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Santo Antonio Golf

Golf St Antonio , ex Parque da Floresta , is situated near the fishing village of Salema, near Sagres - one of the most important places in Portuguese and European history - and close to the Costa Vicentina nature reserve.|A hilly course, with sharply sloping fairways, several blind shots, and greens on hill tops, creating a strange but very pleasant effect, perfectly integrated into the landscape. As for playing the course, we feel that it becomes too tired sometimes unappealing to golfers who are not so young.

Portugal golf courses - Santo Antonio Golf ReceptionReception: Everyday from 7:45am to 8:00pm
Portugal golf courses - Santo Antonio Golf Golf ClubsGolf Clubs: Callaway|Wilson ProStaff
Portugal golf courses - Santo Antonio Golf Club HouseClub House: With Restaurant and Snack bar
Portugal golf courses - Santo Antonio Golf Driving rangeWith driving range
Portugal golf courses - Santo Antonio Golf TrolleysTrolleys: Manual and Electric
Portugal golf courses - Santo Antonio Golf Locker RoomWith locker room
Portugal golf courses - Santo Antonio Golf Pro ShopPro Shop: Everyday from 7:45am to 8:00pm
Portugal golf courses - Santo Antonio Golf Golf LessonsGolf Lessons: Resident professionals
Portugal golf courses - Santo Antonio Golf BuggiesBuggies: Without GPS
Portugal golf courses - Santo Antonio Golf Putting GreenWith putting green
Portugal golf courses - Santo Antonio Golf JuniorsJuniors: Up to 16 years old

Santo Antonio Golf - latest comments and reviews

Norbert van der Plas 2021-12-02
Nice course. Many slopes. Fast greens. Strange that the buggy wasn't allowed on the fairways. Fairways were dry and in good shape, so....? Buggy was old, with broken winsshield en old tires wit no grip. Dangerous. Nevertheless: nice experience.

Ian Hames 2021-10-21
Fantastic course condition. Efficient booking on arrival.

Jan de Zwaan 2021-10-08
Great cource, personalis very friendly and helpfull.

Rick Hewland 2021-09-25
All the lads loved the course and the condition it was presented in.

Brendan Forde 2021-09-14
Food and drink and staff good. Shame about the 90degree rule on 7 holes. This is a hard for middle to high handicaps.

Andrew 2021-09-12
Lovely set up and course in great condition. Another one to add to the list for future trips

John Samarron 2021-06-29
We had a wonderful time at San Antonio Golf Course. The staff was courteous and very helpful. The house itself was more that challenging for our threesome.

Ingrid van Loenhout 2021-06-19
The course was challenging. With the second nine nicely tucked away behind the hills. Sadly there was no facilities to change and freshen up after the round.

hans spliethoff 2021-06-05
Course was well kept and good condition. Staff friendly , bar/reataurant , all fine. First 9 holes are challenging. The 2nd 9 are very nice to play, not easy but beautifull

Peter McFarlane 2020-02-19
Friendly service. Greens excellent. A few bare patches on fairways. Would go back. A few blind holes that would be better 2nd time round. On the whole very enjoyable and I would go back.

Mrs Teresa Gaughan 2019-10-31
4-day package was great value for money and very enjoyable. Course was great - interesting and challenging holes. Pace of play was good but would recommend a buggy as there were a few elevated tees and greens which also gave food for thought on club choice!

Cliff Morgan 2019-10-01
Okay, great views, but quality of course not brilliant. Again much better value in Vilamoura and Majorca.

Featley 2019-09-30
Very good course, played for 5th time, very friendly

STEPHEN BROWN 2019-09-30
The course was in very good condition and represents excellent value for money. The club, catering and bar staff were attentive and the menu and quality of food was very good.

Andrew Ford 2019-09-19
This was our 2nd visit to Santo Antonio . We were greeted by helpful and friendly staff and the course was in good condition but there were still a couple of quirky holes which I am not fond of.although I still enjoyed my round (even though I played rubbish). I would recommend this course as great value for money.

Marc Walker 2019-09-10
Excellent as always. Good service, course in excellent condition, good greens. Everything that Vale de Pinta isn't at the moment!

Stuart Coe 2019-06-16
Interesting course good greens.

Peter McElroy 2019-06-13
Having played this course now on a number of occasions I have always found it surprises me. It's unlike any other course in the Algarve. The first time I played it, I wanted to turn the car around just driving in. It looks wildly unplayable with its long, dropping fairways but once you are out there you find a course that engages from the first swing. Yes, there are a couple of high tees and blind fairway runs which you will discover require a little course knowledge to play. ( Here the club could help with better mapping at the tees). There are also some lovely little par threes, the fifth being 90 meters of fun, that require thought. This is a real golf course. It takes good course management and rewards risk. And it's fun to play. The staff are always pleasent,the fantastic clubhouse clean and well staffed. It's a joy to sit,overlooking the 18th green and enjoy the excellent food. Would it be my first choice on The Algarve? No. But would I come out for a fortnight and not want to play it? Certainly not.

William Stoker 2019-01-18
Good challenge greens in great condition, the use of a buggy is essential as the course is very hilly, (mountain goat springs to mind) would play this coarse again

Mr Coe 2018-11-27
Good course

Leslie merryman 2018-10-30
Last played this course many years ago and found the course to be just as hard but enjoyable would definitely recommend

Mark Wincer 2018-09-23
Course was in very good condition. It was not busy when we played it. Food was good.

Paul Brown 2018-09-17
Great course as always. Great service from tee times also. Amazing company 10/10 to all staff.

Paul Loverseed 2018-07-08
Front 9 isn’t very enjoyable it’s way to hilly with some silly holes. The 9th is the hardest hole I’ve ever played. However the back 9 has some great holes with beautiful scenery

Brian Miller 2018-06-23
Santo Antonio golf met our expectations of a highly enjoyable day's golf. The golf staffing seems to have been cut back a little with nobody manning the starters box to inform on flag positions, etc. The staff in the spike bar were very pleasant and efficient.

Nigel Mapletoft 2017-06-23
St Antonio (formerly Florista) is a really beautiful course. It's a great challenge for medium handicapped players but rather too difficult for lowly players such as myself (handicap 23). Nevertheless, it's a pleasure to play there and we'll definitely be back next year.

Smit 2017-03-06
It is a hard golf course, especially for someone out of The Netherlands. (Really flat courses there) Due to heavy rainfall the week before our visit, the course was really soft and balls got plugged and stayed at these slopes. Difficult to recover standing below or above your ball all the time. In the end thanks to sollid putting I made an 83 and was happy with this result. Overall the views are stunning from time to time and the shop and shop staff was really kind. The clubhouse needs some work, dark and sober. The terrace is ok, but was cold in Februari. For this course I would not take the drive all the way to the west again. Well maybe, when the greenfee offer is really good again. Yes I am Dutch. ;)

Marion Brosens 2021-04-25
Lovely but very beautiful course.

Jon Bowden 2020-03-23
Good course like last year , cheers

Tim Triglone 2020-03-23
Fantastic layout, however in very poor condition

Mark Lawman 2020-03-13
Great days golf favourite of the week course in great condition

Niall Mc Guigan 2020-03-02
Hired out buggies but had to walk most of it because we weren’t allowed on 8 of the fairways with the buggies ! Would need to be very fit to climb up and down all the hills. Ranger was a real jobs worth . Extremely windy Paths are very steep and would be dangerous in the wet Seemed like a club that didn’t really want visitors

Mal McLaughlin 2020-02-28
good course

Roland Nilsson 2020-01-29
The course is like a rollercoaster, a lot of hidden holes, green's very good. Great views . But not a real golf course

Joe drake 2020-01-21
Staff very friendly and helpful.

Boitard Jean-Paul 2019-12-12
Golf de montagne ,très bien dessiné, buggy obligatoire, vu les distance et le terrain accidenté.

Jean Harings 2019-11-26
rather good, Hilly course, some alomst impossible holes, Beuatiiful surroundings

Arne Dahlstrom 2019-11-24
Fantastic nice and varied course.

Gerald m meehan 2019-11-15
Course played quite tough in the breeze but very enjoyable

Lorraine Bennett 2019-11-07
Excellent day’s golf at an attractive and well maintained course with friendly and welcoming staff.

David Standing 2019-10-25
Played this many times over the years, still love the challenges I offers very good day

Robert Coleman 2019-10-16
Beautiful course. Some quirky holes on front 9 but had a great day. Starter friendly and welcoming. Would happily play again.

Maren Liehr 2019-10-15
Everything was perfect!

Roger Moyse 2019-10-12
Enjoyed thwe challenge

Lee Donaldson 2019-10-08
Played the course same time last year and found this year it played a bit better for knowing the layout. A nice welcome at the clubhouse and pro helped with a couple of things. We had 2 in buggies, 4 with electric trolleys and 1 with a pull trolley. It is very hard going with the pull trolley !! Best advice is book buggies before you visit as they only had a couple available for our group with a 1pm tee. All aspects of course maintenance were good, a couple of the greens played at different pace to the others but that’s to be expected with the different terrain. Nice balcony to relax after the round and although a bi5 of a way out from where we were staying worth the drive for first round of five in five days. Good value for money given the general prices on the Algarve

Mark Wincer 2019-09-15
Helpful and friendly

William Townson 2019-09-13
A quirky course that requires getting used to! When you understand the strategic nature of the course, one can then relax and plot your way around. A buggy certainly helps with the hills, valleys and slopes. A reasonably priced day out for some fun holiday golf. Condition was good in general with greens running nicely. Tees a little worn but it’s summer and hot. Worth a visit as this course is nothing like other Algarve courses.

Christopher Davies 2019-09-12
Everything was very efficient we managed to go off early by an hour teeing off on the 10th which was good for us! I had quite forgotten what a beautiful course it was and what a delight it was to play! Thanks for your help in organizing our golf!

William Townson 2019-09-06
I enjoyed the course, it took a few holes to settle into the hilly vagaries of the lay out. Which slop do I aim for! An interesting day, challenging hole, not always the driver, fairway or rescue club from tees for accuracy. Greens in decent condition but slower than I usually play on. Holiday course, definitely use a buggy or you will be a 5 stone lighter!

Ian Holland 2019-06-14
Brilliant reception. Friendly staff. Course and greens terrific. All golfers really happy.

Christopher Avraam 2019-06-08
Another great course on the algarve with many outstanding holes! If your in the region and you like a course with elevation changes this is a must play.

Ian Chance 2019-05-27
Tough course but very good. You must use a buggy as it’s very hilly. A bit unfortunate as they have just done the greens and they are very bumpy.

Spliethoff 2019-05-17

Pascal Plichta 2019-05-11
Très beau parcours. Très vallonné. Prendre buggy.le terrain est en très bon état. Les greens sont magnifiques

Simon Ferguson 2019-05-04
Nice people, very hilly so take a buggy could do with sand in bunkers and a water buggy as in the heat it is required

David Weeks 2019-05-03
Very good service and a fun but tricky course. You need a buggy.

Spliethoff 2019-05-02
A marvellous and challenging course with a lot of wind which gives playing there an extra dimension. Nice clubhouse and good service. Beatifull surroundings. We ll defay there again

St-Hilaire 2019-05-01
Very difficult course but picturesque ! Not very woman friendly however...too long...Finally, greens don’t always keep the line...maybe the grass was a bit long. Quite a challenging golf course.

CHARLES COE 2019-04-15
Very good.

Dr. Markus Feidicker 2019-04-14
very nice and beautiful golf course, which was in excellent shape. challenging, but fair. Clubhouse ok. would definitely come back

Tim forrest 2019-04-12
Great layout of a golf course. No sand in bunkers. Tees uneven. Fairways and greens goid.

Stuart Armstrong 2019-04-06
Hilly course requiring buggies but well improved

alexmcghee 2019-03-23
Excellent golf course and service. Transfer drivers all extremely professional and polite.

gerald m meehan 2019-03-15
We had two very enjoyable rounds. There are a few tough tee shots on the course but a very enjoyable experience. Good pint and food in the spike bar

Cathy Cirko 2019-02-26
Check in was a breeze, because it was extreme.y windy, it did color our experience. Front nine is a bit quirky but the back nine was more of a normal course. Overall though good.

Matti Piirainen 2019-02-25
I have played there first time 1992, so it is like my homecource in Algarve

WINKELMANN Brigitte 2019-02-21
A nice and relaxed round of Golf on a difficult course. Not so busy as many other courses in the Algarve. A buggy is highly recommended, even if you have to stay on the path at some holes (not only the Par 3). If you do like only flat courses, this is the wrong place for you.

Kathy pennington 2019-02-20
Thoroughly enjoyed our game on this physically demanding course. It made our home course which is well known for its hills seem quite tame. We walked the course but would recommend a buggy, particularly as distances from green to tee can be quite long. Also, don't forget to pick up a course map as it isn't printed on the scorecard. We will probably play it again when we return next year.

Roland Nilsson 2019-02-08
Very nice and challenging course

markus hoffmann 2019-01-05
just perfect!

Martin Georg Hilke 2018-12-14
Nice Course, sunny location,

Daphne Ledger 2018-11-17
Very nice back nine but the front nine has three silly blind holes We managed to get buggy due to a cancellation don’t know weather we could have managed to walk it Everyone was very nice and friendly

Jason Robinson 2018-11-17
Underrated course, the cheapest I have played and one of the best lovely scenery very hilly but some of the holes are amazing

Bill Young 2018-11-14
Very busy course with some VERY slow players!! Otherwise course in good condition and staff pleasant.

James Barr 2018-11-09
Undulating course. Condition was excellent. Buggies a must. Overall great value for money. Better value than some of its more illustrious neighbours.

Steve Pratt 2018-11-05
Quick and easy ... Very happy

Fred Zickmantel 2018-10-31
Golf carts need mechanical overhaul. Difficult, however enjoyable

Max De Groot 2018-10-31
Poorly maintained buggy roads leading to slippery and dangerous situations. Moreover, many Mickey mouse holes. Not a recommendable course.

Richard Garton 2018-10-29
Very friendly team, good food and a very tricky but good course. Hilly to say the least.

Michael Hardman 2018-10-20
Played the course which is testing on previous visits. Course in good condition and good facilities including food/bar.

Michael Cox 2018-10-11
Excellent all was good thanks

Jochem Schmitz 2018-10-10
nice course in good conditions

Jim Hardman 2018-10-03
Nice course fairways good, greens not bad but not all the same, but enjoyable.

mr m rajowski 2018-10-03
to hilly for me had to get out and walk most of the course as you could not take buggy on some fairways

Colin smith 2018-09-30
Enjoyed the course. Fairways were in good condition but the greens had a lot of unrepaired pitch marks. However they were fast and nice to putt on the. Staff on the course were extremely courteous. My only complaint would be the price of a buggy!!!!!! at 50 euro surely the most expensive on the Algarve. As I only paid 55 euro for the round that came as a bit of a shock

Andy Ford 2018-09-13
Interesting and challenging course in good condition with friendly staff. Long drive to get there but well worth the effort.

Matthias Anklam 2018-07-14
Toller, ungewöhnlicher und nicht einfacher Platz

Heather Anderson 2018-06-26
Beautiful course not for beginners

Phil Sharpe 2018-06-25
Very hilly, meaning many above / below feet fairway shots, and most penal even for the straight drives which head down the slopes. Many blind shots as well, with the 6th being painful to know where the ball has actually landed even after a straight tee shot. As you’re not allowed to use your buggies on a number of holes and due to the slopes, you can spend an age wondering where your ball has landed / ended up on the blind shots. That said, the greens were in very good condition and there are some lovely looking golf holes.

David Elcock 2018-06-24
A well maintained and interesting course.

James John Galbraith 2018-06-11
Lovely course well laid out but the worst bunkers I have experienced golfed there many times

Brian Miller 2018-05-16
Good experience playing at Santo Antonio as expected. It was helpful for me to be assigned to play along with others when I was alone. There is a little maintenance required on a few parts of the course - e.g. I was surprised to be playing the 18th hole from a temporary tee.

Gary Watts 2018-03-30
What a beautiful golf course, only spoiled by having to keep to the buggy paths, you end up walking further, up and down the hills of the fairways. Although we were in buggies I couldn't recommend this course to anyone who isn't very fit. Can't take anything away from the beauty of this golf course though, It's challenging but good scores are achievable.

Ian chance 2018-03-22
First time I have played this course and it was very challenging but very picturesque. The staff where friendly and helpful. Highly recommend if you want to test your game. I play off 12 and scored 89 so was happy with that. Make sure you have a buggy as it’s hilly.

Klaus Krausen 2018-03-20
Very nice course. Challenging natural profile. Hilly character and some hidden greens make for a demanding but very nice golf day. Buggy could be useful. Lovely setting of the club house and patio together with its friedly stuff make this visit perfect. Improvement suggestion. It would help guest flights which come for the first time to find complete and more destinct ' Next Tee ' indication.

ian jetten 2018-03-19
very good course in excellent condition

Caspar von der Crone 2018-03-15
great place in the mountains, that makes the game varied and I look forward to the next visit

H. Seifert 2018-03-14
Because of the topography, you have to play a second time to play it with pleasure. The course has seen better times and urgently needs maintenance so that it doesn't get any further. The brakes of all the buggies we used were in poor condition. Friendly staff and good service at the club restaurant.

Martin West 2018-03-12
Fantastic customer service picturesque course with some tough holes I eould tecommend this course

Eric Costen 2018-02-21
Pro shop staff very friendly and helpful. Was able to play with a couple that was more familiar. With the course and had averyenjoyable round. I found the course to be in very good shape. It had been in 2004 that I played the course last.. looking forward to playing there again.

Matti Piirainen 2017-11-22
My first visit to this cources was 1992 and I still admire its beautiful layout.

Mark Wincer 2017-11-14
The course was well presented. We started on our tee time and had a clear hole ahead and behind us. A very enjoyable round and good food in the clubhouse..

CHARLES COE 2017-11-08
Enjoyed the golf. Everybody was friendly and helpful.

Germ Kemper 2017-11-07
Very nice course. We love to play there.

Sebastian Mellin 2017-11-07
Very nice course, a few blind shots (tee shot 6, seconds on 8 and 10). Fairways in good shape, excellent greens. Friendly personal.

David Phillips 2017-10-26
Very interesting course all enjoyed Will go back and hope for less wind

John Reilly 2017-10-25

Michael Hardman 2017-10-21
Always a pleasure to play this course great holes

Denise Earley 2017-09-30
First time to play this course back nine very good again staff very helpful

Rory White 2017-06-19
Really fun and enjoyable course to play, nice variety of holes. Value for money.

David Hizzett 2017-05-18
Be aware the course closes at 18:45 so make sure you have enough time to complete your round, we had a delay due to rain which meant time was a little tight, although we did get round in time, buggy needed otherwise it's a long walk. Super course, some great challenging holes but plays fair for all standards. Definitely recommend this course.

Gerry Malone 2017-04-12
Always a pleasure to play.

Michael Patrick Manogue 2017-04-11
everything was first clasd with this golf course hope to return some time in the futher

Eduard Reinhart 2017-03-05
Preiswert aber leider auch Billigqualität - nur auf Cartweg befahrbar, zahlreiche blinde Schüsse, wo dann auch der perfekte Ball nicht mehr zu finden ist. Buggy sinnlos, da viel seitliches Gefälle und dauernde Ballsuche durch ungepflegte Fairways (Grasinseln)

Helmut Zagler 2017-02-26

Päivi Melkko 2017-02-25
Interesting, variable

James McClure 2017-01-30
The staff was friendly and very helpful. I thought the course in pretty good condition considering it was January. Greens were fast with a lot of undulation.

Kelvin Lawton 2016-10-09
Always excellent. First out in the morning - can't be beaten.

Andy Bryant 2016-09-26
Bit disappointed that we had to wait for buggies ( very apologetic ) when we had booked them as part of the package way in advance. Should not be hard to know how many you need in a day and allocate accordingly. Course in great shape as ever, always challenging

Klaus Grossmann 2016-06-06
Course has improved again under new ownership. well maintained. Very nice to play.

Geoff Dobinson 2016-05-27
Lovely courses and efficient friendly people. Looked after us very well

Mark King 2016-05-01
This is the 3rd time I have played St.Antonio, we enjoy the variety of holes at the course.

Christian Pelz 2016-01-27
Sehr hügeliger,anspruchsvoller Platz,den man taktisch klug spielen muß.

Matti Piirainen 2015-11-29
We liked mostly and played three times in same week.

Jean Harings 2015-11-08
beautiful scenery, nice course, buggy was fine

Michael Hardman 2015-10-27
Course in excellent condition. 9th hole unfair golf hole due to limited landing area for economic shot followed by long 3rd. You booked us in for an extra game on the 16th. We could not play as was too foggy. Voucher given for a round up to end of October 2016

Michael Hardman 2015-10-24
Testing course.was in good condition. Some difficult holes particularly the 9th which is the most difficult hole on the course and is unfair due to slope of the land and narrow landing area for second or third shot followed by long uphill shot to green

Course Difficulty
Yard values are approximated.
Hole: 1
Par: 4
S.I.: 11
Hole: 2
Par: 4
S.I.: 13
Hole: 3
Par: 3
S.I.: 12
Hole: 4
Par: 5
S.I.: 4
Hole: 5
Par: 3
S.I.: 17
Hole: 6
Par: 4
S.I.: 8
Hole: 7
Par: 3
S.I.: 7
Hole: 8
Par: 4
S.I.: 14
Hole: 9
Par: 5
S.I.: 1
Par: 35
Hole: 10
Par: 5
S.I.: 16
Hole: 11
Par: 3
S.I.: 15
Hole: 12
Par: 5
S.I.: 3
Hole: 13
Par: 4
S.I.: 5
Hole: 14
Par: 4
S.I.: 6
Hole: 15
Par: 3
S.I.: 10
Hole: 16
Par: 4
S.I.: 18
Hole: 17
Par: 4
S.I.: 2
Hole: 18
Par: 4
S.I.: 9
Par: 36
Par: 71
Course Rating
Slope Rating
Course Map Santo Antonio Golf


*Undulated - Severe slopes on and across most fairways, rarely a flat lie

*Dogleg - Several holes

*Tree Lined - With Pines

*Buggy Recommended - Essential

*Water hazards - Defined and can be seen

*Parkland - Mixture of Heath and Parkland

*Signature Hole - 11th

*Comments - A demanding course for all handicaps, fairly priced

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