For a lot of golfers in Europe playing golf in Algarve is high on their list, and not without reason. With 32, the density of golf courses in Algarve is very high. But it’s not only about quantity in Algarve, as some of the Algarve best golf clubs 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 have great golf courses in Algarve. Many 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 one of the best golf resorts of Algarve, together with golf resort Amendoeira. 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 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. 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 Algarve. The beautiful beaches, cities like Vilamoura, Albufeira, Portimao and Quarteira, the coastline and nature reserves will make you enjoy your holiday even if your not on a Algarve golf course!