Best golf courses: Portimao

Portimao: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Pennink & Trent Jones Jr

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Original design by Frank Pennink (1975). Extended to 27-holes and redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Jr (2011).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Cotton, Henry

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Sir Henry Cotton
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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European Golf Design

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European Golf Design
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Fream, Ronald

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Ronald (Ron) Fream
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Swan, Howard

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Howard Swan

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Vasconselos & Graves

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Pedro Vasconselos (1994) with later improvements by Robert Muir Graves.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
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Cotton, Henry

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Sir Henry Cotton (1907-87) designed the course at Alto Golf in 1986; the course opened in 1991.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
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Fream, Ronald

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Portimao

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Ronald Fream (designed the opening four and closing five holes).

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