Best golf courses: Faro

Faro: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Faldo, Nick

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Nick Faldo

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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O'Connor Jr, Christy

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Christy O'Connor Jr.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Cotton, Henry

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Sir Henry Cotton (1907-87) designed the course at Benamor in 1986; the course was completed and opened for play in 2000.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Murray, Terry

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Terry Murray designed all three nines: Guadiana & Atlantico nines (opened 2000) and Grouse-nine (2008).

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

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A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Hawtree, Martin

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Martin Hawtree

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Fream & da Silva

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Original 18-holes designed by Ronald Fream (1989). Additional-nine (holes 4 to 7 of Pines, and 2 to 6 of Corks) designed by Jorge Santana da Silva (2010).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Roquemore, Rocky

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Rocky Roquemore

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Roquemore, Rocky

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Rocky Roquemore

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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da Silva, Santana

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Jorge Santana da Silva

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Mitchell & Lee

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Holes 1-5 and 15-18 were designed by William Mitchell (1974). Holes 6-14 designed by Joseph "Joe" Lee & Rocky Roquemore (1989). Major revamp by Beau Welling & Paul McGinley (2014).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Mitchell, William

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William Mitchell

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Ballesteros, Seve

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Seve Ballesteros

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Lee, Joseph

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Joseph "Joe" Lee

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Cotton, Henry

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Original design by Sir Henry Cotton, with later changes by Rocky Roquemore (2003).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Cotton, Henry

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Original design by Sir Henry Cotton, with later changes by Rocky Roquemore (1997).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Lee, Joseph

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Joseph "Joe" Lee

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Hawtree, Martin

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Martin Hawtree

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Pennink, Frank

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Original design by Frank Pennink, with later modifications by Martin Hawtree.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Pennink, Frank

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Original design by Frank Pennink; later modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1985).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Palmer, Arnold

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Arnold Palmer

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Steel, Donald

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Donald Steel

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