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The Best Golf Courses in the Algarve

The Algarve has been acclaimed several times as the best world golf destination by specialist magazines. The number of golfers who flock here every season proves this happy reality of the region. The Algarve is indeed one of the best places to holiday and play golf! If you have never had the opportunity to see for yourself, read this article and understand why many families and groups of friends gather in this region to practice this sport. We believe that your next golf destination to improve your swing will be in the Algarve.

Find out about the best golf courses in the Algarve and get your clubs ready. If you have never done it before, you'll find that golf is much more than a sport; it's an experience!

In golf, certain seasons are favourable for the game, so you have the pleasure of playing in the best weather at your leisure. The best seasons to practise this sport are undoubtedly the off-seasons, such as autumn, winter or spring. The weather is neither extremely hot nor cold during these seasons, so this is considered the season for golfers in the Algarve.

Have you ever had the opportunity to visit a golf course in Portugal? Did you know that the first course to be built in the country was in the city of Porto? The port-wine trade between England and Portugal brought the sport to the Portuguese lands in the 19th century, and to this day, golf is gaining more followers with each passing year.

Discover some of the Algarve's top golf courses.


Palmares Ocean Living & Golf

At this golf club, you can play on three different courses. Each course consists of nine holes with breathtaking views of the sea and the Alvor estuary. The entire project was designed by a well-known architect in golf course history. Robert Trent Jones II, son of one of the most renowned golf architects, has left pine, olive trees and typical landscape trees. The game development on this course is challenging for players of average level. If you decide to play this course, you will face narrow valleys, extensive dunes and other difficulties on the three courses: Alvor - holes 1 to 9; Lagos - 10 to 18; Praia - 19 to 27.

Challenge your skills at this golf course with three different courses, just 4 minutes from Jardim da Meia Praia. Get to know the location of the Palmares Ocean Living & Golf course.


Boavista Golf & Spa

If you already have some golf experience, you can try the Boavista Golf Course. It is located just a few minutes from Lagos city centre and is suitable for advanced golfers, i.e., those who already have some knowledge of the sport.

It has 18 holes overlooking the enchanting landscape of the Atlantic Ocean, the indigenous vegetation of the area and, of course, the architectural aesthetics of this course, which have been thought through to the last detail. This golf course was created by Howard Swan, one of the most well-known golf course architects. He is dedicated to ensuring that the creation of golf courses does not require any significant human intervention in the area's flora and slopes.

Are you ready to enjoy a golfing experience on an impressive course? From Jardim da Meia Praia, you can reach Boavista Golf & Spa in just ten minutes. Check out the location of this golf course in Lagos.


Espiche Golf Lagos

Just a few minutes from Jardim da Meia Praia, you can choose from several golf courses, the one that best suits your level of play. Espiche Golf Lagos is another course you should visit during your holiday. This course is a little different from the other two, as it is located in a nature reserve where respect for the environment is visible. The golf course's turf, was chosen to generate higher savings in daily irrigation and reduce water in its maintenance. This sustainable golf course has 18 challenging holes and was built in 2012 by South African architect Peter Sauerman.

If sustainability is the theme for you and golf is your favourite sport, visit this innovative golf course in Espiche Golf Lagos, 16 minutes from Jardim da Meia Praia. Click on this link to find out more about the location of this golf course.



Golf Santo António

The next golf course we present to you is full of challenges, and it is precisely for this reason the player should have some playing experience. Here you will find lakes, bunkers and holes on an inclined plane. There are 18 holes in total, of which the first nine are particularly challenging, on fairways that wind through the Parque da Floresta.

This is a golf course that fits perfectly into the surrounding landscape. It is located near the Costa Vicentina Natural Park and the village of Salema. It was designed by the famous Spanish architect Pepe Gancedo, with minimal changes to the terrain. Santo António Golf is a 23-minute drive from Jardim da Meia Praia. Check out the location of the golf course in Vila do Bispo.

Morgado Golf Course

We consider Morgado Golf Course to be the best course for beginner golfers. If you are on holiday and want to try picking up a golf club for the first time, you need to drive a short distance to Portimão. You will not only be able to learn about this sport, but you will also be able to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds the location. This course is unique because the fairways are bordered by fauna and agricultural areas. The challenges, such as bunkers and lakes, offer beginners the opportunity to learn while stimulating the games of the more experienced players. Two minutes away from this course, you will find the Álamos Golf Course, the second course of the group.

In a short drive of 23 minutes, you will find a tranquil course in an open landscape. Take a look at the location of this golf course.


Jardim da Meia Praia is located in a privileged area, just minutes from the beach and renowned golf courses. Spend your holiday in a peaceful area with enriching activities.

There is still time to plan your holiday in one of the best golf destinations in the world in spring, the best season for golfers in the Algarve. Book your apartment now and bring your golf clubs.