Golf activities available at Vila Vita Parc

Golf

With an ideal climate that lets you play throughout the year and a wide variety of almost four dozen courses, the region is a golfers’ paradise. And staying at VILA VITA Parc is the ideal point to tee off!
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A golfer's paradise year-round

33 courses of 18 or 27 holes, mostly located in unspoilt areas with stunning views, make the Algarve a paradise for golfers from all over the world.

Golfing holidays at VILA VITA Parc

Golf activities available at Vila Vita Parc.

Golf Courses

Whether you're a beginner, an occasional golfer or even a pro, VILA VITA Parc offers a wide range of onsite golf facilities, as well as access to a broad selection of golf courses of all levels in the Algarve, with preferential rates and conditions.  Most courses require a minimum handicap of 28 for men and 36 for ladies. 

Our resident golf pro will help you take your first steps or improve your golf technique for the perfect swing!

If golf is not your partner's thing, we have plenty of options for the non-golfer to enjoy at the resort while your partner plays golf, from spa treatments to wellness activities, or just lazing about by the pool.

  • Resort Golf Facilities:

    9-hole pitch and putt
    18-hole putting green
    18-hole mini-golf
    Driving range

World renown golf

One of the finest golf destinations in the world.

Portugal - World’s Best Golf Destination  from 2014 to 2018

Portugal - World’s Best Golf Destination from 2014 to 2018

Algarve - Europe's Best Golf destination in 2016, 2014 and 2020

Algarve - Europe's Best Golf destination in 2016, 2014 and 2020

Algarve - Best Golf Destination in Continental Europe in 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Algarve - Best Golf Destination in Continental Europe in 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Algarve golf courses.

Golf courses

Algarve

Spreading from one extreme of the region to the other, the Algarve's golf courses are internationally recognised for the quality of their facilities, with greens and fairways that are framed by beautiful natural scenery or protected areas: by the beach or further inland, flat or hilly. The choice is varied, but any of them can offer you the chance of birdies and eagles, and maybe even a hole in one.

Faldo & O'Connor

Faldo & O'Connor Golf Course.
Faldo & O'Connor Golf Course.
On our doorstep

Designed by Sir Nick Faldo with strategic play in mind, these two championship courses demand careful positioning to score well. In a modern twist of a traditional recipe, cacti and wild herbs replace heather, oaks and ancient olive trees take the place of a lush English woodland with desert scrub bunkers of crushed limestone, to give the Amendoeira courses their character.

Faldo: 18 holes, Par 72, 6,598m
O'Connor: 18 holes, Par 72,  6,273m
Distance: 10 km

Our preferential list

VILA VITA Parc offers preferential rates and tee times at most courses, but here are our top recommendations for a great experience.

Gramacho & Vale da Pinta

Gramacho & Vale da Pinta

Set in a truly Algarve landscape, with century-old olive, almond and carob trees decorating the course that rolls through small valleys and hills, Gramacho was cleverly redesigned to become a fully-fledged 18-hole course and is ideal for technically accurate players.

Gramacho Course: 18 holes, Par 72, 5.505m
V. da Pinta Course: 18 holes, Par 72, 5.679m
Distance: 12km

Silves

Silves

Surrounded by typical Algarve fruit orchards and small farms, the course has been designed to test the golfer's quality. Described as designed for attacking play whilst the bunkers are well placed to cause possible trouble to the 'big hitters'.

Course: 18 holes, Par 70, 5.615m
Distance: 22 km

Victoria

Victoria

One of the newest courses, it’s the longest 18 holes in Portugal and home of the Portugal Masters. Laid out over flat terrain reconstructed into an undulating surface, waterfalls and lakes create visual attraction and background sound.  With 5 tees to play off, it is suitable for all levels.

Victoria: 18 holes, Par 72,  6.560m
Distance: 31 km

Old Course

Old Course

Affectionately known as the 'The Old Course', as it is the second oldest in the Algarve, the holes run through an umbrella pine forest and can be considered a typical example of the English style of course design. 

Course: 18 holes, Par 73, 6.254m
Distance: 31 km

Millenium

Millenium

The original 27 holes were extended by adding a further 9. Through this addition two distinctly different 18 hole courses were created. A forest of pine trees offers subtle and interesting variations to confront even the experienced golfer.

Course: 18 holes, Par 72, 6.157m
Distance: 31 km

Pinhal Golf

Pinhal Golf

This Vilamoura course runs through a pine tree forest with carefully placed bunkers that makes the course very enjoyable to the average player. 

Course: 18 holes, Par 72, 6.353m
Distance: 31 km"

Laguna

Laguna

 Virtually level ground, with very few trees, a lake and water hazards, with strategically placed bunkers in open terrain, the Vilamoura Laguna course can be likened to the challenges that are provided by a Links course and is a very comfortable course for the average player.

Course: 18 holes, Par 71, 6.121m
Distance: 31 km

Palmares

Palmares

Totally transformed by American designer Robert Trent Jones Jr., who created a mixture of parkland with authentic links style, the 27 holes are laid out overlooking the bay of Lagos, with breathtaking views, and a feeling of openness as you play that is very refreshing.

Course: 27 holes, Par 72, 6.314m
Distance: 35 km

Espiche Golf

Espiche Golf

The latest course addition in the Algarve, it offers the golfer a clever blend of open countryside with vineyards and views to the Monchique Mountains. The close proximity to Praia da Luz and Lagos offers an excellent and convenient location.

Course: 18 holes, Par 72, 5.862m
Distance: 40 km

Vale do Lobo: Ocean & Royal

Vale do Lobo: Ocean & Royal

Aptly named the 'Ocean Course' due to the many splendid ocean views, the fairways tend to be narrow demanding an accurate shot when driving from the tee. 

Ocean Course: 18 holes, Par 73, 5.815m
Royal Course: 18 holes, Par 72,  6.059m 
Distance: 45 km

Quinta do Lago: North, South & Laranjal

Quinta do Lago: North, South & Laranjal

The North course is for players who know how to 'draw the ball'. The South course, designed for the long hitter, has hosted the 'Algarve Open'. Laranjal, the newest course with 5 lakes and obstacles, has narrow fairways and well defended greens, which require good concentration.

North Course: 18 holes, Par 72,  6.205m
South Course: 18 holes, Par 72, 6.488m
Laranjal Course: 18 holes, Par 72, 6.061m
Distance: 47 km

Monte Rei

Monte Rei

The new outstanding signature course by J. Nicklaus has everything a player would expect. Laid out in rolling hills, it has an attractive visual challenge combining factors to ensure enjoyment and challenge at every hole. Upon arrival, enjoy 5-star attentive service, valet parking and a buggy.

Course: 18 holes, Par 72, 6,567m
Distance: 96 km

Other options

Here are some other options for you to discover.

Beyond the Resort

The journey continues beyond our walls. The Algarve is a cornucopia of adventure, culture, natural beauty and gastronomy. For families, solo travellers or couples alike come and play, laugh, marvel, learn and eat your heart out in the region that we call home.

Activities & Leisure

At VILA VITA Parc, the sky is the limit. Experiences and memories are a plenty, for the more mature and the younger guest, for the epicurean and the adventurer, for the big moments in life and the moments in-between.

Sea Emotions

Embracing its flawless coastal surroundings, the Algarve provides you with an extensive selection of water activities that will take you both above and below the surface.

Sports

Your visit to VILA VITA Parc can be as high energy or calming as you wish. For those who want to pep up their day, we’ve got lots of action-packed activity options available within VILA VITA Parc.

A day at VILA VITA Parc

Your visit to VILA VITA Parc can be as high energy or calming as you wish. For those who want to pep up their day, we’ve got lots of action-packed activity options available within VILA VITA Parc.

Shopping

Your visit to VILA VITA Parc can be as high energy or calming as you wish. For those who want to pep up their day, we’ve got lots of action-packed activity options available within VILA VITA Parc.

Algarve Motorsports

The Algarve Motorsports park provides the perfect conditions for unique driving experiences for individuals, corporate events and marketing activities.