Discover 5 Luxury Golf in the Algarve
Since the groundbreaking Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course at Penina was unveiled in 1966, the Algarve has become a premier attraction for golfers across Europe, drawing in tens of thousands each year to the immaculately presented courses in a refreshingly pleasant climate.
Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine each year, the Algarve is an ideal destination for a golf break, with many welcoming options being available. If you are searching for a touch of luxury in a perfect location, then a Tivoli hotel - owned by the Minor Hotels group - is a great place to start looking, featuring a portfolio of venues that include Tivoli Lagos, Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, Tivoli Marina Portimao, Tivoli Carvoeiro and Anantara Vilamoura.
These four- and five-star resorts are positioned within the Algarve, providing you with the opportunity to enjoy a mix of fantastic golf as well as relishing the local nightlife and culture.
Each of the hotels deliver spectacular accommodation with high quality amenities, offering a pathway to many of the finest courses within the Algarve. Showcasing what you can expect from this family of venues, we have taken a closer inspection at Tivoli Marina Vilamoura 5*, which is a fine example of the brand.
Surrounded by the iconic Vilamoura marina and its own beautifully secluded beach, 30 minutes west of Faro Airport, this modern styled hotel is an appealing base for any golf trip to the Algarve. Tivoli Marina boasts 383 grand rooms, all of which present sleekly designed modern furnishings and open balconies. Each room contains all the amenities you would expect to find in a venue of this standard, with accommodation including air-conditioning, satellite TV, internet and mini-bar.
Within the hotel are three restaurants, tucked away in the stunning gardens, serving guests a range of Portuguese cuisine. Earlier in the day, visitors will enjoy The Beach Club Bay, a spectacular setting for a relaxing drink that is highlighted by the breathtaking backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, with Tivoli Marina benefiting from large windows and towering glass ceilings, making for an open feel to the property.
Guests will also enjoy tranquillity at the Tivoli Spa, where you can fully indulge in the many on-site facilities, including a spa pool, two outdoor swimming pools, a health club with gym, sauna and Jacuzzi. Not a bad spot to unwind post-round.
The hotel is worth the visit alone, but you're here for the golf, and there is much to discover. Portugal Masters venue, the Victoria Course is nearby, as is the iconic Old Course, both of which offer a challenging but enjoyable round. You can also play the highly regarded Vilamoura Pinhal, Millennium, Laguna, in addition to Pestana Vila Sol, delivering the best of the Algarve, these all coming Highly Recommended on Golfshake.
Elsewhere, the Tivoli group has several other notable venues, including Tivoli Lagos 4*, which provides access to Morgado, Alamos, Salgados, Pinta, Gramacho, Alto, Penina Championship and Palmares golf courses, the 5* Tivoli Carvoeiro that is nestled in the cliffs, and the Tivoli Marina Portimao 4* that is just a short walk from the beachfront in a marina town. And not to forget the striking Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort 5*, which is sat adjacent to the Victoria Course.
Ultimately, there are many reasons why the Algarve is such a magical spot for golfers, including the library of courses and the heartwarming climate, not to mention the quality of the hospitality. Fortunately, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation options, but for something that extra special, a Tivoli venue is certainly worth considering.
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