Every year over 12 million visitors flock to Portugal to make the most of this magnificently diverse country’s rich culture, breathtaking coastline, fantastic weather and world-class golf courses.
Portugal: nothing short of beautiful beaches, delicious food, year-round sunshine and top golf courses. That’s right, this picture-postcard holiday destination is home to almost 100 world-class golf courses.
So, for those of you looking to tie in a good game on the green with an unforgettable holiday, here are the five best golf resorts in Portugal:
1. Dolce Campo Real, Lisbon
Find yourself in complete serenity at Dolce Campo Real, set amongst the rolling hills in the beautiful Torres Vedras countryside.
Enjoy the fresh country air on one of Portugal’s most challenging 18-hole courses, the Campo Real course.
This stunning green was built on land formerly used by the Poruguese royal family as a hunting reserve. And, this incredible resort is nothing less than majestic too, boasting luxury suites with course and courtyard views, swimming pools and an extensive tranquil spa.
2. Dona Filipa Hotel, Algarve
The Dona Filipa Hotel offers a modern twist on the Algarve’s old-world charm. Guests have the chance of staying close by the romantic centre Vale do Lobo but experiencing Algarve in a contemporary fashion unlike never before.
Benefit from the luxury Estetica Spa and enjoy the very best in health and wellness to help you wind down after a day on the Vale Do Lobo golf course.
This fantastic course is one of immense natural beauty and just a short stroll from the endless sandy beaches so you can enjoy ocean views while you swing your club.
3. Amendoeira Golf Resort, Algarve
The Amendoeira Golf Resort is situated beside the Monchique Mountains and expands over 270 hectares of the Algarve’s remarkable natural landscape.
This beautiful resort offers guests self-catering apartments and villas (making the Amendoeira a great place for groups) with exceptional interior design, balconies overlooking the gardens, private pools and excellent facilities.
Yet, fret not, if you don’t feel like cooking yourself, the hotel’s restaurant serves delicious Portuguese and international cuisine.
And, best of all, two of Algarve’s newest championship courses, Oceanico Faldo Course and Oceanico O’Connor Jnr, are to be found here so you can enjoy not only the best in luxury accommodation but luxury golf too.
4. Marina Club Lagos Resort, Lagos
The Marina Club Lagos Resort is situated just a short walk from unparalleled sandy beaches, a stroll from Lagos’s charming historic centre and just a step away from the beautiful yacht-filled marina.
Soak in all of this and stay in the most luxurious apartments, boasting private balconies, modern furnishings and access to the courtyard pool terrace.
When you’re not exploring Lagos or relaxing by the pool, you can enjoy a game on Onyria Palmares links and parkland golf course where you’ll play overlooking picturesque seaside views.
5. Hotel Vila Gale Ampalius, Vilamoura
Hotel Vila Gale Ampalius is a phenomenal resort, for both golfers and non-golfers alike.
The resort is just a few minutes walk from the beach and from Cerro da Vila Roman Ruins making it a perfect destination for both cultural and relaxing trips.
Likewise, guests can enjoy the chance to sample fine cuisine at the on-site restaurant, where you can find both Portuguese specialities and international meals.
Yet, the focal point here is access to five Dom Pedro Golf courses, including: Victoria Golf Course , The Old Course Golf Club, Millennium Golf Course, Pinhal Golf Course and Laguna Golf Course- a golfer’s dream!
To find out more about the best golf courses in Portugal, visit the Golf Travel Centre website and speak to one of their experts.