The idea of a vacation for British people started in Victorian times when families would escape the industrial cities and spend a weekend at the seaside. Then in the 1960's, the caravan boom arrived. These hobby specific getaways and golf is at the top of the list because it is a game people can enjoy at all ages and abilities. Not only that, the surroundings are much more a factor than other sports like tennis or football where the venue is less important. In Golf you have different grass, different views, wildlife, weather, conditions, different courses (for example links or parkland). Holidays have always been about where to go and how to get there. Now they are much more about what you do. People want to share their hobby while on a break, so they want a holiday that allows them to do that. This how the whole golfing vacation industry has grown.
The problem is that golfers these days are overwhelmed with golf vacation ideas. There are so many options, courses, packages, websites and companies to choose from. This article will present options and questions that will help you decide. We use our experience to help you avoid the mistakes that you will make along the way. Firstly, consider the following questions to establish what you are looking for:
Once you have established the playing options of your holiday, where to go is the next step. Again, we have so many options: Asia is on the rise, Florida has many courses, the "sand belt" in Australia, Spain has a great history, and so on. Where you decide to stick the dart in the map depends on budget, time frame, how many people are going, what style of course you want, what type of weather suits you, etc.
We make no apologies for recommending the Algarve, Portugal for top golf vacations as it ticks all the boxes for so many people:
Don't think that it has to be expensive; you can find plenty of discount golf vacations available in the Algarve. The again, if you are looking for a luxury golf vacations there are plenty of resorts for you to go upscale and 5 star if you want. There are also options for everything budget in-between these extremes. If you are looking for the cheapest golf vacations you can find these deals, please check our website. Just search for "last minute golf vacations" (last minute deals don't just apply to flights).
Our version of top 10 Algarve hotels with golfing facilities
Best offers for golf holidays from resorts and tour operators.