Ever since a Scottish Shepard three putted, golfers have been playing in all types of conditions in all kinds of places. The game was once played on the moon by astronauts. European Ryder Cup star Jose Maria Olazabal holed the "longest putt ever recorded" when he holed out in the aisle of Concorde jet. It just goes to show the dedication that hackers will take the game with them to deserts, forests. coasts and even to other planets.
Deciding on a winner for the best golf destinations competitions is difficult. A great golf destination needs to have many things to be considered so. If great weather was all it took then the Maldives would be full of people carrying drivers right now. If the only requirement were great courses then Scotland (with its number of famous Open Championship venues) would be the all time winner of best winter golf destinations. This article will outline the most important criteria for quality golf destinations and will help you decide where you should take your game in 2016.
The best golf destinations in the world are countries (or areas) that are perfectly suited for you and your needs. Here are some of the things we consider important in top golfing destinations:
If we agree on some of the above points, that still leaves the question: Where can I find the best golf holiday destinations? We sincerely believe that the Algarve, Portugal ticks all of the boxes above and more. While there are many quality golf destinations in the world, from Florida in the USA, to Spain and even the Middle East, we believe that the southern region of Portugal is where you should begin your search for cheap golf vacation destinations this year.
Now that you have your ideal destination, the next step is for you to begin searching for the best package vacations on offer through various travel websites and start constructing your perfect trip. A dedicated travel rep will help you make decisions on choices such as:
If you are in the process of booking your first sport specific holidays, I envy you. Taking your clubs and your game to far-off lands where caddies speak in foreign tongues and greens putt faster than a marble staircase is a life changing experience. It is also daunting to choose great destination golf travel if this is your first time. There are some many pieces to the puzzle that you will make mistakes if you don't choose the right spot. The Algarve is a perfect starting point for a life of travel with clubs. You will feel right at home with the established ex-pat community and the friendly staff and locals who have been seeing players arrive and leave happy ever since the early 1960's.
Our version of top 10 Algarve hotels with golfing facilities
Best offers for golf holidays from resorts and tour operators.