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 31 golf clubs in the Algarve, the density of golf courses in Algarve is very high. But it’s 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, Oceânico Faldo Course and The Old Course Golf Club - Dom Pedro Golf. Also, large hotel chains like Oceânico 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’t 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!