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Algarve's Top 10 Most Beautiful Golf Courses You Should Play

Without doubt, tourists will have an amazing experience in the popular golf destination of Algarve in Portugal. If you are a golf enthusiast, then make sure ‘Playing Golf in Algarve’ is on top of your bucket list. We can guarantee that you’ll enjoy every moment of your time in the Algarve. The fabulous golf courses, beautiful beaches, mouthwatering seafood, amazing rock formation, ancient churches and buildings, and crystal clear water will ensure that when you get back home you carry the most wonderful memories of the trip. So, if you are planning to visit the Algarve, here are the top 10 most beautiful golf courses you should play.

San Lorenzo Golf Club

The San Lorenzo Golf Club was opened in the year 1988 and pretty soon it became one of the most popular courses in the region. The perfectly designed course has well maintained fairway covered with Bermuda grass and tall pine trees on either side. The entry to the course is restricted; only guests staying at Dona Filipa Hotel can play at the course.

Laguna Golf Course

A large number of bunkers and several water bodies give the Laguna all the characteristics of a links course. Golfers can expect strong gusts of wind to make the game more challenging. The course has an excellent clubhouse that it shares with Millenium Golf Course nearby.

Millenium Golf Course

Neighboring Laguna, this course is designed in trademark Algarve style with plenty of tall Pine Woodlands surrounding the course. The fairways are narrow and water hazards are few, an excellent course for beginners to try.

Pine Cliffs Golf Course

Pine Cliffs is where the best of nature meets the best of golf. The course sits on the cliffs of Albufeira; it offers stunning views of the ocean and presents plenty of challenges for the golfers. Although it has only nine holes, the Pine Cliffs is one of the best courses in Portugal.

Pinheiros Altos

Designed by Ronald Fream, the Pinheiros Altos previously had only eighteen holes. Nine new ones were added in the year 2007. The most beautiful hole is the seventeenth – you can very well call it a scenic beauty. Water hazards and strategically placed sand traps will test the golfer’s skill.

Salgados Golf Course

Designed on a flat land near the beach, the Salgados Course has some of the characteristics of a links course. It’s located in a scenic paradise, close to the wildlife reserve and the beach. Like a link course it has several water hazards and golfers need to work hard and play skillfully to achieve a low score.

Victoria Golf Course

The Victoria Golf Course has already played host to a world famous golf tournament – The Portugal Open. This course artfully mixes the elements of nature and golf perfectly. Set in a scenic landscape, the course designed by Arnold Palmer has many lakes and waterfalls in the nearby area.

Monte Rei Golf Club

Some rightly call Monte Rei as the hidden gem. This Jack Nicklaus course is for those who love to play golf at its highest level in a calm and tranquil atmosphere. The course is also famous for its hilltop clubhouse.

Quinta do Lago (North and South) Golf Course

Two of the best golf courses in the whole of Europe – The Quinta do Lago (North and South) Golf Course has so far hosted 8 Portuguese Golf Tournaments. The south course is the favorite of many top ranked golfers. The course was designed by William Mitchell.

Penina Golf Course

The Penina Golf Course is one of the oldest courses in the region. It was designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton and opened to the public in the year 1966. Many Portuguese tournaments have been played on this course. It’s one of the most challenging courses; accurate drive and game play will be well rewarded in this course.


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