The centre of the Algarve is home to some of the best golf courses in all of Europe and particularly when you take into account the surrounding natural beauty and quality of service. Championship courses and challenging lay outs with artificial obstacles are up to testing both the technique and strategy of even the most experienced golfers. The excellence of the fairways is fostered by the excellent climate and the sheer amount of sunshine this region receives.
Try the Vale de Lobo Royal Course with its famous hole 16, the most photographed of Europe, a par 3 that begins with a 218 metre drive.
In Vilamoura, the Old Course includes three sea cliffs before you can even reach one green, with its trees playing a structuring role in defining the limits to the dog leg holes ensuring any wayward shot comes in for punishment.
On the Quinta do Lago Sul course, next to Ria Formosa, the par 3 hole 15 is the big one requiring a 200 metre drive over a lake in order to reach the green.
Another fine alternative is the Quinta de Cima Course in Tavira, with its well-designed lakes and bunkers. Take the challenge and enjoy!