18holes golf course of the Morgado do Reguengo Golf Resort north of Portimão
Location & access The estate of Herdade do Morgado de Reguengo is situated inland in the western Algarve between Portimão and Monchique, a few km away from Praia da Rocha and Alvor, north of the A22 motorway. Taking exit 5, it is only a short drive on the national road EN124 in the direction of Silves. Course The 18-holes Par 71 Álamos golf course, designed by Russell Talley, is home to four Par 5 holes, nine Par 4’s and five Par 3’s. Golfers can enjoy great views over the reservoir and the vineyard up to the Serra de Monchique in the north. Visitors are able to enjoy the views of the Algarve’s peaceful interior landscape. The undulating fairways are narrower than at Golfe do Morgado, and each hole is well delineated by native trees. The Greens are smaller compared to those of their sister course, but more undulating. Facilities and services Golfers can enjoy excellent practice facilities and the Clubhouse offers a full range of services for a perfect stay. From the southern terrace you can overlook the whole driving range and many of the eighteen holes. Noteworthy Álamos Golf is the second 18-hole course at this countryside retreat with the Monchique Mountains and the estate's vineyard as its backdrop. Together with its neighbouring course Golfe do Morgado, offers a complete challenge to your golfing skills and you are guaranteed a thorough test of your golfing abilities, coupled with some unique challenges.
18 holes golf course in the Pestana Golf Resort in Alvor near Portimao
Location and access The resort is situated near the coast of the western Algarve between Portimão and Alvor north of the palm tree lined dual carriageway leading from Praia da Rocha to Alvor. It is only a few kilometres drive from the national road EN125 and the A22 motorway (exit 5). Golf course The exclusive course is spread over two valleys. The meandering fairways and elevated greens are in line with Henry Cotton’s philosophy that a golf course should be testing for low handicap players but provide an enjoyable game for the ordinary club player and provide satisfaction and inspiration for beginners. The 16th hole, a Par 5 with a length of 570m, used to be the longest Par 5 in Europe when the course was inaugurated in 1992. It’s aptly named “Sir Henry’s Challenge”. Services & facilities The Alto Clubhouse is located in the heart of the resort and offers a full range of services for a perfect round of golf and an enjoyable stay. Noteworthy This 18 hole, Par 72 golf course, situated near the picturesque village of Alvor was the last to be designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton.
9holes executive golf course (PAR3) within the Balaia Golf Village near Albufeita
Location and access The Balaia Golf Village holiday resort is set in mature parkland surroundings near the Algarve coast between Albufeira and Olhos de Água. It is a 10 km drive from the A22 motorway (exit 9) and only four km from the national road EN125. Golf course The true test of any kind of course is measured by the demands of the player’s ability to control shot length and direction. The 9-hole executive par 3 course of Balaia Golf Village optimises these demands. With holes ranging from 58 metres to 160 metres, the ability to hit crisp approach shots and to pitch and putt well, are the secrets of scoring on this very attractive and manicured course. Services & facilities The village has a multitude of sports and leisure facilities, including 6 swimming pools, 4 tennis courts and a health club with an indoor pool. Visitors can also enjoy the „A Varanda“ restaurant and bar, various pool bars and the golf clubhouse.
18holes golf course on the EN 125 in Conceição near Tavira
Location and access The Benamor golf course is situated in the eastern Algarve on the national road EN125 between Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António in peaceful, rural countryside a few kilometers from the coast. On the opposite side of the road, holiday resorts stretch from Conceição to Cabanas de Tavira on the Ria Formosa lagoon. It is almost a 13 km drive from the A22 motorway (exit 9) Golf course The rolling but not hilly terrain has been used intelligently by the designers to produce a wide variety of holes. The start looks relatively easy, but accuracy is essential as the course has been designed to retain as many of the old trees as possible. These natural obstacles coupled with strategically placed bunkers and occasional water hazards make the course a worthwhile challenge. This course was selected as the “Best Maintained Course” for 2001 by the Portuguese Golf Federation. Services & facilities There is a large practice area with a driving range and a nine hole putting green. The nearby professional golf clinic is open all year round. The functional club house is down-to-earth like everything else here, offering golfers all they need both before and after the game. Noteworthy Benamor, located near Tavira on the EN125, was the first golf course opened in the Eastern Algarve in spring 2000, based on a design by Sir Henry Cotton. Players can enjoy some of the best mountain views - to the nearby hills of Barrocal- and also sea views down to the coast that the Algarve has to offer. But, perhaps, most enjoyable of all is a construction-free golf course within the peaceful surrounding of a former Quinta.
18holes golf course of the Boavista Golf Resort between Lagos and Praia da Luz
Location and access The Boavista Golf Resort is situated on the magnificent Atlantic coast of the western Algarve between Lagos and the popular holiday destination Praia da Luz. Boavista is located directly on the national road from Lagos to Sagres and is a 7 kilometre drive from the end of the A22 motorway (exit 1). Golf course The course at Boavista Golf Resort opened in January 2002 and quickly became established as one of the Western Algarve’s premier courses. This impressive 18 holes championship course offers exceptional playing conditions and was designed by Howard Swan, a renowned UK based architect. Boavista offers two distinct parts – the Resort Section near the club house (the 1st to the 3rd and the 13th to the 18th) and the Country Section (the 4th to the 12th) nearer to the coast. The par3’s are particularly strong and no golfer who has played over the ravine at the 194 metre 6th will ever forget the experience. From holes 13 to 17, water features, which form part of the irrigation system, have been added and they provide a safe haven for the wildfowl which now abounds in the area. Services & facilities In the club house you will find an extensively stocked golf shop as well as superb dining facilities. In the well equipped health club a wide range of treatments are on offer. The impeccable services at Boavista Golf are completed by an excellent golf academy. Noteworthy Visitors enjoy spectacular views over the nearby city of Lagos down to the Atlantic coastline and up to the mountains of the Serra de Monchique.
Castro Marim Golf Course
27holes golf course of the Castro Marim Golf & Country Club north of Castro Marim
Location: North of the motorway A22 near Castro Marim and the Rio Guadiana, the border of the Algarve to Spain. Course: Castro Marim golf course has breathtaking mountain, river and sea views, all part of the spectacular scenery to be enjoyed by those wishing to take walks merely throughout the surrounding countryside. The three 9-hole golf courses "Grouse", "Atlantic" and "Guadiana" can be combined to two great 18-hole courses. The Course has been designed to give pleasure to any level of golfer. The challenging aspects of the course, whilst providing interest to the expert, are also a test to the ability of the average handicap golfer and yet remain pleasurable to both. Facilities: A driving range, chipping and putting green have also been built so as to provide ever important practice facilities. These will be supervised by our team of golf professionals who will be more than pleased to assist you in improving your game. Specialty: The entire course is irrigated by means of an underground so called 'leaky pipe' system. This enables golfers to play at times when courses with conventional aerial sprinklers would normally be unavailable. Courses: "Grouse", "Atlantic" and "Guadiana"
18holes golf course near Lagos
Location and access Espiche Golf is situated in the interior of the western Algarve near Lagos and Praia da Luz. It is set in an open landscape with vineyards a few kilometres from the coast of the Atlantic against the backdrop of the mountains of the Serra de Monchique. From the national road EN125 between Lagos and Vila do Bispo it is only a six km drive and around 12 kms from the end of the A22 motorway. Golf course This gently undulating 18hole par 72 course blends into the Algarve landscape. Its lakes, streams and indigenous plants add to the enrichment and biodiversity of the area. The fairways cleverly make full use of the natural undulating slopes and hollows calling for precise and thoughtful driving while the brilliantly sculpted and sited greens require players to use their full range of pitch shots. Services & facilities Built into the hillside on the site of an old Algarvian farmhouse, the clubhouse is the perfect place to relax after a great round, as you enjoy panoramic views across the entire course and surrounding terrain. A practice facility is located close to the main entrance. The practice area and the golf academy offer programs for individual players and for groups. Noteworthy Espiche Golf is one of a few courses in the Algarve without any towering hotels, condominium projects or villas lining the fairways. Nothing prevents golfers from enjoying the natural beauty of the area framed by the majestic Monchique Mountains in the distance.
27holes golf course of the Pestana Golf Resort between Carvoeiro and Lagoa
Location and access The Pestana Golf Resort with the Gramacho and Vale da Pinta courses is situated away from the coast between Carvoeiro and Lagoa. The undulating terrain is liberally dotted with carob, fig, palm, almond and olive trees. It is less than a five kilometre drive from the En125 in the centre of Lagoa and around seven from the A22 motorway (exit 6). Golf course While designing and constructing the golf courses, Pinta and Gramacho, Ron Fream and Nick Price, did the impossible, they combined the picturesque and slightly hilly course with the artistic fairways and incorporated the ancient olive trees, some 600 years old, all over the courses. The use of existing features of the land, like outcrops of rock and dry stone walls have been augmented by well positioned bunkers and lakes. These hazards, combined with the shaping of the fairways and greens, have produced a wonderful array of challenging but fair golf holes. From the first tee shot to the pitch to the final green, the player must not only strike the ball and putt well, but also utilize the best strategy, to produce a good score. Experienced golfers will certainly acknowledge that they have played a very fine golf course with a testing par of 71 and a more than sufficient length of 6107 metres. Services & facilities The head coach for the Gramacho, Pinta and Silves courses is Carlos Ribeiro, a member of the Portuguese PGA. As a David Leadbetter certified instructor he has vast experience in teaching all levels of players, from beginners to advanced. Lessons can be given in Portuguese, French, English and German. Noteworthy The Gramacho course has a layout that is unique on the European continent with 27 greens on 18 holes: holes 1 through 4 and 14 through 18 have two greens which may change your game plan depending on which greens are in play
Monte Rei Golf
18holes golf course of the Monte Rei Golf & Country Club north of Vila Nova de Cacela
Location and access The Monte Rei Golf Club is set in the picturesque foothills of the Eastern Algarve north of Vila Nova de Cacela. The picturesque and peaceful landscape offers sweeping views to the Serra do Caldeirão mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. It is less than six kms drive on the EM509 from Vila Nova de Cacela on the national road EN125, and 12 kms from exit 13 of the A22 motorway. Golf course "Monte Rei North", designed by Jack Nicklaus, opened for play in June 2007. This par 72 Championship golf course measuring 6,567m in length is a truly unique design; with water coming into play on eleven of the eighteen holes, the golf course features an enjoyable series of eight par-4s, five par-3s and five par-5s in a challenging and distinctive layout. The golf course's presentation is highly individual, each hole a design gem blending effortlessly into this natural canvas, from its ingeniously shaped and sculptured bunkers, to the impressive presentation and attention to detail making every hole as remarkable as the next; fairways and greens are bordered by several lakes, indigenous plants, native grasses and trees adding drama to the landscape, and providing golfers with unforgettable moments to cherish in this unique and tranquil golf environment. Services & facilities The impressive clubhouse has a style described as a 'Mediterranean Revival'. The interior, designed by some of the world's leading architects and interior designers, offers a welcoming haven after a day's golf and provides state-of-the-art amenities throughout. Four different restaurants offer a range from simple snacks to fine dining, true to the owner's vision to create a unique Mediterranean culinary experience. Noteworthy Monte Rei is the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, a world-renowned trademark, in Portugal and one of very few in Europe. Tee time intervals are staggered every 12 minutes enabling the club to deliver an unrivalled degree of exclusivity and privacy for their guests.
18holes golf course of the Morgado do Reguengo Golf Resort north of Portimão
Location and access The Herdade do Morgado de Reguengo estate is situated in the interior of the western Algarve between Portimão and Monchique, a few kilometres away from Praia da Rocha and Alvor, north of the A22 motorway. From Exit 5 it is only a short drive on the national road EN124 in the direction of Silves. Golf course At 6,399 meters long, the PAR 73, Morgado Golf Course, is one of the longest in the region. The 18-hole course is situated in an area that has been carefully landscaped so that it fits perfectly into the surrounding countryside. It is home to five Par 5, nine Par 4 and four Par 3 holes. The course also has an impressive average green size of 800 sqm, several lakes and strategically placed bunkers, making the course a true Championship Course. Facilities and service Golfers can enjoy excellent practice facilities and the Clubhouse offers a full range of services for a perfect stay. The southern terrace overlooks the entire driving range and twelve of the eighteen holes. Noteworthy Together with its neighbouring course Golfe dos Àlamos, Golfe de Morgado , offers a complete challenge to your golfing skills and you are guaranteed a thorough test of your golfing abilities, coupled with some unique challenges.