The southern coast of Portugal is known as the Algarve, where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean meet. A golf trip to The Algarve conjures images of endless golden sand beaches and pretty villages set against beautifully carved cliffs. Great value golf holidays with a variety of golf courses to be explored. Local restaurants serve Piri Piri chicken or grilled sardines freshly caught that day.
Our story started in this area, where we specialised in villas and golf resorts in the Algarve. This soon became our passion, and with our success, we expanded our portfolio to other areas. The Algarve has so much to offer that you'll return for more. Every year, our team comes to ensure that our knowledge and advice for clients are up to date.
It's no wonder our clients return to the Algarve year after year. In addition to the relaxed local culture and beautiful scenery, the region offers a vast array of top golf courses and hotels for you to discover.
Whilst the Algarve has become very popular with tourists it manages to retain a traditional feel. The area has grown since the 1980's when golf holiday packages became popular. However most of the coast and inland areas has maintained the charm that makes he region so appealing.
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Throughout the booking process, our friendly team at 360 will be there to advise you in planning a trip that is perfect for your group. The variety of courses is incredible, ranging from top-ranked challenging to open and easier-playing resort courses. We'll help you find the perfect getaway.
Away from golf, there's a lot more to explore. This region will keep you busy whether you are looking for relaxation or entertainment. There are several charming villages and marketplaces to wander about during those lazy days or simply learn about the area's history and culture. Enjoy living as the locals do and soak up the relaxed way of life. On the other hand, there are other areas that include lively pubs and restaurants in picture-perfect settings.
Located on the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, the Quinta Do Lago exclusive estate offers high-quality accommodation and world-class golf on your doorstep. Whilst the surrounding scenery is outstanding, other activities include Quinta Shopping, and nearby Vale do Lobo.
Stay at - Quinta do Lago Hotel
Best for golf - Laranjal Golf Course
The Best for Convenience - Culture, breathtaking views, world class golf courses are all on offer within 15 minutes of the airport.
The international airport is the main entry point into the region for the vast majority who fly. However, the historic town of Faro has a lot to offer. Historic squares, churches & cathedral with cobbled streets; topped by some delicious food. The courses and resorts are only a 15-minute drive away. Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, two five-star popular resorts are also nearby.
For a luxurious retreat in within easy reach of sandy beaches and fantastic courses, try The Conrad Algarve.
The Best for Relaxation - Explore the rolling hills in this tranquil hidden gem. Home of Portugal's number one course, Monte Rei.
Located in the eastern Algarve around 25 minutes from the airport, when you visit Tavira, it's like returning to the age when the Moors reigned. Some of the best seafood in the region can be found in the town's quaint restaurants. This is an easy going town and full of character. Also, don't miss the high class Monte Rei, a Jack Nicklaus designed championship course.
Stay at - Monte Rei Golf Resort
Best for Charm - Unwind in unspoilt countryside with views of the Monchique mountains. Alvor provides local culture and classic golf resorts.
If you enjoy sampling fresh fish and local wine, this could be a top golf holiday destination. Stay at nearby Penina and enjoy trips to the harbour whilst meandering around cobbled streets and whitewashed townhouses. You can also visit nearby Portimao, the centre for Sardine fishing in the Algarve, for Praia da Rocha beach and Alto Golf. The historic castle town of Silves is a short drive away, where you can enjoy culture and golf at Silves Golf Course.
Best for Families - A charming coastal town with stunning natural scenery, with good quality golf within a short drive.
A small town on the coast with stunning cliffs overlooking the beach. The Algar Seco rocks at and Benagil caves Carvoeiro are worth a visit, widely Instagrammed for a good reason. There are a number of high quality hotels here and some nice restaurants around the fishing marina. This is a popular town in the Algarve and provides you everything you need. Our recommendation for is the Pestana Golf Resort Carvoerio offers great local golf and vibrant local culture.
Take a look at our guide to the best courses in the Algarve here.
Our knowledgeable and helpful team will walk you through the planning process. Having visited the area extensively, they can recommend several options for your golf break and tailor a holiday just for you. We will then seamlessly hand you over to a dedicated holiday manager who will take care of things right up until the first tee.
Flying to the Algarve is easy via Faro airport. Flight times are around 3 hours from all major UK airports.
The peak season for playing golf is April to May in the spring; and September to October in Autumn. Temperatures average around the early 20s, perfect for playing golf. The golf courses are quieter from June through to the end of August, coinciding with the year's warmest weather.
Vilamoura, Albufeira, Alvor and Lagos are the best places. They offer a superb selection of restaurants, bars, casinos and nightclubs to keep even the most active golfers amused. The marina is the perfect place to people-watch, chill out and grab a few drinks.
You can discover great sea-fishing, formula one experience days out at the Autodromo do Algarve or a trip to Tavira Island and visit the local wildlife. The best beaches in Europe can be found at Praia do Sao Rafael. See spectacular geological features at Ponta da Piedade. Take a boat tour to Ria Formosa and the islands of Ilha Armona, Ilha do Faro and Ilha Deserta, discovering the nature reserve in all its beauty. There are also great waterparks to enjoy when away from the course.
There are currently 42 top golf courses in the Algarve that visitors can play in. It's the most densely populated area of golf courses in Portugal.
The Euro is the currency used in the Algarve and Portugal.
The average holiday in the Algarve can last from a few days to a few weeks. It all depends on your schedule and budget. We find that most trips are less than a week long.
There are a few ways to find discounts. One way is to search our offers page. There are different offers, including free golf transfers, group golf discounts where one in eight goes free, unlimited golf rounds, and free club hire. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us directly, either via telephone or email enquiry form, and we will be happy to provide you with a tailored quotation that matches your requirements.
Across Portugal, UK residents do not currently require a Visa for entry.
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