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europe PoRTugAL & SPAIn great golf serve up a banquet of P carla hunt Splendid natural settings with challenging layouts mean great golf in Spain and Portugal. In Spain, golf aficionados head south to the Costa del Sol, a roughly 100-mile stretch along the Mediterranean between Malaga and Gibraltar with more than 60 courses. In Portugal, the best of the best are concentrated along a 90-mile length of southern coastline known as The Algarve. portugal the algarve STAYING: Set within its own 360-acre estate near Portimao is the elegant 198-room Le Meridien Penina Golf and Resort, a luxury fivestar property. Recently renovated rooms (most with balconies) are large, tastefully decorated and fitted with such comforts as the Le Meridien bed, flat-screen TV, minibar, and high-speed Internet. Bathrooms are equally spacious. The hotel is noted for fine cuisine, served in a choice of five restaurants featuring Portuguese, Italian and international dishes. In addition to golf, guest facilities include two pools, a beachside res- taurant with shuttle service to the beach, and a kids’ club. The hotel group has another property, Le Meridien Vale do Lobo, with its own 18-hole Vale do Lobo course near Almansil. Rooms priced from $140. PLAYING: The championship Penina Course (6,640 yards/par 73) was designed by 3-time British Open champion and noted golf architect Sir Henry Cotton in 1966 and has been highly rated by golfing experts ever since. Cotton transformed a flat, tree-less piece of real estate into a mature course, measuring more than 7,000 yards from the back tees 74 may 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend May 2011

Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk: Autograph Collection by Marriott
Tour Talk: Avanti Destinations
10 Amazing Golf Resorts
Dominican Republic Greens
Tee off, Barbados-Style
Teeing Up in Bermuda
Mexico Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Planner
A Quartet of Courses
Portugal & Spain Serve Up a Banquet of Great Golf
Touring the U.K. With Rail Europe
Uniworld's New "Super Ship" Antoinette
Savoring Exotic Asia
Coming Back to Egypt

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