Explore the bustling heart of the Algarve & play remarkable courses

Located in the Algarve and just a 30-minute drive from Faro Airport, Vilamoura is a destination which has seemingly been designed with golfers in mind. There are 13 top-class courses that surround Vilamoura, as demonstrated in the Algarve brochure, most of which offer a free shuttle service. Some of the big-name designs in the region include the multiple layouts within the Dom Pedro Golf Collection, Vale do Lobo, as well as the well-renowned Quinta do Lago.

There’s plenty to keep you entertained in Vilamoura with the world-famous marina at its centre. Enjoy great bars, authentic restaurants, and local markets while you stay in this lively resort. All in all, a Vilamoura golf holiday is simply a must.

Why book a Vilamoura golf holiday?

  • Discover the famous nightlife which surrounds the marina
  • Stay in the heart of the action, with bars & restaurants aplenty
  • Play several world-renowned golf courses nearby
  • Experience & indulge in Portugal’s wonderful culture
  • Easily accessible via flights from London to Faro Airport
  • Benefit from free transfers to a selection of top courses
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What makes a Vilamoura golf holiday so special?

With great hotels, nightlife and plenty of courses in close proximity, Vilamoura is without doubt the crown jewel in the Algarve. Arguably some of the best golf courses in Europe are located in Vilamoura, including 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.

The San Lorenzo Golf Course, with its beautifully maintained, large undulating greens, is a beautiful addition to the area. Set in a thick pine forest within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, you can enjoy spectacular views throughout your round.

Golfers visiting Vilamoura will also not want to miss Vale do Lobo's Royal Course or the world-famous Old Course which provides a fun challenge for golfers of all levels. After your round, you can relax in the clubhouse which overlooks the 9th and 18th holes. You can enjoy a cool beverage whilst soaking up the rays of the sun and watching your friends play their final holes.

Stay in top-rated hotels close to all the action

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

If proximity to local courses is an essential factor for you, then Hilton Vilamoura is a fantastic choice for your trip. It boasts an unbeatable location, being situated between two golf courses: Pinhal and The Old Course. It also offers a modern aesthetic and even houses Portugal’s largest spa.

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

For a luxurious five-star retreat, opt for a garden suite room at Pestana Vila Sol and enjoy your own private balcony with views of the stunning on-site Vila Sol Golf Course. Alternatively, Crowne Plaza Vilamoura is also a wonderful hotel for a first-class trip. The bright, minimalistic, and contemporary interior design creates an elegant oasis in a prime area of Vilamoura. The venue also offers a great selection of restaurants alongside a unique Wine Cellar for guests to enjoy.

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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Explore the vibrant nightlife & famous marina

It’s not just the golf courses that make Vilamoura our most popular golf tour destination. It is a resort town known for its large marina, exciting nightlife, and casinos, so there is plenty to keep you entertained off the course. Take a stroll around the centre of Vilamoura in the evening and browse the great selection of bars and restaurants, many of which offer live music which only adds to the buzzing atmosphere.

As well as the long sandy Vilamoura beach and water parks, we recommend a trip to Ria Formosa lagoon, an area of outstanding natural beauty. History buffs can visit the Cerro da Vila archaeological museum which houses a ruined Roman villa with bathhouses and intricate mosaics. With so much to see and discover in the area, you’ll certainly have a packed schedule for your Vilamoura golf holiday.

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