Golf in Portugal

Last update: June 2023

Algarve is the best Golf in the world for 2020

Portugal is one of the best places in Europe to practice golf. There are 91 golf courses spread throughout the country.

From the Azores Archipelago to the Northern Region, passing through Algarve.

For the third consecutive year (2014, 2015 and 2016) Portugal was chosen the Best Golf Destination in the World by the World Golf Awards.

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Golf in Portugal - © Porto Santo Golf / Images Of Portugal

In addition to the beauty of the places where they were built and the high quality of the courses - some were designed by famous architects - the mild climate of the country also greatly contributes to this international recognition.

Best Golf Courses

With so many options, it is not an easy task to choose where to play golf in Portugal: Lisbon, Algarve or another region?
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Lisbon, Porto and Algarve

In Mainland Portugal, the main golf courses are concentrated around the largest urban agglomerations in the country, Lisbon and Porto, in addition to Algarve, whose climate pleasant during most of the year makes this region a paradise for lovers of golf.

Lisbon: Golf in the spotlight

The proximity of the Portuguese capital is one of the strengths of the golf courses in the region of Lisbon: "golf courses stand out for their quality and diversity, combined with comfort and high level of service of its hotels and club houses" [Visit Portugal].

Learn more: Golf in Lisbon

Porto: Golf in the spotlight

Thanks to the charm of Porto and the Northern Region of Portugal, with its rich heritage history and its world-famous port wine, playing golf in this region is an unforgettable experience: "In greater Porto there are several fields of reference and, of course, the advantage of being able to visit one of the most beautiful and dynamic cities of the old continent, several times considered the best city break in Europe" [Visit Portugal].

Find out more: Golf in Porto

Golfe no Algarve ©  / Internet, ilustração
Golf in the Algarve © / Internet, illustration

Algarve: Golf in the spotlight

In Algarve, there are 33 golf courses spread across the region, from Vila Real de Santo Antônio to Aljezur.

"The most central area, between Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, is one of the most luxurious in the Algarve and also one of the best equipped for golfing. These courses combine links and fairways with cliffs, lakes and bunkers, providing high class holes. This is the case of the 16th hole of the Royal Golf Course in Vale do Lobo the most photographed in Europe: a demanding Par 3 in which three spectacular cliffs over the sea are interposed between the tee and the green. Or the Pine Cliffs hole 6 on the edge of a ravine demanding a shot over the beach" [Visit Portugal].

Learn more: Golf in the Algarve

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Golfe em Portugal © José Manuel / Images Of Portugal
Golf in Portugal © José Manuel / Images Of Portugal

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Greater Lisbon

In addition to the largest urban agglomeration in the country (Lisbon), Sintra, Cascais, Loures, Almada and Oeiras complete the podium of the Top 5 largest cities in Portugal.

Great Port

In the north of the country, in Greater Porto, other important cities are Vila Nova de Gaia, Braga, Matosinhos, Gondomar and Guimarães.

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