Having been selected as the world's premier golfing location for five consecutive years, golfers in the US are awakening to the endless golfing possibilities Portugal has to offer. Now, with TAP Air Portugal - Portugal's premier airline - you're closer than ever to some of the best golf courses in the whole of Continental Europe.
In 2019 alone the airline has introduced two new routes from the USA with non-stop flights from Washington and Chicago joining those from New York, Boston and Miami. These flights take you straight to well-known spots in Portugal such as the nation's capital, Lisbon, the coastal region of the Algarve, or Funchal on Madeira.
So when you're planning your next golfing trip to Europe from the United States, remember that TAP Air Portugal connects you with the most continent's most popular golfing hotspot.
Back in June, a gang of US-based golfers hopped on a TAP flight to spend a few days in the Portuguese sun and sample the best golf courses the country has to offer. Patrick Koenig, a golf photographer and founder of the RGV Tour was joined on the trip by Brodie Smith, Blair Wheeler and Ben Boskovich.
After their smooth flight with TAP Air Portugal the first stop on this golfing adventure of a lifetime was the stunning Oitavos Dunes in Quinta da Marinha. The golf course ranks within the top 20 in Europe and offers a true golfing challenge on a championship-standard facility.
Next up was Dom Pedro Golf in Vilamoura with its five separate golf courses to choose from, followed by a picturesque nine hole facility at Pine Cliffs and the tricky test offered up by Lisbon Sports Club on the northern outskirts of the capital.
You can get a further feel for the experiences the quartet encountered by reading Patrick's blog here.