The Best Golf Courses in Vilamoura

If you’re looking for the best Vilamoura golf courses then Dom Pedro Golf is up there with one of the most distinguished golf tourism markets in Europe. Turning Vilamoura into the best golfing destination in Portugal, Dom Pedro offers five world-class championship courses spelling a new age for golfers travelling to Vilamoura.



Portugal is renowned for being one of the top golf destinations in the world. With most of the best golf courses in Vilamoura and the Algarve, the number of people visiting Portugal for a golfing vacation is increasing significantly each year.

With an ideal climate that allows you to play all year round, along with a wide variety of beautiful courses, exceptional hospitality and great food, it is no wonder the region is a golfer’s paradise. Vilamoura is the most luxurious and well-equipped area for playing golf providing you with fairways with cliffs, lakes, bunkers and a high standard of holes.



At the time of its creation, the Victoria Golf Course was considered as one of the most ambitious golf projects Portugal had ever witnessed. The course was designed by the true golfing legend, Arnold Palmer and there is no doubt that it has lived up to such legendary status. Covering almost 90 hectares of land, the venue is one of the most complete complexes in Europe and is an obvious choice for many of the top international tournaments like the Portugal Masters and the World Cup Championship.

With a layout that presents a challenge for even the most experienced of players, the Victoria Golf Course quickly became one of the best golf courses around Vilamoura.

Par: 72


Situated in the heart of Vilamoura, The Old Course Golf Club is one of the first established layouts in the region and is highly respected within the golfing community. Known internationally for its layout and exquisite clubhouse, The Old Course is managed to ensure environmental protection practices are strictly adhered to in order to preserve the magnificent layout for future generations.

Par: 73


Opened in 1976, this is the second golf course to call Vilamoura home. One of the most outstanding features of this course is the panoramic view provided by the clubhouse which extends over the driving range. Its veranda offers the perfect setting for post-golfing relaxation where you can enjoy a refreshing beverage in the sun.  

Par: 72


Laguna is located on the coast of Vilamoura and is known for being one of the most stunning golf courses around Vilamoura, sitting alongside a row of lakes making the game scenically very attractive. The course has earned its reputation as being unique offering many water hazards and few trees.

Par: 72


Opening in 2000, the course contributed significantly to the status that deems the region to be one of Europe’s most visited and most loved for golf. The many water hazards make for an interesting and challenging game of golf.  

Some holes are situated between pine trees and more wooded areas and the fairways are narrower and require greater accuracy whilst the rest of the course has a clear landscape enriched by lakes to make for an interesting and exciting game of golf.

Par: 72

Golf courses near Vilamoura

If you’re willing to travel to find other golf courses near Vilamoura then there are plenty within a 20 minutes drive, particularly in Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago:

  • Ocean Golf Course (Vale do Lobo)
  • Royal Golf Course (Vale do Lobo)
  • North Course (Quinta do Lago)
  • South Course (Quinta do Lago)
  • Laranjal Course (Quinta do Lago)

Want to learn more about these courses? Take a look at our guide to golf courses in Quinta do Lago.


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