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A List Of The Most Famous And Comfortable Golf Hotels In Portugal

As a top golfing destination in Europe, Portugal is filled with a range of incredible golfing resorts as well as hotels. Finding and choosing one can be a daunting task, especially with the sheer variety on offer in terms of cost, facilities and luxury level.

Many golfing hotels in the region stand out and in this article, we will take a look at a number of them in a little more detail.

Sheraton Algarve Hotel

Perhaps found in one of the most spectacular settings in Portugal, the Sheraton Algarve is set atop a beautiful cliff at the Pines Cliff golfing resort. Not only does it overlook the popular 9-hole course at the resort but it affords a view of the sun-kissed beaches below as well as spectacular vistas of the sea. Other than golf, the Sheraton has a range of recreational facilities and activities including a casino, fishing trips, a private beach, water sports, swimming pools and tennis courts.

Pena Longa Hotel and Golf Resort

This luxury hotel is found in the Sintra Mountains, close to Lisbon. It features a championship course which is regularly found in the Top 30 courses in Europe. In fact, there are 27 holes to play on this Robert Trent Jones layout. The course itself is a challenge, with pine protected fairways and a range of hazards. Other activities here include mountain biking, tennis courts, and gourmet restaurants to name a few.

Quinta do Lago Golf Resort

Qunta do Lago is one of the top golf resorts in the Algarve region. It boasts three courses, the North, South and Laranjal, all offering a unique challenge to golfers. The North course won the ‘Best new course’ category at the 2014 World Golf Awards. Not only that, but European Tour pro, Paul McGinley has his golfing school situated at the resort. Here, you can learn from the best, improving your game in next to no time. Of course, the resort is not only about golf and a range of other activities for the whole family are available here. These include numerous restaurants, beaches, swimming pools, mini-golf, sailing, water-skiing, mountain biking and hiking.

Vidago Palace Hotel

The Vidago Palace Hotel is 20km from Chave in the north of the country. This luxury hotel was opened in 1910 and has a rich history. In fact, it was commissioned by King Carlos I. The golf course here has an impressive history as well. It was built in 1936 as a 9-hole course but has been rebuilt into a par 72, 18-hole layout. It takes in the natural splendor of the area and includes many changes in elevation. The hotel also houses a golfing academy and full practice facilities, while other activities include a spa, various restaurants, and many social experiences.

These are just some of the incredible golfing resorts and hotels Portugal has to offer. There are much more for you to discover on your travels!

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