Welcome to the Golf Holidays Portugal Guide

by Rod Dunne on February 9, 2010

Thanks for visiting the Golf Holidays Portugal Guide. We have taken the time to organize information that can help you to learn about the various golf holidays in Portugal that are available. If you’re looking for golfing holiday options for the Algarve or other regions then you have come to the right place.

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Make sure to check back often to receive additional information (including discounts and promotions that operators are offering – we’ll endeavor to find & share this information).

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An Overview of Golf Holidays in Portugal

by Rod Dunne on February 27, 2010

Portugal is widely regarded as the hidden gem of European golf. Portugal has grown in popularity over the last decade due to its ample choice of courses, year round good weather and range of accommodation.


The three main regions for golf holidays in Portugal are the Algarve, the environs of Lisbon (the capital city of Portugal) and the island of Madeira.

Each offers a different golfing experience. Lisbon and the Estoril coast region offers the fullest range of accommodation price-wise, combined with the wonderful backdrop of the Sintra mountain range and all the usual array of dining options you could expect from a modern European capital.

Generally considered a very safe option for a golf holiday Algarve, in the south of Portugal, offers an abundance of courses to choose from, and for every type of budget. Moreover the southern Portuguese coast benefits from a balmy Mediterranean climate that ensures all year round golfing is possible. Of all its areas, the courses and range of hotels around Vilamoura are some of the most popular – quite justifiably given the beauty of the region and standard of courses and hotels that are available.

The island of Madeira (a small island 500 kilometres due west of the Algarve in the North Atlantic) is a different proposition. It prides itself as a paradise island location and it is truly that. For the avid golfer, this island provides 3 exceptional courses to play. So, while it doesn’t have the breadth of course choices to offer, it can definitely provide for an idyllic golf location for those seeking something different.

The Oeste region is the final region in Portuguese golf to note. Unfortunately, it is playing catch up with the other more commercialized areas in Portugal. Some golfers will welcome the tranquillity of the region and the relative exclusivity it therefore has to offer.

Green fees

Cost of green fees are variable. For quality courses you are looking at €50 minimum for a round of golf. The average cost for 18 holes though would be closer to €75 to €90 a round. Note, we have omitted the US dollar equivalent for these costs as exchange rates can fluctuate vastly over time. Generally, a round of golf can be booked online with many courses and there are now various service providers online offering this tee times booking service, sometimes at a discount to the ‘turn-up’ fee (cost if you just walked in for a round).

Related Posts: Golf Holidays Portugal | Getting There – Airlines and Tours To Portugal | Golf Holiday Algarve | Golf Madeira | Golf Lisbon and Estoril | Top 10 Golf Clubs in Portugal

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Golf Holiday Algarve Portugal Region

by Rod Dunne February 27, 2010

For the majority of avid European golfers seeking the ideal golf holiday Algarve would certainly be top of their list of desirable destinations. With its huge selection of courses, ranges of hotels/villas/holiday homes to suit all budgets and a variety of entertainment, shopping, world class cuisine and scenery to enjoy when not golfing. Western Algarve [...]

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Top 10 Courses in Portugal

by Rod Dunne February 10, 2010

It is never going to be easy to pick a top 10 list of golf courses from any country, let alone the fact that within the regions of Lisbon and the Algarve Portugal has got a truly vast array of course types and terrains that one can encounter. Therefore this list is based on a [...]

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Getting There: Airlines, Tour Operators and Booking Tee Times

by Rod Dunne February 10, 2010

There are a wide range of travel & booking options open to the holiday golfer planning golf holidays in Portugal. It really comes down to how much control you want over your itinerary. Going with a tour operator can on occasion reduce the flexibility of your plans (flight times, courses available, etc) so be sure [...]

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Golf Holiday Lisbon Estoril Region and the Island of Madeira

by Rod Dunne February 10, 2010

For those wishing to combine their golf holidays in Portugal with sight-seeing and culture, then a stay in Portugal’s capital Lisbon and the surrounding areas could make the ideal solution. Given that the IAGTO organization voted the region as the Best European Golf Destination in 2007 you can be sure that the services, facilities and [...]

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