Where can I play golf in Portugal while on holiday?
The Algarve, Lisbon, Porto, Madiera and The Azores are all areas in Portugal that welcome golfers each year. The most popular area in Portugal, and arguably Europe, is The Algarve. Golfers heading here can expect lovely sandy beaches and bustling nightlife with the likes of Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago attracting golfers of all handicaps each year. Lisbon combines championship golf with all of the excitement of a capital city. The excellent Praia D'El Rey, Oitavos, West Cliffs and Troia are the stand out courses to play when exploring the expansive Atlantic coastline.
Where are most golf courses in Portugal?
Nearly three-quarters of all the golf courses in Portugal are located in the Algarve and Lisbon areas creating an unparalleled range of quality golf in such a small area.
How much does a Portugal golf holiday cost?
3 nights accommodation and 2 rounds of golf start from £149 at the ever-popular Pestana Carvoeiro in the West Algarve. The lowest prices are found when travelling in December or January while the months of July, August, September and October are the most expensive due to its popularity amongst golfers and those seeking a warm summer holiday alike. The most expensive golf holidays in Portugal are enjoyed at the likes of the award-winning Conrad Algarve, Quinta do Lago and the Jack Nicklaus designed Monte Rei.
What are the best golf courses for low handicappers on a Portugal golf holiday?
Monte Rei is a popular choice with its championship layout quickly being ranked as the number 1 golf course in Portugal. This Eastern Algarve masterpiece is one that meanders through the mature Portuguese countryside to provide a challenge that is perfect for lower handicap golfers. Those seeking a championship challenge can also do so at The Dom Pedro Victoria course which has hosted The European Tour for over 10 years, the famed Sir Henry Cotton layout at Penina and Oitavos in Cascais which is also a past European Tour host.
Do I need a handicap to play golf in Portugal?
You may need to provide an official handicap certificate at some golf courses in Portugal, this varies from course to course, speak to your Golf Travel Expert for advice.