View to the hills from Espiche Golf

        View to the hills from Espiche Golf

Espiche Golf

Espiche, Lagos , Algarve, Portugal

Located within a nature reserve and just five minutes from Lagos, Espiche Clubhouse & Golf is an eco-resort which has been perfectly integrated into the surrounding natural environment and offers a unique and authentic experience in the western Algarve.

Preservation, conservation and innovation of resource management are at the heart of Espiche Golf & Clubhouse. The 18 hole, par 72 golf course was designed to integrate effortlessly into the surrounding Algarve countryside and the indigenous flora and fauna of the area have been preserved, in keeping with the company ethos of nature preservation and conservation. This commitment to maintaining natural resources is one that we believe will allow Espiche Clubhouse & Golf to continuously contribute to a sustainable future.

The Espiche Golf Clubhouse, which is also home to the Gecko restaurant, has been awarded internationally for its architecture, design and environmental efficiency, in reference to both the choice of materials used for the building and in its resource management. The exceptional location of the Clubhouse, situated on top of a hill overlooking the resort, offers breathtaking views across the golf course and the nature reserve. The views, coupled with the exceptional quality of the food available, makes the Clubhouse a reference for both lovers of golf and those who value the tranquility and beauty of nature itself.

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View from water hazard to Espiche Golf's clubhouse View from water hazard to Espiche Golf's clubhouse

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First Hole on Espiche Golf First Hole on Espiche Golf

Solar windmills in the distance from Espiche Golf Solar windmills in the distance above Espiche Golf

Large white bunker on Espiche Golf Two large white bunker surround this green on Espiche Golf
Clubhouse at Espiche Golf Clubhouse at Espiche Golf

Facts & Figures

18 holes, Par 72

Architect: Peter Sauerman

4 sets of tees ranging from 5496/5026 yards/meters on forward tees to 6410/5862 yards /meters from championship tees.


Paspalum warm-weather grass has been used for the greens and a mixture of Bermuda grasses has been used elsewhere on the course.

Accolades & Awards:

Golf Inc. pulbication ranked Espiche Golf Clubhouse as being third in the world in the New Construction category for 2015. It is the only golf club outside of the US to be recognised as a Clubhouse of the Year 2015 by the prestigious publication.


Club house with bar and restaurant and Pro Shop. Golf cars, trolleys, electric trolleys, golf clubs available for hire. Driving range. Lockers available in the changing rooms.

Practice Facilities:

• Espiche Golf inaugurated a new short game area on June 30, 2017.
• Driving range with artificial “Huxley Golf” mats to allow for year round use of the area regardless of weather conditions.

Handicap Requirements:

Max for men: 28, ladies 36. The starter/marshal has the right to direct certain players to play from forward tees if deemed to be holding up play. Players who do not have the stipulated level of play may be asked to leave the course, with no refund given.

Dress Code:

Trousers made of denim material, tracksuits and tennis wear are not allowed on the golf course. Men’s shorts must be at least of Bermuda length. Shirts must be golf shirts or of similar style. Golf shoes with soft spikes or appropriate sole should be worn.

Golf Lessons:

Professional Ethan Shaw is available every day for lessons. Junior Golf Lessons available on Sunday, Ladies Group Lessons on Fridays and Roll Up Golf Lessons on Wednesdays.

Environment and Sustainability:

Espiche Golf takes an exceptional responsibility in the way it carries out its course maintenance with a history of environmental research and is commitment to an ongoing process for sustainability. This is a monitored course on an environmental program linked to the University of Algarve and various departments within The Commission of Co-ordination of Algarve "C.C.D.R.A". The land on which the course is built is classified as an Ecological Reserve. This means that the land is made of a geological structure of a karst rock (Lime Stone) which has a water lens" Aquifer" below it. The covering landscape is of a fragile morphology that has taken thousands of years to establish. This morphological structure stops the erosion of the land and helps the percolation of water through its root system to the veniqualer rock passage to the replenishment of the Aquifer below in times of rain fall. Warm season Grasses have been established for a greater drought tolerance.

In summer time the course is a vivid shade of green while in mid-winter it goes a browner green. This is because it lays dormant during the season of maximum rain fall when the temperatures are lower. The grass changes its colour but not its playability. By not needing to be fertilized or watered during the winter season the grasses on the fairways act in harmony with the existing landscape by helping to reduce run off, stop erosion, and in the sustainability and replenishment of the aquifer. The grass on the greens is Paspalum and elsewhere, including the fairways Bermuda grass has been established. This ensures a playable sustainable course that is environmentally compatible and enriching to the existing Western Algarvean Mediterranean landscape.

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