Portugal Golf BreaksA firm favourite with golfers from all over the world, a golf break in Portugal offers the chance to play some of the finest courses in Europe in a dry and sunny climate. The Algarve is still one of the most popular regions for a holiday - whether you are looking to stay in the golfing paradise of Vilamoura, the picturesque towns of Lagos and Tavira or looking for the nightlife of Albufeira. Meanwhile Lisbon is following fast on its heels as the coastal towns of Cascais and Estoril are littered with top class golf courses as well as amazing resorts like Praia d’El Rey and Quinta Da Marinha.
Portugal Golf Holidays
For any holidaymaker when it comes to a sunshine break in Europe it doesn’t come much better than Portugal. The Algarve’s sun, sand, and calming waves are the perfect escape, with Brits travelling over every summer in their thousands.
When you add some great golf courses to the mix, Portugal offers just about the best budget golf getaway in Europe. From all-inclusive golf holidays to self-catering, there’s something to suit all needs.
The country is one of our best-sellers and it’s no wonder why. Portugal offers an abundance of things to do, courses backing onto fabulous beaches, and towns filled to the brim with exciting culture and plenty of history.
Where to Spend a Golf Break in Portugal
Our clients have found there are two main locations to enjoy their golf, the Algarve and the capital, Lisbon.
Lisbon lies a little further north than the Algarve and has an array of great courses on the edge of the city. Inside it you’ll find a truly marvellous city inspired by Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and Postmodern architecture with lively bars, restaurants, and nightclubs throughout. There are a number of great courses within a short distance of the city including the likes of Penha Longa, Quinta Da Marinha, and Oitavos Dunes, a course which regularly makes it into Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses.
The Algarve, as mentioned, is another golfing hotspot in Europe’s most westerly nation. It’s a golfer’s haven with over 30 courses within an hour’s drive of each other. Alvor, Albufeira, Carvoeiro are all ideal places to stay, while Vilamoura continues to be a real favourite with our customers.
Located just west of Lisbon, around a 40-minute drive, Oitavos Dunes is perhaps the finest course in the country; set to a backdrop of the Sintra mountains it has generous fairways and tight greens alongside being named as the second best course on mainland Europe.
With that tag, as you’d expect it sits at the higher end of a budget, but it’s lauded for a reason and really isn’t worth missing out on during a golf holiday in Lisbon.
There are plenty of courses for those looking for a cheap golf holiday too though. The Algarve particularly has some great budget offerings.
One suiting all budgets is the Penina Golf Course in Alvor. The first course to ever be developed in Portugal, it’s the only resort to have three courses including a championship quality 18 holes. Coupled with a five-star hotel it’s a great resort to spend your entire holiday or simply a morning round.
What Else To Do
Naturally, you won’t find a livelier place in Portugal than Lisbon. The nation’s capital is steeped in history, from their famed wooden tram to Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, a monastery built in Vasco da Gama’s honour.
The Praca do Comercio is another spot which is a must to sit, drink, and enjoy the view over the Tagus River.
In The Algarve, there are plenty of activities along the coastline including water sports, cruises, and of course the chance to just sit back and relax. The Milreu Ruins offer a historic excursion, while by night the likes of Vilamoura, Alvor, and Albufeira offers perhaps the best nightlife in Portugal.
Book Your Cheap Golf Holiday To Portugal Now
Golfing holidays to Portugal really do cater for all wants and budgets, so it’s no wonder it’s a best-seller for us.
Call 01904 406550 for advice from our experts, all of whom pride themselves on the knowledge of these regions. Their unique and unbiased views can give you a true lowdown of the area. Alternatively browse our great destinations, courses, and offers to find the right Portugal golf holiday for you.
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