Silves Golf Course, Portugal

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Silves is a serene spot at the foot of the Monchique mountain in the Algarve, Portugal. Set in a tranquil rural area Silves Golf  Course is anything but the proverbial walk in the park – a drive at the opening hole has to flirt with water hazards on both flanks. Target golf reigns supreme, a heroic and straight shot will reward the player with an easy uphill approach shot.

Designed by Fausto Nascimento and Peter Booth, this par 70 with 6141 yards courses offers in almost of its holes spectacular mountain views overlooking palm trees and olive groves, the surrounding cork and citrus farms generate a true feeling of authentic Portuguese golf; you may even pick a few oranges or even figs along the way to the next tee.

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The excellent condition, all year round, is ideal for low scoring. Considered a course for players, low handicaps will find it a serious challenge to come in under par however focused high handicaps will be able to enjoy their round. Silves Golf Course encourages and rewards attacking play; a relentless test in precision, this course has no peers. It is the ‘archetype’ of man-sized parkland golf.