frequently asked questions

Q: Can we share accommodation with more than 2 people?
A: Most of the accommodation included in our golf packages will allow  3 or 4 people sharing 

Q:Does my travel insurance include loss of golf clubs?
A: Most insurance policies have a maximum they pay out for any lost item, typically £300.00
You can, by paying a little extra  increase your limit.

Q:Can I hire golf clubs in Portugal?
A: Absolutely. We will organise this for you at prices from  € 35.00 per week!

Q:Can we play in an official tournament ?
A: If you wish to give your golfing holiday a little more of a competitive edge why not join  us and compete in one of our Play-Better- Golf tournaments.  With prizes for the best net score the most stableford points and nearest the pin.  Lots of fun!  

Q:Are there opportunities for improving my golfing skills?
A: Play-Better -Golf  organises individual lessons with video analyses as well as group clinics where specific skills are being taught. A great chance to pick up some tips and improve your game. We have recently added our Golf skills shoot out day! Test your skills against those of your playing partners.  A real fun day golf away from playing 18 holes. 

To compliment your Algarve golf break we present you with our Algarve restaurant guide


Shalom - Mediterranean specialties - Sharma, Humus
Open: 10:00 - 23:00
Av. da Liberdade Nr 7
Old Town, Albufeira
Tel: 960 066 585

Royal Orchid - Typical Thai food
Open: 17:00 - 23:30   Bar: until 01:00
Opposite the Sol e Mar Hotel
Old Town, Albufeira
Tel: 289 502 505


Shanghai Restaurant - Delicious dishes from Shanghai, China
Open: 12:30 - 15:30 & 18:00 - 23:30
R. do Comercio, 94 R/C
Tel: 289 397 642

Barringtons Bistro - Theme Nights & A La Carte Menu
Open: Every night from 7 pm
Barringtons Golf & Health Spa
Vale do Lobo, Almancil
Tel: 289 351 940

A Floresta - Portuguese & International Cuisine
Open: Mon-Fri 12:00 - 15:00   Mon-Sat 18:30 - 22:30
Est Vale do Lobo
Tel: 289 394 331


The Carvery - Full English Breakfast & Traditional British fare
Open: Mon-Sat from 9 am  /  Sunday from noon
R Dr António José de Almeida Nº3, 1º
(by the taxi rank), Alvor
Tel: 936 918 896 / 914 099 083

Armação de Pêra

O Major - Biggest Surf & Tour Platter, King of Fried Cuttlefish
Open: Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
Next to Fruit & Veg. Market
Armação de Pêra
Tel: 919 223 969


À do Afonso - Gourmet Cuisine & Steakhouse
Open: Daily for lunch & dinner
EN 125, Nº30, Fonte de Boliqueime
Tel: 289 360 382

Mama Putih - Indonesian Restaurant
Open: From 18:30 (Closed Sun & Mon)
EN 125, Nº112, Fonte de Boliqueime
Tel: 289 360 297

Van Gogh Restaurant - Gourmet Cuisine
Open: From 19:00 (Closed Tuesdays)
EN 125, Maritenda
Tel: 289 360 721


Arte Cultura & Gastronomica - International & vegetarian menu
Open: Daily, Closed: Monday evenings
Sitio do Guelhim, Coiro da Burra
Estoi, Faro
Tel: 289 997 198


Karahi Indian Restaurant - Indian Specialties - Tandoori, Karahi & Balti
Open: 18:00 - 23:00, Closed Thursdays
Vale Rabelho, Galé
Tel: 289 592 780

Lagoa /Silves

Sueste - From 1990 serving Fresh Fish
Rua da Ribeira, Nº 91
Tel: 282 461 592

O Rei das Praias - Fresh Fish (Recommended)
Praia dos Caneiros,
Ferragudo, Lagoa
Tel: 282 461 006

O Algar - Restaurant Grill - Charcoal grilled meat & fresh fish
Open: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:30 - 22:00, Closed Mondays
Praia de Benagil
Tel: 282 358 951

Mister Grilo - National, International & Vegetarian dishes
Open: 17:00 - 00:00
Rua António Joaquim Cabrita, Nº7
Porches, Lagoa
Tel: 282 381 176

O Cantinho dos Italianos - Pasta dishes
Largo 25 de Abril, Nº 1
Tel: 914 844 269

Lagos / Luz

La Focaccia - Takeaway Pizzas, Italian snacks & Ice creams
Open: Tue - Thur 15:00 - 21:30 / Fri-Sat 15:00 - 02:00, Closed Mondays
Travessa do Mar, 16 (near Cultural Center)
Tel: 963 106 959

Don Toro Steakhouse - Steaks, gourmet burgers, fish grills & vegetarian
Open: Daily 12:00 - 23:00
Rua Lançarote Freitas, 12
Lagos (Opposite Cultural Center)
Tel: 916 913 855

Destino - Family friendly restaurant and bar
Open: Mon-Sat 10:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00, Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Jardim da Meia Praia, Albardeira Oceânico
Tel: 282 792 473

Florestal Restaurant - Cosmopolitan menu
Open: Tues-Sat 12:00 - 14:30 & 19:00 - 22:00, Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Barão de S João
Tel: 282 687 204

Meu Limão Tapas & Wine Bar - Portuguese & International Tapas + full menu
Open: 09:30 - 02:00
R Silva Lopes, 40/42 (in front the Golden Chapel)
Tel: 282 767 946

O Cangalho - Traditional Portuguese & International Menu
Open: 12:30 - 15:00 & 18:30 - 22:00 (Closed Mondays)
Qta Figueiras, Sitio do Medronhal, Brão de S. João
Tel: 282 687 218

No Patio - New International Menu
Open: Tues-Sat 06:30 - 23:00, Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Rua Lançarote de Freitas, 46
Tel: 282 763 777

Cosmopolitan - International Menu
Open: 10:30 - 00:00 (Closed Mondays)
Rua Soeiro da Costa, 40
Tel: 969 196 017

Fortaleza da Luz
Rua da Igreja, Luz
Tel: 282 789 926


Restaurante Orangerie - Gourmet Cuisine
Open: Daily
Sitio dos Caliços
Tel: 289 790 790


Restarante Mira Vau  - Fresh fish (Recommended)
Open: Daily (Closed on Mondays)
Lj 1 Rocha Vau, Av V3
Tel: 282 460 140

Restaurante Almeida - National & International Cuisine
Open: Daily
Edif, Vistamar, Loja G, Av Tomas Cabreira,
Praia da Rocha, Portimao
Tel: 282 427 075

Restaurante da Praia - Grilled on Charcoal, Chicken Piri-Piri, English Breakfast
Open: Daily
Ed Varandas do Sol 2, Av Tomas Cabreira
Praia da Rocha, Portimao
Tel: 282 412 800
1 Free Drink

If you would like to recommend a restaurant to this listing please contact PlayBetterGolf

Q1: How do I secure my booking?
guide to Algarve restaurants
A 10% deposit will secure your teetimes, hotel reservation, car hire booking,
airport and golf transfers, golfclub hire and any other arrangement PlayBetterGolf- Algarve has booked for you. The balance becomes payable 5 weeks before you go. 
Most of our clients book flights direct with the airline. We are happy to assist with Flight reservations. Please note these need to be paid in full at the time of booking. An admin charge of £ 7.50 is added. This payment also doubles as an insurance against return delays due to circumstances outwith your control such as technical problems or air traffic control strikes. PlayBetterGolf will accommodate you and your party for two extra nights. These additional nights are not guaranteed in the same accommodation.   

We accept payments by credit card, debit card, and bank transfer in Euros or Pounds.
Q2: How do I receive my documents?
All your reservations will be confirmed to you by email. You will receive by email your Greenfee, Car rental, Transfer and Hotel vouchers. If you prefer to receive these by post please do let us know.

The majority of courses do suggest in their terms and conditions that they can ask for your certificate. However in practise they do not. The staff at the golf reception may well ask for your golfhandicap but do not insist on handicap cards. 

Most golf clubs will insist on the correct golf attire. Polo shirt ( collar) , shorts ( no beach wear), socks, and proper golf shoes ( no trainers, most specify soft spikes only).
Golf staff will ask you to change if you do not adhere to the dress code.

It varies from golf course to golf course. Most noticeably Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago do not accept pre bookings for buggies. Oceanico with 5 Vilamoura courses will accept reservations for buggies in advance. This will also
save significantly compared to making a reservation on the day at reception. Typically €40 per buggy against € 50 on the day ) Look out for offers during off season months where more courses offer 2 players + buggy deals.
( Dec, Jan, Jun, Jul and Aug)


PlayBetterGolf-Algarve has put together several suggestions for non golfers or non golfing days. From quad biking to fishing and excursions to golf shoot outs. If you can not find what you are looking for please contact us with your suggestions. We are here to make your holiday in the Algarve a special one!

The average saving for a group of 8 is approximately 12.5% on accommodation, green fees and transfers. Do remember to book well in advance if you are looking for consecutive tee times.
The saving per person does not increase much beyound 12.5% for larger groups as most discounts our based on 1 free in 8. 

Most quotations will be made to you in Euros. Your payment can be processed in British Pounds at a rate equivalent to that of most banks. Please be aware that these rates are below the official Bank of England exchange rates. We also accept payments in euros. It means you will be charged the agreed euro amount and the credit card provider in case of a sterling credit card, will look after the exchange. Before paying by credit card you may want to check if your card provider levies exchange rate charges.

Once we have received an email confirming the cancellation, the administration charge applied will be £30.00 per person. This is in addition to the 100% flight costs, which will have been paid to the airline in advance at the time of your booking. Once you have paid your full balance a 25% charge will apply for cancellation up to 21 days and 50% charge will apply for up to 7 days.
100% cancellation charges apply for bookings within 7 days.  

Q3: Do Algarve golf courses ask for handicap certificates?
Q4: Is there a dress code for playing golf?
Q5: Can we pre book buggies ?
Q6: Non golfings days  or non golfers in the group!
Q7: Is group travel much cheaper?
Q8: What is the exchange rate based on?
Q9: What are the charges if I need to cancel the reservation?
For your peace of mind



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Albufeira 8200 - 412

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