Amendoeira Golf Resort

Five Star Algarve Golf Resorts

Alcantarilha, Algarve

The Algarve region of Portugal is a paradise for golfers and the Amendoeira Golf Resort is a prime example of what makes the area such a great destination. Attention to detail is the key to the success of this resort with golf courses by Nick Faldo, Christy O’Connor Jr. and the region’s only floodlit par-3 course.

Found just 15-minutes from the beautiful beaches of southern Portugal with fabulous views to the magnificent Monchique Mountains, Amendoeira Golf Resort is home to luxurious 4-star apartments & villas and lends itself well to both a family trip and a group of friends getting some Portuguese heat in for their golfing holiday.

The Faldo course was awarded the Best Course in Portugal in 2016 by the World Golf Awards and consistently ranked as a top 100 course in Continental Europe. Only thirty minutes from Faro airport and just over two hours from Lisbon, this great golf resort is in a great spot to do some exploring of Portugal in general.

3 Nights,
Unlimited Rounds Package

From 408€ P/P Bed and Breakfast Drink on Arrival Airport Transfer

5 Nights,
Unlimited Rounds Package

From 695€ P/P Bed and Breakfast Drink on Arrival Airport Transfer

7 Nights,
Unlimited Rounds Package

From 965€ P/P Bed and Breakfast Drink on Arrival Airport Transfer


The Amendoeira Golf Resort boasts a superb range of luxury properties which have been inspired by a Moorish theme which reflects local influences. Expect graceful archways, cool tiled courtyards and lavish terraces that perfectly complement the levels of luxury found inside these top class accommodations.

The accommodations at the resort range from spacious two bedroom apartments to grand four bedroom villas; perfect for couples and groups of golfers alike. All apartments are served by communal pools while those who opt for a villa will enjoy the peaceful benefits of their own private pool; the perfect place to cool off after a long day on the fairways. All accommodations are stylishly decorated and well equipped with modern amenities that are designed to maximize comfort and convenience throughout your stay. Elevated hillside settings ensure that no matter whether you opt for an apartment or a villa, you will be treated to magnificent views across the two golf courses and surrounding countryside.

The Amendoeira Clubhouse is in the centre of the resort and has a large restaurant & bar and inviting lounge area with large TV. The restaurant opens at 7.00am and serves all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner. Golfers can purchase drinks and snacks from the golf buggy bar which goes around the golf courses regularly and post-golf drinks can be enjoyed on the spacious terrace which has stunning views over the golf courses or at the greenside spike bar.

The Amendoeira Sports Club has a wide range of sporting facilities which are available free of charge for guests staying at the Amendoeira Golf Resort including five aside football pitches, tennis courts, a 1km jogging track and a fully equipped gym where users can make use of ample changing facilities and showers.

Golf Courses at Amendoeira Golf Resort

Oceanico Faldo Course

The best British player of the modern era has a distinct design philosophy, as he seeks to present a challenge to every player; however, he achieves this not simply through extreme length, but by demanding that the golfer exercises some strategy and thought.

The Faldo Course at the Amendoeria Resort is a pristine championship layout that deservedly won the “Best Course in Portugal” award. This is an incredible accolade considering how many top courses there are nearby.

Waste bunkers, large fairway/greenside bunkers and water hazards all play a role in protecting this course. You will find some soft terrain changes and luscious vegetation adding interesting visual aspects to the course too. The Faldo is as much fun to behold as it is to play, it is a very visually pleasing golf course.

The 12th hole is one of the most enjoyable holes on the course. It starts strong with a raised tee-shot down over woodland toward exposed boulders in the terraced land. The short par-4 then requires a tee-shot to a raised green perched on the horizon inviting approach shots. The hole is decorated with white sand bunkers and the green is protected by a beautiful cork oak tree.

Course Information

Designed bySir Nick Faldo
Opened for play2008



Championship7,215 yardsSSS 75
White6,885 yardsSSS 73
Yellow6,407 yardsSSS 74
Red5,144 yardsSSS 69

Oceanico O’Connor

The undisputed highlight of the O’Connor Course is the designer’s take on Augusta National’s ‘Amen Corner’ – holes 7, 8 and 9 are skirted at various points by a great lake which snakes its way dangerously through three splendid holes.

The O’Connor course is the perfect companion to the Faldo course and sits in a wonderful fertile valley. This course is the same length as The Faldo and provides a slightly different golfing experience. The main features of the course are the various water hazards and the mature palm trees dotted around. You will have to contend with both rivers and large ponds so accuracy is key.

One of the highlights of the course are the large contoured greens, these will test you. The course starts with a nice-length par-5, always a good chance to get your round off to a good start and there is plenty of room from the tee to let you settle into your round.

The final hole on the front-9 is a cracker. A right to left dogleg awaits with water on the left giving you something to avoid from the tee. If this scares you and you bail-out to the right then three small fairway bunkers may gather-up your ball and give you trouble for your second. This is a fairly long par-4 which requires solid golf from start to finish. The water hazard on the left extends the length of the hole and another one awaits approach shots that are over-hit. A testing hole where par is a good score.

Course Information

Designed byChristy O’Connor Jnr
Opened for play2008



Championship7,336 yardsSSS 75
White6,860 yardsSSS 72
Yellow6,495 yardsSSS 75
Blue6,168 yardsSSS 75
Red5,734 yardsSSS 72

Academy Course

Have you ever played golf under floodlights? If not, now is your chance and it is an opportunity not to miss. This par-3 course is the perfect place to sharpen your scoring skills or to play with beginners in your group. Like the other courses at the Amendoeria Resort, you will walk off this course smiling.

The 7th hole features a tee shot over a water hazard. Two teeing options on this hole let you take on the pond or avoid it depending on your skill level. If you don’t have time for a full round or just fancy a bit of practice, this course comes highly recommended. When the dust has settled and you’ve counted up your strokes, the terraces at The Clubhouse give you a great setting to wind down and sip on something refreshing. The lower terrace overlooks the final green so it’s perfect for watching other members of your group finishing their round and putting some pressure on them as they finish.

Facilities & Clubhouse

The Clubhouse is one of the main features of the resort and is a great place to grab some food. With huge windows, the bar/restaurant area is bright and airy making it a great place to sit and eat with friends/family. A breakfast buffet is served on the Garden Deck and nothing says holiday more than breakfast al fresco.

Inside, you can have all-day breakfast as well as a la carte lunch and dinner options to fuel your relaxation. The Clubhouse is adjacent to the golf facilities and designed so that both courses start and finish at the building.

The spacious changing room facilities in The Clubhouse have everything you need before and after your round. Once you’re all set to play, go and visit the pro shop to stock up on anything you require for a round. Buggies are available and a free driving range gives you the space to warm-up before you head out.

Be sure to make full use of the putting green too as the greens can get pretty quick out there and you don’t want to be taken by surprise. The staff in the shop are on hand to help make sure you have everything you need before you tee it up.

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