By Time to tee off: award-winning golf in the Algarve
By ROB | Product Manager | Thursday, December 22, 2016
Time to tee off: award-winning golf in the Algarve
The Algarve has long been considered an outstanding golfing destination, but with the recent addition of some new, highly revered courses, together with the redevelopment of some old favourites, it has now attracted international acclaim.
Quinta do Lago has just been named ‘Best Golf Venue in Europe’ in the World Golf Awards 2016, seen as the Oscars of golf by those serious about the sport.
With the Algarve such a highly celebrated golfing location, many of our clients choose to combine their holiday with a round or two. But with over thirty courses to choose from, you may feel you need a helping hand narrowing down where to tee off.
Always here to help, the team at Sun-hat Villas & Resorts has listed our top five golf courses in the region.
It is not hard to see why Quinta do Lago has just scooped all of the awards for best golf resort. The jewel in its crown is undoubtedly the North Course, redesigned in 2014 by golf architect Beau Welling and European Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley.
If you enjoy a course where accuracy and strategy are important, then this should be on your list of must-visits when in the Algarve. Beautiful views and quick greens make for a very enjoyable round.
Ranked 15th in the ‘Top 100 Golf Resorts in Continental Europe’ by Golf World Magazine, San Lorenzo golf course is one of the most famous courses in the Algarve, and with good reason. A word of warning – if you are serious about your golf, book an early round – San Lorenzo tends to get slow later, owing to the challenging nature of the course.
Vale do Lobo is the largest luxury resort in Portugal, and is one of the area’s most established golf resorts.
With undulating fairways nestled in a relaxing pine tree setting, there is a good mix of challenging holes on The Royal Course. The signature par three cliff-top 16th hole with its breathtaking views, makes the steep green fee worth every penny.