Portugal has been the longstanding European hotspot for golf holidays and justifiably so. The glorious all year-round weather, stunning courses and vibrant nightlife really does tick all the boxes for golf holiday goers.
The two main areas in Portugal for golf holidays are the Algarve and
Lisbon. The Algarve is arguably the most renowned golf destination in
the world and the capital Lisbon offers a different Portuguese
experience which you wouldn’t find in the more touristic Algarve area.
Dom Pedro Old Course, Algarve
Dom Pedro Victoria Course, Algarve
Dom Pedro Vilamoura Hotel, Algarve
Dona Filipa Hotel, Algarve
Quinta Do Lago Laranjal Course, Algarve
San Lorenzo, Algarve
Vale Do Lobo, Algarve
Vilamoura Marina, Algarve
Golf in The Algarve
The Algarve area is the southernmost region of Portugal, hence the brilliant winter sun. This area and golf were just meant for each other. The Algarve is undoubtedly the focal point of Europe for golf holidays with a vast array of stunning resorts and around 31 golf courses to play. The main area in the Algarve for golf is Vilamoura which offers the largest selection of golf courses and the most vibrant nightlife. The quality and quantity of resorts and courses in the Vilamoura area is staggering.
The Algarve is split up into three areas for golf, East Algarve, Central Algarve and West Algarve. The East Algarve offers a more tranquil and relaxing experience than its counterparts. The quality of golf courses are just as good though with some of the regions best located here.
Central Algarve is the main hub for golf in the region and consists of the most resorts and courses. Dom Pedro offers three hotels and five courses in the area and is a top pick from ourselves.
The West Algarve has a perfect balance of the tranquility and vibrancy from the two other regions. The beaches are by far the most scenic in the region and towns like Lagos have a good nightlife scene. The golf aspect can also hold it's own with resorts like Amendoeira being just as good as its Vilamoura competitors.
MGT Recommended Resorts & Hotels
Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort (C.Algarve)
Pestana Vila Sol Vilamoura (C.Algarve)
Vale Do Lobo Resort (C.Algarve)
The Magnolia Hotel (C.Algarve)
AP Cabanas Beach and Nature Resort (E.Algarve)
Amendoeira Golf Resort (W.Algarve)
MGT Recommended Golf Courses
Dom Pedro Old Course & Victoria Course (C.Algarve)
Vale do Lobo Royal & Ocean Course (C.Algarve)
Quinta Do Lago North, South & Laranjal (C.Algarve)
Robinson Quinta da Ria & Quinta de Cima (E.Algarve)
A golf tour to Lisbon is ever increasing in popularity due to the combination of high-quality golf and the true Portuguese culture you experience in the capital city of Lisbon. This really is the perfect option for people who are seeking more than just golf from their holiday. The capital city is a HQ of energy and activities to do when you’re not on the course.
Lisbon can be split up into two main areas for golf. North of Lisbon on the coastline sits three impressive golf resorts and four scenic courses. This area is approximately a 1 hour 15 minute drive from Lisbon itself and offers a relaxing authentic Portuguese experience on the coast. Praia D'El Rey Golf Resort is the most popular destination for this area.
If you prefer to be closer to the city centre of Lisbon then the areas of Cascais & Estoril will be perfect for you. These areas are tranquil and lets you stay outside the hustle and bustle of the city. If you fancy going into Lisbon than it is much easier from these areas than it is from the resorts North of Lisbon.
Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel & Palacio Estoril Hotel & Golf 5* offer premium hotel experiences in this area and have golf courses to match.
The Oitavos Dunes Course is a must when staying here.
Oitavos Dunes Course, Lisbon
Praia D'El Rey Marriott Beach Resort
Praia D'El Rey, Lisbon
Troia Golf Course, Lisbon
MGT Recommended Resorts & Hotels
Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort (N.Lisbon)