The Algarve needs little introduction when it comes to golf holidays; countless championship courses, an incredible range of resorts, constant sunshine and exciting nightlife make it the complete destination for all golfers.

To celebrate its brilliance, we decided to run a competition on Twitter asking our followers to share photos from their golf holidays in the Algarve for the chance to win a free golf holiday to the spectacular Amendoeira Resort.

The Algarve appeal

We know that the Algarve is an immensely popular golf destination for many of our customers and with the variety of photos from the entries, it proves that you guys do get around!

Resorts like Monte Rei and Dom Pedro both epitomise the Algarve’s appeal, despite one having recently propelled itself into golfers’ wish lists and another being an established favourite.

Despite the years between their inception, they both boast beautiful landscapes which are used to create an exciting atmosphere in which to play golf. Dom Pedro’s Victoria Course does just that every year with the Portugal Masters while it surely can’t be long before the pros take to the stunning Monte Rei.

monte rei and dom pedro

There are of course, many, many more fantastic golf resorts to check out in the Algarve and luckily, Rory from Your Golf Travel has been to a fair few. Here are his top 5 Algarve golf courses (in no particular order…)

And the winner is….

Name: David Pearce

Twitter: @DTP1001

Course: Vale Do Lobo, Royal Course


The Prize

Amendoeira Golf Resort is home to two championship courses, amazing accommodation and some of the best facilities you’ll find in the Algarve.

The Oceanico Faldo and Oceanico O’Connor courses are both stunning in their own right and both boast incredible course layouts; the O’Connor course even has its own take on Augusta’s Amen Corner!

The surrounding beauty is also something to behold as both the courses and luxury apartments offer views of the Monchique Mountains. While playing you will be amongst many almond, olive and carob trees as well as lots of flora and fauna, making it a delight to walk round.

The prize includes a 3 night, bed and breakfast stay in one of the luxury 2 bedroom apartments with unlimited golf on the he Faldo & O’Connor courses including buggies – Enjoy, David!

Best of the rest

Name: Ronnie Hall

Twitter: @Ronniehall6472

Course: Victoria Course

Prize: £50 YGT Voucher

Villamoura Victoria Course

Name: Dan Earnshaw

Twitter: @D_C_Earnshaw


Prize: £50 YGT Voucher


Name: Timothy James

Twitter: @TimRhysJames

Course: Vale do Lobo, Ocean Course

Prize: £50 YGT Voucher

Vale do Lobo Ocean Course

Name: Aran O’Doherty

Twitter: @AranODoherty

Course: Vale do Lobo, Royal Course

Prize: £50 YGT Voucher

Vale do lobo royal course

Name: Mark Cobb

Twitter: @Markcobb78


Prize: £50 YGT Voucher


Name: John Cowper

Twitter: @jcowper1

Course: Vale do Lobo

Prize: £50 YGT Voucher

Vale do lobo group

Thank you to everyone who entered and sent in their Algarve photos. Congratulations to our winners and keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter account for more great competitions like this.

George Blackwell

George Blackwell

High-handicapper who gets false confidence from last minute trips to the driving range. Playing in new countries every year and writing about them every day. Love a golf pun but they're never I've heard.

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