Algarve

Top 100 Golf Courses - Algarve

Vale do Lobo (Royal)

11th Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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Espiche

12th Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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Vale da Pinta

13th Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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Morgado

14th Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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Penina (Championship)

15th Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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Vila Sol (Prime & Challenge)

16th Algarve - Best in Area

Donald Steel created the course at the Vila Sol Golf Resort without the need for excessive contouring or the creation of unnatural hazards.

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Vale do Lobo (Ocean)

17th Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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Castro Marim (Atlantic & Guadiana)

18th Algarve - Best in Area

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...

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Quinta da Ria

19th Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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Amendoeira (O'Connor)

20th Algarve - Best in Area

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”…

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Algarve Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Aulis Ranua Courses Played 30
= Rui Afonso Courses Played 30
3 MC Tracker Courses Played 27
4 Tom Courses Played 24
5 Andreas Lenerz Courses Played 23
= Georg Kittel Courses Played 23
= Herve PARGUE Courses Played 23
= Peter Handcock Courses Played 23
9 Gary Eason Courses Played 22
= Steve Critchell Courses Played 22