Algarve's Must Play Golf Courses.
The Algarve has been home to the finest golf holidays in Europe for many years. It is an exciting destination, full of unmissable seaside towns and villages each with their own distinctive style and vibe to suit different golf holiday needs. Split into the East, Central and West Algarve, there are must-play golf courses in each region of the Algarve during your golf trip.
Here is our guide to the best golf courses from across the Algarve and our recommendation on resorts and hotels to stay in too!
Monte Rei Golf Club
Monte Rei Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus signature design and has grown a prestigious reputation as arguably the best golf course in the Algarve – quite an accolade! You can make a true day of it by booking the fantastic green fee and tapas lunch packages ensuring that your apres golf experience is just about as good as the previous 18 holes!
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Quinta do Lago South
A long-standing favourite with golfers across Europe and, with British golfers. The golf course has undergone substantial investment and is now better than ever. It is, without doubt, one of the very best golf courses in the Algarve and a must-play golf course if staying in the Central Algarve.
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Dom Pedro Old Course
The Dom Pedro Old Course is quite simply THE must-play golf course in the popular golfer’s resort of Vilamoura. It is a gem of a golf course and one you’d happily play again and again – many of our clients do with good reason. Ensure it is on your next Algarve golf holiday itinerary.
Dom Pedro Old Course >
Vilamoura is full of great hotel options and one of our favourites is Tivoli Marina Vilamoura. It's only minutes from all the surrounding golf courses and the Vilamoura's lively marina.
Vale do Lobo Royal
One of the Algarve’s classic golf courses and in the prestigious Vale do Lobo estate which has been welcoming golfers for many years. We love the Vale do Lobo Royal golf course and consistently rank it amongst the best overall golfing experiences in the Algarve. The club exudes class and with some unforgettable golf courses. The famous 16th hole par 3 over the cliff is magnificent.
Vale Do Lobo is close to Vilamoura and Quinta do Lago resorts. Combining Vale do Lobo with the Vila Gale Ampalius in Vilamoura works very nicely with the golf course including free transfers!
Palmares Golf Club
Palmares is a wonderful 27 hole golf course, with 3 nine-hole loops to ensure you can have a variety of different experiences. It is truly difficult to pick a favourite 9 holes – we love the Lagos nine that takes you down to the beach.
There is the wonderful, boutique Palmares Beach House which is directly onsite. Otherwise, there are fantastic accommodation options in Lagos which is an excellent seaside town with traditional cobbled streets, excellent bars and restaurants too.