A Formula For The Perfect Golf Holiday In The Algarve

Algarve is one of the top-rated destinations in the European continent for a golf holiday. It has an amazing collection of world-class golf championship courses along with amazing resorts bordered by the picturesque coastline. Faro, enjoying a good connectivity with major airports, serves as the best starting point to begin your golf holiday. It will take you about an hour to cover almost all the tourist attractions.

Vilamoura – A bright spot in Algarve

A pleasant harbor, this town has been converted into a beautiful as well as comprehensive golf course. Beautiful hotels and resorts are situated on the coastline edge. Popular golf courses include the Old, Victoria, Laguna, Millennium, Vila Sol and Pinhal.

The city is surrounded by renowned golf courses such as San Lorenzo, Quinta de Cima and Vale do Lobo.

Tavira & Penina

This golf course located in eastern Vilamoura has been designed by Nicklaus; Penina in the western region along with Tavira are some of the favorite golf destinations in Europe.


Algarve has bagged the title of ‘Europe’s Golf Destination’ in 2014; a renowned title for the golf industry. The accolade has been awarded by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).

Best Golf Courses in Algarve

The finest choices of amazing golf courses are assisted with an excellent climate as well as a wide variety of options for accommodation. These factors qualify the region to be a prime holiday as well as golf destination. The popular golf courses along with their features have been listed below.

  1. Vale do Lobo – The Royal
  2. it is the oldest golf course in Algarve. However, present times have seen it become a luxury resort in Portugal. Designed by Sir Henry Cotton in 1960, the golf course is separated into two individual courses – the Ocean and the Royal. Characteristics include 9-hole, par 3, 224 yards and 16th hole on the cliff top.

  3. Quinta de Cima
  4. This golf course is a perfect venue for golf tournaments. Numerous water hazards, undulated fairways, ponds near greens attract all golfers to take up the challenge.

  5. San Lorenzo
  6. Joe Lee designed this golf course in 1988. It has a crystal clear blue sea as an amazing backdrop along with water hazards such as Ria Formosa.

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The ‘Ideal’ Formula

  • Golf breaks ranging between 3 – 14 nights
  • Luxurious accommodation such as hotels, apartments, and villas that fits in your budget
  • Hiring a car rental service for extensive choice of golf courses
  • Discount bookings or special offers
  • Participate in the golf competitions
  • Airport as well as Course transfers; best option is to drive
  • Golf tuitions