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The Benamor Golf Course is located in Tavira, Portugal, was the first golf course built east of Faro in the Algarve. In 1986 the owners of Quinta de Benamor (Martins Dias family) invited Sir Henry Cotton to make a concept design for an 18-hole course, inspired by the beautiful old church next to the site of the Clubhouse and its spectacular location the result was a delightful plan for a par 71 golf course with 5.500 meters.
Unfortunately, the legendary British golf champion and course designer died the following year, and the project underwent various changes under Howard Swan and Raymond Jones; it is their touch that gives the course, finally opened in 2000, it’s defining characteristics. But wait, there´s more