Located in Vilamoura in the Algarve region of Portugal, Vila Sol is one of the prime golfing destinations in the region, visited by golfers from all over the world, but especially Europe. Not only is this one of the most beautiful regions in Europe, but it has the weather to match. Even out of season, many golfers flock here to play. There are a number of reasons that make Vila Sol such a prime golfing destination.
The first thing you notice about Vila Sol is that it boast 27-holes to play. It is split over two courses. The 18-hole Championship course is a challenging par 72. As with many courses in the region, it features many undulating fairways lined with trees including pine, almond, and fig. Here, accuracy is needed of the tee as well with approach shots as most holes are protected by bunkers, lakes or even the odd streak. Be prepared to have your breath taken away on a number of occasions. The sheer beauty of this course is incredible.
The second course is the Academy golf course. Not only does this boast excellent practice facilities, it also includes a testing 9 holes. Again, this is set in the natural beauty of the region.
The golf academy at Vila Sol is second to none. Here, you can receive golfing lessons or practice various aspects of your game. It includes a driving range, two putting greens as well as a chipping and hazard recovery area. This is the perfect place to warm up before a round, or to hone your game under some expert guidance.
Of course, as a golfer, it’s all about playing a round of golf. Having said that, you would like some entertainment for your family as well. Again, Vila Sol delivers. There are numerous facilities to keep your family busy while you are out on the course. These include spas, jacuzzis, bike rentals, tennis courts, games room and a gym. The resort has a number of excellent places to eat after a hard day out in the sun. Perhaps best of all, children under 12 stay free.
The resort at Vila Sol runs a number of promotions that will appeal to golfers. Not only can you save on course fees by booking your golfing holiday well in advance, but there are massive discounts for those choosing a longer holiday.
Should you need a break from golf, a trip around the local Algarve region is well worth it. This area of Portugal is simply stunning, filled with sun-kissed beaches, traditional fishing villages, and incredible food. Sometimes a break from the sport you love is a good thing!
As you can see, Vila Sol has much to offer golfers, even if they bring their family along for a golfing holiday.