Are you looking to play Palmares Golf Course? Then read on as our complete course review tells you all you need to know about playing this wonderful golf course on the outskirts of Lagos, Portugal.
If you like what you see, check out the latest green fees and book tee times to make Palmares part of your next golf trip.
For those of you who a fancy a longer golf holiday, take a look at our specially selected Palmares golf packages, all provided by leading specialist golf travel agents.
In the low season (December-January and July-August), Palmares green fees start at €87.
In the high season, green fees are €116 (February-May & September-October)
Twilight green fees are €94, available after 15:30 on the following dates: (1st Dec to 31st Mar) • (17th Apr to 31st May) • (1st Jul to 31st Oct) and include buggy hire.
Note: Green Fees prices may vary season to season
Palmares Golf Course, located in Lagos, is a fascinating blend of parkland and links golf, offering true variety across its 27 holes. Originally designed by Frank Pennick and opened in 1975 as an 18-hole resort, the course was extended and remodelled in 2010 by Robert Trent Jr to provide the 27-hole layout that golfers can enjoy today.
Many players visit for the golf but stay for the views, given that they are some of the best of any golf course in the region.
Palmares is so beautiful that you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Bay of Lagos and the Alvor Estuary to the south, and the mountains of the Monchique to the north. Add in the beautiful dunes and a smattering of almond and acaia trees and you have the perfect backdrop for a great day’s golf.
The course is laid out into three loops of 9 holes, Alvor, Lagos and Praia, which provides the Getaway Golfer with a range of options when booking tee times. This is where you can combine your love of links golf and parkland golf.
Alvor is the hilliest part of the Palmares Golf Course and is mainly parkland in style. That said, the 6th and 7th holes play down to the beach and through the dunes, giving golfers a taste of what to expect if they decide to take on the Praia loop.
The Lagos loop contains the only lakes on the entire golf course and is the only section where genuine water hazards come into play at the 3rd and 6th hole. Most of the Lagos loop is parkland, but the 7th and 8th are links-style holes, playing through the dunes once again.
Praia is the most authentic links section of the 27 holes. Four of the nine holes run directly along the beach, providing majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Meia Praia beach.
The Palmares’ signature hole is the 9th par-5 on the Lagos loop. From your elevated tee shot, you’ll be afforded the most wonderful views of the entire course and surrounding area. Golfers can opt to cut the corner for the ultimate risk-reward opportunity, and is very getable for longer hitters.
The Palmares clubhouse is worthy of mention. The Pritzker Architecture Award-winning RCR Architects designed it and boasts a breathtaking panoramic view of the Alvor Estuary, Meia Praia Beach, and Ponta da Piedade. It also houses the Al Sud Restaurant, led by renowned chef Louis Anjos.
Many golf specialist travel agents offer Palmares golf course packages. Most will include a stay at the Palmares Beach House Hotel due to its proximity to the golf course.
Golfbreaks offer 3 nights of accommodation at The Palmares Beach House Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis, along with 2 rounds of golf at Palmares Golf Course, from £255 per person, excluding flights.
Yourgolftravel offer 3 nights bed and breakfast, staying at Marina Club Lagos and 2 rounds of golf at Palmares golf course starting at £389 per person, excluding flights (based on 2 guests sharing a 1 bed suite).
Palmares Golf Course offers the best deals during the low season, which runs from December to January and July to September. The club runs various promotions on buggy hire, including them in the green fee during quieter periods
Palmares also runs a twilight deal that includes a round of golf and buggy hire for €92 per person on the following dates. (1st Dec to 31st Mar) • (17th Apr to 31st May) • (1st Jul to 31st Oct).
Palmares Golf Course is located 7 kilometres due east of Lagos, a mere 15-minute drive away. Situated right on the coast and just a stone’s throw away from Meia Praia beach, it boasts some of the best views of any golf course in the Algarve region. Portimao is also nearby, just a few minutes drive east and has 15 golf courses within 30 minutes drive.
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There are plenty of accommodation options for golfers wishing to stay near Palmares Golf Course.
For further suggestions, take a look at our guide to the best hotels near Palmares Golf Course, or view our handpicked selections below.
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