Golfing is one of the major attractions fuelling the wanderlust of the visitors heading to Portugal. With a mild climate that stays the same for a major part of the year, exquisite golfing sites and the magnificent landscapes, golfing in Portugal is indeed an experience to watch out for.
If you have Portugal listed on your bucket list, here we are sharing some of the best Portuguese golf courses for you. Here you go!
San Lorenzo Golf Course is one of the top-notch golf courses of Portugal. It is a beautiful and upscale residential golf complex that offers a complete and exotic holiday experience to the golfers and visitors. The course has been designed by Joseph Lee and was opened back in 1988.
The 18-hole course, par 72, is renowned for its palatial services, high-end facilities and freshly manicured greens and fairways. With mountain views on the sides and the ocean panorama at the front, the course is perfect for a fine golfing experiment during your holidays in Portugal.
Being a small 9-hole course, you might estimate it as a cake walk for the golfers. The reality is that you can never get enough of the mystery and complexity of the game that this course has the potential to offer. Perched on the slopes of Albufeira Cliffs, Pine Cliffs Course was designed by Martin Hawtree and opened in 1991.
The fairways entail 9 holes, all par 33, and the field is set up facing the deep blue panorama of the ocean. The course intensifies its complexity, as it ascends with the holes, and a requires some strong focus on the players’ part during the game.
Oceanico Victoria Golf Course is a memento of the architectural mastery of the acclaimed designer, Arnold Palmer. The course is nestled on the lush green landscapes of Algarve, amidst the coastal wetlands, Oceanico Victoria is an 18-hole course, par 72 and is considered as bête noire by the most skilled golfing champions.
The course offers an ascending degree of challenge to the players. While the fairways are by and large wide, and expansive across the field, they tend to narrow down and form alleyways at many places. The tree clusters standing at the borderlines give the course a strong feel of an oasis and the classic vintage construction makes a cherry on the top.
Oceanico Victoria hosts Portugal Masters and the PGA World Cup, two major and internationally-acclaimed golfing events.
If you love playing on hilly, coiled and rolling greens, Vale Da Pinta is just the right place for you. Situated in the exquisite Algarve region, Vale Da Pinta was designed by Ronald Fream and launched in 1992.
The 18-hole course, par 72, is a treat to play at, for the golfing enthusiasts. Vale da Pinta features wide fairways that roll over hills and descend into small and narrow valleys. The most challenging holes are 10th and 13th, par 3 and par 5 respectively and with tight and complex greens, environed by thick clusters of olive trees.