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Have you ever taken some time to ask yourself what really makes Portugal the ultimate golf destination for a lot of enthusiasts?

Why So Many Players Choose Portugal For Golf Tee Times

With the sheer number of courses throughout the country, Portugal is fast becoming one of Europe’s top golfing destinations. In fact, over 250 000 visitors play over 1 million rounds of golf each year in the country, and this number is growing annually.

Portugal has received international recognition as well. It was voted Europe’s leading golfing destination in 2012 and 2013 as well as the World’s leading golfing destination in 2013. So clearly, golfers from all over the world love to play the courses in Portugal. Why is this? In this article, we will take a closer look to find out.

The climate

Let’s start with what Portugal has to offer weather-wise. As part of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal is blessed with some beautiful weather. From April to September, average temperatures range from 21 to 27 degrees Celsius. Even during the colder months from October to March, it only drops to 17 degrees Celsius. And then there is the sun. On average, in the middle of the summer months, Portugal gets 12 hours of sun per day! Let’s agree, these are incredible conditions to play golf in.

The courses

Portugal is not only blessed with many golf courses but an incredibly varied array of course types. Let’s take a look at the Algarve region, one of the most popular with golfers visiting the country. Here, you can find some thoroughly modern courses. But it is the varied course types in close proximity that golfers love. One morning you may be playing a links type course near the coast, for example, the Praia course at Palmares. That afternoon, you are at Boavista with its undulating fairways, ravines, pine trees and a majestic mountain backdrop. The sheer variety is what draws golfers to the country.


Now golf is not a cheap game. One would think that going to another country to partake in your hobby would put a serious dent in your pocket. Again, Portugal stands out when compared to other overseas golfing destinations in this regard. Here, your money will go a long way. Accommodation is available at various ranges, depending on your budget, from luxury hotel rooms to self-catering apartments. Green fees are also incredibly cheap, and even more so when playing in the afternoon. Overall, golfing in Portugal can be cheaper than your own country!

And that’s just three key reasons why so many golfers choose Portugal as their preferred golfing holiday destination.

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Those who are adventurous area also able to take some time after their golfing exploits, to enjoy some of the country’s deep sea fishing expeditions, among a host of other water sporting activities that line the sea shore. Truly Portugal is paradise not just for the avid golfer, but it is one place where anyone would be happy to visit at any time of the year.


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