While Britain, Germany and Sweden shivered through the winter months, playing conditions in Andalusía, the Canary islands and the Algarve were just about perfect. Portugal and Spain have long been favourites for northern Europeans seeking a holiday home on a golf course, and the pandemic has only accelerated the trend.
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Portugal’s Algarve is a perennial favourite for golfers seeking a mix of sunshine, uncrowded beaches and great golf. THe Eastern Algarve is increasingly popular with those looking for an affordable home from home.