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Algarve Golf Courses' Green Fees: 10 Hints To Help You Plan Budget

  1. The key with budgeting is to start with the end in mind and work backwards. Decide, in excruciating detail, what kind of golfing holiday you want to have.
    • How many rounds of golf do you want to play?

    • Which courses do you want to play on?

    • What kind of accommodation do you want?

    • What will your days look like while you are on the holiday?
  2. All inclusive deals will make it easier to calculate your costs. If you decide to eat out, arrange your own transportation and play different golf courses, you will have to do some research and come up with estimated costs.

  3. How to save money on flights - tickets don't get cheaper the closer the date. If you know your date and destination, do not delay. Book the tickets now. Search on flight comparison websites for the best deals. Finally, If you are willing to put up with a little discomfort and not fly direct, you can save money. You might have a long layover but you could always use that chance to read a book or catch up on some podcasts.

  4. There are many websites now that are golf green fees comparison sites. These sites can help you get a good deal on a green fee.

  5. Plan your extra curricular activities. If you want to do these outside the resort, for example wine tasting, water sports, visiting nature parks, etc. get some cost estimates. If you are planning on just playing a lot of golf and not doing any extra curricular stuff, you won't have to worry about this.

  6. With the costs of extra baggage rising on modern airlines, it can be a lot cheaper to rent clubs at the course. You will have to sacrifice because you won't be playing with your favorite clubs but you will save a lot of money.

  7. Look for golf packages that include rounds at two courses instead of one. Or a round of golf and a buggy. Maybe a round of golf and a meal. Three rounds instead of one, and so on.

  8. There are many websites where people who have been on golf holidays to the Algarve in the past have posted reviews of their experience. You can learn from their experience.

  9. Remember to calculate the currency. You will be converting costs if you are from a country that does not use the Euro.

  10. Teamwork. Most likely, you will be going on a golf holiday with somebody else, either with family, friends, work colleagues, etc. Have a meeting (if its a big group) or a sit down chat if it's just you and your family, and decide what are your priorities are on the golf holiday.
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