The Faldo Course at Amendoeria Golf Resort represents one of the stiffest tests of any golf course in Portugal. Read on for our full course review, including how to get the best package deals, the cheapest green fees and book tee times.
Green fees range from €75 in the low season (December – January & July – August). Playing in mid-season (February & September) costs €135.
Green fees during the high season (March-May and late September – October) are around €145. Amendoeira Faldo Course green fees include buggy hire.
Twilight green fees range from €70 in the low season, €80 in mid-season and €86 in the high season for those wishing to tee off after 15:30.
Note: Green Fees prices may vary season to season
The Faldo Course is a Championship Par 72 course and one of the most challenging courses the Algarve has to offer. Set amongst orange groves and scrubland measuring 6406 yards off the yellow tees and 5143 yards from the red tees. For those feeling a little more adventurous, why not play off the gold tees at a staggering 7125 yards?
There are 5 tee positions at Faldo; make sure you pick the one that suits your ability so that you can enjoy the course. Play from too far back, and you simply won’t enjoy it and will lose a lot of golf balls.
There are plenty of holes that are worthy of mention at The Faldo Course.
The Par 5 4th offers something unique. You’re greeted with an elevated tee providing stunning views of the golf course and surrounding area. You’ll need to hit the drive of your life here, so make sure that you let it rip to ensure that you make the fairway.
The 8th is no less intimidating, with a 50-yard bunker running down the middle of the fairway, enough to put anyone off making a decent drive off the tee.
The Par 3 11th is fraught with danger. Golfers tee off over a lake 125 yards to the green. There’s runoff every which way you look, and you’ll need to be accurate here to stand any chance of making a par.
The 14th provides golfers with a blind tee shot. An accurate iron is required to an elevated green that gets no easier once you reach it.
The Faldo Course has a distinctly different feel from a lot of the other golf courses that can be found in the Algarve, so if you fancy a change from the usual resort courses, then pay it a visit. We doubt you’ll be disappointed.
Packages will usually include accommodation at the Amendoeira Golf Resort due to its proximity to both the Faldo and O’Connor Junior golf courses. Other accommodations available in package deals include The W Algarve Hotel & Residences.
The best deals are most likely during the low season of December and January when demand is lowest. There are special offers available during certain promotional periods.
Amendoreria Faldo Summer Special deal between 1st July and 31st August – 18 holes for €67pp
Amendoreria Faldo Easter Special Offer – 1st April – 16th April – 18 holes for €75pp
Amendoreria Faldo Winter Deal – 1st December – 31st January – 18 holes for €67pp
Some of the best deals can be found when taking advantage of the twilight green fees. Book after 15:30 at the end of May, and you can still get a full round of golf before sunset, during high season, for €86 per person. Including buggy hire.
The Faldo Course is located in Alcantarilha, a secluded village away from the larger towns of Vilamoura and Albufeira. That said, both towns are easily accessible by car. Albufeira is just a 20-minute drive away, and Vilamoura 30 minutes.
The town of Portimao, is also a short drive away. You can check out our full guide to golf in Portimao for some excellent course and hotel suggestions
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Amendoreira Golf Resort is situated in a more rural setting than many of the other Algarve golf courses. However, there are still plenty of hotel options for those wishing to stay close to the Faldo Course. Below you’ll find our top recommendations within a 30-minute drive of the course. For more information, see our guide to the best hotels nearby or view our handpicked selections below.
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