Sitio do Pocinho, Sesmarias, Aptdo 118,
Vila Nova De Cacela, Algarve 8901-907
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.
45 km NE of Faro
Head east from Faro on the A22, direction Spain. Take the Tavira exit and head south, direction Tavira. At roundabout turn left onto the EN125, direction Vila Real de Santo António. After approx 11 km turn left at small roadside building with a large blue sign "Monte Rei". Follow directions to golf.
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course): The masterplan for Monte Rei envisages two Jack Nicklaus signature designs. The first, Monte Rei North opened in 2007 to great acclaim. It is recognised by many as Portugal's top layout - and one of the very best in Europe. The planned Monte Rei South layout has yet to be built.
Set in the picturesque foothills of the Eastern Algarve, Monte Rei offers sweeping views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The par 72 championship layout, measuring 6,567m (7,200 yards) from the tournament tees, is a classically challenging Nicklaus design, with water in play on eleven of the eighteen holes. A picturesque mix of native grasses, bushes and trees line the holes, without detracting from the generally open and pleasantly undulating character of the course.
The layout features an enjoyable series of eight par-4s, five par-3s and five par-5s in a testing and distinctive layout. Each hole is excellently crafted, effortlessly blending into this natural canvas.
Several fairways and greens are bordered by lakes as well as the indigenous flora. The water hazards are complemented by ingeniously shaped and sculpted bunkers. Impressive presentation and attention to detail are clear to see.
Stay&Play at Monte Rei: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required. Recommended handicap limits for visitors: men 24, women 32.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.
The development at Monte Rei envisions two championship golf courses. The existing Monte Rei North will be joined at some time in the future by a second Jack Nicklaus signature layout, Monte Rei South.
Portugal's No.1 course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 14th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Sesmarias, Apartado 118, 8901-907 Vila Nova de Cacela
+351 281 950 950Visit website
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club offers visitors a choice of villas for short term rentals. A combination of twin villas and linked villas, inspired by traditional Portuguese architecture, provides guests with relaxed village living.
Quinta da Ria; Quinta de Cima
Rua de Real Village, Praia Verde, 8950 Algarve.
+351 281 530 600Visit website
Surrounded by thick pine forest overlooking the sea, the Octant Praia Verde is a place where Mediterranean inspiration is all about taking your time and enjoying the pure state of nature and the people, the flavours and uniqueness of this region. The hotel is is located 16 km from the town of Tavira and 57 km away from Faro Airport. The Spanish border is just 12 km away.
Quinta da Ria; Quinta de Cima; Monte Rei; Castro Marim.
Quinta do Vale; Benamor.
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