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Golf Holidays in Algarve

The Algarve is the most popular destination for golf breaks a year in year out, there are so many incredible courses to play.
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Enjoy Golf Breaks in the Algarve

Golf holidays in the Algarve is a popular choice among golfers because of the vast selection of championship courses and first-class resorts. Aside from the sunny all year-round weather and glorious coastline, there are plenty of bars and clubs to keep you entertained late into the night, making it an ideal golf getaway.

An Algarve Golf Holiday is Suitable For all Abilities

With over 40 golf courses to choose from, the Algarve has plenty to offer golfers of all ability levels. For the scratch players there are plenty of tournament standard and even a PGA course at Palmares Golf. Play along the coast at the stunning resorts of Vale do Lobo or Quinta do Lago, or venture further down the coast and experience coastal gems such as Palmares. The most visited regions are the beautiful towns of Albufeira and Vilamoura.

Luxury accommodation, multiple championship golf courses and miles of golden sand beaches in Algarve are just some of the reasons why golf holidays in Southern Portugal are so popular with holidaymakers around the world.

Why Choose a Golf holiday in the Algarve?

  • It's a golfer's paradise for small and large groups with some of Europe's top championship golf courses.
  • Boasts several world-class golf resorts often within walking distance of fairways.
  • Ease of travel, only a 2.5-hour flight from the UK to Faro Airport.
  • A wide variety of entertainment, dining, and cultural options nearby.
  • Fantastic beaches, spectacular scenery and coastal landscape.
  • Incredible nightlife.
  • Favourable climate with most months bathed in sunshine.

The Best Algarve Golf Resorts & Hotels

Amendoeira Golf Resort

Amendoeira Golf Resort - Views

3 nights bed and breakfast with unlimited golf from £305

A popular choice amongst those seeking Algarve golf packages, this is a magnificent golf resort surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf and natural beauty.

Dona Filipa Hotel & San Lorenzo Golf Course

San Lorenzo GC, Algarve

3 nights bed and breakfast 3 rounds from £305

Are you thinking of booking golf in Algarve and looking for something different? This luxury hotel has old-world charm with all contemporary conveniences.

Dom Pedro Vilamoura

Dom Pedro Old Course, Vilamoura

3 nights bed and breakfast 3 rounds from £335

A historic hotel in Vilamoura that has been a favourite of families for over 40 years, it is ideally positioned to discover everything the marina offers.

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

Penina Championship GC

3 nights bed and breakfast 3 rounds from £239

Penina golf is the original golf resort in the Algarve - with two championship golf courses on-site that offer excellent value, not to mention incredible service and world-class hospitality.

The Magnolia Golf Resort

The Magnolia Hotel, Algarve

3 nights bed and breakfast 2 rounds from £315

This resort is one of our best-selling golf holidays in the Algarve. A great four-star golfers boutique hotel with excellent facilities and a just five-minute walk from Quinta do Lago's heart.

Sao Rafael Suites

Sao Rafael Suites

3 nights all-inclusive with 2 rounds from £235

Sao Rafael boasts some of the largest golfers suites in the region. In addition, the all-inclusive menu here is one of the best around.

Experience The Best Golf Courses in the Algarve

It's no surprise that the area boasts some of Portugal's best golf courses, including some of Europe's best golf. Algarve golf courses often include signature holes with some on the coast offering links-like holes. Putting and practice greens are well maintained and challenging, with a lush landscape and pleasant weather. As a result, there are plenty of interesting holes to challenge yourself. The following is our selection of the best courses in the Algarve.

Our Pick of the Best Golf Destinations in the Algarve

Vilamoura 

Vilamoura is one of our best selling regions for Algarve golf breaks, not least because hotel accommodation is excellent with views over the marina and ocean. This is the place to visit if you’re looking to visit the beach, a marina, restaurants, championship golf and nightlife.  Discover the best golf courses in Vilamoura with our helpful guide.

Albufeira

Slightly further West along the coast and a top-rated resort for golfers from all walks of life who require golf packages with a twist. The town itself used to be famous for its New and Old areas, with its fashionable bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. The old with its quaint cafes, bars with Marina front views.

Faro

For the vast majority who fly, Faro airport is the main entry point into the region. However, the historic town has lots to offer, and the golf just 15 minutes drive away is simply stunning. This area includes the luxurious resorts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago.

Tavira

Visiting this town transports you back in time to when the moors roamed. The town's taverns and restaurants provide some of the finest fresh seafood in the area. Also, don't miss out on the region's four excellent golf courses, including the perhaps finest Jack Nicklaus designed Monte Rei.

Alvor

If you're looking for a beautiful place to spend a golf break, the busy and charming seaside town of Alvor is the perfect spot. The town provides all the Portuguese characters you’d expect and more. You'll have an unforgettable golfing experience with stunning courses and breathtaking scenery.

When planning your Algarve golf package, consider viewing our other golf destinations in Portugal, such as Madeira, Vilamoura and Lisbon.

Top Algarve Golf Holidays

Based on client feedback, our pick of the best combined accommodation and golf in the Algarve is as follows;

Salgados Dunas Suites

Salgados Golf Course

3 nights 2 rounds from £169

Monte Rei Golf Resort

Monte Rei North Golf Course, Algarvearial view of course

3 nights self-catering 2 rounds from £395

Pestana Alvor Praia

Pestana Alvor Praia

3 nights 2 rounds from £185

For more information about accommodation options, check out our guide to the best golf hotels in the Algarve.

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Algarve FAQ

Useful flight information for a golf break to the Algarve?

Flights access for golf holidays is easy via Faro airport, which all major UK airports and airlines serve. Flight times from the UK take around 3 hours. In addition, we have relationships with local transfer and car hire companies. So we can assist your group with all your golf travel needs.

Algarve weather - When is the best time to play golf in the Algarve?

The peak season for golf in the Algarve is April-May in the spring and September-October in Autumn. Temperatures in these periods average around the early 20s, perfect for playing golf. The golf courses are slightly quieter from June through to the end of August, which coincide with the year's warmest months.  For the travelling golfer, however, the Algarve can provide year-round golf.

Where are the best places for great nightlife?

Vilamoura, Albufeira, Alvor and Lagos are the best places - all offer a great selection of restaurants, bars, casinos and nightclubs to keep the most active of golfers amused. The marina at Vilamoura is the perfect place for to people watch, chill out and grab a few drinks. Our team can advise on the best Algarve golf deals with excellent nightlife.

Which UK Regional Airports serve this destination?

Flights are available from London Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff and Southend.

Other activities to enjoy in the Algarve?

Guests can discover great sea-fishing, formula one experience days out at the Autodromo do Algarve, Portimao, 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 formations 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. Vilamoura and Albufeira also have great waterparks to enjoy when away from the golf course. The region also has a great range of amusement theme parks.

How many golf courses are the in the Algarve?

There are 42 golf courses in the Algarve that can be played. All courses offer hire carts with some even offering caddies for your round of golf.

Which currency to use in the Algarve?

The Euro is the currency used in the Algarve and Portugal.

Why is the Algarve so popular for holidays?

There is no need to take the golf umbrella on this holiday although you might want to bring along plenty of golf balls and tees given the water hazards and bunkers on some courses plus sunglasses and sunscreen. In general, a combination of easy travel options, fantastic golf courses, hotels, nightlife and beautiful golden beaches. Throw in watersports culture and the weather, and you have the perfect golfing destination.

What is the average cost of a golf holiday in the Algarve?

The average cost of a golf holiday in the Algarve can vary greatly depending on the time of year, the type of accommodation, the number of rounds of golf, and the number of people in the group. Generally speaking, the cost will be lower in the shoulder seasons (April-May and September-October) than in the peak season (June-August).

How long is the average golf holiday in the Algarve?

The average golf holiday in the Algarve can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. It all depends on the person's schedule and budget. Some people may only have a few days to spare, while others may have a more flexible schedule. There are also a number of different golf courses in the Algarve, so people can choose to play at different courses during their stay.

What is the average length of a golf course in the Algarve?

The average length of a golf course in the Algarve is approximately 6,500 yards. This length can vary depending on the specific course and its location within the Algarve region. Some of the longer courses in the area stretch to over 7,000 yards, while some of the shorter courses may be closer to 6,000 yards in length.

What is the average number of rounds of golf played on a golf holiday in the Algarve?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on a number of factors, such as the length of the holiday, the number of golfers in the group, the weather conditions, and the standard of the golf courses. However, we would estimate that the average number of rounds of golf played on a golf holiday in the Algarve would be between 2 and 3.

Who do golf holidays in Algarve cater to?

There are a number of golf holidays in Algarve that cater to different types of golfers. For example, there are holidays that cater to those who want to improve their game, holidays that cater to those who want to relax and enjoy the scenery, and holidays that cater to those who want to experience the nightlife and culture of the region.

What are the most affordable golf holidays in the Algarve?

Algarve is one of the most affordable golfing destinations in Europe. With over 30 golf courses, it offers excellent value for money. Many of the courses are located within easy reach of the main resort areas, making it easy to find a course to suit your ability and budget. The majority of the courses are located in the central and southern areas of the Algarve, with a few courses located in the east.

Where can I find discounts for Algarve Golf Holidays?

There are a few ways that you can find discounts for Algarve golf holidays. One way is to search our offers page. There are different types of offers including free golf transfers, group golf discounts where one in eight goes free, unlimited golf rounds, and free club hire. Please contact 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.

Algarve Reviews

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William B
Verified Traveller April 2022
Maria and Tom were both extremely helpful and always on hand to answer any questions or queries.
Paul P
Verified Traveller April 2022
Top drawer service from a great company. Very professional set up, quick to respond and give feedback whether it be about flights, transfers or golf. Would definitely recommend and would most certainly use them again. We had a brilliant weekend and it was all down to them
Stephen A
Verified Traveller March 2022
The service was very professional, well organised, and went like clockwork. The courses were very good, the accommodation very spacious, good choice of food. I would recommend 360 to all my friends.
Kevin P
Verified Traveller December 2021
Excellent. Have used 360 many times now and the service, knowledge and professionalism is second to none - really excellent company and can be relied upon for a stress-free trip.
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Verified Traveller November 2021
Great service nothing was too much trouble. I've used 360 golf holidays for over 5 years now and they have always delivered great service.
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Verified Traveller October 2021
Great service. Great communication, they did what they said and they did it right. Their knowledge of Portugal’s golf courses took us on a great break. Will use them again soon.
Andy M
Verified Traveller October 2021
Excellent break to Portugal. Good service, responsiveness to emails and holidays went smoothly with transfers as well.
Eddie B
Verified Traveller October 2021
Truly amazing from start to finish. A lot of dissatisfied golfers who had booked with other reputable companies. 360 golf was exceptional. Would advise anyone to book 360.
Jimmy O
Excellent service, great price and quick reply. Recently travelled to Amendoeira golf resort in the Algarve with 360. We had a great trip at a very good price of 360. They were very helpful with picking the venue, giving us several options to choose from and very prompt in replying to all our questions. Will definitely use 360 again.
Marcus O
Nothing was a problem. Absolutely no hesitation. They know what they're talking about.
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