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

Palmares by Michael from Germany
Stunning views and one of our favorites!
Palmares by Cindy Ferguson from Portugal
Palmires golf course Lagos
We played Palmires on September 29. The course was in terrible condition. The tees and greens look like they had some kind of disease. The fairways were brown and hard to find a spot of grass to but your ball on. I would pass on this course
Palmares by Michael from Ireland
Course condition is awful & it's a shame.
Simply awful - and it's a shame.
Beautiful location, with stunning views of the surrounding area and a fabulous clubhouse. Unfortunately thats where the good stuff ends. A Course lives and dies by the condition of its greens and these were the worst I've played on in 30 years - and by a mile. Patchy, diseased, hundreds if not thousands of pitch marks over the 18 holes and bunkers that looked like they hadn't seen a rake in days. We payed twice as much for this course as we did for the 3 others we played and they were twice as good - Silves in particular. What was particularly annoying was the buggy master trying to defend the condition of the course when we finished. I don't think I'd ever return!
Espiche Golf by Giacomo Malvermi from Portugal
Lost balls
Inland course, built in what must have been farm land and olive groves. on gentle undulating hills. Very new, with development in abundance on land adjacent to the course.
The positives: Lovely staff, great facilities and clubhouse.
The negatives: The course itself. Far too tight. They obviously didn't have enough land. Lots of scrub and thorny bushes off piste. Lots of OBs and lateral water hazards (without water) Even when you hit a good drive as I did on 18th you can run into trouble into a water hazard on right. We all hit 3 great drives on the first par five on the back nine only to all three lose our balls. I actually lost 9 balls on this round which is a lifetime record for me. Even if you go slightly off you will alnost certainly never find your ball. Not really a course where you can liberally use a driver, so if you're happy to use long irons off the tee then you'll like it.. Nice fairways, slow greens which were in very good condition.
Sorry Espiche, I 100% won't be going back
Santo Antonio by Arie from Portugal
Een parel in het westen
Fantastisch mooie en zeer uitdagende baan, vooral met windkracht 5 een enorme tester, geweldig goede teeboxen, fairways top, greens uitstekendBuggy is een must en tevens het enige negatieve wat er valt te melden, de paren zijn namelijk smal, stijl en soms best wel gladMaar, dit is zeker niet onze laatste keer dat wij er spelen

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Thomas from Portugal
Palmares Sun, 13th Nov 2022
Marcel Soons from Netherlands
Santo Antonio Fri, 14th Oct 2022
Paul from United Kingdom
Boavista Mon, 14th Sep 2020


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
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