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8 Great Holes You Need To Play While On A Golf Break In Algarve

A lot has changed in a span of 200 years. The game of golf, which was once played only in link courses has since then expanded his influence. Now, you’ll find golf courses created in the midst of pristine pine forests, beautiful valleys, mountain cliffs, and various other landscapes. Furthermore, golf course designers have used different landscapes to create golf holes that are visually pleasing to the eyes and equally challenging to the skill of the golfers. Golf enthusiasts are always on the lookout for new, challenging holes to play. In this article we present 8 great holes for you to try on a golf break in Algarve.

  1. The penultimate (17th) hole in the San Lorenzo Golf Course in Algarve is very popular among golf lovers. This hole designed by Joseph Lee is a long par-4 that has a lake running along on one side of the fairway. The Golf World Magazine named the San Lorenzo as one of the top 30 courses in Europe.

  2. Another must play hole is the 5th in the Ocean Golf Course in the city of Vale do Lobo. The legendary course designer, Sir Henry Cotton designed this wonderful course. The dogleg 5th hole (par-4) in this golf course is one of the toughest to conquer.

  3. Golf course holes that have many bunkers, water hazards, or similar obstacles are the most exciting to play. One such challenging hole is in the Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura. The par-5, 17th hole, designed by Arnold Palmer, has lakes bordering the hole.

  4. The 16th of the Vale do Lobo Royal Golf Course is a par-3, 235 yards hole sitting high on the red cliff. The green of this hole is so close to the cliff that a miss judged moderately powerful hit putt can push the ball off the cliff. This is a must play hole for golfers who take pride in their accurate strokes.

  5. One more must play cliff hole is the 9th of Pine Cliffs Golf Course in Algarve. This is a very tricky par-3 hole and is referred also as the ‘The Devil’s Parlour’.

  6. The 18th Monte Rei (North) Golf & Country Club in Algarve is a par-5, 501 yards hole considered as one of the finest layouts in the region. This wonderful course was designed by the legend Jack Nicklaus with the sole purpose of giving the golfing community a course that everyone would be delighted to play on.

  7. The Quinta da Ria Golf Course has many challenging holes, but the one that stands out is the par-5, 495 yards 16th hole. To get a par at the 16th hole, golfers need a powerful drive off the tee and an accurate shot game to reach the green.

  8. The 13th hole of the Penina Golf Course is a classic. Opened to the public in 1966, the Penina, designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton is the country’s first resort course. This one is a par-3, 202 yard hole with plenty of trees bordering the fairway.
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