Best Golf Courses in the Algarve

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  • Best Golf Courses in the Algarve

    Situated on the southern coast of Portugal, the Algarve is perhaps best known for its collection of striking Blue Flag beaches. However, did you know it’s also a popular spot for golfers?

    Today the Algarve is known as one of the best golfing destinations in Europe. With 31 different golf courses to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one to match your skills and your preferences in this beautiful region. 

    Not sure which course to choose? Below, we’ll reveal our picks for the best golf courses in the Algarve.

    Vilamoura golf courses

    The seaside town of Vilamoura is a great spot for golfers. This glamorous part of the region hosts not one, but four championship golf courses. 

    One of the best courses on offer here is undoubtedly the Vilamoura Old Golf Course Club, situated in the heart of the town. Despite its central location, the course boasts a tranquil setting surrounded by pine trees.

    In recent years the course has been renovated, with the introduction of a new club house and putting green. Designed by Frank Pennink, this was one of the first golf courses to be established in the area. 

    Many hotels near the course provide a free shuttle bus here. We recommend staying at The Residences at Victoria Clube de Golfe. This hotel is set on a championship golf course, with a free shuttle bus provided into Vilamoura town. 

    Albufeira golf courses

    Albufeira is one of the most popular regions in the Algarve. There’s a brilliant range of beaches, a quaint old town and a lively nightlife scene here. It’s easy to see why so many tourists choose this part of the Algarve as their favourite holiday destination.

    In addition to its beaches and old town charm, you’ll also find a great choice of golf courses. One of the best is the Pine Cliffs Golf Course. 

    Situated 200 feet above a golden sandy beach, the 168-acre golf course offers stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. Designed by architect Martin Hawtree, the course reflects and complements its natural surroundings. 

    Fancy trying out both the Vilamoura Old Golf Course Club and the Pine Cliffs Golf Course? Stay at our unique Adriana Beach Club. Situated 20 minutes drive away from both Albufeira and Vilamoura, you’ll be in the best spot to play at both courses during your stay. 

    Lagos golf course

    A buzzing nightlife scene, ancient city walls and incredible sandy beaches draw thousands of tourists to the Lagos region each year. There are also a few notable golf courses here, with one of the favourites being the Palmares.

    Designed by American Robert Trent Jones Jr, the 27-hole course overlooks the pretty bay of Lagos. It’s suitable for golfers of all abilities, and you’ll be treated to great views as you progress. 

    We recommend staying in the Tivoli Lagos, just 10 minutes away from the Old Town. As well as being within easy reach of the golf course, the hotel provides a free shuttle bus to a local beach club and has a Portuguese restaurant.


    These are just some of the best Algarve golf courses you’ll want to add to your itinerary. Check out our range of Algarve holidays today.


Author: Carol Oconnor