If you are searching for a destination for your next foreign golf holiday, then look no further than golf holidays in Portugal. The country is awash with fabulous courses which suit almost every style of play, so you will be sure to find a course that meets your needs and wants. With a number of different regions catering to golfing tourists, you will feel as though you are spoiled for choice.
The most popular golf region of Portugal is undoubtedly the Algarve, although Lisbon, Porto and Madeira are hot on its heels. The popularity of the Algarve stems from the large number of courses which are in close proximity to one another, allowing holidaymakers to move easily between courses. Many of the courses in this region are championship courses and have played host to some of the world’s most famous players. The region is also famed for both its winter and summer sun, which mean that you should be able to play in pleasant weather almost all year round.
The Lisbon Coast is also a must for golf fans. The popularity of this region has grown in recent years as many big-name course designers have built courses in the area. Two of the courses, the Oitavos Dunes and the Praia d’El Rey are both frequently cited as being amongst Europe’s Top 100 courses, and are essential rounds for the discerning golf tourist. Golf resorts in the Lisbon Coast area are also close enough to the capital city for travellers to take in the sights and sounds of the bustling city in their spare time.
If you are looking for something a little bit different, then why not try the Portuguese island archipelago of Madeira which is just off of the west coast of Africa. The island has boomed as a destination in recent years, thanks to the European Tour’s Madeira Islands Open. The stunning scenery also plays its part, with many courses sandwiched between stunning mountains and the gorgeous expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. You can even take a short island hop to the island of Porto Santos to take the opportunity to play on the fantastic Seve Ballesteros course which is named after its island home.
Portugal is also a great place to enjoy luxury on a budget. Many of the country’s top golfing resorts offer 4 and 5 star accommodation at a much lower cost than you would expect. This means that once you have finished your round you will be able to relax, socialise and dine in the lap of luxury. A range of different accommodation options are available to suit every member of your party. Whatever you are looking for in a destination golf holiday, you will be able to find it in Portugal.