Lagos Overview

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Lagos Courses: Boavista
Espiche Golf
Santo Antonio

Golf in Lagos

LAGOS, The historic and attractive town of Lagos has always been a very popular destination for tourists to the Algarve. It was from Lagos harbour that Vasco da Gama sailed in 1499 on his historic and epic voyage of discovery. As a visitor drives into the town the Boat Marina harbour presents a lovely picture. Further in the strong battlements present a picture of the importance it has played in history. Amongst the ancient buildings is Europe's oldest standing slave market.

At night the crowds spill over into the many narrow streets creating a lively and happy atmosphere with a plentiful choice of bars and restaurants.

In the vicinity of Lagos are three excellent golf courses. The 27-hole Palmares Golf Course lies to the east overlooking the Bay of Lagos. The 18-hole Boavista Golf Course lies on the west and is within minutes drive from the town. Further to the north is the 18-hole Espiche Golf Course which is the newest addition to the golfing scene in the Algarve.

SAGRES, The small town of Sagres is located next to the most south-western point of Europe named Cape St. Vincent. The high vertical cliffs in Sagres are dramatic to view as they are pounded by the Atlantic Ocean. It was here in the 15th century that the famous Prince Henry the Navigator built his school devoted to navigation and exploration. The local restaurants are renowned for serving a variety of fresh fish and shellfish.

VILA DO BISPO, Since 1898 the town of Vila do Bispo was granted as the admistration town of the area. However, its existance is first recorded as a village in the 14th century but humans were occupiing the area back in the mist of time.

Approximately halfway on the road between the town of Lagos and Sagres is the small village of Budens. It is here that golfers will find the 18-hole Santo Antonio Golf Course.

Recent Lagos Course Reviews

Boavista by Gerlinde from Austria
Beautiful tricky golf course! Spectacular gorges!
Beautiful golf course, quite tricky! Description of holes could be better but very good buggies with distance info.
Boavista by Antonio Affonseca from Portugal
Great course for an average player. Weather perfect , low wind and several different slopes and way to find the green. The greens are trick and every hole is a particular reading. Recommend
Santo Antonio by Gerlinde from Austria
Beautiful course with wonderful views
Very nice course, beautiful landscape, club house at place with wondeeful views, description of holes could be improved
Santo Antonio by Janne from Finland
Nice course
There are plenty of ups and downs. The course is not long but the transitions are. The greens are in good shape. The course was full. I played first front nine and when I came to ten, there was a long queue. Somehow I got past many of the really slow groups. I recommend a buggy. Price was good.
Santo Antonio by Kenneth from United States
Scenically golf course
Scenic challenges golf course. Good conditions and nice small restaurant on hole 19.

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News & Notices

Espinho Golf Cup 2019
The Espinho Golf Course has combined with the Hotel Tivoli Lagos to provide accommodation during their Espinho Golf Cup 2019 from the 23rd to the 26th of May. It is a three night package which in includes two rounds of Single Stableford of golf on the course, breakfast each day, and a prize giving lunch at the course. Prices are from € 317 per player and further details can be had by contacting reception@espichegolf.pt
The Penina & Espiche Classic 2019
The Penina Hotel and Golf Resort has combined with the Espiche Golf Course to stage a Singles Stableford event over the Thursday and Friday of the 17th and 18th of January 2018. A special package at the Hotel costing from € 328.00 for three days which includes buffet breakfasts and lunches on the 17th and 18th. Further information from : penina-golf@jjwhotels.com


Padraic from Ireland
Espiche Golf Mon, 28th May 2018
Simona from Portugal
Beautiful course
Palmares Thu, 24th Aug 2017
Trevor from United Kingdom
Great course
Boavista Tue, 26th Apr 2016


greensome in 26th of dec.
HiWe are 2 Swedish guys coming down to Algarve for christmas. How do we apply for the competition?Best regardsPether
Lagos Health Chiropractic
Geoff Allen from Portugal
Lagos Health Chiropractic specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of pain and injury complaints, including sports injuries sustained by playing golf. With help from our dedicated staff, we feel that we have the best and friendliest clinic on the Algarve. Mention you are a AlgarveGolf.net client and get a 10% discount. For more information please visit lagos-health.com

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