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        Amendoira Golf is home to two courses designed by two legendary golfers, Sir Nick Faldo and Christy O’Connor Jr.

Amendoeira Golf - Faldo & O'Connor Courses

Alcantarilha, Algarve, Portugal

Amendoeira Faldo and O'Connor courses are located 35 minutes from Faro airport and just 4 km from Armação de Pera beach resort. It consists of two 18 hole par 72 courses, the Faldo Course and the O'Connor course..

Faldo Course

Designed by Sir Nick Faldo with strategic play in mind this 6598m par 72 championship course demands careful positioning to score well. The course has incredible views and beautiful undulating land, with the back nine being quite hilly. Faldo said, "I like my courses to be challenging to whoever plays them. There might be easy holes in some places, but they are a challenge because you have to think about them, and that is what I am after. The best compliment you can get in the design business is when players come off the course and say ’wow, that was a challenge,’ and that’s just what I planned at [this] Golf Resort."

O'Connor Course

Designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr., this course complements the neighbouring Faldo Course and also takes full advantage of being situated in a fertile valley. Its various water features, both lakes and watercourses that are spread throughout the entire course, demand accuracy and test from all golfers, and the rich topsoil has been skillfully landscaped and planted with mature palm trees, affording a lush, ornamental setting like an extensive oasis.
This course has tees that are generally connected to the fairways, but its greater overall distance, the water hazards and big greens provide its challenge. Golfers must also be prepared to read the subtly contoured putting surfaces that are strong features.

Holes 7, 8 and 9, average length par 4’s, offer a particular challenge as all three run alongside lakes, so golfers’ concentration and accuracy of tee-shots as well as approaches are vital. 3rd and 17th holes are both excellent par 3’s. Christy's 18th hole brings the course to a fantastic finish, a gentle climb with the river running along the right hand side. 'This hole is a humdinger; once you get up here and look down on the golf course, you will feel you have been blessed.'

Academy Course

The 9 hole Academy course is the only floodlit 9 hole golf course in Portugal. It is located between the Faldo Course and the O'Connor course is ideally suited for beginners and those who wish to sharpen up their short game. It has been built to the same high standards as the Faldo Course and O'Connor Jnr. course.
Three teeing options vary the line of play into each hole and maximize every hazard designed into the green complex. The 7th is the feature hole on the course, where two of the teeing options play over water.
The 9 hole Academy course will become a sure favorite with the whole family and a must to play alongside its big brothers.

Resort Accommodation:

Amendoeira Golf Resort

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Amendoeira Golf Clubhouse
Amendoeira Golf Clubhouse

View of the Faldo Course
View of the Faldo Course

Island green on O'Connor Course
Island green on O'Connor Course

Amendoeira Academy is a 9 hole floodlit course

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Facts & Figures

Faldo Course 

18 holes, Par 72Slope rating 138

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Men Pro 
6598 metres

white
Men Amateur 
6296 metres

yellow
Men Senior 
5858 metres 

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Ladies Pro 
5334 metres

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Ladies Amateur 
4703 metres

Faldo Course Score Card

Architect: Nick Faldo

Opened: 2008 

Handicap:
Recommended: Men 28, Ladies 36.
From 1st January 2023, Amendoeira Golf will be requiring handicap certificate(or a proof of your valid handicap) to be shown at check-in.
If clients do not have handicap certificate or have higher handicaps than the recommended, they will be asked to play after other golfers with lower handicaps.
Soft spikes only 

Facilities:
• Clubhouse
• Pro-Shop with extensive range of products
• Greenside bar & café
• Bar and restaurant
• Changing rooms
• Practice Putting Greens
• Driving Range
• Long & short game practice areas
• Amendoeira Golf Academy & Fitting Suite

Faldo Course Plan:
Faldo Course Plan
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O'Connor Course

18 holes, Par 72, Slope rating 137 

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Men Pro 
6708 metres

white
Men Amateur 
6273 metres

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Men Snr 
5939 metres

blue
Ladies Pro
 5640 metres 

red
Ladies Amateur 
5242 metres

O'Connor Course Score Card 

Architect: Christy O´Connor Jnr.

Opened: 2008 

Recommended Handicap:
M28, L36, Soft spikes only.

Facilities:
• Clubhouse
• Pro-Shop with extensive range of products
• Greenside bar & café
• Bar and restaurant
• Changing rooms
• Practice Putting Greens
• Driving Range
• Long & short game practice areas
• Amendoeira Golf Academy & Fitting Suite

O'Connor Course Plan:
O'Connor Course Plan
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Amendoeira Academy Course

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9 hole, par 3 floodlit course, 700m
Designed by Steve Richardson

Training Programmes

From beginners to low handicappers, the fully certified teaching golf professionals at Amendoeira Golf offer a complete menu of private lessons.
Choose from individual lessons, shared lessons or a playing lesson on the golf course.
Additionally they offer more comprehensive training programmes, these include:
• 1/2, One, Two, Three and Five Day Schools
• Junior Golf School
• Corporate Clinics

Training Facilities

To complement the sophisticated hi-tech video and computer analysis, a good deal of traditional analysis is imperative to its success. Amendoeira Golf Academy offers a range of outdoor practise facilities.
• Academy course - 9 hole, par 3 floodlit course
• Driving Range
• Practice Putting Greens
• Long and short game practice areas
• V1, captures and analysis video
• Trackman, evaluates sing mechanics and number data
• BodiTrak, records weight distribution, balance information and pressure center during a strike
• SAM PuttLab, putt analysis and training software

Location: 

The Amendoeira Faldo, O'Connor and Academy courses are just 35 minutes drive from Faro Airport along the A22 motorway, 4 km inland from the beach resort of Armação de Pêra.

GPS: Latitude: 37 8' 49.64" N
Longitude: 8 21' 30.65" W