Morgado da Lameira,
Alcantarilha, nr Silves, Algarve 8365-302
18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Rural countryside and orange groves.
Christy O'Connor Jr.
Above distances are for the O'Connor Jnr course. Also at Amendoeira is the 18-hole Faldo course (par-72, 6598 m from back tees, rating 74.6) and the floodlit 9-hole Academy par-3 course.
42 km W of Faro
Golf course is located 7 km inland from the beach resort of Armação de Pêra.
Amendoeira Golf Resort (O'Connor Jnr course): Located in the Amendoeira Golf Resort near Silves, this new Christy O'Connor Jnr design complements the neighbouring Faldo course. Both layouts take full advantage of their location in a broad fertile valley.
Small lakes, ponds and other assorted watercourses are spread throughout the O'Connor design, providing many wildlife sanctuaries, and demanding accuracy and good shot-making from golfers chasing a good score. In combination with the water features, the skilfully landscaped terrain, planted with mature palm–trees, imbues several holes with a lush ornamental character. Orange groves also attractively line some of the front-nine holes on this out-and-back design.
The water-protected fairways and greens of the par-4 7th, 8th and 9th holes provides the O'Connor layout with its testing "Amen Corner". Each one of these par-4s creates a watery challenge, with all three running alongside their own large pond. The par-3 3rd and 17th holes are the pick of the short holes, also with water threatening.
Two consecutive doglegging par-4s at 14 and 15, both with large rolling greens, provide a tough examination at a critical stage of the round. The gently climbing finishing hole, another challenging par-4, requires a precision drive to to set up the ideal approach into a two-tier green cut into the hillside.
Stay&Play at Amendoeira: luxury onsite apartment and villa accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Recommended maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.
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.
Portugal's 16th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 133rd best course (Golf World, 2023).
Amendoeira Golf Resort, Morgado da Lameira, Alcantarilha, Algarve 8365-302.
+351 282 320 820Visit website
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.
Amendoeira (Faldo & O'Connor courses).
Vale da Pinta; Gramacho; Penina; Morgado; Alto; Pine Cliffs.
Pinhal do Concelho, Praia da Falésia, Algave 8200-593.
+351 289 247 270Visit website
Located in Açoteias, next to Falésia Beach and close to Vilamoura, The Patio Suite Hotel has an open space lobby that flows to the different areas of the hotel. The roomy apartments, which overlook the pool or the pine grove, boast a décor inspired by nature. In the food court and Patio Bistro, you'll find a tasty variety of cuisine.
Pine Cliffs (1 km); all Vilamoura courses (Old, Victoria, Millennium, Laguna, Pinhal).
Salgados; Amendoeira (Faldo and O'Connor Jr courses); Vila Sol; Vale do Lobo; Quinta do Lago; San Lorenzo; Pinheiros Altos.
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