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Best All Inclusive Golf Holidays in the Algarve

Posted by: Mark Hirst

on June 14, 2023

All-inclusive golf packages in the Algarve are superb. You pay for your holiday, and that’s it; no more worrying about having to pay for food and drinks once you’re there. Throw in a few rounds of golf at some of Europe's premier golf courses and you have the perfect all-inclusive golf holiday. 

But choosing the right hotel is key. Some all-inclusive hotels simply don’t live up to the billing. Nobody wants substandard food, shoddy rooms or a hotel located miles away from any decent golf courses. That’s why we’ve picked out the best all-inclusive golf resorts for golfers wishing to take a trip to the Algarve. Read on for our best selections.

Salgados Palm Village Apartments & Suites

Where - Albufeira

Nau Hotels Group operates Salgados Palm Village and is one of the  Algarve’s most popular all-inclusive golf hotels. The Salgados golf course is just a stone's throw away, so there’s no long commute to the first tee if you want to play there.

Rounds of golf at the Nau Hotel & Resorts' Salgados, Morgado, and Alamos courses are typically included with any all-inclusive golf package. 

The Amendoeira Golf Resort, which is nearby, features two additional courses—the Faldo and the O'Connor Junior. Other courses within close proximity include Pine Cliffs, Silves, or Vale da Pinta.

There's plenty to like about this mid-range hotel, with no less than 10 outdoor swimming pools and 3 dining options. All rooms come equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TV’s and a minbar, enabling you to kick back and relax after a hard day on the golf course. 

Albufeira's historic district is only 9.2 km (5.8 mi) away, where you’ll find plenty of popular restaurants, bars, cafés, and tourist-friendly shops.  Salgados Palm Village also caters to children, with a kids club running throughout the summer.

Sao Rafael Suite Hotel

Where - Albufeira

The Sao Rafael Suite Hotel is a luxurious, 4-star, all-inclusive property in Albufeira, the heart of the Algarve region of Portugal. Nestled among lush, green landscapes and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, this hotel offers an idyllic setting for golf enthusiasts. 

Guests can relax and unwind in the hotel's spacious, stylishly-furnished suites, with private balconies and breathtaking views, or take a dip in the hotel's sparkling outdoor pool, or indulge in some pampering at the hotel's full-service spa. 

Packages will generally include unlimited golf at the Nau Hotel & Resorts-owned golf courses, including Salgados, Morgado and Alamos golf courses. 

There are 3 restaurants to choose from. The Buffet Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves a wide range of international cuisine. À La Carte Restaurant Eataly restaurant is open from 19:00–22:00 daily and serves a range of local dishes. Finally, the Pool Bar Restaurant is open during the high season and serves a seasonal menu.

Salgados Palace

Where - Albufeira

Nau Solgados Palace is the perfect place to stay when playing the Salgados Golf Course. Again you are only a short distance from the first tee, leaving you plenty of time to relax and prepare for your round. All-inclusive options are available between May and September.

In most cases, an all-inclusive golf holiday at Salgados Palace will include unrestricted play at the golf courses owned by Nau Hotel & Resorts. These courses include the Salgados, Morgado, and Alamos. 

There are plenty of other fantastic courses nearby which you can play for an additional green fee. These include The Amendoeira Golf Resort, where you can play the Faldo course and the O’Connor Junior course. Also close by is Pine Cliffs, Silves and Vale da Pinta Golf Courses.

The Spa & Wellness Centre at Nau Solgados Palace is one of the best golf and spa resorts in the Algarve and features a heated indoor swimming pool, Turkish bath, and sauna in addition to the three outdoor pools. For an additional fee, massage services are also provided.

There are also three outdoor pools for guests to enjoy, particularly during the summer months when temperatures can reach 35 degrees celcius.

There are 3 restaurants to choose from at Nau Salgados Palace. Your main destination during your stay will be the Golf Lobby Bar and the All-in-One Buffet Restaurant, but if you want something more special, you can eat à la carte at the Moonlight Restaurant Bar. 

Other amenities include football and tennis courts with racquets and balls available to hire.

Vila Gale Lagos

Where - Lagos

Vila Gale Hotel is located in Lagos and offers an all-inclusive option when booking, although guests can also choose to stay on a half board or bed & breakfast basis too.

Whilst you won’t receive unlimited golf when booking an all-inclusive golf package, it will include rounds of golf at Palmares, Boavista or Espiche golf course

Of the 3 courses, Palmares is a particular highlight. It’s ranked 26th among the best courses in Europe, while Boavista offers a scenic round of golf alongside the stunning Algarve coast. Espiche is suitable for golfers of all skill levels and is perfect for larger groups with varying abilities. 

To accommodate all tastes and occasions, the hotel also offers a variety of bars and restaurants. The pool bar, which is open from early morning until early evening during the summer, serves grilled sandwiches, freshly made baguettes,, ice cream, and non-alcoholic beverages. 

Massa Fina, a restaurant known for its excellent pizzas, is open during the day during the summer. The main restaurant serves local and international cuisine, while the buffet caters to those who prefer a more relaxed dining experience.

Robinson Club Quinta da Ria

Where - Tavira

Located a 40-minute drive due east of Faro airport, close to Tavira, Robinson Club Quinta da Ria is a great option for golfers wanting to explore the golf courses in the East Algarve on an all-inclusive basis. 

There are plenty of breathtaking golf courses nearby, including Monte Rei, which is often cited as Portugal’s best golf course. You’ll also find Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria just a stone's throw away. Benamor golf course is only 2km due west of Robinson Club Quinta da Ria and represents another superb option for any Getaway Golfer. 

Golf packages at this all-inclusive resort usually include rounds of golf at Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria.

There are 285 rooms with standard double, twins and suites available upon request. Each room comes complete with a balcony, perfect for unwinding after a busy day on the course. Suites are also available and are perfect for for those wanting a more space.

There are two restaurants at Robinson Club. The buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day and offers a wide range of international cuisine. The À La Carte Restaurant is open to guests for an additional charge for lunch and dinner. 

AP Cabanas Beach & Nature

Where - Tavira

AP Cabanas Beach & Nature Hotel offers all-inclusive options for Algarve golf holidays, subject to minimum stay requirements of 3-5 nights. 

The hotel is located in Tavira, a 40 minute drive from Faro Airport, and close to a range of exquisite golf courses, including:

  • Monte Rei
  • Quinta de Cima
  • Quinta da Ria
  • Benamor
  • Castro Marim

All inclusive golf packages will include rounds at Benamor Golf Course, Castro Marim Atlantic Course, Quinta da Ria, Quinta da Cima, & Quinta do Vale.

The rooms are clean and modern, with many having balconies, overlooking the Atlantic ocean. There are 3 swimming pools and a fully equipped spa complete with a sauna, steam bath, a jacuzzi, and a outdoor pool. There are also several treatment rooms, available at an additional cost.

For lunch, there are buffet restaurants available. For dinner, both buffet and set menu options to choose from. Evenings feature a variety of entertainment options. The Ap Cabanas Roof Top Bar & Lounge serves cocktails and light meals.

Morgado Golf & Country Club

Where - Portimão

Morgado Golf & Country Club offers semi all-inclusive (drinks not included) options and is perfect for those looking for a quieter Algarve golf holiday away from the more densely populated tourist areas like Vilamoura and Albufeira. Located 4km north of Portimão and a 50-minute drive from Faro airport, this superb resort hosts both Morgado and Alamos golf courses. 

Other golf courses nearby include:

Semi all-inclusive golf packages at Morgado Golf & Country Club usually include rounds at Morgado and Alamos golf course. You can also include Salgados, which is a 30 minute drive away. 

There are 98 rooms, all appointed with a 42inch flatscreen TV and cable channels. To complete your stay, there are 4 outdoor pools, including a children's pool if you have little ones with you. 

Food is served in the buffet restaurant and offers a range of international and local cuisine. There’s also a lobby bar with terrace serving cocktails and light snacks, as well as a snack bar in the clubhouse  with an outdoor terrace and a view over Morgado Golf Course.

Tivoli Alvor

Where - Portimão

Located just outside Portimao, Tivoli Alvor Resort is a luxury all-inclusive hotel ideally situated close to the following golf courses.

  • Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course
  • Palmares
  • Morgado
  • Alamos

There are four excellent restaurants to choose from at Tivoli Alvor, serving a wide range of international cuisine. Essenze is open all day and offers a range of pastries, fresh fruit and hot dishes for breakfast and for dinner; there’s a selection of family-friendly dishes to suit all taste buds. 

Carosello is an Italian restaurant that serves up a changing menu of all the classics as well as a selection of a l carte options. For steak lovers, Roastic offers prime cuts straight from the grill, served just as you like it. For a lighter meal, try Mad Med, serving up plates from a Mediterranean inspired menu.

There’s also six swimming pools, a fully equipped gym and a wonderful spa offering massage treatments that can be booked in advance. 

If you’re planning to travel as a family, there’s also and excellent facilities for kids including their own private pool, mini golf and a baby room. External babysitting can also be arranged upon request. 

Dom Pedro Vilamoura

Where - Vilamoura

Dom Pedro Vilamoura is owned by the same group that operates the Dom Pedro golf courses. Recently renovated and offering a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a bar, there’s plenty to offer golfers a comfortable stay. 

With its central location and view of the Atlantic Ocean, Dom Pedro Vilamoura is a superb venue for golfers who want to be close to the town's many bars and restaurants. It’s proximity to Vilamoura’s golf courses is also a major draw. The Hotel offers a free shuttle service toa and from the following golf courses throughout the day:

All inclusive Algarve Hotels Without Golf Packages

The following hotels aren’t serviced by the main specialist golf travel agents, but they shouldn’t be overlooked when planning any all-inclusive golf holiday to the Algarve. It’s straightforward to book your accommodation and tee times separately. 

Leading Courses and Teetimes.pt allow you to book virtually all golf courses in the region. This aditional flexibility is perfect for choosing the golf courses you actually want to play. 

Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve

Where - Lagos

If it’s 5 star luxury you’re after, then check out Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve. Located just 4.5km East of Lagos and just over an hour’s drive from Faro Airport. The following golf courses are within a 30 minute drive from the hotel.

  • Palmares
  • Alamos 
  • Morgado
  • Vale da Pinta
  • Gramacho
  • Espiche 
  • Penina Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course
  • Penina Academy Course
  • Penina Resort Course
  • Alto

 

Rooms are clean, spacious and modern, with all rooms coming complete with air conditioning and satellite TV. For guests wanting that added touch of luxury, opt for rooms with a private terrace & pool. There are 3 gorgeous swimming pools as well as a Spa and fitness centre. 

All inclusive pricing includes drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner at the buffet restaurant and there is À La Carte dining available for a small supplement. 

Hotel 3HB Guarana

Where - Albufeira

Located just 7km due east of Albufeira, Hotel 3HB Guarana is an all inclusive resort in the Algarve ideally situated for those looking to play a wide range of golf courses both in Albufeira and Vilamoura. 

Whilst specialist golf travel agents don’t currently offer this hotel, it’s easy to book this accommodation and your golf separately.

There are are plenty of excellent golf courses within a 30-minute drive of Hotel Guarana, all available to book separately from your accommodation. These include:

There’s plenty of on-site entertainment, including 4 swimming pools, a spa and wellness centre,  fully equipped gym and tennis courts. There’s even a retro gaming centre for those that want to revive their inner youth. 

There are 9 restaurants and bars on-site, serving a wide range of cuisine in a buffet format. Choose from international, oriental & mediterranean fare to satisfy your foodie cravings. 

Top Tips When Booking an All Inclusive Golf Holiday in the Algarve

Booking an all inclusive holiday golf holiday in the Algarve has many benefits. That peace of mind knowing that all your food and drinks are paid throughout your trip can be hugely beneficial when it comes to budgeting. 

If you plan to golf all day, having all your meals and drinks in the hotel can also be incredibly convenient instead of roaming around trying to find somewhere to eat and drink. 

Here are some of our top tips when booking your all inclusive Algarve golf break. 

Check What’s Included - All-Inclusive Doesn’t Always Mean ALL-INCLUSIVE

Whilst many tour operators advertise holidays as all inclusive, things aren’t always as black and white as you might think.

All Inclusive Drinks

Drinks may exclude premium spirits and various speciality wines. If you’re hoping to sip on champagne throughout your trip, you may be disappointed. 

Generally, all inclusive packages include table wine, local beers and soft drinks. Some may include cocktails as well, so it pays to check.

Check What Restaurants Are Included

In most instances, all inclusive hotels provide food in a buffet-style restaurant. There’s usually a wide selection of dishes to choose from, but the standard can vary depending on the resort. 

Before you travel, check trip advisor ratings paying particular attention to what guests have to say about the food. The last thing you want is to come down with a bout of food poisoning on day 2 of your golf holiday because you’ve eaten a dodgy prawn.

Some hotels also run À La Carte restaurants when you want something a little more special. Beware that there may be restrictions on how frequently you are allowed to dine there. 

In some cases, you might be allowed to dine once during your stay, at other times it may incur an additional surcharge every time you eat there. 

Beware Of Food Intolerances With All-Inclusive Buffets

Buffets at all-inclusive hotels can be tricky for those with food allergies and intolerances. Cross-contamination can be a real issue. 

If you’re travelling in a group, make sure that you check with all golfers about dietary requirements before booking. 

If they do have allergies or intolerances, make sure to check with the hotel directly to make sure that they can cater for them.

Many hotels have improved their ability to cater for varying dietary requirements in recent years, but there’s little point in forking out for all inclusive dining only to find out that you’ll need to eat elsewhere. 

Check How Many Rounds of Golf Are Included

If you’re booking your all-inclusive Algarve holiday with a specialist golf travel agent, check how many rounds of golf it includes during your holiday. Whilst all inclusive will apply to food and drinks, it won’t usually apply to golf.

Package golf operators will typically schedule one round of golf per day, and that’s usually enough, given you can expect a round of golf to take up to 5 hours during busy periods. 

For those hardcore golf enthusiasts, hell bent on playing two rounds every day check out golf packages for Nau Hotel & Resorts-owned golf courses, including Salgados, Morgado and Alamos (available via Golfbreaks and YourGolfTravel)  as these offer unlimited golf as part of your stay.

Do You Really Need an All-Inclusive Golf Package?

Whilst there are benefits to booking an all-inclusive golf package, it’s worth asking yourself if you really need it? Nothing in life comes for free, and you can expect to pay upwards of £60 per day to get your food and drink thrown in as part of the deal.

Remember that you’ll be out on the golf course for a large chunk of the day, so will you be eating 3 meals at the hotel? Will you be drinking lots of alcohol during your stay? It’s a known fact that hangovers aren’t conducive to playing good golf!

Check the Cost of Bed & Breakfast to See if It’s Good Value

Make sure you ask if the hotel offers a bed and breakfast rate as well, and be sure to compare the prices. Would you spend more than this on lunch, dinner and a few drinks in the evening? 

Also, remember that a few drinks at a clubhouse that’s not part of your all-inclusive package will incur an additional charge. You may be better off opting for bed and breakfast and putting aside the money you’ll save for the trip.

 Another benefit of opting for bed and breakfast is that you can experience different restaurants in the local area. Great for adding some variety, especially on more extended stays. 

Can You Hire Golf Clubs?

You may be taking your golf clubs with you on your trip. But if you aren’t, check to see if the resort or club you are staying at includes golf club hire. 

It’s not usually included, so budget between €25-€60 per round if you’re not taking your clubs.

Our golf course page has a handy filter showing which courses offer club hire but always check directly with the hotel before you travel to double-check and reserve a set.

Check if Buggy Hire is Included

If you want to use golf buggies on holiday, check that they’re included. With some golf courses, you will need to hire a buggy, such is the layout of the course and distance between the tees. If that’s the case the price of a round will reflect this. 

If you’re booking with a specialist golf travel agent, they will typically ask if you want buggies during the booking process. They often run promotions that include buggies as part of your stay. 

If you’re booking your courses directly, you’ll usually find an option to include buggy hire for an additional fee. Buggies usually cost between €20-€50 per round. 

Booking Green Fees Directly Can Be Cheaper Than All Inclusive Deals

Depending on the time of year and when you want to play, booking tee times yourself maybe cheaper than choosing an all inclusive golf package. 

Tee-time Booking platforms like Leading Courses and TeeTimes.pt make it easy to purchase rounds of golf yourself and offer discounted rates when times are quieter. 

If you’re happy to play golf in the afternoon, look out for twilight prices offered by many Algarve golf courses. These can be as much as 75% cheaper than playing in the morning as long as you tee off after 15:30. 

Does Your Trip Include Airport Transfers?

Nothing beats getting off the plane into pre-arranged transport that takes you directly to the hotel. If you’re not hiring a car, airport transfers are a convenient way to shuttle you too and from the hotel and beat the queues for a taxi. It’s often cheaper too.

Specialist golf travel agents can handle airport transfers for you, they’re sometimes included in the price, but make sure you ask. They may even throw it in as a deal sweetener.

If you’re booking accommodation, the following companies offer airport transfers to and from Faro Airport.

Are Flights Included?

If you’re booking an all inclusive golf package to the Algarve with a specialist golf travel agent, flights won’t be included in the price quoted, and you will need to book these yourself. Thankfully it’s easy to compare flight times and prices using Skyscanner

Conclusion

An all-inclusive golf holiday in the Algarve is a great way to know what you’re paying up front. With all food drink and golf included in the price, there’s less chance of a nasty surprise bill at the end of your trip. Our carefully selected hotels ensure that you’ll be close to excellent golf courses and enjoy great food and drink during your break.

Mark Hirst

Mark is the founder of Getaway Golfer. He loves to play golf and travel the world. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the best golf courses and providing travel suggestions for golfers.

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Best All Inclusive Golf Holidays in the Algarve

Posted by: Mark Hirst

on June 14, 2023

All-inclusive golf packages in the Algarve are superb. You pay for your holiday, and that’s it; no more worrying about having to pay for food and drinks once you’re there. Throw in a few rounds of golf at some of Europe's premier golf courses and you have the perfect all-inclusive golf holiday. 

But choosing the right hotel is key. Some all-inclusive hotels simply don’t live up to the billing. Nobody wants substandard food, shoddy rooms or a hotel located miles away from any decent golf courses. That’s why we’ve picked out the best all-inclusive golf resorts for golfers wishing to take a trip to the Algarve. Read on for our best selections.

Salgados Palm Village Apartments & Suites

Where - Albufeira

Nau Hotels Group operates Salgados Palm Village and is one of the  Algarve’s most popular all-inclusive golf hotels. The Salgados golf course is just a stone's throw away, so there’s no long commute to the first tee if you want to play there.

Rounds of golf at the Nau Hotel & Resorts' Salgados, Morgado, and Alamos courses are typically included with any all-inclusive golf package. 

The Amendoeira Golf Resort, which is nearby, features two additional courses—the Faldo and the O'Connor Junior. Other courses within close proximity include Pine Cliffs, Silves, or Vale da Pinta.

There's plenty to like about this mid-range hotel, with no less than 10 outdoor swimming pools and 3 dining options. All rooms come equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TV’s and a minbar, enabling you to kick back and relax after a hard day on the golf course. 

Albufeira's historic district is only 9.2 km (5.8 mi) away, where you’ll find plenty of popular restaurants, bars, cafés, and tourist-friendly shops.  Salgados Palm Village also caters to children, with a kids club running throughout the summer.

Sao Rafael Suite Hotel

Where - Albufeira

The Sao Rafael Suite Hotel is a luxurious, 4-star, all-inclusive property in Albufeira, the heart of the Algarve region of Portugal. Nestled among lush, green landscapes and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, this hotel offers an idyllic setting for golf enthusiasts. 

Guests can relax and unwind in the hotel's spacious, stylishly-furnished suites, with private balconies and breathtaking views, or take a dip in the hotel's sparkling outdoor pool, or indulge in some pampering at the hotel's full-service spa. 

Packages will generally include unlimited golf at the Nau Hotel & Resorts-owned golf courses, including Salgados, Morgado and Alamos golf courses. 

There are 3 restaurants to choose from. The Buffet Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves a wide range of international cuisine. À La Carte Restaurant Eataly restaurant is open from 19:00–22:00 daily and serves a range of local dishes. Finally, the Pool Bar Restaurant is open during the high season and serves a seasonal menu.

Salgados Palace

Where - Albufeira

Nau Solgados Palace is the perfect place to stay when playing the Salgados Golf Course. Again you are only a short distance from the first tee, leaving you plenty of time to relax and prepare for your round. All-inclusive options are available between May and September.

In most cases, an all-inclusive golf holiday at Salgados Palace will include unrestricted play at the golf courses owned by Nau Hotel & Resorts. These courses include the Salgados, Morgado, and Alamos. 

There are plenty of other fantastic courses nearby which you can play for an additional green fee. These include The Amendoeira Golf Resort, where you can play the Faldo course and the O’Connor Junior course. Also close by is Pine Cliffs, Silves and Vale da Pinta Golf Courses.

The Spa & Wellness Centre at Nau Solgados Palace is one of the best golf and spa resorts in the Algarve and features a heated indoor swimming pool, Turkish bath, and sauna in addition to the three outdoor pools. For an additional fee, massage services are also provided.

There are also three outdoor pools for guests to enjoy, particularly during the summer months when temperatures can reach 35 degrees celcius.

There are 3 restaurants to choose from at Nau Salgados Palace. Your main destination during your stay will be the Golf Lobby Bar and the All-in-One Buffet Restaurant, but if you want something more special, you can eat à la carte at the Moonlight Restaurant Bar. 

Other amenities include football and tennis courts with racquets and balls available to hire.

Vila Gale Lagos

Where - Lagos

Vila Gale Hotel is located in Lagos and offers an all-inclusive option when booking, although guests can also choose to stay on a half board or bed & breakfast basis too.

Whilst you won’t receive unlimited golf when booking an all-inclusive golf package, it will include rounds of golf at Palmares, Boavista or Espiche golf course

Of the 3 courses, Palmares is a particular highlight. It’s ranked 26th among the best courses in Europe, while Boavista offers a scenic round of golf alongside the stunning Algarve coast. Espiche is suitable for golfers of all skill levels and is perfect for larger groups with varying abilities. 

To accommodate all tastes and occasions, the hotel also offers a variety of bars and restaurants. The pool bar, which is open from early morning until early evening during the summer, serves grilled sandwiches, freshly made baguettes,, ice cream, and non-alcoholic beverages. 

Massa Fina, a restaurant known for its excellent pizzas, is open during the day during the summer. The main restaurant serves local and international cuisine, while the buffet caters to those who prefer a more relaxed dining experience.

Robinson Club Quinta da Ria

Where - Tavira

Located a 40-minute drive due east of Faro airport, close to Tavira, Robinson Club Quinta da Ria is a great option for golfers wanting to explore the golf courses in the East Algarve on an all-inclusive basis. 

There are plenty of breathtaking golf courses nearby, including Monte Rei, which is often cited as Portugal’s best golf course. You’ll also find Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria just a stone's throw away. Benamor golf course is only 2km due west of Robinson Club Quinta da Ria and represents another superb option for any Getaway Golfer. 

Golf packages at this all-inclusive resort usually include rounds of golf at Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria.

There are 285 rooms with standard double, twins and suites available upon request. Each room comes complete with a balcony, perfect for unwinding after a busy day on the course. Suites are also available and are perfect for for those wanting a more space.

There are two restaurants at Robinson Club. The buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day and offers a wide range of international cuisine. The À La Carte Restaurant is open to guests for an additional charge for lunch and dinner. 

AP Cabanas Beach & Nature

Where - Tavira

AP Cabanas Beach & Nature Hotel offers all-inclusive options for Algarve golf holidays, subject to minimum stay requirements of 3-5 nights. 

The hotel is located in Tavira, a 40 minute drive from Faro Airport, and close to a range of exquisite golf courses, including:

  • Monte Rei
  • Quinta de Cima
  • Quinta da Ria
  • Benamor
  • Castro Marim

All inclusive golf packages will include rounds at Benamor Golf Course, Castro Marim Atlantic Course, Quinta da Ria, Quinta da Cima, & Quinta do Vale.

The rooms are clean and modern, with many having balconies, overlooking the Atlantic ocean. There are 3 swimming pools and a fully equipped spa complete with a sauna, steam bath, a jacuzzi, and a outdoor pool. There are also several treatment rooms, available at an additional cost.

For lunch, there are buffet restaurants available. For dinner, both buffet and set menu options to choose from. Evenings feature a variety of entertainment options. The Ap Cabanas Roof Top Bar & Lounge serves cocktails and light meals.

Morgado Golf & Country Club

Where - Portimão

Morgado Golf & Country Club offers semi all-inclusive (drinks not included) options and is perfect for those looking for a quieter Algarve golf holiday away from the more densely populated tourist areas like Vilamoura and Albufeira. Located 4km north of Portimão and a 50-minute drive from Faro airport, this superb resort hosts both Morgado and Alamos golf courses. 

Other golf courses nearby include:

Semi all-inclusive golf packages at Morgado Golf & Country Club usually include rounds at Morgado and Alamos golf course. You can also include Salgados, which is a 30 minute drive away. 

There are 98 rooms, all appointed with a 42inch flatscreen TV and cable channels. To complete your stay, there are 4 outdoor pools, including a children's pool if you have little ones with you. 

Food is served in the buffet restaurant and offers a range of international and local cuisine. There’s also a lobby bar with terrace serving cocktails and light snacks, as well as a snack bar in the clubhouse  with an outdoor terrace and a view over Morgado Golf Course.

Tivoli Alvor

Where - Portimão

Located just outside Portimao, Tivoli Alvor Resort is a luxury all-inclusive hotel ideally situated close to the following golf courses.

  • Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course
  • Palmares
  • Morgado
  • Alamos

There are four excellent restaurants to choose from at Tivoli Alvor, serving a wide range of international cuisine. Essenze is open all day and offers a range of pastries, fresh fruit and hot dishes for breakfast and for dinner; there’s a selection of family-friendly dishes to suit all taste buds. 

Carosello is an Italian restaurant that serves up a changing menu of all the classics as well as a selection of a l carte options. For steak lovers, Roastic offers prime cuts straight from the grill, served just as you like it. For a lighter meal, try Mad Med, serving up plates from a Mediterranean inspired menu.

There’s also six swimming pools, a fully equipped gym and a wonderful spa offering massage treatments that can be booked in advance. 

If you’re planning to travel as a family, there’s also and excellent facilities for kids including their own private pool, mini golf and a baby room. External babysitting can also be arranged upon request. 

Dom Pedro Vilamoura

Where - Vilamoura

Dom Pedro Vilamoura is owned by the same group that operates the Dom Pedro golf courses. Recently renovated and offering a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a bar, there’s plenty to offer golfers a comfortable stay. 

With its central location and view of the Atlantic Ocean, Dom Pedro Vilamoura is a superb venue for golfers who want to be close to the town's many bars and restaurants. It’s proximity to Vilamoura’s golf courses is also a major draw. The Hotel offers a free shuttle service toa and from the following golf courses throughout the day:

All inclusive Algarve Hotels Without Golf Packages

The following hotels aren’t serviced by the main specialist golf travel agents, but they shouldn’t be overlooked when planning any all-inclusive golf holiday to the Algarve. It’s straightforward to book your accommodation and tee times separately. 

Leading Courses and Teetimes.pt allow you to book virtually all golf courses in the region. This aditional flexibility is perfect for choosing the golf courses you actually want to play. 

Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve

Where - Lagos

If it’s 5 star luxury you’re after, then check out Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve. Located just 4.5km East of Lagos and just over an hour’s drive from Faro Airport. The following golf courses are within a 30 minute drive from the hotel.

  • Palmares
  • Alamos 
  • Morgado
  • Vale da Pinta
  • Gramacho
  • Espiche 
  • Penina Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course
  • Penina Academy Course
  • Penina Resort Course
  • Alto

 

Rooms are clean, spacious and modern, with all rooms coming complete with air conditioning and satellite TV. For guests wanting that added touch of luxury, opt for rooms with a private terrace & pool. There are 3 gorgeous swimming pools as well as a Spa and fitness centre. 

All inclusive pricing includes drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner at the buffet restaurant and there is À La Carte dining available for a small supplement. 

Hotel 3HB Guarana

Where - Albufeira

Located just 7km due east of Albufeira, Hotel 3HB Guarana is an all inclusive resort in the Algarve ideally situated for those looking to play a wide range of golf courses both in Albufeira and Vilamoura. 

Whilst specialist golf travel agents don’t currently offer this hotel, it’s easy to book this accommodation and your golf separately.

There are are plenty of excellent golf courses within a 30-minute drive of Hotel Guarana, all available to book separately from your accommodation. These include:

There’s plenty of on-site entertainment, including 4 swimming pools, a spa and wellness centre,  fully equipped gym and tennis courts. There’s even a retro gaming centre for those that want to revive their inner youth. 

There are 9 restaurants and bars on-site, serving a wide range of cuisine in a buffet format. Choose from international, oriental & mediterranean fare to satisfy your foodie cravings. 

Top Tips When Booking an All Inclusive Golf Holiday in the Algarve

Booking an all inclusive holiday golf holiday in the Algarve has many benefits. That peace of mind knowing that all your food and drinks are paid throughout your trip can be hugely beneficial when it comes to budgeting. 

If you plan to golf all day, having all your meals and drinks in the hotel can also be incredibly convenient instead of roaming around trying to find somewhere to eat and drink. 

Here are some of our top tips when booking your all inclusive Algarve golf break. 

Check What’s Included - All-Inclusive Doesn’t Always Mean ALL-INCLUSIVE

Whilst many tour operators advertise holidays as all inclusive, things aren’t always as black and white as you might think.

All Inclusive Drinks

Drinks may exclude premium spirits and various speciality wines. If you’re hoping to sip on champagne throughout your trip, you may be disappointed. 

Generally, all inclusive packages include table wine, local beers and soft drinks. Some may include cocktails as well, so it pays to check.

Check What Restaurants Are Included

In most instances, all inclusive hotels provide food in a buffet-style restaurant. There’s usually a wide selection of dishes to choose from, but the standard can vary depending on the resort. 

Before you travel, check trip advisor ratings paying particular attention to what guests have to say about the food. The last thing you want is to come down with a bout of food poisoning on day 2 of your golf holiday because you’ve eaten a dodgy prawn.

Some hotels also run À La Carte restaurants when you want something a little more special. Beware that there may be restrictions on how frequently you are allowed to dine there. 

In some cases, you might be allowed to dine once during your stay, at other times it may incur an additional surcharge every time you eat there. 

Beware Of Food Intolerances With All-Inclusive Buffets

Buffets at all-inclusive hotels can be tricky for those with food allergies and intolerances. Cross-contamination can be a real issue. 

If you’re travelling in a group, make sure that you check with all golfers about dietary requirements before booking. 

If they do have allergies or intolerances, make sure to check with the hotel directly to make sure that they can cater for them.

Many hotels have improved their ability to cater for varying dietary requirements in recent years, but there’s little point in forking out for all inclusive dining only to find out that you’ll need to eat elsewhere. 

Check How Many Rounds of Golf Are Included

If you’re booking your all-inclusive Algarve holiday with a specialist golf travel agent, check how many rounds of golf it includes during your holiday. Whilst all inclusive will apply to food and drinks, it won’t usually apply to golf.

Package golf operators will typically schedule one round of golf per day, and that’s usually enough, given you can expect a round of golf to take up to 5 hours during busy periods. 

For those hardcore golf enthusiasts, hell bent on playing two rounds every day check out golf packages for Nau Hotel & Resorts-owned golf courses, including Salgados, Morgado and Alamos (available via Golfbreaks and YourGolfTravel)  as these offer unlimited golf as part of your stay.

Do You Really Need an All-Inclusive Golf Package?

Whilst there are benefits to booking an all-inclusive golf package, it’s worth asking yourself if you really need it? Nothing in life comes for free, and you can expect to pay upwards of £60 per day to get your food and drink thrown in as part of the deal.

Remember that you’ll be out on the golf course for a large chunk of the day, so will you be eating 3 meals at the hotel? Will you be drinking lots of alcohol during your stay? It’s a known fact that hangovers aren’t conducive to playing good golf!

Check the Cost of Bed & Breakfast to See if It’s Good Value

Make sure you ask if the hotel offers a bed and breakfast rate as well, and be sure to compare the prices. Would you spend more than this on lunch, dinner and a few drinks in the evening? 

Also, remember that a few drinks at a clubhouse that’s not part of your all-inclusive package will incur an additional charge. You may be better off opting for bed and breakfast and putting aside the money you’ll save for the trip.

 Another benefit of opting for bed and breakfast is that you can experience different restaurants in the local area. Great for adding some variety, especially on more extended stays. 

Can You Hire Golf Clubs?

You may be taking your golf clubs with you on your trip. But if you aren’t, check to see if the resort or club you are staying at includes golf club hire. 

It’s not usually included, so budget between €25-€60 per round if you’re not taking your clubs.

Our golf course page has a handy filter showing which courses offer club hire but always check directly with the hotel before you travel to double-check and reserve a set.

Check if Buggy Hire is Included

If you want to use golf buggies on holiday, check that they’re included. With some golf courses, you will need to hire a buggy, such is the layout of the course and distance between the tees. If that’s the case the price of a round will reflect this. 

If you’re booking with a specialist golf travel agent, they will typically ask if you want buggies during the booking process. They often run promotions that include buggies as part of your stay. 

If you’re booking your courses directly, you’ll usually find an option to include buggy hire for an additional fee. Buggies usually cost between €20-€50 per round. 

Booking Green Fees Directly Can Be Cheaper Than All Inclusive Deals

Depending on the time of year and when you want to play, booking tee times yourself maybe cheaper than choosing an all inclusive golf package. 

Tee-time Booking platforms like Leading Courses and TeeTimes.pt make it easy to purchase rounds of golf yourself and offer discounted rates when times are quieter. 

If you’re happy to play golf in the afternoon, look out for twilight prices offered by many Algarve golf courses. These can be as much as 75% cheaper than playing in the morning as long as you tee off after 15:30. 

Does Your Trip Include Airport Transfers?

Nothing beats getting off the plane into pre-arranged transport that takes you directly to the hotel. If you’re not hiring a car, airport transfers are a convenient way to shuttle you too and from the hotel and beat the queues for a taxi. It’s often cheaper too.

Specialist golf travel agents can handle airport transfers for you, they’re sometimes included in the price, but make sure you ask. They may even throw it in as a deal sweetener.

If you’re booking accommodation, the following companies offer airport transfers to and from Faro Airport.

Are Flights Included?

If you’re booking an all inclusive golf package to the Algarve with a specialist golf travel agent, flights won’t be included in the price quoted, and you will need to book these yourself. Thankfully it’s easy to compare flight times and prices using Skyscanner

Conclusion

An all-inclusive golf holiday in the Algarve is a great way to know what you’re paying up front. With all food drink and golf included in the price, there’s less chance of a nasty surprise bill at the end of your trip. Our carefully selected hotels ensure that you’ll be close to excellent golf courses and enjoy great food and drink during your break.

Mark Hirst

Mark is the founder of Getaway Golfer. He loves to play golf and travel the world. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the best golf courses and providing travel suggestions for golfers.

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