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Some say it's the jewel in the crown of the Algarve. Some say the landscape is unique. Some make it a must on their Algarve golf tour. We are speaking, about Palmares golf course. The Frank Pennink designed course enjoys a beautiful location, near to the historic city of Lagos, commanding magnificent views of the bay of Lagos and the distant Monchique hills. During springtime, the fairways and hills are covered with the flowering shrubs, acacia...The Blossom from the Almond trees giving the impression of snow covered trees, lining the vived green fairways beneath a warm springtime sun.

Palmares was opened in December 1975 and in more recent year has been the course chosen to hold such important competitions as the TAP Open in 1984 and 1985. The European Zone Qualifying Competition for the XXXII World Cup was held at Palmares in October 1985. Every year in February the Almond Blossom Amateur Tournament, 2002 the 25th edition, attracts visitors from many European countries, and is one of foremost amateurs competitions held in Portugal.

A mature, tri-flavoured layout on top and side of, and below, coastal hill: 5 testing linksy holes, 7 parklandish and 6 tree-lined on slopes in between. Extensive sea views; sloping greens; and some good bunkering.

A further Pro-Am Tournament Algarve-Andalucia was created in 1998. This event will now become an annual event.

Driving Instructions:

Five Kilometres east of Lagos. Follow "Meia Praia" & "Golf" signs near the marina on the N125 to Portimao east of Lagos. Take care at the railway level-crossing en-route. Alternatively turn off to the south from N125 at Odiaxere.

       Course Information
       18 holes - Par 72
       Markers Length
       White 5961 m
       Yellow 5614 m
       Red 5020 m
       Minimum Handicap
       Male -   28 Female -   36
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