GOLF

For more information on all the courses below or to book tee times see www.algarve-golf.com. Most courses have discounts for twilight golf with tee offs after 15.00hrs offering rates of 30-40 euros per round.

Palmares Golf

PALMARES GOLF

(5 minutes from apartment)

Is one of the most scenic courses in the Algarve, with the majority of holes laid out on the gentle slopes above Meia Praia Beach, overlooking the bay of Lagos, the views as you play are quite breathtaking.

The upper holes wind through groves of fig and almond trees. Palmares is best known for its 'Almond Blossom' tournament in February when the trees are covered in a mass of pink and white bloom.

Facilities:

Driving range, putting green, shop, restaurant, open air terrace, bar.

Phone: 00351 282 762 953

Course:

5,961 metres, 18 holes, parr 71. Current Handicap certificate required

Web: www.palmaresgolf.com

Boavista Golf

BOAVISTA

(5 minutes from apartment)

Offers two distinct sections of play providing a variety of attractive and interesting holes from the welcoming first hole to the last putt on the 18th green it promises a sensible game for the average player.

A meandering downhill par 4, 7th hole set against a glorious backdrop of the clear Atlantic ocean which is visible from most holes, with exhilarating breathtaking views extending from Praia da Luz to the hills at Monchique creating a spectacular backdrop. Umbrella pines, blossoming Almond, Fig, Palm and Olive trees line the rolling fairways, weaving their way between water hazards and carefully placed bunkers make this course a delight for the golfer.

Facilities:

There is also a brand new restaurant called Monte's offering fine yet casual dining and a gourmet coffee lounge serving coffees from around the globe, snacks and home made pastries.

Course:

6053 metres, 18 holes, parr 71

Phone: 00351 282 782 151

Web: www.boavistagolf.com

Le meridian Penina Golf

LE MERIDIAN PENINA GOLF

(7km from apartment)

An 18 hole championship course is the oldest in the Algarve, designed by Sir Henry Cotton and has hosted the Portuguese open six times.

There are also 2 separate 9 hole courses. The courses are relatively flat and run through mature parkland.

Facilities:

Driving range, putting greens, golf shop, clubhouse,restaurant.

Phone: 00351 282 415 415

Course:

6343 metres, 18 holes, parr 73. Handicap certificate required.

Parque da Floresta

PARQUE DA FLORESTA

(16km west of Lagos)

Set in a dramatic and beautiful steep sided valley is currently the only course west of Lagos. Designed by the former Spanish amateur champion Pepe

Gancedo, the 18 hole championship course is arguably the most difficult in the Algarve.

Facilities:

Driving range, short game practice area, golf shop, restaurant,bar.

Phone: 00351 282 690 000

Course:

5670 meters, 18 holes, parr 72

Web: www.vigiagroup.com

OTHER COURSES IN THE AREA

Alto Golf
Alvor, Portimao 12km
Morgado do Reguengo
Portimao 16km
Vale de Pinta
Carvoeiro 20km
Quinta do Gramacho
Carvoeiro 20km
Vale do Milho
Carvoeiro 20km

IDEAL BASE FOR GOLFERS

The Algarve's golf courses are among the best in the world and is widely regarded as the foremost golf holiday destination in Europe.

The apartment offers an ideal base for golfers. Lagos and the Marina offer a plentiful supply of bars and restaurants all just a short stroll away.

A short car ride will take you to a host of magnificent courses.