Eiras da Achada,
Castro Marim, Algarve 8950-909
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Open rural countryside and residential.
1.5 km N of Monte Francisco / 60 km NE of Faro.
Quinta do Vale Golf Resort: located amongst small rolling hills a good 10 km back from the coast, Quinta do Vale is home to a well-regarded Seve Ballesteros-designed golf course. Close by, and visible from the course's higher elevations and the clubhouse, is the Portuguese-Spanish border, clearly marked by the Guadiana River.
Not too much real estate has been, or can be built around the course, which retains a pleasantly open and natural feel. The equal number of par-3s, par-4s and par-5s weave their way through the rugged landscape. Several ponds and a meandering stream making their presence felt, especially on the arguably more testing front-nine loop, where water constantly threatens.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28, women 36.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire.
With a population of around 6500, the town of Castro Marim mirrors the Algarve in that it looks out towards the sea and the mountains. The town is on the west bank of the Guadiana River; guarding the town on opposite hills, stand the medieval Castle of Castro Marim and the 17th century Forte de São Sebastião (fortress). These ancient monuments bear witness to the importance of the town as a border settlement in medieval Portugal.
Located just 2.5 km from Quinta do Vale is another of the eastern Algarve's inland golf courses, Castro Marim, which includes onsite accommodation.
Portugal: 48th best course in Portugal (Golf World, 2022).
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.
Castro Marim, nr Monte Francisco, Algarve 8950-190.
+351 281 510 340Visit website
Castro Marim offers a range of villas and village houses for holiday rental. The properties are built and equipped to high specifications, and offer a choice of two, three or four bedrooms.
Quinta do Vale
Monte Rei; Quinta da Ria; Quinta de Cima; Benamor.
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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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