The 18 hole Nick Faldo Golf Course is located close to the village of Amendoeira and it is impressive to play and has the challenges to be a real talking point in the Algarve - with so many courses in the region this it is no mean feat. In a modern twist of a traditional recipe, cacti and wild herbs replace the role of heather, attractive oaks and ancient olive trees take the place of a lush woodland, and desert scrub bunkers of crushed limestone replace the Berkshire sandy tracts in a golf course that revels in the classic principles of strategic play.
With strategic play in mind, the course asks for careful positioning to score well. Rocky areas, meandering watercourses, good views to the distant mountains of Monchique, orange groves, all of these give the course its own character.
The course first hole is a testing uphill, Par 4, offering a number of risk and reward opportunities. The downhill, Par 5, hole 4, encounters a meandering watercourse, which comes into play on three of the front 9 holes and two of the inward play. The inward 9 holes include several which will become the talking point of the 19th hole cognoscenti. Mastering the massive Par 5 hole 13th which has a descending fairway, which when the wind is behind the player, will demand consistent shot making all the way to the hole. The holes 14 and 15 continue to challenge the golfer, sometimes playing amongst rocky outcrops. After leaving the high ground to the west, the 18th brings the game to a close with a magnificent Par 5.
- 25 golfers have posted Faldo Reviews
- Average course experience 8.1 / 10
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- Faldo is the most booked course in the Amendoeira area
- Faldo has the most repeat bookings in the Amendoeira area
- Faldo is the busiest in April and quietest in December
- 57% of Faldo golfers play Old Course, Vilamoura
- 56% of Faldo golfers play Victoria, Vilamoura
- 47% of Faldo golfers play Millennium, Vilamoura
- 38% of Faldo golfers play Pinhal, Vilamoura
- 35% of Faldo golfers play Laguna, Vilamoura
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Recent Course Reviews
on Mon, 23rd Oct 2017
An excellent very challenging course which measures up to the very best desert courses in Arizona and Southern California.
on Wed, 4th Oct 2017
from United Kingdom
16 of us played the Faldo course, with handicaps ranging from 4 to 26. The higher handicappers and shorter hitters struggled on some holes due to the carry and accuracy needed from the tee. It is a great course though and I would highly recommend it to anyone not falling into the categories above. The service and facilities were the best of anywhere we have played in the Algarve (11 courses and counting)
on Fri, 29th Sep 2017
from United Kingdom
A bit too difficult for the high handicapper other than that greens n fairways in great nick running at 10 on stint meter
on Mon, 25th Sep 2017
from United Kingdom
Course looking untidy particularly tee boxes. First six hour plus round ever, lack of marshalling on course. Booking system ridiculous, four ball started on I0 put out in front of my group of 20 players that slowed us up even more!!!! Horrendous. Would recommend you stay clear of this facility until they up their act.
Course News & Notices
EuroPro Tour - Faldo Course - Amendoeira - Algarve - 24th to 26th October, 2017.
As from Tuesday the 24th until Thursday the 26th, the Faldo Course will be hosting the first EuroPro Tour Grand Final. The top five golfers will then be eligible for their card for the European Challenge Tour.
PGA EuroPro Tour is thrilled to announce this year’s Tour Championship will be held on the Oceânico Faldo Course at Amendoeira Golf Resort in Portugal.
Commencing on Tuesday, October 24 and concluding on Thursday, October 26, the tournament will carry its largest ever prize fund of £100,000, and which could also prove pivotal in securing a place in the Race To Amendoeira top five and the Challenge Tour card that comes with it.
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