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Greece is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, with its thousands of unique islands, numerous pristine beaches, myths, cheese and olive groves; it has endless attractions and activities. It has a lengthy history, and in fact, Greece is believed to be the birthplace of civilization. It is intriguing with its love for mysterious gods, legendary tales and firm traditions, which still stand firm.
Though it is the birthplace of the Olympic games, golfing is still a sport to be embraced in Greece. It has only seven 18-hole golf courses in the whole Greece mainland and its islands. Corfu and Rhodes have one course each; Crete has two while the rest of the courses are on the mainland. The Dunes course designed by Bernhard Langer and the Bay Course at Costa Novarino by the famous Robert Trent Junior have raised the standard of golfing in Greece. Golfers will enjoy golfing in some of the most scenic regions of Greece, and the best part is that you can combine a golfing break with any other kind of holiday, including beach or family holiday.(Image by Eirini Zag)
Portugal lies on the west of the Iberian Peninsula and boasts of a lengthy seafaring heritage. Its seamen are known the world over for their legendary voyages to discover new lands and continents. It is Europe’s oldest country and its lifestyle is still a fascination to many, as it still holds steadfast to its age old traditions.
As a golfing destination, it makes it to the top in the whole of Europe, though it has about seventy courses and few players. Its fine weather throughout the year, scenic settings, quality courses and the opportunity to combine a golf holiday with a family holiday attracts hordes of golfers.
Algarve region of Portugal is a top destination for golfers due to its variety of stunning courses. Some of the best courses in Portugal include Troia, Quinta do Lago, Furnas, Penha Longa, Porto Santo and Monte Rei.
Turkey is the meeting point of the Middle East and Europe and has a long fascinating history that dates back to over 10,000 years and endured thirteen successive civilizations. In the past, it was more inclined to the East but recently it is fighting to become a member of the European Union. Though it is famous for its carpets, kebabs and coffee culture, it is a mysterious country with fascinating ancient architecture and two coastlines, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean coastline. As a golfing destination, Antalya area and specifically Belek is the major destination for golf holidays.(Image by Ayhan Altun)
Turkey may have a long history as a country but its golfing history is only about two decades old. It has 20 incredible golf courses in different parts of the country. Though the golf courses are few compared to other golfing destinations in the Mediterranean, quality is what matters in golfing. Turkey probably has some of the best courses in the Mediterranean and still more on the way. Some of the best courses include the Lykia Links, Carya,Cornelia Diamond, Antalya, Cornelia, Cueno and National Antalya.
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