My experience of West Cliffs was a rather unfortunate one, the day we played, visibility was less than 200yds, and the second day we were due to play the round was cancelled due to the fog that has come in off the sea.
However, this course is an absolute belter, truly incredible. I’ve played most of the best courses in England now and a number of the best around the algarve, and this place is as good if not better than all of them.
Every hole has been designed cleverly and tests even the most established golfer. The greens are large, but if you miss them, you are in for a tough experience.
The par 3s are clever with a real mixture of difficulty, I found the 2nd a little underwhelming, but all of the others, especially 16 were brilliant.
If considering a trip to Portugal, you will do well to beat the trio of West Cliffs, Praia del rey and Royal Obidos. However, be aware there is little to no night life around this area and unless you’re staying in the hotel very little to do.
Date: November 01, 2018