praia-da-rocha-beachWith many golf courses nearby, the busy commercial town of Portimão is the biggest town in the western Algarve. It is popular with golfers and shoppers alike and sits on the bank of the Arade river facing the resort of Ferragudo on the opposite bank. Portimão’s Atlantic beach of Praia da Rocha has, over the years, become a resort in it’s own right and is popular with tourists.  Praia da Rocha is a well-established resort located a 60 minute drive from Faro airport.

The resort is a fantastic holiday centre for golfers with many hotels and apartments enjoying views over the Atlantic. The beach at Praia da Rocha is one of the most spectacular in Europe and watersports are an integral part of beach life here.  Away from the beach, and within a 10 minute drive, you can experience a round at the one of the three courses designed by Sir Henry Cotton at Le Méridien Penina Golf Resort or visit Morgado do Reguengo Resort with its two courses.  Known for its spectacular scenery, the area around Portimão is popular with nature enthusiasts who enjoy the coastal walks. The town is packed with a range of  international restaurants and lively karaoke bars, discos and even a casino. Ideal for families and night owls alike, evenings can be a lively as you want them to be.

Golf courses in and near Portimão /Praia da Rocha

Other Golf Resorts in Western Algarve

 

Detailed information on these resorts can be found in our resort pages and you can find the right course for you in our Golf in Portugal directory.

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