When golfers think about planning a golf holiday to leave the cold winter for a while, playing golf in Portugal is high on their list. And not without reason. Thanks to its pleasant climate, vibrant coastal villages and the high quality of Portugal golf courses, golf in Portugal is recognised as one of the best golf destinations worldwide.
Golf courses in Portugal are recognised throughout the world for their quality and lay-out. Some of the best golf courses in Portugal include Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort, and Oceânico Faldo Course. Also links style golf course West Cliffs, opened in 2017, is recognised as one of the best golf courses in Portugal.
In total there are 73 golf clubs in Portugal. Golf courses in Portugal are focused on golf tourists. And as Portuguese golf clubs rely heavily on golf tourism, most of your tee times at golf courses in Portugal can be booked conventiently online via Leadingcourses.com.
Because of these golf tourists there are a lot of high-quality golf resorts in Portugal, like Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Penha Longa, Royal Obidos Spa & Golf Resort, Amendoeira Golf Resort, Hotel Quinta do Lago, Boavista Golf & Spa Resort and Vale Do Lobo Resort. These resorts will definitely make your golf break in Portugal an unforgettable experience.
The two most popular regions for golf in Portugal are the Algarve and the Lisbon area. Especially the Algarve, with more than 30 golf clubs and an enjoyable year round climate, is very popular among golfers. The Lisbon area is a more upcoming golf region but with more than a dozen golf courses (including West Cliffs and Royal Obidos Spa & Golf Resort) and the stunning capital city of Portugal around the corner, you will definitely enjoy your Portugal golf holiday.
The popularity of golf in Portugal is also displayed by the fact that the European Tour has recently hosted golf tournaments in Portugal, for example the Portugal Masters at one the best golf clubs in Portugal: Victoria Golf Course - Dom Pedro Golf.
As mentioned, Portugal is an important golf destination and this is mainly due to the abundant availability of good golf courses and the mild climate. The diversity of golf clubs is huge. Along the coast a lot of course are located with great views of the ocean, for example the best links course in Portugal: West Cliffs. But, also the parkland courses, located more inland, are magnificent.