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Most Improved Clubs: Portugal - Golfers' Choice Rankings 2024

28 Mar. 2024
In 2024 we introduce a new category to the Golfers' Choice Awards, the "Most Improved Golf Clubs." This category is for the golf clubs that made the biggest improvements to their average review grade over the past year. 

As you are probably aware, we have many different categories in the Golfers' Choice Rankings. Besides the rankings for "Best Golf Club" and "Best Golf Course", we used to have 8 other categories.

This year, we decided to add an 11th category. The all-new "Most Improved Golf Clubs" category looks specifically at how the average rating for all reviews of a golf club in 2023 compares with the average rating for all reviews in 2022. Which golf clubs have made the most improvements and increased their rating the most in the past year?

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The Most Improved Golf Clubs ranking - Portugal

1. Morgado do Reguengo Golf Resort (+0.69)
Morgado do Reguengo Golf Resort in the Algarve, Portugal is the "Most Improved Golf Club" in Portugal in 2024. They improved their average rating for all reviews in 2023 by 0.69 points!

Morgado do Reguengo Golf Resort is located between the beaches of Portimão and Monchique mountains, in a valley between their two golf courses - Morgado and Álamos - and the excelent practicing facilities complemented by a golf academy and clubhouse.

Morgado do Reguengo Golf Resort reveals a lesser known Algarve, less hustle and more rural, a rare landscape in tourist brochures, but for that very reason an idyllic spot for days well spent.

2. Boavista Golf & Spa Resort (+0.36)
Boavista Golf Course offers great facilities in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. The course design by Howard Swan MSc, past president of The European Institute of Golf Course Architects, aimed to create a course as if it has always been there, preserving, integrating and harmonising with the area's natural terrain They improved their 2023 average review rating by 0.36 points.

3. Millennium Golf Course - Dom Pedro Golf (+0.30)
Boasting a unique position within the Vilamoura portfolio, the Millennium Golf Course opened in the year 2000 - comprising nine brand new holes and a refurbished inward half which had previously formed part of the original 27-hole Laguna Golf Course. This is a more open course than its neighbours, although holes 3-7 wind between pine trees. They improved their 2023 average review rating by 0.30 points.

4. Amendoeira Golf Resort (+0.30)
270 hectares of space and nature is the perfect scenario to practice golf on the 3 world-class golf courses that are part of the Amendoeira Resort. Play the Faldo and O'Connor Jnr.'s 18 hole courses by day, or the illuminated 9 hole golf course by night. They improved their 2023 average review rating by 0.30 points.

5. Oitavos Dunes Natural Links Golf (+0.13)
Arthur Hills, one of the most respected golf course architects, carefully crafted Oitavos Dunes, working with the beautiful natural site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, to create a world-class natural links golf course. Debuting in 2001, Oitavos Dunes is recognised today as one of the nicest natural links golf courses in the world. They improved their 2023 average review rating by 0.13 points.

Author: Leading Courses