Winter Golf… try Portugal or Spain for some stunning courses and great weather!
WINTER GOLF IN PORTUGAL
When you play golf in Portugal you will have the experience burned into your memory, and you’ll be sure to want to return. Why? Excellent courses in dazzling scenery, a mild climate all year round and the hospitality and friendliness of qualified pros.
There are around eighty golf courses, with different layouts and levels of difficulty. But the greatest challenge is to resist the beauty and light of the surrounding landscape and remain focused. There are ocean-facing greens, flanked by cliffs and white sand dunes; and others framed by lakes and mountains, where the fragrances of flowers and herbs blend in a blur of sensations.
Many have been designed by famous architects, such as Henry Cotton, Rocky Roquemore and Arnold Palmer, and they all share environmental quality and harmoniously blend into the landscape.
The Algarve and Lisbon coasts are well-known destinations amongst more experienced players and have been awarded a number of international prizes. They host some of the major events on the professional circuits, a case in point being Madeira with its mountain courses. There’s also golf to be played in the countryside in the Azores, but it was in Porto and the North that it all started, since the oldest golf course in mainland Europe is in Espinho.
Whether matches are relaxed or hard-fought, they always end up in the Club House or the restaurant… for a “sport” in which the Portuguese excel: socialising.
WINTER GOLF IN SPAIN
When you want perfect golfing conditions and then think no further than Spain, especially in the winter: warm, dry and sunny climate; gentle, rolling landscapes with large areas open to the sea and mountains; a wide range of fully equipped courses. This is why Spain is considered one of the best winter golf destinations in the world.
Holes for all, right by the sea. Beginner or expert, in Spain you will have a great time playing golf. There are all kinds of 9- and 18-hole courses. There is another possibility you are sure to like: playing on a green with views over the Mediterranean Sea. Courses such as Golf Rio Real, Santa Clara Golf, Cabopino Golf, Santa María Golf; Country Club, Monte Paraíso Golf, Quinta Golf; Country Club, Marbella Golf; Country and Guadalmina Golf Club are all perfect options in the Marbella area. Or excellent courses await you at Gualta, in Caldes de Malavella, Navata, Lloret de Mar, Puigcerdá, Peralada and Platja d´Aro, amongst others on The Costa Brava.
Quality is the word that best defines Spain’s golf courses.
Why not have a chat with AGS Golf… it costs nothing to see what delights can await you in southern Europe!