I like Morgado. I have played there 3 times, the last time in February 2017, in foul weather.
The first few holes are a bit flat and bland, though tightish, then the course opens up into a lovely undulating challenge, with some water thrown in for good measure. The greens were in excellent condition, as were most of the fairways. It is not that tough, so I was a bit surprised to see it used for the Portuguese Open this year. I would have thought that it was pretty straightforward for Tour pros.
However this a proper test for amateurs, and, probably as a result of the 2008 property crash, the course is not overlooked by housing, so it is a nice contrast to many of the other Algarve courses.
Alamos, the other course on the resort is also a proper test, and there are good deals to be had for booking a round at each, even on different days.
Date: November 25, 2017