There’s not one golf aficionado out there who hasn’t entertained the fantasy of the perfect luxury golf break, complete with an amazing course to spend their days and a lavish hotel nearby to wind down in during the evenings. Such dreamers will find their putting paradise at the Dona Filipa Hotel in the Algarve.
The Dona Filipa perfectly combines sophisticated class and style with the creature comforts of modern amenities. It is an oasis containing everything golfer guests could wish for. The hotel has excellent spa facilities to ease tense muscles after a long day on the course. Should you wish to spend time lazing in the sun, there is a beach of perfect, fine-grained sand within walking distance of the hotel.
The main attractions, however, are the courses. The hotel has two astonishingly green greens that are maintained to the very highest of standards. They’re so well-kept that they have even been praised by some of the top golfers around the world.
The San Lorenzo golf course is ideal for anyone who has been craving a luxury golf break. Reserved only for hotel guests, it offers the ideal opportunity to enjoy a peaceful and private game at your leisure. Its 18 holes are positioned in a notoriously challenging pattern – so challenging that even professional golfers use it to prove their skills.
San Lorenzo has been praised as one of the best golf courses in Europe and has received numerous awards since its opening in 1988.
A genuine competitor to San Lorenzo for golfers’ affections, Pinheiros Altos has a number of advantages the former does not. Its 27 holes are perfectly arranged so that each game feels different from the last – this is indeed a versatile course.
Furthermore, it is supplied with the latest golfing technology, something that considerably improves the experience. Should you be in need of help honing your skills, you can watch a recording of yourself swinging your club and receive a comprehensive analysis of areas in which you can improve. Or, if you’re just looking to capture a picture-perfect moment, have your companions bring a camera in order to snap a photo of you mid-swing against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
Whether you are a dedicated player who wants to enjoy themselves and improve their game, a casual fan of golf who wants to mix up putting with other pleasures or just somebody looking to plant their feet on some of the most impressive golf courses in the world, the Dona Filipa experience is the ultimate luxury golf break. It will leave you with unforgettable sporting memories and spectacular photos that you will be bragging about for years to come.
John Dixon is an experienced world traveller and the Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. For over 30 years, he has been providing many a luxury golf break, as well as holidays to Croatia, Sicily and many other destinations around the globe. John tries to visit each of the destinations regularly in order to ensure the quality of his properties, and stay up-to-date about the latest local news and events. He has a taste for the finer things in life and has an interest in arts, history and culture.