Vale do Lobo is the Algarve’s most senior golf resort, founded in 1962 and it is currently the largest luxury resort in Portugal. The Royal course mixes nine of Henry Cotton's original holes with nine fashioned by Rocky Roquemore in the 1990s.
Designed by South African architect Peter Sauerman, the course at Espiche Golf Club is set in an Ecological Reserve, where the landscape has been left as undisturbed as possible.
The Vale da Pinta golf course, set in the Pestana Golf Resort near Carvoeiro in the Western Algarve, is a course that accepts the ‘quality’ label with ease.
Golfe do Morgado is one of the newer courses to be laid out in the Algarve and it’s also one of the region's tougher layouts.
Penina was built on land that was originally used for growing rice and it was the Algarve's first golf course which was fashioned by Sir Henry Cotton.
Donald Steel created the course at the Vila Sol Golf Resort without the need for excessive contouring or the creation of unnatural hazards.
The Ocean course at Vale do Lobo is perhaps the understudy to the Royal layout, but nevertheless it’s a solid sandy course and it stands up on its own two feet.
Designed by UK architect Terry Murray, the original course at Castro Marim Golf & Country Club (comprising the Atlantic and Guadiana nines) first opened for play in 2001...
Opening for play in 2002, the Quinta da Ria golf course was designed by architect Rocky Roquemore, and it's a traditional par 72 layout measuring 6,016 metres from the back tees.
The future is bright for the Christy O'Connor Jnr. course at the Amendoeira Resort, which opened in October 2008, in fact, the architect “wanted one hole where it was just oranges”…