Portugal is considered, for five consecutive years, the best golf destination in Europe and the world. And the Algarve is the mecca. It is in the south of the country that are located the best fields for the modality. The Mediterranean climate, ideal for outdoor activities, and the real estate offer in luxury resorts make this region an unbeatable spot for investment, for rest, and for leisure all year round.
The best golf resorts offer quality, exceptional facilities, award-winning holes, diversity of services, hospitality, proximity to beaches and properties for sale, with detached villas and dream apartments.
There are places of rare beauty, where it is still possible to buy land for construction, with sea view, which constitutes the supreme luxury.
It is no accident that internationally renowned golfers such as England's Lee Westwood, a former world no.1, will return to the Portugal Masters, a Portuguese European Tour event, 10 years after the last time, in the company of compatriots Andy Sullivan and Eddie Pepperell. The 13th edition of the race, which runs from 24 to 27 October in Vilamoura, also has two other Englishmen: Tom Lewis, champion in title and the first golfer to win twice the race (2011 and 2018), and Oliver Fisher, the first to make a 59-stroke lap on the European Tour.
If you like to play golf and are looking for a paradise to practice while enjoying your holidays or retirement, you don't need to be a champion, you just need the right place. The ourhomeportugal.com, helps you find the 5 most irresistible luxury resorts in Portugal.
1. Monte Rei Golf & Country Club: voted the best in Portugal
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club was voted the Best Golf Club in Portugal in 2017, through the Leadingcourses.com platform, one of the most considered by the players. In 2018, in the golfer's choice ranking, which has 350,000 players from all over Europe, this golf course, with 18 holes and more than 400 hectares, received 9.2 points out of 10. Located in Vila Nova de Cacela, in an immaculate rural area, between the mountains of Serra do Caldeirão and the Atlantic Ocean, 15 minutes away from Tavira, Monte Rei stands out for the quality of service, facilities, value for money and luxury properties.
2. Royal Golf Course in Vale do Lobo: the famous 16th hole
The Royal Golf Course of Vale do Lobo is one of the most prestigious and popular golf courses in the country. It was designed by American architect and designer Rocky Roquemore (perhaps the world's greatest golf course designer), who relied on Sir Henry Cotton's original designs to design it. The course is characterized by a Par 3, including an "island green" on the 9th hole, and the famous 16th hole, one of the most photographed in Europe, due to the cliff that surrounds it. It is also situated next to the most stunning beaches in the Algarve and surrounded by unique villas. It is the ideal geography for those looking for a place to spend the rest of their lives.
3. Almond Golf Resort: the only one to play at night
It is at amendoeira golf resort, in the middle of the Algarve city centre, that is the award-winning Faldo Course, designed by Sir Nick Faldo, three-time Masters golf champion and three other British Open champions. It is also here that you will find the challenging O'Connor Jnr camp, surrounded by lakes, and the only ILLUMINATED PAR 3 in Portugal, allowing you to play at night.
There are 270 hectares of unrepeatable beauty, and to which is added a football field, two football fields of five, six tennis courts and two swimming pools. Last but not least, the villas, inserted in the gardens adjacent to the golf courses, with stunning views.
4. Penina Hotel & Golf Resort: the most sought after to live
Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is one of the closest to paradise. Situated on the south coast of the country, between Portimão and Lagos, it features a golf resort with 360 hectares, which is framed by beaches, countryside and mountains. And if the view is irresistible, this resort has the particularity of being the only one in the country with three golf courses. Among them is the first field in the country to have 18 holes, and which is still considered one of the most challenging. For various reasons, which combine beauty, comfort and leisure, the Penina has been, among golf lovers, the most sought after place to buy home.
5. Vale do Lobo: golf in a nature reserve
Anyone who enjoys properties in luxury golf resorts has to know Vale do Lobo, the most sought after site in the Algarve.
Of its two courses, our highlight goes to the Ocean Golf Course, consisting of two magnificent 9-hole courses designed by Sir Henry Cotton, which were opened in 1968 and 1972. The goal would be to unite the two fields in a grand project, which was carried out in 1985. It is not surprising, therefore, that it is one of the preferred fields of professional players. For golf lovers , the activities do not end on the fabulous green fields. The interaction between peers and friends and the sharing of experiences extend in the social activities of the Clubhouse.
In addition, it is also in Vale do Lobo, with direct connection to the beach, which are some of the most desired properties in the Algarve.
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