Boavista | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Boavista is yet another stunning golfing venue located on the Algarve, one of several on the NCG Top 100 European Golf resorts list. There is a glorious 18-hole championship golf course, amazing practice facilities and wonderful accommodation, along with a spa and wellness centre to aid relaxation.

The 18-hole Championship Course at Boavista was designed by Howard Swan, and the course winds its way around the centrepiece of the property, which is the Bela Colina Village. Natural vegetation, ravines and water hazards all come into play on the course, which is 6,700 yards for those playing from the back tees. There are also great practice facilities at Boavista, with a great driving range and a short game area that includes three greens, with bunkers and chipping stations already marked out.

The Bela Colina Village is the accommodation offering at Boavista, and it comprises a range of glorious townhouses in the centre of the resort. The townhouses sit between the 3rd, 13th and 14th holes of the championship course, and come in either two- or three-bedrooms. Each has its own private balcony, and guests have access to the swimming pools at the north end of the village.

The Essential Fitness & Spa is the perfect place for guests of Boavista to relax and unwind, or to work up a sweat. With a Turkish bath, sauna and steam room, there is plenty of scope for relaxation. An extensive list of treatments are also available, including facial treatments, sports massages and deep tissue massages. The gym at the centre is filled with state of the art technology from TechnoGym, while there are also tennis courts and walking tours available.

There are many options if you’re looking for a golfing experience in the Algarve, and Boavista is certainly up there with the best of them!

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Boavista Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

The Championship Course

Boavista is the home to a stunning Championship Course which was designed by Howard Swan. The course winds its way around some of the properties on the resort, firstly moving south towards the Atlantic Ocean before turning for home, with the final few holes flowing northwards. 

The course measures in at just shy of 6,750 yards from the back tees. Swan’s design sees the Championship Course at Boavista play through the natural vegetation of the land, with both the 6th and 8th holes seeing golfers hit over a ravine. The 6th is a par-3, measuring more than 210 yards from the back tees. There is a wall in front of the green that needs to be carried as well as the ravine. The ravine then comes into play again on the par-5 8th hole, which is the hardest hole on the front nine. 

That takes golfers to the 9th hole, which is the highest point on the course, and provides the perfect place for some incredible photo opportunities. The 14th is a stunning par-3, and plays more than 245 yards from the back tees. There are two lakes in your eye line - one in front and one to the right of the green. 15, 16 and 17 also feature water hazards, with the 17th being one of the more picturesque holes on the property. 

Practice Facilities

Along with the championship golf course, Boavista is also the home to some stunning practice facilities. Located at the northern end of the resort are the driving range and the short game area for players to hone their skills before taking to the course. 

The driving range has a row of matted tees at the very back, with a row of grass tees that can also be used in front of those. The range is wide and long to allow for golfers to hit full shots. There are three greens in use in the short game area, with three bunkers, putting green and a number of chipping areas as well. 

There is also the opportunity for guests to receive coaching and advice during their time at Boavista. Individual, group and childrens lessons are all available, with programme, camps and clinics also being run during school holidays for the kids. 

Bela Colina Village

Situated within the golf course is Bela Colina Village, which is the main accommodation offering at Boavista. The Bela Colina Village comprises a range of stunning townhouses which are situated between the 3rd, 13th and 14th holes of the Boavista Championship Course.

Each townhouse is beautifully furnished and provides at least two bedrooms with the option to be both double or twin rooms. All guests at the Bela Colina Village have access to the heated pools which sit at the northern end of the village.

Both two- and three-bedroom townhouses are available in the Bela Colina Village. Each offering comes with its own private balcony, a well-equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV with satellite channels and Wi-Fi. The three-bedroom townhouses are the biggest option at Boavista, and can sleep up to six people.

Essential Fitness & Spa

The Essential Fitness & Spa is the place to relax or work out during a stay at Boavista. The spa is the home to a Turkish bath, sauna and steam room, while qualified therapists are on hand to provide an extensive range of treatments and massages.

Both facial and body treatments, including exfoliation and mud wraps are available, while guests can also enjoy holistic treatments, such as reflexology and hot stone massages. Sports massages, deep tissue massages and Swedish massages are also available at the Essential Fitness & Spa. 

The ground floor of the building features the fitness centre, which has a range of state of the art Technogym equipment, including elliptical machines, rowing machines, treadmills and free weights. There are also yoga, pilates and water aerobics classes, and the resort also has two tennis courts that can be hired out. 

FAQs about Boavista

Where is Boavista located? 
Boavista is located on the southern coastline of Portugal, in the Algarve. The resort is one of many in the region, and it sits just outside the city of Lagos with stunning views out over the Atlantic Ocean.

What is the nearest airport to Boavista? 
The nearest airport to Boavista is Faro International Airport, which is approximately 55 miles to the east along the coastline. The airport provides daily flights to the majority of European countries, as well as several flights per day to destinations in the United Kingdom.

What golf facilities does Boavista offer? 
Away from the golf course, Boavista has a full-length driving range with both matted and grass tees. There is also a short game area, which features three greens, three bunkers and a row of chipping stations to hit from as well. 

Does Boavista offer golf lessons? 
Lessons are available at Boavista for both guests and members. Individual and group sessions are on offer as well as coaching which is specifically aimed at children. Through the school holidays, there are also golf camps and clinics for the little ones. 

What are the green fees at Boavista? 
There are a range of prices to play at Boavista, depending on what time of year you come and play the Championship Course. During the high season (March and October), a round will cost €115. In the mid-season, that comes down to €105, while in the low season, a round will only cost €80.

What accommodation is on offer at Boavista? 
The Bela Colina Village provides the accommodation offering at Boavista, with a stunning range of two- and three-bedroom townhouses available. These sit in the centre of the resort, between the 3rd, 13th and 14th holes of the Championship Course, and each townhouse comes with its own private balcony to relax on. 

What other resorts are nearby? 
Boavista is located in something of a golfing paradise on the Algarve. The likes of Palmares and Penina are within a half hour drive from Boavista, and are also on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list. 

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