Golf

This is golf heaven with more than 40 golf courses around. Algarve Golf Guide

Golf: Golf is definitively the most popular sport in the Algarve, no wonder when realising the climatological conditions all year round and the exceptional beauty of lay outs (most of them by famous international golf architects) and surroundings. Read below a selection of 4 excellent golf courses in your region out of the Algarve’ approximately 35 golf courses; Palmares Course: the breathtaking scenery can be appreciated from most of the course, with views over the Alvor river estuary, beaches and the bay of Lagos. There are 5 authentic links holes amongst the dunes close to the ocean exposed to the prevailing winds. Other holes throughout hillsides and valleys full of trees. Penina Course: it has hosted the Portuguese open 8 times and is built on flattish parkland terrain with fairways lined by countless trees and with tricky water hazards. Also several long par-3 and par-4 holes, requiring both length and accuracy. Alto Course: it boasts a majestic site overlooking the ocean and with views inland towards the Monchique hills. Some 10.000 trees were planted on the course and have attracted a large variety of birds. The course is not overly difficult and can be enjoyed by golfers of all standards. Golf do Morgado; recently opened, almost a 1000 acres, making it the biggest golf course in the Algarve. Beautiful scenery, pure nature, no villas/apartments but 6 lakes, hills, valleys, 1000’s of olive, carob and fig trees, the unspoilt Algarve!

Just nearby is Alto Golf, Palmares, Morgado, Oceânico O’Connor Jr. Penina Championship Resort, 3 courses, one 18-hole is 10 min. drive away. Boa Vista golf (18 holes), home of the Henry Cooper Classic, is 15 min drive away

Some golf courses nearby:

www.pestanagolf.com

valedemilhogolf.com

If you’d like to hire a set of clubs, instead of putting them on the plane (which costs at least €80!), check this site for a shop near the Faro airport www.clubstohire.com info@clubstohire.com    + 351 918 884 982

An idea of prices around our place:

Golf do Morgado, Morgado do Reguengo, Portimao

  • 18 holes
  • Par 73
  • Course Size: 6,399m
  • Architect: European Golf Designs
  • Opened in 2003
  • Green Fee:
  • € 40- € 53 (9 holes)
  • € 64 – € 85 (18 holes)
  • € 35 – € 47 (Junior)
  • Buggy –
  • € 25 (9 holes)
  • € 40 (18 holes)
  • Trolley: € 6
  • Rental Club: € 30
  • Golf ball basket: € 6 (50 balls)

Penina “Championship Course” Le Meridien Penina Golf Course, Portimao.

The true challenge, A long, relatively flat course with many streams. Real Golf ! Flat course with quite wide tees more difficult bunkers, lakes and streams.

  • 18 holes
  • Par 73
  • Course Size: 6,273m
  • Architect: Sir Henry Cotton
  • Opened in 1966
  • Required Handycaps:
  • Men – 28
  • Ladies – 36
  • Grass Type: Fairways: Lolium, Poa
  • Greens: Creeping bent
  • Green Fee:
  • € 45 – € 55 (9 holes)
  • € 70 – € 100 (18 holes)

Course Size Penina Resort course:

  • 9 holes
  • Par 35
  • Course Size: 2,987m
  • Opened in 1972
  • Green Fee:
  • € 25 – € 30 (9 holes)
  • € 35 – € 45 (18 holes)

Penina Academy course:

  • 9 holes
  • Par 30
  • Course Size: 1,851
  • Opened in 1977
  • Green Fee:
  • € 20 (9 holes)
  • € 30 (18 holes
  • Soft spikes only
  • Lesson Fee:
  • € 36 (30 min) € 56 ( 1 hour)
  • Buggy: € 46
  • Rental Club: €36
  • Golf Ball Basket: € 6 (50 balls)

Alto Golf & Country Club, Alvor.

A tight course, requires length, precision and luck. Go for the birdie on the 16th.

  • 18 holes
  • Par 72
  • Course Size 6,125m
  • Architect Sir Heny Cotton
  • Opened in 1991
  • Green Fee:
  • € 30 (9 holes
  • € 60 (18 holes)

Gramacho (Pestana Group) Golf Course

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