Espiche golf course is located within a nature reserve and just five minutes from Lagos, Espiche Clubhouse & Golf is an eco-resort which has been perfectly integrated into the surrounding natural environment and offers a unique and authentic experience in the western Algarve.
Preservation, conservation and innovation of resource management are at the heart of Espiche Golf & Clubhouse. The 18 hole, par 72 golf course was designed to integrate effortlessly into the surrounding Algarve countryside and the indigenous flora and fauna of the area have been preserved, in keeping with the company ethos of nature preservation and conservation. This commitment to maintaining natural resources is one that we believe will allow Espiche Clubhouse & Golf to continuously contribute to a sustainable future.
The Espiche Golf Clubhouse, which is also home to the Gecko restaurant, has been awarded internationally for its architecture, design and environmental efficiency, in reference to both the choice of materials used for the building and in its resource management. The exceptional location of the Clubhouse, situated on top of a hill overlooking the resort, offers breathtaking views across the golf course and the nature reserve. The views, coupled with the exceptional quality of the food available, makes the Clubhouse a reference for both lovers of golf and those who value the tranquility and beauty of nature itself.
Espiche is a fantastic golf course in great condition for January. Staff are friendly and make visitors very welcome.
A hidden gem. A thinking golfers course. It is wider than it looks but as it was so firm and there was little to no rough shots that were off line did find toruble. The greens are large, sloping and fast so do not get the wrong side of the hole. The course is in a relatively remote spot and in a beautiful spot. At the time of year we played (late November) it was also outstanding value for money.
Kevin Ephgrave 2018-10-26
Course played well. Always a test to remember which side of the fairway to hit given some of the undulations in play. Greens were good. Clubhouse and food/service still great. Overall the group enjoyed the day.
Excellent course it's a challenge. Probably the best greens I've played all year. You have got to be straight. Club house is beautiful and food excellent.
Toughest course we played however very enjoyable with some stunning holes.
Espiche has developed in recent years from an insider tip to a beautifully situated and well maintained golf course with a beautiful clubhouse. Very good price and performance ratio.
Beautiful location and a lovely golf course in a wild and natural setting. Spectacular display of wild flowers. Very difficult due to the dense scrub lining all the fairways. Greens, however, were very poor compared to other venues played that week.
Golf course looks very nice. Unfortunately a very dry and hard ground. The drives will go very far and the will end up in the rough or worse almost every tee shot. Also the good ones. :) You are better of keeping the distance of your tee shot under the 200 meters. When you miss the fairway you will loose your ball. Next to the holes is very harsh terrain. I might return to this course due to the challange and the friendly people and good service.
The course was very dry and for this reason difficult to play (Balls bounced in every direction). Interessting layout; but the holes were obviously several days on the same place. Good value for 148 Euro incl. Buggy.
Cathy Cirko 2019-02-16
It was great.
Nice and friendly good service
Martin Georg Hilke2018-12-10
Always a pretty good place to play ambitious golf...Fast fairways and putting greens. Top clubhouse. One of the best courses at algarve...
Super course would certainly play it ahain
Great service from the agency. Golf course in excellent condition. Greens very fast especially on downhill putts. Great golf challenge.
Good course very good food for lunch.
Great course and clubhouse
Excellent course condition
Very tight course. Would need to be very accurate off tee. Staff couldn’t be more helpful. Really enjoyable round of golf.
Tough wind conditions but course set up fairly and in excellent condition overal excellent course and facilities
mr m rajowski2018-10-03
great golf course will play again
We liked Espiche very much although a buggy is essential as are a good supply of balls!
Beautiful course, friendly and helpful staff
Very good course, technically very interesting, but to much windy today ....
Wie immer, tolle Qualität mit einem super Layout.
Nice course a bit tight, needs precision from tee. Greens where really slow but will be better they said.
Always a tough golf course as it’s so narrow but one that is in absolutely great condition. An excellent clubhouse with stunning views and very friendly and helpful staff. Would love it if the clubhouse restaurant brought back their old breakfast menu, the current one is far more limited for those that want to eat there before teeing off in the morning.
Really interesting and challenging course, very windy, in good condition. And not crowded.
Fantastic clubhouse, staff & food. However the course, whilst in great condition, is unfair. The course needs some redesign to ensure that good shots are not punished
Beautiful setting but in a strong wind the tightness of the course was demoralising
Very nice golf course, a tough challenge and take a good number of golf balls
This is not a long course but has a high degree of difficulty. Beautifully maintained without the use of any fertiliser. In a conservation area so chemical use prohibited. This means fairways do not have the rich green of course which use fertilisers and weed control agents. I had read about the difficult rating of the course in advance so as my party of 7 are all mid teen handicaps we played scramble format for our 3 rounds. Really enjoyable. However I know it would have been dry challenging to play single stroke format. Beautiful clubhouse and brilliant staff.
Nice surrounding, but very difficult two play, especially with wind. There are holes without a landing zone
Parcours magnifique et très bon accueil! Un parcours avec de nombreux trous à l'aveugle donc il faut un petit stock de balles. Très belle expérience ????
I like the course, quite tight in places but a good challenge and vegetation wild plants in colour in Spring made the course very attractive scenically. Good, modern clubhouse centrally located on high point so there are good views of the course.
Course is too severe / unfair in windy conditions, with firm sloping fairways the ball easily rolled into bushes that frame every hole with very narrow fairways on most holes. I lost 2 balls after hitting them down the middle of the fairway, while the 2 guys I played with who were 20+ handicappers must have lost more than 30 balls between them in one round. I won’t be be returning to this course again.
Stuart Armstrong 2018-04-27
The clubhouse and facilities are first class. Unfortunately the course is too hilly and off the fairway is dense bush making it almost impossible to find balls. We suffered from several lost balls as people around us did making our round 5 hours 30 minutes which is excessive for us. We will Unfortunately not choose this course again.
Difficult golf course with only limited room for error. Not long but demands accuracy and even good shots can finish in unexpected places. It needs some control rough grass areas on the edge of fairways to limit the number of decent shots going into the rubbish - ball lost, expensive round. However it is set in a lovely spot in the countryside and a has pleasant clubhouse to return to. Staff polite as can be. Would definitely play again.
Very good. No comments. Excellent facilities, friendly staff, very nice clubhouse.
Perfect Service when we booked our tee times!
Nice course in rural area. Almost no housing estates in surroundings. Friendly personal. Modern club facilities. The course requires precise centered long play. Otherwise shrubs and bushes close along the fairways are fast using up one's ball reserves.
All holes without any rough, balls run while hitting a fairway simply in the scrub, under this conditions combined with wind unfair course with little fun, friendly and helpfully staff and very good service in the club restaurant
Great experience but we gound it tough however we manage the course much better the 2 nd time around
Great customer service great course but tough to score well would definitely play this course again
Slow pace of play Grass too tightly cut Course not in great condition
The fairway was Brown and extremely fast. No ball stayed, precisely diven shots left the Palace. The roughs wäre dense. You need many balls.
A bit too far away from Vilamoura , but nice course, some blind holes, if you are not straight the ball is gone, greens were in bad conditions, better to use carts
Reception was prompt and efficient. The starter was very helpful. The course is quite tough and it is very easy to lose balls if you stray off the fairway.. The course was in good condition.
The service and staff were excellent. The course was dry and impossible to play. Not a course I would recommend
Excellent service from teetimes. Lose to many balls!
Friendly staff. Beautiful views from every hole. I found the course difficult but my husband loved the challenge. It’s not an easy walk but doable. The greens ran fast and were a challenge. Would play again.
Teetimes response time excellent, and no problem at Espiche did not even need copy of voucher. *** TeeTimes reply: We are so popular ! Thank you Roy
Martin Georg Hilke 2017-12-16
Always a Challenge, we lost our Balls and find other Balls.... Top Clubhouse!
Very friendly staff and starter. Golfcourse in very good shape
Excellent course and excellent staff. We had a great time
Really enjoyed our game. Great course and the staff were all very helpful and polite. We will return.
Bep Van Der Pas2017-11-16
At Espiche the course wins, not the players, they stand no chance.
Great Course, brillant Greens!
For the money I think this is the best course on the Western Algarve. A real challenge with plenty of different holes. The staff are really friendly - not like some of the "corporate" courses. Great day out.
Nice course, well kept greens, but speed of play could be better
Espische is also a very nice course. No buggy nessasary here.
The course and service was great. Enjoyed our round of golf.
Course in very good condition in particular the greens
Van der Lit2017-11-01
The course is in very good condition, especially considering the very dry monthes. The greens are not very fast, but honest. All in all a very pleasant day at Espiche. Kind regards. Henk van der Lit
Friendly service and outstanding course condition. Will come back.
Excellent course with really friendly staff. No problem ordering food which was delivered to us on the course.
Excellent golf course, much improved in last few years, brilliant new club house and facilities
Course and greens in great condition. Not a course we would wish to play again as the fairways are too narrow with thick bushes catching anything but the straightest shots. In my view the fairways need widening and bushes removing. Until this is done and bushes removed from behind greens will not be a course for holiday golf or higher handicaps. Clubhouse and views great
Had overbooked the golf course on the day (including a coach party of approx 40) so very slow, obtaining buggies we had booked was chaotic and staff seemed a bit overwhelmed
First class course and Clubhouse.
Excellent golf course. Really friendly staff and great service. Course in great condition with some great driving holes. Organised by tee times.pt who were excellent especially Susana who looked after us so well.
R A Evans2017-10-16
Lovely welcome starter put us out on the tenth which gave us a smooth run through a busy field. Brilliant
Excellent service, polite, courteous and helpful, complete contrast to our experience yesterday at Alto. Course in excellent condition.
Mike Sanderson 2017-10-06
Enjoyable if you keep to the fairways. Into thick scrubland and bushes if you are not straight of the tee.
Good course great condition our pick of the five.
Hidden gem. Worth a trip out.
Challenging course rewarded by our lovely lunch in a beautiful setting
Beautiful and well laid out course with a fantastic clubhouse.
A tough course if you are off the fairway, even tougher when the wind is blowing. Great clubhouse and views.
Good course and clubhouse.
great value, tricky course
a quite difficult course as it is tight and unforgiving , it was windy when we played which made it even more difficult , if anyone is thinking of playing , use an iron of the tee for some holes or you will lose your ball.the course was in good condition and the green were fast .Buggies were available and they had a refreshment buggy .
Fantastic service and stunning course
Nice new course, quite tough in places, fantastic clubhouse with fabulous views, very friendly and helpful staff.
The clubhouse and facilities are outstanding but the course is hard. If you can play straight and like target or percentage golf then this course is for you!
Very tight course and don't think we will be going back as too punishing
Difficult course but lovely friendly staff on and off course.
With 6 Beaufort... difficult! ;)
Dietmar Bloch von Blottnitz2017-04-24
Insgesamt in Ordnung. Freundlicher Service. Gepflegte Golfanlage.
Really friendly staff, great choice of breakfast and lunch times menus and course in excellent condition. Becoming one of our favourite experiences from a golf course perspective and already have booked it twice more for trips later this year.
The best clubhouse in the Algarve. The greens were dreadful. The group of us actually thought the wrong grass had been planted with flower heads on some greens. Too many blind holes which made it extremely difficult for people who have never played it before. It was voted the worst of our four courses.
Great golf course/club house with fantastic service although the course desperately needs some water or secondary rough so you don't spend all your time looking for your tee shots that have run through the fairway. Overall experience very good.
Netter und preisgünstiger Platz
Päivi Melkko 2017-02-25
Difficult tight course, be prepared to loose a number of golf balls. Fantastic clubhouse with very friendly staff.
very difficult , too many trees, lost to many balls
Beautiful difficult course....stunning clubhouse
Everything about the course and staff was brilliant would go back everytime
Most wonderful setting and well maintained. But - very unforgiving for the high handicapper.
very helpful staff. course in very good condition,
Tough course, again friendly people and thanks to the barman who stayed on a bit late so we could have drinks after our later tee-off time
Great views and clubhouse. Very difficult course, tight with nothing between fairway and bushes. Lost far more balls than usual! Not sure we would rush to play it again.
A beautiful course that is well worth finding
Very good course though the rough is impossible
Very good & friendly
Geoff Dobinson 2016-05-27
Easy to find, excellent facilities. The reception staff were very helpful and friendly as were the starter and buggy operators. The drinks cart man was terrific and made sure he met up with us every 3/4 holes. The course itself is very well kept and the greens well maintained.
Great for a quiet and fast round as it was very quiet. A true test for all levels.
Very disappointed as only able to offer us baguettes when we fished our round of golf
Difficult course to play and enjoy because of the fast fairways, slopes, lack of first cut of rough and proximity of the unplayable areas. May be more enjoyable the second time round and as the course matures. Best part of the day was the meal in the clubhouse after the golf.
The whole experience - from booking through to the transfers and golf - went very smoothly. The TeeTimes team were very helpful and I would certainly recommend their service.
Thanks ,5 star service. Only problem could not pay online
Not very good would not recommend narrow fairways can be coped with but vegetation right up edge which balls run into and cannot be found very frustrating.
Terrible golf course. All players lost at least 10 balls, due to bad design. Will never play this course again
Lovely course...great staff. Deadly rough so need to hit straight every shot.
Nice course layout, nice holes, but no room besides the fairway. it is either fairway or a lost ball will not play that course again
Espiche which we found not only difficult but unfair - not an enjoyable experience. And would be very reluctant to play the course again regardless of price.
Espiche Golf is a brand new course just North of Lagos. To get there you have to drive past Lagos and through the village of Espiche. At the moment you will find there is only the course and a kind of check-in point, although a clubhouse is in the plans. The 18 hole par 72 golf course is located on a hill and offers splendid views across Monchique mountains and is surrounded by the Algarve beautiful countryside. The holes have quite an interesting layout but perhaps due to the fact that it is still a very young course, with a limited investment, you go from fairway straight into the rough, which makes the ball search difficult. The course misses a generous 1st and 2nd cuts to prevent that from happening. The course has quite a few blind holes, which is a bit of a disadvantage for those who tend to hit long drives because you simply have no clue of where the ball is going to land. The fact that it's almost always windy also doesn't help. The greens vary a lot in shapes and sizes and are quite slopy, which make them very interesting, however they are also quite irregular because of the choice of grass, which in this particular case, doesn't grow in the winter. The good news is that the dry season is almost here and so there is a chance that this is a temporary situation. This first group of golfers were with the Chez Carlos Golf Society and overall everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not a championship course but it does provide a very pleasant experience, particularly with such a beautiful landscape of wild flowers as your backdrop. As Walter Hagen once said, 'never hurry, never worry, and always remember to smell the flowers along the way'. Carlos Ferreira