Founded in 1976 but totally transformed recently in 2011 by American golf course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr., the magnificent Onyria Palmares Golf Course offers a grand 27 holes of varying difficulty. The course is comprised of three 9 hole circuits, the Alvor, the Lagos, and the Praia course. The Alvor nine is a woody trial that runs down to the beach with breathtaking views of the Alvor Estuary and the Atlantic ocean. The last nine that make the Praia course are located amongst the sand dunes on the actual beach.
Palmares, a perfect mix of challenging holes and lengthy fairways, rests in one of the most tranquil places along the coast of the Algarve with its breathtaking views of the Bay of Lagos and Praia beach. This is the explanation why Palmares has been one of the most talked about golf courses since its transformation in 2011.
Played at Palmares twice in May, what a superb mixture of holes over the three nines available, all in great condition with very good greens, if you are anywhere near this is a MUST PLAY course, good food available and very friendly staff, definitly best choice for your holiday
We played holes 10-27 a few backs for the first time and what a Palmares golf course is! The first nine we played had a parkland feel and then you start to work out to the sea to play the Links holes. Everything about the place was first class, from the staff, condition of the Palmares golf club to the design of the course.I can't wait to return next vacation and to play holes 1-9. This is a course that you must play if you're in the area.
Onyria Palmares beach & golf resort is easily the best in this area, so many interesting and challenging holes, both parkland and links style amongst the sand dunes. Quite pricy, different rates for high and low seasons, and twilight offers too, but if you are looking to play the best, it is money well spent.
Incredible views from most holes over the Alvor Lagoon, or down towards the town of Lagos. A real delight!
P.S. I have heard from other players a good lifehack that it was much cheaper to book package at once. Surely will try it for my future holidays.
Founded: 2010 (re-opened)
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr
Ownership: Six Investimentos Turisticos SA
Golf Director: Antonio Pinto Coelho
Resident Pro: Ben Frost, Gregory Lassak
|Pro Comment: This busy and ever popular golf course has been recently undergone a complete refurbishment signed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The result is a 3 9 holes loop, where each of them has a it own spirit and gives the player a unique experience and plenty of variety, with great views from land and countryside to the sea, the ex libris of the course|
|Signature hole: 14th|
|Handicap: Required: max 28 (gents) / 36 (ladies)|
|Whites: 5961 m / 6557 yd|
|Yellows: 5614 m / 6175 yd|
|Reds: 5020 m / 5522 yd|
|Par 3: 5|
|Par 4: 8|
|Par 5: 5|
|Tee box: Alpha|
|Fairway: T-419 Bermuda|