The Algarve has made it a magnificent seven after sealing another double success at the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards, and its seventh since the awards were launched in 2011.
The Portuguese golfing hotspot retained the two major honours it landed in 2017 after readers of the popular UK golf publication voted it as Best Golf Destination – and Best Value – in Continental Europe.
The sun-drenched region, which boasts 43 fabulous courses, claimed the top prize as Europe’s leading golf destination for the first time last year and maintained its place at the top of the pile with more than 60 per cent of the vote.
Additionally, value for money is still a huge factor in attracting the Algarve’s visitors as it landed almost 40 per cent of the vote to land the Best Value award for the fifth time.
Readers cast their votes in their thousands in the seventh edition of the awards to ensure their favourite courses and venues received recognition.
Today’s Golfer Courses and Travel Editor Kevin Brown said: “The annual TG Travel Awards are totally objective as it is the paying public – our readers – who make the decisions.
“Congratulations to the Algarve, which celebrated more success and continues to be recognised by our readers for its outstanding qualities as a golf destination. It remains the number one choice among UK golfers.”
Maria Manuel Delgado e Silva, Algarve tourism golf product manager, said: “It is testament to the continued hard work throughout our golf tourism industry that we have been voted as Best Golf Destination and Best Value in Continental Europe by the readers of Today’s Golfer. It remains a huge honour to be regarded so highly by UK golfers.
“We have welcomed record numbers of visiting golfers from the UK in recent years and we remain committed to delivering the excellence that golfers expect from a destination like the Algarve.
“We would like to thank everyone who has played a part in helping us win these awards and, above all, to the golfers who visit us in the Algarve.”