The Algarve has been voted as having the best value for money as a golf destination in Europe, ahead of Turkey and the Costa Brava in Spain, according to readers of the British magazine ‘Today’s Golfer’.
The region received 32 percent of 3,276 readers’ votes for the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards, according to the publication.
Aside from this accolade, the region also won in the categories of ‘Best Golf Course in Portugal’ and ‘Best Hotel/Resort in Portugal’ with the Oceânico Old Course in Vilamoura and the Dona Filipa Hotel & San Lorenzo Golf Resort in Vale do Lobo in first place, with 31.31 percent and 15.44 percent of the votes respectively.
“We are very proud to receive the news that the Algarve was once again chosen for the quality of its golf product, especially as it is an award attributed by a publication in the UK, which continues to be our main tourist market,” said the President of the Regional Tourism Board, António Pina.
“I applaud the companies in the golf sector for the excellent service they have developed,” he added.
Today’s Golfer is one of the most sold specialist magazines in the UK, reaching over 200,000 golfers each month. Since 2010, the publication has been approved by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.