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Golf in Portugal
The Algarve really does offer a warm welcome to visiting golfers, combine this with some excellent courses conveniently located for a variety of night spots and ideal winter climate and you have the perfect destination for a golf holiday. Courses such as Penina, Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura have been established for more than 20 years, but the more recent additions of San Lorenzo, voted No. 2 in Europe, Vila Sol, two times venue for the Portuguese Open and Pinta have done much to establish the Algarveís reputation for attracting the discerning golfer. Golf on the Algarve within Portugal's southwest coast boasts of over 300 days of sunny weather all year round, thus making it the ideal European golfing break.
The Le Meridian Dona Filipa and San Lorenzo Golf Course
Le Meridien Dona Filipa is located 100 meters from a superb sandy beach in Vale Do Lobo, Surrounded by lush golf courses and pine woods, it has a reputation for excellent service and all the comforts expected of a five-star property, and is highly recommended. Golfers will need no encouragement to stay here! The exclusive San Lorenzo golf course, arguably one of the best in Portugal, is a must for any dedicated golfer and is just 10 minutes away by free shuttle bus.
Here we have listed some of the details about other courses in the area:
Vale do Lobo Ocean Course
The Vale do Lobo Ocean Golf Course features undulating sandy fairways which run alongside a nature reserve, before leading gently down to the shores of the Atlantic, allowing golfers to tee-off alongside some of the most incredible ocean views in the Algarve. The Vale do Lobo Ocean Course's emblematic holes are two challenging and spectacular Par 4s, the 11th and the 14th Ė which treat golfers to some of the most spectacular views in the Algarve - and the Par 3 15th, which runs alongside the beach the interesting layout offers a challenging and fun round for all levels of player
Vale do Lobo Royal Course
The Vale do Lobo Royal Golf Course is a dramatic cliff top course situated by the Atlantic Ocean its features include the almost island green of the Par three, 9th and the famous 16th, with cliff-top carryover Ė one of the most celebrated golfing images in the world. While the undulating terrain filled with lakes and bordered by wild flowers offers a breathtaking landscape and a variety of challenges right up to the 18th hole.
Quinta do Lago North Course
The Quinta do Lago North Course is an 18 hole course with a number of tricky hazards. Marked by bunkers and a lake, there are plenty of opportunities to admire the surrounding natural beauty,
Quinta do Lago South Course
This championship golf course offers an exciting and challenging round of golf on the sandy, flower covered terrain, typical of Portugalís southern shoreline it provides an ideal landscape for this popular course where clumps of trees and challenging winds can be the biggest hazards. Although the course is suitable for all levels of player design favours long hitters and calls for skill and accuracy at a number of holes
Penina Championship Course
This stunning course has been the inspiration for many of the more modern courses within this popular golfing area. Some of the courseís main hazards include bunkers, trees and lakes which are designed to test the skill and accuracy of the most experienced player. Golfers will enjoy the large ample greens and vast tee areas as well as some first class facilities including changing rooms
The Old Course VilamouraAs the name suggests this established 18 hole golf course is one of the oldest in the Algarve and has a gentle, rolling natural landscape to compliment the surrounding area. Lined with shady pine trees which offer protection from the sun, the Old Course is conveniently located in the heart of Vilamoura, the first few holes offer a gentle introduction to the game while strong, straight hitters will enjoy the 16th hole which provides a 522 metre stretch.
Monte Rei Golf Club
From the moment you arrive at the clubhouse you know itís a bit special. The superb view gives you a quick taste of whatís to come. The lush green, exquisitely manicured fairways are bordered on both sides by wild scrubland. This gives the course some fantastic definition in places, complimented by the spectacular bunkers with bright white sand itís fair to say this is a real test of golf which demands respect.
Vila Sol Golf Club
Host to the Portuguese open on two occasions you will need to be straight and position off the tee is all important here to score well. A variety of trees line the fairways and water has been cleverly positioned on a number of holes. General condition very good, excellent greens.
Vale da Pinta Golf CourseThe Pinta Course is one of the best-designed courses in Europe. It is a Championship course, and is a challenge to golfers of all standards. The Pinta Course was 5 consecutive times host to the Seniors Tour. The fairways are Bermuda grass, while strategically positioned sand bunkers protect the greens, the two ornamental lakes influence play at four different holes around the course.
We have many more courses in Lisbon, Porto and the Azores for more details please call Jeremy on 01865 390952
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Click for full details of some of our destinations:
- Cyprus: Aphrodite Hills Golf Course Paphos
- Portugal: Penina, Quinta do Lago, Vilamoura, San Lorenzo & Vila Sol
- Madeira: The Savoy Resort
- Spain: Valderrama, San Roque, La Cala, Atalaya, El Paraiso
- Turkey: Gloria Golf Resort, Anatalya and a lot more
Please contact us for further information on these events or any that are not listed.