Friday, 19 March 2010
Quinta do Vale - 1st Hole  (EuropeanTour)
Quinta do Vale - 1st Hole (EuropeanTour)

Imagine this. A golfing paradise, warmed all year round by a sun which shines on 30 top quality golf courses, where the crashing waves of the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean roll onto 150 rugged miles of coastline rich with wide sandy beaches, hidden coves, lively fishing villages and 21st century marinas. Imagine all this and add to it a fabulous choice of luxury hotels and apartments, stylish shopping, lively bars and restaurants within a two hour flight from the UK and you have The Algarve – Portugal’s golf capital for more than 40 years.

The Algarve is an unparalleled golf holiday destination offering everything the discerning player could wish for. On offer are the finest, most challenging courses with top class levels of friendly service and welcoming 19th holes. Accommodation is plentiful with something to suit every budget from lavish beachfront resorts with all the facilities to family friendly self catering apartments or simply an inexpensive bed and breakfast.

Life is to be enjoyed on The Algarve with its sophisticated, laid back atmosphere and endless facilities such as fabulous spas, stylish restaurants, sea fishing, tennis facilities, sparkling casinos and nightlife, sightseeing and one of the most important nature reserves to be found anywhere in Europe.

It was the great British golfer, Sir Henry Cotton, who put this most south westerly coastline of Portugal firmly on the golfing map of Europe way back in the 1960s when he developed Penina on the western side. Other great courses mushroomed steadily over the years at Quinta da Lago – the Beverly Hills of the Algarve – to the stunning Vilamoura which is now home of the latest, Oceânico Victoria Golf, host of the prestigious World Cup of Golf in 2005 and the 2007 Portugal Masters.

Now Sir Henry’s other favourite, the eastern side of The Algarve is becoming a popular choice for those seeking a more laid back, quieter place to enjoy the Royal and Ancient game nestling between charming old hill villages and the Ria Formosa nature reserve which simply teems with wildlife.

So whatever you seek in a golf holiday The Algarve really does have it all. Don’t hesitate, turn your imagination and dreams into reality and visit here soon.

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