Golf in Algarve - Portugal


Golfing Breaks in the Algarve

The Algarve, Portugal's southern coast, one hundred miles long, with beautiful beaches washed by clean Atlantic waters is the ideal location for great golf holidays, with a host of new golf courses opened in the last couple of years and resorts to suit the tastes of every golfer.

Vilamoura is a big favourite for an Algarve golf holiday, because of the close proximity of 6 great courses and the excellent choice of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the great value hotels.

The Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago estates offer a choice of top class hotels, villas and apartments set in a beautiful area and surrounded by eight of the finest golf courses in the Algarve.

Another great Algarve golfing holiday area is just to the east of Faro in the resorts of Tavira and Monte Gordo. There are now 5 first class courses to choose from when staying in this area: Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Castro Marim, Benamor and Quinta do Vale. It is also possible to cross over into Spain and play the excellent Costa Esuri, Islantilla, El Rompido and Monacilla courses - all well within easy driving distance.

Albufeira is another firm favourite with British golfers. This popular resort has an abundance of nightlife and is within 15 minutes drive time from the Vilamoura courses.The courses of Salgados, Morgado and Alamos are also within easy reach

A little further west we come to the smaller resort of Carvoeiro and the Tivoli Carvoeiro Hotel set in a magnificent clifftop location. Alvor is another unspoiled resort with 3 great hotels in a wonderful setting. Close by is the Meridien Penina Hotel and its famous championship course.

The historic town of Lagos and the delightful village of Praia da Luz , are the most westerly resorts we feature. Both are ideally placed for playing the popular Palmares course, Parque da Floresta and the excellent Boavista course


Golfing Breaks in the Algarve

The Algarve, Portugal's southern coast, one hundred miles long, with beautiful beaches washed by clean Atlantic waters is the ideal location for great golf holidays, with a host of new golf courses opened in the last couple of years and resorts to suit the tastes of every golfer.

Vilamoura is a big favourite for an Algarve golf holiday, because of the close proximity of 6 great courses and the excellent choice of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the great value hotels.

The Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago estates offer a choice of top class hotels, villas and apartments set in a beautiful area and surrounded by eight of the finest golf courses in the Algarve.

Another great Algarve golfing holiday area is just to the east of Faro in the resorts of Tavira and Monte Gordo. There are now 5 first class courses to choose from when staying in this area: Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Castro Marim, Benamor and Quinta do Vale. It is also possible to cross over into Spain and play the excellent Costa Esuri, Islantilla, El Rompido and Monacilla courses - all well within easy driving distance.

Albufeira is another firm favourite with British golfers. This popular resort has an abundance of nightlife and is within 15 minutes drive time from the Vilamoura courses.The courses of Salgados, Morgado and Alamos are also within easy reach

A little further west we come to the smaller resort of Carvoeiro and the Tivoli Carvoeiro Hotel set in a magnificent clifftop location. Alvor is another unspoiled resort with 3 great hotels in a wonderful setting. Close by is the Meridien Penina Hotel and its famous championship course.

The historic town of Lagos and the delightful village of Praia da Luz , are the most westerly resorts we feature. Both are ideally placed for playing the popular Palmares course, Parque da Floresta and the excellent Boavista course

Resort

Amendoeira Golf Resort

Portugal Algarve Amendoeira

The Oceanico Amendoeira Golf Resort hotel complex is located near the charming historical town of Silves and Armacao de Pera beach among the beautiful landscaped gardens below the Monchique Mountain range.

Anantara Golf Resort and Spa

Portugal Algarve Vilamoura

Formally the Tivoli Victoria, the Anantara Vilamoura offers the ultimate golf hotel experience overlooking the Arnold Palmer designed Victoria Golf Course.

Conrad Algarve Hotel, Algarve

Conrad Algarve - Quinta do Lago

Portugal Algarve Quinta do Lago

The Conrad Algarve is one of the most modern 5 star hotels in the Algarve.

the 5-star crowne plaza hotel vilamoura

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Vilamoura

Portugal Algarve Vilamoura

Enjoying a prime location overlooking the wonderful sandy beach, and within easy walking distance of the restaurants and bars of Vilamoura, the five star Crowne Plaza hotel is the perfect choice for a great golfing holiday

Hotel

Dom Pedro Lagos

Portugal Algarve Lagos

At the Dom Pedro Lagos you will find a relaxed and quiet atmosphere, in a privileged location for those looking for a holiday in the Algarve right in front of the wide sandy beach of Meia Praia in Lagos. 

dom pedro marina hotel vilamoura

Dom Pedro Marina Hotel

Portugal Algarve Vilamoura

The sister hotel to the Dom Pedro Golf, the Dom Pedro Marina is situated a little closer to the Vilamoura marina, hence its name

Ariel view of the Dom Pedro Portobello Aparthotel - Vilamoura - Algarve

Dom Pedro Portobello Aparthotel - Vilamoura

Portugal Algarve Vilamoura

Situated next door to its sister hotel the Dom Pedro Marina and just 200metres from the beach and marina of Vilamoura, the Dom Pedro Portobello consists of studios and one bedroom apartments

Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort

Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort

Portugal Algarve Vilamoura

Situated in the centre of Vilamoura and very convenient for the resort's wide selection of fine restaurants and bars, the Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort (formerly known as the Dom Pedro Golf Hotel) is a great favourite with golfers.

formosa park hotel

Formosa Park Hotel

Portugal Algarve San Lorenzo

The location is perfect for a relaxing golfing holiday, with some of the Algarve's most outstanding golf courses on its doorstep and surrounded by the calm beauty of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve with its natural woodland areas and long sandy beaches

Hotel Brisa Sol

Portugal Algarve Western Algarve

Situated in the heart of the Algarve, Albufeira is close to the best beaches and golf courses in the region such as Oceanico Amendoeira, Salgados and Pine Cliffs.

Hotel

Hotel Quinta Do Lago

Portugal Algarve Quinta do Lago

Hotel Quinta do Lago, is situated in the Resort of Quinta do Lago in the Algarve, next to the Formosa Estuary (Ria Formosa) and the sea, in the very heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Park.

Hotel

Hotel Salgados Dunas Suites

Portugal Algarve

This 5-star hotel boasts 6 outdoor swimming pools and modern rooms with panoramic views.

Magnolia Golf and Wellness Hotel

Portugal Algarve Quinta do Lago

Nestled in the luxurious surroundings of the Quinta do Lago estate, the Magnolia Golf & Wellness Hotel occupies an enviable location and is one of the best value hotels in this part of Portugal.

Marina Club Lagos Resort

Marina Club Lagos Resort

Portugal Algarve Lagos

The decor of the spacious and comfortable apartments is modern and stylish, and the feeling of spaciousness is further heightened by the minimalist design and the clever use of natural light

monte da quinta resort

Monte da Quinta Resort

Portugal Algarve Quinta do Lago

The five star Monte da Quinta Resort is located in the prestigous Quinta do Lago estate and within the Ria Formosa nature reserve

Golf & Country club

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Portugal Algarve Eastern Algarve

This golfing paradise features the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, set in a private estate spanning over 1,000 acres of unspoilt countryside with dramatic views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains and Atlantic ocean.

the onyria palmares beach house hotel lagos

Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel

Portugal Algarve Onyria Palmares

Enjoying a truly spectacular setting, with stunning views of the Palmares golf course and the sparkling blue waters of the Alvor estuary beyond, the Onyria Palmares Beach House offers a memorable and relaxing golfing experience in the most beautiful of surroundings

the paraiso albufeira aparthotel

Paraiso de Albufeira Aparthotel

Portugal Algarve Albufeira

Within the hotel there is an outdoor swimming pool, a heated indoor swimming pool (winter season only) and a heated indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi in the Health Club. 

golfers drive their buggies towards the penina golf resort hotel

Penina Golf Resort Hotel

Portugal Algarve Western Algarve

The internationally famous Penina Golf Resort Hotel is located in the Alvor area of the Western Algarve, 45 minutes drive from Faro airport

Pestana Alvor South Beach Hotel

Portugal Algarve Alvor

79 rooms and suites, with 3 pools, sunbeds, Chill-Out lounges invites you to relax and enjoy the exotic drinks

the pestana delfim hotel alvor

Pestana Delfim Hotel

Portugal Algarve Alvor

Enjoying an enviable beach-front location, the four star Delfim is a sister hotel to the Alvor Praia and the Dom Joao

ariel view of the Pestan Dom Joao Villas, Alvor, Algarve

Pestana Dom Joao II Hotel

Portugal Algarve Alvor

Set in its own large gardens which lead directly on to a splendid stretch of beach, and within walking distance of the village of Alvor with its good selection of bars, restaurants and shops, the four star Dom Joao II is part of the Pestana Group and a sister hotel to the Alvor Praia and Delfim hote

Pestana Viking Beach & Spa Resort

Portugal Algarve Armação de Pêra

The hotel is surrounded by luxurant gardens with direct access to one of the finest beaches in the Algarve.

the praia sol hotel - vilamoura

Praia Sol Hotel

Portugal Algarve Vilamoura

Opened in July 2007, this 3 star hotel is within easy walking distance of Vilamoura Marina and represents fantastic value for money

the real bellavista hotel & spa, albufeira at night

Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa - Albufeira

Portugal Algarve Albufeira

The Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa is located in a quiet part of Albufeira, yet it is only a 10 minutes walk from the bustle of the famous Albufeira Strip, and handily placed for playing a number of excellent Algarve golf courses

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Ria Park Garden Hotel

Portugal Algarve

A relaxing hotel set in decorative gardens within the Ria Formosa Natural Park, In the peaceful atmosphere of its secluded location, it plans to offer good quality accommodation that suits a wide range of holiday makers.

Hotel

Ria Park Hotel & SPA

Portugal Algarve

The Ria Park Hotel & SPA is a sophisticated relaxing first class hotel with a pleasant ambience and in a quiet location, a perfect hide-away with luxuriant sub-tropical gardens.

ariel view of sao rafael suuites hotel

Sao Rafael Suites Hotel

Portugal Algarve Albufeira

Each of the rooms in this five star hotel are spacious and filled with natural light, the rooms are also equipped with all the amenities you may expect to find in a high quality hotel.

the hilton vilamoura hotel and swimming pool

The Hilton Golf Resort & Spa Hotel

Portugal Algarve Vilamoura

The Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort and Spa is a five star hotel adjoining the very popular Oceanico Pinhal golf course, and is the perfect venue for for a relaxing golf holiday in the Algarve

The Lake Resort

Portugal Algarve

Located in the heart of Vilamoura on the edge of the Marina, is probably the most luxurious of the hotels in the region.

tivoli carvoeiro hotel in carvoeiro the algarve

Tivoli Carvoeiro Hotel

Portugal Algarve Carvoeiro

After enjoying a total renovation and refurbishment, the Tivoli Carvoeira (formerly known as the Almansor) re-opened in April 2015 as a luxury five-star hotel

swimming pool at the tivoli lagos hotel

Tivoli Lagos Hotel

Portugal Algarve Lagos

Located in the heart of the old town of Lagos, and just a short stroll from the town centre, the Hotel de Lagos is a distinctive and charming hotel set in its own gardens

tivoli marinotel hotel vilamoura

Tivoli Marina Hotel

Portugal Algarve Vilamoura

Guestrooms offer furnished balconies with views of the marina, pool, or beach.

tivoli marina portimao hotel

Tivoli Marina Portimão

Portugal Algarve Praia da Rocha

The studios and apartments at the Tivoli Marina Portimao are decorated in neutral colours and include modern furnishings

vila gale ampalius hotel vilamoura, algarve

Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel

Portugal Algarve Vilamoura

This modern four star hotel is situated on the beach front at Vilamoura, a short distance from the casino

vila gale cerroalagoa hotel

Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel

Portugal Algarve Albufeira

The Cerro Alagoa Hotel is located about 900m from the town square of Albufeira and within easy reach of the shops, bars and restaurants of this lively resort, which makes it a popular choice for golfing groups

ariel view of the vila gale hotel -Lagos

Vila Gale Lagos Hotel - Lagos

Portugal Algarve Lagos

The superior 4-star Vila Gale enjoys a great location seafront, just a short distance from the town of Lagos with its marina, bars, restaurants and shops, and ten minutes drive from the superb Palmares Golf Course

vila gale marina hotel vilamoura

Vila Gale Marina Hotel

Portugal Algarve Vilamoura

Situated in the heart of Vilamoura and a short stroll from the beach, the four star Vila Gale Marina overlooks the marina and is a big favourite with golfers

the Vila Gale Hotel Tavira

Vila Gale Tavira Hotel - Tavira

Portugal Algarve Eastern Algarve

The hotel is located within easy walking distance of a number of good restaurants and bars

Hotel

Vila Monte Farm House

Portugal Algarve

The newly-renovated Vila Monte Farm House, a member of the Design Hotels group, offers a tranquil retreat with a garden and 2 heated outdoor swimming pools in Moncarapacho, 6 miles from Olhão.

vila sol golf resort and spa hotel - vilamoura

Vila Sol Golf Resort Hotel

Portugal Algarve Vila Sol

The facilities are truly first class, with one of the finest golf courses in Portugal, a luxury Spa and a host of eating options.

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Vilalara Thalassa Resort

Portugal Algarve

Situated on cliffs overlooking Praia das Gaivotas and the Atlantic Ocean, Vilalara Thalassa Resort features a peaceful and elegant spa, 6 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants.

Alamos Golf Course

Algarve Western Algarve

Located at the foot of the Monchique Mountains, Alamos Golf Course together with Morgado Golf is part of the 36 hole Morgado Golf Resort. While it may be shorter than its sister course, Alamos s every bit as testing, and certainly every bit as enjoyable to play as Morgado.

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Amendoeira Faldo Course

Algarve Amendoeira

Nick said: "This was a very exciting project, which gave me a great opportunity to exploit my passion for design the same way I exploited my passion for playing. You have incredible views, beautiful undulating land and any time you have natural terrain like this, it is great fun to work with."

Amendoeira O'Connor Jnr Course

Algarve Amendoeira

Designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr., this course complements the neighbouring Oceanico Faldo Course and also takes full advantage of being situated in a fertile valley. Its various water features, both lakes and watercourses that are spread throughout the entire course, demand accuracy and test fro.

Benamor Golf Course - Tavira

Algarve Eastern Algarve

Opened in May 2000, Benamor golf course is now established as a firm favourite. Located east of Faro and close to Tavira, the undulating tight fairways of Benamor make it a challenging but enjoyable round. The totally natural surroundings are pleasing, with the exception of the charming.

Boavista Golf Resort

Algarve Western Algarve

Boavista opened in January 2002 and has been receiving rave reviews ever since. Located just west of Lagos, its rolling fairways weave their way between water hazards and strategically placed bunkers. The views are stunning..

Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course - Vilamoura

Algarve Vilamoura

The Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course is quite open and is reminiscent of a parkland course. However, water hazards play a major part in the layouts and strategic bunkers penalise the wayward, demanding precise placing of both tee and fairway shots and accurate approaches to the greens.

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Dom Pedro Millennium Golf Course - Vilamoura

Algarve Vilamoura

Opened in the summer of 2000, the Millennium course offers a class championship layout. The first 9 holes wind through forests of umbrella pines, while the back 9 are played in more open surroundings.

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Dom Pedro Pinhal Golf Course - Vilamoura

Algarve Vilamoura

Opened in 1976, this is another Frank Pennink design. Meandering through rolling countryside with umbrella pine-lined fairways, it is more open than the Vilamoura Old Course. Smaller greens, however, maintain a requirement to play approach shots accurately..

Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course - Vilamoura

Algarve Vilamoura

The Dom Pedro Victoria golf course was designed and constructed by Arnold Palmer design. Host to the Portugal Masters since 2007, and to the PGA World Cup in 2005, Victoria is one not to be missed by any serious golfer visiting Vilamoura..

Dom Pedro Vilamoura Old Golf Course

Algarve Vilamoura

A Frank Pennink design, it's easy to see why the Old Course is one of the most popular on the Algarve. Founded in 1969 and extensively renovated in 1996 its tight tree-lined fairways make it a great test of golf, and great accuracy is required from the tees.

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Espiche Golf Course

Algarve Western Algarve

18 Holes  Par 72  5862 Metres - A  round on Espiche is very reasonably priced, and ithe course is ideally located for golfers on a golfing holiday in the Western Algarve, being within easy driving distance of both Lagos and Alvor.

Laranjal Golf Course - Quinta do Lago

Algarve Quinta do Lago

Laranjal Golf Course is the newest of Quinta do Lago's three courses, and complements the North and South courses beautifully. Originally an orange grove, Laranjal is now a superb 18 hole championship course, and has quickly established itself as one of the Algarve's finest..

Laranjal Golf Course - Quinta do Lago

Algarve Quinta do Lago

Laranjal Golf Course is the newest of Quinta do Lago's three courses and complements the North and South courses beautifully. Originally an orange grove, Laranjal is now a superb 18 hole championship course and has quickly established itself as one of the Algarve's finest..

Morgado Golf Course

Algarve Western Algarve

18 Holes - 6,996 yards - Par 73 - Set in wonderful open countryside, amongst citrus farms, at the foot of the Monchique Mountains, Morgado is one of the Algarve's longest courses at almost 7,000 yards from the championship tees.

Onyria Palmares Golf Resort -Lagos

Algarve Western Algarve

For a perfect golf holiday in the Algarve, there can be no better course to play than the Onyria Palmares Golf Resort. In a setting of expansive panoramic views across the Bay of Lagos, Robert Trent Jones II has fashioned one of Europe’s great golf courses, Palmares Golf Resort..

Penina Championship Course

Algarve Western Algarve

The Championship course is the late Sir Henry Cotton's masterpiece and the course by which he wished to be remembered. A flat, parkland type course, Penina Championship provides a challenging and thoroughly enjoyable golfing experience, and is a huge favourite with UK golfers.

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Pestana Alto Golf & Country Club - Alvor

Algarve Western Algarve

Opened in 1991, Alto Golf & Country Club was the last 18-hole course to be designed by Sir Henry Cotton. Built on ideal, undulating terrain, Alto has fine views of both the sea and the surrounding hills. The par-5 16th hole - the "Giant" - is reputed to be the longest hole in Europe.

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Pestana Gramacho Golf Course - Carvoeira

Algarve Western Algarve

Together with its sister course Pinta, Gramacho is part of the Pestana Carvoeiro Golf Resort. Designed by Ronald Fream, in collaboration with Nick Price, Gramacho is unusual for an 18 hole course as it has a choice of 27 greens. The designers have taken full advantage of the dramatic l.

Pestana Vale da Pinta Golf Course

Algarve Western Algarve

18 Holes - 6,740 yards - Par 71 - Vale da Pinta is a very attractive course, which since its opening in 1992 has gained an excellent reputation, hosting the European Seniors Tour Qualifying final for eight consecutive years.

Pinheiros Altos Golf Club

Algarve Western Algarve

Bordering the Rio Formosa Nature Reserve, Pinheiros Altos, is named after the pine trees which line most of its 27 holes. The course consists of three nine hole loops, each one with its own distinctive characteristics, and all three require accurate shot making..

Quinta da Cima Golf Club - Tavira

Algarve Eastern Algarve

18 Holes - Par 72 - 6,950 yards - Opened in summer of 2002, this is the sister course to Quinta da Ria and is of equally good quality. A great test of golf and if anything, slightly the more difficult of the two.     

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Quinta da Ria Golf Course - Tavira

Algarve Eastern Algarve

18 Holes - Par 72 - 6,700 yards - Located east of Faro, close to the popular resort Tavira, Quinta da Ria opened in 2001 and is now acknowledged as one of the finest courses on the Algarve. A great layout and stunning views of the Ria Formosa reserve, make this a must play course.

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Quinta do Lago North

Algarve Quinta do Lago

18 Holes  -  6,775 yards  -  Par 72 - The new Quinta do Lago North golf course was totally re-designed and renovated in 2014 in a collaboration between American designer Beau Welling and Paul McGinley.

Quinta do Lago South

Algarve Quinta do Lago

18 Holes - 6,488 yds - Par 72 - The fact that it has hosted the Portuguese Open no fewer than 7 times is an indication of the quality of the Quinta do Lago South course.

Salgados Golf Course - Albufeira

Algarve Western Algarve

Salgados golf course has the look and feel of a Scottish links course but with a Florida atmosphere - lakes abound. The course is compact and affords the golfer a true test of skill and accuracy.

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San Lorenzo Golf Course

Algarve San Lorenzo

The San Lorenzo golf course is located in the beautiful Quinta do Lago estate, bordering the Ria Formosa Estuary and salt water lagoons. The course was designed by the American golf architect Joseph Lee and the beautiful Bermuda grass fairways provide perfect playing conditions.

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Santo Antonio Golf Resort - Lagos

Algarve Western Algarve

Designed by renowned golf course architect Pepe Gancedo, the course follows the natural contours of the undulating countryside and features spectacular views from many of its holes. No two holes are alike on this course, and it offers an enjoyable challenge to golfers of all abilities..

Silves Golf

Algarve Western Algarve

18 Holes - 6,177 yards - Par 70 - One of the newer golf courses on the Algarve, the Silves golf course enjoys a beautiful location, at the foot of the Monchique mountain and surrounded by cork and citrus farms.

Vale do Lobo Ocean Course

Algarve Vale do Lobo

As the saying goes, 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. Well, the photographs of the Vale do Lobo course above are testament to the truth of that saying. Some of the holes on this Rocky Roquemore designed course have to rank amongst the most stunningly scenic of any in Portugal..

Vale do Lobo Royal Golf Course

Algarve Vale do Lobo

Designed by Rocky Roquemore, the Vale do Lobo Royal golf course is slightly longer than the Ocean course, although every bit as enjoyable to play. The undulating fairways wind their way through pine trees, with plenty of water hazards and sand traps to negotiate along the way. .

Vilasol Golf Course - 27 Holes

Algarve Vila Sol

Vila Sol is one of the best-kept courses in the Algarve. A great layout, with pristine greens which run true, and tight, testing holes requiring accurate shot making, Vila Sol golf course is a challenging but very rewarding and enjoyable test for every level of golfer..