Morgado golf course the new home of the Portuguese Open, part of the European Tour tournaments Set in a valley in the inner Algarve, between Portimão and Monchique. Morgado golf course is equally challenge for those taking their first steps in golf as for the more experienced golf player, who would like to test his technique. The scorecard shows a PAR 73, but Morgado golf course path length is attenuated by the generous width of fairways. However, less accurate strokes may be penalized by the action of one of several bunkers spread across the golf course. We can say that Morgado golf course is a golf course with the characteristics of a links - with flat fairways and Scottish inspiration bunkers - but instead of being close to the shore as traditional links, it is inserted into an area of Algarve parkland. Surrounded by the region traditional tree species, the player who visits Morgado golf course contacts with a different Algarve, calm and serene, providing the perfect setting for a memorable golf round.
Martin Georg Hilke2018-12-12
I played the morgado Course for the second time, solid clean course, fairways and Greens in good condition, perhaps to little waterbarrier’s. Beauty Landscape. Friendly staff. Its worth the price.
Played this course on my first visit to Portugal 10 years ago and I really enjoyed the course it still has a new feeling to it as it’s only been around for 15 or so years but again greens were nice and receptive and the course conditioning was good the deal for 2 players with a buggy is excellent value and the views to Monchique stunning played my best round of the week here a one over 74
A great end to our golf holiday. The greens were exceptional. It is not an overly penal course but the views and nature makes this a golf venue which is worth checking out. We were a little tight for our tee time but the staff worked to ensure that we got out. Thank you Morgado.
Ben ainsworth 2018-10-01
lovely course tough holes back nine .. nice club house friendly place
Excellent course. The greens are recovering after being hollow tinned
Enjoyed course. Staff good. Greens a little slow
Eammon Ryan 2018-09-04
Very enjoyable day at Morgado. Nice course, improvements being made every time we play there!
Gert van der Wouden2018-07-04
Great course, in excellent condition
Nice golf course in a beautiful environment
Staff were helpful and friendly. The course was enjoyable and generally in good condition. The price for 2 people and a buggy was very good value.
This would undoubtedly be a fantastic course, were it not for the severe restrictions of the buggies on many of the fairways. Some fairways were completely closed to buggies. This resulted in many long walks back and forwards across the fairways which were in the main, thankfully, wide. This really spoiled the round for myself in particular, as I am severely limited in the distance I can walk or time I can stand. Would love to play it without those restrictions. On the upside, staff were all pleasant, courteous and helpful and facilities were good.
Nice course, in good condition. Couldnt really fault it. Very helpful staff.
Great course. We have played here many times and the course condition seems to get better every time. the rough was quite punishing, but you could find your ball, but that's the price you pay for coming off the fairway We will be back again
Probably helped by hosting the Portuguese Open but the course was in fantastic condition, best fairways I've played on on the Algarve.
A little bit disappointed, was expecting this to be the better course of the three played. Back nine better than the front.
Excellent course with helpful staff. A course planner would have been helpful on the round.
Not very challenging but very good greens
Very dry course. Friendly staff.
Enjoyed our round lovely weather not too busy
Course in good condition with fast green. Very pleasant day.
Interesting course - different from many in the Algarve Friendly staff
Course was in excellent condition and was empty so we played millionaires golf
Despite being busy pace of play was good. Golf reception new we were coming, no problems
Hilary Minto 2019-01-17
The greens were good , the fairways quite brown but overall a pleasing game of golf.
Beautiful course in good condition, warm welcome at the reception
Bit slow due to numbers on course
first nine very equal
Clubhouse was nicely set up and the staff very helpful. Parking was a little difficult as the two courses were busy. Shame to see so much development abandoned and falling into ruin. The place could have been a really smart golf resort. Course is fine. Not a classic but perfectly enjoyable. A good day out.
As always, a delightful course with the challenge of numerous, deep bunkers. Superb views.
Good course to start holiday, as there is lot space to drive. A good course, even though front nine is quite boring.
The course was not in a good condition There were large areas on the fairways that were bald Perversely the rough was too long for holiday golf When you were in it, it was difficult to get out of it Consequently the pace of play was too slow
Relatively flat course with some nice features.
Michael Hardman 2018-10-20
Played here on previous visits. Starting times too close together. Started on hole 10 and had a slow 9 holes. Game speeded up on our back nine
Welcome ok. It was very wet when we arrived, but brightened up quickly. Course in excellent condition, but doesn’t punish poor shots enough yet. Pace of play was very good.
A reasonable course but very slow round. As with many Algarve courses they seem to try to get too many players on the course , getting a bit greedy, and this reduces the enjoyment in the golf.
Sean O' Mahony2018-10-15
The speed of play was very slow and would be the only reason I would not return. The course, price and ambiance was good but we were held up on every shot.
Always enjoy morgado Very very busy though
Course was OK greens not up to scratch and generally looked scruffy. Played OK staff were very friendly and helpful.
philip a lander2018-10-10
Very good course and pleasant and helpful staff
Course in reasonable conditions although a lot of bunkers weren’t raked and the pitch marks on greens and their general condition weren’t great
Way too slow play, 5 3/4 hours for 18 holes
Really enjoyed Morgado, golf course in very good order, a pleasing experience.
We played Alamo instead of Morgado (golf repair).
Very good championship golf course. Greens have been sown in August and grass is young, not rolling.
Good course,but not in top condition
Great facilities and course in good condition
Excellent course and great golf partners from the Isle of Man. Although the clubhouse lacked atmosphere.
Enjoyable only problem not being to take buggy on a lot of the fairways
I hope that they are not going to spoil Morgado by restricting buggy access to the fairways. As an older golfer this would reduce our enjoyment of an otherwise very enjoyable course. I hope they have not lost sight of that most golfers are not good enough to play in the Portuguese Open.
Maria Theresa Dahlén2018-06-12
Lovely golf course. Well maintained fairway and greens.
Although the greens were a touch sluggish due to tuffted grass tbe experience as usual was enjoyable. Weather a little strange for the Algarve in June but the course, as always, provided A challenge.
An ok course which doesn't overly punish every wayward tee shot, greens were not the fastest but still a good roll on putts. Found the back nine was slightly more appealing than the front nine.
The course was in good shape, we really enjoyed our round.
Great layout and fairly acceptable for our level, very dusty underfoot though
Excellent lay out, great test
Course in excellent condition, greens were smooth but just a little slow. The bunkers and fairways were extremely well looked after but avoid the rough because it is easy to lose a ball and even if you find it difficult to extract yourself back into play.
Very pretty course in very good condition which considering the high grade completion held there last week kit should be. Found the greens quite slow the rough difficult but the fairways excellent.
I really enjoyed playing the course. It has the beautiful backdrop of Monchique and other neighbouring hills. The organisation is good although the round was a little slow. Most of the holes are enjoyable and fair, although when we played the rough was penal because it had been allowed to grow in preparation for the Portuguese Open. We'll definitely come back.
Disappointed to be put out as a 2 ball amongst 4 balls, waited on every hole, took 6 hours to play the round!!
Golf Course in great condition. Very happy, had a great game here
The course was in excellent condition and the staff were pleasant and helpful as always. There was a major problem however in that it took approximately 51/2 hours to complete our round because of the level of bookings. This was the first time in many years that we had played in the afternoon and will book earlier next time to ensure a morning start. Our experience was such that we changed our second tee time from afternoon to morning.
Very similar to Alamos still had a good time
Very fair course and enjoyable to play
The course was ok but a lot of work was being done, hopefully we will see the improvements next time we play there. One criticism would be that all areas of rough were being let grow and the grass was going to seed, this makes it almost impossible to play out of.
Always enjoy playing at Morgado. The course is not in its best condition just now, probably from the recent bad weather. Some complaints about lack of bugy bar and having to deposit €20 per buggy!
Nice long course. Wet. Slow round but we did see a course Marshall. Reception good. Long and strange drive to the clubhouse. Signage poor.
Tres beau parcours, aere, franc.
Fantastic parkland course with some testing holes and stunning views. Only let down by mother nature with some rain.
Course was OK, but we preferred sister course which we played last year. Parts of the course are showing signs of heavy use, but the greens were fine. Given the range of good and great courses in the Algarve, we wouldn’t go back
Course in good condition, but had to play off very forward tees.
The course is well maintained and was very enjoyable to play. .
Great course. Being prepared for Portugese Open
Only played 9 holes due to weather and slowness of play. Greens condition and speed were okay. Fairways need improvement. Would rate 6\7 out of 10.
Quite nice and easy course, dry tough. Quite a lot queuing and the caddy drove to us and blame it on us. Wrong!!! We skipped one hole and there we where again... waiting... NOT good customer service.
Very friendly Staff All perfect thank you
Very Nice course, good greens und nice greenspeed. We enjoyed it a lot
Sehr trocken, Bauruinen neben den Bahnen, das Clubhaus ist in die Jahre gekommen.
Friendly welcome,efficient reception and easy access to buggy park.All good on the course. Catering ok not as customer friendly but very busy at the end of a long day. Wish Portuguese caterers included a roll with their soup offering even at extra cost.
Another great day with lovely friends organised by a great society , thank you
Reception and collection of buggy arrangements were really good. Would have preferred to start at hole 1 as opposed to hole 10. In general an enjoyable days golf.
This is a course we re-visit regularly due to the quality of the course itself and the unique location out in the countryside.
Course in good condition very enjoyable with good pace of play
Very helpful..Good deals and quite flexible
Always a pleasure to play this course, greens true and slick
The course was in good condition BUT on the front 9 the toilet on the 6 was closed! In January last time we played Morgado was the same fact! THIS IS A NO GO! Especially for ladies...!
We have played this course quite a few times previously. I must say the improvements to the course are most welcome.
Reception and starter were very helpful. The course was in reasonable condition and the greens were fast but true. The back nine was a lot more interesting than the front nine. The course marshall was excellent; pushing a slightly slow fourball ahead of us which allowed us to complete our round in four and a quarter hours.
Anthony Laframboise 2018-01-30
Great service and the course is good but a bit dry this year
The rain poured on the day we'd booked. Went to Morgado to check our options and told by the lady in reception that it was no problem to change to an alternate day. The staff there were so hospitable to everyone, suggesting drying out clothes in front of the roaring fire in the Clubhouse or to use the drying room in the locker room. Returned to play on a sunny day, again the welcome was amazing. The greens were absolutely superb, course very well manicured. My husband has to use a buggy, it was a bit of a problem with distances to walk from the buggy path to the golf ball. The back 9 holes was easier for him in this respect. We'll have to plan making better use of where we parkthe buggy when we return!
Course is good but a bit boring. Greens are excellent but not much variety in holes.... most holes are designed as quite long but also quite straight. OK if you like your driver but not so good if you like your wedge.
Beautiful wide open long course. Hard walking course and fast greens. The views of the surrounding hills and orange trees are breathtaking.
Mr David G Logan2018-01-16
Very good. Friendly and relaxed.
Michael J K Sanders2018-01-14
Greens were excellent and get 10/10. There had been overnight rain and the fairways were very wet and muddy. Generally the presentation of the course was a little shabby.
Morgado Golf Course itself is in great condition with well maintained fairways. The greens were hard but true with a good average speed, allowing the golf ball to roll well. Due to an unusual amount of torrential rain the previous day, some bunkers were naturally water logged. The orange groves by the 10th hole are stunning with an abundance of fruit. New species of trees and shrubs are now being planted which will further enhance this beautiful 72 par golf course, home of the new Portuguese Open Championship, part of the European Tour. The players were surpised by the course length on the new score cards at Morgado Golf Course which now have distances of 6035 meters from the yellow tees and 5124 meters from the ladies tees. The par 3’s have always been long at Morgado but now the par 4’s are longer on the 4th and 9th holes and the par 5’s have increased in length on the back nine on holes 10, 13 and 16.
Overall it is a very nice golf course, well kept greens, fairways not so green anymore but no problem to play. Very smartly pleced and good condition bunkers:-) Very nice staff. Restaurant could be better.
after playing the second course,alamos, a little disapointing first 9 holes
Lovely well kept course. Friendly staff. Stunning views. Would certainly come again!
Thank you we had a great time will certanly use yoy next time
Martin Georg Hilke2017-12-10
Nice Place, nice course...
Friendly staff overall, well maintained golf course, sometimes a bit rough on the fairways and very fast greens. A pleasure to play.
Karl A. Wachter2017-12-04
I played the course on Monday the 4th of Dezember. The course was in excellent condition. Due to the length it is a challenging course even for single handicapper. The staff was very friendly and even the greenkeepers were very alert not to disturb the players.
We had a great day there. We had a buggy but we wished we had carts as buggies were not allowed on the course because of over night rain.
We played Nov. 18th with tee time 13:04 and already at tee 5 we ran into the 3 closest groups who were waiting to play. They said it was at least one slow group 5 or 6 balls in front of them who had slowed down the whole course. We tried to call the reception but no answer? After 2,5 hours we had played the first 9 holes and I went to the reception and the answer was : Talk to the Caddie Master When we teed up on the tenth the Marshall came and said he had talked to the slow ball but in the end that didn't helped. We finished our round in darkness as the last ball after almost 5 hours!!! We also played Nov. 19th with tee time 12:00 and then it worked better, "only" 4 h and 25 min's! We played Alamos on the 17th and the greens were much better than Morgado.
The course was very busy but everyone moved allngvreasonably quickly so a most enjoyable round. The Course was in very good condition, the greens true though not quite as quick as I expected. The staff were all wfficient, helpful and friendly. A very good value Golf course.
Friendly staff at desk,well kept course, only slow at the bar.
A bit busy so we went off the back 9 first and no problems when we got to the first tee. Course in good condition despite the current drought.
€90 for Golf, Buggy & Clubs at Morgado is good value...this course has improved greatly... worth a visit.....
Everything was well organized, even the change of the original ordered tee-times by mail. Although the course was completely booked we had a good flow and no waiting times between the holes (with very fast Greens). So it was a great pleasure to play Morgado and we are looking forward to play Alamos ...
No drinks buggy. But everything else was good.
Course in good condition despite the very hot temperatures in summer
very friendly - course in good condition
Good course with interesting holes. We're not told off 10th until saw starter on 1st tee !!
Good course. Having read some previous reviews course condition was good considering the lack of rain in the area. Back 9 has some great holes and the 19th was very good for a well deserved drink after our game. Would return
Overall condition poor but appreciate over use since open
Not worth the green fee paid front nine greens bad condition.
Good course in fair condition. Green fees a reasonable price. Good group of players all mixed well as usual.
Nice course and staff but greens were in terrible condition. We had been made aware of them in fairness but course should have been closed for repair weeks ago.
Greens were in very poor condition, covered in sand.
The course is ok but greens are not in good condition at the time we plaid.
Very decent course and well maintained. Enjoyed the round.
A good golf course, but showing some tiredness after hosting the Portugal Open a few weeks previously. The greens were quite slow. Some great scores yesterday so it suited most.
Course in great condition and a super round shortly after the Portuguese Open.
Relaxing course in great condition , pity about the unfinished buildings,
great course look forward to watching Portugal Open on it
Good as usual but lots of work going on as it was getting ready for Portuguese open.
Course in better condition than last month but still some way to go
excellent course greens were superb
Course in preparation for Portuguese Open. A bit untidy in places. Unfortunately the unfinished developments around the course detract from the overall experience.
David Logan 2017-04-14
Very enjoyable but we had to wait on the 1st to allow players from 18th to come on to 1st tee box to continue their round.
Michael Bryan 2017-04-11
A nice layout with good greens but shocking fairways and bunkers. No starter or ranger to monitor play resulting in near 5 hour round as a walking 2 ball in front of us lost at least 2 holes!
Beautifull course! Wide fairways and lot of waterhazards. Good driving range.
Very enjoyable experience, but again very busy course and another 5 hour round. Course being prepared for the Open in May.
Christine Hopkins 2017-03-17
Frustrating . Held up more than normal at each tee. Unable to complete course as darkness fell
Course not it good condition this year. Difficult to see that it will be ready for the European Tour!
much better than the Alamos course. large greens, brider fairways, the course is ideal for testing the stategic.
Interessanter und fairer Platz auch für mittlere Hcps, im Februar leider noch etwas trocken
Päivi Melkko 2017-02-25
Back nine very good
Good golf course, although fairways could have been better. Good value for money
Helpful and friendly staff,good golf course in pretty good condition,but it was very busy, and took us over 5 hours to get round.
OK A bit up and down greens on the whole good, and a couple of nice holes
Adrian Fraser Jones2016-10-24
Great course , fairly wide open
COURSE WAS GOOD.
A good course with a few blind tee shots, a large clubhouse, helpful pro shop.
As with Alamos
I enjoyed the course, it is challenging enough without being too difficult. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I was early for my tee time and was given a bucket of balls free of charge to help while away the time and loosen up. A really good experience.
This was quite a long course and the fairways were recently tined and quite dry but a great course .
Irene Lee Donohoe2016-08-27
We played it three times this holiday and it was in super condition for late August.
Easy play golf course. Not to difficult. Good start in a golf vacation. Good price value.
it was a pity that the greens were heavily sanded.
VERY GOOD NO PROBLEMS
Wonderful course close to the hotel, not as exhausting as Alamos but still challenging. A little boring the first nine holes but the second ones are great (though hilly)!
Course in good condition Green Poor
Great condition and not as busy as Alamos.
Fine course although greens were not up to scratch.
A good course to play the back 9 a bit tight and you feel you are away from it all not a house in sight
Course was in very good condition as usual. Our first round took 5 hours to complete, starting at 9.30. 3 players were holding up the play but the course ranger did nothing despite being asked to. Our other rounds were just over 4 hours.
Mr Austin Brandt2016-03-10
Would like to book using a target tee time and accept actual time 1/2 hour before or after. Having to select an exact hour leaves actual time range too large. This year had to opt for 10:00 and got 09:52 and 10:48 which turned out not to be too problematical but would have preferred 10:30.
Good course but maintenance work around the greens after recent heavy rains made it difficult to play. Poor value.
Morgado was not the best. Boavista was by far the best. The greens at both Alamos and Morgado were very poor with Alamos particularly poor.
Sehr gute Grüns. Spurtreu. Die Vorgrüns sind in einem schlechten Zustand.
Dominik L. Zuhorn 2016-01-11
Wir spielten doch den ALAMOS, da Morgado kurzfristig in Ausbesserung war, weite Wege von Loch zu Loch, daher Caddy unbedingt zu empfehlen, schöner Platz mit vielen Bunkern um den Grüns
A tougher test of golf, I would say. Bad shots get punished to a greater extend than Alamos. That's why I reckon Morgado has a slight edge in quality over its sister venue.
Also a good course but inferior to Alamos and very aware of others on the course as less space
Greens were not the best this time.
Always a favourite and a great value package with Alamos.
greens fairways not as goed as the other courses.
Gerry Kinane 2015-10-30
A very enjoyable day of golf.
A little featureless but a great way to start or end a trip - not too demanding. Quite busy - 5 hour round
Could not play due to weather but course left open. Gave us a voucher to play a round which ends in April. No real use as not coming back until next October. Could it be extended to October we wondered through your office ?
Mrs Emma Valle2015-10-25
Fabulous course to start our hols. Long and lovely fairways. Greens immaculate. Starter friendly. Would thoroughly recommend
Long and more open course which was very enjoyable and favoured the lower handicappers.
Same problem with the second buggy. I would have been happy to pay in advance for this if required.
Played Morgado yesterday and must say this Golf Course is in great condition , Tees, Fairways , Greens , rought and bunkers , no defaults at all . Propers ways in and out for the buggies to have acess when your ball is away of the buggie paths . Chez Carlos Golf Society competition was Stableford Pairs Better Ball . Me and my partner had 47 points , to secure a comfortable win . This golf course with is 2 players and a buggie for, 44€ each , is finally a great deal for a enjoyable round of Golf . i
Chez Carlos Golf Society2012-06-23
Morgado do Reguengo is a stunning 72 Par golf course located on the foots of Monchique mountains, in a country estate, just a short drive from the seaside town of Portimão and the fishing village of Alvor. When you play at Morgado be prepared to experience two different nine holes – one slightly flatter and the other undulating, displaying impressive views across the Monchique mountains. This is a walkable course, if you've got the stamina, but when the weather warms up you'll want to enjoy the comfort of a buggy, in fact, accesses to the fairways are extremely well displayed. The back 9 is slightly more challenging because of the aforementioned undulating features but also because the valley is mountain-sided, creating a kind of funnel for the wind to blow through. This is not a long course, however, in the whole, all the Par 3 are quite long ones, especially on the front 9 where you will find 2 holes with almost 200 meters each. To compensate, the Par 4 are relatively short allowing an average golfer to hit the green in regulation. We would say make the best out of the front 9 and use it as a warm up for your second round. The 18th is a superb finishing hole, with an elevated tee looking down at the beautiful view of the wavy fairway, sheltered by bunkers, and Clubhouse in the distance. A true signature hole and a great way to end your round. By par or by birdie, you are sure to want to come back! A round on this championship course is also a great chance to appreciate the surrounding nature, since it is an estate known for the richness of its fauna and flora, and also an opportunity to extend the day into the mountains and experience the real Algarve through its cuisine in one of the many nice restaurants along the road – the smoked ham “presunto” and the chicken piri-piri here are a must! - many of which boast outstanding views that go as far as the sea, in Portimão. If you're a fan of motor sports, then 15 minutes away you have the Algarve F1 International Racetrack where high-speed adventures wait for you. Further towards the coast however, you have Portimão and Alvor, where fish is king. Wherever you choose to relax after your golf, it will be worth your while!