Spending Your Golf Vacation in Portugal

Taking a golf vacation to just about any destination can be great fun, but going somewhere as beautiful as Portugal is even better. Portugal has plenty of attractive features for travelers including great golf courses, scenery, history, culture, and more. Whether you decide to play golf all day long or choose to leave some time in your day for sightseeing and other activities, a golf trip to Portugal is one you won’t soon forget.

Following are a few tips that will help you to get the most out of your time on and off the courses in this amazing country.

  • Plan well in advance. You don’t want to waste time once you get to Portugal trying to decide what golf courses to play and what else you want to do. Take advantage of the tremendous amount of information online today and do your research ahead of time so you aren’t caught sitting around your room instead of being out exploring the country. Decide how many times you are going to golf, where you would like to play, and make tee times in advance so you can be sure to get out on the course.
  • Don’t overdo it. While you want to make sure to experience as much as possible during your stay, make sure you leave some time open to just relax and enjoy being on vacation. The relaxed atmosphere that exists in many locations around Portugal is one of the biggest attractions to this country, and overbooking your trip could leave you feeling rushed and stressed – the last thing you want while on vacation. Schedule at least a couple periods of time during your stay that are left intentionally open so you can decide on a last-minute activity, or just decide to do nothing at all except relax.
  • Get your game ready. You don’t have to play good golf to enjoy a golf vacation in Portugal, but you will have even more fun if you are able to hit some good shots and shoot a few good scores. To that end, try to fit in some practice time before you go to get your game ready for the challenge that awaits. Also, playing a round or two before your trip could help to get your golf muscles used to swinging the club so it isn’t such a surprise when you ask your body to play several rounds in the course of a week.