When people think about going on golf holidays, exotic locations are common. That’s why many of the millions of people who travel to Portugal every year end up going for golf holidays in Algarve. Due to the amazing climate and the varied geography, Algarve has some of the best golf holidays Portugal and other parts of Europe have to offer.
So what are the Algarve golf courses like? What makes the Algarve golf courses so special that thousands of people decide on golf holidays in Algarve? Let’s explore a few of the best golf courses in Algarve.
Do you enjoy a challenge? Then Parque da Floresta may be a course for you to check out. Pepe Gancedo, a former Spanish amateur champion golfer, designed the layout. The way that the landscape is laid out makes this course one of the most intimidating golf courses in Algarve, especially if you only look at the first nine holes. The course was designed to coordinate with the land’s natural hills and contours. There are several hotels and resorts within a short distance of the Parque da Floresta and many people will visit this unique golf course several times during their stays in Algarve.
The Sheraton Pine Cliffs golf resort offers some of the best Algarve golfing that you can find. The hotel is a five star wonder, you’re within a short distance of the Atlantic Ocean beaches that southern Portugal is known for, and there is a lot of programming available for anyone who may be going on your golf holiday with you. Even if you want to take a day or two off from golfing, you can enjoy a variety of other activities while staying at the resort.
Vale do Lobo was developed quite slowly – it took a long while to make it into the course that it is today. The course combines what used to be known as the Yellow 9 hole course (designed by Sir Henry Cotton) with nine new holes that are an adaptation of the original 18 hole plan that was designed by Cotton but never completed. If you are looking for a beautiful course with varied terrain, the Royal Course at Vale do Lobo man be a good choice. The course is set amongst the picturesque terrain covered with rolling pine and incorporates the famous “par 3 7th” which was changed to the 16th hole when the other 9 holes were added to the design.
If you want a challenge complete with water hazards and a flat layout, Laguna of the Oceanico Golf Contacts is a great course for you to check out. The old layout of the Laguna included three 9 hole courses, but the current layout kept two of them and created an 18 hole layout. They are currently in the process of adding nine more holes and redesigning the unused nine holes in order to make a better-rounded course. The lagoons and water hazards associated with this course makes it a unique course for those who are looking for a new and addicting challenge in an Algarve golf course.
Now that we’ve taken a closer look at several of the golf courses in Algarve, are you ready to start planning one of the best golf holidays Portugal has to offer? There are dozens of golf courses that offer the same challenge and quality that the ones we discussed here have. Here at GoGolfingAlgarve.com, we want to help you find the best deals and the most exciting Algarve golfing that Portugal has to offer. Take a look around and book your trip today!
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