Top 10 Algarve Golf Resorts

As golf becomes an ever-increasing popular sport, the facilities and courses become more luxurious and obtainable. Having staff based in Spain and Portugal, we have been lucky enough to have played a few rounds and sampled the facilities at the best complexes in the Algarve. Here is our top 10 Algarve Golf Resorts.

So here is the Ace Golf Top 10 Algarve Golf Resorts.


Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

Set within a magnificent 360-acre estate of never-ending gardens, unforgettable sounds, and aromas of nature, the resort features 188 rooms and suites. Discover the renowned local beaches, enjoy complimentary transportation to the hotel’s beach concessionary with beach bar and a selection of water sports or simply relax by the Olympic size swimming pool. Other leisure options include 6 tennis courts, a football pitch, fitness room, running trail, sauna and beauty treatments, children’s club, 18-hole Sir Henry Cotton Championship Golf Course, 9-hole Academy course and 9-hole Resort course. A selection of 5 restaurants caters for all tastes and occasions.

No. of Rooms: 188

Tivoli Victoria

Located in Vilamoura, the Tivoli Victoria is pure sophistication. From the amazing rooms to the panoramic views out over the beautiful fairways of the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course, designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, the surroundings of this 5-star resort make it an authentic 360º experience. For Conferences, events, and meetings which require the highest quality, the facilities at the Tivoli Victoria include rooms with a total area of 900 m2 and capacity for up to 950 people as well as the latest in audio-visual technology. And for pure leisure, at this hotel near the beach in Vilamoura in the Algarve, take a dip in one of the 4 amazing swimming pools (one exclusively for adults – +16 years – from 1 July to 30 September) or sit down to some culinary delicacies prepared our chefs in one of our many restaurants and bars. For a touch of the Far East, revive your spirits by pampering yourself at the Elements Spa by Banyan Tree.

No. of Rooms: 280

Vale Do Lobo Resort

Set among landscaped gardens in Vale do Lobo, this resort offers luxurious self-catering accommodation. A spa offering tailored treatments, 14 tennis courts, and 15 restaurants are just the resort’s highlights. Vale do Lobo shopping centre includes a beauty centre, a newsagent, a bank and several boutiques, among which Gant and Henry Cotton’s. A supermarket and a fine wine shop are available on site. Dinner at Vale do Lobo Resort vary from French to Italian to seafood specialties. Many restaurants are located on the beach, and there is a crêperie offering light lunches and snacks. There are also a Chinese restaurant and a café located near the tennis courts. The famous Royal and Ocean Golf Courses are within an easy walking distance of the resort. Spinning and yoga sessions, various water and beach sports are available on site, along with a state-of-the-art gym with hammam (Turkish bath). Different accommodation options are available at Vale do Lobo. Some villas include a private pool or hot tub. The resort offers free use of the seasonal Rotunda swimming pool, which is open from June to September.

No. of Rooms: 100

Dona Filipa Hotel

Just 200 metres from Vale do Lobo Beach, Dona Filipa Hotel offers rooms with a balcony with panoramic views of Vale do Lobo Golf Course, the Atlantic Ocean, or the village. The rooms at Dona Filipa combine modern amenities with old-world charm. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, and an en-suite bathroom. Some rooms have a spacious living area. Guests can get a relaxing body massage at the Estetica Spa. Dona Filipa Hotel also offers 3 floodlit tennis courts, a children’s club, and an outdoor pool with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Primavera Restaurant serves extravagant buffets with international and regional delicacies for breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy an exotic cocktail at the San Lorenzo Bar. Vilamoura is 11 km from Dona Filipa Hotel, and Faro is 19 km away. Free private parking is available on site.

No. of Rooms: 154

Blue & Green The Lake Spa Resort

Located just 300 metres from Falésia Beach, this luxurious resort offers a natural, sandy beach pool and a floating restaurant. The rooms have balconies with stunning views of the surroundings. Guests of the Lake Resort can reach their accommodations through the lobby, which is covered by a 14-metre, Moorish-style dome. The rooms are spacious and have sliding doors that lead to the private bathrooms. Lake Resort offers 3 restaurants, 2 bars and a library full of books and magazines. While guests relax in the spa area, children will be entertained for hours with the activities of the Koala Kids Club. After a dip in one of the 3 pools, guests can enjoy the Oriental cuisine at the Fusion restaurant or have fresh fish in the garden setting of the Marenostrum restaurant. The Pool Bar and Zanzibar provide refreshing beverages. The Lake Resort Hotel is situated a 20-minute drive from Albufeira. A shuttle service to the Vilamoura golf courses is available upon request.

Monte Da Quinta Resort

Monte Da Quinta Resort is located on one of Portugal’s largest golfing resorts. It has a spa with indoor pools and offers luxurious accommodations with modern furnishings. Monte’s suites boast furnished balconies with views of landscaped gardens. Suites come equipped with LCD TV and a DVD player and have self-catering kitchens. Free WiFi is provided. The elegant Monte da Quinta restaurant overlooks the golf course and serves international and regional cuisine. Guests can enjoy grilled fish on the poolside outdoor terrace, or listen to live piano music at the Lobby Bar. The Magnólia Spa has a fully equipped gym and offers relaxing massages and body treatments. Monte Da Quinta Resort also has a kids club that organizes indoor activities and excursions to local attractions. Situated in the centre of Quinta do Lago, Monte Da Quinta Resort is 20 minutes from Faro International Airport. Nearby leisure activities include tennis, horse riding, and bird watching. Free private parking is available on site.

No. of Rooms: 178

Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort

Set among gardens with an outdoor pool, Cascade overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the nearby Porto de Mós Beach. It features a full spa with beauty and massage treatments, hot tub and sauna. All air-conditioned rooms at Cascade Resort reflect the style of the 4 Continents, inspired by Portuguese explorations. They all open out onto panoramic balconies and are equipped with a satellite TV. The private bathrooms feature underfloor heating and free designer shower products. The self-contained apartments and villas include spacious lounges and dining areas, as well as a kitchen complete with Siemens appliances. Wi-Fi access is free in all accommodation options and there is also free underground parking. Algarvian food with a modern twist is served in 2 different in-house restaurants, both featuring a contemporary ambiance and views of the pool. The menu is complemented by renowned Portuguese wine labels.

No. of Rooms: 144

Boavista Golf Resort

Boasting an 18-hole golf course and set in a tranquil area of Lagos’ outskirts, this 4-star resort hotel offers stunning Atlantic Ocean views and luxury villas overlooking the lush, landscaped garden. Boavista Golf Resort & Spa features contemporary villas and apartments fitted with elegant furnishings. A furnished balcony and modern kitchen are offered in all accommodation. The centre of Lagos is less than a 10-minute drive away and Lagos Train Station is 3 km from Boavista Golf Resort & Spa. For guests who wish to travel a little further, Boavista Golf Resort features a car rental service. Lavish facilities including a sauna, massage treatments, and a well-appointed fitness centre are provided in the Boavista’s on-site spa, Essential Fitness & Spa. Guests can relax on a lounger by the indoor or outdoor pool.

Pestana Viking Resort

Located in Porches, Algarve, this luxurious spa resort features panoramic Atlantic Ocean views and has direct beach access. It also has 2 restaurants, outdoor and indoor pools and a gym. The hotel’s luxurious spa offers massage services, a Turkish hammam, and a hot tub. There is also an indoor pool and an outdoor pool surrounded by an exotic garden with palm trees. The gardens have direct access to the beach. The rooms at the Pestana Viking Beach & SPA Resort have a balcony, satellite TV, and a kitchenette. Some rooms offer garden views or uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening’s guests can choose from the resort’s Tapas Bar, the Valhalla à la carte restaurant and the Pool Bistro, which serves light meals.

Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa

Grande Real Hotel is situated only 4 km away from Albufeira. It is less than 100 m from the beach and has spa facilities including massage, sauna, and Turkish bath. Grande Real Santa Eulália features 4 outdoor pools as well as a hot tub, gym and sauna. There is a free shuttle service available upon request to 7 golf courses nearby. All of the contemporary rooms are air conditioned and include satellite TV and a balcony. Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel Spa has 3 pool bars and the Pergula restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel offers free private parking.

No. of Rooms: 344