Golf In The Algarve - The Best Golf Courses In Western Algarve

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Its no surprise that the Algarve was voted Best Golf Destination In Europe at the Annual Travel Awards 2018, for the 2nd consecutive year. Golf courses are spread throughout the region, so you are never far from a course. The Algarve climate is warm throughout the year, the scenery is breath taking, the ambience is peaceful, the food and drink is affordable and the hospitality is generous. These factors combined make a perfect golfing environment.

We have collected information about the facilities our favourite Western Algarve golf courses offer, their location and contact details. Everything you need to make your Algarve golf course choice.

 

Alamos Golf

18 holes, Par 71

Facilities: 2 Driving Ranges, 2 Putting Greens, Golf Academy, Pro Shop, Restaurant & Bar

https://www.alamos_golf.html

Situated on the outskirts of Portimao this is a relatively short but testing course, technical and narrow with small undulating greens. There are superb views towards the hills of Monchique, and across lakes and farmland, creating a relaxing and peaceful ambience. Alamos Golf is the sister course of nearby Morgado Golf Course.

 

Alto Golf

18 holes, Par 70

Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green, Pro-Shop, Golf Academy, Restaurant & Bar

https://www.pestanagolf.com/en/golf/alto-golf/

Located just outside Alvor this is a legendary golf course designed by architect Sir Henry Cotton, featuring the 600 meter par 5 hole known as the "Sir Henry challenge"! It is a classically designed course with rolling fairways and elevated greens, all about challenge and playability for all handicap levels.

 

Boavista

18 holes, Par 71

Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green, Chipping Greens, Pro Shop, Golf Academy, Health Spa, Football Pitch, Kids Playground, Restaurant & Snacks & Bar, Heated Indoor Pool, Fitness & Spa

http://www.boavistaresort.pt/golf/boavista-golf

Situated just outside Lagos, this is a beautifully manicured championship course, bordered by properties. There are breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean visible from most holes, making it a delight to the play.

 

Espiche Golf

18 holes, Par 72

Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green, Pro Shop, Restaurant, Bar

https://www.espichegolf.pt

A challenging course on the outskirts of Lagos, designed to complement the distinctive Western Algarve landscape and embracing a sustainable and eco-friendly ethos. The narrow tree lined fairways are not very forgiving, providing a challenging short game experience. The bunkers alongside the large undulating greens also require precise technique. This course will push your game!

 

Morgado

18 holes, Par 73

Facilities: 2 Driving Ranges, 2 Putting Greens, Golf Academy, Pro Shop, Restaurant & Bar

https://www.morgadogolfhotel.com/en/golf.html

Located near the Monchique Mountains just 4 kilometres from Portimão this is a more open and easier course than it's sister course Alamos. It features the flat fairways and open bunkers of a links course but immersed in parkland, instead of being alongside the ocean.

 

Palmares

27 holes, Par 72

Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green, Pro Shop, Restaurant & Bar

https://www.onyriapalmares.com

Situated alongside Lagos Bay, Palmares Golf is composed of three returning nine-hole loops, which can be played in any order. Depending on the sequence of play, each golf experience is different. Each loop – Alvor, Lagos and Praia, has its own character but all provide a challenge accompanied with stunning sea views.

 

Penina Championship Course

18 holes, Par 73

Facilities: Driving Range, Chipping Green, Practice Bunker, Putting Green, Golf Academy, Pro Shop, Tennis, Restaurant & Bar

https://www.penina.com/golf/golf-courses/sir-henry-cotton-championship-course

The Penina courses are situated on the outskirts of Portimao. British Open Champion, Sir Henry Cotton built and laid this beautiful course, regarded as the finest in the Algarve by many. It is challenging but satisfying, flanked by streams, water hazards and ditches. Subtle slopes and raised greens fool even the most careful of golfers.

 

Penina Resort Course

9 or 18 holes, Par 35 or 71

Facilities: Driving Range, Chipping Green, Practice Bunker, Putting Green, Golf Academy, Pro Shop, Tennis, Restaurant & Bar

https://www.penina.com/golf/golf-courses/resort-course

Situated on the outskirts of Portimao the Penina Resort Course is a 9 hole course of solid, but gentle holes, great for beginners, or an 18 hole challenge for the more practised golfer. The perfect course for golfers of every level and ability.

 

Penina Academy Course

9 holes, Par 30

Facilities: Driving Range, Chipping Green, Practice Bunker, Putting Green, Golf Academy, Pro Shop, Tennis, Restaurant & Bar

https://www.penina.com/golf/golf-courses/academy-course

Located just outside Portimao this Penina course was specifically designed for the intermediate golfer, this 9-hole course is great for an all-round golf experience. With short greens this course gives all players a chance to practice their short game, accuracy off the tee and approach shots. 

 

Santo Antonio

18 holes, Par 71

Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green, Golf Academy, Pro Shop, Tennis, Horse Riding, Restaurant & Bar, Heated Outdoor & Indoor Pools, Childrens Pool, Gymnasium, Health & Beauty Centre

https://www.saresorts.com/golf-santo-antonio

Golf Santo Antonio course at Parque da Floresta runs across the hills behind the fishing village of Salema, close to Lagos. It is a course to be played with precision, with sharp slopes on all sides of some greens. There is a fair amount of water in play, along with stunning lake views. The 18th hole creates a little pressure at the finish!

 

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