Portugal is Named World’s Best Destination for Golfing

A wave breaks at Nazare Beach on January 6, 2014 in Nazare, Portugal

Over this past weekend the World Golf Awards took place and had people traveling to Portugal; where awards are given out for anything and everything related to golf. The awards, which took place at the Conrad Algarve in Portugal, determined where the best golf destinations, courses, and even resorts were in the world. While Scotland and Ireland are known as the birthplace of the game of golf, it was another country that swooped in to take the title as the best place to take a golfing based vacation; the awards’ host country, Portugal.

Portugal has 80 different golf courses for players and enthusiasts to choose between with beautiful landscapes, nice climates, and well kept courses. Most of the top courses within the country will be found along the coastlines with spectacular views of the cliffs and oceans, while some more inland locations still offer magnificent lakes and mountains to gaze at. Overall, Portugal is considered to be the top destination for tourists that want to shape a vacation around golf and get the best of both worlds.

The European Tour holds plenty of events in the country and lots of the courses in Portugal are designed by the best in the business, including big names such as Arnold Palmer and Henry Cotton. Portugal’s climate makes it ideal for golfers; it isn’t a mixture of cold wind and rain like Scotland is, but it doesn’t get too hot where walking a course feels like being stranded in the desert. The St. Andrews Old Course is still considered to be the world’s best course to play and the Sawgrass Marriott resort in Florida is the top golf based resort in the world, but Portugal can offer the all around best trip for those looking to mix golf with vacation.

Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Add Comment

Actors Basketball Players Bloggers Boxers Celebrities Criminals Football Coaches Football Players Golfers Hockey Coaches MMA NASCAR Olympians Politicians Skateboarders Soccer Coaches Soccer Players Tennis Wrestlers
How did Andrey Melnichenko Make His Billions?
The Richest People in Europe - Liliane Bettencourt
20 of the Richest People in Europe
10 of the Most Fiscally Corrupt Politicians in History
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The 10 Best Affordable Luxury Cars That Are Actually Worth Owning
Rolls Royce Dawn is Named Best Luxury Car
Shelby American’s 50th Anniversary Super Snake
Jaguar Will Unveil the re-worked F-Type 400 Sport in 2017
Five Luxurious Cayman Islands Packages You’ve Got to Try
10 of the Most Luxurious Things To Do in Boston
10 of the Most Luxurious Things To Do in Boston
Top Five Hotels to Send Christmas Abroad
A $191,000 Flight is One Way to Ring in 2017
A Guide for the First-Time Rolex Buyer
Why We Love the The 2016 Rolex Air-King
Why We Love the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thing Squelette
The Top Five Michael Kors Women’s Watches
The Top Five Women’s Sneakers Brands in 2016
Five Upcoming Sneaker Collections to Check out in August
Five of the Most Expensive Sneakers at Sneakerness Berlin
Five Sneaker Brands to Look for at New York Market Week
The Most Expensive Cheeses in the World
$1,000 Ice Cream Sundae Serendipity 3
Here’s Where You Can Enjoy a $1,000 Ice Cream Sundae In Vegas
Mauro Camusso Creates his Wine in a Disused Mineral Mine
The Top Five Red Wines of 2016
Laucala Hilltop Estate
The Five Most Expensive Hotel Suites in the World
The Place to Stay During the Sundance Film Festival
Alpe d’Huez Voted Europe’s Best Ski Resort
The Four Seasons Gorgeous New Hawaiian Resort