Algarve

Top 100 Golf Courses - Algarve

Vilamoura (Pinhal)

21st Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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TaylorMade

Pinheiros Altos (Pines & Olives)

22nd Algarve - Best in Area

Pinheiros Altos is a course in two parts. The front nine is routed across an umbrella pine clad sandy hillside and the back nine, in complete contrast, is routed across comparatively open flatter parkland...

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TaylorMade

Quinta do Vale

23rd Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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TaylorMade

Benamor

24th Algarve - Best in Area

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...

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TaylorMade

Gramacho

25th Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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TaylorMade

Salgados

26th Algarve - Best in Area

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”...

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TaylorMade

Vilamoura (Laguna)

27th Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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TaylorMade

Vilamoura (Millennium)

28th Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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TaylorMade

Pine Cliffs

29th Algarve - Best in Area

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.

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TaylorMade

Boavista

30th Algarve - Best in Area

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...

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TaylorMade

Algarve Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Rui Afonso Courses Played 30
= Aulis Ranua Courses Played 30
3 Antonio Moura Portugal Courses Played 29
4 MC Tracker Courses Played 27
5 Tom Courses Played 24
6 Herve PARGUE Courses Played 23
= Georg Kittel Courses Played 23
= Peter Handcock Courses Played 23
= Andreas Lenerz Courses Played 23
10 Rui Peres Courses Played 22