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Golf holidays in Portugal have long been a favourite with golfers from around the world. The incredible combination of world-class golf courses, luxury resort hotels, spectacular coastline and sensational year-round sunshine makes Portugal the ideal choice for golf enthusiasts and sun seekers alike. A golf break in Portugal offers a unique experience; the country boasts incredible natural beauty, historical landmarks, culture and exquisite food and drink. Portugal is home to an array of stunning places to stay including Lisbon, Porto, Tavira and the Algarve, one of the most popular destinations for golf in Europe. Golf Travel Centre has an excellent range of golf packages and weekends in Portugal that can be tailored to tick all your boxes. We offer the bes
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.
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 Holiday Destinations in Portugal
Golf Travel Centre offers a selection of golf packages in Portugal to accommodate your preferences. From city escapes in Portugal's historic regions to coastal holidays in the sun, Portugal is the ideal destination for all types of golf breaks.
The Algarve is situated on the south coast of Portugal and is a holiday hot-spot for tourists from every corner of the globe. The region is renowned for its excellent golf scene and is home to some of the best golf courses in Portugal, and in Europe.
Vilamoura is a modern town, located in central Algarve, which was built in the 80s and has since become especially popular with families and golfers. Vilamoura is known for its five-star tourist resorts, stunning sandy beaches, charming markets and, you guessed it, premium golf courses.
Lisbon is the largest city in Portugal and makes for a fantastic golf weekend or mini-break with friends. A golf break in Lisbon has so much to offer, including top golf courses, beautiful architecture, rich history and culture, and a bustling nightlife.
Porto is one of the oldest historic cities in Europe and is best known for its Old Town, a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site. Porto is also home to the oldest golf course in the country and is a must-visit for your next golf trip to Portugal.
Faro is located in the Algarve region in southern Portugal and attracts millions of tourists every year. This comes as no surprise as Faro has so much to offer, including numerous historical landmarks, top restaurants and unparalleled golf resorts.
Lagos is a popular choice for holiday-makers from around the world. Boasting a wide selection of bars, restaurants, hotels and golf courses, Lagos is the perfect place for a golf getaway in the sun, anytime of the year.
Best Golf Courses in Portugal
1. Dom Pedro Marina: Dom Pedro Marina is located in Vilamoura and is home to five of Portugal’s top golf courses, including the Victoria, Old Course, Millennium, Pinhal and Laguna.
2. Hotel Vila Gale Marina: Vila Gale Marina Hotel is just a stone's-throw away from the famous Vilamoura Marina and one of the most prestigious courses in the country, Dom Pedro Golf, boasting fabulous sea views.
3. Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa: The Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa is the perfect spot for sun-seekers and golfers alike, situated in walking distance from a variety of acclaimed golf courses, including the Morgado Golf & Country Club, Alamos Golf Course and Salgados Golf Course.
4. Hotel Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa: Hotel Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa is a contemporary hotel in Algarve, popular for it’s easy access to Dos Salgados Golf, Morgado do Reguengo Golf Course and Alamos Golf Club Course.
5. Hotel Vila Gale Lagos: Stay at the Hotel Vila Gale Lagos and check out the Palmares and Boavista Courses for an unforgettable golf holiday with enchanting coastal views.
6. Tivoli Lagos Algarve Resort: The Tivoli Lagos Algarve Resort offers a true Algarve experience with traditional decor and Portguese cuisine, as well as access to Algarve’s finest courses: The Palmares and Espiche.
7. Amendoeira Golf Resort: The Amendoeira is home to the Faldo and O’Connor Golf Courses, both championship courses with tricky fairways and beautiful rolling greens.
8. Pestana Dom Joao II: In walking distance from the local town centre, Pestana Dom Joao II is a convenient and stylish hotel with swimming pools, spa facilities and a fantastic golf course: The Pestana Gramacho.
9. Pestana Alvor Praia: The Pestana Alvor Praia is a luxury hotel set on the amazing Algarve coast with amazing beach views and on-site spa facilities. It is also in close proximity to five of Portugal's best courses: Pestana Gramacho, Vale da Pinta, Silves, Alto and Vila Sol Course.
10. Salgados Vila Das Lagoas: The Salgados Vila offers guests the chance to play on the renowned Salgados Golf Course: the perfect place for nature-lovers, offering first-class golf, breathtaking ocean views and the chance of spotting various rare bird species on the course.
Looking for a cheap golf holiday in Portugal without compromising on quality? Contact our golf travel experts to start planning your dream golf break!
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.
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.
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.
' Portugal Trip ' - Paul was so helpful. He found us a great golf holiday at a fantastic price. Unfortunately our flights were cancelled due to lockdown and he sorted us out very professionally. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them for our next trip.
Sent an email with interest on a course and requesting a quote on Sunday, received my quote from Phil on the Monday with 3 options to choose from. Has been very smooth booking from start to finish with Phil and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to go away. Portugal 2022 here we come, and looking forward to booking many more trips to come.
Fantastic company, Phil was excellent from start to finish. Looking forward to Portugal 2021.
Have booked a trip for eleven guys for next June in Portugal, originally nine of us. No problems with alteration to original numbers. Have been dealing with Phil. Very helpful each step of the booking process. Competitive prices also so win win. Looking forward to meeting their team on arrival.
Easy, professional and extremely competitive on price. Booked a golf break next year to Portugal for 7. Local knowledge was very helpful.
Kevin at Golf Travel Centre helped organise a fantastic trip to Vilamoura for three cracking rounds of golf on some epic courses. Me and my three mates had a great time and will definitely use them again!
A group of 8 of us went to Portugal for a brilliant golf holiday. Great thanks to Nathan, who organised everything and was so helpful especially in this crazy year of the pandemic. He was always on hand to answer any problems we had and I fully recommend his services. And the courses were stunning!!! Thanks again. 👍
So far Nathan has been nothing short of brilliant. Can’t wait for our lads golf holiday to Portugal! He’s been great with communication and really caring that we have the best trip possible! Thanks again.
Probably one of the best golf travel companies out there at the moment. I have used this company for several trips and everyone has been superb. From start to finish they care about their customers and have kept me fully up to date with the ongoing situation. Had to move the May trip to Portugal to the first week of October. No problem at all and all rebooked within a day! They have all been fully appreciative in regards to changes to the original booking as numbers have dropped but it has not affected the plans or the cost. Nathan Lacey has been outstanding in his efforts to facilitate my demands!!!! Have already booked another trip with them for next February and will probably use Golf Travel Centre for all of my future trips from now on. Customer service goes a long way in my opinion to retaining customers. If only some of the other golf travel companies did the same!!
Just returned from Portugal, our second trip organized by Steve at GTC, superb, everything went so well, flights, great hotel, excellent courses, am now about to speak to Steve about next year's trip!!
Just got back from another trip to Vilamoura with 16 of us having a fantastic time . This is the 4th time here in as many years and we always stay at the Ampalius. It’s just 2 minutes from the Marina with plenty of bars and restaurants to keep you occupied. This year we played the Vila Sol, Laranjal and Palmares which were all fantastic . I have to make a special mention for the Laranjal which was fabulous !!! The only downside was the cost of the buggies at €50 ( €40 on the other two ) . I was worried after reading the reviews of the Laranjal with many comments about the length of time it takes to get around but we had no issues whatsoever and completed it in just over 4 hours. I’ve used Steve for many years now and I have never had any issues whatsoever. From the hotel to the transfers between hotel and airport and also between courses. I’ve already spoken to Steve regarding next years trip where we will be playing Quinta do Lago North , South and Laranjal (again). Always a first class service and would highly recommend to anyone who is thinking of booking a golf holiday. Thanks again and can’t wait for next year!!
Easy booking process, Steve was very flexible in accommodating our needs, and the 4 day trip to Portugal all ran very smoothly.
Just got back from a great golf trip to Albufeira, booked through Golf Travel Centre. A big thanks to Kevin for sorting everything for us and catering for our every need. The accommodation and food etc was spot on and the courses we played were in immaculate condition. We will definitely be booking through Golf Travel Centre again in the near future.
Stayed 5 nights in Portugal and booked through Golf Travel Centre and I must commend them for their professionalism and expertise. The hotel was superb, food was stunning and the location was great, and as for the golf... played Vale De Lobo Ocean, Royal and Salgados and they were 3 of the best courses we have played abroad. I actually got our play days mixed up but Patrick managed to book us a game within the hour! I have already recommended this company to a few groups we met out there and we are already looking forward to booking with them next year... Cheers for a great tour guys!
Booked a trip for 4 of us to Portugal. It was fantastic. All our transfers were on time, the accommodation was second to none and the courses were immaculate. Can't wait to use the Golf travel Centre again. Would highly recommend!
Thanks again to Steve. Had a great family holiday in Portugal. Everything that was booked through Golf Travel went smoothly. Would definitely recommend using them to friends and family.
Recently back from a golf trip in Portugal booked via Golf Travel Centre and can't speak highly enough of the service from start to finish. Efficient and professional staff who took care of everything, Will definitely be booking with them again!
Had a fantastic long-weekend stay at the Oceanico Amendoeira Resort (Portugal) with access to both the Faldo and the O'Connor. Both are stunning courses, very fair, and in great condition - Faldo definitely the less forgiving of the two! All booked through Golf Travel Centre, who sorted out everything that was needed and provided an excellent service. Would highly recommend and will certainly be using them again. Also, apartments were fantastic (and clean!) and the location was great!