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Castro Marim Overview

Destination: Portugal > Algarve > Castro Marim
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 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.
Monte Rei by Alexis Zaranis from United Kingdom
What a day!
Number 1 course in Portugal? 100% yes. Don’t get me wrong, others (Quinta, OC, Val) are brilliant, but this one blew our mind. Will be back!
Castro Marim Golf by Philippe from Portugal
Too much people
Greens and Fairways in bad shape, insufficient number of buggies, no starter on course and certain holes with five parties on one hole, slowly game much more than 4 hours and alf,... Positive point the staff at the proshop very kind, and an electric charger on the parking for electric cars.
Castro Marim Golf by Stephen Watson from United Kingdom
Poor condition
Played 10th october 2022. Dreadful greens. Poor tees. Very disappointing. I hope we won't come back next year.
Castro Marim Golf by Mark from Portugal
Tough course
Super course, definitely not for the novice, tight narrow fairways, greens are good, could do with a little more work on them, but overall a tough demanding course, well worth every penny, will definitely play it again

Castro Marim Location

Castro Marim Courses

Golfers

Philip from Portugal
Quinta do Vale Sat, 17th Oct 2020
+16
midas touch from United Kingdom
Great 70 the birthday present
Monte Rei Tue, 25th Jun 2019
+23

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