Discover elite courses & fantastic culture in a world-famous golfing destination
A destination that rightly needs no introduction, Algarve golf holidays are a firm favourite among golfers. Boasting an abundance of top-class courses and resorts, golden sandy beaches, thriving nightlife and year-round sun all under a three-hour flight from the UK, it really has it all.
With a variety of over 40 courses to choose from, Algarve golf packages suit all levels of golfer. Only 25 minutes from Faro Airport, you'll find Vilamoura - the heart of the Algarve, with all-encompassing resorts like Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Pestana right on your doorstep. Other popular areas include Faro, Albufeira, Alvor, Lagos, and Tavira. Discover more about the seven key golfing regions in our Algarve brochure.
Why book an Algarve golf holiday?
- From town centre hotels to golf resorts, enjoy quantity & quality
- Play European Tour & championship standard courses
- Travel to Faro easily with excellent flight access from UK airports
- Experience over 300 days of sunshine per year
- Enjoy pristine beaches on your days off the course
- Take advantage of the incredible nightlife in Vilamoura & Albufeira
Experience the Algarves best spots
Explore the Algarve, our most popular European destination for golfers. With its southern location, golf can be enjoyed here throughout the year. The Algarve offers a variety of resorts and hotels, making it an ideal base for golf trips of any size and budget.
One of our most popular options, Albufeira, combines stunning golf courses, vibrant nightlife, and excellent accommodation options. The city comes alive after sunset with a huge array of bars, clubs, and restaurants that cater to all tastes, creating some of our liveliest breaks for those looking to stay around the town centre.
Add to this a great selection of four- and five-star hotels that allow you to tailor your break to all-inclusive or semi-all-inclusive packages. With its central location within the Algarve, it also allows for easy exploration of the other courses in the region.
Lagos is a charming and picturesque city that captivates our guests with its strong local community. It's less crowded with tourists compared to other parts of the Algarve, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.
Lagos remains lively even in the winter months, making it an ideal destination for a late-season getaway, with temperatures often reaching the 20s even in November. As well as this, Lagos offers the perfect beaches for surfing, boat rentals, and lots of water sports activities.
Vilamoura isn't just about golf; it's a resort town with a large marina, exciting nightlife, and casinos, providing great entertainment off the course. Explore the centre of Vilamoura in the evening, with a variety of bars and restaurants offering live music, creating a buzzing atmosphere.
Beyond golf and entertainment, Vilamoura boasts a long sandy beach, water parks, and the scenic Ria Formosa lagoon. History enthusiasts can visit the Cerro da Vila archaeological museum, showcasing a Roman villa with bathhouses and intricate mosaics. With so much to see and do, your Vilamoura golf holiday will be packed with excitement.
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Play the best courses in the Algarve
With 300 days of sunshine a year and some of the best beaches in Europe, it’s easy to see why so many golfers opt for an Algarve golf package. A golfing favourite among our customers, this Portuguese coastal stretch offers some of the best golf courses in Portugal. From pristine parkland favourites to coastal tracks, the Algarve promises excitement and variety on the course.
Monte Rei Golf Resort
Nestled in a prime location amidst the picturesque hills of the Eastern Algarve, the Serra do Caldeirao Mountains offer breathtaking views throughout. At Monte Rei, the golfing experience transcends the ordinary, with extended tee time intervals and seamlessly integrated holes that harmonize with the surrounding landscape. The course creates an ideal setting for golf enthusiasts to indulge in their game within an uninterrupted ambiance.
Quinta do Lago South Course
As a European Tour venue, the South course at Quinta do Lago stands as the original and is widely considered the premier layout on the property. Having hosted the Portuguese Open multiple times, the course consistently boasts impeccable conditioning. With varying elevations from hole to hole, remarkable par-3s, and swift greens, playing a round here is an unforgettable experience, solidifying its status among the top golf courses in the Algarve.
Quinta do Lago North Course
Freshly unveiled following an extensive 10 million renovation led by Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and Beau Welling, the North Course at Quinta is a breathtaking venue for golf. Every tee, green, and bunker has undergone a comprehensive reconstruction, elevating the course to new heights. Before solely turning your attention to the South Course, take a moment to consider playing on this splendidly rejuvenated 'New' course, poised to rival anything the area has to offer.
Victoria Golf Course
Crafted by the legendary Arnold Palmer and the annual venue for the Portugal Masters on the European Tour, the Victoria Course presents a formidable challenge. Sand traps and water hazards make this a course that demands high levels of skill . Particularly on the challenging final stretch, the iconic venue is part of the Dom Pedro Golf collection and promises a thrilling spectacle and ensures a dramatic conclusion to your round.
Palmares Golf Course
In Lagos, one of the most scenic towns in the Algarve, the Palmares Course has been upgraded with new designs by Robert Trent Jones. Golf enthusiasts are drawn to this top-tier destination for its outstanding experience. Elevated tees provide breathtaking views above the beaches and marina. Robert Trent Jones praised Palmares Golf Course for its stunning ocean views, dramatic elevations, and charming Mediterranean valleys. Instead of just hearing about it, experience Palmares for yourself and enjoy its unique charm.
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Stay in the best resorts & beachfront hotels
The Algarve offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit different preferences. Whether you're looking for beautiful landscapes, a peaceful atmosphere, or luxurious indulgence, our hotels and resorts have something for everyone. Explore the best golf resorts in the Algarve that blend stunning surroundings and upscale amenities to provide guests with the perfect golf holiday.
Amendoeira Golf Resort
One of the best resorts in the Algarve is the four star Amendoeira Golf Resort, nestled near the Monchique Mountains in Silves. Guests can enjoy modern self-catering options and enjoy amenities like pools, a gym, football fields, and tennis courts. The resort features two excellent golf courses: the Faldo Course, designed by Sir Nick Faldo, and the O’Connor Course, with orange groves and water hazards. The beauty of these courses enhances the overall appeal of the resort.
Monte Rei Golf Resort
Another Algarve gem is Monte Rei, a stunning resort in the eastern Algarve, just 20 minutes from Tavira. Offering various accommodations, bars, and restaurants, it features a top golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The par-72 layout includes water hazards, bunkers, elevated tees. The club has excellent practice facilities and a golf academy. Inspired by traditional Portuguese architecture, Monte Rei Villas match the golf course's high standard. Linked villas with one to three bedrooms suit smaller groups, while unlinked villas for larger groups offer three to four bedrooms with kitchens, gardens, terraces, and private pools. On-site bars and restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Vistas Rui Silvestre, add to the experience.
Quinta do Lago
Quinta do Lago, a vibrant resort town just 20 minutes from Faro Airport, features private villas, hotels, bars, and three premier golf courses: North, South, and Laranjal, collectively known as Quinta do Lago Golf. Set against the scenic backdrop of Ria Formosa Natural Park and umbrella pine trees, these courses seamlessly blend into their surroundings after recent renovations. Accommodation choices include The Magnolia and Hotel Quinta do Lago, a prestigious 'Leading Hotel of the World' since 1988. The latter is a five-star hotel with a private beach, while The Magnolia is a stylish Miami-inspired boutique hotel offering a complimentary shuttle to the golf courses. Beyond hotels and golf, discover local dining at Bovino, Casa do Lago, and The Shack Bar & Grill. Quinta Shopping Centre, Praia da Quinta do Lago, and attractions like Faro old town and Vilamoura marina offer additional leisure options.
Why book with us?
- The Official Golf Tourism Operator of the PGA TOUR with over 25 years of experience.