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Portugal named world’s best destination for golfing

Portugal was named the world’s best golf destination at the inaugural edition of the World Golf Awards over the weekend.

Nov 19, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

Golf in Portugal

Portugal was named the world’s best golf destination at the inaugural edition of the World Golf Awards over the weekend.

The World Golf Awards 2014 took place at the Conrad Algarve and saluted the best golf destinations, courses, and resorts in the world.

With 80 golf courses, many of them set against ocean views, dramatic cliffs, white sand dunes, lakes and mountains, Portugal was singled out as the best in golf tourism.

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Praia Del Rey golf resort

Popular among golf pros and host to major events on the professional circuits including the European Tour, many of the courses are designed by architects like Henry Cotton, Rocky Roquemore and Arnold Palmer. A mild year-round climate also makes Portugal a popular golfing destination.

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St Andrews Golf Club

Meanwhile, other big winners included St. Andrews Links (Old course), which took the title of world’s best golf course 2014, and The Els Club Teluk Datai, developed on the island of Langkawi off the northwest coast of mainland Malaysia, which was named the world’s best new golf course.

The Els Club Teluk Datai

The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida took the award for best golf hotel in the world.

For the full list of winners, including regional winners across the US, Canada, South Africa and Australia visit worldgolfawards.com.


 
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