Looking at playing the O’Connor Junior Golf Course at the Amendoeira Golf Resort? Read on for our full course review, including green fees and tee time information.
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Amendoeira O’Connor Junior Course green fees range from €67 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 O’Connor Junior Course green fees include buggy hire.
Amendoeira O’Connor Junior 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 O’Connor Junior Golf Course is one of 3 courses that you’ll find at the Amendoeira Golf Resort. Of the 2 18 hole courses (Faldo being the other), the O’Connor Junior is the easiest. With that being said, there’s plenty of water to be found if you’re wild with your drives or iron play, so you’ll still need to be accurate to score low.
Whilst the Faldo Course provides you with the vistas and elevated tee shots, the O’Connor Junior Course offers an altogether different challenge. For a start, it’s much flatter and will suit golfers with a hatred for hilly inclines.
It’s clear that much of the premium land was dedicated to its bigger brother, but don’t let that put you off. What the O’Connor Course lacks in views, it makes up for in tricky water features which make for plenty of interesting holes.
Off the Yellow tees, O’Connor junior Course plays 6495 yards and is a par 72. Off the red tees, it’s 5733 yards. For the big hitters or those who fancy a sterner test, why not opt for the gold tees at 7366 Yards?
To play here, men require a handicap of 28 and ladies 36.
The signature hole at O’Connor Junior Amendoeira is probably the 18th, playing alongside a river with a gentle climb before finishing under the gaze of the clubhouse. It’s the perfect way to end your play at a very getable golf course.
Other memorable holes include the 3rd, a tough par 3 that plays alongside a lake down the right-hand side. As you wander down, see if you can catch a glimpse of the ruin situated on an adjacent lake.
The 4th hole plays alongside a vast orange grove and has significance due to the O’Connor Junior’s affinity with the citrus fruit that grows here. In fact, when he designed the course, he said, “I wanted one hole where it was just oranges. The whole of this part of the Algarve is blessed with thousands of acres of orange groves and I wanted to bring some inside the course as well.” He achieved this on both the 4th and 5th holes and when the trees are in full fruit, they are indeed a majestic sight.
Overall the O’Connor Junior course, whilst less challenging than the Faldo course, offers something different, and in reality, they complement each other. If you are in the area, you should play both just for the contrast. Most golf packages provide the opportunity to play on both courses.
Amendoeira O’Connor Junior course 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 accommodation available in package deals include The W Algarve Hotel & Residences.
Amendoeria O’Connor Junior deals are most likely during the low season of December and January when demand is lowest. There are special offers available during specific promotional periods.
Amendoreria O’Connor Junior Summer Special deal between 1st July and 31st August – 18 holes for €67pp
Amendoreria O’Connor Junior Easter Special Offer – 1st April – 16th April – 18 holes for €75pp
Amendoreria O’Connor Junior Winter Deal – 1st December – 31st January – 18 holes for €67pp
Some of the best deals can be found when taking advantage of the twilight golf deals available. Book after 15:30 at the end of May, and you can still get a full round of golf in at Amendoreria O’Connor Junior golf course before sunset during high season for €86 per person. including buggy hire.
Amendoeira O’Connor Junior Golf 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.
Also nearby is the charming town in Portimao. Take a look at our guide to golf in Portimao for hotel and golf course suggestions.
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Despite its more secluded location, there are plenty of accommodation options for those wishing to stay close to the O’Connor Junior Golf Course, including apartments at the Amendoeira Golf Resort that hosts both this course and The Faldo Course.
There are also some excellent hotel options within a 30-minute drive. For more information, take a look at our guide to the best hotels near Amendoeira O’Connor Junior Golf Course, or check out our handpicked selections below.
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