Activities In Portugal’s 10 Top Golf Courses Algarve.
The Algarve boasts 42 amazing golf courses which calculates to almost 1.2 million rounds of golf played in 2015, that is a rise of 7% on the previous best year of 2007.
Golf visitors to the Algarve jumped a massive 15% in 2007, golfers enjoyed the amazing mild climate and sunny weather. During the month of October a massive 152,000 rounds of golf was played.
Below are our favourite 10 Top Golf Courses Algarve.
1, Dom Pedro Old Golf Course
This course is located in the centre of Vilamoura. The course is a parkland style course designed by Frank Pennink and is one of the oldest in the Algarve. Incredible great golf course! In addition to the excellent training opportunities of the driving range and putting green simply a well-kept place! The course includes long holes, balance and continuity. Straight drives is a must due to the narrow and unforgiving trees. But what a magical place, The service is extraordinary with the staff readying up your buggy, while you roam the golf shop and make the finalizations, after that you have a lovely lovely time at the course. When you are done, they ask if you want them to wash your clubs. There are simply no flaws Details Facilities: Buggy hire, buggy bar, clubhouse, driving range, putting green, equipment rental, valet service
2, Vale De Lobo Royal Course
Vale De Lobo
The Vale De Lobo Royal Course is considered to be the most prestigious course in Portugal, not just the Algarve. It was designed by the top American golf architect Rocky Roquemore. The course features the almost island green of the 9th and the famous 16th, with cliff-top carryover – one of the most photographed holes in Europe. The purpose built golf resort catering for the avid golfers with two courses to play on that are well maintained with stunning views. This is the most exciting course around Vilamoura! A must for every golfer! Facilities: Holes - 18 Distances - 6005 Par - 72 Inaugurated - 1997 Designed by Rocky Roquemore
3, Pine Cliffs
The 9 Hole Golf Course at Pine Cliffs in Albufeira is perfect for the beginner or advanced players. This is one of the country’s most original golf courses, built in a pinewood setting, with tree lined fairways running parallel along the Atlantic Ocean, giving its guests breathtaking views along the Algarvian coastline. Architect Martin Hawtree’s main concern was to keep the natural surroundings as it was before the course was built. The jewel of this perfectly kept course is the Par 3 sixth hole. The championship tee, known as the Devil’s Parlour, is built over a ravine that requires a 197 metre carrying shot over the cliffs to a deep but narrow green. Book a game of golf online. Facilities: Golf Academy, equipment hire, golf shop, restaurant and spa hotel
4, Balaia Golf
Balaia Golf Village is already one of the top golf resorts in the Algarve! With a 9-hole course and a golf academy, it is perfect for professionals who want to improve their swing, as well as enthusiasts and beginners in the sport. This par three course is a little gem. Perfect for sharpening up your short game. Greens were good and receptive and the overall condition of the course was good. The reception staff were very welcoming and helpful and great value for money. The course is also suitable for beginners, even if holes 1+2 are a challenge. Book a game of golf online. Facilities: Golf Academy, equipment hire, golf shop, restaurant and hotel
Next on our list of 10 Top Golf Courses Algarve is number 5.
5, Golfe Santo António
The Golf Santo Antonio Golf Course was designed by Pepe Gancedo, one of Spain´s most famous architects, whose philosophy of golf course construction involves minimal alteration to the existing terrain. Excellent golf course! Very good greens and fairways. Nice service and fair prices – one of the best courses on the Algarve. The only downside is that it is quite isolated but the restaurants on site are top notch. Facilities Number of holes 18 Length 5712m Par 71 Opening year 1987 Architect Pepe Gancedo Details Facilities: Golf shop, driving range, golf Academy, spike changing facility, short game practice area, putting green, club, trolley and shoe hire, changing rooms with lockers and shower facilities, tee time reservations, clubhouse – Spike Bar & Restaurant
6, Quinta da Boavista
18 Hole Championship Course. Designed by Howard Swan, the Boavista Golf Course is a challenging play, particularly holes 6 and 8 where golfers have to drive the ball over a ravine. With two distinct sections, the course begins with a winding slope in hole 1, par-4, surrounded by sub-tropical vegetation and beautiful and harmonious properties. The course offers great views of the south west Algarve area of Lagos and mountains of Monchique. It is very interesting space for golfers. Boavista Golf & Spa has an exclusive area for short game practice with three greens: one for putting, another for chipping and another one surrounded by bunkers. Details Facilities: Driving range. Showers with shower cabins are also available for use by members and guests. That is the last on our list of 6 Top Golf Courses Algarve.
10, Monte Rei Golf Course
Last but not least we have the golf designed by Jack Nicklaus Signature Course that is consistably rated the best course in Portugal. With two top rated courses,North and now South, the course has been challenging players of all abilities and handicaps from across the world since 2007.
The Algarve is definitely one of the best places in the world to play golf, come visit Golf Algarve and visit one of the above Top Golf Courses Algarve.
The golfing facilities are internationally recognised. Designed by golfing legends. Famous names include Sir Henry Cotton, Rocky Roquemore, Arnold Palmer and Ronald Fream to name a few.
European Tour CEO, Keith Pelley said. ‘The Algarve continues to be a terrific backdrop for tournament golf, having hosted 35 tournaments on The European Tour and Senior Tour and , as well as the Senior Tour Qualifying School since 2001.’
There are currently around 34 golf courses in just the Algarve region catering to all budgets from cheap golf holidays to luxury.
1966 was the year the first golf course in the Algarve was inaugurated. The opening of Penina Championship course open, designed by Sir Henry Cotton.
The Algarve is divided into 3 areas. West, Central and East all three areas have a wonderful selection of Top Golf Courses Algarve.
East Algarve you will find Top Golf Courses Algarve in Tavira.
Central Algarve includes the golden triangle area of Vilamoura, Quinta Do Lago, Vale Do Lobo and with some of the most expensive real estate in Portugal. Vilamoura is very golf centric and has the most famous courses in Portugal.
West Algarve you will find great courses in Portimoa and Lagos
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