Top West Algarve Golf Attractions You Need To Consider
The western part of the Algarve borders on the Atlantic Ocean. Course have developed over the years that make use of terrain close to the water, almost ‘’links-like’’ as well as ones with stunning views down over the Ocean. It is a wonderfully natural region with some protected from development. If you are considering playing golf abroad then this part of the Algarve which is easily accessible should be on your short list. There are plenty of flights into Faro from which golfers can arrange transfers or organise rental vehicles to get to their chosen base.
There are two names that come to mind immediately when you are thinking about the western part of the Algarve:
- Penina began the whole adventure of Portuguese golf over half a century ago. Sir Henry Cotton selected this as his first project and subsequently the Portuguese Open has been held here several times.
- Vilamoura is a match and there are a number of course worth consideration. These include relatively recent additions such as Oceanico Faldo and Oceanico O’Connor Jnr. Though the Old Course remains the favourite of many.
There are a number of considerations for those thinking about a golf trip and they include cost and the difficulty of the courses. It is quite natural to want to play the famous names but there is also a balance to find so that everyone in the group will enjoy themselves. That sometimes means catering for those with high handicaps that may find championship courses particularly challenging.
When it comes to thinking beyond ‘’household names’’ there are course worth considering in this beautiful part of the Algarve which are fairly gentle on the pocket as well. Fees can vary with the season and the time of year and courses worth your closer consideration include:
- Santo Antonio
- Vale da Pinta
There is also a Par 3 course at Vale do Milho which is not only a bit of fun but a chance to improve your short game which is so crucial in your overall performance in any round of golf.
Be warned there will be plenty of water around on these courses. The setting are generally stunning making best use of the native trees and terrain. Views are great but when you are actually playing your shot you should forget them; you have to keep your eyes fixed firmly on the ball.View Penina Resort Details View Santo Antonio (ex Parque Floresta) Details View Silves Golf Course Details View Vale da Pinta Golf Course Details View Vale do Milho Par 3 Details