Nothing quite beats a break to the Algarve
A destination that rightly needs no introduction, the Algarve is synonymous with providing golfers a great escape route, to get away and enjoy some amazing golf abroad. Golfers will love the year-round sun this area receives meaning it’s a great choice no matter the season. The Algarve is a vast region with great golf found anywhere, however, golfers should check out Villamoura, Faro, Albufeira, Alvor, Lagos, and Tavira.
Why play golf in the Algarve?
- Home to some of Europe's best golf courses
- Enjoy a the vibrant nightlife
- Perfect destination for group sizes
- Excellent choice of unlimited golf packages
The European golf superpower
A truly legendary location, the Algarve is home to numerous fantastic golfing establishments for you, your friends and family to enjoy.
What makes the courses of the Algarve so great isn’t just the abundance of incredible designs or the fantastic climate of the region, these certainly help, however it’s the passion for golf the area exhibits.
The locals live and breathe golf and this is reflected by the quality of the Algarve golf courses, not to mention the excellent golfing facilities a lot of these resorts offer free of charge. There are many fantastic Algarve golf courses that golfers need to check out, so many in fact that it may warrant multiple trips!
The 3 courses at Quinta do Lago are amongst the most popular Algarve golf courses and for good reason, the South Course is a staple on the European Tour capturing hearts and minds with its rapid greens and intricate design. While the North Course and Laranjal, may not have the prestige of the South, they are fit to rival anything in the area.
Other notable Algarve golf courses include Victoria golf course at Vilamoura designed by the great Arnold Palmer, it remains an absolute must-play. The Old Course at Vilamoura, defined as being the ‘old lady’ of Algarve golf, is worth playing, as is the Royal Course at Vale do Lobo with its picturesque design high atop the cliffs.
Most Popular Golf Resorts in Algarve
Popular golf destinations in Algarve
Year-round sun & spectacular golf
With 300 days of sunshine a year and some of the best beaches in Europe, it’s easy to see why so many golfers flock to the Algarve for a golf holiday.
The perfect weather makes for excellent golfing conditions. Throw into the mix Portuguese wine, food and ease of travel, and you’ve got a complete recipe for a successful golf trip.
For those looking for a more vibrant golf holiday, the Algarve boasts many resorts, towns and villages with fantastic Mediterranean restaurants, bars and live music venues to cater to your needs.
Vilamoura, Albufeira and Carvoeiro are some of the many popular towns in the Algarve. The golf courses and resorts also benefit from being situated in a picturesque region, boasting outstanding natural scenery.
Explore by map
Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.
Luxury resorts & beachfront hotels
When it comes to accommodation, the Algarve has it all. If you’re looking for beautiful scenery, relaxation, and luxury, we offer a great choice of hotels and resorts to cater to your individual needs.
From modern hotels to traditional Portuguese hideaways, there is something for everyone. We recommend the luxurious Pestana Vila Sol 5* and Dom Pedro Vilamoura, which not only offer championship golf but world-class hospitality and service too.
If you’re looking for that perfect hotel or resort by the sea, look no further than Salgados Dunas Suites 5*. If you’re on the hunt for a spectacular sun-soaked resort that has absolutely everything you need, then you need to get to Quinta do Lago which brings a taste of Palm Springs to the Algarve. The best part? You never have to leave the resort as it houses numerous seafood restaurants, steakhouses, gyms and the amazing Magnolia Hotel.