Designed by Sir Henry Cotton and open since 2000, Benamor Golf Course, just outside the city of Tavira, offers a rewarding experience to players of all levels. Sitting on undulating land, it has stunning views of the mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. A par 71, with 18 holes and fairways of Bermuda Sahara and cool-season grasses, it provides good lies for wood and iron shots. The design kept a significant number of old trees that combined with strategic placed bunkers and occasional water hazards make the course a worthwhile challenge. Quinta de Benamor is surrounded by almond, carob and olive trees. This golf course was selected as the Best Maintained Course in 2001 by the Portuguese Golf Federation. The signature hole is the 16th, but collectively the five par 3s are worth mentioning - play these well and you will probably have scored very well.
Castro Marim Golfe & Country Club is a dream location just half an hour from Faro or Seville international airports, with three great nine hole golf courses, nearby beaches that stretch for miles and a friendly Clubhouse bar and restaurant.
Designed by Severiano Ballesteros, Quinta do Vale Golf Resort offers an 18-hole Championship layout including 6 Par-5´s, 6 Par-4´s and 6 Par-3´s, settled on a natural valley with views over the Guadiana River, an impressive landscape that can be enjoyed from the Clubhouse.
The original par 72 Championship golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus measures 6567m2 from the tournament tees and offers a pleasurable series of eight par-4s, five par-3s and five par-5s, introducing the presence of water on eleven of the eighteen holes, in a challenging and distinctive layout, unique in the region.
Open since 2002 and designed by Rocky Roquemore, this course is perfectly integrated in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a unique ecosystem in the Algarve, home to innumerous wild species.
An 18 hole par 72 designed by Rocky Roquemore, Quinta de Cima has generous fairways, several bunkers around the greens and a stream of water with dams crossing some of the holes, making it a challenging course that requires expertise and a good club selection.