Dream Golf Courses in the Algarve

Portugal’s Algarve region is a golfer’s dream. We picked our favourites courses you need to play...

Onyria Palmares

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With 27 holes overlooking the Bay of Lagos. Onyria Palmares truly is a dream come true.


Often billed as the golfing “jewel in the crown of the Algarve”, Onyria Palmares features some of the best golf courses in Portugal surrounded by gorgeous views that rival any course in Europe.


The resort fits seamlessly into the rural seaside landscape and shows the beautiful landscape around the Bay of Lagos and the mountains of the Monchique inland.


Apartado 74, Meia Praia
8601 - 901 Lagos, Portugal

Tel: (+351) 282 790 500


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Vale do Lobo

Play in the most photographed course in Europe, in the paradise golf resort that is Vale do Lobo.


Founded in 1962, Vale do Lobo is the largest luxury resort in Portugal. With two 18-hole championship golf courses, this resort is know all over the world and features some iconic holes encompassed by stunning views.


Of the two courses in the resort, the Royal and the Ocean, it’s the former that is widely considered the better of the pair.


The par three on hole 16 is thought to be the most photographed hole in Europe. Perched on the edge of a cliff, the view from the back tee is a must-see.


Vale do Lobo, Resort Turístico de Luxo, S.A.
8135-864 Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal
Tel: (+351) 289 353 000


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Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago’s three courses are among the best in Europe and include world-class facilities such as the Paul McGinley Golf Academy and Southern Europe’s only TaylorMade Performance Centre.


Located in an amazing natural environment, this award-winning resort is just 15 minutes away from Faro Airport.


Quinta do Lago has also won numerous awards, including Golf Digest’s Editor’s Choice Award for Best International Resorts in 2016 and 2017.


Despite its championship pedigree, Quinta do Lago is open and enjoyable for the average golfer too with fairly generous fairways and incredible views, which in the Algarve, is par for the course.


Quinta do Lago,

Tel: (+351) 289 390 700


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Pine Cliffs

Luxury, family resort for golf lovers.


Sitting 200 feet above the golden sands and blue water of the Atlantic Ocean, Pine Cliffs Golf Course has truly unique and glorious views.


They offer a tuition service which uses the latest technologies and headed up by a team of Internationally Qualified PGA Professionals. So whether you’re just getting started or looking to fine tune your game, Pine Cliffs is the perfect place to go.


While being designed, architect Martin Hawtree’s main concern was to not interfere with the already existing natural surroundings. And he succeeded in that goal, with Pine Cliffs having some of the most stunning views of any golf course in Europe.

Pine Cliffs Resort

Pinhal do Concelho
Apartado 887 8200-912
Albufeira, Portugal

Tel: (+351) 289 500 300


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- Seán Walsh

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