Getaway golf is the best kind of golf (and the best kind of getaway) there is. If you're like the typical hacker then you are not the type to lie around on a beach all day topping up your tan. You are too ambitious, too energetic and too proactive to do nothing so you choose to be active while you are on holiday.
Golfing getaways are different to vacations in that they take less time and you don't have to plan as much. They are about making quick decisions and coming back home quickly. Efficiency is the name of the game. Getaway golf packages have been popular in Europe since the 1960s and Portugal was the place but we'll get to that later.
Many people in the Northern Hemisphere are keen to escape the daily grind; the routine, the weather, the stress and so on. Of course, getting away physically is not a challenge but you need to get away mentally as well. It's important to give your mind a rest. With this kind of break, you get a nice shot of vitamin D from the sun but you also get the mental stimulation from playing 18 holes. Speaking of stimulation, these types of getaways can be very romantic. Many men, inspired by the beauty of the course, nature and scenery and by the 79 they just shot, have been known to propose on these breaks. If you're not ready to pop the questions, this type of trip is ideal to take your partner on even if he or she isn’t a fan of the great game.
Here are some reasons that will make you head for you nearest travel website:
If you are searching for the best winter golf getaways then you probably want to know where are the top destinations. Great golf getaways can be found anywhere but we recommend Portugal because there are more golf getaways in Portugal than anywhere else. Now you may think that golf in Portugal is all in the Algarve but Lisbon is growing in popularity and Madeira remains a favorite. Portugal is not just for golfers as there are plenty of facilities for family members who don't play. Your partner will be able to lounge in an infinity pool, get a hot stone massage at a spa or enjoy relaxing in a warm Jacuzzi.
All inclusive golf getaways are easy to find online. You won't have to worry about having to cook and you'll be able to get to the course after a hearty full English in the morning. If you want to take the luxury even further, golf spa getaways will give you lots of opportunities for pampering.
Don't worry, cheap golf getaways can be found in Portugal and there are golf getaway deals for every budget. And if you don't have time, you can get away quick for a weekend break and come back ready for Monday morning.
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