The other great advantage to booking your own holiday is that you get to combine the elements you like most. Don’t like hotels? Go for a rustic little bed-and-breakfast instead. Not a fan of a particular golf course? Choose one that you do like. Then there’s the question of which golf course you will be playing. Find the one that appeals to you and make sure it falls in with the other elements of your vacation. It’s all up to you, so custom design the perfect package for you and your companions.
Do your homework in terms of the golf courses in the area
The golf courses you intend playing can be tricky. Do some research into the course and prepare yourself for what’s coming. If you want an edge over your opponents, do a little bit of homework. It can’t hurt to be prepared. The internet is a great place to do this research. Read some blogs on the courses you’re weighing up. Check out maps and memorise where obstacles are. It also can’t hurt to read up on some of the rules of a course; just to make sure.
Do your homework in terms of the area
The area you are staying in will also have other activities available other than golf. Do some research about these activities and budget for them. You may also need to pack something for the trip, so be sure to do so. That way the holiday is thoroughly enjoyed. Portugal may be famous for golf, but that’s not all there is to do down there. These activities are likely to include:
- Diving: Scuba diving and snorkelling are big hits in Portugal
- Surfing: Surf lessons are usually offered by the locals in Portugal—especially in Algarve
- Horse riding: Enjoy Portugal’s scenery and take a horse ride on the beach or through some of the villages
- Boating: Looking for a romantic option? Some sailing is sure to set the mood like nothing else
Play challenging courses again
If you’ve just finished a course, why not play it over again. Learning particular courses is what the region is all about. The golf courses in Portugal have been designed to teach and train you in certain techniques. Embrace the challenge and see if you can better your previous score. After all, that’s how we all get better. It’s also how memories are created.