WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017 – Portugal is one of the hot spots for golfers. For years, Portugal has been a favorite destination for golfers due to the sheer variety and quality in golfing experience.
It is not only that golfers are attracted to Portugal for the splendid weather. The golf courses are the dream of any top golfer, and the luxurious hotels have the best in class arrangements for pure relaxation that the vacationers deserve. The resorts have become icons in its rights that beckon golfers from all around the world. The names of resorts like Pestana, Vila Sol, Dona Filipa and Penina Hotel and Golf Resort are on the lips of golfers planning for golf holidays Portugal. Some of the most popular golf courses in Portugal find a place in this article.
The sun kissed city that boasts of more than 40 golf courses, and a mesmerizing coastline is among the most sought after golfing destinations. When you are here, it would be wrong to focus on the city alone. From the ocean views that have made Lagos famous to the Vilamoura resort that is an embodiment of luxury,
From the ocean views that have made Lagos famous to the Vilamoura resort that is an embodiment of luxury, travelers have almost endless options to explore. The tour can never be complete until you travel to the capital Lisbon the repository of outstanding musical history and heritage.
Golf in Algarve
Some of the best golf courses that the country has to offer are located in Algarve. Here you find different styles of courses that cover the expanse of the eastern border of the country with Spain and runs through the Atlantic west coast. The high quality of courses is second to none in the world. These courses always find a place in the list of top hundred golf courses in Europe.
With so much to offer, golfers might face the problem of plenty in selecting the course where they should go.
However, Vilamoura remains the heart of Algarve when it comes to golf.
- Victoria – The claim to fame of Vilamoura is the Portuguese Masters that it has been hosting for a decade since 2007 at the Victoria course. Despite being a relatively new addition to the golfing history of Portugal, the 7300 yards course is a testing place for golfers who have to negotiate the water hazards and huge bunkers when the wind is blowing.
- Old Course – Ever since 1969, the year it was founded, this golf course has remained a must play venue golfers on holiday. Besides the beauty of the design of the course, it has yet another speciality – every hole has along its flanks a combination of pine trees and cork trees. This 18 hole course is the brain child of architect Frank Pennik.
- The Vila Sol golf course – Donald Steel, the architect founded this 27 hole golf course in 1991. There are three different zones created with different difficulty levels. This attractively designed course has won many laurels.
With so much to enjoy in Portugal both on and off the course, you will never dare to skip it from your golf tour itinerary.
About the author: Bill Williams started his career as a journalist and is now a travel writer. He has even written an e book on golf holidays Portugal. Films and music are his hobbies, and he has a vast collection of gramophone discs that have now become antique objects.