Boavista Golf Course

Boavista Golf & Spa Resort is part of a luxury residential resort near Lagos, and was built in two hills. Bordering a natural reserve, duly marked and alerting players to the entry ban, its route offers panoramic view to the mountains of Monchique, Lagos, Beach and the sea.

The golf course opened in 2002 with Howard Swan design and a maximum length of 6053 meters, 18 holes divided into two distinct parts: the Resort section (holes 1-3 and 13-18), with building construction around; and the Country section (4 to 12 hole), surrounded by wild nature and breathtaking views. Around the perimeter of the field olive trees were planted, joining the existing almond and fig trees and to which were added a few palm trees.

From hole 2 to 3 one passes by a tunnel, and from 3 to 4 straight over a residential complex road to enter the most open part of the field. At the 6th hole, the tee shot is hit over a deep precipice. On the tee, there is a bench in memory of David Moseley, former president of Kellys’s Golf Association, who died in the field with a heart attack. One runs up a bridge to get to hole 7. Going back on the tee in the direction of a hill, you will find one of the Algarve’s best views: the Luz beach and the houses down there; during clear days, in the background, you will see Cabo de São Vicente. It is a par-4 whose second shot is hit over a ravine.

The 13th hole marks the beginning of the Country section and the walk back to the starting point, and it’s from there that the water starts to come into play with a lake. There is a delicious detail at hole 15: a replica of the Swilcan Bridge, the mythical Roman style bridge in the Old Course at St. Andrews.

The last three holes are challenging: 16 (par-5) has a fairway initially plan after descending; If the initial swing is accurate and you reach the slope, the ball will roll 20 to 40 meters; hole 17 (par-4), with 265 meters from the yellow tees and a lake on the left bank, allows attacking the green straight on. Hole 18 is a par-4 to climb, usually with downwind.

Boavista Golf & Spa Resort is near several major attractions, including Mos Beach, Meia Praia and Porto de Mos Beach. The golf course is also in close proximity to other points of interest, including Lagos Town Market and Lagos Marina.

  • Year of inauguration: 2002
  • Architect: Howard Swan
  • Number of holes: 18


Boavista Golf & Spa
Quinta da Boavista
8600-281 Lagos

Operating Times

Mon › Fri: 7:30AM › 7:30PM