The best golf courses in the Algarve

The Mediterranean climate in the Algarve is very pleasant and mild, providing perfect conditions for golfing. This beautiful climate is caused by the Atlantic Ocean. The Algarve is one of the sunniest regions in Europe with over 300 days of sunshine and 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. Rain falls mainly from November to the end of March.

Even if your partner is not a golfer, the Algarve is the perfect destination for holidays or emigration . In addition to 31 golf clubs, you have wonderful restaurants , beautiful beaches (the most beautiful in the world) and impressive cliffs, authentic cities like Loulé, Silves, Olhão and Tavira . And the more touristy coastal towns like Vilamoura, Quarteira, Albufeira, Portimao and Lagos . And the Portuguese are very dear people, very hospitable.

The Algarve is super suitable for the golfer looking for an exclusive golfing holiday. Algarve golf resorts are among the best in the world. And the Algarve is easily accessible via Faro’s international airport.

With 31 golf clubs in the Algarve, the density of golf courses in the Algarve is very high. But it’s not just about the quantity of golf courses in the Algarve, it’s also about the quality. Some of the golf clubs in the Algarve are the best in Portugal, such as Monte Rei Golf & Country Club , Oceanico Faldo Course and The Old Course Golf Club – Dom Pedro Golf.

Luxury hotel chains like Oceânico and Pestana also offer excellent golf courses and perfect facilities such as fine dining, swimming pools and spas to make your Algarve golfing holiday unforgettable.

Quinta do Vale Golf

Castro Marim , Eastern Algarve

Quinta do Vale’s 18-hole golf course was designed by world-renowned golfer Severiano Ballesteros with the aim of attracting golfers of all levels, including many VIPs. The golf course is fully integrated into the surrounding natural landscape. The total area is 75 hectares. Beautiful views. The downside is that the restaurant is only open for a limited time. The distance to the historic Roman city of Tavira is 25 minutes. Travel time to the airport is 45 minutes.

Monte Rei Country and Golf Club

Corte Antonio Martins, Eastern Algarve

Beautiful course with varied holes. Belongs to the top of Europe. Located on over 400 hectares of land in the Eastern Algarve, between the Atlantic Ocean and Serra do Caldeirão. Beautiful club with excellent service and good food. The distance to the historic Roman city of Tavira is 20 minutes. Travel time to Faro airport is 50 minutes. The Spanish city of Seville is 1 hour and 48 minutes away. 

Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria

Tavira, eastern Algarve

Quinta da Ria Resort, located on the east coast, is a well-known golfing attraction in the Algarve. With two spectacular golf courses, Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima, both 18-hole golf courses with unforgettable landscapes. It is perfectly integrated into the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, made up of barrier islands along the coast, making this protected wetland a rich natural habitat. Travel time to the ancient Roman city of Tavira is 9 minutes, to the airport 42 minutes and in 34 minutes you are in the historic city of Olhão.

Quinta do Lago

Almancil , Central Algarve

Quinta do Lago is an exclusive golf course of 800 hectares located in the Golden Triangle. The Golden Triangle extends from Almancil , to Vilamoura , to Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo . Known for its luxury resorts and Michelin-starred restaurants, this area has beautiful beaches , a wide variety of sports clubs and golf resorts, nightclubs, an international casino and several international schools . It is one of the most exclusive locations in southern Europe.

The golf resort has 3 18-hole golf courses: Quinta do Lago Norte, Quinta do Lago Sul and Laranjal Golf Course . Quinta do Lago is 20 minutes from the historic city of Loulé and 20 minutes from Faro International Airport.

San Lorenzo Golfclub

Almancil , Central Algarve

The San Lorenzo golf course, located in Quinta do Lago, is considered one of the best golf courses in Europe. It was designed by American golf architects Joseph Lee and Rocky Roquemore . It is known as one of the most beautiful, demanding and fun courses in the Algarve. The course is a combination of beautiful scenery and hole after hole of challenging golf. Travel time to Almancil is 12 minutes. Travel time to the airport is 27 minutes.

Royal & Ocean Vale do Lobo

Almancil , Central Algarve

The Royal & Ocean golf courses at Vale do Lobo in the Algarve are elegant and well-maintained, offering 36 holes. The Royal Course is home to the most photographed hole in Europe, the 16th, a par 3 that requires a walk over the cliffs. Both routes take players through pine and fig trees and up to the edge of the cliff and even along the beach. The course offers fun for golfers of all levels. Travel time to the airport is 27 minutes. 

The Old Course Golf Club – Dom Pedro Golf

Vilamoura , Central Algarve

In the heart of Vilamoura is the course of the Grande Dame of the Algarve, The Old Course Golf Club. Frank Pennink’s design is highly regarded throughout the golfing world. The nostalgic and well-maintained route is located among impressive pine trees and on a gently sloping terrain. Vilamoura is an elegant seaside resort with the largest marina in Portugal. It is centrally located, 30 minutes from Faro airport and 20 minutes from the historic city of Loulé.🇧🇷

Victoria Golf Course – Dom Pedro Golf

Vilamoura , Central Algarve

The Victoria Golf Course is the most ambitious golf project in Portugal. It was designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer. With an approximate area of 90 hectares, the site is part of one of the most complete golf complexes in Europe. Everything has been thought of preserving the natural wetlands and the typical vegetation of carob, olive and almond trees. A significant part of Victoria’s surface is occupied by lakes, which also serve as reservoirs for irrigation. Vilamoura is a charming town with an award-winning port, 30 minutes from Faro airport and 20 minutes from the historic city of Loulé 🇧🇷

Amendoeira Golf Resort

Porches, Central Algarve

Located on 270 hectares of nature between the mountains. 3 world-class golf courses that form part of the beautiful Amendoeira Resort, with beautiful villas and good facilities. Faldo ‘s 18-hole courses and the only floodlit 9-hole golf course in Portugal. So, if you want to hit a ball at night… The distance to the cozy and authentic city of Silves is 12 minutes. Travel time to the airport is 35 minutes.

Golf of Espiche

Luz /Lagos, Western Algarve

This popular golf course is set in beautiful Algarve countryside with lakes and streams, yet is just five minutes from the historic town of Lagos. The 18-hole par 72 golf course is perfectly integrated into the natural environment, preserving the area’s flora and fauna. The club house serves delicious food and offers a beautiful view of nature. Distance to the airport is 65 minutes.




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