The best golf courses in the Algarve
Most people choose the ever sunny Portuguese shores of the Atlantic for the obvious reason: for a seaside holiday with endless days spent on the beach, for water-sports or simply recreation. But there are those who have been in love with a special sport: golf. The best golf courses in the Algarve welcome international golf enthusiasts, amateurs and professionals, host tournaments and special events.
Golf can look like a static, even boring sport from the outside, but people who have got addicted to the quiet before they hit the small white ball and to the concentration entailed will definitely disagree.
The Algarve has been named the best golf destination in the world several times and the courses here strive to keep their heads held high and their standards just as elevated. Therefore, here are a few of the best golf venues in the region:
The Quinta do Lago North and Quinta do Lago South golf courses are counted among the most popular golf destinations in the Algarve. These are quite difficult courses to negotiate, being recommended for experts, but amateurs are of course most welcome to join in. The four Par-5 holes of the Quinta do Lago North course require precision and force and the lake holes prove to be a bit tricky even for the expert golfer. But the scenery is breathtaking and you will take pride in having played on an international golf course.
The Millennium Course, meanwhile, located in beautiful lively Vilamoura, was built on an original concept in the midst of a beautiful pine forest, bordered by the coast of the Atlantic. Everybody says it is a pleasure to play here, both for experts and for beginners, so everyone is welcome!