The best of Golf Holidays in Portugal
Golf, sun and sea. The perfect combination!
Taking holidays playing golf in Portugal is certainly not a new phenomenon, with golfers returning year after year to play the lush green courses in the warm sunshine. Golf in the Algarve has long been the poster child of golf in Portugal, boasting some of Europe’s most spectacular golf courses, but both Lisbon and Madeira golf are equally appealing for anyone with a desire to play top quality golf in Portugal.
The main season for golf in Portugal falls between late autumn and late spring, as the summer months are almost too hot for a golf break, as well as colliding with the golf season at home. Amazingly, when the golf courses at home are knee deep in mud, it is only a 2-3 hour flight to find fine courses in peak condition, bathed in sunshine! The courses do remain open year round and the growing popularity holidays playing golf in Portugal has not resulted in crowded fairways but instead, more quality golf courses.
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Golf in the AlgarveThe golf in the Algarve is world class. The stunning coastline provides and unrivalled backdrop for any round, and the 30-odd courses that line the coastline are world class. Club hire, tuition and practice facilities are plentiful.
Madeira GolfFor anyone looking for pure luxury involving exceptional golf, balmy weather, exquisite food and beautiful surroundings from their golf holiday in Portugal, Madeira golf is what you have been looking for.
Lisbon Golf HolidaysThere are more than 20 top class golf courses within easy reach of the Portuguese capital, including some really tough tests like Aroeira and Ribagolfe. Just two hours from home, Lisbon is perfect for golf weekends.
Golf in AlbufeiraAlbufeira in the Algarve is a particularly good spot in which to take a golfing holiday in Portugal. There are three excellent golf courses in and around the town, as well as excellent practice and tuition centres should you need them.
Golf in LagosGolf in the western Algarve is growing in popularity each year. From Lagos westwards, the coastline is lined with beautiful golf courses, including the famous Boavista and Palmares golf courses.
There are three main areas in which to take golf holidays in Portugal. Golf in the Algarve is world famous, and in Lisbon and Madeira, golf has become a major part of life. You will never have difficulty finding a good course to play or arrange a tee off time, as long as you remember to pack your handicap certificate. There are some clubs which do not ask for them, but if you have one, life is much easier.
Each of the three main regions to play golf in Portugal has its own airport, Faro Airport for golf holidays in the Algarve, Portela Airport for golf breaks in the Lisbon region and Funchal Airport for Madeira golf holidays. Finding suitable accommodation is easy too. Once you have selected your chosen destination, you can filter only golf properties by using the links along the left hand side of any Holiday-Rentals results page. So, why not grab your clubs and head for a round in the sun with a golf holiday in Portugal?
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