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See the best profissional golfers around the world, from 23th to 27th October in Vilamoura, in Algarve: the Portugal Masters!

What is Portugal Masters?

Portugal Masters is the largest golf tournament in Portugal and one of the main tournaments of the European Tour, which takes place at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura, in Algarve. Moreover, the region of Algarve was considered the best golf destination in the world for 2020.

The tournament has been held since 2007 and is organized by the PGA European Tour (Professional Golfers Association of Europe). The Portugal Masters has a great media coverage and is watched by people of all ages. People around the world come to Algarve to enjoy the best this region has to offer at this time of the year, such as climate, landscapes, gastronomy and more!

Algarve, view of Dona Ana Beach in Lagos
Dona Ana Beach, Lagos

The world’s best professional golfers play at Portugal Masters. In these tournament they have the opportunity to receive prize money and improve their international ranking.

European Tour – Portugal Masters

The European Tour is one of the world’s main golf championships and is called the European “big league” of golf. In the European Tour, 47 tournaments are held in 31 different countries, inside and outside Europe. In Portugal there are two tournaments: the “Portugal Masters” in Vilamoura, in Algarve and the “GolfSixes Cascais”, in Cascais, near Lisbon.

Throughout the European Tour tournaments, players are accumulating points and looking to improve their ranking in the “Race to Dubai“. At the end of the season the top 50 players will play in a final tournament in Dubai, whose winner is then considered the best player in Europe!

Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura

The Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course is one of the best golf courses in the world, classified as “World Class Championship”. This course was designed by the American Arnold Palmer, who was one of the greatest golferes of all time. The course has 90 hectares, with the 18 holes located near the lakes and vegetation from Algarve region, such as almond trees, carob trees and olive trees.

In the turistic town of Vilamoura, where the Portugal Masters is located, there are excellent infrastructures such as hotels, restaurants, marina as well as other world class golf courses.

What happens in 2019 at the Portugal Masters? (Program)

The 2019 edition of Portugal Masters distributes around 2 million euros in prize money. Among the worldwide golf elite, we highlight:

  • English Lee Westwood, former world No. 1 and former rival of Tiger Woods;
  • German Martin Kaymer, former world number 1;
  • Irish Padraig Harrington, winner of several international titles, 15 of which on the European Tour;
  • British Matt Wallace winner of 4 European Tour titles;
  • The English Tom Lewis and the Danish Lucas Bjerregaard, respectively, winners of the Portugal Masters of 2018 and 2017;
  • Ricardo Gouveia and Pedro Figueiredo, among other Portuguese golfers.

Note: Due to possible future changes in the program, consider the official website below.

Date: 23-27 October 2019

Location: Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course – Vilamoura (Loulé) – Algarve

More information: www.portugalmasters.pt/en

What happened in 2018 at the Portugal Masters?

The 2018 edition of Portugal Masters was followed by thounsands of fans oh the golf. Of the professional golfers in the 2018, we highlights: Tom Lewis (England), who won the tournament, Sergio Garcia (Spain), Pádraig Harrington (Ireland), Danny Willett (England), Lucas Bjerregaard (Denmark) and Ricardo Melo Gouveia (Portugal).

What to do near the event in Vilamoura?


Play Golf in the Algarve: BEST GOLF DESTINATION IN THE WORLD!

The Algarve has been honored as the 2020’s Best Golf Destination in the World by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).

Algarve has received several international awards related to golf, due to its good golf courses. The region has excellent facilities to support this sport (hotels, golf courses and more), ease of access to Faro airport and good value for money. Moreover, Algarve has mild climate, beautiful landscapes, good gastronomy and renowned portuguese hospitality. All of these, make the Algarve region the most desirable golf destination, that receive many professionals and golf lovers (with their families), especially from abroad.

Most Wanted GOLF COURSES IN ALGARVE

The Algarve region has around fifty quality golf courses, part of them world class. For example, we highlight the following courses:

  • in Vilamoura: Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Old Golf Club Course, Millennium Golf Course, Pinhal Golf Course and Laguna Golf Course;
  • Quinta do Lago: Quinta do Lago Sul, Laranjal Golf Course and San Lorenzo Golf Course;
  • Vale do Lobo: Ocean Golf Course and Royal Golf Course;
  • in Vila Nova de Cancela (Vila Real de Santo António): the Monte Rei Golf Course.

Other activities in Algarve

In the Algarve you can enjoy excellent weather, beautiful landscapes, rich historical heritage, diverse cultural offer and great food. This region is the ideal place for a pleasant family vacation or to live all year round. So find out what are the Best things to do in Algarve!

Algarve View of the sea and cliff where Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse is located in Lagos
Ponta da Piedade, Lagos

Sports in Algarve: What to play during the vacations

An increasingly number of Portuguese and foreign tourists seek the Algarve to play sports or to attend sports competitions such as golf, water sports (surfing, sailing and others), tennis, football, athletics, horseback riding, motorsport, motorcycling and biking. The region has great climatic conditions and high-quality facilities for sports activities throughout the year. See the Sports in Algarve: What to play during the vacations.

The Most Stunning Beaches in Algarve

This region has more than one hundred beaches along 125 miles (200 km) of coastline. Here you will find stunning beaches of clear sand, bathed by clear and calm waters, some are smaller and surrounded by cliffs and caves and other are larger and flat. Learn more about The Most Stunning Beaches in Algarve.

Algarve View of Meia Praia beach in Lagos
Meia Praia Beach, Lagos

PLACES TO VISIT IN ALGARVE

Visit Portimão

Portimão is very popular for its restaurants, bars and nightlife, as well as the excellent beaches and Marina. Also known for the famous road and rail bridges over the Arade River and for its Riverside. In addition to the importance of the tourist industry, it should be noted that the city is also a relevant fishing center. See the Self-guided walking tour in Portimão.

Detail of the structure of the fish baskets along the Arade River at the Museu de Portimão
Fish baskets in front of the Portimão Museum

Location: Portimão (32 miles, 52 km, 45 min from Vilamoura)

Visit Lagos

Located next to a wide bay, Lagos is a city full of life, especially at night. So, here you can enjoy the various pedestrian streets, many restaurants and cafes, craft shops and urban art, that invites for a walk. Lagos is also famous for the beautiful surrounding beaches with cliffs and caves. See the Self-guided walking tour in Lagos.

Algarve, view of the bay from the Forte da Ponte da Bandeira in Lagos
View of the Bay from the Forte da Ponte da Bandeira, Lagos

Location: Lagos (48 miles, 77 km, 55 min from Vilamoura)

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