Designed by Sir Nick Faldo with strategic play in mind this 6598m PAR 72 championship course demands careful positioning to score well.
"The land at Amendoeira is dramatic and the project has the potential to be a real talking point in the Algarve. With so many courses in the region, that's no mean feat", pointed out Nick Faldo, during his visit in 2007.
In a modern twist of a traditional recipe, cacti and wild herbs replace the role of Sunningdale's heather, spartan Holm oaks and ancient olive trees take the place of a lush English woodland, and desert scrub bunkers of crushed limestone replace Berkshires sandy tracts in a golf course that revels in the classic principles of strategic play.
Nick said: "This was a very exciting project, which gave me a great opportunity to exploit my passion for design the same way I exploited my passion for playing. You have incredible views, beautiful undulating land and any time you have natural terrain like this, it is great fun to work with."
"The real skill is that when you stand on the tee, the golf hole tells you what to do and if you do what it tells you there is reward but if you don't you're penalised. The back nine is quite hilly, which is fantastic because we've got some great views to complement the course."
"I like my courses to be challenging to whoever plays them. There might be easy holes in some places, but they are a challenge because you have to think about them, and that is what I am after. The best compliment you can get in the design business is when players come off the course and say 'wow, that was a challenge,' and that's just what I planned at Amendoeira Golf Resort."
As the saying goes, 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. Well, the photographs of the Vale do Lobo course above are27.92km / 17.35 milesVale do Lobo Royal Golf Course
18 Holes - 6,793 yards - Par 73 Designed by Rocky Roquemore, the Vale do Lobo Royal golf course is slightly27.92km / 17.35 milesOnyria Palmares Golf Club
For a perfect golf holiday in the Algarve, there can be no better course to play than the Onyria Palmares Golf Resort25.17km / 15.64 milesVilasol Golf Course - 27 Holes
Vila Sol is one of the best-kept courses in the Algarve. A great layout, with pristine greens which run t24.19km / 15.03 milesDom Pedro Pinhal Golf Course
Opened in 1976, this is another Frank Pennink design. Meandering through rolling countryside with umbrella pi22.59km / 14.04 milesDom Pedro Vilamoura Old Golf Course
A Frank Pennink design, its easy to see why the Old Course is one of the most popular on the Algarve. Founded21.99km / 13.66 milesDom Pedro Laguna Golf Course
The Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course is quite open and is reminiscent of a parkland course. However, water hazard20.33km / 12.63 milesDom Pedro Millennium Golf Course
Opened in the summer of 2000, the Millennium course offers a class championship layout. The first 9 holes win20.32km / 12.63 milesDom Pedro Victoria Golf Course
The Dom Pedro Victoria golf course was designed and constructed by Arnold Palmer design. Host to the Portugal Masters20.2km / 12.55 milesPenina Championship Course
The Championship course is the late Sir Henry Cotton's masterpiece and the course by which he wished to be remembered19.83km / 12.32 milesAlamos Golf Course
Located at the foot of the Monchique Mountains, Alamos Golf Course together with Morgado Golf is part of the 36 hole19.39km / 12.05 milesMorgado Golf Course
Set in wonderful open countryside, amongst citrus farms, at the foot of the Monchique Mountains, Morgado is one of th19.34km / 12.02 milesPestana Alto Golf & Country Club
Opened in 1991, Alto Golf & Country Club was the last 18-hole course to be designed by Sir Henry Cotton. Built on ide18.61km / 11.57 milesPestana Gramacho Golf Course
Together with its sister course Pinta, Gramacho is part of the Pestana Carvoeiro Golf Resort. Designed by Ronald Frea11.79km / 7.32 milesPestana Vale da Pinta Golf Course
Vale da Pinta is a very attractive course, which since its opening in 1992 has gained an excellent reputation, hostin10.77km / 6.69 milesSalgados Golf Course
Salgados golf course has the look and feel of a Scottish links course but with a Florida atmosphere - lakes abound.6.64km / 4.12 milesSilves Golf
One of the newer golf courses on the Algarve, the Silves golf course enjoys a beautiful location, at the foot of the6.34km / 3.94 milesAmendoeira O'Connor Jnr Course
Designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr., this course complements the neighbouring Oceanico Faldo Course and also takes full0.3km / 0.19 miles
The Oceanico Amendoeira Golf Resort hotel complex is located near the charming historical town of Silves and Armacao de Pera beach among the beautiful landscaped gardens below the Monchique Mountain range.0.11km / 0.07 miles Pestana Viking Beach & Spa Resort
The hotel is surrounded by luxurant gardens with direct access to one of the finest beaches in the Algarve.5.92km / 3.68 miles Hotel Salgados Dunas Suites
This 5-star hotel boasts 6 outdoor swimming pools and modern rooms with panoramic views.All Inclusive 7.13km / 4.43 miles Sao Rafael Suites Hotel
Each of the rooms in this five star hotel are spacious and filled with natural light, the rooms are also equipped with all the amenities you may expect to find in a high quality hotel.All Inclusive 10.03km / 6.23 miles Tivoli Carvoeiro Hotel
After enjoying a total renovation and refurbishment, the Tivoli Carvoeira (formerly known as the Almansor) re-opened in April 2015 as a luxury five-star hotel10.82km / 6.72 miles Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel
The Cerro Alagoa Hotel is located about 900m from the town square of Albufeira and within easy reach of the shops, bars and restaurants of this lively resort, which makes it a popular choice for golfing groups11.84km / 7.36 miles Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa
The Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa is located in a quiet part of Albufeira, yet it is only a 10 minutes walk from the bustle of the famous Albufeira Strip, and handily placed for playing a number of excellent Algarve golf coursesAll Inclusive 11.88km / 7.38 miles Hotel Brisa Sol
Situated in the heart of the Algarve, Albufeira is close to the best beaches and golf courses in the region such as Oceanico Amendoeira, Salgados and Pine Cliffs.11.94km / 7.42 miles Paraiso de Albufeira Aparthotel
Within the hotel there is an outdoor swimming pool, a heated indoor swimming pool (winter season only) and a heated indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi in the Health Club.12.25km / 7.61 miles Tivoli Marina Portimao
Enjoying a picturesque location overlooking Portimao marina, and a 5-minute stroll from lively Praia da Rocha, the Tivoli Marina Portimao is the perfect location for playing the golf courses of the western Algarve.15.46km / 9.61 miles Anantara Vilamoura Golf Resort and Spa
Formally the Tivoli Victoria, the Anantara Vilamoura offers the ultimate golf hotel experience overlooking the Arnold Palmer designed Victoria Golf Course.19.69km / 12.23 miles Penina Golf Resort Hotel
The internationally famous Penina Golf Resort Hotel is located in the Alvor area of the Western Algarve, 45 minutes drive from Faro airport19.83km / 12.32 miles Pestana Delfim Hotel
Enjoying an enviable beach-front location, the four star Delfim is a sister hotel to the Alvor Praia and the Dom JoaoAll Inclusive 19.91km / 12.37 miles Pestana Dom Joao II Hotel
Set in its own large gardens which lead directly on to a splendid stretch of beach, and within walking distance of the village of Alvor with its good selection of bars, restaurants and shops, the four star Dom Joao II is part of the Pestana Group and a sister hotel to the Alvor Praia and Delfim hote20.49km / 12.73 miles The Lake Resort
Located in the heart of Vilamoura on the edge of the Marina, is probably the most luxurious of the hotels in the region.21.83km / 13.56 miles Tivoli Marina Hotel
Guestrooms offer furnished balconies with views of the marina, pool, or beach.22.57km / 14.02 miles The Hilton Golf Resort & Spa Hotel
The Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort and Spa is a five star hotel adjoining the very popular Oceanico Pinhal golf course, and is the perfect venue for for a relaxing golf holiday in the Algarve22.59km / 14.04 miles Vila Gale Marina Hotel
Situated in the heart of Vilamoura and a short stroll from the beach, the four-star Vila Gale Marina overlooks the marina and is a big favourite with golfers. It has a pleasant, friendly atmosphere and the 243 air-conditioned bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and tastefully furnished.22.67km / 14.09 miles Dom Pedro Marina Hotel
The sister hotel to the Dom Pedro Golf, the Dom Pedro Marina is situated a little closer to the Vilamoura marina, hence its name22.7km / 14.11 miles Vila Gale Ampalius Hotel
This modern four-star hotel is situated on the beach front at Vilamoura, a short distance from the casino. All the bedrooms have been recently refurbished to a high standard, as has the indoor pool. Standard bedrooms are slightly smaller than the sea view rooms and have no balcony.22.75km / 14.14 miles