Experience outstanding courses and year-round sunshine
Portugal is truly a golfer’s dream, the perfect combination of fantastic year-round weather, an abundance of luxury golf resorts, great beaches and some of the best courses in Europe, it's easy to see why a golf holiday in Portugal is hard to beat. The Algarve is famous across Europe for its marvellous array of courses, however, areas like Lisbon, Porto, Madeira, Albufeira, Lagos and Tavira shouldn’t be overlooked as each provides golfers with unique and quality golf experiences.
Why play golf in Portugal?
- World Golf Awards "Best Golf Destination in Europe" between 2014 & 2019
- High-standard of golf courses across Portugal
- A wide variety of courses, there's something to suit everyone
- Huge choice of accommodation to match all expectations and budgets
- A mild climate all year round
- Courses designed by famous architects such as Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer
Popular golf destinations in Portugal
Play in Europe’s golf heartland
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 European golfers as being one of the top destinations for top quality golf.
The courses on offer are truly some of the best in Europe and there is an exceptional variety that means that no two trips to Portugal are the same.
Discover some of Europe’s finest courses, like the stunning Faldo and O’Connor courses at the luxury Amendoeira Golf Resort, the beautiful course designs of the Millenium, Pinhal, and Laguna courses at Dom Pedro Vilamoura or the legendary European Tour venue of Quinta do Lago North, South and Laranjal.
Whatever it is your looking for, Portugal is an extremely dynamic destination and has something for every golfer on every budget and with frequent flights, a great golf holiday is only a stone’s throw away.
Europe’s most admired golf destination
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 golfing holiday.
With no time difference and regular flights from most UK airports, it’s also a convenient destination. 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. 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.
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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.
Most popular golf resorts in Portugal
Stay in the top golf resorts
From luxury golf resorts, and stylish apartments located on the coast, to the budget-friendly city centre hotels in Lisbon, when it comes to accommodation, the choices 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 onsite.
Conveniently, everything you need for your golf holiday you can find without having to leave the 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.