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Portugal

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Algarve Golf Package, Portugal
5 nights
from AU$1,145.00 per person
Lisbon Golf Package, Portugal
5 nights
from AU$1,145.00 per person

Portugal has always been a favoured destination for northern European golfers looking to escape the worst of the winter weather. With a favourable climate, relatively cheap food and drinks and some of Europe’s finest golfing opportunities, it’s not hard to see why this destination has retained its popularity over the years. Golf Explorer currently offers 2 packages to this southern European hot spot.

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Golf highlights

  • Penha Longa Golf Club, Lisbon
  • Oitavos Golf Club, Lisbon
  • Vale do Lobo, Algarve
  • San Lorenzo Golf Club, Algarve
  • Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Algarve

Must See & Do

  • Enjoy the nightlife of Bairro Alto, Lisbon
  • Climb Santuário do Cristo Rei for incredible views of Lisbon
  • Fantastic sunsets at Cape St. Vincent, Algarve

Time difference

  • Apr – Oct: EST -9 hours
  • Nov – Mar: EST -11 hours

Currency

Euro / 1AUD = 0.62EUR

Language

  • Portuguese

Capital

  • Lisbon

Visas

  • Stays of 90 days or less – No Visa required

Drive on

  • Right side of the road

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Getting there

  • Approx 26 hours from Sydney

Recommended airlines

  • Emirates
  • Singapore Airlines

Car hire

Golf Explorer provides private transfers for all of its Portugal packages. Car hire is possible through Hertz, our preferred provider.

 

Portugal weather

Portugal enjoys great weather for much of the year. Summers can be extremely hot inland, but coastal areas enjoy refreshing breezes.

Winters are quite wet but spring, sometimes unpopular with visitors due to the storms, is still a great season to visit Portugal.

Best time to visit

  • February – November
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Portugal Golf Packages

Please see below for details of the Portuguese golf tour packages we offer:

Algarve Golf Package – 5-nights’ at the Hilton Vilamoura, 3 rounds of golf, 6 days car rental, 24-hour local assistance.

The Courses

The Old Course, Vilamoura – Set amongst a sea of umbrella pines, this Frank Pennick designed course is amongst the most picturesque in Portugal. A challenging course for both experienced and recreational golfers, the Old Course Vilamoura is always near the top of the list when planning a Portuguese golf tour.

Vale do Lobo (Royal Course) – With 9 holes retained of the original course and a further 9 designed by Rocky Roquemore, the Vale do Lobo is one of the Algarve’s premier courses. With stunning views of the sea, the cliff top par-3 is amongst the best holes in the country.

Vila Sol Golf Club – Said to be one of Portugal’s premier golfing experiences this course is as challenging as it is stunning. Boasting excellent greens and an abundance of umbrella pines, this course has previously hosted the Portuguese Open on 2 occasions.

Lisbon Golf Package – 5-nights’ accommodation at Senhora da Guia, Cascais, 3 rounds of golf, 6 days car rental, 24 hours local assistance.

The Courses

Oitavos Golf Course – Situated in the Sintra-Cascais National Park, this European PGA Tour venue is absolutely stunning with Atlantic Ocean views and a bird’s eye view of the nearby Sintra mountains. This course is a must play for those golfers who appreciate tranquillity in a fantastic, unspoilt location.

Penha Longa Golf Resort (Atlantic Course) – Designed by Robert Trent Jones and set amidst the natural beauty of the Sintra mountains this course has hosted numerous Portuguese Opens and is ranked in the top 30 of continental European courses. This is one course that you must play whilst on a Portugal golfing holiday.

Quinta Marinha Golf Resort – Another must play course with stunning views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Sintra mountains. This mature course presents its own set of unique challenges for both serious and recreational golfers.

Portugal offers some unique opportunities for golfers of all levels and should be firmly on the itinerary of anyone planning a holiday to this welcoming country. With stunning views, world class food and wine and friendly locals, the team at Golf Explorer are sure you will enjoy this country as much as we do. The climate is perfect for golf and you can play all year round in comfort.

For more information on our Portugal golfing holidays or to book a package please don’t hesitate to call us on + 61 8 8376 4495.

 

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