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Palmares Golf Course

Palmares golf course, redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, is one the most spectacular golf courses in the Algarve, with views to die for, over the bay of Meia Praia, in Lagos! A player will find a mixture of Parkland and Links all designed to require greater skill to any class of player. The greens on Palmares golf course are large and very sloping and players have to face a few blind shots to them. Some people consider Palmares golf course to be designed for buggies, not for golfers who like to walk the golf course and appreciate it, but please take the time to appreciate the colourful local flora on your way and don't loose concentration for the critical shots.

Palmares Golf Course Latest News

Portuguese golfer Tomás Bessa wins the 3rd edition of the Palmares Open

Tomás Bessa dominated the whole competition and won the 3rd edition of the Palmares Open, in Lagos, Algarve. The second-best Portuguese in the world ranking won his second title of the PT Tour season at the 3rd Palmares Open.

This was his second victory on the PT Tour in the 2022–2023 season. Having won the second Palmares Open back in November, he currently tops the standings of Portugal's only international professional circuit.

The Portuguese golfer shot a combined 204 (66+66+72) to finish 12 strokes under par at Palmares. Tomás Bessa had one less 'shot' than the Englishman George Bloor (67+69+69). Bessa brought in 2,000 euros, whereas Bloor managed to collect 1,300.

In a competition of 74 participants, brothers Ricardo and Hugo Santos not only placed in the top 10 but also finished in a tie for 8th place (-4). Tomás Bessa jumped out to an early lead with an opening round score of 66 (-6). He doubled down in round 2, finishing with a score of 132 (-12) and two "shots" in hand over Olly Huggins (69+65) heading into the final day.

In the final round, which was played in bad weather, he shot 72 and ended up with a total of 204 (-12). Third place was shared by Olly Huggins and Jonathan Thomson (68+69+69) with scores of 206 (-10).

"This last round proved to be exceptionally challenging. I got off to a bad start, shooting 4 over par through the first five holes, but I'm pleased with how I battled back", Tomás Bessa said.

"The wind was so fierce that the ball seemed to travel around the greens on its own, but I kept patient and eventually made several excellent shots. Fortunately, on hole 18, I made a birdie after executing a significant chip", he added.

The third Palmares Open kicked off the third "Swing" of the PT Tour. Following that, from the 20th through the 22nd of January, the 4th Palmares Open will be held, likewise with a prize pool of 10,000 euros.

The magnificent Palmares golf course is part of the Palmares Resort, a stunning 5-star resort located right next to the beach.

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Portuguese golfer Tomás Bessa wins the 3rd edition of the Palmares Open (read moreclose)
Portugal golf courses - Palmares Golf Course ReceptionReception: Everyday from 7:00am to 8:00pm
Portugal golf courses - Palmares Golf Course Golf ClubsGolf Clubs: Callaway
Portugal golf courses - Palmares Golf Course Club HouseClub House: With Restaurant and Snack bar
Portugal golf courses - Palmares Golf Course Driving rangeWith driving range
Portugal golf courses - Palmares Golf Course AcademyWith an Academy
Portugal golf courses - Palmares Golf Course TrolleysTrolleys: Manual and Electric
Portugal golf courses - Palmares Golf Course Locker RoomWith locker room
Portugal golf courses - Palmares Golf Course Pro ShopPro Shop: Everyday from 7:45am to 8:00pm
Portugal golf courses - Palmares Golf Course Golf LessonsGolf Lessons: Resident professionals
Portugal golf courses - Palmares Golf Course Putting GreenWith putting green
Portugal golf courses - Palmares Golf Course JuniorsJuniors: Up to 17 years old

Palmares Golf Course - latest comments and reviews

DAVID JOHN GREATHEAD 2024-06-22
Quality and testing course. Not in the best of condition and greens struggling to recover after re turfing in large areas. Not value for money this year, sadly.

News - Golf in Portugal - Palmares golf course 2021-07-18
The first of two days of Regional Qualifications in the Algarve has already been played at the stunning Palmares Ocean Living & Golf. The Vinicom team won with 85 points, with cards of 43 from Viriato Teixeira/Rui Mendes and 42 from Rafael Teixeira and António Barreiros. Also qualified for the Algarve Semi-Final were Hole in One Pub/Flinstones (84), Vista Alegre (83), Moneris Lx (83) and Delta Cafés (82). Lunch and the prize-giving ceremony took place at the magnificent Hotel Algarve Casino da Solverde Casinos & Hotels in Praia da Rocha.

Mark Parsons 2024-06-21
Played in June 24, nice layout. For a premium course, it wasn’t in the best of conditions, particularly the greens, a fact which the management are aware of as we were given a 20€ voucher against a future booking. Nice to see some proactive behaviour by a golf course.

Gareth Toms 2024-06-16
Our second round of the day was also troubled by some very poor greens, including a temporary green. We were also behind a junior tournament which meant play was very slow, with one of the par 5’s taking 45 minutes. A real shame as this is usually the highlight of our golf

Gareth Toms 2024-06-15
Fairways dry and a number of greens very patchy

Michael 2024-06-14
Course in much better condition than earlier this year. A great course, always challenging.

Terence White 2024-05-23
We all love this course but this year the greens were not up to there so a bit disappointed , though we were told about the lack of water over the months have not helped .

weyens 2024-05-20
Lot of wind

Garry Hebert 2024-05-07
Great golf course. Will definitely come back.

Frank Haidinger 2024-04-27
Course in good condition, driving range is ok. Good restaurant, but waiters slow.

Peter Allen 2024-04-27
Great golf course

Jon Cofield 2024-04-17
Played Lagos and Praia loops. Greens were patchy and a little damaged on some holes otherwise a super course and excellent facilities

Louise jackson 2024-04-08
Beautiful course played holes 10 - 27... well kept , really maintained well , great pace of play and a well thought out course ! Food on the restaurant afterwards was amazing ! Only negative some of the greens by coast (holes 19-27) had some damage but overall an amazing course and resort

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Course Difficulty
Yard values are approximated.
Alvor + Lagos
Lagos + Praia
Alvor + Praia
 
Alvor
Hole: 1
Par: 4
S.I.: 3
S.I.: 4
467427myd
423387myd
414379myd
348318myd
Hole: 2
Par: 3
S.I.: 15
S.I.: 16
227208myd
208190myd
170155myd
170155myd
Hole: 3
Par: 4
S.I.: 9
S.I.: 10
396362myd
363332myd
312285myd
312285myd
Hole: 4
Par: 5
S.I.: 7
S.I.: 8
594543myd
568519myd
568519myd
511467myd
Hole: 5
Par: 4
S.I.: 11
S.I.: 12
392358myd
372340myd
293268myd
293268myd
Hole: 6
Par: 4
S.I.: 13
S.I.: 14
390357myd
366335myd
366335myd
332304myd
Hole: 7
Par: 3
S.I.: 17
S.I.: 18
213195myd
184168myd
184168myd
115105myd
Hole: 8
Par: 5
S.I.: 5
S.I.: 6
546499myd
514470myd
446408myd
378346myd
Hole: 9
Par: 4
S.I.: 1
S.I.: 2
441403myd
409374myd
384351myd
315288myd
In
Par: 36
-
-
36663352myd
34073115myd
31362868myd
27732536myd
Lagos
Hole: 10
Par: 4
S.I.: 12
S.I.: 11
365334myd
342313myd
289264myd
289264myd
Hole: 11
Par: 4
S.I.: 2
S.I.: 1
493451myd
464424myd
432395myd
396362myd
Hole: 12
Par: 3
S.I.: 18
S.I.: 17
179164myd
149136myd
149136myd
9486myd
Hole: 13
Par: 5
S.I.: 4
S.I.: 3
542496myd
526481myd
501458myd
459420myd
Hole: 14
Par: 3
S.I.: 10
S.I.: 9
245224myd
219200myd
219200myd
132121myd
Hole: 15
Par: 5
S.I.: 16
S.I.: 15
505462myd
474433myd
421385myd
421385myd
Hole: 16
Par: 3
S.I.: 14
S.I.: 13
196179myd
171156myd
171156myd
124113myd
Hole: 17
Par: 5
S.I.: 8
S.I.: 7
546499myd
525480myd
506463myd
439401myd
Hole: 18
Par: 4
S.I.: 6
S.I.: 5
388355myd
365334myd
365334myd
322294myd
In
Par: 36
-
-
34603164myd
32342957myd
30522791myd
26752446myd
Praia
Hole: 19
Par: 4
S.I.: 7
S.I.: 8
401367myd
385352myd
330302myd
299273myd
Hole: 20
Par: 5
S.I.: 5
S.I.: 6
562514myd
528483myd
497454myd
446408myd
Hole: 21
Par: 3
S.I.: 15
S.I.: 16
155142myd
139127myd
126115myd
115105myd
Hole: 22
Par: 5
S.I.: 1
S.I.: 2
599548myd
553506myd
541495myd
501458myd
Hole: 23
Par: 3
S.I.: 11
S.I.: 12
217198myd
175160myd
153140myd
137125myd
Hole: 24
Par: 4
S.I.: 13
S.I.: 14
314287myd
287262myd
287262myd
232212myd
Hole: 25
Par: 4
S.I.: 9
S.I.: 10
344315myd
315288myd
315288myd
259237myd
Hole: 26
Par: 3
S.I.: 17
S.I.: 18
145133myd
115105myd
115105myd
7367myd
Hole: 27
Par: 5
S.I.: 3
S.I.: 4
509465myd
481440myd
417381myd
390357myd
In
Par: 36
-
-
32472969myd
29782723myd
27802542myd
24522242myd
 
TOTAL
Alvor + Lagos
Tee
Distance
Par
C.R.
S.R.
WHITE
71266516myd
72
74,1
134
YELLOW
66406072myd
72
71,9
130
BLUE
61895659myd
72
75,6
133
RED
54484982myd
72
71,4
125
Lagos + Praia
Tee
Distance
Par
C.R.
S.R.
WHITE
67076133myd
72
72
129
YELLOW
62125680myd
72
69,7
125
BLUE
58325333myd
72
73,3
130
RED
51274688myd
72
69,3
121
Alvor + Praia
Tee
Distance
Par
C.R.
S.R.
WHITE
69136321myd
72
72,8
133
YELLOW
63855838myd
72
70,4
128
BLUE
59165410myd
72
74
130
RED
52254778myd
72
70,1
122
Course Map Palmares Golf Course

Tecnicals

*Undulated - Gradual sloping fairways.

*Mixt Course - Mostly Parkland, and Praia Loop offers 6 holes of pure links

*Buggy Recommended - Yes

*Signature Hole - 14th

*Water hazards - Only two holes. 3rd Hole Par 3, and 6th par 5 at Lagos loop

*Exposed - Strenght and directions of wind very important for club selection

*Dogleg -

*Comments - Nice mixture of holes, great views over Alvor bay .

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