The Algarve is one of the finest golf destinations in the world, with over 30 golf courses in the entire region you have fantastic options to choose from.
Monte Rei Golf Course
Titled Portugal’s number one golf course on the Leading courses website, the Monte Rei Golf and Country Club is located on the Eastern side of the Algarve in Vila Nova de Cacela which is in the municipality of Vila Real de Santo António. “The golf offered at Monte Rei is unrivalled in the region with the breath-taking Jack Nicklaus Signature course.” The North Course Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course has been challenging players of all abilities and handicaps from across the world since 2007.
Set against the backdrop of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, the 7182-yard, par 72 course blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. The South Course will also be a Jack Nicklaus Signature course and construction will begin soon. The experience at Monte Rei is on another level. Monte Rei Golf and Country Club offers an unrivalled teaching and practice facility for all of its members, guests and visitors.
Palmares Golf Course
Palmares Golf is located in Palmares, Lagos and is composed of three nine hole linked golf courses (Alvor, Lagos and Praia) which was designed by recognised architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. The higher part of the course allows golfers to enjoy the breath-taking views of the ocean and Alvor estuary.
Whereas the lower part of the course is near the beach in which links dunes and the sound of the ocean. In this tranquil location it is naturally is a delight to play the 27 holes. What is particularly unique about Palmares is the way its course is a mixture of parkland and authentic links.
Quinta do Lago Golf Course
Quinta do Lago’s resort is an exclusive golf and residential estate which sits comfortably in 2,000 acres of countryside which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the Ria Formosa Natural Park. It has three incredible 18-hole courses: The North Course, The South Course and The Laranjal Course. Golf at Quinta do Lago Resort is deemed amongst the best in Europe due to its unparalleled golf facilities which includes the Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the TaylorMade Performance Centre.
Due to it being in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, Quinta do Lago Resort are passionate about golf sustainability so keeps its natural environment at the forefront of all that they do.
Penina Golf Course
Located in the western Algarve, and set in an incredible 360-acre estate, The Penina Hotel and Golf Resort has exceptional facilities and is renowned as the “true home of Portuguese golf” due to The Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, being the first 18-hole course to have been constructed in the Algarve.
The three courses are The Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, the Resort Course which provides a 9-hole course for beginners and the Academy Course which includes the Championship Course and the Resort Course. It provides an excellent opportunity to fine-tune your short game.
Amendoeira Golf Course
The Amendoeira Golf Course has 270 hectares of space and is a beautiful place to play golf. It has two award-winning 18-hole golf courses which are the Faldo Course designed by Sir Nick Faldo which is a 72 Championship course and the O’Connor Jnr.
Course is a complimentary course to the Faldo Course and it takes full advantage of being situated in a fertile valley and is ideal for beginners as well as a 9 holes course ‘the Academy’ which is the only floodlit golf course in Portugal that allows you to play at night and sharpen your short game.