Best Algarve Golf Courses
The Algarve is considered one of the best golf destinations in Europe and an elite product for the practitioners of the sport. The mild climate, with over three hundred days of Sun per year, allows the golf season to extend for several months, bringing in players from everywhere around the world.
It was the legendary golfer Sir Henry Cotton who put the Algarve in the World Golf Route, having also designed several classic golf fields, stretching along 240 kilometres on the Atlantic coast and connecting Sagres in the West with Vila Real de Santo António in the East. Almost 60 years later, the legacy of Sir Henry Cotton still lingers. Find at your disposal a network of excellent hotels, apartments and resorts, marinas, good restaurants and a variety of nightlife establishments.
The fields, mostly designed by international architects, along with the fantastic landscape where they lay in, meet the requirements of the most demanding fans, marking the region as a premier destination for the sport. Depending on where you're going to stay, you have a wide range choice of Golf Courses:
Western Algarve Golf Courses
Golf courses between Sagres and Portimão, are part of the Western Algarve.
- Vila do Bispo
Central Algarve Golf Courses
The area between Lagoa and Faro has the highest number of Golf courses.
Eastern Algarve Golf Courses
Between Vila Real de Santo António and Faro, also called the Eastern Algarve region.
- Castro Marim
- São Brás de Alportel
- Vila Real de Santo António
12 Best Golf Courses in the Algarve
Several times considered the best golf destination in the world by magazines and associations form of specialized tour operators, the Algarve does justice to this distinction maintaining quality proof.
4 Best Golf Courses in Western Algarve
4 Best Golf Courses in Central Algarve
4 Best Golf Courses in Eastern Algarve
Algarve and Golf
Most golf courses are around 30 minutes from Faro airport, around Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura Marina, where you will find all the services you need to enjoy a perfect holiday. However, there are hidden treasures yet to be discovered, both to the West along the rocky coast and all the way to Sagres, as well as to the more quiet East, among whitewashed villages and globally recognised natural reserves full of wildlife.
Not only is the Algarve an obligatory passage for the amateur golfer, but also has attracted, with the quality of its golf courses, the world's largest professional sports and major tournaments such as the World Cup 2005 and the Portugal Masters 2007 and 2008. All this gives greater credit to golf in the region.
But there are also plenty of alternatives for those who do not play golf: high-quality trading, luxury spas, sports of all kinds, restaurants, casinos and nightclubs, sightseeing and fascinating beaches that provide a bronze envy. Whatever you are looking for on your golf holiday, the Algarve will likely have it.