Location and access
The Amendoeira Golf Resort, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, lies in the interior of the western Algarve north of the little village of Alcantarilha and only a short drive to the historic town of Silves. The surrounding area is dominated by the fertile Barrocal landscape, the transitional area between the coastal strip and the mountains of the Serra. It is only a two kilometre drive from the national road EN125 in Alcantarilha and from the A22 motorway (exit 7).
The Oceânico O'Connor Golf Course complements perfectly the Faldo Course, whilst taking advantage of the rich valley soil in contrast to the arid hillside of the neighbouring course.
On the front 9 holes you encounter a number of lakes, the 3rd being identified by a Moorish relic situated on an island in the adjacent lake. Holes 7, 8 and 9 offer a particular challenge, where the water hazards could result in a lack of concentration. Hole10 leads play away from the northern boundary, setting up the challenge for the inward nine. Large bodies of water and meandering watercourses will test players all the way to the 18th.
Facilities and services
The magnificent Clubhouse with a Pro–shop, Greenside bar & café, Spike bar & restaurant, banqueting room and luxurious changing rooms is shared by the players of the neighbouring O’Connor course as well as the excellent practice facilities and the Amendoeira Golf Resort Academy & Callaway Fitting Suite.
Although situated in the immediate neighbourhood to the Amendoeira Resort, the two courses designed by Nick Faldo and O’Connor Jr. have completely different characteristics due to the diverse profile of the terrain. Together they offer an unforgettable golf experience.