The Algarve is Portugal’s most southern region, with 100 miles of coastline that spans from the border with Spain to the western town of Sagres. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country, attracting visitors with its warm Mediterranean climate, beautiful sandy beaches, charming fishing villages, and numerous golf courses.
With over 70 golf courses dotting the shoreline from east to west, it is easy to see why the Algarve is truly a golf-lover’s heaven. Whether you are a weekend duffer or a scratch golfer, you are sure to find a course that will meet your level of play.
The following are a few of the top courses in the area:
- Monte Rei Golf (North) – Set in the foothills of the eastern Algarve with views of the mountains and the sea. Located in Vila Nova de Cacela (near Tavira). For more information click here
- San Lorenzo Golf – Joe Lee designed this world class course. Watch out for the 18th hole with its semi-island green. Located in Quinta do Lago (near Faro). For more information click here
- Quinta da Cima Golf – Designed by Rocky Roquemore, a well know architect. This is a long (6,586 meters) and challenging course. Located in Vila Nova de Cacela (near Tavira). For more information click here
Photo credit: Monte Rei Golf & Country Club
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