The best golf courses in the Algarve
Most visitors pick the ever sunny Portuguese shores of the Atlantic for a multitude of reasons: for a welcoming holiday with endless days at the beach, for peace and quiet or simply to discover the region. But there are also those who choose the Algarve region because it ticks two requirements for them all the above and GOLF! Some of the best golf courses in the Algarve welcome international golf enthusiasts, amateurs and professionals as host tournaments and special events.
For a non player golf may look a bit static for a sport, even boring, from the outside, but for golfers who have got addicted to the quiet before they hit the small white ball and to the concentration involved do it so, will definitely disagree.
The Algarve has been labeled the best golf destination in the world various times and the courses here strive to keep their heads held high and their standards just as elevated. Therefore, here are a few of the best golf venues in the region.
The central Algarve golf paradise
At Quinta do Lago you will find the North and South golf courses that are counted among the most liked golf destinations in the Algarve. Two quite difficult courses to settle, recommended for experts, but amateurs are likely welcome to join in. The four Par-5 holes of the Quinta do Lago North course require precision and force and the lake holes prove to be a bit tricky even for the expert golfer. But the setting is magnificent and you will enjoy playing on an international golf course.
Get the Vilamoura vibe and the calm of the green
The Millennium Course, meanwhile, located in beautiful and lively Vilamoura,built on a concept in the midst of a beautiful pine forest, bordered by the coast of the Atlantic. Everybody says it is a pleasure to play here, both for experts and for beginners.
A hidden gem in away from the Algarve summer commotion
Set in the scenic foothills of Eastern Algarve, surrounded by the mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. A surely unique design; with water coming into play on eleven of the eighteen holes, Monte Rei golf course features an enjoyable series of eight par-4s, five par-3s and five par-5s in a challenging and distinctive layout. Monte Rei golf course presentation is highly individual, each hole a design gem blending effortlessly into this natural canvas, from its creative shape and sculptured bunkers, to the magnificent presentation and consciousness to detail making every golf hole as distinctive as the next; fairways and greens are bound by several lakes, autochthonous plants, native grasses and trees adding drama to the environment, and allow golfers with memorable moments to cherish in this special and relaxed golf conditions.
A place where the sky seems wider
Designed by Nick Faldo, rocky outcrops, sinuous watercourses and views to the distant mountains and orange groves define its essential character. The golf course opens with a uphill trial, Par-4, gives you a number of ‘risk reward’ possibilities.The downhill, Par-5, fourth faces a sinuous watercourse, which comes into play on three of the front 9 holes and two on the back nine.The inward 9 holes include several, blind holes which will become the talking point of the ’19th hole cognoscenti’. Faldo golf course presents a genuine testing for the mid low handicap players, and might be a headache for beginners. In all Faldo golf course needs to be played more than
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