Portugal Golf Holidays – The stunning city of Lagos

Ponta da Piedade in Lagos. The stunning city of Lagos

The main attraction in Lagos is Ponta da Piedade

The beautiful city of Lagos is a popular tourist and relocation destination located in the western part of the Algarve.

Due to its beautiful golf courses, beaches, unique natural landscape (like the Ponta da Piedade), abundance of restaurants (especially seafood), and high-quality hotels, it is one of the most popular cities in the Algarve and Portugal.

It is one of Algarve’s most visited and friendliest cities, although Portimão and Albufeira tend to attract more tourists.

Lagos stands out from the previously listed cities since it is favoured by younger people, giving the city a refreshing and easygoing environment.

It’s also a historical city. Today, it’s easy to experience the history of Lagos by just wandering around the old city walls, some going back to the 15th and 16th centuries. This port city played a significant part in world history, yet few people know that the ‘Age of Discoveries’ really began in the city.

Some of the most important tourist attractions in Lagos, besides the golf courses and the natural landscape, are the marina and the city center.

It’s also important to mention that in 2012, Lagos topped TripAdvisor’s list of the “15 destinations on the rise” throughout the entire world.

This magnificent city in the Western Algarve is perfect for any golf enthusiasts, with great golf courses like Espiche and Palmares, which is in the list of the top 100 golf courses in Europe.

Book your golf holidays in Lagos with Tee Times Golf Agency and play on some of the best golf courses in Portugal and in Europe.

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Portugal Golf – Portuguese Vítor Lopes equals the world record for eagles in one golf round

Palmares Golf Course. Vitor Lopes equals world record with 4 eagles in one round.

Vitor Lopes equalled world record at Palmares

There are very few golfers who have ever recorded four eagles in a single round, and Vitor Lopes will go down in history as one of them, after a remarkable golf round at Palmares. Additionally, he had one eagle that was also a hole-in-one.

The 26-year-old Portuguese golfer from Vilamoura shot 61 (-11) on the outstanding Palmares golf course, in the Algarve, his best professional golf round. Vítor Lopes made eagles on holes 6 (Par-5), 11 (Par-5), 17 (Par-3), and 18 (Par-5).

As a result, he took over the Palmares Classic international tournament, with 10,000 euros in prize money, as part of the PT Tour, which brings together 74 players in Lagos.

Speaking to PT Tour organiser José Correia about his hole-in-one on the 17th hole, the Challenge Tour player stated, “It was my second hole-in-one, but in official tournaments, as a professional golfer, it was my first and I’m really thrilled”.

Vítor Lopes, the seventh best Portuguese in the world golf ranking, showed once again that he is not intimidated by the wind.

The record for most eagles in a single round of golf is 4, according to Guinness World Records, however there are many different regional golfing circuits across the world. In comparison, 4 is the most you’ll see on the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour, or the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Palmares golf course is a popular golf holiday destination in Portugal and ranked 38th in the top 100 best European golf courses in 2022.

Book your golf holidays in the Algarve with Tee Times Golf Agency and enjoy some of the finest golf courses in Europe.

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