Photo of Amendoeira Resort (Faldo Course)

Amendoeira Golf Resort

Morgado da Lameira,

Alcantarilha, nr Silves, Algarve 8365-302

  • Office

    +351 282 320 820
  • Pro shop

    +351 282 320 820
  • Fax

    +351 289 312 852
  • Golf pro

    Nelson Cavalheiro
  • Academy

    Amendoeira Golf Resort Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb (especially on the hilly back-nine).

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Nick Faldo

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6598
5858
4703
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.6
71.0
69.5

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Faldo course. Also at Amendoeira is the 18-hole O'Connor Jnr course (par-72, 6708 metres from back tees, rating 74.8) and the floodlit 9-hole Academy par-3 course.

Location

Latitude:

37.145219

Longitude:

-8.359933

How to get there:

42 km W of Faro

Golf course is located 7 km inland from the beach resort of Armação de Pêra.

Amendoeira Resort (Faldo Course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2008

Amendoeira Golf Resort (Faldo Course): Located in the Amendoeira Golf Resort near Silves, this Nick Faldo design complements the adjoining O'Connor Jnr course. Both layouts take full advantage of their location in a broad fertile valley.

Although English design principles are to the fore, the Faldo layout exudes a distinctly Arizona feel, reflected in the many and varied desert-style features that have been incorporated. In a modern twist based on classic golf course design, cacti and wild herbs take the place of Sunningdale's fairway-lining heather. Spartan Holm oaks and ancient olive trees define the holes rather than English woodland. Stylish desert scrub bunkers of crushed limestone stand-in for The Berkshire's sandy tracts.

The Faldo Course also features rocky outcrops, meandering watercourses and views onto mountains and orange groves, the best of which come on the more undulating and at times hilly back-nine.

Stay&Play at Amendoeira: luxury onsite apartment and villa accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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  • Photo of Amendoeira Resort (Faldo Course)
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  • Photo of Amendoeira Resort (Faldo Course)
  • Photo of Amendoeira Resort (Faldo Course)
  • Photo of Amendoeira Resort (Faldo Course)
  • Photo of Amendoeira Resort (Faldo Course)
  • Photo of Amendoeira Resort (Faldo Course)
  • Photo of Amendoeira Resort (Faldo Course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Recommended maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (spring/autumn): €145.

Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Faldo and O'Connor Jnr championship courses at Amendoeira Golf Resort, formerly carried the name of the Oceânico (golf and property) Group. The "Oceânico stable" also included five other courses, the Old Course, Victoria, Laguna, Millennium and Pinhal, located 30 km away in and around the seaside-marina town of Vilamoura. These five courses are now operated by Dom Pedro Golf.

Published ranking

Portugal's 19th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 137th best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Amendoeira Golf Resort

    Amendoeira Golf Resort, Morgado da Lameira, Alcantarilha, Algarve 8365-302.

    +351 282 320 820

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    This award winning resort offers a mix of modern apartments and villas with excellentl interior design and facilities. The apartments are complemented by communal swimming pools and children’s pools, and all villas have their own private swimming pools. The resort is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty within extensive landscaped gardens. The Monchique mountains form a scenic backdrop, and the resort is close to historic Silves and the seaside town of Armação de Pera with its sandy beaches, restaurants and bars.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Amendoeira (Faldo & O'Connor Courses).

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Salgados.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Vale da Pinta; Gramacho; Penina; Morgado; Alto; Pine Cliffs.

  • Eden Resort4-star

    Loteamento da Quinta, Lote 2, Albufeira, Algarve 8200-314.

    +351 289 243 000

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    Located in the centre of the Algarve, a few minutes from some of the areas best beaches and golf courses, the Eden Resort comprises a mix of holiday villas and flats. The resort includes 24-hour reception, 3 outdoor swimming pools, tennis and football pitch, kids club, restaurant, bars, mini-market, artificial lake; entertainment, free transport, free wi-fi and a kids AquaFun Park.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Salgados; Pine Cliffs.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Amendoeira (Faldo and O'Connor Jr courses); all Vilamoura courses (Old, Victoria, Millennium, Laguna, Pinhal); Vila Sol.

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