Stretching from Faro in the West along its beautiful sixty miles of coastline to Vila de Santo Antonio, the Eastern Algarve has always been very much the unsung area for golf. However, with the popularity of other areas of the Algarve at saturation point, now is a perfect time to discover what a great and undiscovered region this is.
Before reading the golf course reviews below, if you would like to book fantastic Algarve golf holidays today and enjoy the best golf courses the Eastern area of this region has to offer we can offer numerous golf packages combining hotels and resorts to cater for your every need.
How To Get There
By air, Faro International airport is served by all regional airports from the UK and now carries over six million visitors annually with the busiest month’s March through to October the most popular for travel.
Best Time To Visit
The climate in the Algarve is an all year-round temperate climate, with the highest temperatures reached in the summer months.
Where To Play
Some of the best courses in Europe are in the Algarve, check out our dedicated infographic containing a guide to where to find Algarves best golf courses.
Monte Rei is the Algarves most prestigious golf course and the only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course in Portugal. The golf course is spread across 1,000 acres of prime countryside taking in and maximising the natural terrain to its fullest offering the ultimate Monte Rei experience every time.
The Algarve’s most famous designer Sir Henry Cotton designed and opened Benamor in the latter half of 2000 and is located just a few kilometres due East of Tavira. A relatively open and flat golf course Benamor has been designed to be one of the most enjoyable golf courses for golfers of all abilities.
Castro Marim GC
Quinta do Vale golf course is another great golf course from the Master himself. The late, great, Severiano Ballesteros added Quinta do Vale to his extensive portfolio of quality golf course. Ballesteros has used every one of the 75 hectares available to him to integrate the golf course into what will soon become another great in this unspoilt and undiscovered region.
Quinta da Ria & Quinta da Ria GC
These two 18-hole championship golf courses sit adjacent to one another on the outskirts of Tavira. The two courses are very different in that Quinta da Ria is the shorter of the two and runs down to and along the coastline and is adjacent Quinta da Cima is the big sister of the two golf courses is longer and runs inland has open fairways and strategically placed almond trees to test the best of golfers.
Where To Stay
Vila Gale Tavira
The Vila Gale Tavira is another four-star hotel from the ever-popular chain and is centrally located in the heart of Tavira, The largest town in the region and one of the original Moorish settlements in the region. This popular hotel is ideal to discover the region just 30 minutes from Faro airport and just two kilometres from Benamor golf course.
Praia Verde Boutique Hotel is located in the Eastern Algarve, just 57 kilometres from Faro international airport and overlooks the Severiano Ballesteros designed Quinta do Vale golf course. Voted in 2014 by CNN as the best new boutique hotel in Europe. The hotel is a new concept and is a new modern concept with the Lobby Market a unique open space that is used in various guises in that it is a grocery store, reception, bar, working place, play area, reception and also managers work desk. All 65 suites and rooms are spacious and light and designed in very modern clean lines and very minimalistic. The Terra restaurant is unique with its wood oven serving rustic local food. Staying here is an experience, close to nature, overlooking a great golf course, highly recommended whether you are golfing or otherwise.
Monte Rei Golf Resort
Monte Rei Golf resort is located in the area due East of Faro airport, just a short drive from the Guardiano river. The two golf courses here are both fantastic golf course designs from the great Jack Nicklaus portfolio and are officially Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses. Situated in over 1000 acres this ever-growing resort has a selection of luxury accommodation from two bedroom shared villas to four and five bedroom luxury villas all appointed to the highest of standards. There are numerous facilities available on the resort catering for golfers, families and non-golfers alike. Staying at Monte Rei is truly a rewarding experience and one we believe every golfer and non-golfer alike should experience, don’t take our word for it, go on try it for yourself.
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