Golfer's Guide to Algarve: Top 5 Best Courses For Beginners

Algarve is the heaven of golf in Europe. Many top golfers of the world have practiced their game of golf on this land of Portugal. But, it does not mean that if you are an amateur golfer, there is nothing for you. In fact, there are many golf courses in Algarve, which welcome beginners of golf with a warm heart. Moreover, there are some golf academies as well, where you can learn as well as refine your game. We have listed a few courses for beginners, which can be tried for sure, if you are going to Algarve for the first time.

Vale do Milho

If you are going with your family for the golf vacation, Vale do Milho is the ideal destination for you. Not everybody in the family is an expert golfer. Thus, we must consider the requirements of all the members. The regulations of this course are more lax in terms of footwear and handicap. The course is designed in a simpler manner, which allows you to practice your swing or perfect your putt. Play the 9 holes of this course before stepping on to a more prestigious course.

O'Connor Jnr. Course

It is considered as complimentary to the Faldo course. Christy O’Connor Jnr designed this course, which features varied water features, that let you relax in the humid atmosphere of Algarve. You can also practice putting in the greens of this course along with short and long game in the practice areas. You can refine your game under the guidance of professional golfers.

Faldo course

When Nick Faldo designed this course, he posed a few challenges for the golfers. It demands the golfers to follow certain strategies to overcome the challenges and limestone bunkers. 18 professional holes with par 72 give ultimate satisfaction even to the mediocre golfers. You will find borders of native cacti and wild herbs. If you get too tired of facing the challenges of Faldo, a clubhouse is there to comfort you. It features nice changing rooms, a pro-shop and a brilliant restaurant and bar. During golfing, you can also enjoy lighter refreshments at the Greenside bar and café.

Alto Golf

This course was opened in the year 1991. Sir Thomas Henry Cotton designed Alto Golf with a notorious hole #16, which is also called “The Giant”. The challenge posed by this hole is so enormous that if you score a birdie, the course awards you with a certificate. Your name appears on a plaque in the club house. You will also find a brilliant clubhouse and a bar. The restaurant gives you breathtaking views over the fairway.

Onyria Palmares Golf Course

Being one of the most amazing golf courses, Onyria Palmares is situated on a hill which slopes down in the direction of Atlantic Ocean. Some holes are placed extremely close to the edge of water. The course is dotted by almond and fig trees. You will also find putting green and driving range along with a pro-shop and a restaurant.

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