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Alvor

Alvor

Alvor is one of the finest resort towns of the Algarve, and is the ideal destination if you are seeking a relaxed, beach-based holiday. Historically, Alvor was a fortified town and fishing port, which today has developed responsibly into a charming and mature holiday destination.

The town lies on the banks of the Alvor Estuary, overlooking the protected marshlands of Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve, while to the south is the Praia do Alvor, one of the largest sandy beaches of the Algarve.

Alvor may be a relatively small town, but it contains a surprisingly large selection of restaurants, shops and late-night bars, all of which are found within the pretty historic centre. Alvor has a calm and welcoming ambience, and a favourite with families during summer, and retirees outside of the peak months.

On our last trip to the Algarve in November 2019 Alvor ‘won’ the competition to find the cheapest beer with several bars offering a pint at less tha 1 Euro !

The nearest major town to Alvor would be Portimao – about 15 minutes by taxi but for the best nightlife a visit to Praia da Rocha and its famous strip is the place to go – also around 15 minutes from Alvor.

From a golfers perspective Alvor is really ‘owned’ by Pestana – whilst there are no golf courses in the town Pestana own and operate 5 hotels in the town – each to suit a variety of budgets and board options. In our opinion the best value All Inclusive option is available at The Delfim in Alvor.

Depending on which of the hotels you prefer it takes between 10 and 20 minutes to walk into town.

A little out of town is the Viking Hotel, also owned by Pestana.

Pestana own 5 golf courses in the Algarve, 4 of which are easily reached from Alvor (about 20 minutes transfer to each) – Gramacho, Pinta, Silves and Alto. The fifth is Vila Sol in Vilamoura.

As is the norm, the best value green fee packages at the Pestana golf courses are reserved for guests staying at any of the groups hotels.

For a golfing treat head to Palmares near Lagos – still under 30 minutes transfer. There are 27 holes of golf including 9 holes (praia) of links style adjacent to the ocean. Our favourite though would be to play the 9 holes of the Alvor course with the 9 holes of the Lagos course – stunning views and the greens are amongst the best in the Algarve.

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Belek

Belek

Belek is a town on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast, known for its beaches, thermal spas and golf courses.

Golf Resorts in Belek are of a very high standard, usually with an official 5* rating and most have All Inclusive as standard.

Golf courses in Belek are amongst some of the best kept in the world and the combination of world class resorts, great golf courses and temperatures comfortable in the teens even in December and January it is no wonder that Belek is one of our favoured destinations for winter golf. We do not think that there is a ‘weak’ course in Belek

Some courses are owned by hotel groups and offer residents rates to guests. Others may not be owned but have alliances which also result in discounted rates to guests.

We are experts at finding the best deals in Belek depending on what courses that you want to play.

Flight times from UK to Antalya is between 4 and 5 hours

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Cadiz

Cadiz

Cádiz, situated on the southern coastline of Andalusia, Spain. The city has a rich history and a lot of cultural sights. Next to that, there are 10 golf clubs near Cádiz. making it a perfect base for your trip!

One of the best golf courses close to Cadiz is Barceló Montecastillo Golf Club. This 18-hole golf course, situated a 30 minute drive from the city centre, was designed by Jack Nicklaus. The course was the venue for the Volvo Masters – a European Tour tournament – for five years.

Another great Cadiz golf course is IBEROSTAR Novo Sancti Petri Golf Club. The golf course has two 18-hole courses, both of them designed by Spanish legend Severiano Ballesteros. This golf club is perfect if you want to sleep close to the golf course. There are numerous hotels around IBEROSTAR Novo Sancti Petri Golf Club.

The nearest airports to Cadiz would be Jerez or Seville.

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Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca is a fantastic holiday destination for golfers. There are over 30 golf courses to choose from. So wherever you are staying, from Javea and Denia in the north, all the way south to the resorts around the Mar Menor, you are never far away from 18 holes of sunshine golf.

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Costa De La Luz

Costa De La Luz

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Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol

Where it all began – the Costa Del Sol (or Costa Del Golf as it is also known) is where golf tourism in Spain started. With the highest concentration of golf courses in Europe its easy to see why.

Where world class resorts such as Marbella rub shoulders with more traditional resorts such as Mijas and golfing royalty around the Sotogrande area

From a golfers perspective there is the opportunity to play at some of the best golf courses in Europe and mix them with some little known gems and world class golf resorts such as La Cala.

Flights from the UK to Malaga are only around 2 1/2 hours with most of the low cost carriers having routes there.

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Lagos

Lagos

Heading West along the Algarve brings you to the lively town of Lagos – in our opinion perhaps second only to Vilamoura for the choice of bars, restaurants and nightlife. From the long Avenida dos Descobrimentos you can enjoy the city’s profile and the busy and lively Marina. This avenue leads to the sea and the beaches, which are amongst the most beautiful in the Algarve

There is plenty of nightlife in Lagos both around the Marina area and in the town centre – within easy walking distance of each other – with a wide selection of restaurants, local bars, Irish bars and nightclubs available.

Lagos is about a 1 hour transfer from Faro airport. If time allows the journey takes you close to Vilamoura, Albufeira, Portimao and Alvor so playing 9 or even 18 holes en route between the airport and Lagos is possible.

We offer a broad selection of accommodation options from self catering apartments in the heart of Boa Vista golf resort to hotels in the centre of town and a real treat boutique hotel (only 20 rooms and very modern) overlooking the golf course and beach at Palmares.

There are 3 golf courses within 15 minutes of the centre of Lagos – Palmares with its 27 holes is probably the jewel in the crown – we played it twice in 2019 and the greens were the best we have played in the Algarve, Espiche is a real challenge with most fairways being lined with thorn bushes, and Boa Vista golf resort.

In our opinion this would be a great location to stay for those guests that prefer a town centre location with a broad choice of golf courses and there are plenty of other golf course options within 30 minutes transfer time.

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Lisbon

Lisbon

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge.

The mild climate and the beauty of its coastal landscapes makes Lisbon a very much appreciated golf region by golfers from around the world.

Flight time from the UK to lisbon is around 2 1/2 hours

As you would perhaps expect golf courses around Lisbon, as a Capital city, tend to be outside of the city. And we have divided our trips to Lisbon into 3 main areas – whilst we can tailor any trip to include any courses we think it more sensible to stick within the regions – for example travel between Troia and Westcliffs would be over 2 hours in each direction.

Closest to the city centre you will find the golf resorts of Oitavos Dunes, Penha Longha, and Beloura. Cascais and Sintra are the two main resort areas in this oocatiom

Further afield up the Atlantic Coastline are the resorts of Praia D’el Rey and Royal Obidos, both are golf resorts and packages often include golf at the stunning West Cliffs – without doubt the best new course in Portugal.

To the South of the city centre sits Herdade da Aroeira, the largest residential and golf complex in the Greater Lisbon area. Guests here enjoy a wide choice of golf courses including Aroeira I and II, Ribagolfe, Quinta do Peru and Santa Estevao.

Nearby is what in our opinion is one of the best courses in the whole of Portugal – Troia – rated #2 after Monte Rei the course sits on a peninsula easiest to reach by ferry.

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Marbella

Marbella

Marbella is on the sunny Costa Del Sol just around 45 minutes transfer from Malaga Airport.

There are stunning courses around the Marbella area and for those that want to play great golf courses and enjoy lively nightlife Marbella is definitely the place to stay.

It is only around 30 minute transfer from Marbella to play the courses around the Mijas area or 1 hour to the golfing royalty around the Sotogrande area.

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Mijas

Mijas

The Mijas area is far more laid back traditional Spanish than neighbouring Marbella and is just around 20 minute transfer from Malaga Airport.

There are stunning golf resorts around the Mijas area including one of our favourites at La Cala with its 3 golf courses.

For a more lively night out or to play at more courses Marbella is only around 30 minutes transfer away.

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Murcia

Murcia

Murcia or Costa Calida (Warm Coast) lies in the South East corner of Spain between Andalucia and Valencia. The province has over 170km of coastline dotted with wonderful beaches in addition to the largest salt-water lagoon in Europe (the Mar Menor), 5 degrees warmer than the rest of the Mediterranean.

Murcia enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and the winters are pleasantly mild and dry. On the coast you can enjoy the stunning cliffs, endless white sandy beaches, pretty ports and undiscovered coves with crystal clear water; the beautiful and historic towns of Alhama, Lorca and Murcia are all well worth a visit.

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Sotogrande

Sotogrande

Sotogrande is about 45 minutes from Marbella and just over an hour from Malaga Airport.

This is the land of golfing royalty with courses such as Valderrama, Finca Cortesin, La Reserva, Sotogrande and San Roque rubbing shoulders with each other.

Our Spain’s finest trip, put together in association with Valderrama showcases some of the best golf courses in the World

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Tavira

Tavira

The border area between Spain and Portugal is a fabulous area in which to play golf with some fabulous courses. 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.

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 is the 18th green on Ria – right next to the hotel pool bar and that all inclusive cold beer !! The resort is also only 10 minutes transfer to Monte Rei.

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Tenerife

Tenerife

Tenerife in the Canary Islands is a paradise for golfers all year round, thanks to an average yearly temperature of 23°C and a location just 4 hours flight distance from the UK. The island is home to excellent golf courses, offering a variety of challenges and spectacular ocean views.

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Vilamoura

Vilamoura

Vilamoura is the perfect choice for a golfing holiday. There are 19 golf courses in and around the town and it is only around 45 minutes from Faro Airport.

If you enjoy the luxury of a high class golf resort there are plenty to choose from in Vilamoura. If instead you want to be in the heart of the nightlife we can arrange accommodation in the centre of town and arrange transfers to your preferred courses.

At the heart of Vilamoura is the marina. The marina is surrounded by large hotels and luxury holiday homes as well as a large casino and numerous restaurants and vibrant bars.

If you want nightlife and to stay in the centre of town. More on the outskirts of town there are a wide choice of hotel options

If you prefer a stay at a purpose built golf resort then our recommendation is Pestana Vila Sol – the hotel is right next door to 27 holes of golf.

Quinta do Lago Resort is only around 15 – 20 minutes from the centre of Vilamoura and offers 3 superb golf courses – Laranjal, North Course and South Course.

Adjacent to Quinta do Lago is Vale do Lobo with further 2 golf courses – Royal and Ocean – both are at the top end of golf options in the Vilamoura area.