5 Popular Golf Courses to Play in the Algarve

Searching for the most magnificent golf courses in the Algarve? Well, bring your golf clubs. You’ve come to the right place. The wealth of activities, from revitalising spa days to 18 holes of golf, make this region so spectacular and a cool favourite amongst sun seekers and the golfing community. 

With a wealth of unique courses on offer in the Algarve, we’ve narrowed it down to five of the best, so you don’t have to! It’s time to get your golfing gloves on and hit some hole-in-ones.


The Royal Golf Course

Only for the best! Head for a round of golf at Vale do Lobo Royal Golf Course for some of the most gorgeous golfing sights you will ever see. The 16th hole features a cliff-top carryover where you can marvel at the beach below. Better watch the wind! This picturesque hole is renowned for its challenging tee-off, so try not to get too caught up in its majesty. 

The island-like course exhibits an aura of luxury with its perfected greens and blissful beach sunsets. It really is the royal standard of golf courses. 


Monte Rei (North Course)

Located in the surroundings of the Serra do Caldeirão highlands, this sensational course offers the ultimate seclusion. Abundant in nature with its bountiful trees amongst the mountainous ranges. This golfing experience is second to none, and it’s easy to see why when it’s a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. 

The golfing great has a handful of ‘Signature’ courses in Europe, and lucky for you, this is one of them! With water hazards aplenty and unrivalled bunkering, you’re guaranteed to have an exhilarating round of golf. 


Dom Pedro (Old)

In the heart of Vilamoura lies one of the foundational courses in the region. Don Pedro Old Course is considered one of the first-established layouts in the Algarve, and it still oozes beauty and class to this day. 

As the rays of sunlight weave through the trees and project onto the green, you’ll understand why this scenic course is still one of the most popular out there!


The Ocean Golf Course

Golf at Vale do Lobo is that unmissable, we’ve thrown in another of their courses just to make sure it hits home. Just like the Royal Golf Course, its surroundings are mesmerising. Views of the Atlantic shores and nature reserve running alongside the fairways create a luxury landscape for your game of golf.


Quinta do Lago (South Course)

This award-winning course has hosted the Portuguese Open 8 times since its creation in 1974 by William Mitchell. Quinta do Lago South Course overlooks the incredible Ria Formosa Natural Park offering a unique golfing experience. 

But don’t be put off by the course’s championship status. Its various holes challenge each player differently, so there’s no easy winner here. This remarkable course is deserving of all its overwhelming recognition, so now it’s time for you to try it for yourself.


Tee off today

The Algarve is ready to welcome and overawe you with its outstanding selection of charming, challenging and commendable golf courses, whether you want to play golf at Vale Do Lobo, Villamoura or Quinta Do Lago. There’s always a course willing to welcome you to the Algarve. 

When you stay at one of our stunning luxury villas, we can also provide you with an additional concierge service, so we can take the stress of booking dining, transport, activities and more.


Looking To Play A Round Of Golf?

When you’re ready for tee time and looking to book yourself a deluxe golf break in the stunning Algarve, why not take a look at the properties we have in these regions:


Remember, if you need any assistance planning even the smallest detail of your Algarve visit, whether it’s beach recommendations, activities in the local area or simply family-friendly restaurant enquiries, please get in touch with one of our experts today.