Monte Rei Reviews

Lynda from United Kingdom
on Thu, 19th May 2022
Monte Rei
Absolutely stunning course with incredible service from meet and greet as we arrived to similar as we came off the 18th.
Lesley from Portugal
on Wed, 11th May 2022
Monte Rei Review
Lots of left to right holes around water.

Lots of 2nd shots and approaches to greens over bunkers or and water.

Very difficult.

But, wouldn't expect anything else!

Did enjoy hospitality and facilities.

However, it was a one-off because of the price.

Thank you

Peter from Netherlands
on Fri, 25th Mar 2022
Course was extremely wet...they should have closed it...now we feel we paid a lot of money for a nearly unplayable course..very frustrating.

Restaurant very basic....needs some upgrading...definitely not the no1 course in Portugal

Gerlinde from Austria
on Tue, 28th Dec 2021
We love it!!!
Exzellent and extraordinary golf course, quote challenging, nice viels,. Top service at the clubhouse. We had the Tapas Menu after the rund - very recommendable!
Michael from United Kingdom
on Sat, 16th Oct 2021
Fantastic layout & excellent service
An absolutely fantastic layout the best of 4 Nicklaus designs I have played. It will test your golf brain! Excellent service from all members of staff who are very welcoming, and the standard of food was first class too. Don’t be put off by the fire a few months ago, the current discounts on offer more than make up for it. I shall play it again it was that good.
Jean-Patrick from Belgium
on Wed, 22nd Sep 2021
The fire destroyed everything
We were very excited to play on this mythical course but unfortunately the course is no longer in perfect condition. Everything around the fairways and greens has burnt down and the result is really catastrophic. Not only is the scenery not very nice, but the fairways and greens are no longer in 'competition' condition. In short, our advice is not to go to Monte Rei while waiting for the vegetation to grow back and for the gardeners to take over.
David from Portugal
on Tue, 21st Sep 2021
Disappointing Monte Rei... sadly.
With a stellar reputation, the course at Monte Rei was unfortunately, very disappointing. Due to some recent terrible bush fires in the area, the course was protected by the staff by utilising the irrigation system extensively. Although the course was saved, the measures taken severly damaged the overall condition of the course. The staff, however, were excellent and we have been offered a complimentary return visit next year. The most disappointing aspect though is not being told of the condition prior to booking and being charged the full amount (€220 per person). Travelling to Monte Rei expecting a wonderful experience to be then greeted with a 5/10 course in terms of condition, is very annoying and extremely disappointing. Although I applaud the efforts of the staff in saving the course in what must have been very difficult circumstances, the facts should have been communicated to agents and individuals allowing a choice of whether to play at this time.
Stefan- from Germany
on Fri, 27th Aug 2021
Jack did it
Great Nicklaus design, the best on the Algarve. Great holes, very scenic and demanding. Only the conditions are disappointing, very slow greens and dry fairways. They had a wildfire a week before, but the declining conditions are a issue for my last visit 2020 as well. For me a 4,5 star course in 3 star condition
Nicholas from United States
on Mon, 2nd Aug 2021
Monte Rei
The best course in Southern Portugal (must be in the top 3 in the whole country). Premium service with wonderful individual holes.

Disappointing to note, however, that the greens were notably slow and many had inherent diseased grasses.

For the high cost of playing, the greens really ought to be in better condition (as they invariably have been in the past when we’ve played there previously).

Richard from Spain
on Mon, 12th Oct 2020
Excellent . I have been lucky enough to play all over the world and this is in my top 10. Not for the high handicapper but a real test and what a facility
Juergen B. from Portugal
on Mon, 5th Oct 2020
Exzellenter Kurs. Perfekte Organisation. Hoher Preis, aber einmaliges Erlebnis.
Joaquim Vilà from Spain
on Thu, 27th Aug 2020
No question the best course that we have played this week. Greens were high but, still the course is beautiful. We will come back.
Jochen from Germany
on Fri, 6th Mar 2020
The best
raymond from Portugal
on Wed, 4th Mar 2020
Monte REI tough but fair
A very tough but fair golf course. The condition of the golf course was superb with exceptionally challenging bunkers. The greens were very fast with lots of borrows. We had a very friendly welcome & we found the staff very helpful & charming. We bought the Tapas package & would highly recommend this as the variety of food plus the amount was spectacular value for money
Olivier from France
on Thu, 30th Jan 2020
Parcours magnifique, varié, difficile mais amusant à jouer.

Qualité parfaite

Service excellent

Gerlinde from Austria
on Thu, 26th Dec 2019
One of our Algarve favorits
Very beautiful course, well maintained, lots of water and bunkers, great seevice
midas touch from United Kingdom
on Thu, 29th Aug 2019
Great 70 the birthday present
We live, part year, in Castro Marim, Algarve. We have played golf in many places including the Algarve, USA, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain, UK (including The Belfry), Ireland (Lahinch...fantastic in itself).

I'm not sure if the layout, course condition, customer service, scenery, quality of course, greens, attention to detail could be bettered ANYWHERE on this planet. Every hole is in its own environment, and you do not see anyone else playing at the same time.

William from Portugal
on Sat, 29th Jun 2019
#1 visitor experiences in Algarve
Tremendous course in perfect condition, helpful, friendly staff, pampered for a day.

Without a doubt #1 visitor experiences in Algarve, try it 👍👍👍⛳🇵🇹

on Tue, 14th May 2019
Monte Rei review
what an experience, brilliant, great service from start to finish, stupidly expensive but worth every penny in my opinion, all the staff made us feel very special and the condition of the whole package was first class
Chris from United Kingdom
on Fri, 10th May 2019
Montei Rei
The best course in the Algarve. A magical experience, if you get the chance you need to play this course. Exceptional service and a stunning golf course that is a great challenge
Philip Bocking from Germany
on Sat, 27th Apr 2019
Simply stunning. There is not a single hole that does not inspire.
Marc Mommen from Portugal
on Wed, 10th Apr 2019
een baan die je moet gedaan hebben!!
Super vriendelijke ontvangst en bediening.

Baan was in perfecte staat.

Buggies met gps

Marc Mommen from Portugal
on Wed, 10th Apr 2019
Een baan die je moet gedaan heb e
Ongelofelijke ontvangst, super vriendelijke mensen.

Baan lag er perfect bij.

Buggies met gps

Valerie from France
on Sat, 22nd Dec 2018
Go for it ! this is a must !

Service 5/5 course 5/5 price 5/5 it seems expensive but when compared to other courses where you have to pay additional buggy, it is really worth.

Fernando from Portugal
on Thu, 16th Aug 2018
Perfect, you need only to think about playing, all other thinks are with them, they give you a gift when you arrive and when you end!

Each hole is isolate for the others, the feeling is very nice.

You need to test it.


philip from United Kingdom
on Sat, 4th Aug 2018
Spoil yourself at Monte Rei
Absolutely fantastic, from the course to the service from all the staff....superb experience..a must for every golfer
Peter from Germany
on Sun, 15th Apr 2018
Absolutely spectacular. One scenic hole after the other. Expensive but worth the money.
Nigel from United Kingdom
on Sun, 4th Mar 2018
Really friendly staff, brilliant course. Hole 13 fantastic.
johnnie from United Kingdom
on Mon, 16th Oct 2017
One of the best
Fabulous experience. Wonderful views from every tee with challenging holes and greens. Long walks from green to tee so must take a buggy. If you like Nicklaus courses, this is the place to go. Expensive but a cut above and worth it.
John from United States
on Wed, 4th Oct 2017
Best course we played in the Algarve. Superb
Colette Stapleton from United Kingdom
on Mon, 25th Sep 2017
Simply Stunning
Been coming back to Monte Rei for several years and it only gets better. Staff and facilities are second to none. Well done Monte Rei !!!
Christopher from United Kingdom
on Wed, 20th Sep 2017
To be honest the course could do with a drink but other than that show me a better course and I'll show you a liar
Kevin from Canada
on Mon, 28th Aug 2017
service , clubhouse , course conditions and course layout were outstanding , best course we played in Portugal
on Sun, 2nd Jul 2017
As soon as we arrived we were made to feel special. From the valet and club drop through the pro shop with the welcome gift, out to the terrace for some lunch and then out on to the course. Every member of staff was polite and made you feel extremely welcome. Cannot speak highly enough of everyone involved. Now the course.....simply stunning. Every hole is picturesque and grabs your attention. Difficult but not too difficult and a great test of all aspects of your game! Hole 13 definitely goes down as my favorite. This will be on the rota every year from now on!
Stuart from United Kingdom
on Tue, 13th Jun 2017
Comments on the day
Hi. Although the course was in good condition the greens had just had yearly maintenance and many had more sand on them than grass !! If we had known that this was going to be the case we probably would not of booked, as 150 euros each is very high for this condition? Last September when we played they were perfect?
Stan Mack from United Kingdom
on Sun, 21st May 2017
Great Course
Wat a course!

Lower handicap players will enjoy the difficult challange, high handicap players will enjoy working out the best way to play this course.

I have a high handicapand and it was a joy to play, the par 3's are very difficult but you just have to 'manage; your way round.

The club house and staff were also outstanding - well worth a visist

Stuart Gardiner from United Kingdom
on Mon, 6th Mar 2017
Monte rei
Amazing course

Looked after by staff from arrival to departure

Great value given buggy is included vs 50-60euro elsewhere

Will return

Michael from Austria
on Wed, 4th Jan 2017
Must play
Great course - excellent service!
Howard from United Kingdom
on Wed, 26th Oct 2016
Unbeatable in Portugal
Undoubtably the best golfing Venue in Europe
Michael from Australia
on Sun, 19th Jun 2016
Monte Rei - a Silver Service Experience
Superb. From the moment we were greeted the feeling was silver service

The staff were super friendly and hospitable and could not do enough to help.

11/10 to the staff

The course was amazing. So well maintained and such a challenging layout. It well deserved its rating of #1 in Portugal

Congratulations to all connected with Monte Rei Golf and Country Club

A truly magnificent experience!!

Vickie from United States
on Thu, 16th Jun 2016
Dorseys from Atlanta
This is a stunning course, but the vast amount of natural habitat with dense vegetation makes losing balls an issue for the recreational golfer. The facilities are lovely, and the condition of the course is superb. The staff is most accommodating. This is not a course that can be walked as a practical matter due to the distance between some holes, so it is cart only for good reason.
Phil from Portugal
on Sat, 11th Jun 2016
Good but.........
Fabulous Jack Nicklaus lay out. Wonderful scenery. The staff couldn't have been more helpful.

Course condition however was a bit scruffy. Recent work on the greens has not grown out and it would have been nice to know this in advance.

Paulwatson from United Kingdom
on Mon, 16th May 2016
Fellow golfers, I doubt you play many better golf courses in Europe, never mind Portugal, a wonderful experience from arrival at the clubhouse, playing the course and the facilities of the club.
Paulwatson from United Kingdom
on Mon, 16th May 2016
Golfers, I doubt you will play a better golf course in Europe, never mind Portugal, a truly memorable experience from the minute you arrive at the club house to playing the course and all facilities
Jim from United Kingdom
on Mon, 2nd May 2016
Monte Rei
Couldn't do enough for you, was absolutely fantastic
on Wed, 27th Apr 2016

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