Palmares (Praia & Lagos) - Algarve - Portugal

Onyria Palmares Golf & Beach Resort,
Apartado 74,
Meia Praia,
8600-901 Lagos,
Portugal


  • +351 282 790 500


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Palmares Golf is billed as the golfing “jewel in the crown of the Algarve” and it’s certainly an eclectic Frank Pennink-designed course, which opened in 1975, with distinct flavours.

Sited above and along the Atlantic coast close to the Meia Praia beach, Palmares has a collection of links-like holes and park-like holes. Not only is the golf good and varied but also Palmares has some of the best views available from any Portuguese golf course.

“Palmares blends easily into its rural seaside environement, offering wonderful vistas of the coastline around the Bay of Lagos and, from the higher ground, the mountains of the Monchique inland.” Wrote Michael Gedye in his Golfer’s Guide Portugal. “The location presented Pennink with a unique situation – a hilltop dotted with flowering shrubs, almond and acacia trees, cascading down to a sandy stretch of linksland with dunes bordering the sea. He gasped at the challenge of combining links with parkland golf and produced a truly interesting course of wide variety that never ceases to charm and challenge. The spectacular views come as a natural bonus.”

Robert Trent Jones Jnr upgraded Palmares in 2010, dividing the property into three nines, “Lagos,” “Praia” and “Alvor”. Four holes on the Praia nine (two pretty par threes and two tough par fives) run along the shoreline and the second last greensite on this circuit is shared with the penultimate hole on the Lagos nine (where the only two water holes on the complex are featured).

The Alvor nine occupies the more hilly terrain at Palmares. The opening trio of holes on this loop sit on the least appealing part of the property, followed by three fairways that are laid out across a road in a lovely valley. After playing a fine par three near the water’s edge, the final two holes face directly uphill to the clubhouse.

Commenting on the Palmares project, Robert Trent Jones II: “Palmares Golf Course is special on so many levels. The expansive ocean vistas, dramatic elevation changes, quintessential Mediterranean intimate valleys, and expansive dunes land have blessed us with the environment to craft a golf course with an enormous depth of character and challenge.“

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Description: Palmares Golf is billed as the golfing “jewel in the crown of the Algarve” and it’s certainly an eclectic golf course, which originally opened in 1975, with distinct flavours. Rating: 7.7 out of 10 Reviews: 22
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simon
12 of us played last week and found the course great. There is work going on at the moment but though it's around in a few places don't let it put you off. A very playable course that you can get round and shoot good scores.
October 01, 2009
8 / 10
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Martyn Lowden
Played this as a 2-ball in August 07 and really enjoyed it - knocked spots off the other courses in the Praia da Luz area. Lovely elevated clubhouse looking down over the course and over to the Ocean, you play down to the coast then back up on the back 9. We found it in excellent condition and I would recommend it to anyone and wouldn't hesitate to play it again in the future.
October 01, 2008
8 / 10
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