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Putt your way around the Azores

February 14, 2014

The green islands of the Azores, characterised by volcanic craters and stunning coastlines, offer golfers of all levels the perfect backdrop for a day on the course. Thanks to SATA International, the rolling fairways of Furnas Cedars, the demanding links and woodland combination of Batalha and the peaceful Ilha Terceira golf course are just four hours away. With free carriage for golf clubs and direct return flights from the UK starting from as little as £338 per person, the Azores is becoming a desired destination for golfing enthusiasts.

Batalha Golf Course in Sao Miguel has played host to two PGA EuroPro golf tournaments and is arguably the Azores most favoured course. With contoured bunkers, luscious greens and a chance to spot whales and dolphins in the Atlantic from th e back-nine holes, the golf course is a real experience for everyone, including children, who are welcomed on the course from the age of three. In addition to the first-class driving range, Batalha has recently celebrated the opening of its Pitch and Putt course, providing visitors the chance to perfect or jump-start their skill sets. 

The island of Sao Miguel is also home to Furnas Cedars Golf Course, a challenging course with fairways that require wise club choices and a high level of precision. Set above the Furnas Valley the course is ideally located for golfers to enjoy a post-game soak in the island's famous hot springs, to soothe any aches and pains.

The Azores' most idyllic and picturesque course is Ilha Terceira Golf Course. A haven of natural beauty, this golf course offers more than just 18-holes, boasting rolling hills, sun-dappled lakes and breath-taking views. Located near the city of Praia da Vitoria and the UNESCO site of Angra Do Heroismo, island visitors can enjoy a perfect balance of golf and Azorean culture.

Green fees start from €80 (approx. £67) for 18-holes per person.  For more information on golfing in the Azores and to book visit http://www.azoresgolfislands.com/en/








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