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The Algarve region of Portugal is well known for the quality of its golf courses, mild climate, golden beaches, and spectacular scenery. With an ever-increasing number of first-class courses available year-round, the Algarve is truly a superb destination for golfers of any ability. Located on the tip of Europe with the vast ocean of the Atlantic as its southern and western border, this enviable position gives this region possibly the most unpolluted climate in the European continent.
The Algarve in Portugal is one of Europe’s favourite golfing destinations, boasting many world class golf courses, excellent amenities, plus warm and dry playing conditions almost all year round. Each golf course in the Algarve offers a unique design taking advantage of the local landscape and allowing the golfer a challenging yet pleasing game.The best time to visit the Algarve for Golf, is probably early and late summer, a time when it it a little cooler to enjoy your game and has less risk of rainy periods. However, the Algarve does boast a milder climate than many parts of Europe, so all year round golfing is possible and it certainly offers an escape from the much colder parts of Europe.
Accommodation in the Algarve ranges from bustling towns like Albufeira, golf resorts such as Vilamoura, to traditional guest houses, located in the small towns and villages surrounding the Algarve coast. This region of Portugal is a very popular destination with golfers from the UK, Ireland and other European countries who come here to enjoy many recreational activities the Algarve has to offer. You can see more information on accommodation and golf courses in the Algarve.
The most popular golfing destination in the Algarve is Vilamoura with the majority of the 7 Dom Pedro courses, including Victoria, Pinhal, Laguna, Millennium and of course the Old course. Towns such as Albufeira are very popular with the golfing societies with an abundance of bars, restaurants and plenty of other activities.
The Coast of the Algarve is also very popular for water sport such as windsurfing and sailing, helped by the Atlantic winds that create the perfect conditions for this type of activity. Inland you will also find plenty to do after the 18’th hole, an abundance of restaurants, bars, shopping (including local markets) and nightlife to suit many tastes, from the traditional to the more cosmopolitan.