The bustling heart of the Algarve

The bustling heart of the Algarve, Vilamoura is a location which has seemingly been designed with golfers in mind. Just 30 minutes drive from Faro Airport, there are 13 top-class courses that surround Vilamoura, most of which offer a free shuttle service. With the world-famous marina at its centre, there are many great bars, authentic restaurants and local markets to take advantage of while you stay in this bustling town. Not to mention the numerous luxury hotels which boast either great views of the Portuguese countryside or the marina itself. All in all, a Vilamoura golf holiday is simply a must.

Some of the big-name courses in the region include the multiple layouts within the Dom Pedro Collection, Amendoeira’s Faldo and O’Connor Courses, Vale do Lobo Royal and the spectacular Monte Rei, as well as the well-renowned Quinta do Lago South – which has undergone a refresh ahead of the 2021 season.

Where to play on your Vilamoura golf holiday?

  • Enjoy the bustling nightlife which surrounds the marina
  • Stay in the heart of the action, with bars & restaurant aplenty
  • Travel to several world-renowned golf courses nearby
  • Experience Portugal’s golfing mecca
  • Easily accessible via Faro Airport
  • Complimentary transfers to a selection of top courses
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What makes a golf holiday in Vilamoura so special?

Arguably some of the best golf courses in Europe are located in Vilamoura including The Faldo Course and the must-play Victoria Golf Course, designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer. If you’re looking for some incredible parkland-style holes, the Millennium Golf Course is a fantastic option, with the par 3 6th hole being a particular highlight.

Golfers visiting Vilamoura will also not want to miss Vale do Lobo or the world-famous Old Course which provides a fun challenge for golfers of all levels. You can enjoy a cool beverage whilst soaking up the rays of the sun and watching your friends play their final holes.

Casinos, beaches & spectacular golf in Vilamoura

Known as the Algarve’s heart of golf, it’s easy to see why Vilamoura is one of the most popular golfing destinations in Europe.

With its year-round sunshine and fantastic contemporary hotels and resorts equipped with everything you need, nowhere else is comparable. Within 30 minutes of setting off from Faro Airport, you will be getting ready to hit the fairways.

We offer fantastic value packages tailored to suit you and your group’s needs. The best part? The golf courses are situated in fantastic, stunning locations.

The San Lorenzo Golf Course, with its beautifully maintained, large undulating greens, is set in a thick pine forest within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.

Our experts say...

Enjoy a lively town center mixed with some of Europe’s best golf courses

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Mark Bell

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Golf travel tips for Vilamoura

Best months for golfing weather:

June & September

Best months for value:

February & November

Most popular months:

April to May & September to October

Our experts recommend:

November to March

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Stay in Vilamoura’s hotels and resorts

Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel or convenient golf resort with all the necessities onsite, we offer a wide selection of budget-friendly accommodation for you to choose from.

We recommend the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa 5* which boasts an unbeatable location, being situated between two golf courses: Pinhal and The Old Course.

For those looking for a relaxing stay near the beachfront, the Hotel Vila Gale Marina 4* fits the bill and also offers superb modern leisure facilities. Or, golfers who wish to be near the bars and restaurants, Dom Pedro Vilamoura 4* is the perfect fit.

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