Golf Courses Algarve
Algarve, The Best Golf Destination in Europe
One of the finest golfing destinations in Europe, the Algarve is regarded today as an elite venue by top professionals.
The plans for the courses, mostly designed by internationally recognised golf-course architects, together with the superb landscapes in which they are located, satisfy the requirements of the most demanding enthusiasts, marking out the region as first-rate destination for golf.
The favourable climate with more than 300 days of sun per year, allows the golf season to be extended over several months, bringing players from all over the world to the Algarve.
The excellence on offer in the Algarve is only enriched by its great variety of trees, vegetation, its greens, tees and silence of its surrounds, only to be broken by the ‘crack’ of the perfect shot.
Golf courses in Lagos and Western Algarve
Framed by a valley that zigzags through steep slopes, the Golf Santo António at Parque da Floresta - is an impressive arena that has already been the stage for the prestigious Europro Tour.
The well-known Palmares Golf in Lagos is used to organise the Amendoeiras em Flor Tournament in February, when the almond trees are covered in pink and white blossom. This fantastic golf course has claimed the national award for Portugal’s best golf course for five successive years
Also in Lagos, the Quinta da Boavista course offers beautiful lakes and waterfalls as well as full sea views from nearly all of the holes. In addition, the Monchique mountain range in Leste provides a spectacular backdrop to the Golfe do Morgado and Golfe dos Álamos courses.
The Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort, in Portimão is a centre with an excellent course, which has won prizes many times as one of the finest in Europe. It was the first 18-hole course opened in the Algarve and has already hosted the Algarve Open on several occasions.
In Lagoa, the magnificent Quinta do Gramacho course in Carvoeiro, designed by Ronald Fream, now receives the Algarve Ladies Open, a tournament that forms part of the Ladies European Tour.
In Albufeira the Salgados Golf Club combines lakes, waterfalls and rolling sand dunes.
A round of golf in pleasant temperatures on fairways or greens always in immaculate condition is guaranteed on courses in the Algarve.
Onyria Palmares Golf
The most awarded golf course in Portugal is in Lagos
Onyria Palmares is Portugal’s best golf course for five successive years!
Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort has claimed the national award for Portugal’s best golf course for five successive years, following a prestigious ceremony, on the 16th September 2016, at the Sao Francisco Convent conference centre, in Coimbra.
The stunning complex, landed the title at the much-vaunted Publituris Portugal Travel Awards 2016. It was the 13th year of the awards, which were created by the country’s leading travel trade magazine, Publituris – alongside current co-organisers Câmara Municipal de Coimbra and Turismo Centro de Portugal – to reward the best in Portuguese tourism.
Designed by mother-nature, Onyria Palmares highlight itself in the Algarve coast because of the prime location, faced to this incredible blue scenario of the Alvor lagoon, the “meia-praia” beach and the Lagos bay. A Perfect contrast with the green of this unique 27-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II, which the links holes along the beach and the great views are the highlighting points.
Within the natural amphitheatre of the Bay of Lagos, Robert Trent Jones II has fashioned Europe’s next great golf course, Onyria Palmares Golf. The brief given to this exceptional American golf course designer was to craft a 27-hole golf course which maximised the potential of its extraordinary environment. The result is a golf course of breathtaking natural beauty which is a delight to play. The course opened 18 holes for play in October 2010 and the full 27 last June 2011 and it has matured nicely.
Robert Trent Jones II designed the golf course with the highest level of international tournament golf in mind as well as a pleasurable golf experience for members and tourists alike. There is plenty of challenge, if that’s what you want – especially from the white tees! Onyria Palmares Golf is composed of three returning nine-hole loops that can be played in any sequence. The genius in the routing is that, depending on the sequence of play, each golf experience is different. Each nine-hole loop – Alvor, Lagos and Praia - has its own character and ambience.