait, good things come in small packages, and good things come in threes.  But at’s last staff meeting, we agreed on a slight variation of this last adage.  We believe good things come in pairs for medical travelers.

At least they do when it comes to dental treatments abroad, which can be paired with almost any kind of vacation you desire.

They are some of the least physically-taxing procedures you can receive as a medical tourist, so today we’re going to suggest 5 amazing places where you can complement crowns, bridges, implants, or simply more affordable dental fillings with some world-class golf.

1. Mexico

Dental holidays in Mexico are common for Americans because of the savings.  What they can also find south of the border are incredible golf courses on par with some of the best in the US.  One of the finest is the famous Cancun Golf Club at Pok ta Pok.  Its setting along dramatic shoreline isn’t far from Dentaris, a state-of-the-art aesthetic dentistry clinic and member of the international Medical Tourism Association.

2. Thailand

Our last post mentioned the high-quality, reasonably-priced dental care in Thailand that’s on offer to expats, but didn’t discuss the country’s verdant and challenging golf courses.  Whether in Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, or nearby Hua Hin – a beach town that’s home to stunning Black Mountain Golf Club – it’s easy to mix a sun-shiny day on the links with top-notch dental treatments.

3. South Africa

South Africa is an emerging player in the medical tourism world, and is well-known for producing a slew of championship golfers over the years.  No wonder they have so many great dental clinics and amazing golf courses.  And speaking of “player”, the country’s most famous golfer – Gary Player – has designed the highly-rated Crown Mines Golf Course in Johannesburg, a city that’s home to dozens of expert dentists.

4. UAE

The United Arab Emirates is an up-an-coming success story in so many industries, including medical tourism and golf; lucky for those of you looking to combine a root canal with a round or two.  And in Dubai, the country’s healthcare hub, you can find 3 locations of Dr. Michael’s – one of the Middle East’s top dental clinics – and Emirates Golf Club, where some of the world’s best golfers meet annually for the Dubai Desert Classic.

5. Spain

It’s practically common knowledge that Spain is a country of athletic successes, from soccer to tennis to basketball… and golf.  But did you know medical tourism in Spain is one of Europe’s best for foreign patients, too?  This includes for dental care and leisure pursuits.  With respect to the latter, the picturesque Costa del Sol is chock full of impeccable golf courses to enjoy before or after your veneers, whitening treatments, or dental implants.

As for the golf courses we’ve mentioned, don’t take our word for it.  A simple web search will provide in-depth information about leading courses in these 5 destinations.  As for the dental care, by all means a search of is a good place to begin.

Combining both will set you up for an excellent dental/golf medical holiday.