Central Algarve for fantastic Golf Holidays and Golf Breaks


The Algarve offers some the best facilities for golf holidays in Portugal, and the most famous of these are set in The Central Algarve - a concentrated 20 mile stretch of coastline from the airport at Faro to the bustling tourist hotspot of Albufiera.


Here iconic names likes Vilamoura, Vila Sol Algarve, Quinta do Lago, San Lorenzo Golf and Vale do Lobo have established themselves as high quality destinations for golfing holidays for over thirty years. You will find no high rise apartments nor seedy bars. Instead you will find world famous golf courses, beaches, tennis courts, swimming pools, cycling, wind surfing and a wide range of bars, restaurants and entertainment plus a complete range of luxury golf accommodation including golf villas and golf apartments.



Vale do Lobo, founded in 1962, is laid out over what was a 1,000 acre estate of olives, orange and lemon groves rolling down to a fantastic 2 kilometer beach. Here there are 1500 holiday properties, 15 bars & restaurants, tennis courts, swimming pools, football, beach bars, water sports and two fantastic golf courses designed by Sir Henry Cotton and Rocky Roquemore (the 16th hole on The Royal Golf Course is probably the most photographed hole in European golf).



Quinta do Lago, founded in 1971, is spread across nearly 2,000 acres of beautiful countryside and pine forests bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Ria Formosa National Park. The Quinta do Lago golf holidays estate offers all that you would expect from such a high class resort, numerous golf villas for rental, a hotel, swimming pools, bars, restaurants, a fabulous beach, tennis courts, football and three top quality, championship length 18 hole golf courses – Quinta do Lago North, Quinta do Lago South and the Laranjal Golf Course.  All designed to make the most from the beautiful naturally rolling terrain, all built and maintained to the highest standards plus the Quinta do Lago North & South Courses are rated amongst the best in Europe.



Vilamoura, a fantastic holiday destination (golfers share it with families and other holiday makers) which has largely been developed as a new town (and huge associated resort) over the last 25 years offers an excellent choice of bars, restaurants and nightlife in the town plus the six (yes 6) fantastic golf courses:  Vilamoura Old Course, Vila Sol, Vilamoura Millennium, Vilamoura Laguna, Vilamoura Victoria and Vilamoura Pinhal Golf Course. Fantastic...


Further along the coast is Albufeira, originally a fishing village but now a bustling tourist hotspot with an abundance of bars, restaurants and nightlife. A firm favourite with people looking for holiday accommodation which offers easy access to some of the best golf courses in the world but for whom  direct access to a wide range of evening entertainment is a priority.


Luxury and sophistication certainly, quality undoubtedly, but don’t expect cheap entertainment, the prices of everything here reflect the tradition of quality and world renown.

Top Rated Courses in Central Algarve

Vilamoura Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 4.8

Vilamoura Victoria Golf Course

Holes: 18; Par: 72

The Vilamoura Golf Victoria Course opened in 2004 as the fifth, and the most ambitious, of the golf course developments on the Vilamoura Resort.   With a vision to make it one of the best golf projects in all Europe the original owners are reputed to have spent €18 million on the ...

Pinheiros Altos Golf Club, Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 4.6

Pinheiros Altos Golf Club

Holes: 27; Par: 72

Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort, like San Lorenzo Golf Resort, is separately owned but set on land which forms part of the huge Quinta do Lago Estate.   Like all developments on the Quinta do Lago Estate, Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort is a luxurious resort designed for golfing holidays.  In addition to a ...

Vila Sol Golf Resort, Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 4.5

Vila Sol Golf Resort

Holes: 27; Par: Prime 36; Challenge 36; Prestige 36

The magnificent Vila Sol Golf Resort, winner of ‘Best Golf Development’ 2001, is located on the famous Vilamoura Estate on the Algarve. Vila Sol Algarve is characterised by luxury golf villa developments in a beautiful natural surrounding with a vast range of fauna, animal and plant life.   The 27 hole golf ...

Quinta do Lago, Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 4.2

Quinta do Lago

Holes: 18; Par: 73; 72; 72

The Quinta do Lago golfing holidays resort is an exclusive golf and residential development set on the Algarve next to the equally exclusive Vale do Lobo estate.   The resort, founded in 1971, is spread across nearly 2,000 acres of beautiful, verdant orchards, countryside and pine forests bordered by the Atlantic Ocean ...

Vale do Lobo Golf, Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 4.0

Vale do Lobo Golf

Holes: 36; Par: Ocean 71; Royal 72

Spread out over 1,000 acres and with 2 km of beach, Vale do Lobo is the largest luxury golf holidays resort in Portugal.    Vale do Lobo was founded in 1962 as a joint development between Trusthouse Forte and Costain, the Vale do Lobo estate was then purchased and further developed by ...

Vilamoura Old Course, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 4.0

Vilamoura Old Course

Holes: 18; Par: 73

Vilamoura the Old Course is the second oldest course in the Algarve and has undeniably remained one of Portugal's finest courses. Originally designed Frank Pennink and opened in 1969 the course was remodeled by Martin Hawtree in 1996, However, Hawtree retained the essential quality of the original Pennink design. The fairways ...

San Lorenzo Golf Club, Almancil, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 3.9

San Lorenzo Golf Club

Holes: 18; Par: 72

Although laid out on land which forms the south-east corner of the Quinta do Lago golf holidays estate San Lorenzo Golf Course is separately owned and generally only available to members of the club plus people staying at the Hotel Dona Filipa.   San Lorenzo Golf Course was designed by Joe Lee ...

Vilamoura Millennium Golf Course, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 3.9

Vilamoura Millennium Golf Course

Holes: 18; Par: 72

The Millenium Golf Course, on the Villamoura Golf Estate, is part of the Oceanico Group of Golf Resorts.   The course, which opened in 2000, is a Martin Hawtree development whereby he took (and refurbished) nine holes from the original 27 hole Vilamoura III Golf Course (the remaining 18 hole forming the new ...

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