The Algarve – a golfer’s paradise

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Portugal’s Algarve has repeatedly been named as the best golfing destination in the world, it maintains an unrelenting quality, living up to this distinction.

The region boasts the perfect climate, allowing for year-round golfing on nearly 50 courses. Many of these courses are situated in protected areas, offering breathtaking views. Renowned for their top-notch facilities and designed by golfing legends such as Sir Henry Cotton, Rocky Roquemore, Arnold Palmer, and Ronald Fream. The area also features expert golf instructors, a fantastic range of resorts with top-notch social activities, and easy accessibility with direct air travel available from many destinations around the world.

Algarve's golf courses are spread across the region, from beach to inland, and offer varying degrees of difficulty. Courses are set amidst stunning natural scenery in areas like Lagos, Sagres, and Serra de Monchique. Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, near Portimão, was the first course in the Algarve and is among Europe's best.

The central area between Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, and Vale do Lobo is one of the most luxurious in the Algarve. It is also well-equipped for playing golf, with courses that offer a combination of links, fairways, cliffs, lakes, and bunkers. These courses provide a high standard of holes that are sure to impress any golfer. Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura hosts the Portugal Masters, which is part of the PGA European Tour and has been held there since 2007.

The Algarve has internationally renowned golf academies that offer advanced tools and innovative teaching techniques for golfers of all levels, with PGA-certified professionals who are fluent in multiple languages. Additionally, there are practice areas and pitch and put courses available throughout the region, making it a perfect destination for golfers seeking to improve their golf skills.

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Published in: Guide to Portugal / Miscellaneous / Portuguese Life