Golf Getaways Abroad: Planning Your First Tour To Portugal
Without doubt, Portugal is one of the finest destinations in the world where you can indulge in golf tours, sightseeing, and get to experience the rich history and culture of the land. You must have heard a lot about Portugal, especially in the context of golf. Yes, there are many world famous golf courses here, and it’s the dream of every golfer to play at one of the many championship class courses in this country.
If you’re planning to take a break from your stressed work life, and head to Portugal to enjoy some golf time to rest and rejuvenate, then you would want it to be all fun and play with minimal last minute surprises. To make the most of your first golf tour to Portugal, you need to plan well.
Here are some tips that’ll help on your first tour to Portugal.
Learn the best golf regions
To facilitate better planning of the itinerary, a prior understanding of the best golf regions in Portugal would be very helpful. Study the various regions, make a list of the golf courses in each, examine each course in detail, find out the best and unique features of each course, and make a decision knowing what you can expect to get. If you’re planning to spend equal time on and off the course, then ideally the best golf region to visit is Western Algarve. Here you get to play on iconic golf courses, and spend quality time with your family at breathtakingly beautiful sandy beaches.
Portugal has something to offer for everyone, as each region combines golf with some other feature that tourists want. Couples on their first golf cum honeymoon holiday would just love the tranquil atmosphere of Eastern Algarve.
Search and compare
There are plenty of tour operators offering golf holiday packages to solo, couple, and group travelers. Don’t go for the first deal you find that interest you, because there might be even better deals waiting. So, spend time researching various tour operators and the packages they offer. Compare the costs, features, and services that each operator promises. A good idea would be to spend at least an hour a day searching for the best deals, ideal hotel or resort to stay, and places with ancient and contemporary tourist attractions.
Feel free to ask for advice and help. You can ask your friends to recommend or there are travel sites that offer useful tips on holiday deals.
Be mindful of the distances
At times the accommodation you feel most suitable may be situated a long distance from the course or courses you want to play. This fact may not be clearly stated on the travel portal where you’re about to book, so use a map to check the locations of each course, the hotel or resort, and plan your transportation.