The Algarve is world famous for its golf courses. Here you will find a list of available Golf Courses all within a 45 drive from our villa.
Salgados Golf Course [Herdade dos Salgados Golf]
This is our nearest course. The course, a 6080 meters links with many water hazards requires much skill in the approach to the greens, the drive is also essential to achieve good results, making the course pleasant especially for skilled golfers.
Vale de Pinta has earned its place as one of the best designed courses in Europe.
Imagine the fairways of Bermuda grass, strategically placed sand bunkers, and greens clad in Pen Cross Bent grass. Not to mention ornamental lakes in a rolling terrain dotted with carob, fig, almond and olive trees (including one olive tree over 1200 years old!).
In the traditional undulating landscape of the Algarve, full of almond and carob-trees, Gramacho is played to 18 large double greens, giving the player a different perspective on each of the rounds. Gramacho seems to be a short course, but as matter of fact it totals 6,107 metres and it is a par 72 off the back tees, and a good challenge for whoever would like to imagine himself playing the double greens of St. Andrews.
This course is for players - low handicaps will find it a serious challenge to come in under par. But high handicaps (with concentration) will be able to enjoy their round. Most holes offer spectacular mountain views overlooking palm trees and olive groves.
Amendoeira Golf Resort is home to two stunning championship golf courses.
The Oceânico Faldo Course has been designed with strategic play in mind and demands careful positioning to score well; rocky outcrops, meandering watercourses and views to the distant mountains and orange groves define its essential character.
The Oceânico O'Connor Jnr course is a course which offers no less of a challenge, large areas of water demand accurate play and creative shot making with the lakes and streams being maintained as a wildlife sanctuary.
Five courses The Old Course at Vilamoura was inaugurated in 1969 and is an 18 hole par-73 course that is set within a rich green landscape with gentle sloping hills ad tree lined fairways which pose quite a stern test
The 18 hole par 72 Pinhal Course in Vilamoura opened in 1976 and stands in a magnificent Pine Forest with superb views over the sea. The front nine winds through umbrella pines while the back nine is more open with sea view
The 18 hole, Par 72 Laguna Course is set amongst dunes and water hazards which come into play on more than half the holes, so there is much trouble off the tee for a miss-hit shot. Accuracy is needed here as this is a real test of golfing skill
Victoria Clube de Golf Course is the longest golf course (90 hectares and 6560m) in Portugal which was designed by Arnold Palmer. It is a Par 72 18 hole championship course which opened in 2004 which was designed by Arnold Palmer.
The Millennium Course at Vilamoura is a new course that opened up in May 2000 - hence its name. Its a shortish open course which was designed by Martin Hawtree and has a most attractive and interesting layout.