Penha Longa Alantico, Lisbon, Portugal

  Penha Longa Atlántico is another one of Europe's best golf courses. Integrated within the luxury Penha Longa resort near Sintra, the 72 Atlântico course sits within a protected natural reserve overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Penha Longa's was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, who took full advantage of the spectacular setting and designed exceptional layout. Penha Longa sits on an exposed plateau and when gusts are funneled across the mountains. The par-five 6th is a signature hole, a picture postcard green framed by a lake and a centuries-old aqueduct and castle tower.

Penha Longa Atlántico is another one of Europe's best golf courses. Integrated within the luxury Penha Longa resort near Sintra, the 72 Atlântico course sits within a protected natural reserve overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Penha Longa's was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, who took full advantage of the spectacular setting and designed exceptional layout. Penha Longa sits on an exposed plateau and when gusts are funneled across the mountains. The par-five 6th is a signature hole, a picture postcard green framed by a lake and a centuries-old aqueduct and castle tower.

Oitavos Dunes, Lisbon, Portugal

  The world-class Oitavos Dunes is a stunning natural links golf course designed by Arthur Hills. The course is located in a natural park situated between Cascais and the hills of Sintra. Oitavos is a course that has been designed to take advantage of its environment and sea views through the pine wood forest which surrounds all its holes. The superb design and immaculate condition makes this Lisbon’s finest course. The modern 5-star Oitavos Hotel is a Sophisticated Golfer top recommendation for golf travel accommodations near Lisbon.

The world-class Oitavos Dunes is a stunning natural links golf course designed by Arthur Hills. The course is located in a natural park situated between Cascais and the hills of Sintra. Oitavos is a course that has been designed to take advantage of its environment and sea views through the pine wood forest which surrounds all its holes. The superb design and immaculate condition makes this Lisbon’s finest course. The modern 5-star Oitavos Hotel is a Sophisticated Golfer top recommendation for golf travel accommodations near Lisbon.

Quinta Do Lago, Algavre, Portugal

  Quinta do Lago South Course has played host to the Portuguese Open 8 times. Designed in 1974 by William Mitchell, who raised the bar by introducing American-standard greens, tees and bunkers to the Algarve, it soon gained a reputation as one of the foremost courses in Europe and remains to this day one of the flagship European Tour Courses. The favorite course of many European tour players, it’s set amongst umbrella pines, lakes and wild flowers, overlooking the spectacular scenery of the Ria Formosa National Park.

Quinta do Lago South Course has played host to the Portuguese Open 8 times. Designed in 1974 by William Mitchell, who raised the bar by introducing American-standard greens, tees and bunkers to the Algarve, it soon gained a reputation as one of the foremost courses in Europe and remains to this day one of the flagship European Tour Courses. The favorite course of many European tour players, it’s set amongst umbrella pines, lakes and wild flowers, overlooking the spectacular scenery of the Ria Formosa National Park.

Quinta De Cima, Algavre, Portugal

  This sister course to the also impressive Quinta da Ria is one of true Championship character. Quinta de Cima is set in rolling land dotted with almond trees. The course features open fairways and well-placed bunkers. The area around Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria golf coures is located in protected national reserve surrounded by the sea and the Algarvean mountains.

This sister course to the also impressive Quinta da Ria is one of true Championship character. Quinta de Cima is set in rolling land dotted with almond trees. The course features open fairways and well-placed bunkers. The area around Quinta de Cima and Quinta da Ria golf coures is located in protected national reserve surrounded by the sea and the Algarvean mountains.

Oceanico Old Course, Algavre, Portugal

  Situated in the heart of Vilamoura 20-minute drive from Faro airport, it’s one of the oldest in the region and renowned all over the golfing world. The ‘Grande Dame’ of Algarve courses, it meanders throughout impressive pine trees over gently undulating natural terrain. This course opened in 1969 and was designed by Frank Pennink.

Situated in the heart of Vilamoura 20-minute drive from Faro airport, it’s one of the oldest in the region and renowned all over the golfing world. The ‘Grande Dame’ of Algarve courses, it meanders throughout impressive pine trees over gently undulating natural terrain. This course opened in 1969 and was designed by Frank Pennink.

Monte Rei Golf Club, Algavre, Portugal

  Monte Rei is located in the eastern Algarve among a rugged landscape studded with cork oak and olive trees. The course is within striking distance of the coast and an assortment of resorts and amenities, although Sophisticated Golfer recommends staying in the on-site villas taking advantage of the excellent five-star clubhouse facilities. The undulating 18-hole par-72 layout is just one of a handful of Jack Nicklaus signature courses in Europe.

Monte Rei is located in the eastern Algarve among a rugged landscape studded with cork oak and olive trees. The course is within striking distance of the coast and an assortment of resorts and amenities, although Sophisticated Golfer recommends staying in the on-site villas taking advantage of the excellent five-star clubhouse facilities. The undulating 18-hole par-72 layout is just one of a handful of Jack Nicklaus signature courses in Europe.

San Lorenzo Golf Course, Algarve, Portugal

  One of the most popular golf courses in Portugal and finest in Europe, San Lorenzo Golf course enjoys a magnificent location on the exclusive Quinta do Lago estate in the Algarve. Designed by Joe Lee, the course is laid out in a figure of eight. San Lorenzo is surrounded by some of the most appealing landscapes in the Algarve: the serene Ria Formosa estuary, with its shallow lagoons and golden beaches, provides a suitably beguiling backdrop. The course is only open to Sophisticated Golfer’s clients staying at the glamorous Dona Filipa Hotel.

One of the most popular golf courses in Portugal and finest in Europe, San Lorenzo Golf course enjoys a magnificent location on the exclusive Quinta do Lago estate in the Algarve. Designed by Joe Lee, the course is laid out in a figure of eight. San Lorenzo is surrounded by some of the most appealing landscapes in the Algarve: the serene Ria Formosa estuary, with its shallow lagoons and golden beaches, provides a suitably beguiling backdrop. The course is only open to Sophisticated Golfer’s clients staying at the glamorous Dona Filipa Hotel.