Portugal, particularly the Algarve, has long been a haven for golfers from the UK and Ireland thanks to its enviable climate, excellent accommodation options and an endless array of top class golf courses. Perhaps the best thing about the Algarve though is the value for money available at many of the best resorts and golf clubs such as Le Meridien Penina, Dona Filipa and the Sheraton Algarve Pine Cliffs Resort and thanks to a new promotion from Ryanair, golfers can now jet off to the sunny Algarve for even less.

Ryanair, a lost cost airline already, recently announced that passengers flying from Dublin to Faro who book flights for their golf holidays before the 31st of January can bring their golf clubs along for the ride completely free of charge, saving them €100 on a return journey.

We all know playing with your own clubs is a much more enjoyable experience than doing so with rentals, which of course are an added expense to any golf holiday abroad, and so being able to bring them for free is a real bonus.

In celebration of its “Clubs for Free” promotion, Ryanair released a number of seats to Faro from as little as €40 one way which, when combined with Your Golf Travel’s Algarve Golf Break packages, represents an affordable way of escaping the winter blues and enjoying some golf with the sun on your back.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara, said:

“Ryanair has cut the cost of golf breaks to the Algarve in January, February and March with a winning combination of Europe’s ultra-low fares and free golf clubs carriage.

This great value “Clubs Fly Free” promo, which offers savings of €100, is available until 31st Jan for travel before 10th March and is available exclusively on www.ryanair.com .”

Here are a few packages which might appeal should you want to jet off to the Algarve with your clubs over the coming weeks.


Le Meridien Penina – 3 Nights, B&B and 3 Rounds of Golf from £169pp. (From February 9th until February 27th 2013)


Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo – 3 Nights, B&B and 2 Rounds of Golf from £179pp. (Until February 20th 2013)


Sheraton Algarve Pine Cliffs – 3 Nights, B&B and 3 Rounds of Golf from £209pp. (From February 1st until March 29th 2013)

For information on more Algarve Golf Breaks and other Portugal Golf Holidays please visit www.yourgolftravel.com or call free on 0800 043 6644.




The resident golf geek at Your Golf Travel. Have been lucky enough to have travelled far and wide playing golf and if I’m not writing about it at work, you will probably find me hacking it around my local course. Owner of 2 holes in one and some of the most crooked drives you have ever seen! www.yourgolftravel.com/ygt-rory

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