Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Sitio do Pocinho, Sesmarias, Aptdo 118,

Vila Nova De Cacela, Algarve 8901-907

  • Office

    +351 281 950 950
  • Pro shop

    +351 281 950 960
  • Golf pro

    Iain McInally (Director of Golf)
  • Academy

    Monte Rei Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6567
6030
4845
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.5
72.6
71.3

Location

Latitude:

37.209004

Longitude:

-7.549002

How to get there:

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)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 2007

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course): The masterplan for Monte Rei envisages two Jack Nicklaus signature courses. The first, Monte Rei North opened in 2007 and is widely recognised as one of the best courses on the Algarve - perhaps the best. Monte Rei South 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. This 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. 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.

The North course features an enjoyable series of eight par-4s, five par-3s and five par-5s in a testing and distinctive layout. It will be joined in the future by a second Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, Monte Rei South.
List of courses: Algarve, Portugal
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)
  • Photo of Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (North course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required. Recommended handicap limits for visitors: men 24, women 32.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-March thru' mid-Nov): €190, includes shared golf cart.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The development at Monte Rei envisions two championship golf courses. The existing Monte Rei North will be joined in the future by a second Jack Nicklaus signature layout, Monte Rei South.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 4th best course and 30th best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.
2020 Golf Digest rating: No.1 course in Portugal.

Where2Stay

  • Monte Rei Golf Villas

    Sesmarias, Apartado 118, 8901-907 Vila Nova de Cacela

    +351 281 950 950

    Visit 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.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Monte Rei

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Quinta da Ria; Quinta de Cima

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Hotel Vila Gale Albacora4-star

    Quatro Aguas, 8800-901 Tavira, Algarve

    +351 281 380 800

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    The Vila Galé Albacora Hotel grew out of the renovation of a typical, old tuna fish market. Thanks to its origins, the Albacora hotel has unique architectural and cultural features set right in the middle of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, in the Algarve.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Quinta da Ria; Quinta de Cima; Monte Rei

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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