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Golf Courses

There are many excellent golf courses within easy driving distance of Tavira, but four that are very close by stand out.

Benamor golf course is a delightful, undulating par 71 course. It was designed by Sir Henry Cotton and is suitable for players of all standards, although the wealth of trees on the course does mean that shots have to be accurate. Bunkers and lakes protect the greens and there are stunning views of the mountains to the North and the Atlantic Ocean to the South. The course has won awards for the best-maintained course in Portugal.
Facilities include a driving range, putting green, putting course, Pro shop, resident professional, golf academy, restaurant, and bar. A handicap certificate is required to play here. See full details at the Benamor website.

Benamor Golf Course

Quinta de Cima is the inland course of the new 36-hole complex shared by Quinta da Ria. It has been designed for the more accomplished player and its central feature is a river passing through the rolling parkland that makes up this course. It is a visually stunning course, the vast number of native trees blending with the lakes that have been created by the river to provide an enjoyable but technically demanding course. Bunkers and lakes protect the greens and there are views of the mountains and the sea from almost anywhere on the course.
Facilities include a Pro shop, bar, driving range, golf academy, putting green, snack bar, clubhouse, locker rooms, buggies, trolleys, and club rentals. See more about Quinta de Cima

Quinta de Cima/Quinta da Ria

Quinta da Ria is part of the golf complex shared by Quinta da Cima and has stunning views of the sea. Bunkers protect the smoothly undulating greens and there are five lakes. There are also more than 300 native trees to help retain the typical regional character of the landscape and maintain the ancient border of the course. The mountains and the sea can be seen from any point on the course and the surrounding orange groves and vineyards add to the lushness of the landscape. See details of Quinta da Ria

Colina Verde is a small inland 9-hole course situated in Maragota, between the coast and the mountains. It is very rural and is ideal for those wanting some peace and tranquility. There are views of the Ria Formosa and the sea from all 9 holes and the course is surrounded by the wild flowers, small trees, and shrubs that are typical of the region. More about Colina Verde

If you have played any of these courses and would like to add your comments, or even write a full review, we would love to hear from you. Just email us (our address is at the bottom of the screen) and we will add your thoughts to the website.


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