Best Golf Courses in the Algarve

The Algarve in Portugal has become one of the most popular stag destinations in Europe over recent years. One of the reasons is the golf courses in the Algarve.  You won’t have to travel too far through the Algarve before you stumble upon a challenging, championship golf course.

With almost 40 top quality courses to choose from, Portugal’s southern coastal region is nowadays one of the premier spots for lovers of the little white ball.  And it’s not just the Pringle wearing bank managers taking a breather from middle-aged suburban living who heading to the luxuriant links of the Algarve…

Golf courses in the Algarve reviewed

These days golf is a massively popular choice for stag weekends, combining a bit of competitive edge with some long nights out beyond the 19th hole. Algarve is one of the top venues for a golf weekend, whether it’s a stag do or just a golf outing. With some of Europe’s best courses and difficulty levels to suit all standards, the Algarve is probably a place you should get to know.

For accommodation, we offer a range of apartments and hotels on the Algarve suitable for your golf trip and at low cost.  You can book an Algarve golf match for your group here. 

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Oceanico (Villamoura)

One of the older courses in the region and still one of the best. Set in stunning surroundings the Old course offers golfers of all standards a real challenge with a beautifully manicured course which rolls and undulates over a natural landscape. Oceanico has been enticing golf lovers for more than four decades and one visit to the course will make you realise why. Golf days here are always memorable, the perfect combination of challenging golf with a distinctly classy feel to the club house and surroundings.

Additionally for the golf /stag combination, being within the proximity of Villamoura and the bars, restaurants and nightlife that that resort has to offer, then it’s a course to keep front and centre when planning your do.

Quinto Do Lago

One of the most prestigious names of all the Algarve courses, Quinto has been the venue for the Portugese Open on the European Tour on seven occasions and been played by some of the great names in world golf from past champion Colin Montgomerie to 2014s successful Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley.

With three championship courses at the resort and a stunning location along the Algarve’s Atlantic coastline this is a beast of a golf venue and one for the real golf lovers to add to their bucket list.

San Lorenzo

Not only is San Lorenzo one of the best courses in the Algarve, and it really is, but location wise it’s perfect for an Algarve break. Just a short distance from Faro the course is also within forty minutes of popular stag resorts such as Albufeira and Villamoura making it ideal to add into the schedule. From a golfer’s point of view this is a stunning course, set along the Ria Formosa estuary it delivers a mix of gentle, beautifully cultured holes alongside some devilishly tricky holes of narrow fairways and awkward bunkers.


Another jewel of golf courses in the Algarve. With a mix of parkland and more traditional links style holes the course is delightful smorgasbord for all handicaps and one of the great golf courses in the Algarve. Located handily for those staying in the popular Lagos and Alvor regions the resort offers 27 championship holes and an ideal venue for fun, if still challenging, golf days on your stay in the region.

Quinta De Cima / Quinta De Ria

Further west from Faro Airport Quinta De Cima is a course set up with the more accomplished golfer in mind. So if you’re a party of low handicappers or keen golfer’s out for a challenge then this is a course to add to the list. Alternatively, the neighbouring Quinta De Ria is a typically well-manicured course offering parkland golf for all standards.

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