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Guide to A Luxury Golf Break in Portugal

17.12.2021

With unforgettable modern golf courses and beautiful golfing climates, Portugal defines itself as a great choice for golf fans... Between a swing at a luxury resort, a relaxing massage, or a tour around idyllic zones is at the top of many players' lists! Why not take a look at our favorite resorts, experiences that offer all of the above, that you could be playing on your next golf break.

Discover with Luxury tours Portugal where to stay on your next golf break! Talk with our travel advisors team to design your tailor and custom-made Golf holiday experience of a lifetime.

Penha Longa Resort, Sintra

Former refuge of Portuguese royalty, in the heart of the Sintra Mountains, Penha Longa Resort is a historic property that dates back to the 14th century. Perfect for a relaxing getaway, and with one of the best 30 courses in Continental Europe and among the top 10 in Portugal, it promises to be a perfect choice!

Ranked among the top 30 courses in Continental Europe and among the top 10 in Portugal, the 27-hole course at Penha Longa Resort designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones Jr. is escapist golf at its best. With its daring courses, bold approaches, and ingenious greens, it's an adrenaline rush and a relaxing journey through one of the most inspiring landscapes in Portugal. Exciting at every stage, this championship challenge and host of the Portuguese Open is a master test of variety and emotion. Enjoy your hotel's golf facilities (includes 1 round of golf, golf equipment not included).

Conrad Algarve

There are three golf courses to choose from at Quinta do Lago, each as incredible and impressive as the last, so it's no surprise that it has been at the van of transnational golf since its beginning. The North Course was fully redesigned in 2014 by Beau Welling and Paul McGinley to the noblest specifications. The Laranjal Course features distinctive undulating terrain with multitudinous water hazards furnishing a world-class golfing experience. The South Course is Quinta do Lago's crown jewel set amongst gravestone pines, lakes, and wildflowers, overlooking the serene Ria Formosa National Park. This course is also a favorite among European Tour players and is just a short drive from the Conrad Algarve.

The high norms of the Conrad Algarve hostel are apparent throughout, with all the ultramodern comforts you can imagine, as well as comfortable, luxurious beds. For a truly luxurious stay, why not rent the Roof Garden Suite, where the 300- forecourt- cadence paradise has its own perpetuity pool in the living room. There's also the occasion to relax in one of the stylish gyms in Portugal and Europe, where you'll find a wide range of unique treatments, like oxygen inhalation remedies.

Quinta do Lago Resort, Algarve

Member of the renowned “Leading Hotels of the World” since 1988, Hotel Quinta do Lago is considered one of the most prestigious five-star luxury hotels in Portugal. Next to the Ria Formosa and the sea, in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, its privileged location offers a unique experience in an environment characterized by the tranquility and natural beauty of the landscape. The panoramic view can be enjoyed in all its splendor from the rooms, suites, bar, restaurant, terraces, and swimming pool.

The golf course, designed by Jorge Santana da Silva on the grounds of an orange grove, Laranjal's par 72 courses was voted Best Portuguese Golf Course 2011 at the Portuguese Travel Awards and represents serious tests for players of all abilities. Open since 2008, Laranjal offers a pure golfing experience adjacent to the Quinta do Lago property and features fairways seeded with Bermuda grass, providing a challenging playing environment in a perfect setting. At 6,480 meters long, the challenging course demands the highest level of concentration and precision. Its distinctive undulating terrain has been expertly designed and manicured to provide a world-class golfing experience.

MASSAGE FOR GOLFERS

Thinking of golfers and all those who like to enjoy relaxing and therapeutic massages, the massage, available in the relaxation and therapeutic version, focuses above all on the back of the body, with a view to relieving tensions in the back and legs of golfers. 

Vidago Palace, Vila Real

Located about an hour away from Porto, Vidago Palace Hotel offers an atmosphere of Cult of Art through the nobility of spaces and an Atmosphere worthy of the Kings! Unique and exclusive, Vidago Palace Hotel is the perfect combination between the luxury and natural beauty of a Centennial Park! 

The excellent golf course at Vidago Palace was redesigned by Cameron & Powell from an original by Mackenzie Ross, built-in 1936. It has 18 holes and was considered one of the 15 best golf resorts in Europe by leadingcourses.com, in 2015. The course has great contrasts, respecting the natural characteristics of the place. Courses include tees and greens at elevated levels and bunkers at strategic locations. Experienced players will feel challenged by this tee.

The Oitavos, Lisbon

Total perfection, with private balconies and bold design with "breathtaking" views over the sea and the Serra de Sintra.

Oitavos Dunes is considered one of the best golf courses in the world. Designed by architect Arthur Hills, it has unique views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Sintra-Cascais natural park. Mandatory passage for all golf lovers, local and international, amateurs and professionals. A course built in front of the breathtaking landscapes of the Serra de Sintra, the Atlantic Ocean, and Cabo da Roca. It has 18 holes. It was the first golf course in Europe to obtain Gold Signature Sanctuary status. All because it preserves nature.

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