These two championship golf courses nestle on the lower slopes of thestunning Monchique hills lying to the north of Portimao, with its gently lapping waves and fine golden sands framed by cliffs and rocks. Portimao was commercially developed during the 19th century for the fishing and canning industry but has since developed a cosmopolitan atmosphere of an international tourist destination. These breath taking hills are a photographer or poets dream.
In golf course construction terms the terrain is unique in the Algarve,reminiscent of rolling parkland, with wonderful views inland to the hills, it is laid out in a large 980 hectare estate through undulating small valleys. A poet could have written about the wooded slopes of the Monchique, for after the heat of the coastal Algarve the coolness of these hills are a pleasant reprieve. The first nine holes of Morgado are relatively benign; the second are hillier, with many of the hazards created by the natural contours of the land. The greens are generous and, above all, true throughout- but the SSS of 73 should give some indication of the degree of difficulty. Álamos seems set to take a place among the very best courses in the Algarve. Enjoy wide-open fairways presented at the first and second holes because thereafter you will find little room for error. The tee of the par-5 sixth is at the highest point of the course and is unquestionably the course’s signature hole and the accuracy of the player’s shot will be questioned by deep aggressive bunkers.
Green fees for 18 holes start from 40 Euro’s up to 15th of September 2010 and a special rate of 70 Euro’s for 2 players and a buggy.