A great value trip to Alvor awaits
Less than an hour west of Faro airport, Alvor is a great little golfing enclave that is a perfect choice for those looking for a quieter break in the Algarve. The town of Portimao is Alvor’s most popular destination, known for its shops, bars and restaurants around the picturesque marina, it’s a great place to unwind after your round. Not only that, but the courses of Alvor are also pretty special with an excellent golfing history.
Why play golf in Alvor?
- Home to Penina Championship course, the first course on the Algarve
- Great choice of all inclusive hotels
- Former fishing village
- Stunning beaches
A quiet, relaxed golf holiday awaits
The town of Alvor is located less than an hour west of Faro Airport, providing easy access for travelling golfers. This town is a relatively small golfing destination, perfect for those looking for a quieter and more relaxing holiday on the Algarve.
The Penina Hotel & Golf Resort showcases the excellent golf and accommodation on offer within Alvor, boasting two excellent golf courses. The Championship Course has hosted the Portuguese Open on eight occasions, proving the quality of this layout.
The ideal climate allows for golf to be played year-round and is perfect for enjoying off course activities alongside the excellent golf on offer. There are several great beaches where you can relax and unwind whilst soaking up the sun. With numerous courses that will challenge all types of golfers alongside excellent accommodation options, Alvor is a must for any golfer looking for a peaceful golfing experience.
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Choose from a range of excellent accommodation options
There are extensive accommodation options within Alvor, each offering a unique experience, allowing golfers to choose what suits their needs and preferences.
Pestana Delfim Hotel 4* is situated just a short walk from the stunning beaches of the Algarve and offers the perfect location for a combination of sun, sea and golf. The range of excellent facilities means golfers are spoilt for choice when it comes to off the course activities. Nearby, the excellent Pestana Alto Golf & Country Club hosts a wonderful, challenging course.
The Penina Hotel & Golf Resort provides a great combination of luxury accommodation and excellent on-site golf. The hotel features extensive facilities and 36-holes of impressive golf, this is potentially the pick of the bunch within Alvor.
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Best things to do off the course in Alvor
Bike rides, boat tours and birdwatching are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed off the course, within the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds Alvor.
There are a range of excellent beaches within close reach and the Ancao Nature Reserve is also within touching distance. Visitors can enjoy a range of water sports or just take in the beautiful surroundings on a walk. There is also a range of great bars and restaurants within the town where guests can enjoy the delicious Portuguese cuisine.
The Alvor boardwalk is a must for anyone visiting the town, the boardwalk meanders through dunes and marshland offering a delightful stroll to and from the bars and restaurants in Alvor.