• Parque da Floresta Golf
  • Boavista Golf
  • Palmares Golf
  • Penina Golf
  • Espiche Golf

Golf in the Algarve

Within a 20 km range there are three Algarve golf courses: Parque da Floresta, Boavista and Palmares. If you want to drive a little bit further there ten more golf courses within 40 km of the Filhas do Mar apartments.

When playing golf in Portugal you need to take into account a strong difference in prices between the low and the high season:

High season: February till June, September till November

Low season: December, January, July and August

Parque da Floresta Golf

Parque da Floresta Golf & Leisure Resort is set in the western Algarve, amongst rolling hills, golden beaches, timeless fishing villages and unspoilt countryside. Bordering the Costa Vicentin Nature Reserve, luxurious villas and charming village houses surround the centrepiece of the resort, an imaginatively designed, 18-hole par 71 golf course.

Recent investment has seen the manicuring and re-shaping of many original holes to meet the demands of today’s golfers. The course is now billed as one of Europe’s most picturesque.

Measuring 5,587 metres from the white tees, its varying holes run along valleys, past eucalyptus covered ravines, flanked by olive, palm and pine trees. With no two holes remotely similar, the variety and appeal is endless.

2 km away from Filhas do Mar

Parque da Floresta
(Vila do Bispo, 16 km west of Lagos) 
- 18 Holes 
- Clubhouse 
- À la carte Restaurant 
- Spike Bar/Terrace 
- Pro Shop 
- Academy 
- Driving Range 
- Putting Greens 

Tel. ++351 282-690054 
Fax. ++351 282-695157 


Boavista Golf

The course at Boavista Golf Resort opened in January 2002 and quickly became established as one of the Western Algarve’s premier courses. This impressive 18-hole championship course offers exceptional playing conditions and was designed by Howard Swan a renowned UK based architect.

Boavista offers two distinct parts – the Resort Section (the 1st to the 3rd and the 13th to the 18th) and the Country Section (the 4th to the 12th) – which provide a variety of attractive and interesting holes. From the first tee shot to the last putt, the course offers an enjoyable range of very individual golf holes that offer varying challenges for all levels of golfer. The par 3’s are particularly strong and no golfer who has played over the ravine at the 194 metres 6th will ever forget the experience. From holes 13 to 17, water features, which form part of the irrigation system, have been added and they provide a safe haven for the wildfowl, which now abounds in the area.

16 km away from Filhas do Mar

Boavista Golf
(4 kms west of Lagos)
- 18 Holes 
- Clubhouse (ready in 2003) 
- Academy 
- Driving Range 
- Putting & Chipping-Greens 

Tel. ++351 282-782151 
Fax. ++351 282-782150 


Palmares Golf

Within the natural amphitheatre of the Bay of Lagos, Robert Trent Jones II has fashioned Europe’s next great golf course, Onyria Palmares Golf. The brief given to this exceptional American golf course designer was to craft a 27-hole golf course that maximised the potential of its extraordinary environment.  The result is a golf course of breath taking natural beauty which is a delight to play. The course opened 18 holes for play in October 2010 and the full 27 last June 2011 and it has matured nicely.

Robert Trent Jones II designed the golf course with the highest level of international tournament golf in mind as well as a pleasurable golf experience for members and tourists alike.  There is plenty of challenge, if that’s what you want – especially from the white tees! Onyria Palmares Golf is composed of three returning nine-hole loops that can be played in any sequence. The genius in the routing is that, depending on the sequence of play, each golf experience is different.  Each nine-hole loop – Alvor, Lagos and Praia - has its own character and ambience.

20 km away from Filhas do Mar

Palmares Golf
(5 kms east of Lagos)
- 18 Holes 
- Clubhouse 
- Pro Shop 
- Lessons 
- Driving Range 
- Putting & Chipping-Green 

Tel. ++351 282-790500 
Fax. ++351 282-790509 


Penina Golf

Located in western Algarve, Portugal, Le Méridien Penina Golf & Resort is set within a magnificent 360-acre estate of never ending natural landscape field. Crowned as one of most leisure filled resorts in the Algarve, particularly for golf enthusiasts, Le Méridien Penina Golf & Resort offers an array of leisure options making it the ideal choice for a families or individuals alike.

A pioneer amongst golf resorts in the Algarve, Le Méridien Penina Golf & Resort is the only resort in Portugal to have three golf courses within its 360 acres (145 hectares) grounds where guests can experience and explore: The Sir Henry Cotton Championship 18 hole course, and two 9 hole - The Academy Course and the Resort Course.

The Penina (now known as the Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course) was the first resort golf course to be built in Portugal and therefore is unquestionably where golf started in this southern corner of the Iberian Peninsula. Three times British Open champion, the late Sir Henry Cotton was encouraged to visit and lay out a course over a former rice field. On an unpromising wet, treeless site, Cotton grasped the opportunity to renew the British connection with golf in the country that had been established in the 19th century.

(Alvor at 4 km) 

-       18 Holes (Championship Course) 
-       9 Holes (Resort) 
-       9 Holes (Academy Course) 
-       Clubhouse located in the Hotel 
-       Roving Bar on course 
-       Pro Shop
-       Academy 
-       Driving Range 
-       Putting-Green
-       Chipping-Green 
-       Practice Bunker 

Tel. ++351 282-420200 
Fax. ++351 282-420300


Espiche Golf

Espiche Golf is set in an Ecological Reserve providing a great golfing experience within a stunning natural environment.  Golf course architect Peter Sauerman sympathetically designed the course to integrate into the surrounding scenery. Golfers who value charm, variety and challenge in their game will derive great satisfaction as it will take time to appreciate the many subtleties of this par 72 course. This gently undulating 18 hole par 72 course blends into the Algarve landscape. Its lakes, streams and indigenous planting add to the enrichment and biodiversity of the area. The aspects are exceptional, surrounded by open countryside and vineyards with views to the Monchique Mountains in the distance.The close proximity to Luz and Lagos offers a very special location. The course uses innovative grass technology making this one of the most ecologically advanced courses in Europe.

Espiche Golf S.A. Apartado 477 - 8601-906 Lagos


Tel/Fax: 282 688 250

General info: info@espiche-golf.com
Golf reservations: reservations@espiche-golf.com