Algarve Golf Courses Voted As Some Of The Best In Europe

"algarve golf award"The Algarve has been recognised as one of the best destinations in Europe for golf with six of the golf courses in the region being voted as being some of the top 100 in a list compiled by golf magazine Golf World.

The courses that have been highlighted as being some of the best in the world have been revealed by the magazine as being Monte Rei, Onyria Palmares, San Lorenzo, Quinta do Lago Sul, Oceanico Faldo and Oceanico Old Course.

This is the 18th edition of the top golf courses lists from Golf World magazine with 13 courses from Portugal being included in the prestigious list and the majority of these being from the Algarve.

The highest ranked of the courses in the list for the Algarve were Onyria Plmares Beach and Golf Resort located in Lagos in at number 23 while just behind at number 24 was the San Lorenzo Golf Course at Quinta do Lago.

Quinta do Lago South located in the golden triangle was placed at number 53, the recently constructed Oceanico Faldo course near Silves came in at number 61 and the Oceanico Old Course in Vilamoura was ranked at number 66 out of a hundred in Europe.

The recognition of the Algarve as one of the premier golfing destinations in Europe is something that is very important to tourism in the region, especially in the lower months of the year when golfers come to the region to play the sport and not necessarily for the beach and hot temperatures associated with the peak summer months.

President of Algarve Tourism, Desiderio Silva, said that the awards showed how the Algarve has successfully worked to promote the region as a destination for high quality golf.  He added that the rankings were another positive indicator at the end of a very positive year for tourism in the Algarve and golf in the region.

Only recently the Algarve was voted once again as the best golf destination in Europe at the World Travel Awards, considered to be the “Oscars” of the world travel industry.

Golf in the Algarve is a very important form of income for many parts of the tourism sector and is essential in prolonging the traditional summer season.

There is a huge choice of golf courses in the Algarve with more planned for the future and the sheer choice of golf courses on offer means that many people travel to the Algarve to be able to take advantage of the golfing options on offer.

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