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Best Golf Courses in Algarve

Best Golf Courses in Algarve

Are you going to spend your next holiday in the south of Portugal? Then do not miss the opportunity to visit the best golf courses in Algarve.

If you have decided to take a few days just to try to achieve a hole-in-one, but don't know where, our suggestion is the same: Algarve!

The Algarve is considered one of the best destinations for golfers, according to the sport's magazines, the international tour operators associations, and the golfers, of course.

It is no coincidence that different generations of golfers - from amateurs to professionals - choose over 40 golf courses in the Algarve designed by world-renowned architects to practice the sport.

The weather in Algarve is perfect and allows you to play all year round.

There are several types of superior accommodations for a holiday in the central Algarve between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, passing the golf courses in Vilamoura and Quarteira allowing you to enjoy the several golf courses of excellent quality in natural environments of rare beauty.


Best Golf Courses in Algarve


Golf Courses in Vilamoura

If you are looking for the best golf courses in Algarve, accept our invitation: try the best golf courses in Vilamoura and discover a region cataloged as the best golf destination in Europe.

You can also cool off with a swim in the sea, lay the towel down, and rest on one of the finest blue flag golden beaches.


Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course

Concerning golf courses in Vilamoura, the Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course, located on open ground, and opened in 1990, should be highlighted.

With 18 holes, a par of 72, and a length of ​​6121 meters, it was designed by the American architect Joseph Lee whose goal was to offer different playing conditions.

Vilamoura golf club features a design focused on strategic positioning with bunkers and water obstacles appealing to golfers at all levels and expertise.


Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course

The Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, designed by Arnold Palmer and opened in 2004, hosted the World Cup Championship in 2005 and hosts the Portugal Masters since 2007. 

It is considered one of the most challenging golf courses in Europe. With 18 holes and a par of 72, water hazards, well-positioned bunkers, and 2500 square meters of putting greens, it sets in an area with ​​native vegetation, such as carob, olive, and almond trees.


Dom Pedro Old Course

It's time to draw your attention to the Dom Pedro Old Course in the heart of Vilamoura. With 18 holes and a par of 73, the big challenge here is the gently rolling natural terrain with small greens, where the margin for error is also tiny!

The Old Course ranked in the top 100 in the world, was designed by Frank Pennink, opened in 1969, and the target of modernization programs that included the construction of a new putting green area.


Dom Pedro Pinhal Golf Course

The Dom Pedro Pinhal Golf Course is another famous golf course in Algarve, located in Vilamoura, in a pine forest further from the beach, with slight slopes and a breathtaking sea view

With 18 holes and a par of 72, it features sand holes that meander among wild pines and others in open terrain.

Initially designed by Frank Pennink (the same architect of the Old Course) and opened in 1976, it went through improvements by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1985. 

Today the course measures 6353 meters.


The Dom Pedro Millennium Golf Course

The Dom Pedro Millennium Golf Course is a must-visit golf course.

With 18 holes and par 72, it is considered one of the best Portuguese golf courses due to its integration into the surrounding landscape, but also to the diversity of the course.

Previously the first nine holes were integrated into the Dom Pedro Laguna golf course, and in the year 2000, the last nine holes were designed by the English architect Martin Hawtree in a beautiful setting.



Golf Course in Quarteira

Pestana Vila Sol Golf

Are you looking for the best Golf course in Quarteira?

Have you heard of Pestana Vila Sol Golf in Quarteira? It is one of the most sought-after golf courses in the Algarve, and it sets in an area of outstanding natural beauty with pines, almonds, figs, flowers, and lovely streams.

The course, with 27 holes and par 72, designed by the architect Donald Steel, and opened in 1991, is divided into three 9-hole loops with different difficulty levels (Prime, Challenge, and Prestige).


Golf Courses in Quinta do Lago

Now that you have taken note of the excellent Vilamoura and Quarteira golf clubs, we are presenting you with the best golf courses in Quinta do Lago. 

It is no coincidence that this luxury private resort is considered top international golfing. It has won, among other titles, the “best golf destination in Europe” award at the World Golf Awards.


 The Pinheiros Altos Golf Course

The Pinheiros Altos Golf Course is another of the best golf courses in the Algarve, which has been in the heart of the protected area of ​​Ria Formosa Nature Reserve since 1992. 

Designed by the American Ronald Fream, it has 27 holes divided into three 9-hole groups with a par 36 each and offers the possibility to practice other recreational activities among lush gardens.


The San Lorenzo Golf Course

Regarding golf courses in the Algarve, mention should also be made of the San Lorenzo Golf Course, ranked among the top 100 in Europe. 

It was constructed on the banks of the Ria Formosa Natural Park in a protected area, displaying a spectacular ocean view. 
Whoever plays on it can count on the company of more than 70 species of birds that live there!

With 18 holes, designed by the golf architects Joseph Lee and Rocky Roemer,  it has been gaining more and more of a reputation since its opening in 1988.


Best Golf Courses in Algarve - Vale do Lobo


Golf Courses in Vale do Lobo

Would you like to explore more golf courses in Algarve?

Follow us through a brief description of the two best golf courses in Vale do Lobo, with exceptional conditions for the sport and a dynamic calendar of competitions and tournaments throughout the year!


The Ocean Golf Course

The famous Ocean Golf Course, with 18 holes and par 73, designed by Sir Henry Cotton and opened in 1968, remains one of the Algarve's premier golf courses, set on the Algarve's coast and boasting stunning scenery alongside an area of ​​many pines and fig trees. The space combines links and fairways on gently rolling terrain that leads down to the Atlantic.


The Royal Golf Course

Another golf course in Vale do Lobo, named after the Royal Golf Course, is also located on the Algarve coast, surrounded by lush pine and wildflower vegetation.

The landscape over the sea is superb, but that is not all that makes it one of the best golfing stages. With 18 holes and par 72, the famous 16th hole, located on a cliff, challenges any golfer

The Royal Golf Course was designed by the American architect Rocky Roquemore and inaugurated in 1997.


Now that you know our Top 10 selection of the best golf courses in Algarve, it is time to try them out and tell us your thoughts.

Alongside a mild climate all year round, the Algarve is the perfect place to escape the cold Winter weather and play golf.
Visit the Algarve, and you will see that you will not be disappointed.