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Portimao Courses: Alamos
Alto Golf
Penina Championship
Penina Resort

Golf in Portimao

PORTIMAO, The coastal town of Portimao has been an important location in the Algarve since Phoenicians times. The town and was extensively developed in the 19th century to become one of the most important centres in the Algarve of the fishing and canning industry until the early 1980s when a recession drove the remaining factories out of business. On the river front quayside there are cafes and the restaurants which promote the traditional meal of grilled sardines. Also, an award winning museum devoted mainly to the canning industry.

The beach area of Portimao is known as Praia da Rocha and had already become a tourist are in the 1930s. It is famous for its large sandy beach, its nightlife and its great selection of bars and restaurants offering different cuisines. A Boat Marina at the mouth of the estuary adds the fascinating sight of the many boats and yachts, and also a further choice of bars and restaurants in which to pass an agreeable evening. There are four 18-hole golf courses in the immediate area of Portimao. The oldest is the Penina Championship Course on the west side of the town, the Alamos Course and its sister the Morgado Course located to the north of the town. The last golf course is the Alto Golf Course which lies between Praia da Rocha and the coastal village of Alvor.

ALVOR, The historic fishing village and port of Alvor is another very popular destination for tourists to the Algarve. Most of the original buildings and its castle was destroyed in the earthquakes of 1532 and 1755. Alvor has maintained much of its Portuguese character and only developed with the advent of tourism.

Alvor village is located facing a natural lagoon opening onto the sea. There is a choice of a long open sandy beach or a number of small coves tucked under the cliffs. The quaint narrow streets are lined with bars with live music, and the different types of restaurants offering fresh fish cuisine.

Within minutes drive there are the 18-hole Penina Championship Golf Course and the 18-hole Alto Golf Course. Slightly further to the north are two 18-hole courses, the Alamos Golf Course and its sister the Morgado Golf Course.

Recent Portimao Course Reviews

Alamos by Sean from United Kingdom
Alamos 2 ball
Great course, club hire was spot on I played really well even after thinking Nike clubs where a bit outdated, not at all 🙏🙏
Alamos by Clive from United States
9 out of 10
Fantastic golf course. Food in the restaurant was very good. Would definitely like to visit Alamos again.
Alto Golf by Francis from Ireland
Unbelievable course staff could be friendlier we where accused of breaking a cart that was not ours but the game of golf was great. Greens SUPER FAST
Penina Championship by Gary from Germany
Großartiger Platz, wenn auch in die Jahre gekomme
Ein traumhaft schöner alter Platz, der uns viel Spaß gemacht hat! Die Fairways und Grüns waren einwandfreiem Zustand. Schade, dass die Wege, Randsteine, Pfosten der Penalty areas und die Schilder an den Tees erkennbar verwittert waren. Das trübte ein wenig den sonst tollen Eindruck und auch die sehr sandige Driving Range könnte ein Update vertragen. Wenn das also der „Großvater“ unter den Plätzen an der Algarve ist, dann sollte Großvater mal zur Kosmetkubd sich aufhübschen lassen.
Morgado by Ruggero from Switzerland
Fantastische Golfanlage, unkomplziert, sehr hifsbereites Personal, ausgezeichnetes Restaurant. Sehr gepflegter Golfplatz in ruhiger Landschaft eigebettet.

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Portimao Courses


Shane from Ireland
Tough course!
Alto Golf Fri, 12th May 2023
John Mcguigan from United Kingdom
A testing round
Alto Golf Thu, 13th Apr 2023
iain from United Kingdom
Penina Championship Wed, 27th Jul 2022


Golf Trip Oct 2018
Colin Clarke from United Kingdom
We are a party of 12 travelling to Portugal in mid October 2018.We are booked to play Morgados and Alamos golf courses. I must say I am concerned at a lot of the reviews on here at the moment particularly regarding the conditions of the greens, can we be reassured by a reply from the courses please.Thank you.

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