If you want to play golf in Portimão; you’ve come to the right place. Our guide to the best golf courses in Portimão will help you choose which courses to play during your visit to the area.
At Getaway Golfer, we know that one size doesn’t fit all, so we’ve broken down the best golf courses in Portimão into categories. So whether you’re a beginner or a scratch golfer we’ll find the best course for you to play whilst on your golf holiday in Portimão.
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There are 15 golf courses within 30 minutes of Portimao. It's an excellent location for accessing a wide range of courses. Check them out below.
Palmares Golf Course is the best golf course in Portimão. The course features 27 holes set out over 3 loops of nine, the Alvor loop, the Lagos loop and the Praia loop offering a blend of parkland and links holes. It's possible to return three times at Palmares and have completely different rounds of golf.
If you only play the course once, opt for the Alvor and Lagos nine, as these are the best.
If you're on holiday and fancy trying golf, Penina Academy Course is the best golf course for beginners in Portimao. This nine-hole golf course offers the perfect introduction to golf and is ideal for beginners and players still learning the game.
Of the two courses, Morgado is the best and has hosted the Seniors Open tournament several times. You'll experience stunning views of the Monchique Hills and plenty of challenging holes during your round here.
Boavista Golf Course is a great all-round course and is a superb option for low handicappers, large groups, and the green fees are good value too.
It's a Championship course with plenty of on-site accommodation, so you could play it repeatedly without needing to travel elsewhere.
The cheapest 18-hole golf course in Portimão is Alto Golf Course, and represents excellent value for money.
The best golf course near Portimao for low handicappers is the Faldo Course at the Amendoeira Golf Resort. Situated only 30 minutes drive East of Portimao, The Faldo Course offers a challenge for even the most experienced golfers.
There are five different tee positions to suit all levels, but if you're up for a real test, try playing off the gold tees!
The views are magnificent, with plenty of elevated tee boxes, and it offers a different complexion to many of the other golf courses you'll find in the Algarve.
Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course at the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is only10 minutes north west of Portimao and represents an excellent challenge for experienced golfers. It's the oldest Golf Course in the Algrave, opened in 1966.
The Championship Course has hosted several prestigious competitions over the years, including the Portugal Masters ten times.
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