Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort Est. 1975

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Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort: The busy and now more highly-rated Palmares course underwent a substantial transformation in 2011. Its extension to 27-holes and significant remodelling was designed and overseen by world renowned designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. The resulting three nine-hole loops (Alvor, Lagos and Praia) ensure a golf experience with plenty of variety, as well as beautiful sea views, and vistas over the surrounding countryside and distant sierras.

The Praia-nine's opener is an excellent tree-lined downhill dog-legging par-4, after which you cross the Faro-Portimao rail track and enter the flattest part of the course. Here you'll enjoy four duneland seaside holes, bounded by the beach and the rail line. This links-style environment continues through the rest of the Praia-nine, with the strong uphill par-5 9th, climbing back out of the dunes through a deep valley to an amphitheatre just below the clubhouse.

Located primarily in the northern part of the property, the Alvor-nine has more of a parkland character, playing through corridors of mature pines. Elevation changes are integral to the Alvor's design. A majority of holes ascend hillsides or descend through tightish valleys. A momentary preview of the duneland holes comes at the 6th and 7th. As with the other nine-hole loops, the Alvor concludes with a gentle ascent back to the clubhouse.

The Lagos-nine initially exudes the same parkland character as Alvor. It possesses the only two lakes found on the entire site, which come into play at the short par-3 3rd and long par-4 6th. Holes 7 and 8 return you to links-style duneland golf, as found on most of the Praia-nine.

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Making Contact

Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort
Aptdo 74, Meia Praia,
Lagos, Algarve 8601-901
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Office   +351 282 790 500
Pro Shop   +351 282 762 961

  +351 282 790 509

Email   golf@onyriapalmares.com
Website   www.onyriapalmares.com
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Golf Pro
Almerindo Sequeira
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Parkland & open links-style.
Undulating terrain - hilly.
Surroundings: Seaside and rural countryside.
Designer: Original design by Frank Pennink (1975). Extended to 27-holes and redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Jr (2011).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6314 5674 4705
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.8 69.6 69.1
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Lagos/Praia combination.
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How2Get There?

15 km W of Portimao
From the A22 (Faro-Sagres motorway) take exit 3 (Odiaxere/N125). At roundabout follow direction Odiaxere. After o.6 km follow direction Odiaxere on the N125. After 2.3 km in the centre of Odiaxere (look out for small town square and church) turn left at traffic lights. After 50m turn left at church direction Palmares Golf/Meia Praia. After approx 2.1 km golf parking is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March-June and Sept-Nov): €105 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 27; women 36.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

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Did you know?

The Onyria Golf Resorts Group was created to undertake the integrated management of resorts, villas, hotels, golf courses and restaurants. It has developed golf, business and leisure projects in Portugal (Cascais and the Algarve), Turkey and France.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 21st best course in continental Europe.
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Latitude: (37.126005)
Longitude: (-8.641251)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Tivoli Hotel Lagos 4-star
Rua Antonio Crisogona dos Santos, 8600-678 Lagos, Algarve
+351 282 790 079

Located in the city of Lagos, the Tivoli Lagos is a 4-star hotel featuring spa facilities and a courtyard with swimming pool. The hotel provides a free shuttle to the Duna Beach Club, and is a short drive away from the excellent golf courses in the western part of the Algarve.

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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.

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