Golf weekends and extended golfing breaks are becoming more and more popular in Europe. The superb climate, breathtaking views, luxurious resorts and spas, ease of booking, and golf break offers make golf holidays in Spain, Italy, and Portugal desirable to players of all levels of expertise. For more than 30 years, Golf breaks Portugal, in particular, has been the most desired location. Its unsurpassed beauty, with its championship courses, exquisite hotels and villas, superb cuisine, and exciting night life creates an experience of a lifetime. The Algarve, Portugal, has local people who could easily win the award for “Friendliest People in the World”. The history of the Algarve is one of significance. It is one the oldest of European tee times. In the 1920s the first course was developed. It was not like today’s courses, due to the undesirable conditions of the ground surface. Because of the salt water, the greens were actually brown. Through the years (1970s, 1980s, and 1990s), many improvements were made, creating the extraordinary beauty of today’s Portuguese greens. Being able to relax in the comfortable climate and swing your clubs in paradise may make this venue very appealing to you. In addition, if you appreciate the interesting history of this area in Europe, a Portuguese break may be just the thing for you!
People play this sport all around the world, but experiencing a European golf holiday has numerous benefits to players and their traveling companions, such as spouses, children, friends, or co-workers. Of course, there are many international venues to choose from, but the following are some of the benefits of golf and spa breaks in Europe, particularly the Algarve:
There are many resorts and villas that can provide hassle free golf break deals and packages. Getting a discount on last minute golf breaks is also an option. By using a booking service, you have the opportunity to find exclusive deals and offers. Three of the top courses in Portugal are Monte Rei (North), San Lorenzo, and Oceanico (Old).
Monte Rei (North) is a wonderful, newer venue. It is one of Jack Nicklaus’ signature courses, but the first one to reach Portugal. It is a wonderful course and provides world-class service, making this a must to visit.
The next, San Lorenzo, which is considered the most exquisite in Europe, is an award winning par 72. With its salt water lakes, shrubs, unsurpassed beauty, and its amazing grand finale, you won’t want to miss this once in a lifetime experience. Booking of the green fees can only be made if you are a guest at the Dona Filipa Hotel.
Oceanico (Old) is close to Faro airport, and sometimes called ‘Vilamoura Old Course’. With a five star rating, this course is considered “One of the Best” by countless reviews. There are many activities for the non-player, such as boat tours, dolphin watching, waterskiing, and other water sports.
Whether you are after a mild climate, pristine greens, amazing views, or unbelievable playing opportunities, the southern coast of the Algarve is the place to plan your Portuguese holiday. There are many week-long deals for cheap golf breaks and short golf breaks that can be taken on a weekend. Southern Portugal boasts its extraordinary amount of elegant hotels and villas, the laid back character of its local people, amazing cuisine, pristine beaches, and exciting night life. Portuguese has everything you desire. Book your golf breaks Portugal now!
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