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Sam’s top golf courses, as from his clients most popular choices.

One of the main reasons people choose to visit the Algarve as their preferred holiday destination is due to the amount of renowned golf resorts in the area. Now, I don’t play golf (other than the rare attempt at the driving range, which is never a success), however, I do book a lot of games for clients and get constant feedback, so I (with some help) thought I would put a list together of the top golf courses in the area together with some other interesting facts. Quinta Do Lago North – with it’s recent redevelopment in 2015, it’s the newest golf course in the area and a definite must-try.

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The course features numerous water features and strategically placed bunkers which, combined with undulating greens, provides a test of golf that demands a strategic mind, and precision ball- striking. The course also benefits from four different sets of tees, designed to allow golfers of all standards to enjoy the challenge it presents. Facts: A 72 par course, measuring 6,776 yards Designed by a brilliant American golf architect, Beau Welling.

Vale Do lobo Royal – As it is the most photographed hole, the 16th hole of Vale De Lobo’s Royal Golf Course has become synonymous with golf in the Algarve. I always get asked to book this golf course multiple times during a client’s stay. It is not only one of the most stunning courses in the area but also extremely well priced. Facts: A 72 par course, measuring 6,059 yard Designed by Rocky Roquemore

The Old Course Vilamoura – One of the oldest golf courses in the area, established in 1969, the course remains one of the best golf courses the Algarve has to offer. This Par 72 meanders through established pine trees that lay in wait for any golf balls that stray off the undulating fairways, and you’ll need the extra control hitting from the fairway provides if you want to find the medium-sized greens with your approach shots. Maybe it’s a good idea to get there well before your tee- time to warm-up on the driving range, whilst a visit to the club’s restaurant comes well-recommended. Facts: A 72 par course, measuring 6,254 yards
Designed by Frank Pennink

What is your take on the golf courses in the area? Do you have a preferred one? Let me know by emailing me at….

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