Courses

Santo da Serra Golf Course

Santo da Serra MadeiraSanto da Serra Clube de Golf, Madeira, Portugal

Developed from a course designed in 1937 this championship course provides an ambient setting in which to enjoy a demanding round of golf and is home to the the Madeira Islands Open. There are three 9 hole circuits to challenge the golfer and due to the high location  the views for the players are panoramic but we warned that the variable wind could play havoc with the final total on the scorecard.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes: 27 ( 3×9 holes)

Founded: 1991

Par: 108 (3×36)

Length: 3.014 meterts (max)

Designer: Robert Trent Jones

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House   – Driving Range · Putting Green · Chipping Green · Pro Shop · Gym & Sauna · Restaurant & Bar

Handicap Requirements: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginner & Intermediate  Players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:  The Cliff Bay Hotel

Nearest Town:  Funchal

Nearby Golf Courses: Porto Santo – Palheiro

Distance From Airport: 30 minutes from Funchal

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the Santo da Serra golf course  website 

 

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Porto Santo Golf Course

Porto SantosPorto Santo Golf Club and Course, Maderia, Portugal

A must visit course at any time of year for a true golf getaway. This course is set on the nearby island of Porto Santo offers spectacular views and is laid through an exotic landscape. The course comprises of two circuits of 9 holes and this together with its Pitch and Put for training and evening play makes it a desirable location for a relaxing golf holiday.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes:18

Founded: 1993

Length: 6.086m

Par: 72

Designer: Severiano Ballesteros

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House  – Driving Range – Putting Green – Chipping Green – Pro Shop – Restaurant & Bar – Buggy & Trolly Hire – Horse Riding – Tennis Courts

Handicap Requirements: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginner & Intermediate  Players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:   The Cliff Bay Hotel

Nearby Golf Courses: Palheiro – Santo da Serra 

Distance From Airport: 20 minute flight from Funchal airport to Porto Santo Airport or 3 hour ferry crossing

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

 

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Palheiro Golf Course

palheiro madeiraPalheiro Golf Estate, Madeira,  Portugal

High above sea level this beautiful course is close to the airport and offers views of the vast Ocean and Madeira’s mountainous skyline. This course with steep inclines has been carved through the land between lush pine forests and sub tropical vegetation. The architect has provided an exciting layout for a challenging round of golf and the resort offers offers a splendid golf experience.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes:18

Founded: 1993

Par: 72

Length:  6.086 meters

Designer: Cabell Robinson

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House   – Golf Academy – Driving Range – Putting Green – Chipping Green – Pro Shop – Restaurant & Bar – Buggy & Trolly Hire – Practice Nets

Handicap Requirements: No requirement

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginner & Intermediate  Players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:  Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro – The Cliff Bay Hotel

Nearest Town:  Funchal

Nearby Golf Courses: Porto SantoSanto da Serra 

Distance From Airport: 30 minutes from Funchal

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

 

 

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Pinhal Golf Course

Oceanico Pinhal Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal

Pinhal

Refurbished course typified by its rolling parkland and covered with numerous pines that line many of the fairways. Enjoyable  course with well-positioned bunkers tests golfers in their choice of clubs and their accuracy.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 9/10

Holes:18

Founded: 1976

Par: 72

Length: 6.353 meters

Designer: Frank Pennink & R. Trent Jones Jr.

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House – Bar – Restaurant – Pro-Shop – Bar on the course – Putting Green – Driving Range – Chipping Area.

Handicap Requirements Men: 28 Women: 36

Dress Code: Tailored shorts or trousers, Polo shirts, Golf shoes, Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate Players

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:  Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilmoura

Nearest Town: Vilamoura

Nearby Towns:  Albufeira –  Faro – Loule – Quarteira 

Nearby Golf Courses: Old Course – Laguna  –  Millenium – Victoria – Vila Sol

Distance From Airport: 30 minutes from Faro

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

 

 

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Villa Sol Golf Course

freeimage-6727518Villa Sol Hotel and Golf Resort, Vilamoura, Portugal

Championship 18-hole course and 9-hole academy course are set in pleasant surroundings with natural vegetation. The academy course is ideal for groups of professionals wishing to test their short game.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes: 27 (18 + 9)

Founded: 1991

Par: 72

Length: 6.189 meters

Designer: Donald Steel

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range – Putting Green- Pitching Area (with bunkers) – Trolleys  – Buggies – Club Hire – Pro-shop – Restaurant – Bar -Terrace cafe.

Handicap Requirements Men: 27 Women: 35

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate & Advanced Players

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:  Hotel Tivoli Marina,  Vilamonte Resort

Nearest Town: Vilamoura

Nearby Towns:  Albufeira –  Faro – Loule – Quarteira 

Nearby Golf Courses: Old Course – Pinhal –  Millenium – Victoria – Laguna 

Distance From Airport: 30 minutes from Faro

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

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Victoria Golf Course

Victoria

Oceanico Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal

This large environmentally harmonious course is of the best and most sophisticated golf courses in Europe and is major venue for international tournaments.  The attractive course enhanced by attractive lakes is the longest in Portugal and each hole has a minimum of five tees from which to play thus making the course suitable for golfers of all handicap levels.

Rated 5th Best golf course in Algarve, Portugal

Holes:18

Founded: 2004

Par: 72

Length: 6.560 meters

Designer: Arnold Palmer

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House-  pro-shop – valet service – restaurant – bar-  buggy bar on the course – putting-green – driving range with bunker and chipping area.

Handicap Requirements Men: 24 Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate

Fees and Hire Costs: ££££

Nearest Accommodation:  Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilmoura

Nearest Town: Vilamoura

Nearby Towns:  Albufeira –  Faro – Loule – Quarteira 

Nearby Golf Courses: Old Course – Pinhal –  Millenium – Laguna  – Vila Sol

Distance From Airport: 30 minutes from Faro

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

 

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Oceanico Old Golf Course

The old Course

Oceanico Old Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal

Grandfather of Portuguese golf, this magnificent uncomplicated course is set amongst gentle parkland and established vegetation. A must when visiting the Algarve.

Rated 2nd best golf course in Algarve,  Portugal

Holes:18

Founded: 1969

Par: 73

Length: 6.254 meters

Designer: Frank Pennink

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House – Bar – Restaurant -Pro-Shop – Buggy bar in the course –  Putting Green – Driving Range – Valet service – Trolleys – Buggies.

Handicap Requirements Men: 24 Women: 28

Dress Code: Tailored shorts or trousers, Polo shirts, Golf shoes, Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate & advanced Players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££££

Nearest Accommodation:  Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilmoura

Nearest Town: Vilamoura

Nearby Towns:  Albufeira –  Faro – Loule – Quarteira 

Nearby Golf Courses: Millenium – Pinhal –  Laguna – Victoria – Vila Sol

Distance From Airport: 30 minutes from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the The Old Course website 

 

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Millennium Golf Course

MilleniumOceanico Millenium Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal

The open millennium golf course conveniently set to allow golfers to meander amongst the parkland and pine trees. Subtle layout with few very tricky situations.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 9/10

Holes:18

Founded: 2000

Par: 72

Length: 6.157 meters

Designer: Michael Hawtree

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House – Bar – Restaurant – Pro-Shop – Buggy bar on the course – Putting Green – Club Hire – Trolleys – Buggies.

Handicap Requirements Men: 28 Women: 36

Dress Code: Tailored shorts or trousers, Polo shirts, Golf shoes, Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:  Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilmoura

Nearest Town: Vilamoura

Nearby Towns:  Albufeira –  Faro – Loule – Quarteira 

Nearby Golf Courses: Old Course – Pinhal –  Laguna – Victoria – Vila Sol

Distance From Airport: 30 minutes from Faro

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

 

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Laguna Golf Course

LagunaOceanico Laguna Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal

Level course laid out near the coastline amongst water features attracting many forms of birds and other wildlife. Similar to other links courses.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 7/10

Holes:18

Founded: 1990

Par: 72

Length: 6121 meters

Designer: Joseph Lee

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House – Bar – Restaurant – Pro-Shop –  Buggy Bar on the course – Putting Green – Driving Range with bunkers -Chipping Area

Handicap Requirements Men: 28 Women: 36

Dress Code: Tailored shorts or trousers, Polo shirts, Golf shoes, Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:  Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilmoura

Nearest Town: Vilamoura

Nearby Towns:  Albufeira –  Faro – Loule – Quarteira 

Nearby Golf Courses: Old Course – Pinhal –  Millenium – Victoria – Vila Sol

Distance From Airport: 30 minutes from Faro

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

 

 

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Colina Verde Golf Course

Colina VerdeColina Verde Golf and Sports Resort, Tavira, Portugal

This executive small course is hidden away in the countryside. The course offers the opportunity to improve the golfers short game or develop more confidence with ironplay.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 5/10

Holes: 9

Founded: 2003

Par: 28

Length: 1.145 meters

Designer: José António Cavaco

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Range Nets – Putting Green – Chipping Area – Locker Rooms – Pro-shop – Tennis Courts –  Swimming Pool –  Fitness Center – Clubhouse with Restaurant & Bar

Handicap Requirements: Not required

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginners

Fees and Hire Costs: £

Nearest Accommodation:  The Vila Galé Tavira

Nearest Town:  Tavira

Nearby Towns:   Monte Gordo – Castro Marim – Vila Real Santo Antonio 

Nearby Golf Courses: Benamor – Castro Marim – Monte Rei – Quinta da Ria – Quinta de Cima – Quinta do Vale 

Distance From Airport: 35 minutes from Faro

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

 

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Quinta de Cima Golf Course

Quinta de CimaQuinta da Cima Golf Resort, Tavira, Portugal

This  course is a sister course to the neighbouring Quinta da Ria, both of a Championship character which will provide an enjoyable challenge for most players. Its fairways set across rolling grounds are dotted with native trees.

Rated 4th Golf Course in Algarve, Portugal

Holes:18

Founded: 2002

Par: 72

Length: 6.256 meters (championship)

Designer: Rocky Roquemore

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House – Snack bar – Reception – Pro-Shop –  Putting-green –  Driving-range (300 x 100 m) – Golf Academy – Locker rooms – Hire of: Buggies, Pull trolleys, Electric Trolleys – Club Hire.

Handicap Requirements:  36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate  & Advanced Players

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:  The Vila Galé Tavira

Nearest Town:  Tavira

Nearby Towns:   Monte Gordo – Castro Marim- Vila Real Santo Antonio 

Nearby Golf Courses: Benamor – Colina Verde – Monte Rei – Castro Marim – Quinta de Ria – Quinta do Vale 

Distance From Airport: 35 minutes from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit Quinta da Cima  website 

 

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Quinta da Ria Golf Course

Quinta da RaiQuinta da Ria Golf Resort, Tavira, Portugal

A course designed to sit perfectly within its National reserve setting. Its panoramic sea views offers the golfer a pleasant environment to enjoy a peacefull round.

Rated 9th Golf Course in Algarve, Portugal

Holes:18

Founded: 2001

Par: 72

Length: 6.016 meters

Designer: Rocky Roquemore

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House – Snack bar – Reception – Pro-Shop –  Putting-green –  Driving-range (300 x 100 m) – Golf Academy – Locker rooms – Hire of: Buggies, Pull trolleys, Electric Trolleys – Club Hire.

Handicap Requirements Men: 28 Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate  & Advanced Players

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:  The Vila Galé Tavira

Nearest Town:  Tavira

Nearby Towns:   Monte Gordo – Castro Marim- Vila Real Santo Antonio 

Nearby Golf Courses: Benamor – Colina Verde – Monte Rei – Castro Marim – Quinta de Cima – Quinta do Vale 

Distance From Airport: 35 minutes from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit Quinta da Ria  website 

 

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Monte Rei Golf Course

Golf Ball

Monte Rei Golf and Country Club, Tavira, Portugal

This new outstanding course on an exclusive development presents an attractive challenge to any golfer. Set in beautiful unspoilt countryside with mountain views, the course provides a challenge at every hole and the level of service provided by the club is outstanding.

Rated 1 golf course in Portugal

Overal Golf Course Rating: 9/10

Holes:18

Opened: 2007

Par: 72

Length: 6567m

Designer: Jack Nicklaus

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Map

Facilities: Driving Range -Putting Green – Short Game and Bunker Practice Areas – Buggies -Caddies – Indoor/Outdoor Swing Studio – Club Hire – Pro-shop –Golf Academy – Bag Drop – Valet Parking -Club House – 2 Restaurants – Bars – Cafe – Guest Accommodation

Handicap Requirements Men:  24    Women: 32

Dress Code: Soft spikes, tailored shorts/trousers, collared golf shirts, no mobile phones on course

Suitable for: intermediate and advanced players

Fees & Hire Costs: ££££

Nearest Accommodation:  Quinta Velha Village – Pousada Tavira – Pousada Faro –  The Vila Galé Tavira

Nearest Town: Tavira

Nearby Towns:  Altura – Castro Marim – Monte Gordo

Nearby Golf Courses:  Benamor –Quinta da Ria – Quinta de Cima – Colina Verde – Castro Marim – Quinta do Vale 

For more information on this golf course in Portugal vist the Monte Rei website  

 

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Benamor Golf Course

BenamorBenamor Golf, Tavira, Portugal

An enjoyable course for the player with views over both  the Atlantic Ocean and the hills of the Serra do Caldeirao. The accuracy of the golf shot is particularly called upon by the architects retention of as many of the old trees as feasible. These natural obstacles coupled with strategic placed bunkers and occasional water hazards make the course a worthwhile challenge.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 7/10

Holes:18

Founded: 2000

Par: 71

Designer: Sir Henry Cotton

Length: 5.500 meters

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range – Putting Green –  Large Putting Course – Trolleys – Club Hire – Pro-shop – Bag drop service – Restaurant – Bar.

Handicap Requirements Men: 28 Women 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate & Advanced Players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:  

Nearest Town: Tavira 

Nearby Towns:   Castro Marim – Monte Gordo – Vila Real Santo Antonio 

Nearby Golf Courses: Castro Marim – Colina Verde – Monte Rei – Quinta da Ria – Quinta de Cima – Quinta do Vale 

Distance From Airport: 35 minutes from Faro

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

 

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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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San Lorenzo Golf Course

San LorenzoSan Lorenzo Golf Club, Quinta do Lago, Portugal

One of the most famous courses in the Algarve the course enjoys a reputation for the condition of its fairways and its attractive views around a lake formed by the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. It has been ranked in the past as the second best course in Europe providing perfect playing conditions.

Rated 3rd Golf Course in Portugal 

Holes:18

Founded: 1988

Par: 72

Length: 6,825 meters

Designer: Joseph Lee

Facilities: Driving-range – putting and chipping green – trolleys – buggies – club hire – ball machine – Power caddies – Pro shop & boutique – Golf Academy – Club House – Restaurant –  Bar

Handicap Requirements Men:28  Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate & Advanced Players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££££

Nearest Accommodation:   Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Hotel

Nearest Town: Quinta do Lago

Nearby Towns:  Alamancil – Albufeira –  Faro – Loule – Quarteira – Vilamoura 

Nearby Golf Courses: Pinheiros Altos – Laranjal – Quinta do Lago North –   Quinta da Lago South

Distance From Airport: 30 minutes from Faro

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

 

 

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