Benamor enjoys a convenient location on the EN-125 main road midway between Faro Airport and the Spanish border. This very popular track is just 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of Tavira and 5 minutes from the increasingly popular village of Cabanas.
If you love golf and you love nature, then this a course you will enjoy. Benamor has some great sea and mountain views, and the fairways are lined with various types of tree; fig, cork olive and carob trees are in abundance and add to the sense that you are in the countryside.
This was the first course in the Eastern Algarve when it opened in 2000, and has matured into a wonderful place to play golf. The only housing you’ll see are traditional farmhouses dotted around the beautiful surrounding landscape – truly golf and nature at its finest.
The course was actually designed by Sir Henry Cotton, British Open champion and long-time resident in The Algarve and is not a long course by modern standards. The clubhouse is a rustically converted old church and is one of the most interesting along the coast. There is invariably a good value “Menu of the Day” on offer and a friendly welcome. Both nines start and finish right by the clubhouse for players’ convenience.
The challenge here is from the well-designed par 3 holes and many choose a buggy to tackle the undulating terrain with. The course starts gently to enable you to get a few points under your belt but then bites you! The fairways are not tight but the rough, trees and sloping terrain can be punishing. Each hole has been designed to take advantage of the terrain and there is a great mix of easy and challenging holes. The greens can be very quick and tricky. There are a few water hazards dotted around but nothing that requires a significant carry.
Green fees at Benamor are lower than The Algarve average and can be incorporated into a great golf package with the growing number of golf courses in the Eastern Algarve and even over the Spanish border. This is a very popular course - with its friendly relaxed welcome, convenient location, good value green fee, stunning views, and enjoyable layout, it is easy to see why.
Bar, Buggy Hire, Changing Facilities, Driving Range, Golf lessons with PGA Professionals, Par 72, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Restaurant, Trolley Hire
If you love golf and you love nature, then this a course you will enjoy. Benamor has some great sea and mountain views...