Top 10 Best Algarve Golf Courses you need to Check Out
The gems of best golfing destination in Portugal
Some of you might not have heard of Portugal, but those who do know that the place is just ideal for a golf break. With more than 2,000 sq. miles of terrain, the place is a host to several championship golf courses. Apart from golf, you can enjoy literally several dozens of things in just one day. For a great golfing experience, the climate is just so perfect round the year. Let us explore the top 10 golf resorts of this amazing place.
Laguna Golf Course
Laguna is noticeably different from other golf courses of Algarve and resembles the links course. Even after slight elevation in the terrain, there are many lakes in the course together with several bunkers to make for a challenging game.
Laranjal Golf Course
After its opening in 2009, Laranjal became the newest golf course of Quinta do Lago. The place is reputed for beautiful greens and spectacular fairways. With innumerable pine, orange, and cork trees, and five lakes, this jewel in the crown of Quinta do Lago was chosen Best Golf Course in 2011 at the Portuguese Travel Awards.
Situated in Vilamoura region, Millennium golf course mirrors the Algarve fashion, with several pine trees in the vicinity of holes. Since it is a resort course, the design of the course is relatively open. There are only some water hazards, narrow fairways, etc.
Ocean Golf Course
This course is one of the earliest golf courses of Algarve, which was opened in 1968 and helped to mark Algarve on the golfing maps of the world. The ocean view from the course is stunning, particularly on the nine last holes at the back. The initial nine holes are slightly hilly along with the narrow fairways. Although you need to be accurate with your shots, the course definitely offers some enjoyment.
This course is known as the Grand Dame of golfing in Algarve. The par-73 course glides through the pine trees like an English style golf course.
Despite being just a 9-hole course, it is famous round the globe for its spectacular cliff setting that offers views of the ocean. It is easy to play, and the last hole is known as the Devil’s Parlor.
Pinhal Golf Course
Frank Pennink designed this course and Robert Trent Jones remodeled it. The above average golfer can easily play this course.
This course is famous for its strategically placed challenging hazards, many of which are water hazards.
Quinta Do Lago North
The well placed bunkers, water hazards, and undulating greens give the course its well deserved reputation.
Quinta Do Lago South
This course has been the venue for Algarve Open and Portugal Open several times. The course is proven to entail long drives, which makes the game interesting for golfers of all levels.