Palmares golf course highlights itself in the Algarve coast because of its prime location, facing the incredible blue scenario of the ocean. A Perfect contrast with the green of this unique 27-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II, which the links holes along the beach and the great views are the highlighting points.
The New 27 Holes Palmares Golf Course designed by Trent Jones Jr reopened mid 2010 and already Golf World magazine, has recently published its ‘top 100 in Europe’ list - and Onyria Palmares is ranked 26th in Continental Europe.
We had a good time. They were most obliging and fixed us up to play the part of the course we hadn't played before and the part we enjoyed the most.
Course was very good to play with nice views to ocean and cities. Very special thanks to Teetimes.pt for really excelent service. It is good and easy to order teetimes from You. See You next times. Timo
Dr Chris Ashton2019-01-01
Very friendly and accommodating staff. Arrived early and tee’d off straight away! Lovely views.
Very good course in super condition. Fast well prepared greens, friendly stuff. Marshall system works.
Professional operation and an excellent golf course in good condition. Not the cheapest and better value for money to be had elsewhere on the Algarve but still recommended
This is the first time we have visited Palmares to play golf. We played the Lagos and Praia courses. The Lagos 9 was a little wet in places but both 9's were fantastic. While some in our group did walk the course after the round everyone agreed that a buggy is recommended. Everyone in our group enjoyed the Palmares experience. The food afterward was also excellent.
What a superb golf course. We played the links 9 (holes 19-27) and 1-9. The links gave us a nice opening 9 before the much more challenging second half. Stunning views, great gold holes and superb condition!!!
We really ejoyed Palmares. I last played there 20 years ago and it has changed quite a bit since then and all to the good. The new clubhouse is on a great site and is very welcoming. We would recommend it to anyone wanting enjoyable golf on the Algarve.
Great course in fantastic condition
Really good test of golf at Palmares, with the course in great condition and greens lightening quick
All went very well...great course surely only going to get better
Course good. Staff good. Moved us into another 9 because the front 9 was slow. Very helpful.
Always love Palmares and excellent value Summer Special.
Fantastic as always
Class best course in the West Algarve
Best course on the Algarve for quality and value
My partner and I have just had two tremendous days at palmeries golf club and course . The staff have been extremely friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the three courses, difficult to say which was the best,the quality of the greens and general appearance of the courses are a credit to the greens staff. We will definitely be returning to palmaries and highly recommend this little gem of a course in such a delightful,location on the western algarve. Thanks Bill + Jane
I was quite concerned prior to going to Palmares as it had some very poor reviews regarding staff, slow play and being too busy but I found quite the opposite and loved the course. It has some quite spectacular holes and was in reasonable condition although fairways were very dry. also clubhouse and changing facilities are fairly basic.
The golf course Palmares is still one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Algarve. We always enjoyed the great view to the sea and play very gladly the partly quite demanding and varied course. Price and performance just fit together.
The course was great some beautiful holes with great views of alvor,Lagos and the wonderful algarvian coastline in good condition to say how busy it was players need to invest in a pitch mark repairer to help the greens out slight delay waiting for buggies but nothing to take away from the course
Graham Lucas 2019-03-19
Many lovely holes, some work ongoing interferes a little, but will make it better.
Excellent Course and superb service from the staff. One of the best on the Algarve.
Great course in good condition - really enjoyable
Fantastic course in great condition
Difficult course. will be better when construction work is complete
Cathy Cirko 2019-02-19
Greens very good condition and tough
Very good course but slow play and looker room not up to standard
Generally excellent. Some fairways are very bare and need improvement.
Beautiful course. Lovely setting. Good challenge
GReat golf course!
We have played the 9 hole courses Alvor and Praia. Both are very beautiful. Praia has its own charm going along the sea and Alvor has very nice views. The maintenance of the course is very good. Absolut recommendation to play again.
C'est un parcours que nous connaissons bien et où nous avons un réel plaisir à jouer. Toutefois aujourd'hui, nous avons été programmé juste après une compétition derrière laquelle nous avons beaucoup attendu (avec un fort vent froid !). Greens impeccables mais fairways sans herbe !
We play here every year, but overall we were disappointed this time. There was a competition on so the front 9 was closed, we played the back 9 and the links 9. The greens on the back 9 were terrible, but the links was in very good condition. However, our rounds were interrupted by several players who were practicing for the competition just jumping in ahead of us on the links 9, they had been told the course was clear, bad organisation
A well maintained and friendly course with stunning views as well.
Course layout is good. So many different fairways. It is really fun to play it. Green were perfect condition.
One of the best courses at the Algarve. Always in a great shape.
A wonderful golf course in beautiful surroundings but the greens are just too difficult for us. We wish we could have played on the links 9 during our trip.
Very impressive course. Although not easy. Greens very fast mako g putting a bit of a lottery. Poor club house though.
Max De Groot2018-11-29
super course with spectacular views
Fantastic course. I played links (19-27) and then first nine - perfect combination. On links nine, a stroke saver would be good idea.
We enjoyed playing the golf course, however, it was very busy and we only just had enough light to play our round. Poor administration and service at the Golf Club, problem with buggy allocation. The person that dealt with us was very very rude and was quite aggressive.
Course shabby, not enough time between groups of players. Hospitality very good.
Always a pleasure to play this beautiful course. Helpful and friendly staff
Great golf course . Beautiful views.
Slow going and course in reasonable condition
Very good the front nine we played was very enjoyable and genuine links. The second nine was completely different and more hilly. Only complaint is the course was difficult to find and could do with more road signs.
Golf course was in its usual superb condition. Very busy but Daniel the on course marshal was excellent in keeping people moving
Gregory Parker 2018-10-21
Was glad my day could be changed Played with three other nice guys Bunkers not so good
Well maintained course. Good and friendly organisation. Clubhouse can use a renovation.
Excellent course spoilt by inconsiderate slow players, particularly on the Sunday when a 2 and 3 ball caused a massive tailback.. The marshalls should have stepped in and either made them speed up or leave the course. We teed off at 14:02 and could not complete the course before it got dark due to those idiots. The previous 2 games were completed under 4 hours, the last game we gave up on with 5 holes to go as it was 18:45 and the game was just plain painful! #nothappy
Top course. Excellent tee's greens and fairways
I didn't think the course was in as good condition as I remembered from 15 years ago. We played Priaia and Alvor. There are now 27 holes we wondered if we were offered the best 18 to play because we were on a TeeTimes deal? However the deal went very smoothly and the staff were good.
We all enjoyed the course and facilities
Love the course. Bunkers a little inconsistent but a joy to play.
As usual a very stiff test course in great condition,
holes 1 to 18 are great but holes 19 to 27 were not as good .
Very nice campo
Fantastic course, the best we played. Re- booked tee time after we got the day wrong. Thank you Palmares GC and Teetimes..
Great course wi viewsth fantastic
We had a fantastic day. Palmares offers great variety of holes all with fantastic views. Greens fast and sloppy. Can play this golf course tomorrow again.
Once again service at the club house was deplorable.The access roads to the golf course were in very bad condition, and was no signs to guide you to the golf course.
Great golf course in good condition, staff very friendly.
The course has many great views and we paid a summer rate with cart of approximately 70 Euros which made it a reasonable price. The 9 holes along the ocean is a great opportunity to try some links golf
Good course but wind played havoc with game
We had to wait for an hour to get our buggies and actually ended up playing with one less buggy than desired in order to avoid waiting even longer. Very windy day, which makes it a tough course and in some cases the walk from one hole to another is too long.
All in all a good experience on a relatively calm day with good service. The course is a bit dry and the holes 6-8 on the Praia loop are not up to the standard of the rest of the holes, but otherwise a fine course.
Very beautiful course. But it’s not 1 pax/ 1 buggy ... it’s 2 pax/ 1 buggy IF available... it’s not the same. So we were lucky to have one buggy for 2 players.
Cuny Philippe 2018-05-04
We love this course and it gets better every year we return
Stewart Binnie-McKenzie 2018-04-25
Great course but bunkers hard panned but prob because of rain the night before other than that perfect
Mr N Suffolk2018-04-24
Enjoyed the course, although it was a 5 hour round... too many ''not good enough'' golfers on course.
I like it as a golf course, the beach 9 is just lovely, but they continue to try and get too many groups on. 8 minutes between start times is just not enough. its so slow, over 4.5 hrs for the fourballs. Just adjusting to 9 would make all the difference to the experience. I am sure golfers dont return because of it but heh! maybe they dont care as there are always lots of golfers anyways. I have rated the experience only a 7 because the club house and approach areas are now looking tired. They are trying to promote a five star resort type experience but it is tatty.
Thank you for the great service and quick communication!
Very diverse golf course with ample possibilities due to the 3x 9 hole combinations possible.
Beautiful golf course thoroughly enjoyed a great mix holes long short makeable and impossible, still my favorite in the Algarve Lovely staff great facilities.
A great round of golf. The restaurant/bar was very limited, but the staff were very friendly.
Very pleasant experiencep
The Course was tremendous not a bad hole on it. The only problem was the inclement weather. But throughly enjoyed the day's outing. Was by far the best course played.
The great view from the Club house or even from tea 19 to Lagos, to the coast and the wonderfully landscaped golf course we always find very impressive. But also the varied and well-maintained golf course makes us always happy to come to one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Algarve.
One of the best golfcourses in Algarve.
Diane McNally 2018-03-16
Enjoyed the course, very slow on the back nine.
I knew the course before and after it has been reconstructed and enlarged to 27 holes. Last time in 2012. I had great expectation because of a good design and spectacular views of the course. Afterwards I was somewhat disappointed. The fareways were extremely hard almost with no grass. The areas outside fareways and greens were left as they were years ago - very scruffy. Greens very fast and in good condition. Clubhouse small and not very attractive. Toilets in clubhouse unacceptable. The old ones are ok. Service needs to be improved: It took us more than half an hour to clear up things about the vouchers you sent them. In the end I sent them the email with the vouchers I received from you. At first I had to connect my iphone with their Wifi which proved difficult because of the poor signal. In consequence we had no practice time left for the driving ranch.
Superb setting. Excellent condition
great located course!
Very enyojable with SAN Carlos golf society, course in great condition
Course was excellent. Very interesting layout with spectacular views.
Everything worked OK with winter package booking. However some of the holes in sand dunes looking tired and need some work on them.
Henk Eilander 2018-02-02
The service from TEETIMES is great
Great golf course!
This a great course if you play 1 through 18. The Praia nine is a bit hocky but nice views. The front nine is the best part of the course but seldom do they allow guests to play this nine. Staff were great. We were lucky today and started on 10 and got on the front nine to finish thanks to a tip from the starter.
Accueil et parcours parfaits mais pour le joueur, c’est une autre histoire ! Grand soleil et donc une journée magnifique.
Beautiful course, fantastic views of the sea. Great big greens and wide fairways. To bad the staff isn’t friendly. Would definitely play again.
As usual, excellent. 8 instead of a 10 given the winter maintenance programme.
A great course as always, will always go back
Excellent course, really enjoyed playing here again even though winter maintenance meant that the greens were slower than normal.
Excellent as always..a pleasure to play there and helpful, friendly staff.
Really enjoyed the course and although it was very busy there weren't too many hold-ups. A little expensive but a good golf course.
Palmares is a lovely golf course which should be included in anybody’s golf schedule when visiting the Western Algarve. An automatic golf trolley is recommended.
Lovely course. Just a pity it is so busy but still enjoyed the day.
Fantastic golf course club house is poor golf reception to small needs more marshals to avoid slow play 5 hours plus not good
Course is very challenging and well kept. Service could be a bit more friendlier especially at the buggy pickup. No hot water in showers, never experienced before in a golf club house!!!! General service gives an impression of amateurisme. best regards, marc
Reception area very small we felt we were not listen to unable to get are complaint across felt like we didn't matter a fantastic course we all loved it but i will not be playing this course again to much slow play we seen no marshals to speed things up
Again clearly overbooked, teed off 20 minutes late, huge waiting at each tee and with 1:45 tee time not able to finish the 18 holes before dark!
Excellent layout but bunkers need more sand.
Poor clubhouse operation
Great course. Good service. Only problem only 1 buggy available
Exceptional golf course .. beautiful layout..
27 great holes of golf with fantastic views, well worth playing!!!
Superb all group voted this the best
Mike Sanderson 2017-10-06
Good mix of links and parkland holes in different 9s
Mr Ian Littlejohn2017-10-02
This is a fantastic course - we played the Praia + Alvor 18 - thoroughly enjoyable. Two different types of golf on each 9, with the standout being the links golf of Praia. The course is in superb condition, and should be recommended to any party travelling to the Portimao region
Very good and staff very helpful the course was in great condition
Palmares was in excellent condition. And all the staff were very helpful.
Lovely course helpful staff but pro shop too small
Always a favourite. Great combinations.
JIM CLARKE 2017-06-21
I found both courses excellent, Palmares 7/10
Very disappointing as we were looking forward to playing Palmares again. Asked to pay the 18 parkland holes but had to settle for 9 Lagos & 9 links which we didn't enjoy. The 9 Alvor holes are the best this place has to offer, the other 18 are not worth the high green fees in our opinion.
Nice course, I think the Championship course (1-18 Alvor/Lagos) probably best to play, the Praia course was slightly disappointing. Friendly staff, reasonable food and drink.
stunning position and course layout
Lovely views and some tiugh holes
Slow greens but apart from that, very enjoyable and interesting course. Unfortunately the ''clubhouse'' isn't fit for purpose, just awful.
Had a really great day on a beautiful course with wonderful friendship, love the company Tee times provide both on and off the golf course ????
Loved the old course, and still love all the new 27 holes, albeit it's now more expensive; some long green to tee steep walks, so buggies desirable for less agile folk
Google maps which we used for sat nav is giving the incorrect directions to Palmares course. Enjoyed playing the course. Some of the links holes could be better defined, e.g. it is difficult to figure out where the green is on the second par 5 for second shot and the same applies some of the par fours. A rock or some other mark in the fairway would be useful. The stroke saver is of little use, it does not give any ''pro'' tips for first time visitors.
We have played here before and again the course was in excellent condition and everyone found it a great challange
Howard L Verrill2017-02-28
I would never walk this course again. It is a great challenge and the greens were great but too hilly to walk for me. Bunkers needed some work.
What a super course, certainly in my own all time top five courses to play, wonderful use of the local topography, have to note however that the locker rooms were very poor, akin to a UK municipal course, bar staff were very good, but the bar is tired and dated.
You must have a good condition, if you play this course by walking. The course is very interesting. Nice views over the Alvor estuary.
Always our favourite course but we are upset at the development which we think is very unsympathetic to the area
Excellent. Staff on arrival welcoming and very helpful. Course in excellent condition and pace of play was very good as they obviously don't overcrowd it like Boa. Lunch was very enjoyable and staff very friendly. Will definitely recommend it to others and l look forward to playing it again.
many people but beautiful course
Very disappointed in this course this year. Had to play the links holes unexpectedly and they are very scruffy. In fact the whole course was in poor condition and very obviously over played. Very slow round, which gave us time to notice how unkept and scruffy it had become. The owners need to spend some money on the upkeep. This went from being our favourite course to thinking we won't go back next year.
Adrian Fraser Jones2016-10-24
Great views and cracking course
STAFF IN SHOP VERY HELPFUL,NOT SO IN RESTURANT
A very good three by 9 hole course with some challenging holes, especially enjoyed the sea course, friendly & helpful staff.
Glorious views...maturing nicely
Too busy, even when teeing off at 8am. Despite the excellent course would think twice about playing there again.
Excellent course, well kept, very enjoyable.
Nice contrast to the VDL/QDL courses being more of a links feel. Greens excellent. Need to sort drinks buggy service.
Best Course that I have ever played.
Stunning course, very enjoyable
1st time playing the course. apart from early morning sun causing havoc and not knowing the course but will definitely be back.
Stunning views looking out to sea
Palmares is a fantastic course. It has everything to test all skills. Our favourite.
Irene Lee Donohoe2016-08-27
Our favourite course - a view so beautiful! Again a buggy is needed for the older golfers.
Wonderful - but rather busy
Franco Di Fonzo 2016-07-06
Third time in Palmares but not satisfied. Fairway and greens non at the same level of last year.
I hate the beach section. Not my favorite.
great experience friendly and helpful staff a lovely course.
Again very busy but no matter which two nines you play a challenge to say the least.
They changed our tee time on arrival by 30 minutes and we were placed behind a large group. Round took 5.5 hours to complete. Although a very picturesque golf course, condition was only average.
GOOD COURSE NOT IN BEST OF CONDITION BUT NO PROBLEMS
Course was not in best shape (water?). Fairways far to dry and gard.
A hidden gem, the most popular course (Lagos/Praia) among our group. Like all courses, but especially here. clubhouse staff need to be much more professional
john michael o'neill2016-05-19
This course is our most popular and the course and greens were in very good condition.
Very entertaining course.
Uncrowded. Lovely views. Tricky greens
Played and enjoyed two rounds over the three ''nines'', all of which presented different challenges. Would definitely return.
ADRIAN FRASER JONES2016-05-03
Favourite course over this side of the Algarve, and value wise the best in the Algarve. Spectacular seaside course (27 holes). There are other great courses obviously but none at the price. Played just after a PGA event - superfast greens
The condition of the surrounds to the greens was very poor. Newly laid turf and lots of sand made approach shots very difficult. There was a message on the score card explaining the condition but there was no offer of any discount. We were very disappointed to be charged the full green fee when it was clear that the greens surrounds were not in good condition and certainly not up to the standard expected.
Rene Olthof 2016-03-17
clubhouse is nothing worth mentioning. Courses are fine and difficult when you play it the first time. Need to be more cautious.
Our favourite course on the Algarve. Good test of golf with spectacular views.
The member's competition had not completed their first 9 holes before our start time however the starter let us go so we were sandwiched between 2 competition games for our first 9 holes (one of our playing days). Pity about the weather on during our 3rd game but we did manage 15 holes.
Delayed start due to overrunning competition but started explained situation clearly so was ok. Condition of golf course and pace of play was very good. A truly enjoyable experience to be repeated
mr stephen banks2016-01-21
course in excellent condition, however we didn't feel appreciated, didn't get value for money
Very nice course, friendly service with caddy master
great course but all non golf items ie food and drink very expensive
A great golf course especially if playing the first 18. We come from a links course in Northern Ireland so did not want to play the links type holes near the beach.
Beautiful course - all 27 holes. This time Played 10-18 and last 9 links holes by the beach. Would recommend thoroughly
Beautiful course on the beach. the most natural course.
Very good course shame about the buggies being late for last group.
Excellent course, requires a course Marshall to deal with poor etiquette and slow play.
Played within a Society on a sunny Friday morning and 1st visit to Palmares for 6 years and what a difference in the course. Some excellent views and the layout of the new course can be very challenging even for the low handicappers. You could not fault the condition of the greens and the pace of them was lightning. The work that has gone in to transform the course for me has been money well spent and hopefully the quality will continue. The only downside is the pricing of the coffee pre golf of 3 euros, lets not be greedy but package properly and we will travel on a regular basis from Vilamoura to play such a quality course. Clive Davies (handicap 13)
Chez Carlos Golf Society2011-11-25
This was another visit to Palmares this year for the complete 27 holes for a return match between the Society and Rod Yates’ Lagos team. Strong turnout with x32 players enabled us to fix eight football matches with the chance to win one point for your team on each of the nine holes – full handicap stableford. This way your pairing were virtually always in the game. Early start this time at 09.00 so as to ensure we all got round. Thanks again to Rod for arranging the ‘picnic’ of food which was enjoyed out on the course. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the time of year – blue skies and sunny with no wind made for truly magnificent playing conditions. We were all clear by 4.30pm to re-assemble at a local beach bar on Meia Praia for the some well deserved liquid refreshment. A delightful meal of piri-piri chicken, grilled fish & salad rounded the day of perfectly. Shame the result was not better for us!
Os meus agradecimentos a toda a equipa de Palmares que esteve de forma muito profissional em todos os momentos da prova. A opinião dos membros foi clara. Adoraram o campo, que se apresentou em condições fenomenais, com vistas que dispensam quaisquer comentários e adoraram o serviço prestado pela vossa equipa, que esteve irrepreensível, incluindo o almoço e todos os detalhes inerentes à organização. Os meus parabéns. Manuel Quinta
Hi Palmares Played new holes on beach for first time Really good and greens spectacular !! The other holes are all coming on and maturing well too with them looking more and more natural every visit Now you have the correct order with the full 27 holes the balance is great and it all blends together - really impressed Well done! Charles
I played Palmares about 20 years ago so was a little apprehensive when I heard they'd redesigned it but am pleased to say the changes are excellent and this is going to be one of the best in the Algarve. We played in February and were really pleased by the condition of the course (very quick pure greens). The front nine is nearly 4000 yards off the tips so a real test but the back nine is a little easier with some short par 4's and reachable par 5's. Well worth visiting if you are in the Algarve, is up there with the best in my opinion.
i have just played the course on saturday and i would not recommend it to anyone. whilst the front nine are good, the back 9 are like playing on a building site. very disappointing.
PLease, i would to know, in which month/year you will open the new Palmares? with regards k.Kalinowski
I have been playing the old PLAMARES fpr over years. Is Hea Pro Lis Espadinha still there? When will the new PALMARES ber opened??? Regards