Some say that is 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, of course, 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
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
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 further Pro-Am Tournament Algarve-Andalucia was created
in 1998. This event will now become an annual event
in our competitions program.