8 Helpful Hints For Organizing Family Golf Holidays In Faro

A golf holiday with the family is fun, but there are always competitive instincts to take into consideration. Everyone likes to win but within half an hour of leaving the course, everything reverts to other things. It may be revenge the next day of course. Faro in Portugal is a great destination which offers a range of courses, varying challenges and a climate that is good enough for golfers to enjoy playing when at home their own course may be closed; or at least it will be cold and wet.

It is often difficult to get all the family together so you will need to give them all plenty of notice. Mid –summer may be difficult but as long as there are no issues with education, a spring or autumn break may be the best idea.


The time of year and the preferred destination are the first two things to decide. Perhaps there needs to be some research from a short list initially. Faro will tick most of the boxes when deciding. Its advantages are:

  • Proximity of the Airport
  • Plenty of accommodation choices
  • A good range of golf courses of varying difficulty to suit everyone
  • A climate that means any season is possible
  • A well-developed local infrastructure for golfers
  • Other activities and night time entertainment when not on the golf courses
  • Online booking arrangements
  • Flight availability


There are plenty of golf courses and plenty of countries competing for tourists. The recession heightened the need for quality because the numbers travelling fell with economic uncertainty forcing people to cut back. One thing that has happened to help Faro and other places on the Algarve has been that the euro has weakened against the pound sterling while competition between low cost airlines has tended to keep the cost of flights down.


The Internet has made the process of gathering information together to look at the best alternatives much easier. Good websites have become the best way for any business to market itself and certainly that is the case with the travel industry and leisure activities such as golf.

If a family all enjoy a game of golf, what better time to get together than for a week in the sun, and a little friendly competition. When the family may be spread and in different locations, a golf break together could be the highlight of the year. Organise it from the comfort of your home and everyone will be happy.

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Jordan (Germany)

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