This year, the Agência Regional de Turismo do Algarve will invest close to one million euros in the promotion of the Algarve’s golf courses to both the Portuguese and European markets.
The sport, which contributes 75 million euros directly, and a further 350 million euros indirectly, every year to the region’s economy, generates a vast amount of wealth and tourism.
Many people visit the Algarve purely to play golf and, last year, more than one million rounds of golf were played in the region.
The Algarve boasts more than 30 golf courses, and plans for more courses are constantly submitted to local councils. The Algarve was recently named the “Best Golf Destination in the World” by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.