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Discover 3 Magical Golf Destinations in The Algarve

By: Golfshake Editor | Fri 13 Jan 2023

Portugal is a beloved holiday destination for golfers who are drawn by its fantastic climate, immaculate beaches and wonderfully presented golf courses.

Considering its widespread appeal, there is gratefully hardly a shortage of accommodation and travel options to meet any budget and requirement. Essentially; you can't really get it wrong when coming here, but you can also get it very right.

Among the most acclaimed options to ponder, the Pestana Group boasts many renowned venues throughout the Algarve and beyond, offering peace and tranquility while remaining accessible to everything else you could hope for.

Our travel partners, Golfbreaks, have described what you can expect from a Pestana Hotel: "Along with the fantastic sunny weather in Portugal, and so much to see and do, it’s little wonder that they consistently gain new customers every year, with our golfers returning time and time again."

That does sound rather fabulous.

So, providing a little bit of insight behind what you can expect (and potentially connecting you to a golf break for this year), we take a closer look at three of the Pestana standouts in the Algarve.

Pestana Dom Joao II

Pestana Dom Joao

Overlooking the spectacular Alvor beach, Pestana Dom Joao II is a luxurious venue that offers sea views from many of its 257 rooms, which range from from Deluxe to Deluxe Superior Sea View.

There are superb restaurants to enjoy, while guests will also benefit from a range of facilities that include its own saltwater swimming pools, mini golf, sauna and Turkish baths.

Perhaps the highlight - and ideal for those looking to unwind - is Dom Joao’s Magic Spa. With a vast range of aroma body massages, treatments and stress escapes, this spa has everything you need and more.

Pestana Alvor Praia


Boasting a quiet location ten miles from the fishing town of Alvor, the Pestana Alvor Praia overlooks the picturesque Tres Irmaos beach and is ideal for those who want to experience the many fantastic golf courses in the western Algarve.

Notably, and certainly unique, guests can transport themselves on the beach elevator that will take you directly down to meet the ambiance of those sands.

Guests are given the pleasing choice of either a picturesque garden view room, or a magnificent sea view room, while the Almofariz restaurant offers an authentic collection of exquisite Portuguese, Italian and international dishes.

Pestana Carvoeiro

Pestana Golf

Showcasing a family of townhouses and villas, Pestana Carvoeiro is a resort that presents a diversity of activities, including two golf courses on-site, a tennis academy, swimming pools and even a 5-a-side football pitch.

There are 115 apartments and 169 villas, all comfortable, brightly decorated, and set in pristine maintained gardens to offer a true sense of escape. Guests can dine at two restaurants, which feature outdoor terraces, allowing you to take in the stunning views over the golf course while you eat.

Once you're done exploring the town and beaches (or playing a round of golf or two), the venue's indoor heated pool, sauna and jacuzzi are the perfect tonic to unwind.

The Golf Courses

Silves Golf Course

Each of the three destinations benefit from having a wonderful range of courses on their doorstep. The Pinta Golf Course is renowned for its fabulous condition, benefiting from state-of-the-art imported Bermuda grass and presenting a series of challenging water hazards.

Alto Golf Course offers stunning views of the bay of Lagos and was the last course designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton and delivers a test for all standards of golfer. 

Perhaps a standout for those who value the setting and tranquility of a round is the Silves Golf Course, which offers spectacular mountain and valley views that surround the immaculately presented holes.


Pestana Golfbreaks

Portugal - and the Algarve - is an exceptional paradise for golfers, with so much variety available, but the Pestana Group is definitely an option that should appeal to many.

For more information on these resorts and more, please visit Golfbreaks.

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