Amendoeira Resort (O'Connor Jnr course)

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Amendoeira Resort (O'Connor Jnr course) Est. 2008

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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.

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Making Contact

Amendoeira Golf Resort
Morgado da Lameira,
Alcantarilha, nr Silves, Algarve 8365-302
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Office   +351 289 320 820
Pro Shop   +351 289 320 820

  +351 289 312 852

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Golf Pro
Nelson Cavalheiro
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and orange groves.
Designer: Christy O'Connor Jr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6708 5939 5242
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.8 71.0 72.5
At the Same Location:
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.
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How2Get There?

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

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March/April, Oct): €154; golf cart included. Shoulder season (Feb, May/June, Sept): €144. Low season (July/Aug): €127. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Recommended maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
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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.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses and 41st best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.
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Latitude: (37.151311)
Longitude: (-8.359696)
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Amendoeira Golf Resort 
Amendoeira Golf Resort, Morgado da Lameira, Alcantarilha, Algarve 8365-302.
+351 282 320 820

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 Faldo & O'Connor courses.
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Vale da Pinta; Gramacho; Penina; Morgado; Alto; Victoria; Laguna; Millennium.
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Penina Hotel & Golf Resort 4-star
PO Box 146, Penina, 8502 Portimao, Algarve.
+351 282 420 200

Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is considered one of the top destinations on the Algarve and is home to a wide array of sporting and leisure facilities. The resort offers a celebrated championship golf course, two 9-hole courses, olympic size swimming pool and FIFA-sized football pitch (used by the likes of Chelsea for winter training). The hotel also has a Penguin Village for children, tennis courts, beach club and an impressive selection of restaurants and bars.

Golf at this hotel Penina
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Golf within 10 km Palmares; Morgado
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Golf within 30 km Vale da Pinta; Gramacho; Amendoeira (Faldo and O'Connor Jnr courses).
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