Monday, September 7

European Golf: 5 Great Reasons to Visit The Algarve

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By 360 Golf Holidays

LOCATED IN PORTUGAL, THE ALGARVE is an alluring golf and vacation destination for groups, couples, families or others.

As an independent, family-run company that specializes in European golf travel, including Algarve golf holiday packages, we can offer at least five great reasons to consider a trip to the Algarve this winter, or anytime, for that matter.

1. The golf courses, of course.

There are more than 25 top golf courses in the Algarve. Some legendary names have designed courses in this region, including Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Christy O'Connor Jr. Our favorite is The Old Course in Vilamoura.

2. The warm, sunny weather.

The Algarve boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year. Expect mild winters and summer temperatures that average about 75-85 fahrenheit (25-30 celsius). There's lots of daylight, too, with 12 hours of sunshine in the summer and six hours in the winter.

3. The stunning beaches.

There might be no better choice of beaches in all of Europe. Praia do Ancao near Quinta do Lago is an endless golden beach with facilities for families. Our favorite? Praia da Marinha near Porches. Nominated by the Michelin guide, it is also known for its impressive rocky outcrops.

4. The vibrant nightlife.

If you're looking for a more lively golf trip to the Algarve, head to Vilamoura. The number of restaurants, bars and live music venues are sure to cater for to your needs. We like the Zu Yi Chinese restaurant followed by the Purobeach beach bar.

5. The luxurious hotels.

We like Penina Golf Resort, which is family friendly and has superb championship golf on-site. For a relaxing and luxurious break, try the Dona Filpa Hotel at Vale do Lobo, located by the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic and surrounded by beautiful golf courses.

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