Benamor Golf Course

Benamor Golf was the golf pioneer in Eastern Algarve, a region where there are currently seven fields. Located in Tavira, this course opened in the Spring of 2000, but its conception began much earlier. In 1986 the project began to take shape when the Martins Dias family — owners of Quinta de Benamor — invited the legendary Sir Henry Cotton to design a 18 holes course.

Henry Cotton visited the land and was delighted by the privileged location, in the middle of Algarve nature, but also inspired by the curious wooden-made white church dated 1750, which is now shown next to the club house, and serves as a reference for many players in the flag approach shot on the 18th hole. But Henry Cotton died in 1987 and the project suffered several modifications over the years, mostly by Howard Swann and Raymond Jones, but always based on Henry Cotton blanks, triple champion of the British Open, and whose most emblematic field that he drew is the Penina in Portimão.

Benamor Golf is just minutes away from beaches and the Ria Formosa, flanked by the sea and always with the distant hills of the Algarve and the protected wildlife habitat as backdrop. Measuring 5.497, for a par-71, is a route with hills and valleys, but enjoyable to play.

Among olive, carob and fig trees, the fairways are wide and the greens receptive and of reasonable dimensions, but the sinuous path may also be an obstacle to be taken into account. The natural contours of the land was used wisely to create a fun style of play. The bunkers are well placed and there are four holes with water front or side, but not much affecting the game the wind can also be an opponent to get a good result.

This golf course is located around 7Km East of Tavira, Benamor opened in the spring of 2000. The course has 18 holes, 5,500m and PAR 71. Maximum handicap authorized: Men: 28 – Ladies: 36