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Top 10 Golf Courses in the Algarve
The Algarve offers holidaymakers a dramatic landscape, stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, a wonderful climate and plenty to see and do.
For those who like to get a bit more active on their holiday in the Algarve, there are plenty of places to try all different kinds of sporting activities, and golf in the Algarve, is one of the most popular.
The Algarve is renowned as one of the best golf destinations in the world, with golfers of all nationalities coming to enjoy a game of golf in the Algarve. There are many golf courses all over the Algarve, spread out over east and west. Wherever you are in the Algarve, you are sure to find a great golf course to play.
Golfers in the Algarve, will love rolling up their sleeves and playing a round or two in the sunshine while admiring views of the breath-taking coastline.
So where exactly can you play golf in the Algarve? If you would like to golf in the Algarve here are 10 of the best golf courses in the Algarve, that golf enthusiasts are sure to love. Algarve Housing made this list for YOU!
- Laguna Golf Course, Vilamoura
This 18 hole course stands out in the area as being one of the most challenging golf course in the Algarve. There are several lakes along the course and a rather high number of bunkers. Being situated on the coast means strong winds can often knock balls off course. It shares its clubhouse with the neighbouring
Oceanico golf course where guests can enjoy a relaxing drink or meal after the game. Golf in the Algarve doesn’t get better than this.
- Monte Rei Golf Course, Vila Nova de Cacela
This stunning 18 hole golf course in the East Algarve, offers beautiful surrounds to enjoy golf in the Algarve. With the Serro do Calderao to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Designed by Jack Nicklaus and set in over 1,000 acres stunning nature you are sure to enjoy your game of golf in the Algarve.
- Penina Golf Course, Portimão
Perhaps one of the most famous and historic golf courses in the Algarve, this resort offers three beautiful, 18 hole courses set within 360 acres of stunning landscape. The resorts 5 star hotel is the epitome of luxury where guest can relax after a game of golf with attentive staff on hand to look after their every need.
- Ocean Golf Course, Vilamoura
This historic golf course in the Algarve, first opened in the sixties and is one of the most famous 18 hole golf courses in the Algarve. With spectacular views of the glistening ocean this is a challenging, yet rewarding golf course, and definitely one to play.
- Old Course, Vilamoura
Another course where you can golf in the Algarve, which opened several decades ago, is the Old Course which is located in the Vilamoura region. A Par 73 makes this 18 hole golf course good for well-rounded golfers with some easier holes (try for a hole in one at number 4) and some more challenging. Overall this course is well kept, good value and has an excellent clubhouse which looks over the 9th and 18th holes.
- Pine Cliffs, Albufeira
This 9 hole golf course in the Algarve, is truly majestic. It caters to beginners, so perfect for families wanting to enjoy a knockabout rather than keen professionals. However Pine Cliffs golf course is sure to delight all who visit it, and is famed for its enviable location on the cliffs of Albufeira with gorgeous ocean views.
- Pinhal Golf Course, Vilamoura
This gentle 18 hole golf course in the Algarve, takes players through pine trees and has only a couple of ponds and a stream as water hazards. It is suitable for golfers in the Algarve, with a good grasp of the game -not complete beginners, with the back 9 holes being easier to play. The golf course was designed by Frank Pennink, a Champion Amateur golfer, and international gold course designer.
- Pinheiros Altos, Quinta do Lago
Designer Ronald Fream came up with the concept for this challenging golf course in the Algarve, which can be found in Quinta do Lago. Best reserved for keen golfers, this golf course has many hazards along the way, but make sure you pause at hole 17 to look at the rather lovely view! This is an 18 hole golf course, with an additional 9 holes to play as well.
- Quinta Do Lago North, Quinta do Lago
Another 18 hole course designed for a more advanced golfer, this course offers rolling hills, strategically placed bunkers and several challenging water hazards to navigate around. In fact, the golf course in the Algarve, has a reputation in the golfing world for being particularly difficult with four par 5 holes along the way.
- Quinta Do Lago South, Quinta do Lago
This spectacular Algarve 18 hole golf course is an absolute must-see. Possibly the most famous in the Algarve, this golf course is known for hosting the Portugal/ Algarve Open on more than one occasion. The challenging golf course requires long drives and many of its holes are positioned near a large lake. The trees and wildflowers of the Ria Formosa National Park are truly magnificent and make this the perfect place to golf in the Algarve.
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