Pray for a clear day when you play Santo da Serra. Perched at some 1,000 feet above sea level, the golf course can literally have its head in the clouds.
Frank Pennink, the master architect, designed Aroeira 1 in 1972 and the course hosted the 1996 and 1997 Portuguese Opens.
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.
Palheiro is set magically within a pine forest and is bordered by glorious botanical woodlands. Factor in its elevated location, high above the town of Funchal and you have the recipe for perfect golf.
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.
The original 9-hole Philip Mackenzie Ross golf course at Vidago Palace was remodeled by the Cameron Powell design company during the refit of the hotel and opened for play in 2010.
Measuring 7,370 yards from the tips, the Ribagolfe No.1 course was designed by Peter Townsend and European Golf Design with tournament play in mind.
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.