Morgado golf course the new home of the Portuguese Open, part of the European Tour tournaments Set in a valley in the inner Algarve, between Portimão and Monchique. Morgado golf course is equally challenge for those taking their first steps in golf as for the more experienced golf player, who would like to test his technique. The scorecard shows a PAR 73, but Morgado golf course path length is attenuated by the generous width of fairways. However, less accurate strokes may be penalized by the action of one of several bunkers spread across the golf course. We can say that Morgado golf course is a golf course with the characteristics of a links - with flat fairways and Scottish inspiration bunkers - but instead of being close to the shore as traditional links, it is inserted into an area of Algarve parkland. Surrounded by the region traditional tree species, the player who visits Morgado golf course contacts with a different Algarve, calm and serene, providing the perfect setting for a memorable golf round.
Due to extreme lack of rainfall course was in very poor condition. No fault at all on the course's part and we still enjoyed our golf and staff were very nice to deal with.
News - Hot weather
With high temperatures in the Algarve, Morgado's fairways reach temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius, but the course remains in excellent playing conditions, as a result of the improved work of the maintenance team. Players are advised to choose to play early in the morning.
As usual, all the staff were great and very helpful explaining the issues they have had with lack of water for the last 2 years. The fairways and rough areas were really suffering with drought conditions and made playing more of a challenge than it should have been. However, the greens were excellent albeit a little on the slow side.
Tees are scruffy due to limited water conditions and many were moved forwards - otherwise course and greens played well
Unfortunately, the course is suffering from the long drought and rise in temperatures. Fairways completely burnt out.
Morgado is a good course to play but on this occasion the course was particularly dry and baron. Would suggest leaving this course until it has had rain and greened up.
Great day out at Morgado. Greens in superb condition, but fairways scorched, explained away by lack of water. Course could perhaps make more use of their Ranger by pushing slower groups along
A good track in need of water!
Niall O Shea
Due to irrigation issues the course is badly scorched, in addition the bunkers are not correctly maintained & raked, an issue for the course management, as the bunkers don’t appear to be raked each day before play commences, however the golfers also don’t appear to rake the bunkers afterwards. Extra signage might help along with additional rakes.
Greens were in excellent condition. The fairways and rough are very clearly suffering from the ongoing drought conditions. Buggies good and bar and staff all very friendly and professional. Pity the tees were so far forward
Clearly lacking in water so very dry but enjoyable all the same
Transfer was fine - course struggling due to lack of irrigation, fairway grass brown, greens and tees reasonable
Course was very dry due to a severe lack of irrigation water so didn’t look at its best. The 18 holes were a fair test for golfers of all abilities. Staff were friendly but the club felt just a little disorganised. Nice bar and patio to enjoy a beer post round.
*Parkland - Total
*Undulated - Rolling terrain more hilly on the back 9
*Buggy Recommended - Recommended due to back 9
*Signature Hole - 14th
*Water hazards - On both 9's, but all visable
*Exposed - Wind direction and speed, play a big part in club selection
*Dogleg - Slight ones on the back 9
*Comments - Inland course, very good value for money
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