Vila Gale Marina

Vila Gale Marina

    Vila Gale Marina is rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 15 verified reviews from YGT customers.

    The 4* Vila Galé Marina overlooks the stunning marina, which is the focal point of Vilamoura itself, and is also close to the beach and the town's renowned casino.

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    The accommodation is comprised of 240 rooms, all of which have a private terrace or balcony, in addition to air-conditioning, satellite television, direct dial telephone, safe deposit box and lovely modern furnishings.

    Basing yourself at the Vila Galé Marina will ensure that you are in the heart of the action in the famous resort town, making it the perfect choice for your next golfing holiday.

    The Vila Galé Marina has an outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, as well as a Turkish bath, gymnasium, games room and kids club.

    In Vilamoura, head to Casa del Forno for Italian food, or the Ostra d'Ouro Grill at the Marina for sublime seafood.

    Golfers will benefit from free transfers to the courses at Vilamoura and Vila Sol.

    The hotel's Galeo Restaurant is a relaxed dining room, serving a great variety of international cuisine.

    Golfer reviews

    Very comfortable and ideally located...

    Just a quick note to thank you for arranging a very enjoyable golf holiday. The hotel was very comfortable and ideally located and the five golf courses we played were all top class.

    The Hotel was first class...

    Just a short Email to thank you and your staff for a most fantastic golf holiday. The Hotel was first class and the view from the room over the Marina was a bonus. All aspects of our trip went like clock work; the transfers were all on time, the golf was great and as such I would gladly endorse your company and the Vila Gale Marina Hotel to anyone.

    I have never heard my husband and friends speak so highly of golf holiday...

    I am writing to let you know how my husband and his friends got on after their golfing holiday in Portugal last week. Considering how many golf trips they’ve been on I have never heard my husband and friends speak so highly of golf holiday, everything from transfers to hotel to golf courses and weather were exceptional. Although I guess I can’t thank you for the weather!

    I want to thank you and the all the team at Your Golf Travel for helping me choose this golf break. He had a wonderful 50th birthday to cherish I will have no hesitation in booking with you again or recommending YGT when my husband wants to book again.

    Great for getting to the marina and the nightlife...

    Thank you for organising our golf trip to the Algarve. The service and professionalism was outstanding and we enjoyed our dealings with Your Golf Travel.

    Overall it went very well. The transfers to and from the airport to our hotel were perfect, as was the transport to the courses.

    The Oceanico Old Course was lovely, but unfortunately quite a few of the greens had been sanded which didn’t always help the putting!

    The favourite course of the golf break was the Oceanico Victoria course. The Victoria is a superb course which presents a really good challenge. The quality of the golf is reflected in the clubhouse where the staff are friendly and very helpful.

    Overall this was an excellent golf holiday. The hotel was well situated and was great for getting to the marina and the nightlife, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly with brilliant English.

    There were also some great restaurants in the local area and the prices weren’t too shabby either! The hotel facilities were great and the breakfast selection provided a good choice of delicious food.

    We would definitely book an Algarve golf tour again as I’m sure there are other great golf courses out there that we have yet to play...San Lorenzo springs to mind!

    We would recommend booking this golf holiday package...

    We have just returned from a fabulous 4 days in Vilamoura, staying at the Vila Gale Marina hotel and playing 5 of the Oceanico golf courses.

    The golf break package offered by was fantastic value. All transfers were on time and efficient and we seemed to have so much more time than previous golf trips when we had hired our own vehicles.

    The hotel was good value for bed and breakfast and situated not for from the 19th hole which was a popular Marina meeting place. We found some good value restaurants away from the Marina which were happy to provide up to 4 bottles of wine to encourage our custom!! We then hit the "Irish Cabin" where we saw a good rock band. This place was great fun and there was a fantastic atmosphere.

    The Oceanico Old Course was a good place to start and much enjoyed by all. 6 of us played Laguna the following morning. As the name implies there is plenty of water to negotiate but overall was pretty fair. The afternoon saw us take on the challenge of Victoria, a course on which the Portugese Masters is held. This is a difficult course for a mid handicapper as the rough is very penal even if you’re only off line by a tad.

    On the Saturday we played the Millennium Course which was more like Laguna and the Old course and definitely easier than Victoria.

    On our last day we travelled a little further to the Faldo Course at Amandoeira. I have decided that Mr Faldo is a sadist! This is a spectacular course but one you need your “A" game on. It has long carries and climbs up and down a hillside which previously would have seen only goats, snakes and lizards!!

    We had a great welcome on all the courses and we would recommend booking this golf holiday package from if available next year.

    The hotel was really good value for money...

    Thanks to Your Golf Travel, my family and I enjoyed a wonderful golf break in Portugal and we can’t wait to go back for another Algarve golf holiday. The hotel was really good value for money and was a really comfortable and convenient place to stay for our time in Portugal. They staff were very helpful and were great at organising shuttle buses to and from the surrounding golf courses.

    Me and my sons played the Oceanico Millennium, Old and Victoria courses and we were very impressed with what we found. Each course posed a different challenge and on the whole, the Oceanico courses seem to provide the ultimate package. We are looking forward to trying the other courses in the Vilamoura area next time we come back.

    The food in the hotel was fine but we had most of our meals in the local restaurants around the Marina, which is easliy accessible thanks to the hotel's excellent location. The marina is a vibrant place and was perfect for relaxing and having a laugh in the evenings.

    Your Golf Travel provide a very attentive service throughout and are efficient and prompt when helping make changes to the itinerary.

    The ideal base for a golf break...

    Just wanted to say thank you for our fantastic golf break in Portugal! It was probably the best golf holiday my husband and his cousin have ever been on and from my point of view, dealing with YGT has been quick, easy and painless...fantastic service and value for money to be had here!

    The guys were in golf heaven when they arrived on the first tee of the Oceanico Laguna Course and apparently the quality of the Pinhal and the Millennium courses were equally as impressive. We stayed at the Vila Gale Marina Hotel which was the ideal base for a golf break, with good food and great facilities. Unfortunately due to a ruptured cruciate ligament I couldn't play golf but my time spent at the hotel, lounging by the pool and relaxing in the Turkish Bath was very nice indeed!

    I hope to go back in the spring for a few rounds of golf though!

    Overall I would rate the hotel as 9/10...

    This was our 4th golf trip with YGT and our 2nd to play the Oceanico golf courses in Vilamoura, which are all superb. We played 4 courses this time around including the Pinhal, Old Course, Millennium and Victoria. The Victoria was where Tom Lewis won the Portuguese Masters 3 weeks previously so that was interesting experience! Quite how he got so many birdies from the back tees there I will never know!

    I would give all of the golf courses except the Pinhal a 9/10. The Pinhal would get a 7/10 based purely on the quality of the greens which, at the time, were a bit disappointing. The facilities at all of the courses are brilliant as well and they even cleaned all of our clubs at Victoria for free.

    The bar meals and drinks were reasonably priced too.

    Our hotel in Vilamoura was superb. We stayed at the Vila Gale Marina which is really close to all the bars and restaurants, making for convenient nights out on the town. The big buffet breakfasts set us up well for golf each day and overall I would rate the hotel as 9/10.

    As usual YGT were brilliant. Any issues or changes to the plan were dealt with professionally and efficiently and as of yet I have not found anywhere else where you can get such outstanding value for money. The fact that I’ve used YGT numerous times speaks for itself because I tend not to deal with people I don't like!

    The best thing about the Vila Gale Marine is its central location...

    So I’d like to say right up front that our golf break to Vilamoura was fabulous, everything ran smoothly just like the previous year and everyone in our group (12 golfers) had a great time.

    We booked for 3 nights in early September, and having arrived at midday on Thursday our drivers were waiting at the airport and were pleased to find the Vila Gale Marina was able to accommodate an early check in for everyone. The rooms were clean, of a decent size and met our needs and everyone had a balcony overlooking the pool which was appreciated, as was the fridge in the rooms.

    Breakfast was also good, better than most places we have been in previous years. Most of the group spent the rest of Thursday relaxing by the pool which was great as there was plenty of sun beds plus poolside bar for food and drinks. The best thing about the Vila Gale Marine is its central location, being so close to the Marina and surrounding streets hit the mark in the evenings with plenty of lively bars, restaurants and nitespots just a short walk from your room!

    We played three courses in Vilamoura and transfers using the Oceanic shuttle service were reliable and fast (10-15mins). The Old Course was our favorite, great condition, very playable and provided good challenge for all levels.

    Day 2 we played Oceanico Laguna which is totally different to the Old Course, with fewer trees and plenty of water, but just as much fun. The only slight negative I’d call out about Laguna was that some of the areas between holes were a bit scruffy and untended.

    The final day we played Pinhal where the front 9 was pretty tough with quite testing drives to narrow, tree lined fairways. I’d say this course is more suited to better players but the back 9 was a little more open and (there were 2 temporary greens due to reconstruction work) so our group enjoyed the course overall.

    The organization and service at all 3 courses was first class and better than anything we experienced on previous trips to Spain. The clubhouses, facilities, buggies, driving ranges, pro shops and starters were all excellent, in particular at Pinhal where everyone's clubs were cleaned after we finished. There wasn’t a beer buggy at Pinhal so we had to rely on the halfway house for refreshments, but the meal and prize giving in the clubhouse were very good.

    Overall I would rate the whole experience as 8.5 out of 10. Thanks YGT for your organisation and service which scores a 10. You really couldn’t have done any more to make the trip a success and have already got our business for next year!

    The hotel was in a great location...

    The hotel was in a great location with friendly staff. The standard rooms are a bit small and pokey, with no balconies so in the end the whole group upgraded rooms, many opting for the Senior Suites, which are fantastic for 2 or 4 to share. The reception staff handled the issues well and in many cases we had free upgrades.

    In summary, as a group of 28 we have just returned from Villamoura, booked and organised by the superb Yourgolftravel. If you are heading to Villamoura, you must play Quinta do Lago's Laranjal Course which is truly stunning! Don’t be put off by the small clubhouse, or openness of the course, this is one of Portugal’s very best!

    Vila Gale Marina was the perfect hotel...

    Once again YGT have provided our group with a fantastic golfing experience. Transfers were spot on and the Vila Gale Marina was the perfect hotel. The golf courses were in superb condition. I have strongly recommend YGT to a friend who is considering a future trip to the Algarve.

    Ticks all the boxes for a golf break...

    The hotel, Vila Gale Marina is one we have stopped at previously and it ticks all the boxes for a golf break. Its central location means we have walking distance to all the bars and restaurants and just short journeys to the golf courses. The rooms are clean, spacious and all have balconies overlooking the pool. The transport to and from the courses and airport was first class; always on time which is just what we wanted.

    Regarding the golf, we played on the Monday at the Oceanico Faldo course. The clubhouse is very luxurious and the staff are very welcoming. Our clubs were taken from the mini bus as we arrived and the next time we saw them was when they were on the buggies ready for our round. The course itself is fantastic too. The tee shot on the first is a challenging start but the course only gets harder. The fairways were tight but like carpets and the greens large but quick.

    It's a good job we had buggies as the course covers miles! I would recommend it to anyone.

    Next day we returned to the same complex to play the O'Connor. Although flatter with wider fairways than the Faldo, I found this a more appealing course. The layout is amazing with many hazards, huge bunkers and massive greens. All my party were blown away by the layout and condition of the course. This is a must play for anyone visiting the Algarve.

    Wednesday we played the Oceanico Old Course. We've played it twice before and although it's not my favourite; a lot of the guys with me loved it. It's more like a UK course but the holes are quite challenging and the course condition was very good, despite us being warned by the starter that they were working on the greens. They were quick but true and a joy to putt on.

    Finally we played at Oceanico Laguna. We have also played this course before and really enjoy the layout. The fairways are wide and generous but each hole has its hazards and traps so you really have to plot your way around. The greens were the best we played all week but unfortunately the fairways were not so good. They were very dry and bare and were obviously in need of a lot of water.

    The nightlife in Vilamoura is what also keeps us booking year after year. The restaurants are good and not too expensive. Most gave us free beer and wine in order to entice us in and you can always negotiate a good deal. We visited several bars (as you do) but we loved The Cool Cod (2 Euros a pint), Rui’s Karaoke bar and the Irish Cabin. The latter has a live band every night and they are fantastic. Great atmosphere and great music.

    All in all, the holiday was what we wanted and expected. Vilamoura is a heaven on earth for golfers, I'm sure we will be back again next year through Your Golf Travel.

    The Vila Gale Marina was spot on...

    We had yet another great Vilamoura golf holiday, seamlessly organised by YGT.

    We played three of the Oceanico courses: Pinhal, Laguna and Millennium. The greens were a bit spongy on Pinhal but the other courses were great for a group of mid-handicappers.

    The Vila Gale Marina was spot on. The hotel facitilites and food were great and golf transfers were all spot on. We enjoyed some great weather and there are plenty of bars and restaurants within five minutes of the hotel.

    We had a really good trip!

    The Vila Gale Marina hotel is excellent value for money...

    Thank you for your great organisation for our Vilamoura trip on 19th May. It suited us perfectly. 

    We played the Oceanico Laguna, Millenium and Pinhal courses and all were in good condition with  Pinhal being by far the best. We enjoyed great hospitality at both Laguna & Millenium clubhouse. It’s a pity Pinhal don't have a balcony overlooking the course in the sun though!

    The Vila Gale Marina hotel is excellent value for money. It’s very clean, there’s a great buffet breakfast selection and we ate there one evening and food was very good. Rooms were comfortable and were available to us well before the normal check-in time which was a sign of great service.

    Vilamoura itself is the ideal hotel location for a golf holiday in the Algarve. We were able to walk into the town for dinner in the evening where there’s an abundance of good Portuguese restaurants delivering tasty, well priced food.

    Our overall verdict would be 8 out of 10 and we would definitely re-visit.

    A fantastic trip...

    A quick note to thank you for organising what was a fantastic trip last week. The level of service all the way through from your golf travel, to the fantastic Vila Gale Marina Hotel, and all 3 golf courses was superb. The drivers never let us down either and were second to none so we’ll definitely be booking again next year.

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