Algarve Golf Course Guide





Benamor, Casto Marim, Monte Rei, Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Quinta do Vale, Balia,

Vale do Lobo Ocean, Vale do Lobo Royal, Quinta do Largo North, Quinta do Largo South,

Oceânico Laguna, Oceânico Millennium, Oceânico Pinhal, Oceânico Old Course, Oceânico Victoria,

Pinheiros Altos, San Lorenzo, Sheraton Pine Cliffs, Salgados, Vale da Pinta, Gramacho,

Morgado, Espiche, Palmares, Oceânico Faldo Course, Oceânico O'Connor Jnr, Parque da Floresta,

Penina Academy, Penina Championship, Penina Resort, Silves, Vale do Milho


Portugal Golf

Thanks to great weather, Portugal is also one of Europe’s popular golfing destinations and this is despite the fact

that there are only 70 or so courses in the country with less than 20,000 Portuguese golf club members.

Fortunately, about half of Portugal’s courses are high standard and they can thank the British for introducing the

game of golf to the country in the 19th century when a group of British wine exporters formed Oporto Niblicks

Club in 1890 (renamed Oporto Golf Club in 1901). Sir Henry Cotton started the Portuguese golf boom with the

remarkable Penina which is the oldest course in the Algarve, dating back to 1966.