Welcome to a golfing paradise . . .
The Algarve . . . Here luxurious hotels, fabulous restaurants and world-class golf courses weave their way along the stunning Atlantic coastline.
The sweet scent of orange and almond groves mingle amongst the bright and vivacious colours of the wild flowers and carefully manicured flower beds which adorn many of the region’s golf courses.
A short flight from the UK and only a 15-minute drive from Faro airport is the luxurious resort of Val do Lobo; a firm favourite with discerning travelling golfers, especially during the spring and late summer. In a prime spot overlooking the ocean is the opulent Dona Filipa Hotel, which underwent a major renovation programme in 2014, firmly cementing its five-star status. Each of the 154 rooms presents quality with luxurious furnishings mixing with a touch of glamour.
Enjoy a cocktail or a cool beer while nibbling olives by the pool before delighting over a delicately prepared dinner. The comfort, service and style at the Dona Filipa will leave you relaxed, revived and ready to golf. After all, this tailored package is designed to mix the elegance of the Dona Filipa with some of Val do Lobo’s most talked about championship courses.
Golf in the Region
When considering playing golf in the Algarve, it is a key point that it is the southernmost region of Portugal and the most western point of Europe and so, has an agreeable climate, perfect for golfing enthusiasts and is packed with challenging courses.
Voted the World’s Best Golfing Destination several times by the IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators), the Algarve has become the destination of choice for golf lovers. From the outset, courses in the Algarve were singled-out by ‘Rheingold’ and ‘Golf Digest’ Magazines, which ranked the San Lorenzo Course and Vilamoura Old Course among the top 100 golf courses in the world.
Golf courses in the Algarve are blessed with a well-preserved natural setting, which allows you to play all year round on internationally recognised courses, where the high quality of their facilities and course design is acknowledged by top professionals and legendary champions.
Among the factors that make the Algarve a top golfing destination are its environmental setting, quality courses, accessibility and professionally-run transport systems plus the entire infrastructure that goes into supporting them. There is a network of hotels, transfers and even the airlines themselves that make access easy and contribute to a pleasant and appealing stay.
The Algarve continues to be the place chosen to host international competitions, such as the Portugal Masters, one of the country’s top golf tournaments, the Algarve World Cup and the Taça das Nações. This only adds to the thrill of playing here. The Algarve: a friendly and easy-to-reach destination that offers the ‘perfect round’ all year long.
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