The Algarve’s best kept secret

Located to the extreme west of the Algarve, Lagos is one of the regions best kept golfing secrets. One of the oldest towns in the Algarve, Lagos offers a great mixture of nightlife and culture off-the-course. It's an ideal location for groups or couples looking to play some golf, experience some cultural sites, bask in the sun, and sample the local cuisine. Discover more about the best places to stay and things to do on a Lagos golf holiday in our Algarve brochure.

Why book a golf holiday in Lagos?

  • Enjoy the cities lively marina
  • Palmares golf course is a must whilst in this area
  • The Gecko Restaurant at Espiche Golf is not to be missed
  • Ponta da Piedade is a famous tourist attraction

Discover the hidden gems of Lagos

Often referred to as the Algarve’s best kept golfing secret, Lagos has an abundance of fantastic golf courses just waiting to be discovered by you. What makes these courses truly outstanding is that due to the region not seeing as much footfall as some of the others, the courses of Lagos are always in excellent condition and golfers can expect millionaire golf when in Lagos with very few slow groups holding-up play.

Palmares Golf Course is one of Lagos’ top golf courses. Open in 1975, the design incorporates fantastic views of the Atlantic along with gentle undulating fairway and the course has built itself a formidable reputation as one of Europe’s top courses.

Boavista Golf Course is another of Lagos’ renowned courses, designed by Howard Swan it is quite an interesting design with contrasting front 9s and back 9s for a well-balanced golfing experience, an absolute must-play if you’re in the area.

Where to play during your golf holiday in Lagos?

Why a golf holiday in Lagos is worth every penny

Lagos is located at the western edge of the Algarve region, with a range of superb courses available to play. Despite being slightly less well-known, the golf here is second to none.

The Palmares Golf Course is one of Portugal’s best. The impressive 27-hole layout weaves through the dunes of the Atlantic coast, with beautiful views that are matched only by the fantastic design.

The range of courses on offer allows golfers to experience a variety of great challenges. The climate is perfect for both golf and relaxation, with year-round sunshine ideal for both gracing the fairways and relaxing on the idyllic beaches. Lagos is easily accessible from Faro Airport which most major airports fly to in the UK.

Golf travel tips for Lagos

Best months for golfing weather:

June to September

Best months for value:

March to May & October

Most popular months:

April to May & September to October

Our experts recommend:

May & October

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Relax and unwind in a range of great accommodation options

Being in a comfortable and relaxing setting is a must for any memorable golf holiday, that’s why the range of accommodation options in Lagos makes it one of the best golf destinations in Europe.

Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort 5* is a key example of this, providing luxury accommodation within a beautiful setting. The hotel is nestled between the ocean and the impressive Palmares Golf Course that features on-site.

The convenience of having great golf on-site adds to the enjoyment of the trip and each hotel in Lagos is perfectly located with golf in mind. The Tivoli Lagos 4* is another great option, situated in the centre of town, this excellent hotel features its own gardens and provides idyllic surroundings in which to relax after a day on the course.

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