Algarve Golf Courses

Over 30 Golf Courses to Choose From

Golf Courses in the Algarve

Golf in the Algarve on Portugal’s south west coast boasts of over 300 days of sunny weather making it the ideal European golf holiday for you. There are over 30 golf courses in the Algarve along a 100 mile coastline, providing you with a great choice of fantastic options.

List of Golf Courses in the Algarve

alamos Golf Course

Alamos Golf Course

Álamos Golf course is a short but stunning test for golf. Having stunning views of the Monchique mountains, lakes and farmland, there is a real sense of getting away from it all here. It is shorter than Morgado (Par 71) but it has all the features necessary to fulfil the expectations of the most demanding player.

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Alto Golf Course

This is legendary golf course – is the last designed by architect Sir Henry Cottons, features the 600 meter par 5 known as the “Sir Henry challenge”, and what a challenge it is! This is definitely one of the more demanding golf courses in the Algarve!

Benamor Golf Course

A par 71 18 hole course situated just North of Cabanas between the Tavira Coast and the uplands of Serra do Caldeirão. Rolling hills typify this course with the contours of the land intermingled with the indigenous pine and eucalyptus trees. There are also wonderful views of the sea from some holes.

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Boavista Golf Course

The course at Boavista Golf Resort opened in January 2002 and quickly became established as one of the Western Algarve’s premier courses. This impressive 18 hole championship course offers exceptional playing conditions and was designed by Howard Swan a renowned UK based architect.

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Castro Marim Golf Course

‘Undulating contours, interesting views, well worth a visit’ is what Algarve Golf & Property Magazine has to say about Castro Marim Golfe & Country Club. The variety provided by the three nine hole courses – The Guadiana, The Atlantic and The Grouse – means you’ll never get tired of playing golf here.

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Espiche Golf Course

One of the unique features of our course is simply what’s not there! The beautiful rolling terrain, native vegetation, lakes, streams and flowers that line our fairways are only bordered by unspoiled countryside and local vineyards! No towering hotels or condominium projects. No villas lining the fairways. Nothing but the natural beauty of the Algarve framed by the majestic Monchique Mountains in the distance.

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Gramacho Golf Course

After his success designing the Vale de Pinta course, Ronald Fream teamed up with the former world No. 1 Nick Price to create the unique design of Gramacho. With 18 holes and 27 greens, plus numerous different tee points, players are able to enjoy the same course time and time again but always with slightly different challenges.

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Laranjal Golf Course

Originally an orange grove, this beautiful par 72 championship course is situated in the Ludo valley, just 2km east of the resort. Boasting some spectacular fairways and well-defined greens, Laranjal is renowned for its five beautiful lakes and its abundance of umbrella pines, cork and orange trees.

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Monte Rei Golf Course

Monte Rei has sought out the best names from around the globe to head every individual element of this impressive estate with Jack Nicklaus designing his first of two “Signature” Golf Courses in Portugal and highly qualified and internationally experienced personnel ensuring the highest quality playing surfaces and service.

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Morgado Golf Course

Set in a valley in the inner Algarve, between Portimão and Monchique, Morgado Golf course is a challenge both for those taking their first steps in golf as for the more experienced player, who would like to test his technique.

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Amendoeira Faldo Golf Course

Designed by Sir Nick Faldo with strategic play in mind, this 6598m par 72 championship course demands careful positioning to score well. “The land at Amendoeira is dramatic and the project has the potential to be a real talking point in the Algarve. With so many courses in the region, that’s no mean feat,” pointed out Nick Faldo, during his visit in 2007.

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Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course

Laid out over low lying coastal terrain, this course, with its many water hazards and few trees, is considerably different from the other ones in Vilamoura and many of its holes convey a links atmosphere.

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Millennium Golf Course

Refurbishment to the existing nine holes commenced in May 1999 and included the complete rebuilding of the tees, greens and bunkers, particularly for holes 8 and 9, the only ones on this loop with water hazards, with the aim to simplify the strategy of the course to make it more golfer-friendly.

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Amendoeira O Connor Jr Golf Course

Designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr., this course complements the neighbouring Oceanico Faldo Course and also takes full advantage of being situated in a fertile valley. Its various water features, both lakes and watercourses that are spread throughout the entire course, demand accuracy and test from all golfers, and the rich topsoil has been skillfully landscaped and planted with mature palm trees, affording a lush, ornamental setting like an extensive oasis.

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The Old Course

Situated in the heart of Vilamoura a mere 20 minute drive from Faro airport, this Frank Pennink designed parkland style layout is one of the oldest in the region and renowned all over the golfing world.

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Pinhal Golf Course

This was the second golf course built in Vilamoura and inaugurated in 1976, having originally been designed by Frank Pennink, the architect of the nearby Oceanico Old Course.

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Victoria Golf Course

The Oceanico Victoria , which covers some 90 hectares, is the most recent golf course project of Arnold Palmer in Portugal. As one of the best and most sophisticated golf courses in Europe, every care has been taken to ensure the preservation of the wetlands and the typical vegetation of carob, olive and almond trees. Several lakes, occupying 13 hectares, provide mirrors of water and strategic reservoirs for irrigation.

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Palmares Golf Course

Within the natural amphitheatre of the Bay of Lagos, Robert Trent Jones II has fashioned Europe’s next great golf course, Onyria Palmares Golf. The brief given to this exceptional American golf course designer was to craft a 27-hole golf course which maximised the potential of its extraordinary environment. The result is a golf course of breathtaking natural beauty which is a delight to play. The course opened 18 holes for play in October 2010 and the full 27 last June 2011 and it has matured nicely.

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Penina Golf Course

Positioned in the western Algarve, Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is widely renowned as the true home of Portuguese golf. This is the only resort in Portugal to offer three golf courses… one of which, The Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, is the first 18 hole course to have been constructed in the Algarve – and is legendary for some of the finest and most challenging golf in the world.

Pinheiros Altos Golf Course

Pinheiros Altos Golf Course

Pinheiros Altos is established as one of the most prestigious and successful premier golf and leisure resorts in Europe, and owns a 27 hole Championship golf course.

Pinta Golf Course

Pinta Golf Course

The 8 times consecutive host of the European Seniors Tour Qualifying final, Vale de Pinta golf in the Algarve, is rightly respected not just for its playability and challenging layout but for outstanding levels of beauty and enjoyment. Designed by the famous American golf course architect Ronald Fream and inaugurated in 1992 Vale de Pinta has earned its place as one of the best designed courses in the Algarve and in Europe.

Quinta da cima

Quinta da Cima Golf Course

Quinta de Cima Golf Course. It is a sister course to the neighbouring Quinta da Ria, both of a Championship character which will provide an enjoyable challenge for most players.

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Quinta da Ria Golf Course

A course designed by Rocky Roquemore to take advantage of the natural setting in a Nature Reserve with the blue sea on its southern boundary.

Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago North Golf Course

The eyes of the European golf industry are set to be on Quinta do Lago in October 2014 when it unveils its eagerly-awaited totally revamped North Course – predicted to become one of the new stars of European golf.

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Quinta do Lago South Course

The jewel in the Quinta do Lago crown, the South Course has played host to the Portuguese Open no less than eight times. Designed in 1974 by William Mitchell, who raised the bar by introducing American-standard greens, tees and bunkers to the Algarve, it soon gained a reputation as one of the foremost courses in Europe and remains to this day one of the flagship European Tour Courses.

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Quinta do Vale Golf Course

Designed by Severiano Ballesteros, Quinta do Vale Golf Resort features an 18-hole Championship layout including 6 Par-5´s, 6 Par-4´s and 6 Par-3´s. Superbly integrated into the landscape and with stunning views over the Guadiana River, the course sits in a natural valley overlooked by the Clubhouse.

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Salgados Golf Course

The Salgados Golf Course is located near Albufeira, within a protected, Natural Wildlife Reserve. This setting provides golfers with a unique experience, since the course gives shelter, water and food to a number of bird species, some of them nearly extinct. The beach is within walking distance and the sea view from the course adds to this scenic golfing experience.

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San Lorenzo Golf Course

The San Lorenzo Golf Course was opened in 1988 and takes advantage of wonderful topography on the Quinta do Lago estate, winding its way gently over undulating pine woodland.

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Silves Golf Course

Silves is a serene spot at the foot of the Monchique mountain, but it is anything other than ‘a walk in the park’ – a drive at the opening hole has to flirt with water hazards on both flanks.

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Vale do Lobo Ocean Course

The Ocean Golf Course features undulating fairways which run alongside nature reserve, before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic.

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Vale do Lobo Royal Course

The Ocean Golf Course features undulating fairways which run alongside nature reserve, before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic.

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Vila Sol Golf Course

Internationally known, the Vila Sol golf course managed by thePestanaGroup, is now part of the Algarve’s most sought after golf courses. Having been inaugurated in 1991 with the signature of the architect Donald Steel, “Vila Sol, is living proof that dreams can be realized.

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