It cannot be argued that Portugal has some of the most stunning championship golf courses not only in Europe, but the world.

Beaming sunshine is almost guaranteed year round, as is some wonderfully well-kept golf courses that you simply have to go and play.

The Algarve undoubtedly remains the main destination to visit with courses along the coastline, the beautiful weather and courses designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo. It has a wide range of courses including links-style, parkland and mountainside layouts.

But, the fantastic resorts do not end at the Algarve, as some exploring will find that Lisbon, Madeira and even Porto also have some magnificent courses.

Whatever you desire, whether it be a vibrant nightlife in Lisbon to go with your golf or a peaceful stroll along the mountains in Madeira, Portugal has it all.

When West Cliffs opened last year it was heralded as one of Europe’s best newcomers for decades. David Taylor says it lives up to the hype...

The Algarve on the southern coast of Portugal has a lot going for it as a golfing destination, including sun, sand and superb course. Roderick Easdale finds out more

Golf in Lisbon

Michael Weston takes you on a whistle-stop tour of Orizonte’s fine golf courses close to the Portuguese capital

Portugal has plenty of well-known golfing hotspots, but the central region is also blessed with some refreshingly varied golf...

Whilst the Algarve and Lisbon justifiably attract plenty of golfing tourists, Rob Smith discovers there are beautiful and quite different courses further north, and plenty more besides…

James Mason heads to the Portugese captial to experience one of Europe's most coveted golfing destinations

James Mason travels to Portugal and takes in Lisbon and Algarve

Portugal is a fantastic destination to play golf with its near guaranteed sunshine and beautifully designed course. The downside of the Algarve is the 5-hour round, so why not try…

Golf Monthly has compiled its list - subjective not definitive - of the top 50 golf courses in Portugal. Where does your favourite rank in the top 50?

Pestana Hotels & Resorts offers the perfect place to stay whilst your enjoy a host of great golf course in the Algarve, Portugal