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Golf in the Algarve


Golf in the Algarve
Golf in the Algarve

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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!

Golf in the Algarve
Golf in the Algarve
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Golf in the Algarve
Golf in the Algarve
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Golf in the Algarve
Golf in the Algarve
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

This article is brought to you by Algarve Housing, the villa rental company for better holidays in the Algarve, Portugal. Please contact me for more information regarding this article about golf in the Algarve, or for any of our unique villas in the Algarve, Portugal.

Warm Regards,


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Villa for rent near Budens, with lots of extras!

Casa Budens
Casa Budens West Algarve


Casa Budens  is a 3 bedroom villa located at the exclusive Parque de Floresta golf resort. Semi detached, corner villa, with shared pool with Jacuzzi. Large advantage of this villa is that you can enjoy the facility’s of the Parque de Floresta golf resort such as the 2 central swimming pools, indoor pool, Spa facilities, children’s club, shared swimming pool, spa, archery, bowls, golf course and driving range, restaurants, golf restaurant, and tennis courts. For guests staying at Casa Budens we can arrange a 40% discount on all green fees and driving range! How nice is that!


Casa Budens master bedroom
Casa Budens west Algarve


The villa Budens has two floors, all bedrooms are downstairs and have all access to the pool with Jacuzzi and shower. All bathrooms of the Casa Budens have a towel rack heater, all bedrooms have air-conditioning.

Golf resort Parque de Floresta
Golf resort Parque de Floresta


Casa Budens has a corner location, and is semi-detached. Located at the exclusive Parque da Floresta Golf resort with 2 central swimming pools, indoor pool, children’s club, shared swimming pool, spa, archery, bowls, golf course and driving range, restaurants, golf restaurant, and tennis courts.


Casa Budens you find a stroll away from the village Budens in the West Algarve. Budens you find bars, restaurants and a local supermarket. A bit further down the road there is an Intermarche.


The beautiful Salema beach is only 2.5 km drive, where you find an un-spoilt beach and some lovely fish restaurants. Even closer, walking distance, are a few un known beaches, explore and you find your own private paradise!

Contact me me for any further details, more information, prices and other nice villas for rent in the Algarve.

Warm Regards,


Algarve Housing


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What Else Can You Do In The Algarve?

Algarve chefs week

The Algarve is well known for sun, sea, beach… but there is more, we have selected a few of the many there is, whether you live here, or on holiday. Have you not booked your holiday yet, please visit our website for some nice holiday villas to rent.We have some nice Special Offers at the moment!


What: Algarve Chefs Week

When: 14-21 May 2011

Where: Nine participating hotels across the Algarve

The details: Five-star hotels in the Algarve will be giving food lovers the opportunity to sample the best dishes from the region during the Algarve Chefs Week.The menu will cost €30 per person excluding drinks or €40 with wine selection and will only be available between 7.30pm and 10.30pm each day.

One euro of the price of the menu will be donated to a charitable institution in the Algarve.

The initiative will kick-off with a promotional event on May 14 from 7pm at the new platform of Faro International Airport, where the chefs will interact with passengers, giving them the opportunity to taste various delicacies.

Sheraton Pine Cliffs, Longevity Wellness Resort, Hilton Vilamoura, The Lake Spa Resort, Grande Real Sta Eulália, Crowne Plaza Vilamoura, Vila Monte, Tivoli Marina Vilamoura and Tivoli Victoria & The Residences at Victoria are behind the annual event, which aims to show diners the best the Algarve cuisine has to offer.
Algarve Chefs Week is hosted by the best chefs in the region, who have greatly contributed to the development and internationalization of Algarve gastronomy. The purpose is to highlight the role of chefs in high level cuisine, how they create a rapport with diners through food and to promote the region as a destination of choice for top quality cuisine.

Algarve Chefs Week is open to hotel guests, holidaymakers and residents.

Price: €30 per person, drinks excluded, to include a €1 donation per person to charity. 50% discount for children aged 3-10

The chefs:

Stephan Kuehlwetter – Hilton Vilamoura

Jan Stechemesser – Longevity Wellness Resort Monchique

Luís Correia – The Lake Resort, Vilamoura

Hugo Rodrigues dos Santos – Vila Monte, Moncarapacho

José Domingos – Crowne Plaza Vilamoura

Fernando Fonseca – Grande Real Santa Eulália, Albufeira

Fabien Martinez – Sheraton Pine Cliffs, Falesia

António Bastos – Tivoli Marina Vilamoura

Chef Brüno – Tivoli Victoria & The Residences at Victoria, Vilamoura

Algarve Painting Exhibition
Algarve Painting Exhibition


What: Carlos Barao Painting Exhibition

When: Until 6 June 2011

Where: Vale do Lobo Art Gallery, open daily from 10:00h to 19:00h

The details: Carlos Barao is renowned for pictorial narratives and expression-fuelled artwork. The “Look” exhibition highlights his latest work.

Golf in the Algarve
Golf in the Algarve


What: Golf Open Foursomes Week

When: 15-21 May 2011

Where: Vale do Lobo

The details: Celebrating its 29th anniversary, and promising a week of fun on the resort’s golf courses, with over a hundred entrants including property owners, friends and visitors. Numerous different types of competition are played, including Fourball Betterball Stableford, Foursomes Stableford, Singles Stableford, Greensomes Stableford and the Foursomes Match-play Finals, with prizes also awarded for Nearest to the Pin and Longest Drive.

Any member introducing a guest who has not previously played in the tournament will receive free entry to this year’s event. Meanwhile, their guests may wish to take advantage of the special golf and accommodation package on offer, which includes resort accommodation, car rental, green fees and unlimited golf over the week of the competition, as well as entry to the prize-giving dinner and a host of resort benefits.

International Fair in the Algarve


Location: Show Ground, Lagoa
Dates: 4-5 June 2011
Opening times: 11am-7pm
Details: Over 170 exhibitors of products and services for the home and garden, plus new car exhibition, arts & crafts marquee, Algarve Dog Show, food & drink, and children’s entertainment including parades, clowns, rides, face painting and much more.


What: Music Hall Revue

When: 4 June 2011 at 7.30 pm

Where: Cine-Teatro, Sao Bras de Alportel

The details: Music hall and variety evening performed by the Angels Theatre Group. Includes music hall songs, barbershop harmonies, female impersonator, Russian dancers, fado and classical guitarist. All proceeds go to the Sao Bras Bombeiros.

Tickets: €12 including a glass of espumante

Algarve Housing rent nice holiday villas in the Algarve, the most Suothern part of Portugal. At the moment we have some nice Special Offers, for 500 euro/week we can offer beautiful holiday villas till the end of June. Please contact us for more information.

Warm Regards,


Algarve Housing

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Special Autumn Offer Two Luxury Villas near Monchique

Foz do Banho sleeps 6
Foz do Banho sleeps 6

Villa Foz do Banho and Villa Ribeira do Banho, both located in the Monchique mountain area, we can offer for 1350 for a week in October!

Enjoy one of those luxury villas, in absolutely stunning area, close to Portimao (coast) and Monchique (mountains).

Ribeira do Banho, sleeps up to 14
Ribeira do Banho, sleeps up to 14

Both properties within a landscaped 12 acre private estate, far enough apart to offer total privacy. These very beautiful villas lay within the picturesque Monchique mountain-area of the Algarve. Both, Villa Foz do Banho (up to 6 guests) and Villa Ribeira (up to 14 guests) are luxurious, all bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and the fitted kitchens are fully equipped. All includes Wifi, satellite TV, DVD and music systems. Each has a natural style salted private pool built between 2 ponds. Various terraces offer sun or shade and BBQ. The properties are located only 6km from the old town of Monchique, where there are basic supplies, nice bars and restaurants. The Coast town Portimao is only 20 minutes drive away. For golf-lovers there is a 18-hole golf course 10 minutes away and a Spa health centre at 5 minutes distance. The nearest restaurant is just 500 metres away.

Private bedroom en-suite
Private bedroom en-suite

Please visit the following links to each property for more information and picutures:

Ribeira do Banho:


Foz do Banho:


or contact me for more information:


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Golf in the Algarve

The Algarve is a paradise for golfers, there are more than 20 golf courses, the weather is great from March to June and from September to mid November. When you come in the golfing season you can take advantage of cheaper hotels and flight rates and you can enjoy the Algarve at its best… good weather and not too crowded.

Many of the golf courses are located around Vilamoura and Lagoa, but you can find a few in Portimão, Silves, Lagos and Monte Gordo. If you are an avid golfer you can check beforehand where the golf courses are that you are most interested in and book your hotel or private villa in a central point between the golf courses.

Because the Algarve has this great weather and so manny golf courses it has become a great destination for golf breaks. Manny people combine their golf holiday with a beach holiday for total relaxation.

Algarve Housing rent beautiful private villas in the Algarve, why not combine your golf holiday with a private villa? We have lots of Special Offers at the moment for October en very special prices for the winter. So please visit our website and choose your private holiday villa and contact me for the very special prices we have at the moment!

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