Three exceptional golf resorts and three championship courses... take your pick for 2018.
For the last 50 years, JJW's outstanding range of resorts have been leading the way in Portuguese golf holidays and luxury getaways. Take a look at what's available for your next Algarve escape.
Dona Filipa Hotel
Newly refurbished to the highest standards of luxury, the hotel (pictured above) blends modern design with classic Portuguese style and elegance, and boasts: two stunning restaurants, numerous lounges, a winter garden, brand-new swimming pool, fully-supervised kids club, ATP tennis courts, games room, and exclusive private beach area. The hotel also offers guests the chance to play its two award-winning courses, Pinheiros Altos and San Lorenzo.
Formosa Park Apartment Hotel
Nestled in the picturesque Ria Formosa nature reserve, the hotel offers superb family vacations, golfing breaks and beach holidays. Guests have access to the award-winning San Lorenzo and Pinheiros Altos courses, while the Blue Flag Ancão beach is one minute away. The hotel also boasts a plush bar, restaurant, lounge area, pools and a myriad amenities.
Penina Hotel & Golf Resort
Set within 360 acres of perfect grasslands and natural beauty, this traditional five-star resort leads the way in high-class service, Portuguese charm and exceptional golf, and offers: seven restaurants and bars, ATP tennis courts, fully supervised kids club, oversized swimming pool, full-size football pitch, sauna and 24- hour fitness centre... as well as an inviting bar and restaurant on nearby Alvor Beach.
The Sir Henry Cotton Championship course at Penina
Known as one of the region's most challenging – and satisfying – courses, this 10-time Portuguese Open host is as unforgiving as it is beautiful. Flanked by streams, ditches and water hazards, it is maintained to the highest standard... and boasts an array of subtle slopes, elevated greens and stunning scenery. Pinheiros Altos course A 27-hole championship course that offers varying levels of difficulty through three nine- hole loops that make up 18 sublime holes. Located next to extensive unspoilt beaches and the expansive Atlantic Ocean, it is also one of the most prestigious golf academies in Europe, and features an extensive range of state-of-the-art technology and facilities.
San Lorenzo course
Voted one of the best in Europe for over 30 years, the course is located within the protected Ria Formosa Nature Park and estuary, and boasts fairways that run alongside saltwater marshes, freshwater lagoons and the cooling Atlantic. Constructed in a flowing figure of eight, San Lorenzo delivers hole after hole of challenging and entertaining golf.