Golf courses of Portugal Golf on the Portuguese courses

GOLF COURSES OF PORTUGAL AND ANDALUSIA, SPAIN

Including golf in Madeira, Portugal and Huelva in Andalucia, Spain.

Golf courses of Portugal
For discount rates and guaranteed tee off times, click the regions below
Northern and Central Portugal - Lisbon Coast and Alentejo - Algarve and Huelva - Madeira and Porto Santo - The Azores
Golf Courses in Portugal and Huelva in Spain - Regions map Golf Courses in Northern and Central Portugal Golf Courses in the Lisbon Coast and the Alentejo Golf Courses in Madeira Golf Courses in The Algarve and Huelva Spain These pages are intended to promote the magnificent golf courses of Portugal and Huelva in Spain to those on a golfing holiday.

When playing these courses, you will see some of the most beautiful parts of the country including the Costa Verde and encounter the warmth and friendliness of local people in their own communities.

The Algarve region has many hotels and golf courses. For the other areas we have some suggested golf trips with accommodation.

The discounted rates give cheap golf and can be seen on the individual pages for each golf course and by clicking the links above.

There is a link from these pages to an online booking form which give quaranteed tee off times. You can also make a booking by fax using Fax Form.

Below is a sailor's view of the Portuguese Trade Winds which will affect your game of golf, especially on the western coastal links and the western Algarve courses.


 
NORTH including Porto ( Oporto )
TOWN NAME REGION HOLES METERS PAR
Ponte de Lima Ponte de Lima Minho 18 6,005 71
Esposende Quinta da Barca Minho 9 2,012 31
Amarante Amarante - Quinta da Deveza Minho 18 5,085 68
Espinho (Porto) Oporto Golf Club Porto 18 5,610 71
Estela Estela Golf Club Povoa de Varzim 18 6,300 72

 
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
TOWN NAME REGION HOLES METERS PAR
Vidago Vidago Mountains 18 6,308 72
Viseu Montebelo Beiras 27 6,317 72

 
SILVER COAST (COSTA PRATA)
TOWN NAME REGION HOLES METERS PAR
Obidos Praia D'El Rey Costa Prata 18 6,467 72
Obidos Bom Sucesso Costa Prata 18 6,228 72
Rio Maior Golden Eagle Costa Prata
18
6,200 72

 
LISBON
TOWN NAME REGION HOLES METERS PAR
Belas Lisbon Sports Club North 18 5,261 69
Belas Belas Clube de Campo North 18 6,109 72
Sintra Penha Longa Atlantic West 18 6,290 72
Sintra Penha Longa Monastery West 9 2,588 35
Sintra Quinta da Beloura
West
18
5,573
72
Estoril
Estoril Palacio
West
18
5,200
69
Cascais
Quinta da Marinha
West
18
5,870
71
Cascais
Oitavos
West
18
6,303
71
Caparica
Aroeira
South
18
6,040
72
Azeitao
Quinta do Peru
South
18
6,036
72
Palmela
Montado
South
18
6,366
72
Palmela
Palmela Village
South
18
3,596
61
Setubal
Troia
South
18
6,317
72
Vargem Fresca
Ribagolf I
East
18
6,707
72
Ribagolf II
East
18
6,214
72
Torres Vedras
Campo Real
North
18
6,009
72
Santo Estevao
Santo Estevao
North
18
6,382
73

 
ALGARVE - WESTERN
TOWN NAME REGION HOLES METERS PAR
Vila do Bispo
Santo Antonio
Western
18
5,172
71
Lagos
Boavista
Western
18
5,751
71
Lagos
Espiche
Western
18
5,862
72
Lagos
Palmares
Western
27
5,885
72
Portimao
Penina
Western
18
9
9
6,439
2,987
1,861
73
35
30
Alvor
Pestana Alto
Western
18
6,125
72
Portimao
Morgado
Western
18
6,399
73
Portimao
Morgado Alamos
Western
18
5,641
71
Silves
Pestana Silves
Western
18
5,615
70
Silves
Oceanico Faldo
Western
18
6,598
72
Silves
Oceanico O'Connor
Western
18
6,708
72

 
ALGARVE - CENTRAL
TOWN NAME REGION HOLES METERS PAR
Carvoeiro
Pestana Pinta
Pestana Gramacho
Central
18
9
6,127
2,980
71
36
Carvoeiro
Vale do Milho
Central
9
 926
27
Albufeira
Salgados
Central
18
6,080
72
Albufeira
Balaia
Central
9
 984
27
Albufeira
Sheraton Pine Cliffs
Central
9
2,227
33
Vilamoura
Vilamoura Old Course
Central
18
6,708
73
Vilamoura
Vilamoura Millenium
Central
18
6,176
72
Vilamoura
Vilamoura Victoria
Central
18
6,609
72
Vilamoura
Vilamoura Pinhal
Central
18
6,353
72
Vilamoura
Vilamoura Laguna
Central
18
6,121
72
Vilamoura
Pestana Vila Sol
Central
3 x 9 (27)
6,242
72
Vale do Lobo
- Ocean Course
- Royal Golf Course
Central
18
18
5,495
6,175
72
72
Vale do Lobo
- Quinta do Lago - South
- Quinta do Lago - North
- Quinta do Lago - Laranjal
Central

18
18
18

6,488
6,205
6,460

72
72
72
Vale do Lobo
Pinheiros Altos
Central
27
6,049
36 (each 9 holes)
Vale do Lobo
Sao Lourenco
(San Lorenzo)
Central
18
6,238
72

 
ALGARVE - EASTERN
TOWN NAME REGION HOLES METERS PAR
Tavira
Benamor
Eastern
18
5,500
71
Tavira
Quinta da Ria
Eastern
18
6,053
72
Tavira
Quinta de Cima
Eastern
18
6,586
72
Vila Real de Santo Antonio
Castro Marim
Eastern
27
5,625
71
Sesmarias
Monte Rei Golf &
Country Club
Eastern
18
6,567
72
Castro Marim
Quinta do Vale
Eastern
18
6,511
72

 
MADEIRA ISLAND
TOWN NAME REGION HOLES METERS PAR
Funchal
Palheiro Golf
Madeira
18
6,086
72
Machico
Santo de Serra
Madeira
18 + 9
6,067
72
Porto Santo
Porto Santo
Madeira
18 + 9
6,434
72

 
THE AZORES ISLANDS
ISLAND NAME REGION HOLES METERS PAR
S. Miguel
Batalha Golf Course
The Azores
27
6,435
72
S. Miguel
Furnas Golf Course
The Azores
18
6,232
70
Terceira
Terceira Golf Course
The Azores
18
6,000
72

 
SPAIN - HUELVA
TOWN
NAME
 COUNTRY
HOLES
METERS
PAR
Ayamonte
Esuri East
Spain
18
6,607
72
Ayamonte
Esuri West
Spain
18
6,607
72
Ayamonte
Isla Canela
Spain
18
6,248
72
Isla Cristina
Islantilla
Spain
27
6,142
71
El Rompido
El Rompido
Spain
18
6,148
72
Neuvo Portil
Nuevo Portil
Spain
18
5,841
71
Alijaraque
Bellavista
Spain
18
5,739
70
Alijaraque
La Monacilla
Spain
18
6,886
72
Matalascanas
Dunas de Donana
Spain
18
6,136
72
Tomares
Club Zaudin
Spain
18
6,192
71
Jerez de la Frontera
Montecastillo
Spain
18
6,456
72
Seville
Real Club Sevilla
Spain
18
6,529
72

 
The Portuguese Trade Winds (The Nortada)
The Portuguese trade winds usually blow in the summer months although you can also expect it at other times of the year after a quiet sunny start to the day.

The wind usually commences about midday and will finish whilst your are enjoying the excellent, cheap Portuguese cuisine for your evening meal. The start is delayed in the south and it blows later.

It is a strong wind, and can reach force 7 on the Beaufort scale (near gale) in the late afternoon.  It always blows from the north.

Itīs effect is mainly felt in coastal areas and, it is strongest when there is a headland with a river valley to the south. It is also felt in the exposed areas in the western Algarve.

For the coastal courses it would seem that if you want to play in calm weather you should go out in the morning.  Those preferring the challenge of strong winds should play after lunch.

The are four causes of this wind :

  • The Azores high pressure area causing good weather over Portugal causes the wind to circulate clockwise around these systems giving a northerly wind.
  • In summer, there is often a low pressure system in Spain around which the wind circulates anti-clockwise causing a northerly wind in Portugal.
  • The hot air over the Sahara is rising and has to be replaced by cool air. The Sahara is to the south of Portugal so the replacement air has to come form the north.
  • As the Iberian Peninsular heats up during the day, the hot air rises here and cool air is sucked in, particularly along the river valleys. This increases the strength of the winds because the flow has to replace this air as well.
This wind has, in a large part, been responsible for the wealth that came to Portugal in the past. It enabled the Portuguese to develop into one of the great seafaring nations of the world. The wind enabled cargo carrying vessels to make predictable passages. (Hence the name "Trade Wind")

The seafaring skills brought about the Discoveries made by the Potuguese which was followed by the rich colonies of South America and the Far East. The goods were shipped to Portugal for distribution throughout Europe. The winds also meant that vessels from Northern Europe, going to the Americas, traded in Portugal because it was on the fastest route under sail.

Unfortunately, the steam ships signalled the end of the importance of this wind. It is enjoyed by us who sail for pleasure and cursed by the unknowing golfer on the coastal links in the afternoon.


PORTUGUESE GOLF MAPS Road map with the golf courses marked
Included is a guide book giving the number and length of the holes, and detailed information for each golf course

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