Why Travel to Vilamoura for a Golf Break?
- Short travel time, Vilamoura is only a 20-minute drive from Faro Airport and the famous Quinta do Lago golf resort
- Ideally situated for Algarve Golf Holidays
- Vilamoura has six good quality golf courses to play.
- The marina is the central point featuring over 50 bars and restaurants, casinos, and nightclubs; so it’s great for a group golfing break.
- Excellent atmosphere in the marina catering for all tastes
- Scenic beaches either side of the marina
- Above all, we have over 45 years of combined experience selling Vilamoura Golf Breaks
In summary, this town provides all that travelling golfers need to have a memorable golf trip that is fantastic value for money.
Where to Stay for a Golf Break in Vilamoura?
One of the reasons it is so popular is the wide selection of quality all-inclusive 4 and 5-star golf hotels in Vilamoura and resorts within walking distance of the marina and great golf courses.
Hotels in Vilamoura:
Vila Gale Marina
Ideal for a break in Vilamoura, A 4-star hotel located just 200 yards from the marina, with a great bar and pool, therefore the hotel is very popular with golf groups. Guests have the facility of free transfers to and from the five Dom Pedro golf courses.
Vila Gale Ampalius
Located adjacent to the casino, overlooking the beach and only a two-minute walk from the marina in Vilamoura. The hotel has a very popular golfers bar, aside from excellent rooms, facilities on-site include a health club, spa with indoor and outdoor pools. This is a popular choice for groups, families, and couples. Again the transfers to golf courses are a benefit of staying here.
Pestana Vila Sol Golf
If you are looking for Vilamoura golf packages, this 5-star golf resort overlooks its own lake and 27-hole golf course. Facilities include a popular spa, great bar, and restaurant. Guests staying at the Pestana Vila Sol are allowed priority golf tee-times as well as the transfer facility for those golfers wishing to play the other golf courses around Vilamoura in Algarve.
Hilton As Cascatas Hotel
Seeking 5 star Vilamoura Resorts? This is a modern Hilton hotel with a wide selection of facilities and sits adjacent to the Pinhal Golf Course. The hotel which is sometimes referred to as the Hilton Vilamoura has a fantastic 7 Seven Spa with indoor and outdoor pools. Guests can also enjoy the three on-site restaurants and bars.
Dom Pedro Vilamoura
The original and in some opinions the best for golfers, our customers return to this luxury hotel year-after-year to experience its fantastic rooms, food, and service. Located next to the casino and only a two-minute walk into the marina. Access to all the usual Vilamoura golf courses via the transfer service is a welcome facility. Don’t forget its namesake Dom Pedro Millennium golf course!
With bars, restaurants, swimming pools and so much more, it is the ideal destination if you want a relaxing golf holiday combined with quality golfing on some of the best courses in the local area.
We have covered only a few hotels here, others include the Tivoli Marina, Dom Pedro Portobelo Crowne Plaza, Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, lake Spa Resort, and the Vilamoura Garden Hotel.
Where to Play Golf in Vilamoura?
San Lorenzo Golf Course
A favourite for those on golf tours. This course borders a seaside lagoon, natural beauty and one of the best in the region, currently ranked 5th in Portugal. Set in the Ria Formosa Natural Park the course has some amazing scenery and wildlife. It really will test all aspects of your game; requiring strategic drives and course management.
The driving range, putting green and clubhouse are excellent facilities and the helpful staff are there to assist and make your visit a relaxing one. Overall this is a fantastic golf course in Vilamoura and we recommend a visit here to a lot of clients who find San Lorenzo a pleasure to visit. If you visit independently, you will also green fees are also reasonable. One of the best courses in the Algarve
Laguna Golf Course
A heathland and lake lined golf course require a careful strategy to play. There are plenty of hazards on each hole including sand traps and water with aces the course interesting. To finish with the is a lovely Moorish inspired clubhouse, which is very impressive where you can take in a post-round meal or drink.
The Old Course
The customer favourite golf destination which provides a natural challenge to all levels of golfer in Vilamoura. The course is lined with umbrella pines and the greens are generally in excellent condition, some of the best in the region. Again this is a course that requires strategy and thinking to score well, which will appeal to the better players who like to use all their golf clubs. A lovely relaxing and rustic clubhouse with very helpful staff to finish with.
Vila Sol Golf Course
Undulating and tree-lined with plenty of water features. This is a pleasant resort course that will require accuracy from the tees from the start. The condition of the course is generally good for a championship standard course. There are a nice terrace and bar to take in the golf resort surroundings after an enjoyable 18 holes.
Victoria Golf Course
This golf course is located within the grounds of the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve 5 star golf resort. This is the current host of the European Tour Portuguese Masters golf tournament and you can see why. It’s a long course and challenging with lots of shots played near or over water, so not for the faint-hearted!
However there are some lovely holes with spectacular views, this is a well-designed course which we would recommend clients to use a buggy to enjoy it fully. The facilities on-site are very good, with a fully equipped driving range and the clubhouse bar and restaurant are very accommodating.
If you are planning a fantastic Portugal golf break to Vilamoura, then you’ll want to make sure you choose a suitable hotel for your group. Interested? Follow in the footsteps of our loyal customers and view our selection of Vilamoura Algarve golf packages which include popular top golf resorts and golf courses in addition to special offers below or contact us today for further information. Vilamoura is one of the most popular destinations for a luxury golf holiday.
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Nightlife in the Vilamoura
Nightlife in the Vilamoura is so very tough to beat. You can enjoy relaxing evenings with a glass of Quinta dos Correias overlooking the Marina, Did you know that the first vines in the Algarve were planted around 2000 BC?
Or for those looking for a bit more action all-night parties, there is something for everybody. Whether you're looking for family bars or wild stag and hen weekends, chances are you'll find it in Vilamoura.
The huge range of bars and clubs and Casino's in Vilamoura and will easily satisfy all tastes. From upmarket lounge bars and jet-set beach clubs, late-night music and karaoke bars and all-night super clubs it’s almost impossible not to have a good time!
The Food scene is incredible also and we all have our favourite places, A few of ours are listed below.
We are happy to help with recommendations and even booking restaurants in for you, So give us a call today and we will give you an insider expert guide to where we think your group will enjoy.
Our Favourite Places To Eat Out in Vilamoura?
In no particular order, our favourite's are,
Akvavit - International cuisine with a Swedish twist, worth 2 visits during a stay. Try the confit of duck which is our top recommendation.
Il Lamparro - A superb Italian with delicious pasta dishes, with a good choice of wines.
Don Alfonso - Recently refurbished restaurant, Portuguese and international cuisine.
Zu Yi - A Chinese with a wide-ranging menu. The glass floor is a challenge after a few drinks!
Pescador - Local fish restaurant, no-frills but the best and freshest catch of the day.
Pepper’s Steakhouse – Not to be missed, you can enjoy the very best meat dishes, cooked to perfection.
Thai Beach Club Restaurant – sitting right on Falesia Beach adjacent to the Marina offering snacks and drinks all day long.
Willies Restaurant – A discreet fine dining restaurant serving international gourmet cuisine in an elegant atmosphere.
A special mention to Dos Passos for their fish lunch on the beach. A beach restaurant which is a good shout for lunch on the way to Vale do Lobo.
Vilamoura is one of the more lively resorts with an extensive choice of evening entertainment,
Purobeach- At the lake in the Gardens of the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, long theme parties with DJ’s and live performances.
Bliss Vilamoura – a super summer club, where ‘the beautiful people’ party, cool and trendy one of the hottest party spots in the Algarve.
Casino Vilamoura – Located right in the heart of Vilamoura offers great entertainment, gambling rooms, slots cabaret shows in the Miralago lounge and also the popular Blackjacks disco.
The Perfect 3-Day Suggested Itinerary in Vilamoura
Frequently Asked Questions?
Where do I fly into for Golf Holidays in Vilamoura?
When is the best time to play golf?
The golf courses are slightly quieter May through to the end of August, which coincide with the warmest months of the year.
Where are the best places for great nightlife?
The Irish Pub, Bliss, Casino Vilamoura and the 19th Hole.
Which UK Regional Airports serve this destination?
All major UK airports, London Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff and Southend
What other activities are available here?
Deep sea fishing, watersports and Vilamoura beach.
How many golf courses can I play?
There are 6 in total, five Dom Pedro and one Pestana golf course.
Which currency is applicable for use here?
The Euro is the currency used here.