Algarve, Portugal travel info

Guide to Algarve, Portugal

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Portugal travel facts

Portugal map
Area (sq km): 91,950
Population: 10,524,145
Nationality: Portuguese
Local Name: Portugal
Language: Portuguese,
Mirandese
Time Zone: GMT
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Lisbon
Dialling Code: +351
Electricity: 220V/50Hz
Internet Code: .pt
Religion: Roman Catholic,
Protestant
Climate: Mediterranean,
Maritime
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 8.30-15.00
Major Airports: Faro(FAO),
Lisbon(LIS),
Madeira(FNC),
Porto(OPO)

Play Algarve golf courses from Algarve villas

Discover the Algarve golf courses, reputed as the best in Portugal. Book golf breaks in the Algarve and tee off at the fabulous golf courses in western Algarve or find yourself putting atop massive cliffs that plunge hundreds of metres below into the sea. No matter where you play, stay in Algarve villas.

San Lorenzo Golf Course
San Lorenzo Golf Course

Algarve golf courses

Algarve golf courses are the finest in Portugal, created by top architects with a view to blend the courses into the natural landscape. Strolling out onto the courses from Algarve villas and villas in Portugal discover a true golfer’s haven with a temperate climate making the great game of golf enjoyable year round.

Vilamoura and Vale do Lobo

Central Algarve golf courses are the best around Vilamoura and Vale do Lobo. The golf courses in eastern Algarve are the new comers, whilst those golf courses in western Algarve offer amazing landscapes and fantastic fairways.

Golf courses in western Algarve : Penina Golf Course

The golf courses in western Algarve take in the Atlantic coastline’s dramatic scenery at some of the best golf courses in Algarve. Among them is Penina Golf Course, the first golf course in Algarve. Designed by Sir Henry Cotton, Penina has several times hosted the Portuguese Open. Morgado Golf Course is relatively new and is a good bet for all skill levels with wooded fairways and deep bunkers. Near Lagos is one of the best golf courses in western Algarve, Palmares Golf Course. Palmares is gorgeous blend of beach and mountain with impeccably maintained grounds and a great clubhouse.

San Lorenzo Golf Course : Central Algarve golf courses

Central Algarve golf courses are the most concentrated in Portugal. The central Algarve golf courses have been challenging and pleasing novices, intermediates and pros for decades. San Lorenzo Golf Course in Almancil is the best of the best having been voted between 2nd and 5th for Best Continental European Golf Course. Pestana Pinta Golf Course blends into the olive groves with championship grace. Sheraton Pine Cliffs may only be nine holes, but its location overlooking the ocean and its pristine conditions make it a favourite.

Old Course and Millennium Golf

The Old Course by Vilamoura is one of the most respected golf courses in central Algarve. The par 73 has been attracting seasoned golfers for years. The Millennium Golf Course is an open course also near Vilamoura, west of Faro. Vila Sol Golf Course has hosted the Portuguese Open many times with its narrow fairways in a well maintained wooded setting. Victoria Golf Course has earned the reputation as one of the best new courses in Europe.

Quinta do Lago

There are lots of lakes and water hazards that demand accurate shots. Victoria Golf Course also features a top notch driving range and putting area. Quinta do Lago North and Quinta do Lago South golf courses are well established as world class international golf courses. The home of many opens and championships, Quinto do Lago North and South will test your game and leave you wanting more.

Golf courses in eastern Algarve : Benamor Golf

Eastern Algarve courses are making their mark on the Portuguese circuit. Benamor Golf Course is the brainchild of famed English architect, Sir Henry Cotton. Benamor is a challenging par 71 with strategically placed bunkers and water holes around the greens and trees dotting the fairways. Castro Marim is a newer course with wide undulating fairways and a great golf academy.

Ria Formosa Natural Park is a place of natural beauty and grandeur where the Quinta da Ria Golf Course makes a lovely addition to the landscape. There are five lakes and loads of bunkers and trees requiring players to make ambitious and accurate shots. Quinta de Sima is known for nasty dog-legs and demanding greens. There are two driving ranges, a putting green and a well stocked pro shop.

Golf breaks Algarve

When planning your golf breaks in the Algarve, VillasPeople.com can help you find the perfect Algarve villas close to so many great Algarve golf courses.

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