The Pinhal is one of the older courses at the sprawling Vilamoura golf complex, opening as a Frank Pennink-designed layout in the mid-1970s.
The original layout at the Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort consisted of the Pines and Olives nines but the addition of the 9-hole Corks circuit in 2007 ousted the Pines from fashioning half the leading eighteen holes at this 27-hole facility.
The course at Quinta do Vale Golf Resort is a Seve Ballesteros design and it’s configured with six par threes, six par fours and six par fives, with the same par never repeated at consecutive holes.
In 1986, the owners of the Quinta de Benamor property, engaged Henry Cotton to layout the first golf course in the eastern part of the Algarve, twenty years after he established his pioneering course at Penina...
American Ron Fream originally laid out nine holes in the early 1970s before the Gramacho course was subsequently doubled in size to a full 18-hole layout.
The Salgados golf course has been described as “almost flatter than Florida: suited to straight hitters which will cost off-game players many balls as the water appears to be everywhere”...
Vilamoura's Laguna course is laid out over flat, low-lying ground and this well bunkered layout with a strong links-like feel is very different in style to the other Vilamoura courses.
Half the holes on the Vilamoura Millennium course once belonged to the former 27-hole Laguna course and the other nine were added to create a new 18-hole layout.
The pretty 9-hole Pine Cliffs hotel course opened in 1991 and it’s one of Portugal’s most original golfing layouts, with fairways routed through a delightful pine forest that sits on cliff tops along the Algarve coastline.
Offering panoramic views of the Bay of Lagos to the east and the Monchique mountains to the north, the parkland course at Boavista Golf & Spa Resort is handily placed just a 10-minute drive from the old walled town of Lagos...