Eastern Algarve

Golf in Tavira

Tavira town

This beautiful ancient town, full of charming Algarve character, is an attractive destination for golf holidays due to the amazing number of top quality golf resorts that surround the town. Tavira sits in the south east of the Portugal near the Spanish border and is divided into two parts by the River Gilao that is spanned by a beautiful arched Roman bridge. Known as the town of churches its 37 religious houses proudly dominate the cultural center.

The winding streets, picturesque buildings, and an enticing main square and riverside, lined with good restaurants are just some of the reasons why this resort is so popular with golf holiday makers.  The town’s beach is hugely popular with families and sun-seekers with lots of space for sports. The beach lies past the salt pans and is reached by a ferryboat that takes the holiday visitor to the long attractive sandy island known as Ilha de Tavira.

Golf courses and clubs are a fairly recent addition to tourism here and have risen quickly in popularity.  The first golf course in Tavira, Benamor, designed by Sir Henry Cotton, was officially inaugurated in 2000 and the nearby spectacular Monte Rei resort is one most prestigious golf destinations in Portugal. Located in the unspoilt countryside between the dramatic Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Monte Rei is a rare jewel and offers an outstanding golf experience in sumptuous surroundings.

Being located only 35 minutes from Faro airport, Tavira is incredibly convenient for those needing a quick and easy golf getaway and is popular with all age groups.

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Colina Verde Golf Course

Colina VerdeColina Verde Golf and Sports Resort, Tavira, Portugal

This executive small course is hidden away in the countryside. The course offers the opportunity to improve the golfers short game or develop more confidence with ironplay.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 5/10

Holes: 9

Founded: 2003

Par: 28

Length: 1.145 meters

Designer: José António Cavaco

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Range Nets – Putting Green – Chipping Area – Locker Rooms – Pro-shop – Tennis Courts –  Swimming Pool –  Fitness Center – Clubhouse with Restaurant & Bar

Handicap Requirements: Not required

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginners

Fees and Hire Costs: £

Nearest Accommodation:  The Vila Galé Tavira

Nearest Town:  Tavira

Nearby Towns:   Monte Gordo – Castro Marim – Vila Real Santo Antonio 

Nearby Golf Courses: Benamor – Castro Marim – Monte Rei – Quinta da Ria – Quinta de Cima – Quinta do Vale 

Distance From Airport: 35 minutes from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the  Colina Verde website 

 

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Quinta de Cima Golf Course

Quinta de CimaQuinta da Cima Golf Resort, Tavira, Portugal

This  course is a sister course to the neighbouring Quinta da Ria, both of a Championship character which will provide an enjoyable challenge for most players. Its fairways set across rolling grounds are dotted with native trees.

Rated 4th Golf Course in Algarve, Portugal

Holes:18

Founded: 2002

Par: 72

Length: 6.256 meters (championship)

Designer: Rocky Roquemore

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House – Snack bar – Reception – Pro-Shop –  Putting-green –  Driving-range (300 x 100 m) – Golf Academy – Locker rooms – Hire of: Buggies, Pull trolleys, Electric Trolleys – Club Hire.

Handicap Requirements:  36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate  & Advanced Players

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:  The Vila Galé Tavira

Nearest Town:  Tavira

Nearby Towns:   Monte Gordo – Castro Marim- Vila Real Santo Antonio 

Nearby Golf Courses: Benamor – Colina Verde – Monte Rei – Castro Marim – Quinta de Ria – Quinta do Vale 

Distance From Airport: 35 minutes from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit Quinta da Cima  website 

 

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Quinta da Ria Golf Course

Quinta da RaiQuinta da Ria Golf Resort, Tavira, Portugal

A course designed to sit perfectly within its National reserve setting. Its panoramic sea views offers the golfer a pleasant environment to enjoy a peacefull round.

Rated 9th Golf Course in Algarve, Portugal

Holes:18

Founded: 2001

Par: 72

Length: 6.016 meters

Designer: Rocky Roquemore

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Club House – Snack bar – Reception – Pro-Shop –  Putting-green –  Driving-range (300 x 100 m) – Golf Academy – Locker rooms – Hire of: Buggies, Pull trolleys, Electric Trolleys – Club Hire.

Handicap Requirements Men: 28 Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate  & Advanced Players

Fees and Hire Costs: £££

Nearest Accommodation:  The Vila Galé Tavira

Nearest Town:  Tavira

Nearby Towns:   Monte Gordo – Castro Marim- Vila Real Santo Antonio 

Nearby Golf Courses: Benamor – Colina Verde – Monte Rei – Castro Marim – Quinta de Cima – Quinta do Vale 

Distance From Airport: 35 minutes from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit Quinta da Ria  website 

 

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Monte Rei Golf Course

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Monte Rei Golf and Country Club, Tavira, Portugal

This new outstanding course on an exclusive development presents an attractive challenge to any golfer. Set in beautiful unspoilt countryside with mountain views, the course provides a challenge at every hole and the level of service provided by the club is outstanding.

Rated 1 golf course in Portugal

Overal Golf Course Rating: 9/10

Holes:18

Opened: 2007

Par: 72

Length: 6567m

Designer: Jack Nicklaus

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Map

Facilities: Driving Range -Putting Green – Short Game and Bunker Practice Areas – Buggies -Caddies – Indoor/Outdoor Swing Studio – Club Hire – Pro-shop –Golf Academy – Bag Drop – Valet Parking -Club House – 2 Restaurants – Bars – Cafe – Guest Accommodation

Handicap Requirements Men:  24    Women: 32

Dress Code: Soft spikes, tailored shorts/trousers, collared golf shirts, no mobile phones on course

Suitable for: intermediate and advanced players

Fees & Hire Costs: ££££

Nearest Accommodation:  Quinta Velha Village – Pousada Tavira – Pousada Faro –  The Vila Galé Tavira

Nearest Town: Tavira

Nearby Towns:  Altura – Castro Marim – Monte Gordo

Nearby Golf Courses:  Benamor –Quinta da Ria – Quinta de Cima – Colina Verde – Castro Marim – Quinta do Vale 

For more information on this golf course in Portugal vist the Monte Rei website  

 

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Benamor Golf Course

BenamorBenamor Golf, Tavira, Portugal

An enjoyable course for the player with views over both  the Atlantic Ocean and the hills of the Serra do Caldeirao. The accuracy of the golf shot is particularly called upon by the architects retention of as many of the old trees as feasible. These natural obstacles coupled with strategic placed bunkers and occasional water hazards make the course a worthwhile challenge.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 7/10

Holes:18

Founded: 2000

Par: 71

Designer: Sir Henry Cotton

Length: 5.500 meters

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range – Putting Green –  Large Putting Course – Trolleys – Club Hire – Pro-shop – Bag drop service – Restaurant – Bar.

Handicap Requirements Men: 28 Women 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate & Advanced Players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:  

Nearest Town: Tavira 

Nearby Towns:   Castro Marim – Monte Gordo – Vila Real Santo Antonio 

Nearby Golf Courses: Castro Marim – Colina Verde – Monte Rei – Quinta da Ria – Quinta de Cima – Quinta do Vale 

Distance From Airport: 35 minutes from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the  Benamor website 

 

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Quinta do Vale Golf Course

Quinta do Vale Quinta do Vale Golf Resort, Castro Marim, Portugal

One of the newest courses in the Algarve designed by Severiano Ballesteros this championship course takes advantage of the charming natural setting lying next to and overlooking the River Guadiana towards Spain. The course is designed to suit players of any handicap.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 8/10

Holes:18

Founded: 2008

Par: 72

Length: 6.510 meters

Designer: Severiano Ballesteros

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range –  Putting Green – Golf Academy – Clubhouse – Restaurant –  Bar and Pro Shop – Club hire – Buggies –  Trolleys.

Handicap Requirements Men: 28 Women: 36

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Beginner & Intermediate  Players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:   Vilamonte Resort

Nearest Town:  Castro Marim

Nearby Towns:   Monte Gordo – Tavira – Vila Real Santo Antonio 

Nearby Golf Courses: Benamor – Colina Verde – Monte Rei – Castro Marim – Quinta de Cima – Quinta de Rai

Distance From Airport: 35 minutes from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit Quinta do Vale  website 

 

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Castro Marim Golf Course

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Castro Marim Golf and County Club, Castro Marim, Portugal

Set near the Spanish border this course provides three 9-hole layouts with views to to the River Guadiana and across to Spain. The Course should be played with thought because of many well placed and bunkers claiming many loose shots.

Overal Golf Course Rating: 6/10

Holes: 27 (3x 9holes)

Founded: 2000

Par: 71

Length: 6.250 meters

Designer: Terry Murray

Course Documents: Score Card – Course Layout

Facilities: Driving Range – Putting Green – Trolleys – Caddies – Club Hire – Pro-shop – Practice Nets – Chidren’s Nursery -Mini Golf – Sauna -Swimming Pool -Tennis Courts -Restaurant – Bar.

Handicap Requirements: Not required

Dress Code: Soft Spikes

Suitable for: Intermediate  Players

Fees and Hire Costs: ££

Nearest Accommodation:  The Vila Galé Tavira

Nearest Town:  Castro Marim 

Nearby Towns:   Monte Gordo – Tavira – Vila Real Santo Antonio 

Nearby Golf Courses: Benamor – Colina Verde – Monte Rei – Quinta da Ria – Quinta de Cima – Quinta do Vale 

Distance From Airport: 35 minutes from Faro

For more information on this golf course in Portugal visit the  Casto Marim website 

 

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