Golf in Portimão
Located near the Atlantic Ocean Portimão is a popular destination for many people that want to spend their time on the beach. But it is also a very well-known destination for people that want to play golf. With 13 golf clubs nearby Portimão there is always a course that suits your expectations.
Two of the best golf courses near Portimão are Oceanico Faldo Course and Oceanico O'Connor Jnr course. Both of these courses are named after their designer and they are as well located on the premises of Amendoeira Golf Resort and they are a good location to enjoy a round of golf in Portimão.
Amendoeira Golf Resort does not only offer two good golf courses but also features a fitness centre, two five-a-side football fields, six tennis courts, a children's playground and two swimming pools. With the availability of two golf courses in the backyard, the Amendoeira Golf Resort is an ultimate destination for a golfing holiday in Portimão.
Another Portimão golf resort is Boavista Golf Resort & Spa. The par 71, 18 holes course designed by Howard Swan is nicely integrated and harmonised with the area’s natural terrain. Opened in 2002 Boavista Golf Course offers superb facilities in a unique but relaxed atmosphere and is already receiving people from all over the world. With the signature hole set against a glorious backdrop with panoramic views on Praia da Luz and the hills of Monchique, Boavista Golf Resort & Spa is an ultimate golf destination in Portimão. The 4-star resort boasts an 18 holes golf course but does also host an on-site spa with sauna, massage treatments, fitness centre and an in- and outdoor pool.
With beautiful beaches, like Praia da Rocha, Portimão is a good destination to combine the sunshine and relaxing with a golf holiday. For people that want more culture, it is nice to wander in the streets of the historic city centre and to visit the Igreja do colégio. A beautiful church that was build in the 17th century and is one of the buildings that survived the 1755 earthquake the best.
As Portimão is located near the ocean seafood plays an important role in most dishes. There are many fish restaurants located in the city that do serve local favourite sardines. Every first week of August there is a sardine festival on the boulevard the Ribeirinha.