Portugal has long been one of Europe’s most popular golfing destinations with its temperate climate, great value for money, and a roster of golf courses and resorts that has a little of everything for the visiting golfer. With a significant increase in direct flights from the Eastern USA direct to Lisbon (it is the same flight time from NYC to Lisbon as it is NYC to Los Angeles), Portugal has never been a better option for the American golfer than it is today.
Lisbon, Portugal’s capital is a booming city having recently been named Europe’s leading travel destination at the World Travel Awards in October of this year. A city rich in history, gastronomy, and nightlife, there are endless activities and points of interest to its visitors. Golfers are provided a group of championship and award-winning courses such as Troia Golf Course, Penha Longa, Oitavos Dunes, and Praia del Rey. Top designers Arthur Hills and Robert Trent Jones Jr have their fingerprints on some of these courses ensuring a challenging and exciting round of golf.
Along the southern coast of Portugal lies an area called the Algarve which is a stretch of seaside villages and towns chock full of golf courses, hotels, resorts, sandy beaches, and boundless opportunities to explore Portugal on land or by sea. Monte Rei Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus consistently ranks amongst the best in the area. Quinta de Lago Resort offers 3 championship courses to its guests with numerous on premise dining options, a wide variety of accommodation choices and extensive off course activities. Sport fishing, boat rentals, sea kayaking, horse riding, and hot air balloon rides just to name a few.
Praia del Rey
Monte Rei Golf
Quinta de Lago North Course
Vale de Lobo offers visitors to the Algarve another fantastic golf resort option with two championship golf courses on premise….the Ocean and Royal courses offer stunning ocean views and a challenging and enjoyable test of golf. Luxurious villa rental options as part of stay and play packages make for a great option for groups of golfers (and non golfers) to enhance their stay and provide a space to call “their own” during their visit.
The Dom Pedro group additionally offers visitors options to play any of its 5 championship courses combined with its numerous hotel properties in and around the seaside town of Villamoura. This buzzing town offers extensive dining and nightlife options as well as many water sports and activities for guests in the area.
Vale de Lobo Royal Course
Golf penha longa
Oitavos Dunes Golf Club