Travel and Lifestyle
Sep 20th, 2018
Algarve hits perfect 10 in new European golf rankings
The Algarve has underlined its reputation as the leading European destination for golf travellers with a perfect 10 in Golf World’s newly-released Top 100 European Golf Resorts list.
In the latest edition, 10 venues are featured – making it the most popular golf region on the countdown – with resorts stretching the length of the Algarve’s 150-mile coastline.
From Quinta da Ria and Monte Rei in the east, San Lorenzo, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Pestana Vila Sol, Pine Cliffs in the centre and western-based Amendoeira, Penina and Onyria Palmares are all included, which serves to emphasise the diversity and quality to be found all along the spectacular stretch of southern Portugal.
It’s further recognition of the superb choice on offer in the Algarve, especially as there are a staggering 43 golf courses all within easy reach and with the added benefit of almost year-round sunshine.
Aside from the resorts, the Algarve also boasts many outstanding stand-alone courses, including Dom Pedro Victoria in Vilamoura, which hosts the Portugal Masters event once again this week.
As an appetiser to the forthcoming Ryder Cup, there will be added interest with European team members Sergio Garcia and Thorbjorn Olesen both in the field as they warm up for the event in Paris. Vice-captain Padraig Harrrington – the 2016 champion at Victoria – is also in a star-studded line-up.
Maria Manuel Delgado e Silva, Algarve tourism golf product manager, said: “The Golf World Top 100 European Resorts is a valuable resource for choosing golf holidays and shows, once again, just how popular the Algarve is for all visiting golfers.
“It’s always a privilege for us to welcome our guests, whether they are regular visitors or coming to the Algarve for the first time. There are so many fantastic resorts to enjoy and it gives us all great pleasure to know that our region remains more popular than ever.”