Golf Portugal

Golfers always seem to be in search of new and exciting courses to play. Improving the golf game is almost always on the agenda and what better way to accomplish that than trying out the abounding golf Portugal has to offer? Portugal boasts more than 70 courses throughout the country. The fantastic golf Portugal is home to can be located in northern and central Portugal as well as the Lisbon coast, Alentejo, Algarve and Huelva.

When readying for a game of golf Portugal trade winds are something to keep in mind. They are called the “Nortada” and normally blow in the summer season. Beginning about midday the winds don’t die down until early on in the evening. High season for golf in Portugal is in February through April and September through November. Low season runs from December through January and June through August. In low season green fees and golf packages can be as much as half the cost as in high season.

When considering golf packages Portugal winds are looked at as a challenge and not a deterrent. If playing on coastal courses and wishing to avoid the wind play early in the morning. If looking for golf packages Portugal has its share! Golf is extremely popular in the Algarve region and there are many deals to be had. Generally when looking for affordable golf packages Portugal off season months are cheapest. It’s possible to purchase a package as low as 150 Euros including hotel and all green fees for four full days of golf during the low season. Prices vary greatly depending on what kind of courses are sought out as well as the quality of the hotel. In several golf packages Portugal deals include the choice to golf at numerous different courses, not the same one for the entire time.

Golf holidays in Portugal are popular because of the appealing geography, moderate climate and a growing amount of fantastic courses to play. Low prices for accommodation, dining and great sightseeing add to the appeal of a golf holidays in Portugal. Palmares is a popular championship course located 3 miles from Lagos. It’s well known for its spectacular scenery and most of the holes are found on gentle slopes just above a beautiful and expansive beach area. Sir Henry Cotton is the designer and this course is considered one of his masterpieces. Golf holidays in Portugal often include at least one game at this course when in the area. There are five link-type holes, a driving range, put area and putting green pitch. In high season green fees are 70 Eurosfor 18 holes and in low season they’re 45 Euros but check before playing.

Vale de Lobo in the Algarve was founded in 1962 remains a successful Portugal resort and golf destination. Both courses are stunning and offer up a great challenge. These two courses have hosted the European PGA event in 2002 and 2003. During your Portugal golf vacation play along the cliff’s edge, through fig-tree lined fairways and umbrella pines. In low season a package can be had for your Portugal golf vacation as low as 119 Euros but check all prices before booking. Packages can include hotel suites, lessons and green fees.

A Portugal golf vacation can be the perfect way to enjoy a new and challenging golf course in one of Portugal’s many pleasing areas. With so many golf courses to choose from Portugal can be a golfer’s dream! There are many things to do on a Portugal golf vacation besides golf that can include sightseeing among many of the area"s attractions as well making for a complete and lively holiday.

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