Golf Breaks in the Algarve

Golfing Holidays in the Algarve

When it comes to the perfect mix of great weather, grand scenery and golf courses, the Algarve is the location you`ve been looking for. Offering plenty to see, do and sample, this stylish southern part of Portugal is also easy to reach with flights to Faro lasting no more than a couple of hours from many European cities. All these benefits, combined with countless high-quality golf courses have led to the Algarve becoming THE European golf holiday hotspot. Combining the well-established with the newly popular, these are the top ten courses to tee-off from.

The reputable Vilamoura is a course that is both technically brilliant and visually impressive. Set amongst umbrella pines, the opening nine holes have recently been redesigned by Martin Hawtree.

Another well-established course is the Penina. It is unique in the area due to its very flat layout. This course also has the distinction of being the first grass course created in the Algarve.

The Vila Sol is a relatively new course which has twice hosted the Portuguese Open. This is known as a well-kept and challenging course.

Including designs from Sir Henry Cotton and Robert Trent Jones, the Ocean Vale do Loba is a fine course set on the coast. The narrow fairways and the sea breezes combine to create a demanding yet thoroughly enjoyable course.

The Quinta do Lago is a beautiful course with foliage that truly reflects the Algarve region. The fairways, tees and putting surface are remarkably maintained throughout the year.

With spectacular views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Serra do Caldeiräo mountains, the Monte Rei is a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course boasting great style. The scenery is stunning and there are a number of lakes across the course interacting with many of the holes.

The Park da Floresta is a dazzling course in which the holes are all uniquely designed and poles apart from each other. The course has a number of other sporting and leisure facilities as well.

Designed by Howard Swan, the Boavista is a course that was intended to preserve and draw attention to the natural beauty of the landscape. Packages include a round on the championship course with meals provided from €75 per person.

A must-visit on any Algarve golfing holiday is the Palmares golf course. It can be found near the beautiful city of Lagos with holes set amongst both sand-dunes and gentle hills. This course offers a number of great packages.

Finally, carrying a formidable reputation, enhanced by being recently voted the second best course in Europe, the San Lorenzo is a course that cannot be missed out on if you`re in the region. It is the pride and joy of the Algarve golfing circuit, fantastically maintained and with breathtaking beauty courtesy of the Rio Formosa Nature Reserve.

Early morning golf is recommended in the region. Before visiting, it is best to contact the courses to be sure of their tee-times and dress-codes. There are so many possibilities for fantastic golfing holidays in the Algarve that there is definitely something for everyone`s taste!

If you are planning golf breaks in the Algarve you will find that our villa is in an excellent location and provides superb accommodation. Situated in Praia Da Luz close to Lagos it is ideally located for golf breaks in the Algarve, particularly on three excellent golf courses, namely:

Boavista Golf Course

Boavista Golf Course is an impressive 18 Hole Championship golf course, designed by Howard Swan MSc. His philosophy was to create a course as if it has always been there and his approach has been sensitively applied at Boavista, preserving, integrating and harmonising with the area's natural terrain.

For full details and to book in advance, visit the Boavista Golf Club web site at

Park da Floresta Golf Course

Parque da Floresta is one of Europe's most spectacular golf courses with no two holes being remotely similar. The variety and appeal of this unique course are endless, and one round will not be sufficient to appreciate its imaginative design. Meandering through the undulating terrain, it offers fantastic views of the surrounding Algarve countryside and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

Other facilities on the course include a Tennis Centre, Archery Centre, Bowling Club, Health & Fitness Centre, la Carte Restaurant and a selection of bars.

For further details and information visit the Park da Floresta Golf Course web site at

Palmares Golf Course

Palmares Golf Course is sometimes referred to as the jewel in the crown of the Algarve. The Frank Pennink designed course enjoys a beautiful location, near to the historic city of Lagos, commanding magnificent views of the bay of Lagos and the distant Monchique hills. The landscape is unique with five of the 18 holes situated on sand-dunes along the large white Atlantic beach of Meia Praia. The remaining 13 holes are laid out among gently undulating hills.

Palmares golf course is a must for any golf holiday in the Algarve.

For further details and information visit the Palmares Golf Course web site at

When planning any golf breaks in the Algarve and need accommodation, do contact us to check our Algarve Villa availability.