If you hear the terms drive, eagle, tee, pin, shot, hole in one, fore or handicap you must be in the middle of one of the Algarve’s many golf courses. The warm climate and scant rainfall means it’s one of the few places in Europe where golfers can play all year round and is regarded by top professionals as an elite venue with the finest of golf courses. Algarve courses are generally hazard free and their silence is only broken by the daily sound of local birds and some are considered among the best in the world because of their design and top quality maintenance.
It all began with the inauguration of the emblematic Penina course, in 1966, which was designed by Sir Henry Cotton and built on the marshy ground of an old rice plantation. The Portuguese authorities donated 350,000 trees: eucalyptus, pines and native species that give Penina its unique character. Nowadays, the golden triangle of Algarve golf is between the greens of Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura.
The plans for the golf courses, mostly designed by internationally recognised golf course architects, together with the superb landscapes in which they are located, satisfy the requirements of the most demanding enthusiasts, marking out the region as first-rate destination for golf and golf holidays.
The favourable climate with more than 300 days of sun per year, allows the golf season to be extended over several months, bringing players from all over the world to the Algarve.
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