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  • Golf in the Algarve

    Planning a golfing holiday? See our thoughts on the courses, the destinations, and the all-important 19th holes.

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  • Alto Golf

    Alvor

    Our PGA pro Robin Wilson plays Sir Henry Cotton's "delightfully old-fashioned course, where strategy plays a big part. The 16th - Par 5 and 604 metres from the white tees - is one of the longest holes in Europe."

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  • Benamor Golf Club

    Tavira

    Benamor has a delightful little church which overlooks the eighteenth green, and which is now being restored to its original state - it offers golfers the opportunity of prayer before, during and after their game!

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  • Boavista Golf Resort

    Lagos

    Making full use of the undulating terrain, the course has gentle rolling fairways and natural features, including a ravine and spectacular views of the Monchique mountains.

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  • Gramacho Golf Course

    Carvoeiro

    "A very cleverly designed course, weaving in and out the hillside with numerous doglegs," says our golfing correspondent Matt Partridge. Long popular with locals, membership is now available for Pestana courses without the need to be a property owner.

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  • Laranjal Golf Course

    Quinta do Lago

    Laranjal can sit proudly among the Algarve's elite courses says our golf correspondent Robin Wilson.

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  • Millennium Golf Course

    Vilamoura

    A more than reasonable challenge for golfers at all levels and great value for money, says our golfing correspondent Matt Partridge. "Eighteen holes here can cost as little as many other courses in the Algarve charge to hire a buggy."

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  • Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

    Tavira

    "Quite simply the best golf experience in Portugal," says our PGA golf correspondent.

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  • Ocean Course

    Vale do Lobo

    "Some really challenging holes, but there is often more ‘room’ than appears from the tee," says scratch player Daniel Henderson.

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  • Oceanico Faldo Course

    Silves

    PGA Instructor Oliver Lott reviews this "thinking golfer’s course" near Silves which will "reward those with good shot-making decisions and punish those less fortunate."

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  • Oceanico OConnor Jnr Course

    Silves

    This is no ‘walk in the park’, but nor is it an impossible course to score on.

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  • Old Course

    Vilamoura

    "One of the toughest tests of golf in Portugal," says our PGA golfing correspondent Robin Wilson. "No wonder it is many players' favourite."

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  • Penina - Championship Course

    Alvor

    "A fitting testament to Sir Henry Cotton's prowess in course design," says our PGA professional correspondent Robin Wilson.

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  • Pine Cliffs

    Falesia

    Beginners will find it challenging, and it is an ideal course for holiday golf.

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  • Quinta da Ria

    Tavira

    A great holiday course, with soft undulating fairways and gentle doglegs, lined with carob and olive trees. Great ocean views.

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  • Royal Course

    Vale do Lobo

    The main talking point will be how did you fare at the 16th? Over cliffs, the sea, bunkers and a 200m carry to the green, this is a remarkably difficult hole.

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  • San Lorenzo Golf Course

    Quinta do Lago

    "One of the Algarve's golfing gems," says our PGA professional golfing correspondent Robin Wilson in his review. "A worthy winner of numerous awards, including best golf resort in Europe from the golf tour operators' association."

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  • Santo Antonio

    Salema

    "A real challenge that requires total concentration, but equally player-friendly to higher or lower handicap players."

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  • Silves Golf

    Silves

    Good value for money, says our golfing correspondent Matt Partridge. "It seems to be less busy than the other Pestana courses, and this increases your chances of a quick and enjoyable round. The par 5 13th hole has stunning views."

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  • Vale da Pinta Golf Course

    Carvoeiro

    "A good all-rounder course," says our golfing correspondent Matt Partridge. "Very cleverly designed, with a large amount of variety from hole to hole, and a challenge even for a low handicapper."

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  • Vale de Milho

    Carvoeiro

    "This may be the best condition and most varied par-3 course we have played."

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  • Vale do Lobo golf lesson

    Vale do Lobo

    Improve your game at one of the Algarve’s top golfing facilities with tuition from the resort's golf pro Steve Watkins.

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  • Victoria Golf Course

    Vilamoura

    A challenging course, even for the low handicapper. The spectacular 415 metre par four 18th hole is more than capable of ruining a good round.

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  • Vila Sol Golf Course

    Vilamoura

    Three courses, 27 holes, magnificent views and a worthy challenge for even the best golfer.

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