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More Golf Information
for the Western Algarve, Portugal

Algarve Golf Information A collection of various site links covering most things to do with Algarve Golfing, ( e.g. Tee Fees, links to other course web sites not covered on the previous page, club hire, bookings and Golf Packages ) , basically anything that didn't fit on the main Courses page.
Note: Entries with the name in light blue are links to their own web sites.
Note: I'm pleased to say that the international bright orange coloured golf course direction signs are now appearing on the Portuguese roads. Whilst not everywhere yet, they do help considerably in finding the more out of the way courses. An example being the Silves course which was almost impossible to find originally.
At the bottom of the page are a few golfing terms which whist they are handy for me they are a bit of a 'page filler' until I find more useful links and shops and other information.
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Algarve Golf Web Site Links

Golf Transfers

See also the other car hire firms on the Transport ~ transfers page, as all will normally do golf transfers with prior arrangement.


Faro Taxi

Faro Taxi

If you want to hire transport from your villa / hotel to most courses in the Algarve, this firm offers taxis, mini-buses. See their site for charges. If you are travelling from Praia da Luz the Praia da Rocha prices shown apply.
The company also provides airport transfers.

Cars to Courses

Approximate car / driver charges to golf courses ( from Central Algarve locations only ).
Web :Portugal Virtual

Golf Shops

The pro shops on the golf courses will obviously sell you new clubs, but many also do full or half set rental for the day at pretty reasonable rates.

Luz Golf Hire

Galloway, Taylor, Wilson etc. club hire, delivered / collected ( 10% discount on shop collection / return ), save taking your own! Also Electric trolley and shoe hire. 1 day, 3 day and weekly rates.
Where :Rua Direita, 44. Praia da Luz. 8600-160 Luz Lagos.
Tel :(+351) 912 550 767.

Algarve Golf Club Hire

Algarve Golf Club Hire

Quality club hire, delivered / collected, save taking your own ( not to mention the £30.00 excess baggage charge at the airport ).
Where :Lote 20, Herde do Funchal, Luz, Lagos, 8600
Mobile :(+351) 919 680 934

Algar Golf Shop

Algar Golf shopProbably the nearest shop to Luz. Club Rental. Clothing.
Where : Located at Odeáxere ( by the turn off for the Palmares course ), on the EN125 between Penina and Lagos.
Address :E.N. 125 Bloco 1 Loja A. Odeáxere, Lagos 8600
Open :09.30 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 18.30,
 Saturday until 13.00 only. Sunday closed.
Tel :(+351) 282 799 711
Fax :(+351) 282 799 711

Proper Golf 2000

A 'proper' Golf shop in Alvor. Re-gripping / shafting. Sets and Single clubs. Will also do reasonable Tee bookings for most any course on the Algarve. Roger Morton, the owner, will usually be able to give you an idea as to what courses are playing well at the present time.
Where :Update 01/08 - Moved from the front to the side of the building.
Address :Quinta do Praia, Lote 4, Loja 6, 8500 Alvor.
Tel :(+351) 282 457 137

Casa do Golfe

Where :EN 125 Quatro Estradas, Celões. 8100 Loulé
Tel: (+351) 289 399 662
Fax: (+351) 289 399 662

Golfers Paradise

Where: Largo do Bocage, 8135 Almancil
Tel :(+351) 289 393 570
Fax :(+351) 289 393 571

Golf Holidays

Golf Holidays

Mulliganplus Golf Holidays


Golf Holidays in Portugal - Algarve, Lisbon and Vilamoura. Golf Course Reviews and Information.

Golf Packages

Various golf / accommodation packages.

Golf Magazines

Algarve Golf Guide

Algarve Golf Guide magazine cover

Algarve Golf Guide - Vistaiberica

Free MagazineThe only magazine focusing exclusively on holiday golf in the Algarve.
A free full colour golf guide for the Algarve. Pick one up at the reception desk at any of the courses. Exceptionally useful source of course information to keep with you. Published monthly. Up to date event information.
Sold ~ 2012

Golf Information

Discount Golf

Golf for Greys

Golf for Greys

This works quite well! Providing you are 50+ ( but you don't have to be grey ), you can make a saving on three games or more in any one holiday. It costs 70 for 12 months membership ( plus as of October 2007 a new 'one off' signing up fee of 20 ). With an average saving of 25 per round, you can make it pay ( especially if you visit the Algarve than once a year ). There are guest memberships ( under 50 ) at 70 and 'junior' memberships ( under 18 ) at 10. Savings as much as 70 can be made in a single round e.g. Quinta ( high season ). You can sign up on-line.
Address :Golf for Greys. C.P.227, 8401-902 Lagoa.
Tel :(+351) 282 081 867
Fax :(+351) 282 087 839

Golf Info


Portugal Golf

A smart site with course details, green fee service, and golfing tips

Green Fees

Telereserva Golf Desk

Up to date Green fees booking for all courses. All prices are shown in Euros. Also golf packages. ( Rev. 2008 / 2009 )
Web :Telereserva
Site unavailable 05/2012

Green Fees

Green fees guide for all courses. Still seems to have the best prices. Also some good package deals. ( Rev. 2012 ) includes the new for 2012, Espiche Golf Course.

Course Guide


Comprehensive course guides with current pricing.

Course Guide

Algarve Course Guide, pretty graphics, basic info.

Course Guide


Algarve Course Guide. Easy to use.
Web :Algarve Portal

Course Guide

A downloadable / printable 79 page Algarve Course Guide ( 2008 ).
Web :Local Source

Golf Locations

Algarve golf courses, packages, all courses.

Golf Locations

Pretty much a complete course guide.

Some Golf Terminology for ( me ) amateurs

Golf scoring terms -
Albatross: Three shots less than par ( you have more chance of seeing the actual bird )
Eagle: Two shots less (as above)
Birdie: One shot less
Bogey: One shot more
Double bogey: Two shots more
Triple bogey: Three shots more ( that's more likely )
stroke - Refers to the swing a golfer takes to hit the golf ball and direct it toward the hole, and what you will probably suffer from  if this all actually works perfectly.
par - The number of strokes normally needed to get the golf ball into the hole. A par 5 means it normally takes a golfer 5 strokes to sink the ball into the hole ( dream on ).
score - If the par for a hole is 5 and a golfer sinks the ball in 3 strokes, the golfer's score with respect to par for that hole is -2, or 2 strokes under par. If the par is 5 and the golfer takes 7 strokes, the golfer's score for that hole is +2, or 2 strokes over par.
stroke index - The hardest hole on a course - often the longest par four but not always - will be stroke index one, the easiest, stroke index 18. The stroke index works in parallel to the handicap. So if you have a handicap of 14, you should subtract one shot from your gross score at the holes which have been designated as stroke index one to 14. If you have a handicap of more than 18, there will be some holes at which you can take more than one shot. For instance with a handicap of 24, you should take two shots at holes with stroke index one to six (18 + 6 = 24).
handicap - One of the reasons golf is such a popular game is that a system of handicapping means players of all abilities can play against each other. A handicap is a certain number of strokes which a player is allowed to remove from his total score for a round. Think of a handicap like a head start given by more skilful players to weaker. The better the player, the lower the handicap. It means that players who have no handicap can play those with a handicap of 18, for example, and the game can still remain competitive. The player with a 18 handicap will have 18 shots more in which to get around the course. Or if you like an extra shot per hole. The handicap system can seem confusing, which is why it is so important to keep your scores on a scorecard so you can work it all out at the end of your round. Only highly skilled players reach zero, also known as 'scratch' or 'level'. A select few even get so good they enter positive figures - which means they have to add strokes to their total. In reality, most golfers who reach that standard are good enough to turn professional. All professional tournaments are played as scratch or 'level' i.e. without handicaps. In foursomes, the team's handicap is usually calculated by adding the two players' handicaps together and dividing by two. The normal maximum handicap is: Men: 28 and Women: 36.
handicap - Calculating -The actual number of shots taken to play a hole or a round is known as the 'gross' score. To calculate how well he or she has played, the player deducts his handicap from the total to work out the 'net' score. For instance, if a player with a handicap of 20 takes 90 shots to go round a par 70 course his net score will be 70 - which means he will have 'played to his handicap' - i.e. returned a net score the same as par. You can also work out your score for each hole as you go along as illustrated above. If you do not have a handicap you can work out what it might be but subtracting par for the course from your total. For instance if you return a score of 98 on a par 72 course, you will have played to a handicap of 26.

Some ( humorous / daft ) Golf Quotations

There was a time that a 100 men chasing a coloured man across a field was called the Ku Klux Klan, these days its called the 'open'.
~Author Unknown (2005)
May thy ball lie in green pastures and not in still waters.
~Author Unknown
The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
~Billy Graham
Golf appeals to the idiot and the child in us.  Just how childlike golfers become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.
~John Updike
It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf.
~Robert Lynd
If profanity had an influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is.
~Horace G. Hutchinson
They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. Golf is more complicated than that.
~Gardner Dickinson
If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.
~Sam Snead
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
~William Wordsworth
If you drink, don't drive.  Don't even putt.
~Dean Martin
If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up.
~Tommy Bolt
Man blames fate for other accidents, but feels personally responsible when he makes a hole in one.
~Author Unknown
I don't say my golf game is bad, but if I grew tomatoes they'd come up sliced.
~Bob Hope
My handicap?  Woods and irons.
~Chris Codiroli
The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody would put a flagstick on top.
~Pete Dye
I'm hitting the woods just great but having a terrible time getting out of them!
~Author Unknown
If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
~Jack Lemmon
It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
~Mark Twain
Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.
~Harry Vardon
Golf and sex are the only things you can enjoy without being good at them.
~Jimmy DeMaret
The difference in golf and government is that in golf! You can't improve your lie.
~George Deukmejian
Golf is a game invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe.
~Author Unknown
If I hit it right, it's a slice.  If I hit it left, it's a hook. If I hit it straight, it's a miracle.
~Author Unknown
The last place you look for a 'lost ball' is in the hole.