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Golf Vacations in Portugal

Green in Santo da Serra, Portugal:
Green in Santo da Serra, Portugal
Portugal is a popular vacation destination because of its warm climate. Today, the country is home to many different golf courses, as well as a number of golf resorts.

Santo da Serra, Madeira, Portugal

Guest Article:
Thought of trying a Golfing Break in North Portugal...?
by Stephen Rapicano

Thought of trying a Golfing Break in North Portugal...?

Porto and the Minho region, not the most likely of golf destinations you might think, but think again. Superb golf courses, great hospitality, wonderful scenery and perfect climate. Couple all this with the organisational skills of our organiser, Peter Evens of Portgolf, and you have all the ingredients for a perfect golf break.

Firstly to the golf courses, Ponte De Lima GC. nestling in the hills a few miles from the eponymous town you have a wonderfully presented course. Set among forests and lakes each hole is varied and is a fair test of your golfing skills. Fantastic views are available from almost everywhere and vineyards abound (which is a constant reminder of the 19th). Then return to the friendly clubhouse which offers an excellent selection of local cuisine and snacks to see if you managed to play anywhere near your handicap!

Then onto Estela. We have all played quite a few links courses in our time but Estela is exceptional. Views of the Atlantic rollers crashing in on the adjacent sandy beaches, the condition of the course and the local flora and fauna make for an unforgettable experience, (seeing the head of your Driver detach itself from the shaft and end up in the lake in front of the 14th is also something that will take some time to forget).

Miramar is not quite on the same level as the above two courses but certainly offers some respite, especially if the local Vinho and Super Bock have taken their toll.

Peter, who surely has some sort of military background, organised everything down to the last tee. He was always on hand to smooth the way at hotels, golf courses and restaurants. Taxis were waiting to move us from course to course and to take us to and from restaurants - nothing is too much trouble for Peter and Portgolf. On departure we were presented with a CD containing some memorable photos that will remind us of a great trip.

I contacted Portgolf through their website http://www.portgolf.com and spoke to Peter Evens (00351 966618332) directly; and he called me back to help plan our tour.

All in all Porto is a fantastic golf destination and Peter will work with you to develop an itinerary to suit your exact requirements.

Have a great trip!

Stephen Rapicano,
Knole Park G.C. (Sevenoaks Kent)
(6 Golfers)
May 2007

About the Author

Stephen Rapicano is the MD of CEC Europe Ltd and a keen golfer

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Books about Golf Vacations in Portugal

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Golf in the Algarve: A murder (Chief Superintendent Bernard Johns Book 1)

By John Beaumont

Released: 2019-01-18
Kindle Edition (131 pages)

Golf in the Algarve: A murder (Chief Superintendent Bernard Johns Book 1)
Product Description:
Based at New Scotland Yard in London, Chief Superintendent Bernard Johns is a renowned investigative expert in murder and organised crime. He and his wife, Annabelle, were enjoying a short golfing break at the Penina resort in Portugal.

The murdered body of the golf club’s General Manager was found early one morning on the course.

Assisting the lead Portuguese detective, it soon became clear to Johns that behind the serenity of the beautiful golf course was a web of complexities and jealousies involving the club’s restaurants and tennis courts, against a backcloth of sex and drugs amongst the affluent golf club members.

O Guia do Golfe Portugal Mais de 50 campos e de como lá chegar

By Michael Gedye

Editorial Estampa
Paperback (112 pages)

O Guia do Golfe Portugal Mais de 50 campos e de como lá chegar
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O sol caloroso, o céu limpo, a culinária requintada e uma cultura que prende a nossa atenção fazem de Portugal um destino favorito para os jogadores de golfe ao longo de todo ano. A introdução a este guia oferece conselhos práticos de viagem e um leque de sugestões úteis para o jogador itinerante. O país é, depois, dividido em quatro regiões - Algarve, Lisboa, Norte e Madeira e Açores - em que se descrevem em pormenor os soberbos campos de Portugal. Com uma fotografia esplêndida, este é o campanheiro ideal para os milhares de jogadores de golfe que visitam os campos de Portugal todos os anos.

Golf Portugal : Golf Guide Book and Maps of Portugal and Algarve (Leisure)

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Golf in Portugal (Portuguese Edition)

By Jorge M Rodrigues Ferreira

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