Algarve Elected Europe's Best Golf Destination Of 2014
The southernmost part of Portugal continues to win prizes. This past weekend, the Algarve Elected Europe's Best Golf Destination Of 2014. Europe defeated competition from numerous prestigious resorts around the continent.
The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), whose specialized golf tour operator members currently number 516 from 62 countries, votes for the awards, which are held in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. When voting their ballots, they took into account factors such as customer happiness, golf course and lodging quality, value for money, assistance from suppliers, tourism boards, and airlines, supplier professionalism, and tee time accessibility.
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The IAGTO Awards are the most prestigious recognition for golf locations. "The annual golf vacation is the highlight of the golfing year for many of the globe's 55 million players," IAGTO Chief Executive Peter Walton said, "and the IAGTO Awards serve to celebrate a few extraordinary contributions to this world of golf travel."
The Awards also encourage commercial and public-sector organizations to collaborate closely in the creation and marketing of new and current golf destinations, ensuring that they are accessible to and pleasant to the broadest possible spectrum of players. Each year, we honor the achievements of three of the world's top golf resorts, the industry's flagships, as well as one excellent golf destination."
According to the Algarve Tourism Association, the area continues to provide a remarkable selection of world-class layouts, as well as excellent value for money and a wide range of options, with 43 exceptional courses along the region's magnificent coastline. It's also a spot that's simple to get to for golfers, thanks to regular flights from Faro airport. It's a resort that delivers on all fronts, with a wide range of lodging choices, year-round sunlight, and a variety of extra activities for families, couples, and golfers alike.
If the choice of a specialized publication wasn't enough to attest to the Portuguese region's unique attributes for the sport, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), which is made up of 700 tourism agents from over 60 countries, backed up and reinforced the opinion about the South of Portugal. For the third time, the Algarve was named the greatest European destination to play golf for the 20th edition of the IAGTO Awards. This prize has previously been given to Portugal in 2006 and 2014.
The Algarve's quality and variety of golf infrastructure, as well as the ease of entry into the area through regular connections with Faro airport and the cost-benefit ratio, are the most important factors. The well-known Algarve lifestyle, as well as the famous environment, enables golf to be played all year round.
According to "Forbes," which annually ranks the best places to live around the world, the Algarve is also a good place to live. The editors of this American magazine's "International Life" section make judgments based on aspects such as climate, hospitality, safety, and standard of living.
The Algarve defeated competition from Dublin and Central Ireland, the Gran Canary Islands, the Scottish Highlands, the French Riviera, and Lisbon's own Golf Coast. Following the awards, Desidério Silva, President of the Algarve Tourism Board, said that golf tourism is very important to the Algarve, with approximately one million rounds played each year.
"With 40 golf courses to choose from, the Algarve is the ideal spot for golfers to indulge their love." Year after year, the local golf industry's organizational capabilities and professionalism have enabled us to respond to the trust placed in us by international golf tour operators, who have greatly honored us by selecting the Algarve as Europe's number one golf destination, "Desidério Silva explained.
Between Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, and Vale does Lobo, the most central region is one of the most opulent in the Algarve, as well as one of the finest prepared for golf. These courses blend links and fairways with cliffs, lakes, and bunkers to provide a variety of holes of varying difficulty.
Between Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, and Vale does Lobo, the most central region is one of the most opulent in the Algarve, as well as one of the finest prepared for golf. Algarve elected Europe's best golf destination of 2014 because these courses mix links and fairways with cliffs, lakes, and bunkers to make a wide range of holes that are different levels of hard.