One sector that is capitalising on this wave of popularity is golf. There are over 40 golf courses in the Algarve alone, six of which feature in the top 100 courses in Europe. While there are many hotels that cater for mass golf tourism, one sector that has seen increased demand is luxury resorts that can offer leading facilities coupled with first-class golf courses. We’ve highlighted seven hotels set to outperform in the luxury golf sector this year.

Wyndham Grand Algarve

Price From: €220 per night

Nearby Golf Courses

  • Quinta do Lago North - From €143 per person

  • Quinta do Lago South - From €143 per person

  • Quinta do Lago Laranjal - From €133 per person

  • Pinheiros Altos - From €80 per person

  • San Lorenzo - From €132 per person

Set in Portugal’s golden triangle and nestled in the world-renowned Quinta do Lago Resort, discover Wyndham Grand Algarve. All accommodations are suites, providing plenty of space for couples and families to relax when not out on the golf course. There are three restaurants and bars for guests to choose from. Dourado restaurant offers exquisite cuisine crafted from the finest seasonal ingredients, while the Grand Bar & Lounge serves up tasty bites and refreshing drinks in a stylish setting.

Guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to golf. The Quinta do Lago North, South and Laranjal Courses are all within easy reach, while Pinheiros Altos and San Lorenzo are also close by. If you were to play one course, our pick would be the South Course. It offers a stern challenge for golfers of all abilities. The 16th is a particular highlight as the green plays right up to the water, offering a spectacular approach shot.

Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

Price From: €145 per night

Nearby Golf Courses

  • Victoria - From €155 per person

  • The Old Course - From €155 per person

  • Pinhal - From €95 per person

  • Laguna - From €98 per person

  • Millennium - From €95 per person

  • Vila Sol - From €85 per person

The sumptuous Anantara Vilamoura resort can be found in the heart of Vilamoura, the spiritual home of golf in the Algarve. For those looking for the ultimate indulgence, guests can book the Penthouse suite that comes complete with its own butler. There’s also a fully equipped spa complete with an indoor vitality pool, sauna and steam room.

Dining options include its flagship restaurant Emo, which serves traditional Portuguese food with a twist, specialising in seafood. Guests can also enjoy international and continental breakfast and a light lunch throughout the day.

Anantara offers one of the Algarve’s premium locations for golf. The hotel overlooks Dom Pedro’s Victoria Golf Course and is one that we recommend all golfers should play during their visit. It’s hosted the Portugal Masters every year since 2008 and should give some indication of the high standards you can expect.

Other nearby courses include Dom Pedro’s four other courses, The Old Course, Laguna, Pinhal and Millennium. Vila Sol is just a short drive away and features 27 holes over three loops of nine.

Monte Rei

Price From: €240 per night

Nearby Golf Courses

  • Monte Rei - From €170 per person

  • Quinta da Ria - From €85 per person

  • Quinta de Cima - From €85 per person

  • Benamor - From €61 per person

  • Quinta do Vale - From €58 per person

  • Castro Marim - From €65 per person

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is located in the Eastern Algarve near to Tavira. Home to Portugal’s best golf course, Monte Rei provides the perfect blend of self-catering accommodation in private villas and apartments with the best golf in the region. Guests can choose from one and two-bedroom apartments or for a truly luxurious experience, opt for a four-bedroom villa complete with a private pool.

On-site guests can dine at restaurant Rui Silvestre, which holds a much-coveted Michelin Star and serves local ingredients with a strong focus on seafood. For a more casual setting, there is also The Grill which is the social hotspot of the resort offering relaxed dining on the terrace overlooking the stunning countryside.

If you stay at Monte Rei, 18 holes at the course is a must. Monte Rei Golf Course has won multiple awards since it opened in 2007, winning Portugal’s best golf course in 2020. Beyond Monte Rei, the country club provides a perfect base to explore this quieter region of the Algarve and is just a short drive from other excellent courses like Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Castro Marim and Quinta do Vale.

Palmares Beach House Hotel

Price From: €129 per night

Nearby Golf Courses

  • Palmares - From €87 per person

  • Espiche - From €51 per person

  • Vale da Pinta - From €61 per person

  • Santo Antonio - From €50 per person

  • Vale da Pinta - From €61 person

  • Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course - From €74 per person

Travel further west towards Lagos and you’ll discover Palmares Beach House Hotel. An adult-only boutique hotel that’s home to Palmares golf course, an excellent 27-hole complex containing three loops of nine holes.

There are only 20 rooms at this cosy hotel and with no children allowed, it guarantees a peaceful relaxing break with golf on your doorstep. There’s a large luxurious outdoor pool for unwinding after a busy day on the course. Guests can dine at Al Sud, the on-site restaurant headed up by Chef Louis Anjos, who has previously worked at a number of Michelin Star restaurants.

Set within the resort is Palmares Golf Course. Three loops of nine holes offer three different combinations when playing the course. Other nearby gems include Espiche and the historic Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, the first golf course to be built in the Algarve.

Tivoli Alvor

Price From: €195 per night

Nearby Golf Courses

  • Alto Golf Course - From €50 per person

  • Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course - From €74 per person

  • Gramacho - From €61 per person

  • Vale da Pinta - From €61 per person

All-inclusive and luxury aren’t often muttered in the same sentence, but Tivoli Alvor manages to fulfil both remits, featuring on Getaway Golfer’s all-inclusive and luxury best-buy lists, a feat managed by only two regional hotels.

The hotel is packed with amenities, including 6 swimming pools, a gym and a luxury spa that provides a wide range of massages and treatments. There are various dining options too. The hotel’s main restaurant, which specialises in buffet dishes, is joined by a Mediterranean restaurant, an Italian restaurant, and a steakhouse.

Just a stone’s throw away, guests can enjoy a round of golf at Alto Golf Course, while other nearby courses include Penina’s three golf courses, Palmares and to the east, Gramacho and Vale da Pinta.

Conrad Algarve

Price From: €205 per night

Nearby Golf Courses

  • Quinta do Lago North - From €143 per person

  • Quinta do Lago South - From €143 per person

  • Quinta do Lago Laranjal - From €133 per person

  • Pinheiros Altos - From €80 per person

  • San Lorenzo - From €132 per person

Another luxury hotel in Portugal’s famous Quinta do Lago Resort, The Conrad Algarve offers fabulous, modern rooms with a wide range of amenities, including one of the best spas of any resort in the Algarve, perfect for unwinding after a busy day playing golf.

Dining is where The Conrad truly excels. Enjoy a meal at Gusto, by Heinz Beck for an added touch of luxury. This Michelin Star restaurant showcases Mediterranean roots and Italian influences, combining modern and traditional methods to produce some of the finest dishes found anywhere in Portugal.

Nearby you’ll find the Quinta do Lago golf courses including the North, South and Laranjal as well as Pinheiros Altos and San Lorenzo making it an ideal base to explore some of the finest golf courses in the Algarve.

Vila Vita Parc

Price From: €193 per night

Nearby Golf Courses

  • Salgados - From €72 per person

  • Vale de Milho - From €30 per person

  • Amendoeira Faldo Course - From - €75 per person

  • Amendoeira O’Connor Junior Course - From €75 per person

Moving further west along the coast you’ll find Vila Vita Parc. Yet another luxury resort famed for its fine dining and beautiful location. There are no less than five stunning restaurants at Vila Vita Parc, but special mention goes to Ocean, which holds an impressive two Michelin Stars.

Accommodation options are equally as impressive, with a range of rooms, suites, apartments and private villas to choose from within the complex. Villa Praia certainly catches the eye with four private suites and a private pool that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

Nearby golfers can enjoy a range of excellent golf courses. Just 10 kilometres east you’ll find Salgados Golf Course, famed for its abundance of water and habitat for rare wetland birds. For beginners, why not try Vale de Milho, just 20 minutes due west of the resort? 10 kilometres further inland lies The Amendoeira Golf Resort, home to both the Faldo and O’Connor Junior courses which both offer a true challenge to even the most capable golfer.

To Finish

Luxury golf in the Algarve looks set for a bright future. Book a trip to any of our featured golf resorts and you’ll be guaranteed a golf trip that offers an awful lot more than the standard package deal. Book between March and May, or September and October and you’ll get the perfect climate for golf as well.

Mark Hirst runs Getaway Golfer, a site dedicated to helping golfers create their dream golf trip. He thoroughly reviews accommodations and golf courses to ensure golfers have all the information they need to book the hotels and courses that are right for them.


Mark Hirst is the founder of Getaway Golfer. He has a passion for golf travel and loves to write about the best golf courses and hotels from around the world. 

Mark Hirst