Golf Holidays Portugal: A Golfers Guide To The Algarve

When it comes to golf holidays Portugal has been playing catch up with their neighbor Spain over the past decades to build up their quantity of resorts and top-class courses. This article focuses in on the Algarve to detail the nuances of course styles in the area, along with the must-visit clubs.

For golfers looking to play a different championship course each day of their golf holiday Algarve has the range of course styles and caliber of clubs to make it the ideal European destination.

Golf in the central region is based around Vilamoura town. The town has dozens of golf resorts to choose from (Oceanico have over 12 alone) along with some great independent championship courses. The must play course to visit is the Vale Do Lobo Royal. As it has hosted the Open it is, as you’d expect, a punishing but beautiful course. Even off the front tees the rough and traps come into play. The greens are consistently fast all year round.

The eastern Algarve has a reputation for being more elite with some pricey courses such as the Benamor and Quinta De Cima to play. The mild climate means it is also lively and popular in winter. The Monte Rei is the jewel in the crown for the area. When Jack Nicklaus designed the course it managed to combine a great variety of hole design, effective use of the locations hilly topology and still maintain some beautiful views.

The western Algarve is where the really challenging courses are, thanks to the prevailing Atlantic Ocean breezes. The locals will tell you that the best courses to play are the Boavista and Parque Dal Floresta. Both are hillside courses with spectacular views. The open exposed nature of the courses makes them more challenging on windy days, but thankfully this breeze gives some respite from the heat in summer.

The nearby Faldo & O’Connor courses (desert-style and parkland courses respectively) are two thoroughly enjoyable courses to play. Both sport lightening fast greens and perfectly manicured fairways.

Tourist Guide to Rojales in Spain

Rojales is a small town Spanish town situated a little inland from the main coastal resort of Guardemar del Segura. You can book your vacation with the destination airports of either Murcia or Alicante, which are so close by, a mere twenty minutes by car. If you wish not to hire a car, a taxi will take you to your chosen apartment or hotel very reasonably.

 

Rojales has a very good strip of bars and restaurants and the beaches are a five minute drive away. The beach of Guardamar is a blue flag beach with all the available amenities that are typical for a Mediterranean resort, sunloungers, parasols, volley ball nets, W.C. foot showers and a children’s play area.

Before embarking on your next holiday it is always a good idea to get as much information on your chosen destination. There is no better way to do this than to have a look at your chosen resort with the aid of a Rojales webcam.

This is an ideal way to spend a vacation if you wish to get away from it all as the resort itself is quiet and if you want some action Torrevieja with its promenade, nightclubs, shopping and water-park are too just twenty minutes away. A bus service is available to all major towns and beaches nearby.

 

Rojales weather being on the southern Costa Blanca experiences a typically hot Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters, making it an ideal resort to escape to at any time of year.

The cave houses in Rojales at Cuevas del Rodeo have been carved into the sand stone mountain and are worth a visit as well as the Shell House. If golf is your passion there are several first class golf courses nearby such as La Finca and La Marquesa.

 

How to Make the Most Out Of Your Trip to Alicante

Alicante Spain, also known as Alicant in traditional Valencian, is a very wonderful city that is perfectly situated in the southern part of Spain. This wondrous province started from humble beginnings until it profusely developed over the years. Today, the quiet city has evolved into a bountiful tourist hotspot and a highly preferred place for immigrants and foreign expatriates. If you are a frequent traveler or an avid explorer, you should put Alicante on the top of your priority list.

Means of Transportation

There are different ways to travel in Alicante. If driving is your thing, there are various car rental shops where you can rent a car for your convenience; car hire in Alicante is relatively cheap most of the year round. For those who are interested in commuting, there are buses, taxis, trains and the famous streetcar train, also known as the Tram streetcar. Commuting reduces your risk of being lost. Moreover, it is also a great way to experience a real freedom in your sightseeing.

Accommodations

Most of the hotels are located in the downtown area and around the seafront. There are luxury hotels and economy class motels to choose from. There are rentable private condos for those who are planning to stay for an extended period. The private condos are also ideal for those who are traveling together with a big group. For nature enthusiasts, they can stay on various campsites that are usually located along the coastlines.

Destinations

Party till you drop in nightlife locations such as Old Town and El Barrio. Get amused with the historical landmarks like the Santa Barbara Castle, enthralling vistas over Mount Benacantil and feel the rush while running along the Explanada d’ Espanya. Tourists often visit Alicante because of their fine beaches that are open all year round. The most popular is the San Juan Beach where there are busy cafes and restaurants and even a golf course for the avid golf player. Another most visited beach is the Postiguet Beach that spreads along the Santa Barbara castle. For those who wants to go on a diving escapade, the Isla De Tarbaca is the perfect location.

Alicante has so many great things in store for you. With its rich culture and amazing landmarks, every tourist will surely love to visit the amorous beauty of Alicante again and again. This place is really perfect for the honeymooners and adventurous explorers. Touring in Alicante will always be a splendid experience for you and your beloved ones.