Golfbreaks Spotlight

Discover Pestana Hotels and Resorts

We take a look at one of Portugal's most celebrated hotel groups. Family friendly, golfers delight or your own slice of paradise there is something for everyone, read on to find out more.

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Thinking about organising a group golf trip? Look no further than one of Portugal’s most celebrated hotel groups.

As one of the largest in Europe, the family-owned Pestana Hotel group - with 95 hotels in 16 countries worldwide, is a leading multinational group in Portugal’s tourism and leisure sector. It boasts incredible properties across charming locations, with world-class golf courses at hand. With the fantastic sunny weather in Portugal, and so much to see and do, it’s little wonder that they consistently gain new customers every year, with our golfers returning time and time again.

Below are some of our top picks from Pestana Hotels:

An Algarvian Treasure

If you’ve been searching for a perfect spot to enjoy a combination of golf, sunshine and Portuguese culture, the Pestana Delfim Hotel is the ideal place for you.

With 312 clean, contemporary rooms boasting panoramic views of Portugal’s Atlantic coastline, this 4* hotel is a great place to relax and soak up the natural beauty of the Algarve. Rooms feature air con, satellite TV, a mini fridge, private balcony and plenty of other essential amenities.

Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, sauna and steam room. Indulge in a wide range of treatments at the hotel’s spa and find yourself transported from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a place of total peace and relaxation.

Experience sumptuous local and international cuisine at the Atlantic Gardens restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The quaint Italian restaurant offers a delicious à la carte menu with refreshing drinks and is a great spot to recharge your batteries after a long day on the fairways. Sip on a beer or cocktail at the comfortable Sunset Bar which offers an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

There are some excellent places to play golf nearby. The strategically designed Pestana Alto Golf and Country Club is just a five-minute drive and offers a demanding par-72 course with rich green grounds spanning across scenic sloping valleys. The Henry Cotton-designed course provides a tough, but enjoyable round for golfers of all abilities, and is situated in a picturesque location with views of the deep blue Atlantic. Pestana Golf Resort offers three fantastic courses, including Silves 18-hole par 70 golf course. With remarkable views of the sloping mountains and valleys, it’s a great place to relax while playing a memorable game of golf.

Family friendly: We know many consider a kid’s club an essential element when booking their ideal golf retreat. The kids club at Pestana Delfim provides the little ones with an adventure playground, a pool and fantastic evening entertainment, including music, dance, and even a live reptile and parrot show to keep them entertained all day.

Nearby: The hotel is just a stone’s throw from the stunning Tres Irmaos Beach. Take a walk along the golden sands and dip your feet into crystal clear waters. With Alvor fishing village just a 10-minute walk, you are within easy reach of the lively nightlife, cosmopolitan cafes and excellent selection of shops. If you’re looking for an exciting adrenaline-filled trip, there are plenty of water sports you can take part in.

What our Golfers say: “The staff were outstanding… the overall experience at this hotel was very positive, particularly again enhanced by the quality of staff service.”

A Portuguese Paradise

For those looking for a real taste of the luxury of the Algarve, the Pestana Alvor Praia provides royal treatment for its guests. Boasting one of the most idyllic locations in the region, overlooking the tranquil Praia dos Três Irmãos beach, and enclosed within a beautiful garden, it is a true emblem of Portuguese elegance and refinery. All guestrooms offer top-class amenities with private bathrooms, many with balcony views and a stylish, modern and bright interior design.

Perfect for those looking for a relaxing golf holiday in the Algarve, the hotel provides an indoor pool, a large outdoor saltwater swimming pool, as well as the Magic Spa with a sauna, Turkish bath and jacuzzi. Treat yourself to a range of relaxation and beauty treatments while off the course, including an aroma body massage or facial to release of all of your worries.

With unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Restaurant Almofariz is an excellent place to sample traditional Portuguese Mediterranean dishes or luxurious international cuisine. Why not enjoy your meal over a selection of cold drinks by the serene poolside bar?

There is a wide selection of Pestana-owned championship courses close by which are easily accessible from the hotel. The Pinta, Gramacho, Silves and Alto courses, all of which are in pristine condition, offer both a fun and challenging game of golf. Opened in 1992 the classic Parkland Pinta Golf Course offers 18 challenging holes with water hazards and tricky obstacles to test even the most experienced golfers. Nestled on a glittering lake, with Bermuda Imported grass to ensure perfect fairways, it is the ideal place for golf connoisseurs looking for a relaxed, yet enjoyable, game of golf.

Family friendly: We know many consider a kid’s club an essential element when booking their ideal golf retreat. The kids club at Pestana Alvor Praia provides the little ones with an adventure playground, a pool and fantastic evening entertainment, including music, dance, and even a live reptile and parrot show to keep them entertained all day.

Nearby: The hotel is just a stone’s throw from the stunning Tres Irmaos Beach. Take a walk along the golden sands and dip your feet into crystal clear waters. With Alvor fishing village just a 10-minute walk, you are within easy reach of the lively nightlife, cosmopolitan cafes and excellent selection of shops. If you’re looking for an exciting adrenaline-filled trip, there are plenty of water sports you can take part in.

What our Golfers say: “The staff were outstanding… the overall experience at this hotel was very positive, particularly again enhanced by the quality of staff service.”

An Opulent Oasis

stunning Morgadinhos area of Vilamoura and hidden within pine-fringed gardens, indigenous Mediterranean vegetation and a calm lake, Pestana Vila Sol golf resort combines the beauty and tranquillity of nature with the exclusivity of five-star celebrity treatment.

With pristine Atlantic beaches nearby and equipped with a luxurious outdoor swimming pool bordered by rich green sophisticated lawns, Pestana Vila Sol is the perfect place to kick back and relax. All rooms have a stylish interior design with impressive views overlooking the driving range. Other facilities include a jacuzzi, jogging circuit, tennis courts and games room to keep you active and entertained when you’re away from the fairways.

For foodies, the Green Pines Restaurant is our recommended dining option with eye catching views of the golf course. L’Olive restaurant is an excellent alternative, offering tasty local Mediterranean cuisine.

With unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Restaurant Almofariz is an excellent place to sample traditional Portuguese Mediterranean dishes or luxurious international cuisine. Why not enjoy your meal over a selection of cold drinks by the serene poolside bar?

A Donald Steel-designed masterpiece, Pestana Vila Sol Golf, is right on your doorstep and home to a 27-hole course surrounded by emerald green undulating fairways, rich pine trees and gleaming lakes. There are varying levels of difficulty, so it’s great for beginners who wish to improve their game, or more experienced players who are up for a challenge, as holes 1-9 boast trickier obstacles.

Family friendly: Have no fear. Your youngsters will be well looked after as the hotel offers a kid’s club well equipped with a games room, and a playground.

Nearby: Aside from amazing golf, the Vilamoura area, particularly the Vilamoura Marina, is a coastal haven buzzing with adventurous sporting activities, smooth sandy beaches and excellent nightlife. Explore the plethora of Jazz bars, clubs, cabaret style shows and whatever else takes your fancy!

What our Golfers are saying: “First golf trip away. Perfect in every way. Location good. 10 mins from Vilamoura and all courses. Would definitely return.”

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