Algarve’s Portugal Masters puts a spring in the step for European Tour

11 January 2021

The Algarve – one of Europe’s finest golf holiday destinations – will put an extra spring in the step of the European Tour schedule as the Portugal Masters makes a seasonal switch for the 2021 Race to Dubai.

Traditionally hosted in the autumn in recent years, the annual 72-hole battle over the challenging Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course will now take place from April 28-May 2, 2021 as part of a revamped schedule of tournaments.

Alongside the recent positive news on vaccines, the announcement represents some extra encouragement for golfers to plan their own spring return to the Algarve’s cherished fairways. The spring season is traditionally hugely popular with visiting golfers, thanks to the destination’s warm temperatures and manicured courses.

The Portugal Masters is one of the big-hitting events on the Tour and was praised for its superb organisation in 2020, where a successful Covid testing programme allowed the event to run smoothly and also saw the European Tour host its pilot pro-am event, supported by the Algarve Biomedical Centre.

The Algarve has implemented extensive Covid measures in recent times for guests to feel safe as possible on the stunning southern Portugal coastline and to maintain their confidence in the destination.

A spokesperson for Algarve Tourism said: “It is always an honour to host one of the European Tour’s most popular events and everyone took great pride in the way the tournament was staged in September with so many new safety measures in place.

“This is extra recognition of the trust placed in us to deliver another safe and successful tournament for many of the world’s top golfers and we look forward to welcoming them all once again to the Algarve in April.”

Additional incentive to visit the Algarve this spring is being provided by the tourist board’s “Golf Clubs are on Us” promotion, which covers the costs of golfers taking their clubs on flights for travel up to the end of May. Bookings, however, must be confirmed by 31 January to avail of the offer.

Press release written and distributed on behalf of ATA by the Azalea Group. For information or images of golf on the Algarve, please contact Sean Noble on 01730 711920 or email

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About The Algarve, the world’s number one golf destination
It’s hard to imagine the Algarve without thinking of golf, yet golf wasn’t born on this sunshine coastal area until 1966, when Henry Cotton first laid out the Championship course at Penina.

Fast-forward half a century and our alluring region has not only become one of Europe’s premier holiday spots, but also an award-winning golf destination.

With a staggering 43 nine or 18-hole layouts that can be played all-year-round, it’s no wonder the Algarve draws hundreds of thousands of golfers to its fairways each year.

The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, and more than half of its courses decorate the 150-mile coastline, which also boasts spectacular beaches, picturesque rocky coves, quaint fishing villages and a rich cultural heritage.

The Algarve is the perfect destination golfers of all ages and abilities, with something to suit every taste and budget.

About The Algarve Tourism Bureau
The Algarve Tourism Bureau (Associação Turismo do Algarve - ATA) is the only Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) appointed by the Portuguese National Tourism Board, responsible for defining strategies and to promote the Algarve region and its touristic products abroad. ATA is a non-profitable association, a joint venture between the public and private.


Maria Manuel Delgado e Silva - Golf Product Manager
Algarve Tourism Bureau
Tel: +351 289 800 403
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