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Golf in Algarve

The Algarve is known as one of the most attractive regions in Europe to play golf. The Algarve is often seen as one of the best winter getaways in Europe. The region has many high-quality golf courses, designed by famous golf architects.

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Golf in Algarve
For the golfer who is looking for an exclusive golf holiday, Algarve golf resorts are among the best in the world. The Algarve is also easily accessible for a golf break through its international airport in Faro, which is located fairly in the centre of the Algarve. For a lot of golfers in Europe playing golf in the Algarve is high on their list, and not without reason. With 32 golf clubs in the Algarve, the density of golf courses in Algarve is very high. But it‚Äôs not only about quantity in Algarve, as some of the best golf clubs in the Algarve are also the best in Portugal, like Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Oce√Ęnico Faldo Course and The Old Course Golf Club - Dom Pedro Golf. Also, large hotel chains like Oce√Ęnico and Pestana offer many great golf courses in Algarve. Most of the best golf courses in Algarve are situated along the beautiful coastline. There are also some famous golf holes in Algarve, for example, the 16th hole at the Royal Golf course at Vale do Lobo. At this 190 yard par-3, you hit your tee shot over a ravine, whilst standing on top of a cliff looking over the coastline. Some would say this iconic hole at one of the best golf courses in Algarve is a must-play when in Portugal. To make your Algarve golf break even more luxurious, there are plenty of terrific golf resorts in Algarve. Monte Rei is the best golf resort in the Algarve, together with Amendoeira Golf Resort. Amendoeira Golf resort boasts two stunning golf courses, Oceanico Faldo Course and Oceanico O'Connor Junior. Both Monte Rei and Amendoeira have, next to the best golf courses of the Algarve, perfect facilities like swimming pools and spas to make your golf holiday in Algarve unforgettable. The Mediterranean climate in the Algarve is very pleasant and milder than elsewhere and perfect for golf. This is mainly due to the Atlantic. Most rain falls from November to late March. The Algarve is one of Europe's sunniest regions with 3,000 hours of sunshine annually. Don‚Äôt be sad if your better half is not a golfer, because there are a lot of things to do besides golf in the Algarve. The beautiful beaches, cities like Vilamoura, Albufeira, Portimao and Quarteira, the coastline and nature reserves will make you enjoy your holiday even if you're not on an Algarve golf course!

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Leonard
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Played on: 26 January 2023 Review date: 28 January 2023Handicap: 18.8
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Victoria Golf Course - Dom Pedro Golf
Designed by Arnold Palmer with his characteristic enormous bunkers, sometimes bigger than the adjacent greens you immediately realise this is a top course that hosted multiple European Tour events. Very professional Caddie Master/starter, friendly greenkeepers and an amazing putting green in front of the clubhouse. The first is a nice warmup hole but further down the co…
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jlmarquezgolf
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Played on: 6 January 2020 Review date: 11 April 2020Handicap: 6
Quinta do Vale Golf
Seve Desing! Un campo tipico dise√Īo de Seve. 6 pares 3,4,5. Primera vuelta con mucha influencia del agua, en un valle a orillas del rio Guadiana. Segunda vuelta m√°s al interior picando un poco hacia arriba algunos hoyos. Buen mantenimiento se nota la mano del nuevo grupo.
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9.9
jlmarquezgolf
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Played on: 3 December 2019 Review date: 12 April 2020Handicap: 6
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club
Nicklaus Design! Siempre una garant√≠a del oso dorado. Aqu√≠ se cumple al 100%. Campo Championship total. Greens grandes y movidos as√≠ como unas grandes trampas en los bunkers. Servicio Top cuidando todos los detalles desde que llegas al Bag drop. Siempre lo digo si estas en la zona es una obligaci√≥n. 1 vez al a√Īo no hace da√Īo. ūüėČ.
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Reply from Monte Rei Golf & Country Club ‚ÄĒ 27 April 2020

Dear jlmarqezgolf, Wow! Thank you for a great review! Please tell all your golfing friends about us! I am sure we will see you back again in the future. One putt wishes The Monte Rei Team
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phugo2
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Played on: 20 June 2019 Review date: 22 June 2019Handicap: 6.2
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Vale do Lobo
Vale do Lobo Royal is both a test to your strait game and tactical game. The course is not very long, but due to the straightness of the fairways, makes you think about every shot. Maintenance wise it was in perfect conditions. Clubhouse is top notch and a must visit after a round. The famous par 3 by the ravine is a tough one, specially with wind against.
FAQ's about golf in Algarve
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What is the best golf course in Algarve?
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is the best golf course in Algarve. Out of 32 golf courses in Algarve, the rating 9.2 of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in Algarve
Is Algarve good for golf?
A 9.3 rating indicates Algarve is outstanding as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, like the average rating of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
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