We had a lovely time in the Algarve and our golf holiday went very smoothly.
We played five courses over the five days and all the courses were very nice indeed. The consensus is that San Lorenzo is the best of the five but my favourite is the Vale the Lobo Royal. Vale de Lobo Ocean is also a very nice course. Eight people played golf on our tour this year and it was our 16th golf tour in as many years. The weather, as usual, was glorious. We did have a thunderstorm on the Wednesday morning but it made everything on the courses fresher!
We were given a good welcome at all the courses and the staff were very helpful. Club sandwiches were great! The facilities at all the clubs we visited were very good and all of the golf courses were well maintained.
We did feel the La Quinta North is suffering a little from age and was not quite as well maintained as the other courses. Having said that, it is still a lovely course to play.
We stayed at the Dona Filipa Hotel and it was excellent. The breakfast is very good and they serve the best omelettes we have ever had! The facilities are also top notch. We would recommend this resort to anyone going on a golf tour of Portugal.
I think the Algarve is one of the best golf holiday destinations as it is essentially just a huge golf resort! It seems to be less busy now as well which is nice.
We will be returning there next year and will certainly be booking with Your Golf Travel again. The value for money you get with YGT golf holiday packages is brilliant. In the meantime we will savour the good memories of our 2011 golf trip to the Algarve.