The holiday region of the Algarve has scooped the prestigious title of International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) European Golf Destination of the Year 2013.
The holiday region of the Algarve has scooped the prestigious title of International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) European Golf Destination of the Year 2013 – the pinnacle of golf tourism awards.
The award was announced at the IAGTO Awards gala dinner, at Tarragona, Costa Daurada to correspond with the final day of the renowned International Golf Travel Market.
With six courses in the recently released prestigious Golf World Top 100 Courses in Continental Europe, the Algarve continues to provide a heady mix of world-class layouts and value for money, a blend which was, no doubt, in the minds of more than 500 golf tour operators who voted in the awards.
It is yet another award for the world-class golf product available on the Algarve, which can lay claim to almost 40 courses within its boundaries. This year also witnessed a dramatic Portugal Masters victory for England’s David Lynn at Oceânico Victoria, on the European Tour, and the 50th anniversary of the ever-popular Vale do Lobo resort in August, highlighting the true extent of the Algarve’s golf offering – suitable for top professional to holiday golfer.
The Algarve says it is “Europe’s most famous secret” – yet it seems that word is continuing to spread.