Western Algarve Golf Holidays

From Portimao to Lagos, our golf holidays on the Western Algarve feature famous golf courses and a great selection of hotels.

Offering a more typical Portuguese experience than Vilamoura, a golf holiday on the Western Algarve is more relaxed and often very reasonably priced, representing terrific value for money as the golf courses are good and some of the hotels are Mediterranean classics.

Fly into Faro and drive just over the hour and you’re there – easy walking and well-mainted golf courses, fabulous beaches and lively Portuguese towns with a “lived in” atmosphere and prices to please the locals.


Golf Accommodation and Hotels

  • Costa D Oiro4 star 

    Costa D Oiro

    The complex has a total of five swimming pools, one of which is covered and heated between November and March. The ‘Village Bar’ is situate at the main pool. Free internet and "Wifi" in the Bar, Restaurant and pool terrace. The Village has a Health & Well being centre where Guests may enjoy …

  • CS Sao Rafael Suite5 star 

    CS Sao Rafael Suite

    The CS São Rafael Suite Hotel is a fantastic five star hotel situated in the beautiful region of the Algarve beside the beach of Sao Rafael in Albufeira. The CS São Rafael Suite Hotel focuses on quality service in elegant and stylish manner. The hotel offers guests top class modern furnishings, …

  • Holiday Inn Algarve5 star 

    Holiday Inn Algarve

    Golden sandy beaches are only steps from the Holiday Inn Algarve-Armacao de Pera hotel, surrounded by beautiful coastline and quiet fishing villages. Find yourself on the edge of the beautiful Algarve coast at Holiday Inn Algarve-Armacao de Pera, facing the Atlantic Ocean in scenic southern …

  • Tivoli Carvoeiro4 star 

    Tivoli Carvoeiro

    In the picturesque town of Carvoeiro, where the sea has carved endless, intriguing little bays into the cliffs, stands a unique 4 star hotel in the Algarve, ideal for a beach holiday. With a privileged location on the cliff top overlooking Vale Covo, the hotel provides a great family holiday. The …

  • Tivoli Lagos4 star 

    Tivoli Lagos

    Just seven miles from the south-western tip of Portugal and in the heart of the charming town of Lagos, the Tivoli Lagos is combines modern design with Moorish architecture to create a very nice ambience and enjoyable hotel experience – and with 324 bedrooms (with balcony or terrace) it also offers …

  • Penina Hotel & Golf Resort5 star 

    Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

    The grand old lady of Algarve golf-hotels, Penina continues to impress and thrive under ownership. There are 196 rooms and suites and the resort lies within 360 acres of wooded parkland and manicured gardens. The superior bedrooms have views over the golf course and pool. There is a good choice of …

  • Marina Club Lagos Resort4 star 

    Marina Club Lagos Resort

    If you’re visiting one of the most beautiful regions in the Algarve, you deserve rooms to match. Anchored at Marina de Lagos, one of the most beautiful in Europe, Marina Club has everything to become a part of your souvenir album. Comprising the 4-star Aparthotel and two apartment blocks (3* and …

  • Monte Santo Resort5 star 

    Monte Santo Resort

    The Monte Santo Algarve holiday resort in Carvoeiro, offers a range of 5 star self catering holiday apartments, Suites and luxury Algarve villas, perfect for your Algarve family holiday, golf break or relaxing spa holiday. Just 45 minutes from the Faro airport, Monte Santo holiday resort is …

  • Pestana Alvor Park4 star 

    Pestana Alvor Park

    Pestana Alvor Park is a recent and modern 4 star hotel in Alvor, which has a fantastic design and is ideal for summer vacations in Algarve with the family. Guests may enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools, relax in the hotel's jacuzzi and Turkish bath, go for a massage service in Pestana Dom João II …

  • Pestana Alvor Praia5 star 

    Pestana Alvor Praia

    The five star Pestana Alvor Praia is at the top of the list when it comes to hotels in Algarve, for its quality, refinement and comfort, unique both at national and international level. On top of a cliff overlooking the Três Irmãos beach, this hotel in Alvor is equipped with modern commodities, …

  • Pestana Carvoeiro Golf Resort4 star 

    Pestana Carvoeiro Golf Resort

    The resort at Carvoeiro offers outstanding self-catered accommodation, and offers good value for a terrific holiday in the sun-drenched Algarve. The apartments and private villas are complete with all the necessary amenities to ensure that you will feel entirely comfortable during your stay. There' …

  • Pestana Delfim Beach & Golf4 star 

    Pestana Delfim Beach & Golf

    With incredible views of the Três Irmãos and Alvor beaches, Pestana Delfim Beach & Golf is one of the better located hotels in Algarve. This hotel in Algarve with All Inclusive (breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet, as well as snacks and ice-cream), is ideal for those who want to spend their …

  • Pestana Dom Joao II4 star 

    Pestana Dom Joao II

    This modern 4-star superior hotel is located on Alvor beach and 1km from the village centre. The hotel boasts an array of leisure facilities and great restaurants, bars. Nicely appointed rooms offer all modern comforts. "Atlentico" restaurant serves traditional Portuguese and international cuisine. …

  • Pestana Dom Joao Villas3 star 

    Pestana Dom Joao Villas

    Pestana Dom João Villas is part of Pestana Dom João II, one of the best hotels in Algarve. Overlooking the beach of Alvor, this hotel in Algarve, offers guests a variety of activities and services that will certainly make their stay memorable. For sports lovers, there are nine golf courses nearby, …

  • Pestana Levante Beach & Golf4 star 

    Pestana Levante Beach & Golf

    From the top of a cliff, with a splendid view of the sea, the Pestana Levante Hotel, offers a small and intimate location for those seeking a quiet spot to relax and slow down their pace of life. Various recreational facilities in tranquil surroundings combined with friendly and personal service. …

  • Pestana Viking Beach and Spa Resort4 star 

    Pestana Viking Beach and Spa Resort

    The four-star Pestana Viking Resort has recently been refurbished and represents super value for money on the Algarve. The resort is located less than an hour from Faro in the attractive, less developed area of Portugal around Portimao where there are superb golf courses to be played. Pestana …

  • Tivoli Marina Portimao4 star 

    Tivoli Marina Portimao

    The Tivoli Marina Portimão is a 4 star resort in the Algarve, Portugal, which you'll want to come back to again and again. Here, just one visit is not enough and a weekend would be simply too short. Family holidays are easily filled with different leisure and fun activities at the hotel, from the …

  • Vila Gale Atlantico4 star 

    Vila Gale Atlantico

    This 4-star modern hotel is located in a safe and quiet residential area, 350m from Praia da Galé. The hotel is family orientated and offers a wide offer of leisure facilities for all ages to spend a relaxing and enjoyable holiday by the beach. Alegro II Restaurant offers regional dishes and …

  • Vila Gale Lagos4 star 

    Vila Gale Lagos

    This luxurious 4-star superior hotel is located directly on Meia Praia beach in the Algarve region. Excellent Spa area, great leisure facilities and modern rooms ensure a relaxing and pleasant stay. "Versatil" restaurant offers traditional Portuguese cuisine a la carte or buffet style. While the …

  • Vila Gale Nautico4 star 

    Vila Gale Nautico

    The Vila Galé Náutico Hotel is located in the centre of Armação de Pêra, right in the heart of the Algarve. The hotel enjoys a privileged location, only a few steps away from the beach. Armação de Pêra is one of the most talked-about spots in the Algarve and the Vila Galé Náutico offers excellent 4- …

  • Vila Gale Praia4 star 

    Vila Gale Praia

    This 4-star small and modern hotel is located in a safe and quiet residential area, 200m from Praia da Galé Beach. With a fully equipped spa, this stylish hotel will best suit couples willing to spend a romantic and relaxing holiday a few steps from the sea. Inevitável Restaurant offers Portuguese …

  • Vilalara Thalassa Resort5 star 

    Vilalara Thalassa Resort

    Located by the sea where nature is found in its purest state, the Vilalara Thalassa Resort, with its expressive but tasteful architecture, is a place dedicated to well-being and the senses.

  • Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa5 star 

    Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

     VILA VITA Parc celebrates the best of Portugal, immersing you in a luxurious and lush seaside oasis with every imaginable service, amenity, activity and pleasure. Portugal’s finest five-star resort will not only meet, but exceed the highest expectations of the most discerning …

  • Quinta Bonita Luxury Boutique Hotel4 star 

    Quinta Bonita Luxury Boutique Hotel

    This family-run boutique hotel offers panoramic views of the bays of Lagos and Praia da Luz. The surrounding gardens are filled with multi-level sun terraces and there is a heated outdoor pool. With free internet, all spacious, air-conditioned rooms at Quinta Bonita come with a satellite LCD TV and …


Golf Courses

  • Central Algarve 5 Day Special - Creme de la Creme Package golf course

    Central Algarve 5 Day Special - Creme de la Creme Package

    If you’re after the most exclusive and prestigious courses in the region, choose our Crème de la Crème choice.  Sometimes difficult, sometimes just very pretty, you can ensure you and your golfing partners are playing the “tick list” courses in this easy-to-book …

  • Parque da Florestra golf course

    Parque da Florestra

    Adjacent ot the Costa Vicentin Nature Reserve, Parque da Floresta sits proudly amid rolling hills and golden beaches and close to charming villages.  The resort is an upmarket residential development with the golf course as the focal point.  Pretty but not overly difficult, you still need …

  • CS Salgados golf course

    CS Salgados

    The CS Salgados Golf Course is located near Albufeira, within a protected, Natural Wildlife Reserve. This setting provides golfers with a unique experience, since the course gives shelter, water and food to a number of bird species, some of them nearly extinct. The beach is within walking distance …

  • Vale de Milho golf course

    Vale de Milho

    As well as being an ideal course for family golf and beginners, scratch and low handicap players use the course to sharpen up their iron play and short game. If you are a beginner there is no place better to learn to play golf than in the relaxed atmosphere of  Vale do Milho Golf Club.  & …

  • Boavista golf course


    Howard Swan is not the most prolific of course designers but those he does create are very nice to look at and fair to play…And Boavista is no exception.  Boavista offers two distinct styles – the holes winding through the resort and those meandering over the very attractive …

  • Western Algarve Special - Creme de la Creme Package golf course

    Western Algarve Special - Creme de la Creme Package

    If you’re after the most exclusive and prestigious courses in the region, choose our Crème de la Crème choice.  Sometimes difficult, sometimes just very pretty, you can ensure you and your golfing partners are playing the “tick list” courses in this easy-to- …

  • Pestana Gramacho golf course

    Pestana Gramacho

    After his success designing the Vale de Pinta course, Ronald Fream teamed up with the former world No. 1 Nick Price to create the unique design of Gramacho. With 18 holes and 27 greens, plus numerous different tee points, players are able to enjoy the same course time and time again but always with …

  • Pestana Pass golf course

    Pestana Pass

    Pestana is the world’s third largest hotel group and they’ve spent wisely on creating some super holiday golf courses. At special value for our clients.

  • Pestana Silves golf course

    Pestana Silves

    The golf course is relatively new and improving all the time, comfortably sitting alongside other, better known, Algarve courses. The drive at the opening hole flirts with two water hazards on both flanks but a straight shot will reward you with an easy uphill approach. The bunkering gives added …

  • Pestana Alto golf course

    Pestana Alto

    Located between the picturesque village of Alvor and the bustling resort of Praia da Rocha, Alto has established itself as a very popular course on the Western Algarve and recent improvements will further enhance its reputation. The rolling fairways and elevated greens will test all golfers. There& …

  • Palmares golf course


    Within the natural amphitheatre of the Bay of Lagos, Robert Trent Jones II has fashioned Europe’s next great golf course, Onyria Palmares Golf. The brief given to this exceptional American golf course designer was to craft a 27-hole golf course which maximised the potential of its …

  • Pestana Vale da Pinta golf course

    Pestana Vale da Pinta

    This Ronald Fream parkland golf course has a deserved reputation on the Algarve for the outstanding level of maintenance and design and has hosted European Seniors Tour events six times. The greens are deep and require accurate approach shots. The splendid clubhouse serves a vast selection of …

  • Penina golf course


    Sir Henry Cotton’s renovated masterpiece is as good as ever. A tough proposition from the back tees, you need to drive long, know how to shape the ball and master the subtle greens. The back nine has four Par fives and gives you the chance to claim a memorable birdie or two on the closing …

  • Quinta da Ria & Quinta de Cima golf course

    Quinta da Ria & Quinta de Cima

    These two fantastic courses opened in 2002 and are still surprisingly unknown to tourist golfers. Already rated among Portugal’s best, we recommend you test them out. The Ria course is located on the cliffs over the most beautiful inlet of the Ria Formosa and is not long but has well-defended …

  • Morgado golf course


    One of the newest golf courses on the Algarve and close to Portimao, Morgado is spread over an enormous 1000 hectare farming estate with fig trees, vineyards and cork.  It’s pretty but not too testing so is ideal holiday golf. 

  • Central Algarve Special - Creme de la Creme Package golf course

    Central Algarve Special - Creme de la Creme Package

    If you’re after the most exclusive and prestigious courses in the region, choose our Crème de la Crème choice.  Sometimes difficult, sometimes just very pretty, you can ensure you and your golfing partners are playing the “tick list” courses in this easy-to-book …

• The Governor's Palace
• Portas de Portugal e do Postigo
• Museu Regional
• Pau da Bandeira Fort
• Old Slaves' Market
• The Lagos Marina is the first stopover for boats so Golf Breaks-Western Algarves is always bustling

Western Algarve Golf Breaks

Lagos was formerly the capital of the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula, and was the last port before the Portuguese caravelas set off for their pioneering sea journeys, during the great Discoveries of the 16th century.

A step-back-in-time, you should take an afternoon to wander amongst the charming townhouses and discover the wealth of little churches

Childhood memories of grilled sardines on the port edge with sea salt and lemon will never leave and in this fishermen's town, a visit to the main church (Igreja Mãe) and the Town Hall is also must. Just outside the town, you cannot miss the bustling Praia da Rocha, but do not forgo the lesser-known Roman ruins of Abicada.  Portimao also has a decent football team so you could try and time a visit from Benfica, Lisbon and Porto.

Five centuries ago here in Sagres, Prince Henry the Navigator founded the Navigation College, essential to the Portuguese Discoveries and seafaring future.
The famous Sagres fortress with its giant rose-shaped compass is very impressive and, at continental Europe's south westernmost tip, the imposing St Vincent Cape overlooks the vast Atlantic horizon.

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Fit For Travel, Travel Health Information

Dear Team, 

We are just back from our trip to Quinta da Marinha and the Onyria.

Thank you for recommending and organising this excellent holiday. The place was ideal for us - we enjoyed the hotel and its facilities, visited Lisbon, Cascais, and Sintra, and I found the golf courses to be just what I hoped. The staff at the hotel and golf course were all most friendly and helpful.

We asked you to find a holiday for us with several criteria, and you came up with something that met every one.

With regards

Mr Bull