Amendoeira Faldo Golf Course
Alcantarilha, Algarve, Portugal
Morgado da Lameira, 8365-023, Alcantarilha, Algarve, Portugal.
GPS; LAT; 37º 8' 52.22" N. LONG: 8º 21' 24.12" W.
Amendoeira Faldo Golf
Formally known as Oceanico Faldo
The Amendoeira Faldo Golf Course is situated close to Alcantarilha, 35km from Vilamoura, 19km from Albufeira, 14km from Carvoeiro and 6km from Armacao de Pera.
Designed by Sir Nick Faldo with strategic play in mind the Championship Faldo Golf Course demands careful positioning to score well, rocky outcrops, meandering watercourses and views to the distant mountains and orange groves defining its essential character.
"The land at Amendoeira is dramatic and the project has the potential to be a real talking point in the Algarve. With so many courses in the region, that’s no mean feat," pointed out Nick Faldo, during his visit in 2007.
In a modern twist of a traditional recipe, cacti and wild herbs replace the role of Sunningdale’s heather, spartan Holm oaks and ancient olive trees take the place of a lush English woodland, and desert scrub bunkers of crushed limestone replace Berkshire’s sandy tracts in a golf course that revels in the classic principles of strategic play.
Nick said: "This was a very exciting project, which gave me a great opportunity to exploit my passion for design the same way I exploited my passion for playing. You have incredible views, beautiful undulating land and any time you have natural terrain like this, it is great fun to work with."
"The real skill is that when you stand on the tee, the golf hole tells you what to do and if you do what it tells you there is reward but if you don’t you’re penalised. The back nine is quite hilly, which is fantastic because we’ve got some great views to complement the course."
"I like my courses to be challenging to whoever plays them. There might be easy holes in some places, but they are a challenge because you have to think about them, and that is what I am after. The best compliment you can get in the design business is when players come off the course and say ’wow, that was a challenge,’ and that’s just what I planned at Amendoeira Golf Resort."
The Amendoeira Faldo Golf Course opened in 2008 and was designed by Nick Faldo.
Green fee prices for the Amendoeira Faldo Golf Course can be found here.
18 holes, Par 72
Gold; 6598 m, Slope 138
White; 6296 m, Slope 137
Yellow; 5858 m, Slope 132
Blue; 5334 m, Slope 129
Red; 4703 m, Slope 121
The total length is 6598 m
Handicap; Men; 28 Ladies; 36
Facilities; Restaurant, cafe, bar, pro shop, rental clubs, trolleys and buggies.
The Amendoeira Group has 2 x 18 hole Golf Courses; Faldo and O'Connor. Details and prices can be found here.
The Amendoeira Golf Academy situated between the Faldo Course and the O’Connor Jnr. Course is also part of the Group and offers a fitting suite, swing analysis, golf lessons and clinics and a range of outdoor practice facilities including; Oceanico Academy; a 9 hole, Par 3 floodlit Course, putting greens, driving range and long and short game practice areas.
Both Amendoeira Golf Courses environmental protection practices are strictly adhered to by means of detailed management systems in line with guidelines established by ISO 14001 standards, Green Globe and Committed to Green programmes.
Amendoeira Faldo Golf Course Address; Morgado da Lameira, 8365-023, Alcantarilha, Algarve, Portugal.
Amendoeira Faldo Golf Course GPS; LAT; 37º 8' 52.22" N. LONG: 8º 21' 24.12" W.