PORTUGAL GOLF VACATION

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Portugal Golf vacations, the small country on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula offers so much charm than any other country in Europe. Portugal welcomes golfers year-round for a golf trip. With travel times of mostly less than 3 hours, the country is well connected from all over Europe and has 3 international airports. However, year after year, thousands of golfers return to Portugal to play the incredible courses found there, why? Because the quality and density of championship golf courses in Portugal are unparalleled in Europe.

Whether you decide to stay in the city of Lisbon itself or choose to spend your golfing holiday based along the lovely coastline, you will not be short of things to see and do. In a circle less of 75 km Lisbon is now bursting of world-class golf courses. Either you choose the lovely resort Troja south of Lisbon or Praia D’el Rey in the North, you never will become disappointed. The best thing about the near Lisbon shoreline with dotted sublime fishing villages and towns like Cascais and Estoril is that you can play a variety of terrific courses like Penha Longa and Obidos. All courses have been venues of the European Golf Tour. Finally, you also get a genuine taste of Portugal’s great culture around and at least enjoy dining fresh fishes from the ocean and taste the Portuguese wine.

There are few better feelings in golf than the glorious Portuguese sun shining down on you, with the rolling hills of the Algarve laid at your feet. The Algarve has more than 20 full 18 hole courses, as well as three 9 hole courses. They are all of the excellent quality, and several are championship courses. In 2005, the November World Cup Golf Tournament is being played at one of the newest courses, the Palmer-designed Victoria Course in Vilamoura. Golf guides have voted the courses of Quinta da Ria

and Quinta da Cima, sister courses close to Tavira,  as some of the best value golf in southern Portugal.

Undoubtedly the number one golf course in the Algarve is Monte Rei, a Jack Nicklaus design of unattainable beauty. The Quinta do Lago urbanization is home to 6 golf courses, including Quinta do Lago South, San Lorenzo, and the new Laranjal course. Anyone who has ever enjoyed the Algarve for golfing and also the many amenities around comes back again and again.

Portugal’s exciting landscape has everything you could ask for in a golf holiday; stunning Atlantic beaches, lively cultural attractions, and most importantly, some truly outstanding golf. Make Lisbon and the Algarve the destination of your next golf break.

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