Amendoeira Golf Resort, Silves, Portugal

  • Rating: Rating: 4.3  (1 reviews)
  • Opened: 2008
  • Holes: 45
  • Type: O'Connor Lakes & Streams; Faldo Hilly, Rocky Outcrops
  • Length: O'Connor: 6708 meters/Faldo: 6598 meters
  • Par: O'Connor 72; Faldo 72
  • SSS: O'Connor 74.5; Faldo 74.8
  • Slope: 138
  • Green Fees: €110 - €130 (season dependent)
  • Offers: Various discount offers available direct from the club and via local agents.
  • Location: Alcantarilha, Silves
  • Tel No: 00351 282 320 670
  • Website: Visit Website

Summary:

The Amendoeira Golf Resort opened in 2008 as the newest addition to the Oceanico Group of luxury Golf Resorts (owners of the Vilamoura golf courses).
 
The resort is set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on over 600 hectares of what were originally olive and lemon groves and barren grazing land in the foothills of the Monchique mountains, 3 miles inland of the beach resort of Armação de Pêra.
 
The resort offers unashamed luxury with two championship golf courses designed by two of the best golf course designers in the world, football pitches, tennis courts, bowls, swimming pools and very expensive villas.
 
The golf facilities are also second to none. The clubhouse is simply luxurious with several bars and comprehensive catering facilities. The professional shop offers full equipment hire plus Calloway Custom Club Fitting service and the practice facilities extend to a 9 hole, 700 meter Academy Course.
 
There are two 18 hole championship golf courses, one designed by Sir Nick Faldo and one by Christy O'Connor Junior, different in layout and style but both superbly designed and immaculately presented.
 
The Nick Faldo Course is laid out on the northern side of the resort in the foothills of the mountains, the more barren terrain and the incorporation of rocky outcrops and meandering water courses gives it an Arizona style mountain/desert courses feel. Faldo designed the course very consciously with strategic play in mind and so the course, whilst offering fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, demands you pay attention to your shot making in order to score well. A final point of note, the back nine is very hilly and a long walk!
 
The O'Connor Course is laid out on the flatter land in the valley to the south of the resort. Certainly no less challenging than the Faldo Course but perhaps on prettier land (and an easier walk) it features numerous lakes and interconnecting streams with views across rolling orange groves. The entire course area, plus surrounding lands, are to be maintained as a wildlife sanctuary. As you would expect from a Christy O'Connor design there are some fantastic memorable holes which demand attention if you are to score well.
 
Visitors are always welcome but prior booking is essential.

Facilities:

Superb 5* Golf Focused Resort with the addition of football pitches, tennis, bowls, swimming and very expensive villas. Magnificient golf clubhouse with luxury facilities, Bars, Full catering, Banqueting Suites. Greenside Bar & Cafe with fantastic views of both courses. Pro–Shop with extensive range of products. Extensive golf practice facilities inc Chipping & Putting greens, Driving range, 9 hole Academy Course & Callaway Fitting Club Fitting Suite

Golfer's Reviews of Amendoeira Golf Resort:

These reviews represent the personal view of the individual, not those of PackYourClubs.com
Average Rating Rating: 4.3     Number of Reviews: 1

Mr. H G Saunders, 01 Apr 2010, by anonymous
Clubhouse/Hospitality
Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course
Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities
Rating: 5.0
Value for Money
Rating: 3.0
The O'Connor course offers a challenge to mid-high handicap players whilst low handicap players will find it easier to score on. The Faldo course is difficult for mid-high handicap players due to the location and size of sand bunkers. Low handicap players will have to be on their game to score well. Both courses are maintained in excellent condition and the practice facilities are superb.

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