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Exterior of Tivoli Carvoeira Hotel on the cliff top with sea and beach below

Algarve

Golf holidays in the Algarve provide beautiful Atlantic views and pleasant weather all year-round. Renowned for its stunning limestone coastline and challenging championship courses, the region caters to both amateur and pro golfers. After you’ve finished on the fairways, relax on the sandy beaches while enjoying the region’s warm hospitality and delicious seafood.

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Dom Pedro Marina

Vilamoura

Vilamoura golf breaks promise sun-drenched days, golden beaches and exceptional golfing opportunities. Play at renowned courses like Dom Pedro’s Victoria and Old Course, before exploring Vilamoura’s vibrant Marina and enjoying a glass of wine as you watch the sun set over the Atlantic.

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Swimming pool at The Patio Suite Hotel in the Algarve

Albufeira

With its rugged coastal scenery and lush green courses, Albufeira offers an unforgettable golf holiday experience. After your round, explore the charming old town or take to the waves and explore the magical Benagil caves by boat.

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Oitavos Dunes in Lisbon

Lisbon

Golf holidays in Lisbon allow you to experience Portugal’s natural side while having the sites and amenities of a major city close to hand. Enjoy sunny days on the fairway, then explore historic landmarks like Belém while enjoying pasteis de nata. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner, Lisbon has something for everyone to enjoy.

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Blue skies and ocean in the background and red flag on the green in foreground at Palheiro Golf in Madeira

Madeira

With its mild climate and exotic natural beauty, the island of Madeira is the ultimate destination for a memorable golf holiday. Enjoy panoramic ocean and mountain views from the fairway, for a serene golfing experience you’ll never forget.

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Recommended Golf Courses in Portugal

The golf courses in Portugal are famous for their stunning landscapes, immaculate fairways, and championship ratings.

Oitavos Dunes, near Lisbon, is known as one of the best golf courses in mainland Europe. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Sintra mountains, it has generous fairways and tight greens.

The Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course was the first 18-hole course to be built in the Algarve, in 1966. This challenging course has played home to the Portuguese Open on ten occasions and has a luxury golf hotel on-site.

Also in the Algarve, Monte Rei is a Jack Nicklaus, championship-standard course. Sandwiched between the breathtaking Serra do Caldeirao mountains and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a challenge you won’t want to miss.

FAQs About Golf In Portugal

Which airports can I fly to?

If you are looking to golf in the Algarve then Faro Airport is where you should travel to. For those looking at playing in Lisbon’s Silver Coast then Lisbon Airport is preferred.

Which UK airports serve this destination?

Due to the popularity of the Algarve as a beach holiday as well as golf holiday destination, the majority of UK airports fly here. For those flying to Lisbon, this can be reached via Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester, Bristol, Luton and Heathrow.

How long is the flight time?

Flight times from UK airports to both Faro Airport and Lisbon Airport are between 2 hours 30 minutes and 3 hours.

When is the best time for a golf holiday to this destination?

High season is considered to be between March to May and September to October.

What are the local attractions?

If visiting the Algarve, then the historical town of Tavira is very beautiful and close to some great courses in the East of the region. Vilamoura and it’s Marina is the hub of activity for many golfers, with plenty of yachts, bars and restaurants. If you want to be away from beach side towns and resorts then Serra de Monchique is a rolling mountain range that is perfect for those looking for a hike and to get a superb vantage point of the region! Those looking to stay in Lisbon have plenty of historical buildings to see in the old town, whilst 30 minutes along the coast is the beautiful town of Cascais and just fifteen minutes from here is Sintra – an incredible town in the mountains filled with castles.

Where can we go for nightlife?

Those looking to the Algarve should head to Albufeira if they want late night bars and nightclubs! This town is busy all year round and is popular with stag and hen parties. Vilamoura is popular with golfers although isn’t quite as wild as Albufeira whereas Lisbon offers what you would expect from any capital city – cool hipster bars to traditional bars to nightclubs. Cascais and Estoril have lively little pockets of activity but is seen as somewhere more relaxed.

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