Golf breaks in Portugal have long been a favourite with golfers around the world. The incredible combination of world-class golf courses, luxury resort hotels, spectacular coastline and sensational year-round sunshine make Portugal the ideal choice for golf enthusiasts and sun seekers alike. Golf in Portugal is unique; the country boasts incredible natural beauty, history and culture that has hardly been explored by tourists and of course fantastic food and drink. Golf Travel Centre has an excellent range of golf packages and breaks in Portugal that can be tailored for the ideal golf holiday. Whether you’re looking to get away with friends or spend some quality time with family, choose from our selection of Portugal destinations.
Golf in Portugal
Portugal’s iconic resorts and top quality golf courses make for a truly memorable experience. Golfers flock to Portugal, year after year, to play the incredible courses due to the fact that the quality and sheer density of world-class golf courses are unparalleled in Europe. Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal has a rich and unique culture which can be discovered in the country's vibrant cities as well as the beautiful countryside. The landscape is diverse, the scenery is outstanding and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The country enjoys year-round sunshine and warm weather so Portugal is the perfect location for a golfing getaway no matter the time of year.
Portugal is suitable for the whole family; it has everything from medieval castles and sandy beaches, to delicious food and fantastic nightlife. Whether you take a relaxing stroll along the beach or experience Portugal’s vibrant culture, you’re sure to find endless options to help you make the most of your Portugal golf break.
Best time to play golf in Portugal
Unlike anywhere else in Europe, most of Portugal enjoys year-round sunshine making it an extremely popular location for golf professionals and amateurs alike. Because of this, the popularity of off-season tourism is growing in Portugal; visiting the Algarve, the country's southern region, in the Spring and Autumn is ideal for playing golf, with temperatures averaging between 14-25C. Course rates are likely to be lower, with more availability and during this time you can enjoy some of the best weather in Portugal while avoiding the busiest periods.
Portugal is always host to sunseekers and therefore if you are visiting to play golf, the summer months and holiday seasons should probably be avoided.
Best ways to get to Portugal
Portugal’s most popular golfing region is unquestionably the Algarve, located on the southern coast of the country. From the UK, the majority of the cheap flights to Faro Airport, the region’s largest international airport, leave from London. From Faro, visitors are able to reach Vilamoura, Lagos, as well as a huge range of country resorts in the vicinity by taxi or train. There is such a high number of courses throughout the Algarve that there are plenty of opportunities to test out multiple courses in the area from your chosen resort.
Where to play golf in Portugal
The Algarve is our top pick for golf in Portugal. Aptly named the ‘golfing gem’ of the country, the Algarve is home to over forty fantastic courses, the most incredible coastline and world-class resorts, making it a prime location for any golf fan.
Our top picks for golf in Portugal
For those seeking golfing luxury, Portugal has something for you. Golf Travel Centre has a huge selection of incredible golf packages, including flights, all-inclusive options or weekend deals. See below for a number of our favourite golf holiday destinations in Portugal.
Best golf courses in Portugal