Golf in the Algarve


Golf in the Algarve
Golf in the Algarve

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Top 10 Golf Courses in the Algarve

The Algarve offers holidaymakers a dramatic landscape, stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, a wonderful climate and plenty to see and do.

For those who like to get a bit more active on their holiday in the Algarve, there are plenty of places to try all different kinds of sporting activities, and golf in the Algarve, is one of the most popular.

The Algarve is renowned as one of the best golf destinations in the world, with golfers of all nationalities coming to enjoy a game of golf in the Algarve. There are many golf courses all over the Algarve, spread out over east and west. Wherever you are in the Algarve, you are sure to find a great golf course to play.

Golfers in the Algarve, will love rolling up their sleeves and playing a round or two in the sunshine while admiring views of the breath-taking coastline.

So where exactly can you play golf in the Algarve? If you would like to golf in the Algarve here are 10 of the best golf courses in the Algarve, that golf enthusiasts are sure to love. Algarve Housing made this list for YOU!

Golf in the Algarve
Golf in the Algarve
  1. Laguna Golf Course, Vilamoura

This 18 hole course stands out in the area as being one of the most challenging golf course in the Algarve. There are several lakes along the course and a rather high number of bunkers. Being situated on the coast means strong winds can often knock balls off course. It shares its clubhouse with the neighbouring
Oceanico golf course where guests can enjoy a relaxing drink or meal after the game. Golf in the Algarve doesn’t get better than this.

  1. Monte Rei Golf Course, Vila Nova de Cacela

This stunning 18 hole golf course in the East Algarve, offers beautiful surrounds to enjoy golf in the Algarve. With the Serro do Calderao to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Designed by Jack Nicklaus and set in over 1,000 acres stunning nature you are sure to enjoy your game of golf in the Algarve.

  1. Penina Golf Course, Portimão

Perhaps one of the most famous and historic golf courses in the Algarve, this resort offers three beautiful, 18 hole courses set within 360 acres of stunning landscape. The resorts 5 star hotel is the epitome of luxury where guest can relax after a game of golf with attentive staff on hand to look after their every need.

Golf in the Algarve
Golf in the Algarve
  1. Ocean Golf Course, Vilamoura

This historic golf course in the Algarve, first opened in the sixties and is one of the most famous 18 hole golf courses in the Algarve. With spectacular views of the glistening ocean this is a challenging, yet rewarding golf course, and definitely one to play.

  1. Old Course, Vilamoura

Another course where you can golf in the Algarve, which opened several decades ago, is the Old Course which is located in the Vilamoura region. A Par 73 makes this 18 hole golf course good for well-rounded golfers with some easier holes (try for a hole in one at number 4) and some more challenging. Overall this course is well kept, good value and has an excellent clubhouse which looks over the 9th and 18th holes.

  1. Pine Cliffs, Albufeira

This 9 hole golf course in the Algarve, is truly majestic. It caters to beginners, so perfect for families wanting to enjoy a knockabout rather than keen professionals. However Pine Cliffs golf course is sure to delight all who visit it, and is famed for its enviable location on the cliffs of Albufeira with gorgeous ocean views.

Golf in the Algarve
Golf in the Algarve
  1. Pinhal Golf Course, Vilamoura

This gentle 18 hole golf course in the Algarve, takes players through pine trees and has only a couple of ponds and a stream as water hazards. It is suitable for golfers in the Algarve, with a good grasp of the game -not complete beginners, with the back 9 holes being easier to play. The golf course was designed by Frank Pennink, a Champion Amateur golfer, and international gold course designer.

  1. Pinheiros Altos, Quinta do Lago

Designer Ronald Fream came up with the concept for this challenging golf course in the Algarve, which can be found in Quinta do Lago. Best reserved for keen golfers, this golf course has many hazards along the way, but make sure you pause at hole 17 to look at the rather lovely view! This is an 18 hole golf course, with an additional 9 holes to play as well.

  1. Quinta Do Lago North, Quinta do Lago

Another 18 hole course designed for a more advanced golfer, this course offers rolling hills, strategically placed bunkers and several challenging water hazards to navigate around. In fact, the golf course in the Algarve, has a reputation in the golfing world for being particularly difficult with four par 5 holes along the way.

  1. Quinta Do Lago South, Quinta do Lago

This spectacular Algarve 18 hole golf course is an absolute must-see. Possibly the most famous in the Algarve, this golf course is known for hosting the Portugal/ Algarve Open on more than one occasion. The challenging golf course requires long drives and many of its holes are positioned near a large lake. The trees and wildflowers of the Ria Formosa National Park are truly magnificent and make this the perfect place to golf in the Algarve.

This article is brought to you by Algarve Housing, the villa rental company for better holidays in the Algarve, Portugal. Please contact me for more information regarding this article about golf in the Algarve, or for any of our unique villas in the Algarve, Portugal.

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Golf in the Algarve

The Algarve is a paradise for golfers, there are more than 20 golf courses, the weather is great from March to June and from September to mid November. When you come in the golfing season you can take advantage of cheaper hotels and flight rates and you can enjoy the Algarve at its best… good weather and not too crowded.

Many of the golf courses are located around Vilamoura and Lagoa, but you can find a few in Portimão, Silves, Lagos and Monte Gordo. If you are an avid golfer you can check beforehand where the golf courses are that you are most interested in and book your hotel or private villa in a central point between the golf courses.

Because the Algarve has this great weather and so manny golf courses it has become a great destination for golf breaks. Manny people combine their golf holiday with a beach holiday for total relaxation.

Algarve Housing rent beautiful private villas in the Algarve, why not combine your golf holiday with a private villa? We have lots of Special Offers at the moment for October en very special prices for the winter. So please visit our website and choose your private holiday villa and contact me for the very special prices we have at the moment!

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Algarve Golf Holiday, is Golfing in Paradise, don’t miss it!

Algarve Golf Holiday

You might know already, but if not I got news for you! Playing Golf in the Algarve is golfing in Paradise!
And Algarve Housing rents fantastic self catered villas close to beautiful
golf courses. Why not combine the luxury of your own rental villa and play golf in the Algarve?

Any keen golfer will know what it is like to sit out those months where the weather just does not allow it to play golf or your enthusiasm is at an all time low for this great game because of it.

Those from the Northern hemisphere can’t wait to get past February and March and those living in more tropical climates can’t wait for cooler times. So what to do? The answer has to be the Algarve in Portugal.

The Algarve has all year round superb weather to keep honing your golfing skills so that when your club tournaments begin you’re up and running to win your monthly medal.

The Algarve with its cooling breeze and 300 days of blue skies offers over 30 golf courses within a 160 km (100 miles ) distance.

Golf Holiday Villa Vilamoura

Vilamoura is at the centre of it with some famous courses surrounding it. The famous Penina resort, the Old course, San Lorenzo and Victoria golf courses stand out. But don’t forget the East of the Algarve which offers the newly Jack Nicklaus build, Monte Rei Golf course as well as Quinta da Ria home of several ladies and senior pro tour events.

Just imagine walking along the Atlantic Ocean playing golf while Flamingos are looking at you wondering what all the fuss is about.

Just imagine playing your approach shot from beautifully kept fairways and putting on the quick true greens, surrounded by mountains on one side and the beach on the other.

You probably still don’t know what it is like to play in the Algarve. So the next time you’re dreading your compulsory golf break have a look at our website and book a nice villa that suits all your needs and discover for yourself why so many are choosing to play golf here. Why not
combine playing golf in the Algarve with the luxury of your own holiday villa!

Relax around the pool after a day playing Golf!

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Luxury villa for rent Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Private pool


Algarve Housing has a new villa for rent!

Villa Sol is a 4 bedroom, all ensuite luxury villa for rent, part of Villa Sol Vilamoura Spa and Golf Resort. Located in a calm , peaceful and safe region in one of Algarve’s most desirable zones – Vilamoura – five minutes from the international Marina and quality and prestigious shopping, catering and leisure facilities.

The villa has a private pool and garden, and the bedrooms are spacious and decorated to high standards, as well as the open lounge and dining room. The kitchen is well equipped. There are two double beds and two twin rooms, all ensuite. You can enjoy sat. TV, DVD and wifi (bring your own laptop), and the villa has a cooling system for the hot summers, and central heating for the fresh evenings in the winter.

Large double bedroom en-suite

The white sandy beaches the Algarve is so famous of are just 5 minutes drive away, as well as Europe’s best golf courses.

You can enjoy the luxury of Villa Sol and its natural environment!

Prices for July and August are negotiable.

Please contact me for more information, pictures and availability.

Algarve Housing, is a villa rental company that rents more luxury villa’s in the Algarve. Please check out our website and enjoy the beautiful holiday homes in the Algarve. Is your favourite villa booked, why not try to reserve for next year. Prices 2010 are available! Let know how I can help you to find your ideal rental villa!

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Algarve Golf- The Old Course

The Algarve has at least 35 golf courses, devoted best established golf destination, so it is time to spent some time on Golf! As many of our holiday properties located near golf courses. Today The Old Course Vilamoura.

The Old Course Vilamoura
The Old Course-Vilamoura

Situated in the heart of the Vilamoura seaside resort a mere 20-minute drive from Faro airport, this Frank Pennink designed parkland style layout is one of the oldest in the region and renowned all over the golfing world.

Often described as the Grande Dame of Algarve courses, it meanders throughout impressive pinetrees – the principal hazard – over gently undulating natural terrain. Although it opened in 1969, the course was completely renovated and modernised 27 years later although no major changes were made to the magnificent layout.

In addition to raising the Vilamoura Old Course to new heights of quality, an attractive new clubhouse and adjacent putting green were also built at that time. As with all Vilamoura courses, environmental protection practices are strictly adhered to by means of detailed management systems in line with guidelines established by ISO 14001 standards, Green Globe and Committed to Green programmes.

No Holes: 18

Par: 73

Length: 6254

Architect: Frank Pennink. Remodelled and refurbished by Martin Hawtree in 1996.

Click here for Prices and Direct Booking for The Old Course Vilamoura.

Algarve Housing rent a holiday home next to the fairway no 2 of the Old Course;

Casa Marques

Hole no 2- The Old Course Vilamoura

For more information, pictures, prices and availability  of this villa for rent please contact me.

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