Algarve Golf Holidays Breaks

Ahhh, the magnificent Algarve! This amazing region in the south of Portugal was voted the Best Golf Destination in the World and justify why many generations of golfers have experienced sheer bliss golfing holidays and built memories for their lives. Well known by more than 300 days of sunshine, high quality accommodation, exceptional firs-class local and international cuisine restaurants, very friendly atmosphere, beautiful coastline landscape and 39 of the best golf courses in the world. You just can't be wrong travelling to Algarve for a golf break.

Where to Stay in Algarve during your Golf Holidays

Algarve have so much to offer and such beautiful, amanzing and unique places that it will be hard to pick one to stay.
Lagos, Alvor, Portimão, Carvoeiro in the West, Albufeira, Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Faro in the centre, Tavira, Altura and Monte Gordo in the East, are the main locations to look for accommodation for your golf holiday.

All of these resorts and towns offer plenty to chose from quality and fantastic hotels, villas or apartments to combine with your selection of golf courses.

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Vale do Lobo Resort - Algarve

Where to play golf in Algarve during your Golf Holidays

Algarve have 39 golf courses and is Europe’s number one golf destination attracting players from all over the world. This perfect destination for golfers of all ages and abilities offers something to suit every taste and budget.

All golf courses are Parkland type with only one exception with the most recent 9 holes of Palmares golf course near the beach that presents a more Links layout. You can play all year in the Algarve througthout different price seasons. To make it is easy to find your suit spot, golf courses offers many different rates along the year, high, medium and low season, Early Bird, Prime-Time, Green Fees with Buggies included, Twilight and Unlimited All Day.

Laranjal Golf Course

Quinta do Lago North

Quinta do Lago South

Vale do Lobo Ocean

Vale do Lobo Royal

Vilamoura Laguna golf course

Vilamoura Millennium golf course

Vilamoura Old Course

Vilamoura Pinhal golf course

Vilamoura Victoria golf course

Quinta Ria Golf Course - Algarve

What to do in Algarve during your Golf Holidays

If you have a free day or two in your golf holiday there is much you can do in your free time.

Go on a gastronomy tour, wine tour or spend a day in the magnificent blue flagged white sandy beaches, do a boat tour, coast’s natural cave tours, dolphins sightseeing, group or private round-trip day tours and sightseeing, countryside jeep safari, quad off-road tours, historical city walking tours, wine tours, horseriding, buggy safari, segway tour, day cruises is some of the many options.

Gruta de Benagil - Algarve

Gastronomy in Algarve during your Golf Holidays

Algarve has among its treasures the culinary specialities, wines, desserts and the famous medronho brandy. Try both traditional and contemporary dishes and you will set off on a culinary journey that will delight your taste with flavours and sensations you will be amazed.

Tastes of the sea are the flag-bearers for the quality of the food served in the Algarve. Restaurants have excellent and always fresh fish and seafood to transform in sublime dishes as octopus rice, seafood açorda, tuna with onions, salt cod and fish stew.

Combine those flavours with one of the splendid region’s wine and one of the popular traditional sweets to reach heaven.

You will always remember your visit to Algarve when thinking of food experiences.

Cataplana - Algarve

Shopping in Algarve during your Golf Holidays

It's difficult to beat a decent meander around the shops. The Algarve has an incredible scope of stores, from worldwide brands and enormous shopping centers to little nearby stores stuffed with hand-made items, from gypsy markets to designer outlets.

Traditionally linens, pottery and leather items were the best bargains. That is still obvious today, yet watch out for hand made gems, furniture (it can be shipped!), aromas and gadgets. Also, remember cigarettes and liquor - the prices are very competitive.

Shopping in Algarve

Fact sheets of Tee Times Golf Agency activities in Algarve

Algarve News

Portugal golf holidays – all inclusive on Algarve hotels

All-inclusive with great progression in the Algarve

Portuguese tourists are increasingly looking for hotels with the "all-inclusive" system, a way to control expenses, especially when on family vacations or golf breaks.
This modality, widely used in Caribbean Resorts, entitles the client, through an identification bracelet, to accommodation, food and drink throughout the day without having to pay more.
In this moment of crisis, when families with children have to manage very well their budget and want to spend the same vacation days and pay less, the all-inclusive assures them that they will not spend more than the intended amount.
The system is already being used in several hotels in the Algarve, such as Vila Galé Náutico, in Armação de Pera, which last year became a hotel exclusively dedicated to the "all-inclusive" regime.
It is a growing modality in hotels in the Algarve, now becoming a highly demanded segment.
Despite being advantageous for hotels, which guarantee better occupancy rates, this system does not attract some businessmen, who do not believe in its success, as the Algarve is a safe region, has a rich cuisine and good accessibility that facilitate quick access and comfortable displacement of visitors.
In the Algarve, connecting the golf courses to the All-Inclusive offers, we have the group Nau Hotels owners of 3 golf courses, Salgados in Albufeira, Alamos and Morgado in Portimão and therefore they manage to combine their accommodation and golf offer very well with the all-inclusive, in some hotels of the group such as Nau Salgados Palace; Nau Salgados Palm Village and Nau Hotels São Rafael Suites, all in Albufeira.
Also, the Pestana group, which has 5 golf courses, offers an All-Inclusive at the Hotel Pestana Blue Alvor Beach, as well as The Robinson Club Quinta da Ria that combines an excellent All Inclusive with the two golf courses Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima, in Tavira.
For golfers in particular the traditional AIl-Inclusive is often not entirely compensatory as they spend many hours out of the hotel, although in many cases such as the Robinson Hotel, guests are encouraged to create their food pack to take with them to the golf course. In this particular hotel, they offer a late dinner, available to clients present at the bar, especially on live music nights.
There is still another modality, practised by some hotels, which is the semi All-Inclusive for drinks after a certain hour of the day, that also became very popular in Algarve.
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Vale do lobo Ocean course

We played yesterday at Vale do Lobo Ocean course on a hot day, but a sea breeze made it very pleasant.
We were 18 players of various nationalities, Portuguese, English, French, Swedish, Scottish and Irish, it is worth mentioning these last two nationalities.
The golf course was in perfect condition, with some greens that were fast and smooth but soft at the reception of the ball, a pleasure to play.
The course is long and has miscellaneous holes, the front nine being played in the north and west part of the resort and the back nine next to the Atlantic, which provides breath taking views and allows for some shots with the murmur of the sea in your ear. It is worth paying attention to the spectacular views on holes 11, 14 and 15. Very good.
The winner this day was Ian Godfrey with 38 points, followed by Fraser Graham with 33pt, and in 3rd 2 players with 30pt Jim Gillis and Peter Collins. Nearest the pin, on 13th, a narrow green well protected by deep bunkers was won by David Ziai, who placed the ball 3 meters from the flag.
We all return to our usual Restaurant in Vilamoura for some drinks and our free nibbles generously offered by João Filipe. Another day well spent. You can also read other posts about Golf in Portugal:
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Portugal golf - Solverde Casino Seniors tournament of the Algarve

Dom Pedro golf course Pinhal at Vilamoura - Algarve

The Southern Delegation of the National Association of Golf Seniors (ANSG) held today the Tournament Solverde Seniores Casinos of the Algarve in the Dom Pedro golf course Pinhal (Vilamoura), with 71 players from 32 clubs in the north, center, Alentejo and Algarve.
The absolute champion was Henrique Pinheiro with 40 points, followed by João Esteves 39 and Luís Zacarias 38.
In gross won José Cândido de Oliveira with 29 points, leaving António Gravelho in 2nd with 26, and Carlos Poucochinho also with 26.
The women's event was won by Maria José Pinto, the senior national champion, with 37 points, leaving Iride Graf in 2nd and Elvira Gama in 3rd place.
In the Super Seniors the winner was Rui Serra de Matos with 37 points, followed by Luís Gama 36 and Eduardo Godinho 35.
In the guests won Geraldino Contino with 35 points, followed by Julian Reynolds.
Another great day of golf in Vilamoura.
Source: Valdemar Afonso facebook