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Golf Holidays Portugal - A Perfect Choice
Portugal has become one of the top golfing destinations in Europe. A major attraction for golfers is the all year round mild climate, warm summers and almost 300 sunny days per year.
The most popular area in Portugal for north European golfers is the Algarve coastline in the south. However there is more to Portugal than the southern regions as it offers some really stunning courses around Lisbon, Cascais and Obidos in the north of the country.
And away from the enticing Portuguese golf courses players have plenty of opportunities to sightsee, relax and enjoy the hospitality. Portugal is a very welcoming destination with small, traditional fishing towns and villages to explore the authentic taste of real Portugal plus a huge range of bars, clubs, restaurants and amazing beaches to ensure a perfect stay.
All inclusive golf holidays Portugal have become very popular for visiting golfers which makes it easy to enjoy golf, transfers and hospitality all within one golf holiday package.
Top 10 Ranked Golf Courses in Portugal
- Monte Rei – North Course
- West Cliffs
- Oitavos Dunes
- San Lorenzo
- Vilamoura – Old Course
- Quinta Do Lago
- Prai D’El Rey
Golf on the Algarve Portugal
On the southern most coast of Portugal lies the beautiful Algarve region which stretches from the border of Spain at the eastern end to the wild Atlantic cape of Sagres to the West.
The Algarve is regarded as the number one golf coast as there are a large number of stunning golf courses located all along this famous stretch of coastline.
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The region boasts an enviable year round comfortable Mediterranean style climate making the Algarve a favourite spot for the global golf traveller.
There are over 35 golf courses along the Algarve coastline to choose from so golfers heading here are blessed with an abundance of choice. The top golf resorts include Tavira, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Portimao and Lagos.
Many of the courses dotted along the coast not only offer top class golf but players also get to experience beautiful beach and mountain scenery during their rounds.
Perhaps the most popular of all destinations on the Algarve is the Vilamoura resort which caters perfectly for visiting golfers and has become the choice of many when it comes to golf holidays Portugal.
This private resort is renowned for its superb golf courses, shopping, eateries, nightlife and stunning marina where golfers flock to in the evenings to make the most of Portuguese hospitality.
Vilamoura boasts six championship golf courses including the highly rated Victoria and Millennium golf courses.
Golf holidays to in Vilamoura wouldn't be complete without a trip to the resort's casino. Visitors can try their luck at a number of games or just relax in the casino's bar. Vilamoura provides a number of great food and drink options that golfers will love as they refuel for their next round of golf.
Top Championship Golf Courses On The Algarve
One if the big plus points for golfers visiting the Algarve is there are course to suit just about everyone when it comes to styles, budgets as well as pleasing players of all levels from Professionals to the higher handicappers.
The top championship golf courses on the Algarve include:
Monte Rei Golf – North Course
The stunning Monte Rei Golf Resort is home to the multiple award winning Jack Nicklaus designed North Course. The golf offering at Monte Rei is unrivalled in the region and the breath-taking course together with highest levels of service, make the experience one to remember. For a very special golf holiday to Portugal playing the Monte Rei course is a must, yes it certainly comes at a price, but well worth every penny.
San Lorenzo Golf
The San Lorenzo golf course was designed by Joseph Lee that opened in 1988 and is considered by many to be one of the best courses on the Algarve. Plenty of lakes and amazing views out over the ocean and the Ria Formosa lagoon make this a truly magical golfing destination.
Vilamoura Old Course
The Dom Pedro golf course is the second oldest in Portugal an is a real gem to play. Designed by Frank Pennink, it opened in 1969 to much acclaim. Every hole is unique and will last long in the memory notably the 5th hole with a nervy shot over a lake required to have any chance of making your par.
Amendoeira – Faldo Course
The Amendoeira golf resort is located close to the town of Silves about half and hours drive from Faro International airport. The resort is home to two 18 hole championship golf courses, arguably the best of them being the impressive Faldo course. This top notch course has a special layout with olive trees, dessert scrub bunkers and numerous water hazards.
Vale Do Lobo Golf Resort
The Val do Lobo Golf Resort is located within the stunning Almancil area of the Algarve and is home to two exceptional golf courses.
The Ocean and Royal courses are based on concepts by the great architect Sir Henry Cotton. Both courses are unique in design and compliment each other perfectly.
Playing on these two stunning courses, golfers are treated to an unforgettable golfing experience leaving you wanting more. The club house, service and facilities are second to none at the Val do Lobo Golf Resort and has become one of the leading golf destinations in Portugal.
Portugal’s Other Elite Golf Courses
Away from the Algarve there are plenty of golf course to choose from specially in the Cascais region near Lisbon.
Lisbon Sports Club
Lisbon Sports Club is one of the oldest golf courses in Portugal, though it was originally a 9 hole course that was expanded in to an 18 hole course in 1992. The 18 hole, par 69 parkland course was designed by Hawtree & Sons and although a relatively short course it is well designed to make full use of the contours of the land to provide natural obstacles to test your abilities.
Prai D’El Rey at Obidos
The Praia D’el Rey golf course is one of the best in Portugal. Split into two sections, with the front nine playing as a woodland course with lots of pine trees whilst the back 9 plays much more like a typical links course that runs alongside the Atlantic ocean.
Designed by Cabell Robinson in 1997 it measures just over 7.000 meters from the black championship tees.
The Oitavos Dunas Golf course is an 18 hole course located close to the town of Cascais and has been voted one of the top golf courses in the world by ‘Golf Magazine’. It has hosted the European Tour Portugal on various occasions.
The course is situated close to the Atlantic offering superb sea views and pinewood forests. Course designer, Athur Hills, created an exceptional layout which has taken perfect advantage of the natural surroundings of the area.
Belas Clube de Campo
golf course is a feast for the eyes providing views of the Carregueira Mountains and natural valley formations below. This championship golf course has a great variety of holes to test many aspects of your game and provide an exciting round of golf. An 18 hole, par 72 parkland course designed by Rocky Roquemore in 1998 that measures 6,857 yards from the white tees. With fairways and greens set amongst deep valleys to provide undulation, obstacles and fantastic views.
Penha Longa Atlantic
A championship standard golf course that is one of the best in the Lisbon area. Penha Longa Atlantic has hosted the Estoril Open and the Portuguese Open three times. An 18 hole, par 72 parkland course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr in 1993, it measures 6,481 yards from the white tees and will test players of all levels.