Best of Portugal Golf Holidays
Portugal has an enviable reputation when it comes to vacation destinations. It is a country that seems to have it all. Abundant sunshine and wonderful beaches along with world-class cuisine and some of the best value for money luxury resorts to be found anywhere in the world. Add to this the allure of a country that boasts a rich history and culture – and add to the mix some of the most respected wines on the planet and you have the core ingredients for a vacation that will live in the memory.
However, there is another well-known attraction to those who enjoy golf as a pastime – the courses in Portugal are world-class and the choice is incredible. Portugal golf holidays are the very definition of fun in the sun – so what are your choices when you are ready to book that once in a lifetime golfing vacation? here are some of the best choices for both the novice and more experienced golfer.
Let’s first take a look at an all-inclusive option. Who does not like to take a vacation and not worry about those incidental expenses? An all-inclusive golf vacation is one that is free from worry – aside from beating par and improving your handicap that is. Some of the most well respected that are available include Sao Rafaeon the Algrave. Aside from the undoubted pleasure of simply being on the Algrave, there is more to be happy about when selecting this golfing destination. A package deal includes access to great courses such as the Alamos Golf Club, the Morgado do Reguengo Course and the modern Herdades Dos Salgados Golf experience.
If you are in search of a top-rated course in Portugal – and one that is within easy reach of Lisbon then look no further than the Tróia Golf Course. Hemmed in by the Sado Estuary and the Arrábida National Park it is safe to say that this course is situated in one of the most scenic parts of Portugal. The fun starts with the ferry ride from Setúbal to the island. once you are back on dry land you will find everything you need to make your stay a pleasure, including some great accommodation (the Aqualuz Tróia Hotel is a wonderful choice).
If one wants to stay in the Algarve (and who would not be tempted) then the Jack Nicklaus designed Monte Rei course should be on your golfing bucket list. The exquisite country club is complimented by some magnificent villas – and the management and staff pride themselves on attention to detail and a superior visitor experience. The course is perfect for beginners and intermediate golfers and is fairly forgiving. The gourmet Vistas Restaurant has an incredibly diverse and impressive wine list. The menu shines, with dishes such as the Blue Lobster and Duck Breast reason enough to book a place in the sun here when evaluating the possibilities of Portugal golf holidays.
Between the years 2014 and 2018 Portugal was voted the ‘Best Golf Destination in Europe’. That is no mean feat when you are up against golfing powerhouses such as Scotland, England and Spain. Book some time in Portugal and get ready to enjoy yourself – it’s par for the course.