Elected as the best European and World Golf Destination by the World Golf Awards, the Algarve Golf Courses has the bow of sport lovers who returned to the Olympic Games in 2016. The amazing weather, sun and direct flights to the Algarve from several points in Europe, make this destination one of the most popular among golfers. Social Algarve presents a brief description of the best golf courses in Portugal. Come with us!
Known for having one of the most renowned marinas in Europe, Vilamoura is located 30 minutes from Faro airport and has several alternatives for playing golf.
The Victoria Golf Course * with an area of 90 hectares, surrounded by lakes and natural vegetation, has 5 or 6 tees per hole, wide fairways, training facilities and long putting green.
If you prefer a course that requires expertise and experience, Laguna Golf Course * is distinguished by water obstacles. With 18 holes, there are several game situations that require audacity and creativity.
The short game and practical training is the hallmark of the Pinhal Golf Course *, the second golf course built in Vilamoura, with 9 holes flanked by pine trees. In a prime area in Vilamoura.
Vila Sol Course covers 30 hectares and accommodates 2 golf courses: Pestana Vila Sol Championship – 27 holes, PAR 72 – and Pestana Vila Sol Academia.
With a variety of 4 and 5 star hotels choose the Tivoli Marina or Dom Pedro Vilamoura and catch a glimpse of the enchanting view of the Marina.
If you like gambling choose the Crown Plaza near the casino.
If you come with friends, Residence Golf Club, with T1 and T2 apartments, is the ideal solution. With a high standard of quality and comfort, enjoy the gardens, swimming pools, tennis court and playground.
* Integrated in the Don Pedro vilamoura hotel
Integrated in the Nau Hotels group, 4 km from Portimão, the Morgado Golf Course and Álamos Golf Course, both with 18 holes, are close to the astounding Serra de Monchique. You don’t want to lose.
Alto Golf, from Pestana group, is one of the best known golf courses in this region. With 18 holes, the legendary “Sir Henry Chalange” will test you.
From the same hotel, Vale da Pinta also offers 18 holes, Bermuda grass fairways and Pen Cross Bent grass greens.
The Penina Hotel and Golf Resort offers three courses divided by stunning 360 hectares.
In the “Sir Henry Championship Course”, dubbed as unforgiving, it is impossible to ignore the high greens and the subtle slopes.
For an intermediate player, the “Academy Course” has 9 holes with short greens. Along the same path, the “Resort Course”, (9 holes), is designed for beginners.
Once in Portimão, stay in the refined and exclusive villas that Social Algarve has. They are the ideal space for resting from energetic shoots.
Tavira, known as the Venice of the Algarve, combines the beauty of the beaches with a historical past illustrated by monuments.
Surrender to the Benamor Golf Course, with 18 holes surrounded by a landscape of mountains and sea. The serene environment enhances the projection of important tactics.
The golf course north of Monte Rei Golf Country Club is considered the number 1 golf course in Portugal. Spread out on a 400-hectare property, there is still space for the construction of the south field with the largest number of holes.
The 18-hole Quinta de Cima golf course hosted several international tournaments such as the PGA European Tour, Algarve Pro Golf Tour 2016 and 2017, in addition to the BMW Golf Cup International 2018.
Final note: This course is distinguished by long fairways and numerous bunkers around the greens.
GOLF QUINTA DO LAGO
Located in Almancil, it appears on the list of preferences of professional players in the sport. Comprising three golf courses: North, South and Laranjal it is an alternative with very high quality standards. You can’t miss visiting the award-winning golf courses.
Norte golf course – Redesigned in 2014, according to strict specifications and using cutting-edge technology, you will find greens, three bunkers, modern irrigation and drainage system.
South golf course – In 2019, it was the winner of the best golf course award by the World Golf Awards. This PAR of 72 welcomes renowned players and deputy tournaments. The greens, bunkers and tees are American style. Strategic obstacles are the main highlights of this competition field.
Laranjal golf course – With 6,480 meters, its undulating terrain houses five PAR 5, eight PAR 4 and five PAR 3. Worthy of mention are the 5 lakes, pines and, of course, orange trees.
GOLF VALE DO LOBO
Close to Quinta do Lago, visit Vale do Lobo, another luxurious resort. It has two fields, a club, shops and a training academy.
The Ocean Golf Course combines links and fairways is located on the edge of the beach.
The Royal Golf Course, is located on a cliff being one of the most photographed holes in the world.