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Tag: Portugal

Salgados Palm Village Offers The Perfect Algarve Golf Break

Golf and the Algarve are a match made in heaven, with a stunning climate complementing the selection of championship courses that reside in the region. The Salgados Palm Village Apartments & Suites is located in Albufeira and the 4* resort is the perfect base for a week in paradise. read more ...


These Hotels Are The Perfect Base For Algarve Golf

The Algarve has long been one of the most desirable places to visit for passionate golfers, and there are a heap of reasons as to why this region of Portugal is so popular. Tivoli Alvor is one of the leading hotels to be situated within the district, but there are many more Minor Hotels that can provide guests with luxurious stays and act as perfect bases if golfers are hoping to play numerous golf courses during their stay.  read more ...


Vila Gale Hotels Are The Perfect Gateway to Golf in Portugal

Portugal has long been a popular spot for travelling golfers largely thanks to the stupendous collection of golf courses that the country possesses. The Vila Gale Hotel collection is one of the most successful to operate in Portugal - and is the perfect gateway to experience the golf there. read more ...


Teen Golfers Ready For Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship

Quinta do Lago is the environment for the latest Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship, which is being contested from 30 October to 3 November. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses You Should Play in Portugal

For many golfers, Portugal is the ultimate destination, offering outstanding courses in immaculate condition, with a beautiful climate making it a consistently rewarding experience throughout the year. If the Algarve is an appealing prospect for you, then here are our personal recommendations! read more ...


12 of The Best Places in Portugal For a Golf Break

There are many places in the UK that can offer a terrific golf break, but when the weather takes a turn for the worst, that may not be the best option. Thankfully, there are a selection of European countries that can offer an escape from the gloominess - and Portugal is one of them! read more ...


Visit Bom Sucesso in Lisbon For The Ultimate Golf Break

Through warm weather, golden beaches and a tantalising cuisine, Portugal is one of the most popular countries for an overseas golf break. Dotted throughout the country are numerous brilliant golf courses, but did you know the capital is home to some of the very best? read more ...


What Makes Cascais Among Portugal's Best Golf Destinations

What is the perfect base for a golf break in Portugal? Golfshake Travel Editor, Andy Waple believes that Cascais - within reach of Lisbon - is among the very best destinations in the country, as he explains in these reflections following a recent visit. read more ...


Why You Must Stay at Palmares Beach House Hotel

Situated away from the heart of Vilamoura, the Western Algarve is comparatively untouched by travelling golfers, but there is no doubt that Palmares is among the highlights in this beautiful part of the world. read more ...


The Dunas Course at Terras da Comporta Review

A buzz of excitement among the UK travelling golf community inevitably follows news of a new golf course opening in Portugal. The noise that has followed the June launch of the Dunas Course at Terras da Comporta is as loud as that which followed the unveiling of West Cliffs on the Silver Coast in 2008, as Golfshake Travel Editor Andy Waple discovered. read more ...


6 Reasons to Experience Amendoeira Golf Resort

Tucked away in the Algarve's Monchique Mountains you will discover one of the region's most glittering jewels - the Amendoeira Golf Resort. Here you have a choice of two exceptional courses laid out across 270 hectares of tranquility, The Faldo and The O'Connor Jnr, each delivering a fabulous challenge within an intoxicating environment. read more ...


Pestana Gramacho Residences is The Perfect Base For Your Algarve Golf Holiday

For many golfers throughout Europe, the Algarve is their home from home, the place where they return to play numerous immaculately presented courses in the most fabulous of climates that also delivers peace and tranquility and Pestana Gramacho Residences is the perfect gateway from which to experience it. read more ...


Golf's Greatest Holes Returns For Second Season in Portugal

Many of you will have seen the first season of Golf's Greatest Holes - and the second edition is coming next Tuesday, 11th April, on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, with hosts Paul McGinley and Chris Hollins visiting 26 different courses and destinations throughout Portugal. read more ...


Where to Play Golf in Madeira

Madeira is a serene, visually breathtaking and welcoming paradise for all visitors, but many keen golfers are now also taking advantage of its incredible climate and fabulously scenic courses. David J Whyte of Linksland Golf Travel Magazine has described several standout destinations that you must have on the list! read more ...


Discovering Madeira's Rural Golf Retreats

David J Whyte recently enjoyed a holiday adventure on the Portuguese island of Madeira. If serene, unhurried golf is what you're after, finding an off-the-beaten-path destination could be just what you need as he describes in this feature article. read more ...


Where Should You Go on a Golf Holiday - 7 Destinations to Consider

Planning a golf holiday this year? We have identified the standout destinations and the specific resorts and courses within those that our community of golfers experienced last year and lavished praise upon. read more ...


What Makes Portugal The Number One Golf Destination - Best Courses And Resorts

Portugal has established itself as perhaps the ultimate destination for travelling golfers from across Europe, showcasing an incredible depth of resorts. However, within that amazing quality, what are the absolute standouts, the must visits that present the very best of golf here? From the Algarve to Lisbon, these are the courses and venues that stood above the rest based on our survey. read more ...


Discover 3 Magical Golf Destinations in The Algarve

Portugal is a beloved holiday destination for golfers who are drawn by its fantastic climate, immaculate beaches and wonderfully presented golf courses. Among the most acclaimed options to ponder, the Pestana Group boasts many renowned venues throughout the Algarve. read more ...


Early Glimpse of Stunning New Portugal Golf Course

We have now seen a new glimpse of the breathtaking Dunas Course at Terras da Comporta in Portugal, which has been designed by respected architect David McLay-Kidd and will open for play this summer. read more ...


Penha Longa Resort Review

You don’t get a much better setting in Portugal than at the Penha Longa Resort where a luxurious hotel and accompanying 27-hole golf course nestles in the middle of one of Europe’s most spectacular parks. read more ...


Visit Cascais in Portugal Launches Innovative Golf Passport

There’s good news for golfers travelling to Lisbon looking to play a group of courses in the vicinity. The nearby town of Cascais, just 40 minutes along the coast from the Portuguese capital and home to several top courses, is launching a Golf Passport to make multi-round tee-time bookings faster and cheaper. read more ...


What Makes Amendoeira Golf Resort a Must Visit

Located within the Monchique Mountains of the Algarve, the spectacular Amendoeira Golf Resort has become one of Portugal's most glittering jewels. Featuring the dramatic Faldo Course and the tranquil O'Connor Course, this destination is quite the paradise retreat for visiting golfers. read more ...


Sustainability Drives The Future at Dom Pedro Golf

Last week's Portugal Masters was a celebration for both the winner Jordan Smith on the Victoria Course, but also for Dom Pedro itself as the resort cemented its reputation as a pioneer in sustainable golf. read more ...


Dom Pedro Victoria Course Ready to Host Portugal Masters

It's set to be another great week at the Portugal Masters as the DP World Tour makes its return to the acclaimed Dom Pedro Victoria, which is looking in great shape for the tournament. read more ...


Golf's Greatest Holes Moves to Portugal For Series 2

If you enjoyed Golf's Greatest Holes featuring Paul McGinley and Chris Hollins playing across the spectacular Island of Ireland, then you can now look forward to the guys showcasing destinations throughout Portugal in a six-part second series that will be broadcast early next year. read more ...


Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course Reopens After Refurbishment

The Laguna Golf Course at Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection has opened its doors again following extensive work to improve the overall quality of the course as part of a new dimension to the resort’s well-renowned golfing portfolio. read more ...


What Makes Penina Golf Resort a Timeless Jewel in The Algarve

The Algarve boasts a variety of spectacular golf courses that will live long in the memory. Perhaps the most famous of all is Penina, designed by the legendary Henry Cotton. It was also the first course to be built in the Algarve. And while many others have since been created, Penina has stood the test of time and remains a must-play for anybody visiting the region.   read more ...


Reviewing The Praia D'El Rey Resort Golf Experience

There seems to be no stopping the growing popularity of the Praia D’El Rey Resort situated north of Lisbon in Portugal. We have visited on a number of occasions and now, as West Cliffs celebrates its fifth anniversary, it’s time to take another look. read more ...


Palmares Ocean Living and Golf Review

The Western Algarve has an authentic feel of true Portugal. Here you will find some charming beach resorts, a lively town with bars, restaurants galore and some good quality golf courses. Standing out is Palmares Ocean Living and Golf, which is without doubt one of the best golf locations in Europe. read more ...


Quinta da Marinha Hotel Secures Global Accolades

Portugal's Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel has received two global accolades from Tripadvisor, recognising it as being among the top one per cent of hotels worldwide. read more ...


12 Reasons to Visit Quinta do Lago Resort

Looking for a luxury golf break in the sunshine? The Quinta do Lago Resort on Portugal’s Algarve coast is hard to beat for its combination of great golf, superb accommodation and dining set in a stunning location. With easy transport links to Faro’s airport it is perfect for groups, couples and families alike. read more ...


Golf Paradise of Madeira Has Best Beaches in Europe

Golfers are drawn to the spectacular island destination of Madeira for the superb courses and climate, but an international survey has just confirmed another appeal of the Portuguese archipelago; it boasts two of the best three beaches in Europe. read more ...


Reviewing The Complete Quinta do Lago Golf Experience

Golf writer Andy Waple has been visiting Quinta do Lago for decades, witnessing first-hand its continued development and improvement. Returning during the resort's 50th anniversary, Andy reviews the complete golf experience on offer at this gem in Portugal. read more ...


The Ultimate Travel Experience at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

The Eastern Algarve is often overlooked by golfers who flock to Portugal in their droves to enjoy a few rounds in the sun. The number one destination among the cluster of venues is Monte Rei Golf and Country Club, which features one of the finest courses in Europe, complemented by a range of top quality accommodation and dining options. read more ...


Spectacular Praia D'El Rey Golf Resort Reports Surge of Bookings

The truly spectacular Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort is more popular than ever before, with the venue reporting a double-digit growth in bookings this spring compared to pre-lockdown levels in 2019 as golfers flock to Portugal's Silver Coast. read more ...


Why You Must Plan a Trip to Play Golf in The Algarve

With an enticing climate, sandy beaches, and a wide collection of outstanding golf venues, the Algarve is seldom topped for visiting golfers. When it comes to accommodation, the Tivoli Hotel collection can act as the optimal base, where they are linked with surrounding golf courses. read more ...


Combine Golf & Football in Lisbon This Easter

If you love golf and football, then Lisbon is the destination for you this Easter, with the opportunity to sample award-winning golf and a ticket to watch one of the most iconic fixtures in Europe. read more ...


7 Golf Resorts in Europe That Every Golfer Should Visit

The latest Golfshake Survey asked golfers to rank their favourite European resorts and the community did not disappoint with their selections. Here are seven of the very best resorts available in Europe - all of which you should consider experiencing in the future. read more ...


Why Aroeira Golf Resort is The Perfect Golf Getaway

2022 could be the perfect time to plan a golfing getaway to Portugal, including the 36-hole Aroeira Golf Resort, which has showcased its new on-site hotel in a stunning location just south of Lisbon. Andy Waple reports on the destination for us. read more ...


How a European Tour Golf Course is Made Tournament Ready

The Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course has long been considered a jewel in the crown of the Algarve, a stunning design that is renowned for hosting the Portugal Masters. Rui Grave, Head Greenkeeper at Dom Pedro, described the process involved to provide the grandest stage possible to both visiting holidaymakers and leading stars of the European Tour. read more ...


Tremendous Field Prepares to Compete at Portugal Masters

Two former champions of the Portugal Masters - Andy Sullivan and Steven Brown - will be present for this year’s tournament, as the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course prepares to host the event for the 15th edition. There are further former champions too, with George Coetzee - last year’s winner - Lucas Bjerregaard and Alex Levy all scheduled to tee it up in the Portuguese sun. read more ...


Sunshine, Views, Golf: Welcome to The Algarve

The Algarve epitomises golf in Portugal but this wasn’t the case prior to the 1960s when this region was turned into a golfer and tourist’s dream following heavy redevelopment. There are plenty of golf courses in the area with a collection of five-star hotels and other outstanding accommodation options on offer too - including the fantastic Pestana Hotel & Resort Group. read more ...


Quinta da Marinha Completes Extensive Renovation

Quinta da Marinha has invested in its luxurious holiday villas to offer golfers the perfect blend of privacy, opulence and contemporary and stylish interior decor to accompany golfing trips. read more ...


Why Madeira is a Special Destination For Golf

Renowned for its beauty and spectacular scenery, the tropical island of Madeira has become increasingly celebrated for its qualities as a golf destination, offering visitors immaculate courses that take full advantage of the year-round summer climate, making it an attractive prospect for anyone in search of an unforgettable experience. read more ...


The Algarve is Ready to Welcome Back UK Golfers

Golfers have missed the option for travel during the past year, but many will now be looking forward and planning their next trip to the glorious sunshine of the Algarve, which opens up again to visitors from the UK on May 17. read more ...


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