The Algarve: Golf Holidays for Luxury Lovers

Thanks to its 300 days of sunshine every year, the Algarve region of Portugal is the ideal destination for a golf holiday.

Easily accessible via Faro Airport, fantastic hotels, world-class championship courses, friendly locals and an excellent tourist infrastructure make the Algarve the perfect destination for a golf break in Europe.

In the Algarve, golf holidays can be based from a variety of resorts and hotels, all of which are surrounded by beautiful courses that have something special in store for every avid putter. Some of the best destinations in the region include Quinta do Lago, Dona Filipa and Vilamoura.

At Hotel Quinta do Lago, guests get an authentic glimpse into life in the Algarve – golf holidays are tranquil, captivating and revitalising, along with boasting a variety of top-notch places for teeing off.

Quinta do Lago is only half an hour away from Faro Airport, which is easily reachable from most UK airports. What’s more, the resort is within 10 minutes of 4 courses on the estate and a further 12 in the area. Given its convenient location, it’s no wonder that this resort is the perfect place for putters who are visiting Portugal.

Dona Filipa is also a short drive from Faro International Airport and is set in the heart of the Algarve. Golf holidays are best spent exploring its lush courses, pinewoods and breathtaking sea views. 12 other courses are less than 10 miles away, including Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Oceanico. To top it all off, the Dona Filipa Hotel is a top-quality accommodation, catering to discerning customers’ every need.

Situated directly on Vilamoura beach, – next to the casino and a few meters from the internationally renowned marina – the Crowne Plaza Vilamoura is the perfect hotel for a sunny getaway. In addition to taking advantage of the putting green outside of the hotel, golfers will have the opportunity to soak up the natural beauty that makes the nearby courses so special.

A Golfing Experience offers a host of great deals in the Algarve. Golf holidays beyond your wildest dreams await!


Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

Situated just 30minutes from Faro Airport...
  • 280 rooms

Crowne Plaza Vilamoura-Algarve

Situated just 30minutes from Faro Airport...

Dona Filipa Hotel

Luxury Golf Hotel located on the Beachfront in the Algarve...
  • 154 rooms

Hilton Vilamoura

Nestled in the heart of the Algarve, the Hilton Vilamoura is minutes from some of Portugal's finest courses.
  • 176 rooms
  • Golf on site

Hotel Quinta do Lago Almancil

Hotel Quinta do Lago overlooks the tranquil estuary of the Ria Formosa...
  • 141 rooms

Monte Rei Villas

The journey from Faro airport to Monte Rei is 55km...

NAU São Rafael Suites

Located 30mins from Faro Airport, 5mins Albufeira...
  • 105 rooms

Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel

Situated along the coast at Lagos, 45 minutes from Faro Airport....
  • 20 rooms

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

40 min from Faro airport,10 min to fishing port of Portimão...
  • 188 rooms
  • Golf on site

Pestana Alvor Praia Premium Beach & Golf Resort

Located on the beach within 4.5 hectares of green belt....
  • 202 rooms

Pestana Vila Sol-Vilamoura Premium Golf & SPA Resort

Situated just 5 minutes by transfer from Vilamoura Marina...
  • 189 rooms
  • Golf on site

The Lake Resort - Golf holidays in Vilamoura

The Lake Resort is a new property located in a prime location in the centre of Vilamoura...
  • 192 rooms

Tivoli Carvoeiro Hotel

Situated 45mins from Faro Airport...
  • 248 rooms

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura

Set at the edge of the Atlantic, overlooking Vilamoura beach and the resorts marina....
  • 383 rooms

Vale do Lobo Apartments

A short drive west of Faro Airport...

Wyndham Grand Algarve

Located in the centre of the prestigious Quinta do Lago estate...
  • 132 rooms

Dom Pedro Vilamoura

Located just a short walk from the cosmopolitan Vilamoura Marina.
  • 266 rooms

Dom Pedro Marina Vilamoura

This hotel is situated just a short stroll from the marina at Vilamoura
  • 155 rooms

Hôtel Amendoeira Golf Resort

Situated just 40 minutes from Vilamoura Airport...
  • 200 rooms
  • Golf on site

JJW Formosa Park Hotel

Algarve's 'Rio Formosa Nature Reserve' Faro International Airport is approximately 20 km (12.5 miles)...
  • 61 rooms

Olympus Apartments

This complex is situated close to the marina in Vilamoura
  • 87 rooms

Pestana Alvor South Beach Premium Suite Hotel

10 minute walk to Alvor village, 7 km from Portimão and 74kms to the International Airport of Faro.
  • 79 rooms

Pestana Delfim All Inclusive Beach & Golf Hotel

Pestana Delfim All Inclusive Beach & Golf Hotel is ideal for sports enthusiasts or those seeking a peaceful and relaxing holiday....
  • 312 rooms

Pestana Dom Joao II Beach Hotel

10 minutes walking distance from the center of Alvor...
  • 247 rooms

Tivoli Lagos Hotel

Located in the very heart of the ancient and picturesque resort town of Lagos...
  • 324 rooms

Vila Gale Ampalius Vilamoura

Located in the centre of Vilamoura...
  • 357 rooms

Vila Gale Marina Vilamoura

Located by the marina in the centre of Vilamoura...
  • 243 rooms

Vila Gale Tavira

Located in the historic city of Tavira, on the banks of Ria Formosa....
  • 268 rooms

Casa Gilea

Private Villa to rent ideal for couples and close to Monte Rei Golf Course...
  • 4 rooms


Alamos Golf Course  is an impressive test of golf, although its not particularly long, Álamos Golf Course is a constant chall...

  • 18 par 71
  • 6245 yds


The last course designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton, Alto Golf embodies his belief that a golf course should test low handicaps but also provid...
  • 18 par 72
  • 6698 yds

Benamor Golf Course

This new course was designed by Sir Henry Cotton and is located in an area of the Algarve that until quite recently had no infrastructures at all ...

  • 18 par 71
  • 6012 yds


Boavista enjoys a beautiful location in the Western Algarve on a headland between Lagos and Praia da Luz, commanding magnificent views of the bay o...

  • 18 par 71
  • 5833 yds

Castro Marim

This is one of the newest courses in Portugal, having been opened in 2000, in an area of the Algarve that until recently had no golfing infrastruct...

  • 27 par 71

Dom Pedro Laguna

On the way to the east of Algarve, a large property was transformed into a tourist resort, as the result of the imagination and po...

  • 18 par 72
  • 6694 yds

Dom Pedro Millennium

On the way to the east of Algarve, a large property was transformed into a tourist resort, as the result of the imagination and po...

  • 18 par 72
  • 6754 yds

Dom Pedro Old

On the way to the east of Algarve, a large property was transformed into a tourist resort, as the result of the imagination and po...

  • 18 par 73
  • 6839 yds

Dom Pedro Pinhal

On the way to the east of Algarve, a large property was transformed into a tourist resort, as the result of the imagination and po...

  • 18 par 72
  • 6948 yds

Dom Pedro Victoria

“Victoria Clube de Golfe” is a championship course of 18-hole par 72 course, occupying a total area of 90 hectares and with a tota...

  • 18 par 72
  • 7274 yds


Espiche is a village in the Algarve near Praia da Luz

Set within unspoilt undulating countryside, the greens...
  • 18 par 72
  • 6411 yds


Carvoeiro Golf is a complex with two golf courses - Gramacho, inaugurated in December 1991, and Vale da Pinta, in October 1992, located between Lag...

  • 18 par 72
  • 6679 yds

Monte Rei

A Unique Golfing Experience​

This stunning East Algarve property bo...
  • 18 par 72
  • 7182 yds


The Herdade (Estate) of Reguengo is a miniature paradise of valleys, lagoons, forests and you may even see some small wild animals. The complex is ...

  • 18 par 73
  • 6998 yds

Oceanico Academy, Amendoeira

The Oceânico Academy hosts every practice facility and amenity for the amateur and tour professional alike. World–class instructor...

  • 9 par 27
  • 766 yds

Oceanico Faldo Amendoeira

Designed by Sir Nick Faldo with strategic play in mind this 6598m par 72 championship course demands careful positioning to score...

  • 18 par 72
  • 7216 yds

Oceanico O'Connor, Amendoeira

  • 18 par 72
  • 7336 yds

Onyria Palmares

Designed by mother-nature, Palmares highlight itself in the Algarve coast because of the prime location, faced to this incredible blue scenario of the...
  • 27 par 108
  • 6905 yds

Penina Championship

The Penina course created by Henry Cotton, is now a monument to his memory. Penina was the first course to be built in the Algarve...

  • 18 par 73
  • 6860 yds

Pine Cliffs

The Pine Cliffs layout, designed by Martin Hawtree, of the English firm Hawtree & Son, the same firm that designed the Cerregu...

  • 9 par 33
  • 2487 yds

Pinheiros Altos Golf Course

Pinheiros Altos Golf Course was designed by the American architect Ronald Fream, and is situated in Quinta do Lago, next to the Ria Formosa Course....

  • 27 par 72
  • 6711 yds

Quinta da Ria

This spectacular 18 hole golf course is in the Ria Formosa Natural Park and spreads along an almost flat surface of 660.000 m2 down to the Ria Form...

  • 18 par 72
  • 6620 yds

Quinta de Cima

This spectacular 18 hole golf course is in the Ria Formosa Natural Park and spreads along an almost flat surface of 660.000 m2 down to the Ria Form...

  • 18 par 72
  • 7203 yds

Quinta do Lago Laranjal

Carved from the grounds of an orange grove, the par 72 course was recently named Portugal’s Best Golf Course 2011 at the Portuguese Travel Awards, an...
  • 18 par 72
  • 7087 yds

Quinta do Lago North

Opened in 1989 and designed by renowned golf architects William Mitchell and Joseph Lee, the course 18-hole course offers challenges for players of al...
  • 18 par 72
  • 6786 yds

Quinta do Lago South

A favourite of European Tour professionals, the South Course calls for accurate drives and course precise shots, but rewards players for their efforts...
  • 18 par 72
  • 7095 yds


Situated in one of the best-known regions of the Algarve, between Albufeira and Armação de Pêra, Salgados is already a "postcard" of Portuguese gol...

  • 18 par 72
  • 6649 yds

San Lorenzo

It is a par 72, 6,238 metres in length, and it has some holes of exquisite...
  • 18 par 72
  • 6822 yds

Silves Golf Course

Silves is a serene spot, but the course is anything but the proverbial walk in the park. Target golf reigns supreme. A drive at the opening hole ha...

  • 18 par 70
  • 6144 yds

Vale da Pinta

Vale da Pinta, also designed by Ronald Fream is a par 71 of 6152 metres. In our opinion, it is one of the best golf courses in Portugal today.

  • 18 par 71
  • 6701 yds

Vale do Lobo Ocean

Vale do Lobo is a well-known tourist complex in the Algarve, where its three nine-hole courses are an attraction for foreign golfers who visit our ...

  • 18 par 73
  • 6166 yds

Vale do Lobo Royal

Vale do Lobo is a well-known tourist complex in the Algarve, where its three nine-hole courses are an attraction for foreign golfers who visit our ...

  • 18 par 72
  • 6616 yds

Vila Sol

Vila Sol, close to Vilamoura, near the outskirts of Quarteira, was the first individual creation of the famous English architect D...

  • 27 par 72
  • 6991 yds

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Without exception, the staff were all great. Maybe it was because the hotel will close next week for the winter! They played a big part in our positive view of the hotel and i am very pleased that they have maintained standards since i last stayed there several years ago
Hotel Quinta do Lago Almancil

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Our second year at amendoeira and were allocated the same two appartments for our party of 10. That we had last year. Both excellent and no complaints . Very spacious , clean and well equipped . No complaints about the accommodation.The hotel staff were great and levels of service excellent tough the reort was quite busy . Nice bars and breakfast restaurant but we tended to eat out in the evenings so can not comment on the main restaurant
Hôtel Amendoeira Golf Resort

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