Archive for the ‘Algarve’ Category
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
Situated in the western region of the Algarve, the Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort was one of the most talked-about new golf courses since 2011. Breathtaking views to the Ria de Alvor, Meia-Praia and Bay of Lagos the 27-hole complex blends a perfect mix of links and inland golf in an idyllic setting.
Recently Lagos won a string of plaudits from visitors to Tripadvisor.com after it requested its readers to name its top 15 worldwide places on the rise, finishing above the likes of Hua Hin in Thailand, Cannes, Cape Town, Talinn, Stockholm, Moscow and Innsbruck in the poll. Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort received its own accolades after it was named second in the list of the top 20 attractions in Lagos, beaten only by the town’s impressive array of beaches – some of the finest to be found anywhere in Europe. (more…)
Boavista Golf Course is located near the town of Lagos in the Algarve, Portugal. Inaugurated in 2002 this fantastic golf course was built to a design by English architect Howard Swan, its layout occupies an impressive clifftop location overlooking Luz Bay on one side and the wide sweep of Meia Praia beach beyond Lagos.
Howard Swan was a past president of The European Institute of Golf Course Architects and his philosophy – to create a course as if it has always been there – has been sensitively applied at Boavista, preserving, integrating and harmonizing with the area’s natural terrain. Rolling fairways weave their way between water hazards and shrewdly placed bunkers, the signature hole on the outward nine is the stunning par-4, 7th hole set against a glorious backdrop of the sea and with exciting views from Praia da Luz and the hills at Monchique.
Boavista has established itself as one of the best courses in the area. The layout has been cleverly thought to preserve and integrate harmoniously the area’s natural terrain.