Castro Marim Overview

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Castro Marim Courses: Castro Marim Golf
Monte Rei
Quinta do Vale

Golf in Castro Marim

The main origin of the small historic town which dates back some 5.000 years as probably as an island serving the estuary of the River Guadiana. After its capture from the Moors in 1242 stronger battlements were constructed and these were later improved adding a castle by various Portuguese kings as it became an important point of defence of the frontier against Spain. During the 14th century the castle was the headquarters of the Order of Christ which was later replaced by the Knights Templar.

The nearby town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio took over Castro Marim's importance when it was completely rebuilt by the Marques de Pombal after the earthquake of 1755. With the construction of the bridge in 1991 across the River Guadiana it now provides a speedy driving connection with Seville and the rest of Spain. To the south of the town is the popular beach resort Monte Gordo that offers the tourist kilometres of sea washed sandy beach and bathing.

There are three golf courses in the area. The outstanding 18-hole Monte Rei Golf Course, the 27-hole Castro Marim Golf Course and the 18-hole Quinta do Vale Golf Course.

Recent Castro Marim Course Reviews

Monte Rei by mandy byrne from United Kingdom
A Star from arrival to departure
Monte Rei by Mike Humbles from United Kingdom
Stunning course!
Superb experience from start to finish. Service was first class and the course was nothing short of sensational. Every hole was interesting and a joy to play. A fantastic experience and worth every penny to play. Can't wait to return.
Quinta do Vale by Arie from Portugal
Wat een uitdaging
Het ontwerp van een baan is naast status en onderhoud het allerbelangrijkst en dat ontwerp is op Quinta do Vale echt fantastisch, wat een genot deze baan te spelen, die for veel strategisch gelokaliseerd water een ware uitdaging is
Ze zullen me hier vaker zien
Monte Rei by Sylvia from Netherlands
Still one of the very best :)
My third time at Monte Rei and I love everything about the course: it's challenging, especially yesterday when the wind was giving us a hard time (although that's fun as well) but still fair and you get to enjoy marvellous views. The greens still are difficult and at times you have to think about your course management, or simply 'go big or go home / no guts no glory' :)

Hence, when we arrived in the morning, at 11.15, there was no possibility to order some breakfast and the way that message was delivered, could have been more friendly. Having said that, at the end of the day, we had the most friendly gentleman serving us for dinner and making us special mocktails :)

So, all in all, looking forward to visit again!
Monte Rei by Walter Schärer from Switzerland
Poor value for money - not commendable
Very disappointing experience. While the weather was not the best during our round, the course didn't live up to Monte Rei's marketing promises and our expectations, given the ultra-high green fees.
The staff is very friendly and helpful, but too many details like a slow buggy, not well-maintained bunkers, and rusty steel rakes (!) made for a poor experience. We're not coming back to Monte Rei.

Castro Marim Location

Castro Marim Courses


Philip from Portugal
Quinta do Vale Sat, 17th Oct 2020
midas touch from United Kingdom
Great 70 the birthday present
Monte Rei Tue, 25th Jun 2019

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