Western Algarve for fantastic Golf Holidays and Golf Breaks


When people talk of ‘Golfing Holidays Algarve’ they are usually referring to the huge purpose built golf holiday resorts of the Central Algarve like Quinta do Lago, Vale do lobo and Vilamoura.


But the Western Algarve, a mere 40 minutes from Faro Airport, offers a fantastic alternative with excellent resorts offering superb golfing holidays, fantastic beaches and secluded coves, numerous bars, restaurants, every form of leisure activity, still working fishing villages and historic towns such Lagos, Alvor and Portimao.


The golf…


Golfing holidays began here in the 1960s with Sir Henry Cotton’s development of Penina Golf Resort and development has continued ever since with the addition of further golfing holidays resorts such as Boavista (on the coast between Lagos and Praia da Luz), Parque da Floresta (between Praia da Luz and Vila do Bispo), Vale da Pinta, Quinta do Gramacho (next to each other at Lagoa) and the world class Amendoeira Golf Resort (in the foot hills of the Monchique Mountains behind Silves), with luxury golf villas, fantastic clubhouse and two golf courses, one designed by Sir Nick Faldo and the other by Christy Connor Jnr.


Other things to do…


Aside from fantastic golf holiday resorts there is everything else that you would expect of ‘Algarve Golfing Holidays’ - fantastic beaches, holiday beach resorts like Praia da Luz, numerous bars, restaurants,  mountains, off course leisure activities and a range of golf accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, from luxury golf villas and golf apartments on the golf holiday resorts to accommodation in the many seaside towns and villages.  


In summary…


whilst offering the quality and range of holiday experience you expect from Algarve Golfing Holidays, the Western Algarve does so in a more laid back environment than its next door neighbour with the resorts more dispersed, the courses quieter (and cheaper) and with, perhaps, a better balance between holiday resort, holiday makers and local working people.


As a consequence this area offers an excellent alternative to the perhaps more ‘full-on’ holiday experience and the often overcrowded golf courses of the Central Algarve

Top Rated Courses in Western Algarve

Penina Golf Resort, Portimao, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 4.4

Penina Golf Resort

Holes: 18; Par: 73

Le Méridien Penina Golf Resort, situated on Portugal's Western Algarve between the historic towns of Portimão and own of Lagos, was the first resort course in Portugal. Created from what were rice paddy fields Penina Golf Resort now offers three Sir Henry Cotton designed golf courses - a 9 hole resort course, a 9 hole academy course ...

Vale da Pinta Golf Club, Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 4.3

Vale da Pinta Golf Club

Holes: 18; Par: 72

Vale da Pinta Golf Club is part of the Pestana group of golf course resorts (including Gramacho, Vale da Pinta, Silves & Beloura).   Set on beautiful, undulating country just inland from Carvoeiro and opened in 1992 Vale da Pinta is rightly respected not just for its playability and challenging layout but ...

Amendoeira Golf Resort, Alcantarilha, Silves, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 4.3

Amendoeira Golf Resort

Holes: 45; Par: O'Connor 72; Faldo 72

The Amendoeira Golf Resort opened in 2008 as the newest addition to the Oceanico Group of luxury Golf Resorts (owners of the Vilamoura golf courses).   The resort is set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on over 600 hectares of what were originally olive and lemon groves and barren grazing land ...

Palmares, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 4.3


Holes: 18; Par: 71

Palmares, designed by Frank Pennink, is one of the oldest courses on the Algarve and some say it remains one of the best. The course is excellently maintained and enjoys magnificent views of the bay of Lagos and the distant Monchique hills. The quality of the course is reflected in the fact ...

Parque da Floresta Golf Club, Vila do Bispo, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 3.8

Parque da Floresta Golf Club

Holes: 18; Par: 72

Parque da Floresta Golf Resort is a relatively new holiday resort development set in the Western Algarve approximately 15 kilometres West of Lagos on largely unspoilt land bordering the Costa Vicentin Nature Reserve .   The resort itself has been built to a high standard with numerous luxury golf villas scattered across ...

Quinta do Gramacho Golf Resort, Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 3.0

Quinta do Gramacho Golf Resort

Holes: 18; Par: 72

Quinta do Gramacho Golf Resort is part of the Pastana Group of golf resorts.   Set out next to Vale da Pinta Golf Resort near Lagoa in the Western Algarve (also owned by Pestana), Gramacho was designed by Ronald Fream and Nick Price. Together they set out to create a unique design ...

Boavista Golf Resort, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 3.0

Boavista Golf Resort

Holes: 18; Par: 71

One of the older developments on the west Algarve, Boavista Golf is a championship length 18 hole course set on undulating land by the coast east of Praia da Luz.. Designed by Howard Swan (UK based course architect) Boavista Golf Course is split into two distinctive parts. The1st, 2nd, 3rd plus the 13th to 18th holes ...

Silves Golf Resort, Ailves, Algarve, Portugal

Average Rating: Rating: 0.0

Silves Golf Resort

Holes: 18; Par: 70

Silves Golf Resort, part of the Pestana Golf Group, is set in a serene spot at the foot of the Monchique mountains (south of Silves).   The resort offers everything you would expect of a Pestana Golf Holidays Resort with bars, restaurants, golf villas, leisure activities and, of course, an 18 hole ...

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