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Golf Courses in Portugal Loved by Most Golf Players

There are many golfers who will debate while of Portugal’s golf courses are the best and most played on. The golf courses in Portugal are all loved by golfers regardless of skill level however, there are five in particular that golfers with all levels of experience have chosen as their “first love” amongst all Portugal golf courses.

Vale do Lobo: This golf course includes two 18-hole courses, the Ocean and the Royal. The Royal requires golfers to have straight hitting skills. Its 16th hole is difficult and spectacular although the final hole gives golfers that extra challenge they need to end their round of golf providing a confusing green with a narrow fairway. The Ocean provides amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean with a few of the holes sitting along the beach. Its 11th and 14th holes provide gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean and provide golfers with a nice little challenge. Its 15th hole is set right along the beach itself.

Palmares: This 18-hole golf course gives golfers the challenging experience of playing on a course with rolling green hills and many sand dunes. The first five holes run along the Meia Praia beach sand dunes while the other thirteen holes sit along hills overlooking the Bay of Lagos. The course provides golfers a great challenge with holes lying right on the sand dunes as well as breathtaking scenery. If you want to get some practice time in the golf course has a chipping green, driving range and putting green for that purpose. While many golfers agree this course is quite challenging they also agreed that it is perfect for golfers of all skill levels.

Quinta da Ria: This golf course is one of the top courses in Portugal. Sitting along the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, it provides golfers with amazing mountain and ocean views from various spots throughout the course. This 18-hole golf course is lined with gorgeous carob and olive trees. Some of the more tricky features of the course which has been a big hit amongst golfers include doglegs, sand hazards and lake hazards. There are two driving ranges: one that allows you to use your wood for practicing long hits and the other allowing you to use your irons with the option of joining the golf academy to help golfers with their iron hits.

The Portugal Golfing Island of Madeira: This golfing island has hosted many PGA European golf tournaments that include the Madeira Island Open, all of which are hosted on Madeira Santo da Serra. Overlooking the bay of Machico, it was originally built in 1937 then redesigned in the 1990’s by Trent Jones morphing it into a challenging 27-hole golf course with stunning panoramic views. This course features gorgeous shaded lakes, roughs and semi-roughs, and being give the option of choosing between four different tees at every hole to challenge yourself at all levels.