The Algarve is definitely one of the best places in the world to play golf.
The Algarve is the location for numerous international tournaments. Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Logo are one of the best areas in Portugal for amazing golf courses.
The golf courses are located in beautiful and protected areas with stunning views of the famous Algarve sea.
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 wa 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 courses.
East Algarve you will find courses 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