A course built on hillsides and over uneven ground with views over a fishing village. With a number of different obstacles such as bunkers, lakes and rivers, it provides challenge of great diversity.
This is a course of great beauty, perfectly blending beach and mountain scenery. Its clubhouse, set between holes nine and ten, provides a fantastic panorama of 25 km of the Atlantic coastline.
Designed by Howard Swan, the course has been successfully integrated into the existing natural terrain; his use of these features makes Boavista a delight to the eye.
The first golf course to be built In the Algarve, Penina is considered the masterpiece of Sir Henry Cotton. It was the location for five of the Portuguese Open Championships.
Alto Golf runs through two valleys, and was the last to be designed by Sir Henry Cotton. Its hole number 16, named "The Giant", is a 604 metres for a Par 5, and is considered the longest in Europe.
Vale da Pinta
Situated near Carvoeiro in an old olive grove, Vale da Pinta is a championship course that is, nonetheless, adaptable to any kind of game.
Quinta do Gramacho
With just nine holes, Quinta do Gramacho has nevertheless a complete course layout, thanks to its double tees and greens. The natural vegetation surrounding it is very beautiful, blending perfectly with a number of artificial lakes and gently sloping fairways.
Vale do Milho
This is a short nine hole course which is visually very attractive, yet surprising because of its challenging nature. Ideal for practising with short irons.
Situated close to the sea, Salgados and its lakes pose a challenge to the technical skills of golfers.
Known for the impeccable condition in which it is kept, Pine Cliffs is a nine hole course that runs along impressive cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
A Par 73 course set in beautiful and tranquil landscape. Because of the great variety of its holes, it requires a careful selection of irons. In 1979 it hosted the Portuguese Open.
This course, built in the middle of a pinewood, brings together two very different architectural concepts - British and American.
The 18 Holes have been laid out over level ground and provide and with the exception of the eleventh and twelve that take the player around and over a lake, it is open fairways for the player with very few trees to present difficulties. It is a course that can be likened to some degree to the challenges that are provided by a Links course. However, there are many water hazards with strategically placed bunkers in open terrain.
The course is a pleasure to play with subtle with few very tricky situations except for possibly the the par-3 sixth with its lake on the left of the fairway waiting for erring balls.
A championship course of 18-hole par 72 course, occupying a total area of 90 hectares and with a total distance of 6,560 meters. A major attraction is formed by an exceptional driving range and by an enormous putting green area of around 2,500m2. It opened in 2004.
The great variety of trees adds special charm to a course blessed with excellent facilities. In 1992 and 1993 it was selected for the Portuguese Open, so consolidating its international reputation.
The Ocean Course, part of the Vale de Lobo tourist resort, is located near the sea, thus creating very pleasant game conditions. It is est in a region that is a genuine paradise.
This is one of the best known courses in the world, because of its famous Par 3 hole, which requires a shot of more than 200 metres over three spectacular cliffs.
Quinta do Lago South
Situated in an truly international setting, synonymous with luxury and exclusivity, Quinta do Lago has played host to seven Portugues Opens.
Quinta do Lago North
This course has great par 5 holes requiring power and accuracy to play them well, also providing superb views. All par 4 holes, except 10 and 13 are dog-legs, demanding precise tee shots.
This is a highly original course with two sets of nine holes that have completely opposing characteristics. The spacious practice area is well used by a number of professional golfers in the period before the tournament season begins.
Rare and many-faceted beauty matched by impeccable upkeep make this course a true "pearl" of Portuguese golf. Its eighteen widely-ranging holes run past pine trees, lakes and beaches beside the Atlantic Ocean.
This course. designed by Sir Henry Cotton, is the first golf course to open east of the capital of the Algarve, Faro, and lies just outside of Tavira. The course is an undulating one, although not excessively so, offering views over the mountains to one side and the sea to the other.
The recently built course is part of a truly exceptional tourist development, designed to provide unforgettable moments of leisure. It has a very special setting in the peaceful atmosphere of the eastern Algarve.
Quinta da Ria
This spectacular 18 hole golf course is in the Ria Formosa Natural Park and spreads along an almost flat surface of 660.000 m2 down to the Ria Formosa itself, hanging over it and with a stunning view of the sea.
Quinta de Cima
A Championship style course of great character. Running through the stunning layout is a series of lakes connected by a stream, which the architect has skillfully incorporated as an added challenge.
This attractive par-3 course is one of the Algarve´s golfing gems. Set within the Balaia Golf Village complex, east of the bustling holiday resort of Albufeira anda looking out over the ocean.
Golf do Morgado
This new championship golf course, the first of a projected two, lies on the lower slopes of Monchique. In golf course construction terms the terrain is unique in the Algarve.