Experience outstanding courses & year-round sunshine
Portugal is truly a golfer’s dream, with some of the best courses in Europe, as well as the ideal golfing climate and a host of quality golf destinations. The Algarve is famous worldwide for its fantastic variety of courses, with individual destinations such as Vilamoura, Albufeira, and Lagos providing fantastic bases for a golf tour. However, areas like Lisbon, Porto, and the idyllic island of Madeira should not be overlooked, as each provides visitors with a unique and quality Portuguese golf holiday.
Why book a Portugal golf holiday?
- Take advantage of extensive course & accommodation options
- Play European Tour and championship courses across the country
- From Lisbon to the Algarve, explore new & exciting destinations
- Experience the perfect golfing climate, all year round
- Easily accessible, with excellent flight access to Faro, Lisbon & Porto
- Indulge in the famous Portuguese culture - food, art, history & more
Where to play on your Portugal golf holiday?
What makes a golf holiday to Portugal so special?
Renowned across Europe for its array of fantastic championship quality courses and its warm year-round climate, Portugal has built itself a sizable reputation amongst golfers as being one of the top destinations for a golf trip.
Excellent golf courses in stunning settings, a year-round mild climate, and the friendly welcome given to golfers make Portugal an unmatched destination for a golf holiday.
With no time difference and regular flights from most UK airports, it’s also a convenient destination for a golf break. April to June and September to October are very popular months to travel.
November, which is technically in the low season, is an excellent time to travel, especially to the Algarve where the weather is generally still very pleasant.
Combine the golf with a huge range of accommodation, restaurants, bars, superb Portuguese wines and ease of travel, there is an instant recipe for a memorable golf holiday.
The sunny Algarve alone boasts 40 of the country’s golf courses, many located along the spectacular coastline and regarded as some of the best golf courses in Portugal. The capital, Lisbon offers a well-developed and varied golf scene with fantastic courses overlooking the rolling Atlantic, with others set amidst the serenity of the magnificent Sintra mountains or the northern Alentejo.
Where to play golf in Portugal?
There are 72 golf courses in Portugal, with approximately 31 courses located in the Algarve and 29 courses located in the Lisbon area, which are without doubt the two leading golf destinations in the country. Here you'll find some of the best golf in Europe, and with such a high quantity and quality of layouts on offer, no two golf trips to Portugal are the same!
Discover some of the Algarve's finest courses, such as the stunning Faldo and O’Connor courses at the luxury Amendoeira Golf Resort, the beautiful designs of the Old, Victoria, and Millennium courses from the Dom Pedro Golf Collection, or the legendary European Tour venue of Quinta do Lago, with three exceptional parkland layouts on-site.
Further north, Lisbon provides a complete contrast to the Algarve. Not only are you situated around one of the world's leading cities, but the golf courses offer a more links-like style. Some of the top courses include the two at Praia d'el Rey, Oitavos Dunes, and Troia Golf Course.
Additionally, both Porto and Madeira are great alternatives if you're after something a little different. Whatever it is your looking for, Portugal is a highly dynamic destination. It has something for every golfer and every budget, and with frequent flights available, a great golf holiday is only a stone’s throw away.
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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.
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Stay in top resorts on your Portugal golf holiday
From luxury golf resorts and stylish coastal apartments to budget-friendly city centre hotels in Lisbon, when it comes to accommodation, the choices in Portugal are endless.
Stay and play in iconic resorts such as the Algarve's Penina Hotel & Golf Resort and Vila Sol, as well as Penha Longa Resort in Lisbon. Each boasts superb leisure facilities, sumptuous cuisine, and of course amazing golf courses on-site.
If you're looking to make your next golf trip as hassle-free as possible, then take a look at our selection of Portugal all-inclusive golf holidays. Conveniently, everything is paid for upfront, and you'll have everything you'll need located on-site at our chosen resort.
Portugal’s hidden gems
From the great beaches, mountains and lively cities, there is so much to see and do in Portugal. Discover crystal clear waters and year-round sunshine at the Algarve or take a trip to Lisbon and explore the capital city’s unique history and thriving cultural scene.
Known as the land of good food and wine, you must test your taste buds on the delicious fresh local Mediterranean cuisine. You must try a Pastel de nata (custard tart) in Lisbon.
Wherever you choose to go, Portugal is bound not to disappoint and you will be amazed at how much you can pack in. Some top attractions include The Palace of Pena, The Belem Tower and Castelo de São Jorge.