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Destination: Portugal > Algarve > Portimao
Portimao Courses: Alamos
Alto Golf
Morgado
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

Alto Golf by James Deakin from United States
A nice course to play!
A beautiful course! We loved it and can’t wait to play again.
Alto Golf by Roger from United Kingdom
Great day
We had a great time playing a late afternoon round. The course was in good condition and the greens where super challenging
Penina Resort by Frans from Portugal
Nice golf but the fairways ……!
This golfcourse needs maintenance, because the fairways were not in good condition.
Morgado by Stuart from United Kingdom
Great open course
Lovely open course with a really nice relaxed flowing layout.
Buggy or trolley works as it's open enough to enjoy a good breeze everywhere.
Visually let down with the half constructed accommodation blocks but these will get done at some point.
Alto Golf by Susanne from Sweden
We liked it!
Very beautiful course with various challenging holes. The grass is different than at home in Sweden so you have no roll. But nice greens and a wonderful day made us very happy!

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Marco from Germany
Alto Golf Wed, 26th May 2021
+25
Philip from Portugal
Alto Golf Tue, 13th Oct 2020
+14
Marc from United Kingdom
Penina Championship Thu, 3rd Oct 2019
+41

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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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