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This is one of the newest courses in Portugal, having opened in 2000, in an area of the Algarve that until recently had no golfing infrastructures at all.

The recently built course is part of a truly exceptional tourist development, designed to provide unforgettable moments of leisure. It has a very special setting in the peaceful atmosphere of the eastern Algarve and was in fact the first course to be built in this region, offering players beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean, the River Guadiana and the nearby nature reserve, The design of the so-called "Atlantic Course" made use of the natural undulations of the hills and is sprinkled with many ornamental lakes. The fairways have been made with Bermuda grass, whilst the greens are made with the new Penn A4 grass.

What makes Castro Marim Golf & Country Club really special is its unique blend of history, culture, nature, river, sea, beach and sporting facilities in one single setting, together with its exceptional service and quality. Its proximity to the Benamor Course has meant that there is now a new major golfing centre in the Algarve.
Nearest Accommodation: Vilamonte Resort I Accommodation Algarve
Nearest Golf Courses: Benamor, Colina Verde,




Pro's Playing Tips
From the very start, the overriding characteristics of this course are clear. At 375 meters downhill, the par 4 first may not appear too strenuous, but as you stand on the elevated tee you can soon see why it is rated stroke index 4. The fairway is narrow and lined with young umbrella pine trees. It drops away, but climbs to the elevated green. The contours of the land must be carefully kept in mind as you decide where to place your drive. The par 5 fourth is a dog-leg left, but a good drive may reach the lake on the right side of the descending fairway. The second and approach shots are uphill and the green is well protected by a bunker, young pines and the falling lie of the land.

On the back nine, the eleventh - a par 4 of 323 meters - can be deceptive. Once again, a well struck drive may find the water protecting the green. This is a good hole, but it is brain not brawn that will secure you a par here. The par 3 seventeenth (130 meters) is almost always subject to onshore prevailing winds off the sea. With bunkers in front and a lake behind, think carefully about what club to take.


Course Data
Architect:
Various
Opened: 2000
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6.250 meters
Grass Types: Fairways: Bermuda
Greens: Penn A4
Pro's: David Holder
Requirements: Knowledge of golf etiquette
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.

 

Score Card

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

369

343

312

4

5

2

158

154

147

3

17

3

404

361

294

5

3

4

457

402

384

5

7

5

336

325

313

4

11

6

367

356

325

5

1

7

137

130

120

3

9

8

258

238

230

4

15

9

271

265

249

4

13

out

2757

2574

2374

37

 

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

10

313

300

287

4

12

11

322

310

298

4

4

12

261

250

244

4

10

13

124

120

113

3

18

14

365

353

342

5

2

15

253

236

213

4

14

16

285

256

220

4

6

17

136

122

104

3

16

18

449

421

390

5

8

in

2757

2368

2211

36

C

M

L

Par

Total

5265

4942

4585

73


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