Keen golfers who are looking for their next holiday adventure should consider booking a villa holiday in Portugal if they want to have the best experience the sport in stunning, sun-drenched environment. And the Algarve region in Portugal is the best place to visit for those who want a wide choice of courses.
There are over 30 dotted along the stretch of the nation’s coastline, with something for every person no matter what his or her golfing ability. If you want the greatest number of various golf courses to try out, then looking for villa rentals like Balaia holiday villa is your best bet.
But for those people who are after a bit of history to mix in with their exploits on the golf course then going to the west of the Algarve is an excellent treat. This region of Portugal is home to the area’s first golfing green at the Penina golf course. This haven for golfers was designed and built by Henry Cotton back in the 1960s, and it was the first grass course in the Algarve.
Henry Cotton went on to design 2 further golf courses, although the 18-hole Penina range is great for serious golfing fans. Even though the green is usually flat, Henry included various water hazards to increase the difficulty level on what is usually described as a “challenging” course.
Courses like Balaia in central Algarve are excellent for those who are just starting out. Featuring just 9 holes it is an excellent place for a starter to get to grips with his game, while an experienced golfer will still find the course quite challenging to be enjoyable.
Another major attraction of Balaia for those who are staying in Balaia holiday villa in Portugal are the views offered by some of its greens, which are looking out over the clear blue seas of the Algarve. Balaia holiday villa offers self-contained villas that are set within landscaped gardens with outdoor pools. They feature tennis courts and offers access to nearby golf-courses.
The villas are decorated with contemporary furnishings and feature living rooms with a flat-screen cable TVs and fully equipped kitchens. Visitors can cook their own food or enjoy the traditional cuisine from the Algarve region in the restaurants that are within the resort. Visitors can also enjoy activities like biking and hiking through the natural surroundings or even a game of tennis in one of the many tennis courts.
While playing golf is all well and good, a person will no doubt want to tear himself away from the greens for at least one day just to explore some of the sights that the region of Portugal is offering.
Historic cities can be found all along the coastline, that boast of medieval castles and striking churches and cathedrals that visitors can explore at their leisure. Alternatively, one might want to keep active and try out some water sports in the area. From water skiing to surfing, you will find it all near the Balaia holiday villa.