Portugal has become a devoted developer of courses but falls well behind
in numbers to its larger neighbour of Spain. However, the quality in
general of the nearly 60 courses that do exist provide some excellent
top level golfing locations.
The most popular and world known location is the Algarve. The climate
is ideal in the south with the winter months averaging about 16ºC. The
locations of the various courses stretch from Budens in the west
and along the coastline to the Spanish border at Vila Real de Santo
António. Due to the ease of access to all courses any golfer
staying in the Algarve can choose to play at any location. This is
providing it is not at the height of the season when starting times are
limited in availability due to the popularity and need to be prior
booked on the major courses. This problem is easily overcome by using
our sister site shown below offering great discount green fees.
If wishing to play the Algarve and enjoy discount Green Fees then we
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of other useful information. Likewise, if your wish to play in other
parts of Portugal and its Islands then visit our site
Lisbon area is well served with many courses on the adjoining
coastal area and inland. Some of the better ones are the Belas, Estoril,
Estoril-Sol, Lisbon Sports Club, Penha Longa, Quinta de Beloura and
Quinta da Marinha. Across the river from Lisbon and within
easy reach are the courses of Aroeira, Montado, Quinta de Peru and
To the north of Lisbon is the area known as "Costa de
Prata". There are several courses in this coastal region and more
are at present being constructed.
Close to the major town of Porto there are courses and there
more futher to the north. The major courses can be found at Amarante,
Espinho, Ponte de Lima.
In the inner northern area there is one course at Vidago and
another at Montebela near Viseu.
The Atlantic Island of Madeira has three courses, the Santo da
Serra and the Palheiro on the main Island and the third is on the Porto