Portugal is filled with a number of regions that are perfect for a golfing holiday. These include in and around Lisbon and of course, the beautiful Algarve region in the south of the country.
When planning a trip to Portugal, how do you go about finding the perfect place to have a golfing holiday? Well, there are a number of important factors to consider.
Are you planning on playing the courses around Lisbon or will you travel south to the Algarve? This decision will influence which airport you will fly to.
You will need to decide if you are traveling by yourself, with golfing buddies or with your family. If you are traveling by yourself or with friends, you only need to worry about your accommodation. If your family is coming with, consider basing yourself at one of the many golfing resorts in the country. There is a number to be found in the Algarve.
Now you will need to decide when you will visit Portugal. Bear in mind that during the season, things can be a little more expensive and the golf courses far busier. That said, weather wise, it is the best time to play golf in the hot Portuguese sun.
Now that you know where you are planning on playing and staying as well as who is coming with, you must decide if you are going to plan your own trip, or opt for a golfing packaged deal, either through a golfing tour operator or booked online by yourself. If this is your first trip to Portugal perhaps a packaged deal is best. This is especially true if you are bringing your family with you.
If you are bringing your family with you, consider the fact that they will need to be entertained while you are out on the golf course. Again, golf resorts are the best options as they have a range of other activities to keep everyone happy, for example, a spa for your wife and swimming pools for your children.
Once you have considered all the points above, finding the perfect place to play golf in Portugal becomes far easier!