Looking for a great golfing holiday in Europe; then you cannot do much better than a trip to Vilamoura in the Algarve, Portugal.
The location is perfect. Ryannair, Monarch, EasyJet and British Airways all fly from London to Faro in under three hours and flights currently range in price from as little as £40 to £89 per person. At Faro you can pick up a rental car and it is only 25 kms (15 mls) from Faro to the beautiful harbour town of Vilamoura. This is a comfortable 30 minute drive.
Vilamoura is an elegant and very attractive harbour town with great hotels, shops, restaurants and beautiful views especially over the harbour. Vilamoura also has some of the finest golf courses in Portugal. The courses are really well laid out and they are kept in wonderful condition. This is despite the hot, dry Mediterranean climate.
The hotels in Vilamoura are both delightful and plentiful and you are guaranteed to be able to find ideal accommodation to suit any budget.
There are six outstanding courses in Vilamoura: Laguna, Millennium, Old Course, Pinhal, Victoria and Vila Sol. All six Vilamoura Golf courses provide a challenging and delightful course that you are sure to enjoy. Prices are generally around €50 p.p / round but you can usually secure a significant discount from this price if you are prepared to do a little research and book before you fly out. Buggies are available for hire, as are clubs. The courses are very well prepared and kept in great condition. Refreshments are good and not overly expensive.
We can strongly recommend the Vilamoura Golf Courses and Vilamoura is a wonderful holiday resort. Weather you are travelling as a couple for a golfing holiday or as a golf society planning a mini tour, Vilamoura is one of the best golfing locations in Europe.