Western Algarve

Silves Golf Course

Pestana Golf Resort, Silves, Portugal

Newest course of the Pestana Group  surrounded by fruit orchards and small farms. The course has been designed to test the quality in hitting a well directed ball using the correct choice of club.  Well placed water hazards  and bunkers.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 7/10

Holes:18

Founded: 2007

Par: 70

Length: 5615m

Designer: Fausto Nascimento

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Chipping Green & Bunker Area – Pro-Shop  – Restaurant & Bar

Handicap Requirements Men:  27 Women: 35

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediates

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:  Colina dos Mouros

Nearest Town: Silves

Nearby Towns: Alvor – Monchique – Portimao

Nearby Golf Courses:  Gramacho –   Pinta  – Vale do Milho  –  Alamos –  Morgado –  Nick Faldo – O’Connor

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Silves website 

 

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Oceanico Academy Golf Course

Oceanico Academy Golf Course

Oceanico Amendoeira Golf Resort,  Silves, Portugal

Small course designed for beginners and those wishing to practise their short game

Holes: 9

Founded: 2008

Par: 27

Designer: Steve Richardson

Suitable for beginners

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Nick Faldo Golf Course

Nick Faldo

Oceanico Amendoeira Golf Resort,  Silves, Portugal

Classic championship course laid amongst cacti and olive trees.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 9/10

Holes:18

Founded: 2008

Par: 72

Length: 6.296m

Designer: Nick Faldo

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

 Course Facilities: Driving Range · Putting Green · Chipping Green & Bunker Area · Pro Shop · Restaurant & Bar

Handicap Requirements Men: 28  Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: intermediate  and advanced players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££££

Nearest Accommodation:

Nearest Town:  Silves

Nearby Towns: Alvor – Monchique – Portimao

Nearby Golf Courses:    Silves – Alamos –  O’Connor

Distance From Airport: 35 minuets from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Nick Faldo Golf Course website 

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O’Connor Golf Course

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Oceanico Amendoeira Golf Resort, Silves, Portugal

Challenging course skilfully landscaped amongst lakes and water features. Compliments the neighbouring Nick Faldo Course

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes:18

Founded: 2008

Par: 72

Length: 6273m

Designer: Christy O’Connor

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range · Putting Green · Chipping Green & Bunker Area · Pro Shop · Restaurant & Bar

Handicap Requirements Men: 28  Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate  and advanced players

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:

Nearest Town: Silves

Nearby Towns: Alvor – Monchique –Portimao

Nearby Golf Courses:   Alamos – Oceanico Nick Faldo – Silves

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the O’Connor website 

 

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Parque de Floresta Golf Course

Contrasting Arizona golf courseParque de Floresta Golf and Leisure Resort, Sagres, Portugal

A fascinating course in western Algarve that presents attractive views of the surrounding countryside and sea. The fairways roll up and down through hills demanding accurate shots and good placing.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 6/10

Holes:18

Founded: 1987

Par: 72

Length: 5587m

Designer: Pepe Gancedo

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range – Putting Green – Golf Academy – Pro Shop – Tennis – Bowling – Horse Riding – Restaurant & Bar – Heated Outdoor & Indoor Pools – Children’s Pool – Gymnasium – Health & Beauty Centre – Guest Accommodation

Handicap Requirements Men: 28  Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate  and advanced players

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:  Parque da Floresta Resort

Nearest Town: Sagres

Nearby Towns: Alvor – Lagos Portimao

Nearby Golf Courses:   BoavistaPalmares

Distance From Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Parque de Floresta  website 

 

 

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Penina Resort Golf Course

Penina Resort

Le Méridien Penina Golf & Resort, Portimao, Portugal

Small  golf course  for the beginner with easy to play holes interesting water features and bunkers.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes: 9

Founded: 1972

Par: 35

Length: 2987

Designer: Sir Henry Cotton

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range (70)  – Chipping Green – Practice Bunker – Putting Green – Golf Academy – Pro Shop – Tennis – Restaurant & Bar – Guest Accommodation

Handicap Requirements: None required

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginners

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:  Hotel Meridien Penina

Nearest Town: Portimao

Nearby Towns: Alvor – Monchique – Silves

Nearby Golf Courses:   Penina Championship – Penina Resort 

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Penina Academy website 

 

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Penina Championship Golf Course

Penina ChampionshipLe Méridien Penina Golf & Resort, Portimao, Portugal

This is the grandfather of all courses in the Algarve.  A flat challenging course for the stronger player with strategically placed water hazards.

Rated 9th golf course in Portugal

Holes:18

Founded: 1966  Refurbished: 1995

Par: 73

Designer: Sir Henry Cotton

Length: 6273m

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range – Chipping Green – Practice Bunker – Putting Green – Golf Academy – Pro Shop – Tennis – Solarium – Swimming Pool – Horse Riding – Sailing- Restaurant & Bar – Guest Accommodation

Handicap Requirements Men: 28 Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Suitable for intermediate and advanced players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££££

Nearest Accommodation:  Hotel Meridien Penina

Nearest Town: Portimao

Nearby Towns: Alvor – Monchique – Silves

Nearby Golf Courses:   Penina Academy– Penina Resort 

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Penina Championship  website 

 

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Penina Academy Golf Course

Penina AcademyLe Méridien Penina Golf & Resort, Portimao, Portugal

The course with small greens sits alongside its bigger sister course of the Penina Championship. Created  to benefit beginners and for practise for intermediate golfers.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes: 9

Founded: 1966

Par: 30

Designer: Sir Henry Cotton

Length: 1851m

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range (70)  – Chipping Green – Practice Bunker – Putting Green – Golf Academy – Pro Shop – Tennis – Restaurant & Bar – Guest Accommodation

Handicap Requirements: None required

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginners

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:  Hotel Meridien Penina

Nearest Town: Portimao

Nearby Towns: Alvor – Monchique – Silves

Nearby Golf Courses:   Penina ChampionshipPenina Resort 

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Penina Academy website 

 

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Morgado Golf Course

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Morgado do Reguengo Resort, Portimao, Portugal

Championship golf course set on a large 980 hectare estate through undulating small valleys.  Generous fairways, large greens, deep aggressive bunkers.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes:18

Founded: 2003

Par: 73

Length: 6399m

Designer: European Golf Design

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range – Putting Green – Pro Shop – Resident Professional – Golf Academy – Restaurant – Bar

Handicap Requirements Men: 28  Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: intermediate  and advanced players

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:

Nearest Town: Portimao

Nearby Towns: Alvor – Monchique – Silves 

Nearby Golf Courses:   CS Alamos–   Alto Golf –  Penina  – Oceanico Nick Faldo – Oceanico O’Conner – Silves

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Morgado website

 

 

 

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Alamos Golf Course

AlamosMorgado do Reguengo Resort, Portimao, Portugal

Large 980 hectare estate through undulating small valleys. Generous fairways, large greens, deep aggressive bunkers.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes:18

Opened: 2006

Par: 71

Length: 5641 m

Designer: European Golf Design

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Golf Academy – Driving Range – Putting Green – Restaurant – Bar and Golf Shop

Handicap Requirements Men: 28  Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: intermediate  and advanced players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££££

Nearest Accommodation:

Nearest Town: Portimao

Nearby Towns: Alvor – Monchique – Silves 

Nearby Golf Courses:   Penina – CS Morgado Golf Course – Oceanico Nick Faldo – Oceanico O’Conner – Silves

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information visit the Alamos Golf Course website 

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Palmares Golf Course

Palmares Golf

Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort, Lagos, Portugal

With three nine hole courses the Palmares set on a southern hillside is unquestionably the most scenic in the Algarve with breathtaking views across the Bay of Lagos. The third course set amongst the dunes of the golfer an interesting challenge.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes: 27

Founded: 1976

Par: 72

Length: 6314m

Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range – Putting Green – Chipping Green – Golf Tuition – Pro Shop – Restaurant & Bar

Handicap Requirements Men: 28  Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate  and advanced players

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation: Hotel Tivoli Lagos – Porto Dona Maria – Hotel Marina São Roque.

Nearest Town: Lagos

Nearby Towns: Alvor  – PortimaoSilves

Nearby Golf Courses:  Boavista Golf – Espiche – Penina Golf  – Alto Golf – Alamos Golf Morgado Golf.

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Palmares website 

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Espiche Golf Course

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Espiche Golf Resort, Lagos, Portugal

In a convenient and picturesque location the gentle course  undulates across an attractive landscape between lakes and streams with views over the vineyards  and the Monchique Mountains.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes:18

Founded: 2012

Par: 72

Length: 5862m

Designer: Peter Saureman

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities:  Driving Range · Putting Green · Pro Shop · Restaurant & Snacks & Bar

Handicap Requirements Men:  Women:

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Suitable for intermediate players

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:

Nearest Town: Lagos

Nearby Towns: Portimao,

Nearby Golf Courses:   PalmaresBoavista.

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Espiche Golf Course website 

 

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Boavista Golf Course

Boavista Golf Course

Boavista Golf Resort, Lagos, Portugal

Delightful course with stunning Atlantic views providing an interesting challenge for the intermediate golfer amongst rolling fairways.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 7/10

Holes:18

Opened: 2001

Par: 71

Length: 5751m

Designer: Howard Swan

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range · Putting Green · Chipping Greens · Pro Shop · Golf Academy · Restaurant & Snacks & Bar · Heated Indoor Pool · Fitness & Spa · Football Pitch · Kids Playground

Handicap Requirements Men: 27  Women: 34

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for:  intermediate and advanced players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:

Nearest Town: Lagos

Nearby Towns: Alvor – Portimao – Sagres 

Nearby Golf Courses:   Parque da Floresta – Espiche Golf  – Palmares Golf

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information visit the Boavista Golf Course website 

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Vale de Milho Golf Course

Vale de MilhoVale de Milho Golf Resort, Carvoeiro, Portugal

Relaxed, small and family orientated Par-3 course with nine holes close to the coastal village of Carvoeiro. Excellent course for beginners to practice and regular players to improve on their game.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 5/10

Holes: 9

Founded: 1990

Par: 27

Length: 926m

Designer: Dave Thomas

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range · Putting Green · Chipping Green & Bunker Area · Golf School · Snack Bar -Snooker

Handicap Requirements: None required

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginners

Fees and Hire Costs: £

Nearest Accommodation:  

Nearest Town: Carvoeiro

Nearby Towns: LagosPortimao Silves

Nearby Golf Courses:   Gramacho –  Vale da Pinta 

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Vale de Milho website 

 

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Pinta Golf Course

PintaPestana Golf Resort, Carvoeiro, Portugal

Well laid out, interesting and challenging course set in a truly Algarve landscape that rolls through small valleys and hills.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 6/10

Holes:18

Founded: 1992

Par: 71

Length: 5662m

Designer: Ronald Fream

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range – Chipping Green & Bunker Area – Pro-Shop – Golf Academy – Tennis – Lawn Bowling Green – Football – Basketball – Restaurant & Bar

Handicap Requirements Men:  27 Women:  35

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginners & intermediates

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:  Hotel Tivoli Almansor – Hotel Apartment Cristal – Hotel Apartment Solferias – Carvoeiro Sol -Rocha Brava

Nearest Town: Carvoeiro

Nearby Towns: Lagos Portimao  –  Silves

Nearby Golf Courses:   Gramacho – Vale do Milho  – Silves 

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Pinta website 

 

 

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Gramacho Golf Course

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Pestana Golf Resort, Carvoeiro, Portugal

Recently extended and cleverly redesigned to become an interesting 18-hole course. The course covers pretty undulating terrain and is designed to test technical skills. Its incredibly popular with locals and holiday makers.

Overal Golf Course Rating 6/10

Holes: 18

Founded: 1991

Par: 72

Length: 6107m

Designer: Ronald Fream

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range · Chipping Green & Bunker Area · Pro-Shop · Golf Academy · Tennis · Lawn Bowling Green · Football · Basketball · Restaurant & Bar

Handicap Requirements Men: 28  Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate  and advanced players

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:

Nearest Town: Carvoeiro

Nearby Towns: PortimaoSilves

Nearby Golf Courses:    Vale da Pinta – Vale do Milho –  Silves 

Distance From Airport: 1 hour from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit visit the Gramacho Website

 

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Alto Golf Course

Alto Golf Course –  Pestana Golf Resort, Alvor, Algarve, Portugal

This course has sea views and strategic bunkers, dog-legs, elevated greens and well placed trees. Sixteenth hole  is considered to be one of the longest holes in Europe.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 6/10

Holes:18

Opened: 1991

Par: 70

Length: 6125m

Designer: Sir. Henry Cotton

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Map

Facilities: – Driving Range – Putting Green – Pitching Area (with bunkers) – Trolleys – Club Hire – Pro-shop – Children’s Nursery – Restaurant – Bar.

Handicap Requirements Men: -27  Women: –35

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: intermediate and advanced players

Fees & Hire Costs: £

Nearest Accommodation:  Pestana Dom João II

Nearest Town: Alvor

Nearby Towns:  Portimao,  Praia da Rocha, Silves

Nearby Golf Courses:  Alamos Golf  – Morgado – Gramacho – Palmares – Penina – Pinta – Vale de Milho

Distance from Airport: 1 hour

For more information on this golf course in Portugal vist the  Alto Golf website  

 

 

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Golf in Silves

The enchanting inland town of Silves in Portugal lies in western Algarve and is a destination popular with golf enthusiasts who visit to enjoy a game of golf at the four courses sited in the beautiful serene countryside around Silves. The characterful O’Connor and Nick Faldo courses that form part of Oceanico Amendoeira Golf Resort offer the golfer a tricky game and an opportunity to practise their technical skills on the adjoining Academy course.

Silves, that is only 1 hour from the airport, sits overlooking the Arade River. Commanding views over the town are its gothic cathedral and castle that sit proudly on the hillside and provide a glimpse of the historical past of this Portuguese gem. Life around the central square is busy with locals and holidaymakers who visit to sample the local market and cafes based in and around the square and its pretty side streets. Silves is a lovely picturesque town for a relaxing golf holiday with accommodation for golfers based at the golf resort.

Golf courses in and near Silves

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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Golf in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro resort

The picture postcard resort of Carvoeiro is a Jewel in the Algarve. Located on the Algarve coast near Albufeira and within 1 hour drive from the airport, Carvoeiro was a quiet fishing village. Now, the pretty town bustles with quaint restaurants, cafes and shops and is surrounded by golf courses, a large selection of hotels and all-inclusives resorts. The resort is popular with families due to the picturesque and sheltered beach at Carvoeiro that enjoys calm waters and soft sands. The central square of Carvoeiro, located near the beach, has wide selection of bars and terrace cafes that offer stunning views of the bay.

Golf courses in Carvoeiro have a relaxed feel and if you are staying here then you have three courses on your doorstep. If you are new to golf then the 9-hole Vale de Milho course is a great place to start as there is no strict golf code, no need for full golf attire and no handicap required. The course at nearby Pestana Gramacho, is an incredibly popular 18-hole course and one of the five Pestana courses in the Algarve. Vale da Pinta is the third course in the vicinity with its 18 holes designed by Ronald Fream and includes the Pestana golf academy on the site.

Golf courses in and near Carvoeiro

Other Golf Resorts in Western Algarve

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Golf in Lagos

Suitable for golf enthusiasts of all ages, the western coastal town of Lagos is over 1 hour from Faro airport and is home to three delightful golf courses. The Boavista course provides stunning Atlantic views while the  Palmares, set on a southern hillside, is unquestionably the most scenic in the Algarve with breathtaking views across the Bay of Lagos.

With its historical origins Lagos in Portugal is popular with history enthusiasts with its original watchtower and fortifications evident and part of its religious and nautical past. Lagos is a vibrant resort with its town square hosting live music and entertainment for holiday visitors. Restaurants and bars can be explored around the narrow streets around the town square and are easily reached. The new Lagos marina is a busy part of the town and is populated with many fish restaurants and bars. The Lagos fish market runs daily and is well worth a visit. The nearby golden sandy beach can be reached easily from Lagos train station and is busy with holiday makers.

Golf courses in and near Lagos

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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