Sesmarias, Vila Nova de Cacela (Tavira), Algarve, Portugal
Located in the lush, unspoilt countryside between the dramatic Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Monte Rei is a relaxing haven in a still relatively undeveloped part of the Algarve. The first of two planned 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed This par 72 Championship course measuring 6567m from the Tournament tees is a truly unique design; with water coming into play on eleven of the eighteen holes, the course features an enjoyable series of eight par-4s, five par-3s and five par-5s in a challenging and distinctive layout. The course presentation is highly individual, each hole a design gem blending effortlessly into this natural canvas, from its ingenious shape and sculptured bunkers, to the impressive presentation and attention to detail making ever hole as remarkable as the next; fairways and greens are bordered by several lakes, indigenous plants, native grasses and trees adding drama to the landscape, and providing golfers with unforgettable moments to cherish in this unique and tranquil golf environment. 12 minute tee times.
Clubhouse, restaurant, bar, Pro Shop, Golf Academy, driving range and extensive practice facilities.
Club hire (Callaway), shoe rental (Footjoy).
All guests and visitors to Monte Rei must provide a valid handicap certificate to play the course. Recommended Men maximum 24 hcp. Ladies maximum 32 hcp, or subject to the discretion of the Director of Golf.
As part of the informal club atmosphere, smart casual dress may be worn at all times within the clubhouse, however, tee shirts, beach wear and training shoes are not acceptable.
On Course Dress Code:
Golf shoes (soft spikes) must be worn with appropriate golf attire, tailored or Bermuda style shorts or trousers and collared golf shirts, ladies may wear sleeveless golf attire.
The club encourages the use of soft spikes to help maintain the quality of the playing surfaces and greens condition. The locker room attendant will replace metal spikes with soft spikes prior to play.
Bars & Restaurants:
Monte Rei offers discerning travellers to the region a culinary destination without compare. Under the guidance of Chef Jaime Perez, with four different restaurants, two bars, and a host of private dining, corporate retreat and banquet options, Monte Rei visitors, residents and guests are assured a variety of culinary discoveries to suit every occasion.
Tavira 21 min, Faro 51 min, Vilamoura 54 min.
Long: 7º 33’4,31 West
Lat: 37º 12’16,75 North