Travel Picks: Top 10 golf destinations

Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:29pm EDT
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SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Play golf, will travel. Many golfers are known to spend their vacations heading to different courses around the globe for their fairway fix.

To help golfers plan their next trip, travel website ( has come up with a list of top 10 golf destinations. Reuters has not endorsed this list:

1. Portugal

European golfers flock to Algarve, Portugal, and it is slowly becoming popular among Americans as well. Portugal has a lot to offer by way of golf - visit San Lorenzo, Vale de Lobo, Vilamoura, and Quinta do Lago for the ultimate resorts known for not only luxurious courses, but also their food and wine.

2. Spain

Known by some as Europe's version of Myrtle Beach, Costa del Sol is full of A-list visitors who come for the sunny courses and beautiful coastline. The 1997 Ryder Cup was held at nearby Sotogrande, which adds to the reputation of the area. Also be sure to check out Aloha, Las Brisas, and Torrequebrada.

3. Florida

Orlando boasts the most tour pros per square mile than any other city and has a huge variety of public-access golf, with Bay Hill, Grand Cypress, Orange County National and Disney, just to name a few. Ponte Vedra Beach is home of the PGA Tour, and is known for Players Championship Venue TPC at Sawgrass. Other greats include Amelia Island and the World Golf Village.

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