The Algarve is the original golfing destination and it is not hard to see why it is still as popular as ever. An increasing number of superb courses and great value accommodation mean that the Algarve is set to stay a firm favourite for golfers.
Situated close to the Portuguese town of Portimão and 15 min. from the famous stunning beach of Praia da Rocha, this small town centre has developed as a result of tourism in the area. Within a easy driving distance you will find a good selection of golf courses, shopping centres and theme parks (Faro Airport is 50 min. away).
The resort is located on the cliff tops, accompanied by some beautiful beaches and a good variety of small restaurants and bars which line its narrow streets. This small but attractive town centre remains unspoiled due to the lack of development. There are two 18-hole courses a short drive from the resort (Faro airport is 45 min. away).
With the recent developments to the marina and the extensive Meia Praia beach, Lagos is an old Portuguese town that is full of charm and character. There is an interesting mix of bars and restaurants plus a good choice of shops which makes Lagos an all year round resort (Faro Airport is 1hour away).
The Vilamoura area has been developed over the past years, which has transformed it into a purpose built resort. The resort has an international ambience and focuses heavily on providing high standards for its visitors. There are some excellent facilities available including six high quality golf courses with 5 star amenities, an international marina, a large selection of shops and boutiques and an extensive range of bars and restaurants. Vilamoura is an all round tourist resort with a lot going on (Faro Airport is 20 min. away).
The coastal resort of Albufeira has developed itself over time, while still maintaining the character of the old town which overlooks the beach. There is an abundance of shops, bars, restaurants and plenty of entertainment. Within the famous Montechoro Strip, as in many parts of the area you will find that there is an English theme amongst many of its bars and restaurants. The nightlife carries on well into the early hours of the morning (Faro Airport is 30 min. away).
Vale do Lobo
The Val do Lobo estate is one of the most spectacular beach locations. Covering a large area of this natural pine forest and coastal area. There are two 18-hole golf courses both with clubhouse complexes, a tennis center, beach front restaurants and a whole host of cafes and bars, you will need a car if are to take full advantage of all that this resort has to offer (Faro Airport is 20 min. away).
Tavira is the newest golf spot in the Algarve. Situated in the Natural Reserve of Ria Formosa, the visitors can have a feeling of what used to be Algarve with its fishermen and ancient architecture. Perfect for nature lovers seeking for peace and relaxation (Faro Airport is at 20 min. away).
Points of Interest:
To see a presentation of each Golf Courses in the Algarve, click here.
Pine Cliffs - Devil Parlour
Pinta Golf Course - 12h hole