Portugal is an established family holiday destination with a variety of attractions and activities for the young and the old. Its wonderful combination of spectacular beaches, breathtaking sceneries, fine weather and award winning golf course make it ideal for a family and golf break destination.
The Algarve is perhaps the most famous holiday destination for families; it is famous for its dramatic coastlines, sandy bays and secluded coves. It has an array of family friendly resorts like Martinhal, lively towns, laid back villages and some of the most scenic courses in Europe. It is one of the best golfing and family holiday destinations in Europe.(Image by Kara Ward)
Portugal has other incredible destinations including Madeira, which is also known as the Floating Garden due to its unique botanical gardens. Its capital is a great place to explore ancient and new architecture, traditional markets, chic boutiques and swanky wine bars. Porto Santo is worth a visit, located to the North of Madeira, this tiny island with its cobbled streets and white washed houses are still less known to most tourists, it is the best destination for off the beaten path experience.If you want the focus on the golfing then you have to stay at Dona Filipa, the cream of the crop in the Algarve.
The UK is a fine destination for the perfect combination of golf and family holiday. It has a variety of ancient castles, monuments, cities and incredible golf courses. It is the birthplace of golf and has an impressive 500 courses in different parts of the UK.
Some of the best resorts in the UK for a family break include Gleangles, Formby hall, Shendish Manor, The Belfry and Forest of Arden Hotel. The resorts offer family friendly accommodation with elegant rooms oozing British charm where you and your family can relax after a hard day exploring and golfing.
There are great places to visit with the kids all across the UK including Cadbury World in Birmingham, Chester Zoo in Cheshire, the Deep Hull, Alice in Wonderland Centre and Woburn, Milton Keynes. These places offer a great opportunity for a family fun day out especially after a challenging golfing experience.
Italy is undeniably a top holiday destination for families across the globe. This boot shaped country is home to spectacular landscapes, top class cuisine, ancient cities, dramatic coastline, dazzling lakes and beautifully designed courses in scenic locations. It is the perfect destination to explore with a family and still enjoy swinging your clubs in great courses.(Image by Gaio Torquato)
Tuscany is eternally popular due to its rolling hills, wineries cuisines and golf courses with spectacular settings. This rural countryside of Italy is ideal for a family break and has something for everyone including stunning hill top villages, renaissance art and medieval towns.
Puglia is another great destination for both family and golf holidays, it has four amazing courses and hardly anyone to enjoy them. You can have the courses all to yourselves and refresh with the mouthwatering cuisine that put Italy on the culinary map of the world. Other great regions for golf and family holidays are the Italian Lakes, Rome and Umbria.
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