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Tag: Portugal

Penha Longa Resort Review

You don’t get a much better setting in Portugal than at the Penha Longa Resort where a luxurious hotel and accompanying 27-hole golf course nestles in the middle of one of Europe’s most spectacular parks. read more ...


Visit Cascais in Portugal Launches Innovative Golf Passport

There’s good news for golfers travelling to Lisbon looking to play a group of courses in the vicinity. The nearby town of Cascais, just 40 minutes along the coast from the Portuguese capital and home to several top courses, is launching a Golf Passport to make multi-round tee-time bookings faster and cheaper. read more ...


What Makes Amendoeira Golf Resort a Must Visit

Located within the Monchique Mountains of the Algarve, the spectacular Amendoeira Golf Resort has become one of Portugal's most glittering jewels. Featuring the dramatic Faldo Course and the tranquil O'Connor Course, this destination is quite the paradise retreat for visiting golfers. read more ...


Sustainability Drives The Future at Dom Pedro Golf

Last week's Portugal Masters was a celebration for both the winner Jordan Smith on the Victoria Course, but also for Dom Pedro itself as the resort cemented its reputation as a pioneer in sustainable golf. read more ...


Dom Pedro Victoria Course Ready to Host Portugal Masters

It's set to be another great week at the Portugal Masters as the DP World Tour makes its return to the acclaimed Dom Pedro Victoria, which is looking in great shape for the tournament. read more ...


Golf's Greatest Holes Moves to Portugal For Series 2

If you enjoyed Golf's Greatest Holes featuring Paul McGinley and Chris Hollins playing across the spectacular Island of Ireland, then you can now look forward to the guys showcasing destinations throughout Portugal in a six-part second series that will be broadcast early next year. read more ...


Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course Reopens After Refurbishment

The Laguna Golf Course at Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection has opened its doors again following extensive work to improve the overall quality of the course as part of a new dimension to the resort’s well-renowned golfing portfolio. read more ...


What Makes Penina Golf Resort a Timeless Jewel in The Algarve

The Algarve boasts a variety of spectacular golf courses that will live long in the memory. Perhaps the most famous of all is Penina, designed by the legendary Henry Cotton. It was also the first course to be built in the Algarve. And while many others have since been created, Penina has stood the test of time and remains a must-play for anybody visiting the region.   read more ...


Reviewing The Praia D'El Rey Resort Golf Experience

There seems to be no stopping the growing popularity of the Praia D’El Rey Resort situated north of Lisbon in Portugal. We have visited on a number of occasions and now, as West Cliffs celebrates its fifth anniversary, it’s time to take another look. read more ...


Palmares Ocean Living and Golf Review

The Western Algarve has an authentic feel of true Portugal. Here you will find some charming beach resorts, a lively town with bars, restaurants galore and some good quality golf courses. Standing out is Palmares Ocean Living and Golf, which is without doubt one of the best golf locations in Europe. read more ...


Quinta da Marinha Hotel Secures Global Accolades

Portugal's Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel has received two global accolades from Tripadvisor, recognising it as being among the top one per cent of hotels worldwide. read more ...


12 Reasons to Visit Quinta do Lago Resort

Looking for a luxury golf break in the sunshine? The Quinta do Lago Resort on Portugal’s Algarve coast is hard to beat for its combination of great golf, superb accommodation and dining set in a stunning location. With easy transport links to Faro’s airport it is perfect for groups, couples and families alike. read more ...


Golf Paradise of Madeira Has Best Beaches in Europe

Golfers are drawn to the spectacular island destination of Madeira for the superb courses and climate, but an international survey has just confirmed another appeal of the Portuguese archipelago; it boasts two of the best three beaches in Europe. read more ...


Reviewing The Complete Quinta do Lago Golf Experience

Golf writer Andy Waple has been visiting Quinta do Lago for decades, witnessing first-hand its continued development and improvement. Returning during the resort's 50th anniversary, Andy reviews the complete golf experience on offer at this gem in Portugal. read more ...


The Ultimate Travel Experience at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

The Eastern Algarve is often overlooked by golfers who flock to Portugal in their droves to enjoy a few rounds in the sun. The number one destination among the cluster of venues is Monte Rei Golf and Country Club, which features one of the finest courses in Europe, complemented by a range of top quality accommodation and dining options. read more ...


Spectacular Praia D'El Rey Golf Resort Reports Surge of Bookings

The truly spectacular Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort is more popular than ever before, with the venue reporting a double-digit growth in bookings this spring compared to pre-lockdown levels in 2019 as golfers flock to Portugal's Silver Coast. read more ...


Why You Must Plan a Trip to Play Golf in The Algarve

With an enticing climate, sandy beaches, and a wide collection of outstanding golf venues, the Algarve is seldom topped for visiting golfers. When it comes to accommodation, the Tivoli Hotel collection can act as the optimal base, where they are linked with surrounding golf courses. read more ...


Combine Golf & Football in Lisbon This Easter

If you love golf and football, then Lisbon is the destination for you this Easter, with the opportunity to sample award-winning golf and a ticket to watch one of the most iconic fixtures in Europe. read more ...


7 Golf Resorts in Europe That Every Golfer Should Visit

The latest Golfshake Survey asked golfers to rank their favourite European resorts and the community did not disappoint with their selections. Here are seven of the very best resorts available in Europe - all of which you should consider experiencing in the future. read more ...


Why Aroeira Golf Resort is The Perfect Golf Getaway

2022 could be the perfect time to plan a golfing getaway to Portugal, including the 36-hole Aroeira Golf Resort, which has showcased its new on-site hotel in a stunning location just south of Lisbon. Andy Waple reports on the destination for us. read more ...


How a European Tour Golf Course is Made Tournament Ready

The Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course has long been considered a jewel in the crown of the Algarve, a stunning design that is renowned for hosting the Portugal Masters. Rui Grave, Head Greenkeeper at Dom Pedro, described the process involved to provide the grandest stage possible to both visiting holidaymakers and leading stars of the European Tour. read more ...


Tremendous Field Prepares to Compete at Portugal Masters

Two former champions of the Portugal Masters - Andy Sullivan and Steven Brown - will be present for this year’s tournament, as the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course prepares to host the event for the 15th edition. There are further former champions too, with George Coetzee - last year’s winner - Lucas Bjerregaard and Alex Levy all scheduled to tee it up in the Portuguese sun. read more ...


Sunshine, Views, Golf: Welcome to The Algarve

The Algarve epitomises golf in Portugal but this wasn’t the case prior to the 1960s when this region was turned into a golfer and tourist’s dream following heavy redevelopment. There are plenty of golf courses in the area with a collection of five-star hotels and other outstanding accommodation options on offer too - including the fantastic Pestana Hotel & Resort Group. read more ...


Quinta da Marinha Completes Extensive Renovation

Quinta da Marinha has invested in its luxurious holiday villas to offer golfers the perfect blend of privacy, opulence and contemporary and stylish interior decor to accompany golfing trips. read more ...


Why Madeira is a Special Destination For Golf

Renowned for its beauty and spectacular scenery, the tropical island of Madeira has become increasingly celebrated for its qualities as a golf destination, offering visitors immaculate courses that take full advantage of the year-round summer climate, making it an attractive prospect for anyone in search of an unforgettable experience. read more ...


The Algarve is Ready to Welcome Back UK Golfers

Golfers have missed the option for travel during the past year, but many will now be looking forward and planning their next trip to the glorious sunshine of the Algarve, which opens up again to visitors from the UK on May 17. read more ...


The Perfect Place to Stay & Play Golf in Portugal

Portugal is an oasis for golfers, the Algarve has developed into one of Europe's most revered destinations, renowned for its immaculate climate and stunning courses. There are many pathways to access this treasure, among them is the NAU Hotels & Resorts group, the perfect place to start, with a selection of venues to discover on your next golf holiday. read more ...


Oura Praia Hotel - The Heart of the Algarve

The Algarve is a magisterial destination for golfers, renowned for its vast collection of courses, the quality of its accommodation, and the friendly climate. If you truly want to experience the heart of this jewel in the European golf landscape, then Oura Praia Hotel is a sure way to reach it. read more ...


Vila Gale Hotels - Gateway to Golf in the Algarve

For golfers throughout Europe, the Algarve is considered the ultimate destination, combining stunning courses with acclaimed hospitality and a perfect climate. A Vila Gale Hotel is a great way to start, boasting prime locations with venues situated within close proximity to popular courses, restaurants and tourist attractions. read more ...


Quinta do Lago to Revamp Acclaimed South Course

Regarded as one of the finest layouts in Europe, Quinta do Lago's South Course is to be revamped through a significant €7m golf course investment programme that is being introduced at the popular venue this summer. read more ...


Keep Dreaming of Golf in the Algarve

Golf and travel has been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn't mean our imaginations need to be similarly inhibited. Keep dreaming is the theme of a new video produced by Visit Golf Algarve, showcasing the magic of this region, which has grown into a revered destination. read more ...


Experience the Spectacular Magic of Praia D'El Rey

Portugal is blessed with many revered destinations for golfers, but none are more spectacular than Praia D’El Rey, which is simply magical. Situated 50 miles to the north of the stunning capital city of Lisbon, this wonderful venue boasts two 18-hole courses that rank among the finest in Europe. read more ...


Discover 5* Luxury Golf in the Algarve

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. read more ...


Stunning Amendoeira Resort Hosts Tournament Golf College

Stars of the future have enrolled to consume some valuable lessons as part of the Tournament Golf College training camp at Amendoeira Golf Resort, which is a unique combination of academic studies and golf development with a variety of degrees available to study with a view to a career in the golf industry. read more ...


Night Golf at Amendoeira Resort VLOG

The Amendoeira Resort is a jewel in the crown of the Algarve, featuring the acclaimed Faldo and O'Connor Courses, but part of what makes this venue distinct is the 9-Hole Academy Course which can be played under the floodlights! Golfshake's Kevin Paver and Ryan Rastall grasped at the opportunity to experience Night Golf. read more ...


Amendoeira Golf Resort - O'Connor Course VLOG

Alongside the strategic Faldo Course, the O'Connor Course is a fine complement, featuring lakes that provide both an appealing aesthetic and stiff challenge throughout the entire course. During a visit to Amendoeira, Golfshake's Kevin Paver and Ryan Rastall experienced the O'Connor for themselves, sharing their round in the above VLOG. read more ...


Kick Start 2020 With Golfshake's Season Starter Tuition Series

At Golfshake, we are determined to help you Play More & Play Better, so there is no better timeto reveal our new 'Season Starter' tuition series hosted by renowned PGA Professional, Ryan Rastall, filmed on location at the spectacular Amendoeira Resort in the Algarve. read more ...


The Algarve Named Best Golf Destination in Prestigious Awards

The Algarve's renowned status as a supreme paradise for golfers has only been enhanced after the region in southern Portugal was named as IAGTO Golf Destination of the Year for 2020. read more ...


Discover the New South Course at Monte Rei

The North Course at Monte Rei is widely regarded as being among the finest in Portugal. But it will soon be joined by the Jack Nicklaus South Course. Golfshake's Kevin Paver recently visited this acclaimed venue and learned more about the golf course design and construction process. read more ...


Monte Rei North Course Feature Review

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is home to a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, and is consistently rated as the best in Portugal. Golfshake's Kevin Paver visited to find out more and experience this revered layout for himself. read more ...


Quinta do Lago Laranjal Course Feature Review

The Laranjal is the newest course to join the Quinta do Lago family. Opening in 2009, it was awarded ‘Best Golf Course’ at the Portuguese Travel Awards in 2011. Golfshake's Kevin Paver describes the experience of playing this layout. read more ...


Quinta do Lago North Course Feature Review

The North Course at Quinta do Lago was often seen as the poor relation to its neighbouring South Course, but that was until it was totally revamped in 2014. For Golfshake's Kevin Paver, it may now even be the number one. read more ...


Quinta do Lago South Course Feature Review

Quinta do Lago's South Course is rated Highly Recommended on Golfshake is among the Algarve's most revered venues, having previously been a host of the Portuguese Open. Golfshake's Kevin Paver had a chance to play this striking layout and shares his thoughts. read more ...


The Best Golf Course You Have Played

What is the best golf course that you have played? It's a classic conversation starter in the clubhouse. For a bit of fun, we asked the Golfshake Ambassadors & Staff to share their favourites, with an explanation for why. See if you agree with their picks. read more ...


West Cliffs & Praia D'el Rey Stay & Play VLOG

Golfshake's Kevin Paver took a trip to Portugal and the 'Silver Coast' for a stay and play at Praia D'el Rey and West Cliffs, staying at the Praia D'el Rey Marriot. His VLOG showcases a truly breathtaking venue and one that will surely have you adding it to the list! read more ...


Golf on the Troia Peninsula

The Troia Peninsula in Portugal is home to a striking Robert Trent Jones Sr designed course and many other attractions, including fine dining, casinos, Roman Ruins and horse riding. Andy Waple takes a closer look at the region for us. read more ...


Golf in the Algarve Delivers Value for Money

When planning a golf holiday, finding value for money is always a consideration, and according to the latest Post Office survey, the Algarve will deliver that on and off the golf course. read more ...


Guide to Golf at JJW Hotels in the Algarve

When to accomodation, golf and the Algarve, JJW Hotels are a huge part of that story. We take a closer look at the venues and given an insight behind what you can expect from a golf break to an incredible destination in Portugal. read more ...


59 Shooter Oliver Fisher Made Honorary Member at Victoria Course

Dom Pedro's Victoria Golf Course witnessed a piece of history during the Portugal Masters when Oliver Fisher shot the first round of 59 on the European Tour, and celebrate that achievement, the Englishman has been made an honorary member. read more ...


Social Media Reporter Witnesses History at Portugal Masters

History was made on Friday at the Portugal Masters as England's Oli Fisher shot the first 59 on the European Tour. Golfshake Member Neal Gladwin has been enjoying a magical week as Dom Pedro's Social Media Reporter, and he was able to witness the historic moment in person. We caught up with him to discover what it was like. read more ...


Guide to Golf at Quinta do Lago & Magnolia Hotel

Quinta do Lago is one of the most popular destinations for golfers who choose to visit Portugal. We take a closer look at this spectacular venue and its three golf courses. read more ...


Algarve's Dom Pedro Ready to Host Portugal Masters

Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection in The Algarve is ready to host this week's Portugal Masters on the Victoria Golf Course, with a host of major champions, including Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington, Charl Schwartzel, Angel Cabrera, Jose Maria Olazabal and Danny Willett bringing a touch of star quality to this spectacular destination. read more ...


Guide to Algarve Golf at Pestana Resort

Since the game was introduced to the region half a century ago, Portugal and the Algarve has become synonymous with golf travel and providing an experience that is arguably unmatched. Discover what it's like to experience the Pestana hotels and why they are the ideal gateway to sampling golf in the Algarve. read more ...


10 of the Best Golf Holiday Destinations in Spain and Portugal

Spain and Portugal are without doubt two of the most brilliant countries in terms of golfing destinations in Europe. Before making a final decision on where your next golf holiday will take you, why not glance over our list of 10 of the best resorts across the two nations. read more ...


West Cliffs Receives Further Acclaim as World's Best New Course

Portugal's breathtaking West Cliffs Golf Links has been gathering numerous accolades since opening earlier this year, and it has just been named the 'world's best new golf course' by Square Mile magazine, coming weeks after it took the same acclaim from the 2017 World Golf Awards. read more ...


West Cliffs in Portugal Named World's Best New Golf Course

Portugal's West Cliffs Golf Links has been well received since its official unveiling earlier this year, and it has enhanced its reputation even further after being named the 'World's Best New Golf Course' at the 2017 World Golf Awards. read more ...


Golf in the Algarve Breaks Visitor Records

The Algarve has been a popular golf destination for half a century, and it's significant standing is only continuing to develop as vistor levels have risen to even greater levels in 2017 with previous records having been smashed. read more ...


Amendoeira's Faldo Course to Host EuroPro Tour Finale

Popular destination in the Algarve, Amendoeira Golf Resort is getting set to host the HotelPlanner.com EuroPro Tour Championship for the first time. read more ...


West Cliffs in Portugal Receives Environmental Accolades

West Cliffs Golf Links has already garnered significant attention since it was unveiled earlier this year, and the accolades continue to gather, with the venue being singled out for praise by the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) after becoming a GEO Certified® Development - and the first course in Europe to complete its OnCourse Developments programme. read more ...


5 of the Best Resorts to Visit in Portugal

Portugal is a haven for golfers. It is a perfect place to take the family too, with hundreds of miles of unspoilt beaches, hotels to suit all pockets and amazing local drink and cuisine. And as an added bonus, the Portuguese are a friendly, hospitable people who make tourists feel welcome. Here, we look at five of the best courses/resorts. read more ...


West Cliffs in Portugal in Running for Best New Golf Course

The visually stunning West Cliffs Golf Links in Portugal, which has recently been unveiled, is now receiving wider recognition after being shortlisted by the 2017 World Golf Awards as being potentially the world's best new golf course. read more ...


Acclaimed West Cliffs Destined for the Top in Portugal

West Cliffs Golf Links was unveiled to significant acclaim this month, with the project being widely tipped to become regarded as the finest course in Portugal. read more ...


Eagerly Anticipated West Cliffs Resort in Portugal Opens Clubhouse

The eagerly anticipated West Cliffs Golf Links Resort in Portugal is preparing for its official launch next month with the opening of a striking, eco-friendly clubhouse. read more ...


Bespoke Package Launched at Stunning Macdonald Portugal Resort

For golfers looking to combine the highest quality with the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the game's leading professionals, Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa, the five-star Portuguese development located in the Serra de Monchique Mountains, has launched an eye-catching bespoke ‘Champions Package’ to celebrate the Open de Portugal having returned to The European Tour’s schedule after a seven-year absence.  read more ...


Five-Star Boutique Hotel Opens at Award-Winning Algarve Resort

Following much anticipation, the five-star boutique hotel at the Algarve's celebrated Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort has finally been opened. read more ...


Portugal's Largest Course Operator Expands Accomodation Options

The largest golf management company in Portugal, Lisbon Golf has expanded its hotel accomodation options following the redevelopment of the popular Tryp Costa Caparica and the inclusion of the widely regarded Casa Palmela. read more ...


Combine Golf and Football with Portugal Derby and Golf Weekend Package

Sport lovels across Europe will be intrigued to discover that they can once again combine golf and football due to the return of ORIZONTE - Lisbon Golf's popular 'Derby & Golf Weekend' package in April. read more ...


Stunning Dye Golf Course Opens in Portugal

Portugal's most eagerly anticipated golf course will officially open this June. West Cliffs has been designed by Cynthia Dye, of the internationally respected golf architecture firm Dye Designs. read more ...


Dramatic Increase to Portugal Golf Bookings

Portugal's largest golf course management company, Lisbon Golf is set for another successful season, after seeing its international bookings increase by over 20% last year. read more ...


Troia Golf Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picknan recently visited the Algarve and experienced the stunning and challenging Troia Golf Championship Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior. Take a look at his review and thoughts. read more ...


Play in Tournaments at World's Most Beautiful Courses

If you're a member of a club under the umbrella of World of Leading Golf (WLG), you will have the unique opportunity next year to play in a series of tournaments on some of the planet's most beautiful courses. read more ...


Quinta da Marinha Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picknan recently experienced the stunning Quinta da Marinha resort in Portugal. Take a look at his review of the course and beautiful hotel and spa facilities on offer. read more ...


Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort Feature Review

Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort is a stunning 27-hole complex in the Algarve. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picknan recently visited the resort and experienced all it has to offer. Here is his detailed Feature Review. read more ...



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