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The Algarve golf industry has started 2018 by winning two new international accolades from the magazine, ‘Today's Golfer.’

As part of the 2018 Annual Travel Awards, the Algarve won ‘Best Golf Destination in Continental Europe’ for the second year running and ‘Best Value Golf Destination in Continental Europe’ for the fifth time since 2012.

These prizes were awarded after adding up readers’ votes, with 60% considering that the Algarve has maintained its excellence as the best destination for golf in Europe.

The quality-to-price ratio in the region was recognised by 40% of voters as one of the key factors influencing their decision when booking golf holidays.

The region’s variety of course types, with over 40 courses to choose from and the high quality of each, has made this sector the driving force for off-season tourism in the Algarve.

The 2017 total number of golf rounds played region was up 5.3% over the previous year, hitting 1,345,000 rounds, 70% of the country’s total.

Dora Coelho, director of the Algarve Tourism Association. Commented that, "The winning of these prizes and the fact that the Algarve continues to be the number one choice for golfers from the UK is a huge source of pride and once again recognises the work and ongoing effort that has been made by the region’s golf industry coupled with the strong promotion strategy that the ATA has implemented."