Portugal is a perfect place to escape the very cold weather season and the Algarve is certainly the Europe top country’s spot in when it comes to playing golf.
Whether you are on vacation or just staying in the Algarve is a very good reason to practice your golf skills, All year-round sun paired with excellent climate makes this beautiful region a fantastic destination for golfers. From the east to the west coast, there are a lot good courses to try, and Culture Trip has compiled a list of some additional special places.
Algarve doesn’t need to be glamorous, its reputation can speak for itself and is constantly top spot in the 'Top 100 European rankings' stolen by the Algarve course. This is the top-11 best golf course in the Algarve.
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club
Located in a privileged right at the foothills of the stunning Eastern Algarve, the Serra do Caldeirao Mountains provide beautiful views from beginning to the end. Golf at Monte Rei is basically all about experience, the tee time intervals are longer than usual and each hole naturally blends with the landscape canvas. This course prepares the perfect environment for golfers to enjoy their game in a undisturbed and relaxing atmosphere.
Quinta do Lago South Golf Course
The Quinta do Lago South 18 hole Golf Course championship, its located in the luxury area of Quinta do Lago and redesigned in 2014. The original course was used a few times for the Portuguese Open. This course supports long hitters, but requires players to choose certain routes to score well. Although the two are counterclockwise, the first nine suggests a draw, while the second prefers fade from the tee.
Holes 3, 15 and 17, lake features that must be negotiated. Holes 8, 10, 15 and 18, are the most tested for early players while Holes 2,3,5,12, 13 and 17, offer the best birdies possible. A fun game experience for players of all standards.
Located just down the road from the Dona Filipa Hotel and it was designed by legendary golf course architect Joseph Lee, San Lorenzo golf is considered by many to be the best in Portugal, and one of the best in Europe. The stunning and clean maintenance of the surroundings ensures that a pleasant round can be had by all.
Located in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, the San Lorenzo Golf Course is incredibly managed with large undulating green plants, nestled in thick pine forests. Fairways traced their path smoothly through the landscape, with a series of lakes and lagoons to trap impolite fire. Strategically placed bunkers and various holes right on the beach offer incredible views and greater challenges.
After playing golf, guests can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the wooden-paneled clubhouse, which offers a cozy bar, lounge and restaurant, plus a large outdoor terrace overlooking fairways 1 and 10.
The San Lorenzo Golf Course is famous for its neat maintenance and exclusive holes. This is a truly impressive golf course, enjoyed by everyone and very recommended for your next golf vacation to Portugal.
Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura
Consider as one of the best golf courses in Vilamoura, The Victoria Course was designed by Arnold Palmer and presents players a fantastic championship layout that houses the Portugal Masters on the European Tour each year, along with Tivoli Victoria, on-site accommodation.
Measuring at 7,105 meters from the back tee, Victoria Field will test players' driving abilities as well as their short game. Featuring many man-made water hazards, strategically located bunkers, and 18-green shapes and sizes that are very different, Victoria Square makes an attractive and fun golf course that rewards heroes but can severely punish mistakes.
Vale do Lobo Ocean Golf Course
The Ocean Golf Course in Vale do Lobo is a sister course for Royal. The name of this course accurately indicates a location that is worth emulating. As an older golf course, it has a strong influence in placing the Algarve as a destination in the world of golf.
Fairways have a tendency to be narrow and accuracy is very important when playing. The holes of the Ocean Golf Course stroll among the pine trees with a beautiful view of the sea between the houses that line the fairway. Some holes take you down the cliff top with the blue Atlantic sea in the background.
The Faldo Course
The most famous Sir Nick Faldo design course, known for its challenging layout, dramatic improvements, and constant undulation. Even though this one isn't played right by the beach like the others, it makes 100 times this amount. The course is always neat and the hospitality is second to none. Everyone loves to play here. This is consistently rated among the top five / ten in Portugal and it must be played!
Vale do Lobo Royal Course
The Royal Course at Vale de Lobo is famous for its 16th photogenic playing across the cliff to green more than 200 meters away. This is a spectacular hole that is worth the green fee alone, but the rest of course is also extraordinary. If you want amazing views with a perfect highways, this course will not disappoint.
Gramacho Golf Course
The Gramacho Golf Course close to Carvoeiro in the Algarve was originally a nine-hole course that was extended and cleverly redesigned to be a fully attractive 18-hole course. A tough challenge for the designer! The course includes a bumpy terrain with scattered olive, carob and almond trees like those planted years before by local farmers. The Gramacho course is designed so that players are technically accurate and basically to know which club to choose before hitting the ball. Less than that will quickly increase his score.
Pine Cliffs Golf Course
Located in the tourist center of Albufeira, Pine Cliffs is a nice, though short, nine-hole course where everyone from beginners to advanced golf players can enjoy their day and games. With a sea views background, this is a beautiful place to boot. There are several restaurants and bar on site, besides the Golf Academy, Pro Shop, and tennis court.
Golf Santo Antonio
Framed by winding valleys along the course, creating a bumpy golf course, the Santo Antonio Golf Course in Parque da Floresta is an impressive arena that has become the stage for the Europro Tour. Santo Antonio Golf Course is located close to the fishing village of Salema near Sagres, one of the most important places in Portuguese and European history and also very close to the Costa Vicentina nature reserve.
The road is bumpy with several ramps, especially in front of nine. Small bunkered greens, many near the lake at the rear nine, require a good level of accuracy. This course is perfectly integrated into the landscape.
Last but not least ...
Located within a nature reserve and only six minutes from our guesthouse in Lagos, Espiche Golf is an eco-friendly resort that has been integrated into the surrounding natural environment and it offers a authentic and unique experience in western Algarve. The 18 hole par 72 golf course is designed to integrate easily into the surrounding Algarve countryside and the native flora and fauna in the area has been preserved, in accordance with the company's ethos of preservation and natural preservation.
Those are the 11 best golf courses in the Algarve according to our guesthouse in Lagos.
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