How To Have An Amazing Two-Night Golf Break In Faro

The Algarve is just a maximum three hour flight south of many large urban areas in Northern Europe. There are plenty of regional flights into its airport, Faro and a range of nearby golf courses happy to accommodate visitors. Anyone with a limited time but wanting to play good courses in excellent condition should look at this part of Portugal when planning a short golf break.

Why look at Portugal and specifically Faro?

  • The Algarve has been welcoming visitors to its golf courses since the 1960s
  • There are several championship courses where golfers can play where tour professionals have been before
  • Courses are in close proximity
  • Faro is the regional airport with flights to and from many destinations
  • The local tourist infrastructure is excellent with plenty of accommodation
  • The climate is excellent; hot in the summer, pleasantly warm in spring and autumn and even nice in winter, a sharp contrast to Northern Europe.

There are many good courses close to Faro, the capital of the Algarve. There are well established course such as those at Vale do Lobo as well as fairly new creations such as the Nick Faldo course or the nearby O’Connor course which provides a nice contrast. Some courses are typically tree-lined, often with olive or almond trees. Others feature water and there are course hugging the coast on cliff or effectively of links design.

It is easy to plan a short golf break online and even if you only have a couple of nights it is possible to fit in plenty of golf. If you are really energetic you can even play four rounds. If you book an early morning flight down to Faro you can be on a course the same day. The next day you can play 36 holes and then a morning round on your day of departure. 72 holes in 3 days as well as your two flights is not compulsory of course.

You can book your golf courses online and you will need to get an idea of availability before actually booking your flights. Car hire and accommodation are both straightforward and the last things to put in place once you have your flights and itinerary. Whatever the season Faro is an excellent venue for even a short golf break. The weather should always be good and even when it does rain the temperatures will be fine.



Golf Is All About Strategy

Considering all aspects of a golf course you’ve never played before takes a bit of time. But you will reap the rewards of that effort during play. Your final score will surprise your opponents who thought they had one up on you because of their familiarity with the course. So take the time and do your homework. Making a habit of doing so will improve your game immensely. Golf is, after all, as much about strategy as it is about skill.


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