Professional Golf Association names Portugal one of the 5 great golf destinations

Golf lovers around the world have their dream golf trip, a place where they can practice their skill, enjoy the good weather and meet fellow golfers for exciting games.

According to PGA, most golf players will name Scotland and Ireland as their dream golf trip, as they “provide some of the world’s most treasured golf experiences”.

The golf association wanted to give golf other options of great places to play golf around the world and they named the best 5 places to do so: New Zealand, Canada, Wales, Portugal and Spain. These are the golf destinations “For those who want to broaden their horizons and venture to other parts of the world, there are several enticing locales that offer spectacular courses and scenery and a plethora of off-the-course activities and pursuits.”

In a short description why Portugal is one of the great golf destinations, the article highlights the “Stunning postcard-like settings, superbly designed golf courses, exceptional cuisine and fine wines”. Also says that in the Algarve there are more than 50 golf courses along the 250-mile coastline, surrounding the golf courses by the white sand beaches, turquoise waters and the cliffs. Besides the Algarve, there are a series of golf courses around the country, most of them along the coastline also.

The fact that Portugal enjoys more than 330 days of sunshine per year and the temperatures are mild all-year round (including mild winters without snow) makes it a great destination golf lovers. Famous golf course designers like Robert Trent Jones Jr., Joe Lee, Ronald Fream and Rocky Roquemore have designed courses in Portugal attracted by the scenery and design possibilities.

For those who are still not convinced to choose Portugal the Professional Golf Association article adds: “Inland, the coastal plains are dotted with fig, olive and eucalyptus trees. When you place more than 20 golf courses amidst this awesome backdrop, you’ve instantly created one of the most desirable places in the world to tee it up.”

Read the full article here.

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