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How To Organize A Golf Vacation In Lagos, Algarve

The History Of Lagos

What was originally the capital of the Algarve and at one time a small fishing village, Lagos today is the perfect spot to enjoy golf abroad. Geographically, you can't get much further south or further west in the Algarve than Lagos. Overlooking the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, the coast of Lagos is famed for its turquoise waters and cliff top on top of sea caves. The historical center of the town comes alive at night as tourists mill around tasting the local cuisine.

Getting There

Jetting to Lagos is easy as there are manly flights from any major airport in the UK. Many budget airlines offer cheap flights to the region. Once you land, the nearest airport is Faro airport, which is around 100 miles to the east of Lagos. Due to the presence of many holidaymakers and golfers, there is regular transport between the airport and the town.


The undoubted golfing star of the region is the 27-hole Onyria Palmares course. Other notable courses include the pristine Boavista course and the spectacular Parque de Floresta. If these three courses don't satisfy your golfing addiction, here are three more options for you:

  • Palmares Golf Course
  • Espiche Golf Course
  • Santo Antonio Golf Course

At most of these courses, you can book your tee time online to avoid any disappointment.

Booking Your Golf Trip

The high season for golf holidays to Lagos is from June to August, so book well in advance if you are considering those dates because the hotels sell out quickly. Limited space is not the only reason you need to hurry up and reserve, the prices usually rise faster than the temperature that time of year in the Algarve. If you are stuck trying to decide on whether to stay at a hotel or an apartment, here are three accommodation options in the area that provide good value for money:

  • Tivoli Lagos
  • Vila Gale Lagos
  • The Marina Club Lagos

Options For Golfing Widows

If you have anybody on your trip who is not as enamored with golf as you are, there are plenty of things to see and do in the area - you can see animals at the zoo, take your camera and visit the historical sites and later you can put on your speedos or bikini and relive your childhood sliding down the chutes at the water parks.

“When you come to Portugal for a holiday, you will enjoy the cultural divide, the tourist attractions and most importantly interacting with the amazing people. For this incredible adventure, you will need to make sure that you plan ahead of schedule so that you have a better chance of enjoying a good time here.”

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