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Golf Breaks In Portugal: Top 18-Hole Courses

Portugal is one of the popular destinations for golf breaks in the European continent. Here we have listed top 18-holes golf courses that will add a feather to your cap, and a dream destination for golf lovers.

Golfe De Amarante

  • Designed in 1997 by Jorge Santana da Silva
  • Located at 600 meters above sea level inside Quinta da Deveza
  • Neighboring area – Amarante Town.
  • Fairways slope either downwards or upwards.
  • Places of attraction – Vine terraces situated at River Tamega

Oitavos Dunes

  • Designed in 2001 by Arthur Hills
  • Located in Natural Park over Atlantic Ocean over the Atlantic Ocean
  • Neighboring areas – Sintra hills and Cascais
  • Ranked 65th best in the world and Second Best golf course in Europe

Oceanic Faldo Golf Course

  • Designed by famous golf player, Nick Faldo.
  • Located in Alcantarilha, Algrave
  • Offers Oceanico Academy, i.e. a 9-hole, par 3 golf course with floodlights

Oceanico Millennium Golf Course’

  • Designed in 2000 by Hawtree & Sons, renowned golf architects from the UK.
  • A former part of the Laguna Golf Course
  • Narrow fairways requiring greater accuracy
  • The golf course has water hazards due to presence of lakes near the course.

Oceanico Victoria Golf Course

  • Designed by Arnold Palmer in 2004.
  • Located in Vilamoura, Algarve
  • Course runs along a plain region without disturbing the wetlands
  • Undulated fairways, water hazards, well-positioned bunkers and several trees are its main features.
  • Venue for the PGA World Cup in 2005 as well as the Portugal Masters

Vale Do Lobo Ocean Golf Course

  • Redesigned by Rocky Roquemore, an American golf architect.
  • 9 holes in the front of the course are situated on a hilly terrain.
  • Pine trees surround the undulated fairways
  • Sea view is possible from many holes.
  • Nine holes in the rear part of the course include picturesque ocean views; few holes extend to the beach

Alto Golf

  • Designed by Sir Henry Cotton in 1997
  • Located near the village, Alvor
  • Owned by Pestana Golf Resorts
  • Par 5 measures a distance of 600 meters
  • Suitable for all levels of handicap

Gramacho

  • Designed by Nick Price, former top golf player, and Ronald Fream in 1991.
  • Located in Carvoeiro, Algarve
  • Ownership – Vale da Pinta and Pestana Golf Resorts
  • 18 holes, 27 greens, and several tee points.

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