Algarve golf begins 2017 with double award

The Algarve has kicked off 2017 in style with an unprecedented double award from Today’s Golfer magazine. Readers of the UK publication voted it Best Golf Destination and also Best Value in continental Europe. This accolade reflects the quality and popularity of the Algarve’s 43 fabulous courses as it easily beat off competition from across the continent with 48 per cent of the vote, an incredible 37 points clear of second place. It also landed a 24 per cent share of the vote to clinch Best Value award for the fourth occasion. Several thousand votes in the sixth edition of the awards ensured that favourite courses and venues were recognised as Today’s Golfer Courses and Travel Editor Kevin Brown has confirmed. “The awards are totally objective as it is the paying public – our readers – who make the decisions. Of course, special congratulations must go to the Algarve which celebrated a deserved double success. Its popularity among UK golfers continues to soar and it’s easy to see why.”
Maria Manuel Delgado e Silva, Algarve Tourist Association golf product manager, also expressed delight with the poll’s results. “This is wonderful news to start 2017 … a result of a combined effort from our golf tourism industry over five decades.”
Such positive perceptions of the Algarve as a top destination indicate that 2017 will be another bumper year for quality golf in the region