Best golf courses in Vilamoura
We countdown our favourite golf courses in the Algarve's heart of golf, Vilamoura.
Victoria was designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, so naturally offers an interesting challenge to golfers of all capabilities. However, with multiple tee boxes, even high handicap golfers will still enjoy this stunning course.
Measuring at 6616 yards, the par 72 clifftop layout creates some breathtaking views as you play - highlighted on the famous par 3 16th hole, where players must carry the green over the cliff.
The sister Ocean Course also offers a great test of golf and even features more holes alongside the glittering Atlantic Ocean!
With a variety of tee boxes and challenges, the course can be fun whether players are off scratch or not. Come and see why the Millennium Course is one of the main golfing destinations in Vilamoura.
However, long hitters should not underestimate the short distance as the pine forest holes require keeping the ball in a good position to score well. With the clubhouse overlooking the 9th and 18th holes, you can enjoy a drink whilst adding pressure to your friends as you watch them play their final holes.
Vila Sol Golf in Vilamoura, Portugal is located on an estate of some 150 hectares. It is a fabulous golf course surrounded by beautiful natural scenery with an interesting range of animal and plant life. The Vila Sol golf course was designed by the famous architect Donald Steel and has twice played host to the Portuguese Open.
The 27 holes stretch along a wide valley and are naturally sculptured by Mother Nature. The different levels of difficulty have been divided into three loops: Prime, Challenge and Prestige. Along with the golf course, Vila Sol Golf features an excellent Academy which is totally grassed and located just 300m from the Clubhouse.
As the second course on this list to feature in the Top 100 courses to play in Europe, it is easy to see why Vilamoura is a prime golfing destination. The South Course at Quinta do Lago was designed by the renowned American architect, William Mitchell, in 1974 and presents a beautiful par 72 parkland layout with amazing scenery.
This legendary course has hosted the Portuguese Open numerous times, but with multiple tee boxes, the course can present a challenge to golfers of all abilities. Being a touch over 7000 yards from the back tees, longer hitters will be rewarded with two good shots on the par 5s. However, wayward shots will be punished as the carefully placed pine trees mean accurate tee shots are required to card a good score.
Senior European Travel Consultant