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Ombria Reviews

Shaun from United States
on Sun, 9th Jun 2024
Great scenery, really nicely manicured course. They ran out of carts so we were rushed out of ours after our round. In addition, the beverage cart didn’t come around until we’re were nearly done with the front 9. Seems like there are still some teething problems but nice course overall.
David from United Kingdom
on Mon, 3rd Jun 2024
Fantastic Ombria
Fantastic day of golf. Although the course is only open just over a year, it is amazing. The elevated tees are spectacular and the scenery second to none. The service provided by everyone was exceptional and we thoroughly enjoyed our day.
Andrew from United States
on Thu, 30th May 2024
A new gem - well worth a visit.
Ombria is a new gem and a really good test of golf. The front nine is very challenging for a first time visitor with lots of opportunity to get into trouble but the good golfer will enjoy the challenge. The back nine is more forgiving and easier on the nerves but still a good test. The course is in a great setting. Very well maintained with firm but true greens. Definitely worth a visit for regulars to Golf in the Algarve.
Dale from United Kingdom
on Sun, 19th May 2024
Spectacular Ombria
Front 9 went for the spectacular & didn’t disappoint. Back nine was more open, but still had its challenges.

Greens were great & course in lovely condition. An easy course to recommend

John from Portugal
on Wed, 1st May 2024
Fantastic
Fantastic course in great condition.

Customer service is first class.

Jens Christian from Norway
on Sun, 28th Apr 2024
Fantastic course
Darren Howes from United Kingdom
on Thu, 25th Apr 2024
Stunning. Must play once
You have to play here once even if just for the clubhouse and views. You won’t find a course with more spectacular views. Greens were running at 11 on the stimp. Crazy front nine then back nine more forgiving. Plays much harder than its slope. I’m 3.4 and had to play off 1 on the yellows and got nowhere near my handicap but loved every minute
Stephen from United Kingdom
on Wed, 10th Apr 2024
Bit of a strange and confusing course layout but the course itself was superb. Considering it’s only a year old it already looks mature. Really enjoyable course with some tough holes.
Richard Ledgard from United States
on Mon, 8th Apr 2024
Ombria the hidden gem
Play this course before it becomes out of your price bracket. Really tough start and not for the very high handicapper but class act.
Steven Kozlowski from Canada
on Sat, 6th Apr 2024
Umbria course
Excellent service all around. The course is beautiful with lots of up and downs. A real challenge to pick the right club. Greens were quite tricky.
Gary from Portugal
on Fri, 22nd Dec 2023
Great course, fun to play.
Fantastic course and golf experience. Tees, fairways and greens all excellent, all firm and true. Some very interesting and challenging holes requiring accuracy of line and distance, together with fantastic views and scenery. Not for the true beginner but really interesting, fun and challenging for all others, many tee options.
Nigel from United Kingdom
on Thu, 23rd Nov 2023
Fantastic experience
A new course that we found in excellent condition. The course is very challenging for the average golfer but well worth a visit as the scenery and course quality is wonderful.

The welcome and service was great although the clubhouse facilities are limited at the moment.

Bruno from Portugal
on Mon, 13th Nov 2023
Ombria
Der Platz selbst ist gepflegt, dazwischen nur Gebüsch etc. Noch kein Clubhaus und nur vom foodtruck Sandwiches. Dauert noch ...Teils schlecht beschriftet und teils gefährliche Überschneidungen!!

Buggy wird nicht geputzt übergeben

twilight mit Buggy für 2 P €206 .--

darren from United Kingdom
on Sun, 12th Nov 2023
Course is amazing especially front nine in a couple of years be awesome clubhouse and practice faculties need to be ready
peter from United Kingdom
on Sun, 5th Nov 2023
First time at ombria
What a great challenge. Really entertaining and unique course. Greens in superb condition and some very challenging holes that might spook some, especially when windy. Obviously brand new, so fairways and greens lacking depth of grass roots but in time this will change and the course will improve. Likewise the clubhouse is not complete yet but this did not distract from the enjoyment. As the course becomes busier it could get very slow as suspect lots will be looking for golf balls and a few holes cross over meaning waiting for players to finish a hole before teeing off, i.e the first. 6 par 3’s and 5 par 5’s means it has the fewest par 4’s i’ve played, hence the uniqueness. Walking is not possible, buggys i presume are mandatory. I look forward to playing again though especially when more mature.
Kim Hakin from United Kingdom
on Wed, 11th Oct 2023
Slow play
A lovely course - the first nine holes with many elevated tees, are really special. Let down, however, by poor management. Two rounds both took 5 hours to play. No marshals (that we could see) to speed things up - maybe just too many on the course. Not enough buggies - we had to wait for ours even though those behind us had theirs. Quite a contrast from the efficiency of the Quinta courses we played later in the week.

It's a new course so hopefully these sort of things will be ironed out in due course, when I would look forward to returning.

James from United Kingdom
on Sun, 8th Oct 2023
New course with potential to become highly rated.
Course, which is set in the hills just North of Loulé, only opened to the public earlier this year.

Buggies included are essential as there is a lot of elevation changes from greens to tees. Views spectacular. Course condition excellent with some very large greens proving a real test. Very tight front 9 - if you miss the narrow fairways your ball will fall off the sides into scrub land or dry river beds or trees. Back 9 more forgiving.

The clubhouse is not yet open making the overall experience somewhat disappointing….no terraces open for sitting on and no bar facilities. There is a caravan in the area by the first tee serving a very limited range of drinks and snacks. Nowhere to sit.

In time and when the development is complete this course certainly has the potential to be up there with the best the Algarve has to offer, but still a long way to go.

Peter from United Kingdom
on Sat, 30th Sep 2023
Great course will be amazing when they get the facilities finished
nicola from United Kingdom
on Tue, 26th Sep 2023
A little gem
Awesome golf course
Paul Taylor from United States
on Sat, 23rd Sep 2023
Don't expect a Raincheck
Scenically superb somewhat contrived course design with 6 par 3's. unsuitable for higher handicappers. Agree with others: play it once but don't expect to make a regular haunt. Service polite but refused a raincheck on an exceptionally bad day with driving rain saying that the course was still 'open'.
Alan from United Kingdom
on Mon, 11th Sep 2023
Excellent new course in a beautiful setting. Course will probably be enjoyed most by medium and low handicap players.
Alex Legge-Beale from United Kingdom
on Sun, 10th Sep 2023
Must play
Cant not give it 5*. Its a must. The course needs some refining (proper restaurant, driving range), but for pure golfing its incredible. Shout out to Paolo as well.
jens from Denmark
on Sat, 2nd Sep 2023
Ombria golf is worth a visit
For a new course a very good experience. Fantastic layup and very high standard of hospitality. Don't hesitate to test yourself and the course👍
Iain
on Sun, 20th Aug 2023
Over Rated
Completely over rated golf course and under whelming compared to the reviews I read prior to play. Greens are in good condition but fairways will take more time to bed in which is understandable for such a new course.

Course has gimmicky holes which become tiresome. Front nine has plenty of undulation and course is in good condition but there are many better Algarve courses to play.

Pace of play was unacceptable at 4.5 hours for a 3 ball. Unfortunately they set time par at 4 hours 45 mins which is frankly ridiculous on a course where buggy’s must be used.

Staff are excellent and new buggy’s are well equipped.

Alexander Moynihan from United States
on Sat, 19th Aug 2023
Sandy
Front nine very compact with poor signage . Back Nine better but not great. I can see problems with slow play when the course Is busy plus getting players from car park to club House. Over all does not match Up to other courses in the Algarve. The staff where first class.
Stefan from Germany
on Mon, 14th Aug 2023
Spectacular, but
Ombria is spectacular, but more scenic than a series and good golf course. The front nine plays thru a very narrow valley and up step hills, the back nine on the other side of a hill. Play it once and decide if it fits you. Condition was good for a new course, service excellent.
Jan from Netherlands
on Sat, 29th Jul 2023
Simply lovely
A fantastic course. Great elevated tees in a beautiful vally.
Martin from United Kingdom
on Fri, 21st Jul 2023
Ombria
Definitely the best course on the Algarve if you are looking for a stunning well kept playable course

Some Tee shots are daunting but very playable

The course uses the terrain like no other

The front 9 are outstanding while the back 9 are still fantastic though not quite as spectacular

I wonder if it will ever host the Portuguese open though as it may not quite be challenging enough even off the back Tee’s

However that is of no interest to us average golfers who will love to play this stunning course

Dave from Portugal
on Fri, 30th Jun 2023
Superb Course but Clubhouse not quite finished
This is an outstanding course with some stunning views from the Tee boxes. Greens are true, bunkers challenging but in very good condition with plenty of sand. A couple of the Tee Boxes were a bit scrappy but don't let that put you off. There are a couple of tight fairways but if you stay straight you'll be fine. We saw lots of activity from the greenkeepers and this course is being well looked after. Be aware that you need to book clubs in advance if you need them. Do not assume they will have them available although they did for us on the day.

I fully expect the cost of playing this course to rise significantly next year once the clubhouse is fully open so recommend playing it soon if you want a bargain.

William from Portugal
on Fri, 23rd Jun 2023
Almost there
Course fantastic, personnel couldn't do enough, shame that there is no bar or restaurant, or driving range. But well worth a visit, We'll be back next year when infrastructure is ready.
Darren Howes from United Kingdom
on Thu, 15th Jun 2023
Darren Howes
Quality course and service. I think the nines should be reversed so you can use the putting green first
Mike from United States
on Mon, 5th Jun 2023
A new gem, great greens
Darren from United Kingdom
on Wed, 31st May 2023
Ombria
Great course tactical but easy if you stay straight will for sure be back. Loved it
David from United Kingdom
on Tue, 23rd May 2023
Spectacular New Course
Stunning course, but not quite ready (e.g. bar not open, hire clubs not arrived, still fitting out the club house). That aside which I am sure will be sorted soon the course is spectacular with many of the tee boxes cut high into the side of the mountains playing in to well manicured fairways and fast, true greens.
Steve from Portugal
on Mon, 22nd May 2023
Service very good. Course very difficult and not for the average golfer. Very long carries to many fairways. Lots of trouble. Very poor signs for the next tee and virtually no information at tees with no map or index or distances. Went wrong way at least 5 times as no indication of next tee. Score card is a joke, it being a scrap of paper with a map that was so small as to make it useless..

No food available.

Garry from Portugal
on Thu, 18th May 2023
1 for all golfers living and visiting the Algarve
We played ombria today for the first time,

the welcome from the staff was first class and they couldn't of been more friendly,

The golf course was an absolute pleasure to play,

So many great looking holes and stunning views.

The greens was fast and very true,

(tricky to read).

Fairways and rough in first class condition,

This is one of the best golf courses in the Algarve yes its up there with Monte Rei and Laranjal, ( in my opinion)

Just make sure you pick the right tees for your level of golf.

I didn't play well today but that didn't take away the pleasure of playing Ombria golf course .

We will definitely return.

Thank you Ombria

Craig from United Kingdom
on Thu, 27th Apr 2023
Put Ombria on the map
Really enjoyable course, elevated tees are stunning.

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