A Brief Overview Of Great Faro Hotels And Golf Resorts
While the Algarve continues to be one of the top golfing destinations in Portugal, if not in Europe, the area around Faro, in particular, is blessed with a number of incredible golf resorts and hotels. In this article, we will shine a light on a few of these, particularly for people who are wanting to undertake a golfing trip to the region in the near future.
The course at San Lorenzo near Faro is a particular favorite in the area. This par 72 course plays over 6800 yards and was designed by the world famous golfing architect, Joseph Lee. The course itself has simply stunning views and is set amongst a number of different bodies of water including lakes and lagoons. Naturally, these form part of the hazards out on the course. On-site facilities include all the necessary practice areas, a pro shop as well as a golf pro for golfing lessons. For golfers wanting to stay near the course, look no further than the 5-star Dona Filipa hotel.
Quinta do Lago Resort – Laranjal
One of the top 100 courses in Europe, Quinta do Lago is a golfers dream. Not only will you find one course here, but in fact, three! These are the North, South, and the Laranjal course. Laranjal is perhaps the one most favoured by visiting golfers. This is for a number of reasons including its well-kept state no matter which season you visit. It has another advantage that draws in the golfers from all over the world – it was voted the best course in Portugal in 2011. Of course, for golfers only wanting to play a couple of courses during their stay, basing themselves at the Quinta do Lago resort makes complete sense as not only is golfing a priority but also activities for other family members.
Vale do Lobo Resort, Royal and Ocean Courses
Another excellent location for golfers who want to play more than one course during the holiday but not venture too far from their resort, Vale do Lobo has two golfing options – the Royal course and the Ocean course. The Royal course, in particular, is often thought to be one of the most visually stunning in the country. Set along the Atlantic Ocean, the course is set upon steep cliffs high above the seas. With this location, the wind plays a major factor during most rounds, unless you start very early in the morning. The Ocean course offers a links format. The Vale do Lobo resort is one of the most popular in Faro and has something for everyone including beaches, swimming pools, a wellness centre, art gallery and numerous entertainment options in the form of bars and restaurants.