The border area between Spain and Portugal is a fabulous area in which to play golf with some fabulous courses around Castro Marim and Tavira on the Potuguese side and Islantilla on the Spanish side.

The pride of this area of Portugal is Monte Rei – voted the best golf course in Portugal – it is an absolute golfing gem and is a real treat – but not cheap – green fees would be upwards of 200 Euro even in low season !

Accommodation options include staying in Tavira town centre at the Vila Gale. Tavira is a relatively small town but still enjoys a good selection of restaurants and bars, including a couple of lively Irish bars.

For a great All Inclusive option look no further than Robinson Club. The hotel complex sits within walking distance of the first tees of Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima – both really good golf courses with Ria featuring some stunning holes by the Ocean and Cima perhaps being a little more challenging. Perhaps better than the walking distance to the first tee – the 18th green on Ria is right next to the hotel pool bar and that all inclusive cold beer !! The resort is also only 10 minutes transfer to Monte Rei.

Other options on the Portugal side of the border include the boutique Praia Verde Hotel close to Quinta do Vale golf course.

Across the border into Spain – juts 15 minutes from the border – is Islantilla Golf Resort. Set to relaunch in March 2020 the resort enjoys an on site hotel and apartments and a 27 hole golf course.