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What Are The Most Popular Golf Courses In Western Algarve?

Algarve is a popular destination for playing golf. All the golfers, whether novice or advanced, come here round the year to indulge in a game of golf. They like spending time in this ‘golf heaven’ in Portugal. However, in this blog post, we will talk about the Western Algarve and the various golf courses in this region.

There are a lot of courses in the Western Algarve. Therefore, to make it easy for you we have jot down some of the best fairways in this area, so that you do not face a hard time deciding the green on which you want to play. Just have a look at some of the most popular golf courses in Western Algarve.

  1. Pine Cliffs
  2. Although, the Pine Cliffs course is just a 9-hole fairway, yet it is one of the most renowned greens in the world. With its spectacular setting and attractive ocean scenery, the Pine Cliffs golf course is situated on the cliffs of Albufeira. The name of this course very aptly suits its location. The fairway is generally easy to play in.

    Nevertheless, the well-known last hole on this green, nicknamed as ‘Devil’s Parlour’ calls for a shallow ravine drive.


    • Built: Designed by Martin Hawtree, 1991
    • Location: Albufeira
    • Type: Par 33; 9 holes
    • Green fees: €74.82
  3. Salgados Golf Course
  4. This amazing golf course is nestled close to a natural wildlife reserve in Albufeira. It looks just like a links fairway because of its setting behind the beach on a flat land. This is why this course brings nature and its various elements into a game of golf. It requires you to hit accurate shots with expert technical golf playing skills in order to obtain a decent score.


    • Built: Designed by Vasconselos and R. Muir-Graves, 1994
    • Location: Albufeira
    • Type: Par 72; 18 holes
    • Green fees: €48-64 (low to high season)
  5. Vale De Pinta
  6. The Vale De Pinta green rolls over hills and small valleys, along with olive trees spread everywhere. This interesting golf course is situated in the classic Algarve landscape. Playing on this course is quite delightful. The most outstanding holes on the Vale De Pinta are the hole number 10 and 13, which have a well-protected green and a long par 5 of 541 meters respectively.


    • Built: Designed by Ronald Fream, 1992
    • Location: West of Portimao
    • Type: Par 71; 18 holes
    • Green fees: €60 to 92.50 (low to high season respectively)
  7. Penina Golf Course
  8. The Penina Golf Course is one of the oldest courses in the Algarve region. It was established in 1966 and designed by Sir Henry Cotton. Originally at this place rice was cultivated, but then the area was developed into a flat green, with lots of unexpected bunkers and water hazards. The Penina Golf Course is ideal for more experienced golfers. It is also the famous venue and has hosted the Portuguese Open several times.


    • Built: Designed by Sir Henry Cotton, 1966
    • Location: Portimao
    • Type: Par 73; 18 holes
    • Green fees: €80 to 120 (low to high season respectively)

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