How To Have An Amazing Golf Break In Portugal´s Vilamoura

Vilamoura sits on the southern coast of Portugal and is home to some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. Perfect greens, sunny weather and its bubbling nightlife, make Vilamoura one of Europe's top golfing destinations. Here are a few tips to help you book your holiday, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Book Ahead

Although traveling might be cheaper during the summer and the winter, to make the most of Vilamoura’s stunning golf courses, book your trip for the spring or early fall months. Don’t forget to shop around for special packages which combine hotel accommodation, tee times and free shuttle service to courses at reasonable prices. You can find great deals and save yourself time and money.

Best Months For Golf

  1. April offers terrific golfing weather. The best part is that many courses provide Easter discounts for a round of 18.

  2. Vilamoura’s busiest month is May, with the lowest chances of rain, but beware: courses do charge the highest green fees of the year.

  3. September is another great time to visit, since the scorching summer heat has subsided and most hotels will have lowered their rates.

  4. October is part of the high season and temperatures around the low 20's attract many players. Early booking is vital if you don’t want to miss out!

Consider Leaving Your Clubs At Home

While it’s true that many golfers can’t fathom parting without their beloved putters, think about leaving your clubs behind. Almost all airlines have extra costs for traveling with golf bags and a weight limit of 15kg. A convenient alternative is to rent the equipment at Faro Airport instead.

Where To Stay

Vilamoura is a lively town with plenty of accommodation options. The hottest spot to stay is around the Marina, where a strip of 5-star luxury resorts, delicious restaurants and trendy bars all compete for tourist’s attention. But if you are looking for a bargain and don’t need to be in the eye of the action, search a little farther. You can find modern and comfortable aparthotels just a taxi ride away from the excitement.

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