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How to Book Cheap Golf Vacation Packages in Europe

Taking a golf vacation in Europe is one of the most exciting opportunities a golfer can have, but it can also be quite expensive. By the time you add up hotels, greens fees, transportation, food and more, the total cost of the trip can be enough to scare most people away. With that said, it is important to find the best deals you can to save money on the golf package you decide to book.

Portugal Golf Packages Including Flights: Organizing A Family Trip

One of the real positives about organizing a golfing holiday in the Algarve region of Portugal is that the area is filled with attractions for the whole family. So while you go and chase a white ball down the fairway (hopefully), your family can spend their time relaxing at the hotel or golfing resort that you have booked at. Of course, they could also get out and explore the countryside or exquisite beaches. Portugal really has so much to offer.

How exactly is the best way to go about organizing your family trip, however?

Start with the flights

Organizing a holiday for a family can seem like a very daunting task. For this reason, start right at the beginning. You can only get to your destination by flying right? So book your flights first. Be prepared to shop around and take advantage of the low-cost airlines flying into Faro International Airport – your closest stop to the Algarve – on a daily basis. Don’t just book the first flights you find, take your time and be patient.

Where to stay?

Next up is your accommodation. Now depending on your budget, you may choose to stay in self-catering accommodation in a town. If you have a little more cash, perhaps a golf resort or hotel near a course is an option. Of course, this is all a personal preference.

Identify activities for your family

Just because your daily activity of golfing is sorted for the holiday, it doesn’t mean your family should fend for themselves. Hotels and golf resorts in the region have plenty of activities for kids of all ages. Alternatively, there is always the beautiful sun-kissed beaches of the Algarve, small fishing villages to explore, incredible traditional food and a host of other things to do.

Plan each day’s golfing

Know exactly what course you will be playing each day and the cost involved. Booking ahead will help save money.

Identify local, good value restaurants

If you research and plan thoroughly, you can find local restaurants near your accommodation where you can eat like a king for next to nothing! This is particularly true if you are living in a golfing resort. Remember, the restaurants found there are priced at a premium.