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Where To Go To Have The Best Golf Breaks In Portugal

Two years in a row, Portugal has won the World’s Best Golf Destination Award. The title was conferred by the World Golf Awards, which is run by a group that also presents the so-called Oscars of travel – World Travel Awards. The adjudicators disclosed their decision was largely due to the golf courses and facilities in the Algarve region in Portugal. Millions of golf lovers, by visiting the Algarve, have made their choice clear – the Algarve region in Portugal is the only place to have the best golf break in Portugal.

The Algarve region is home to around 80 golf courses, each with its unique features and attributes. Some courses offer spectacular ocean views, mountain views, running through valleys, set on top of cliffs, etc. There are many golf cities and towns in the Algarve, but there are 2 to 4 locations that are very popular among professionals and majority of golf tourists.

The best golf courses aren’t clustered in one particular area in the Algarve, its spread from coast to the border. But, if you’ve to choose a specific region, then the ideal destinations would be Vilamoura, Almancil, and Albufeira.


The city of Vilamoura in Central Algarve offers the best-maintained golf courses and most luxurious accommodations to the tourists. The Oceanico group manages the best courses in Vilamoura. When you visit this city, the Oceanico Victoria, Pinhal, and Old courses must be part of your schedule. These courses have hosted a number of prestigious golf tournaments.

To learn and improve golf techniques the courses provide the best practice facilities and Golf Academies. There are plenty of other courses in and around the city that demands your patronage. But, if you want to see more of Algarve, then head to Almancil.


Situated on a gorgeous landscape, the San Lorenzo Golf Course is the jewel in the crown of Almancil. This course is among the top 3 courses in the Algarve. Set in a terrain covered by pine trees, the San Lorenzo Golf Course offers spectacular views of the surrounding. Stay at Dona Filipa Hotel and play at the San Lorenzo Course is the perfect recipe to create unforgettable golf getaway memories.


Driving 40 minutes from Faro, you’ll reach this ideal couples and group golf getaway destination. Apart from the three fantastic golf courses – the Salgados, Pine Cliffs, and Balaia Golf Course, this coastal city is also famous for sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, bars, and restaurants serving famous Portuguese seafood.

Guides & tips


I was hesitant about Algarve as my next golf holiday destination but after reading your blog, my mind was made up. It truly is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal!

This is perhaps the best free online blog that provides useful information about Portuguese golf destinations. Great job.

I would like to thank the team behind this resource for a tremendous job done - if you are just starting to play golf and would like to pick the best course in Portugal, this site should be number one in your book.

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