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Peter Lester, PGA Professional, will improve your game!

Offering Golf Breaks tailored to your exact requirements, including Golf Lessons, Golf Tuition and Learning to Play Golf in Portugal.

40 Years Experience Developing Golfers

Fuelled by his passion for the game and devoted to continuous improvement, Peter has travelled the world to learn from the world’s best coaches in order to develop his teaching knowledge.


Peter was born in Scunthorpe, England and was inspired to play the game after local hero, Tony Jacklin, won the Open in 1969. He loved to practice from the very first, and had many successful years as a junior, shooting his first par round in competitive play at just 12 years old!

Peter turned professional at the age of 15 to try and establish himself as a player on the European Tour. He had some success winning minor tournaments but never quite reaching his lofty goals for Tour success.

In 1986, Peter decided to move to Sweden to develop his teaching skills, and for 17 years gave thousands of lessons coaching golfers of all ages and levels. He had great success in coaching golfers from beginners to elite to professional level. He built a reputation for coaching national players as well as with teams. It was the boom years in Swedish golf, and Peter was very active developing the game. Many of his students went on to win international tournaments, while his junior academy grew to over 200 students during the 90’s.

He has a long list of professional players both men and ladies that have worked with him at some stage during their careers.
In 2003 Peter took up the offer to move to Portugal where he brought all of his teaching experience. At Lesters Golf academy he continues to be visited by thousands of golfers of all levels from around the world. He continues his personal development keeping up to date with the changing world of golf with all the latest tech that is available today. He has worked with a number of golf courses around Europe improving their academy facilities and programs as well as working as golf director.

Teaching Philosophy

Fuelled by his passion for the game and devoted to continuous improvement, Peter has travelled the world to learn from the world’s best coaches in order to develop his teaching knowledge. He has attended teaching seminars and learned from the likes of David Leadbetter, Butch Harmon, Claud Harmon, Dave Peltz, John Jacobs, Martin Hall, Jim Suttie, Pia Nilsson, Dennis Pugh and many more.

Peter does not teach any specific method. Rather, he focuses on the individual and tailors his coaching to each player’s body style, physical abilities and goals – fitting the swing to the body and not the body to a swing. He explains the swing in very simple terms and likes to develop good routines and simple drills that are the foundation of better scores. Students always leave with a simple checklist of takeaways, and Peter guarantees that you will play better golf! In fact, over 90% of his golf school students return because they know he cares about making their experience fun and rewarding on the range or on the course.

Golf Schools that get results!

We offer students at Lesters Golf over 40 years of experience developing golfers through research and study. Our golf school site will provide you with everything you need to know before you book.

We aim to give each student a repeatable swing and more consistent control of the golf ball building on each students movement patterns.

At the Peter Lester Golf Schools we understand that everybody has different abilities and skill levels. We individualize our instruction to suit each players body type, ability and skill. From beginners to elite, all our students are taught ways to improve for a more successful and enjoyable game of golf.

  • Evaluation of your game
  • Use of video to help you understand your strengths and weaknesses
  • Use launch monitor to get accurate feedback
  • Individual drills to help you feel the correct movement

Take your game to the next level with coaching programs that get results!

3 Days Golf School Program for Beginners or High Handicap

7 Hours – This is a perfect introduction to the game of golf. Ideal for the beginner or high handicap player. Combine this school with a 4 night stay at one of our selected hotels.

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“I wanted to do a golf course while on holiday with my husband in the Algarve. I chose Lester’s Golf on the strength of the positive reviews previous customers had submitted on Tripadviser. My expectations were therefore high, but were more than exceeded by the experience itself. Peter is not only an accomplished golfer as you would expect, but an excellent teacher and good company. We did the 3 day academy and Peter managed our different ability ranges very well (I am a beginner and my husband has played for a few years). I would recommend Peter to anyone looking to start or improve their golf – it was a nice part of our holiday and we saw a big impact in the few days.”

Bee, November 2021

5 Days Golf School Program for Beginners or High Handicap

12 Hours – This is a complete program for the beginner or high handicap player. During 5 days of tuition you will learn all areas of the game including etiquette and rules. On the final day a visit to the golf course is included which allows each student to test their skills.

This is the most complete program for beginners and high handicaps and our success rate is second to none and reflects in the number of students that return year after year having become adidicted to the game and searching for further improvement.

Certificate / Green card / Platsreife is issued at the end of the program. Combine this with a 7 night stay at our selected hotels

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“My son, 17 years, took an initiation course for a week with Peter and enjoyed it very much. Peter is a great professional of this sport and transmits a lot of technic and passion for it. the golf course is beautiful and very well taken care for, not too crowded. I would be very happy to repeat and can recommend it to anyone.”

Elias, August 2021

3 & 5 Days Golf School Programs for Intermediate Players

Ideal for the mid-handicap golfer looking to get their game back on track and take their game to the next level. A complete evaluation using video and launch monitor, importance of correct fitted equipment, faults and fixes.

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“The lessons with Peter Lester were definitely an amazing experience. His knowledge, experience and teaching skills made a big progress in my golf. I am already planning my next visit to Lesters Golf. Worth every penny.”

Artur M., January 2022

Elite Players: Coaching a
Winning Game!

We aim to give the elite players all the ingredients required for success – Goal setting, fitness & strength, repeatable confident swing, tournament preparation, on course coaching.

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“I have visited The Algarve and Peter Lester several times. The quality of coaching and the enjoyment of the lessons is consistently extremely high. Peter has an ability to immediately diagnose where the weaknesses in your golf lie and then delivers an immediate & simple solution. Most of all, Peter’s joyous love for golf comes through in his positive attitude and infectious enthusiasm in his coaching, combined with a long career of top level experience and you are receiving the highest level of coaching. Additionally, Peter’s rate offers better value than at other nearby courses & the Pinhal course Peter is based at is fantastic to play at, so beautiful. I’m now enthused to push on with my golf. Thank you Peter & see you next summer!”

Chris R., August 2021

Junior Golfers: Coaching Tomorrow’s Champions!

We are very proud of our results with our junior coaching programs. Over 3 decades or methods have proven to be fun as well as setting many youngsters on the road to professional success.

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“My 11 year old had a lesson with Peter; a very intensive and hugely productive 90 minutes for a very reasonable 60 euros. Peter knows his stuff and was very encouraging to a young beginner. He praised every thing that went well but didn’t shy away from pointing out the aspects of my sons game that need help. Really positive experience and Peter is a charming and very kind hearted teacher. Cannot recommend highly enough.”

NJ, July 2018

Individual Coaching: Play the Golf of Your Dreams!

One to one private coaching offers the chance to work on all areas of the game. After an initial evaluation of the game that can be both on the range and the golf course using computer analysis, we will discuss your goals and set the program to better golf.

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