Thi Vanada Kim
Good course but poor green conditions. Hard to putt. But the restaurant service, the caddy master were very nice.
the greens were all in pretty poor condition and I do feel teatimes should have advised that they are all diseased and would have played another course instead in the 2 deal package..Palmares gave us a free buggy and complimentary drink to compensate but the course really should not have been open
Having played Palmares many times before, we were quite disappointed this time. We booked Lagos but had to play Alvor and Praia as Lagos was closed. In general, the fairways were ok but the tees and greens were poor.
Nous avons été très déçu du terrain. Les greens étaient en très mauvaises conditions. Bien qu’on nous ait offert le cart et 2 consommations, le tarif est beaucoup trop élevé et nous ne recommandons pas à ce terrain. -**- We were very disappointed with the course. The greens were in very poor condition. Although we were offered a cart and 2 drinks, the price was far too high and we would not recommend this course.
The course is a great layout, although finding your way on the holes past the train track is difficult as its is very linksy. We were offered complimentary buggies and a drink as they informed us the course had struggled with the drought, but in all honesty there were a few patches on some greens it was in good condition, but the warning was gratefully received. the only downside was the speed of play. it took 5 hours and we finished as the light disappeared. in part this was due to the number of groups in front and that clearly some people playing who could not cope with the golf course, and they did not even tee off on some holes as the could not clear the hazards to get to the fairway, even from red tees. This did distract from our enjoyment.
Was very wet so only played 9 holes...
Course in very poor condition, but we were well looked after and they let us through after the front 9. Slow pace of play. Will not be going back until the course recovers.
We had a difficult experience at Palmares where one of our party had an accident and the staff were less than helpful. However we have been very impressed by the management response to compensate. The courses were not in great condition when we were there but we are returning next year by which time I expect they will be lush again.
Fairways in good condition. Greens not so good. A lot of bare patches. Due to the conditions, buggies were complementary, at least.
Fairways in good condition. Greens not so good. A lot of bare patches. Due to the conditions, buggies were complementary, at least.
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The course has been detoriatiing for the past 5 years. But this year they passed below the level of acceptability and I strongly recommend the close the course for 1 season. The fairways look like average grasping fields for cattle. The greens are full of patches and stained. The bunkers are unplayable. A bloody shame!
Not only greens also the total course is in very bad condition
sean o driscoll
Wonderful views, all staff very welcoming and friendly. Sadly the course condition is very poor with greens and tee boxes very badly burnt with lots of bare patches.
The course was just about playable. Greens were diseased and really not good at all. The tee boxes were damaged. The did give courtesy buggies. Would go again but would want to know the state of the course before re-booking next year. We would not go there if it was in the same condition. A large amount of work is required. Hopefully they do it.
Bad experience never we play in a golf in this condition
Very disappointing course condition with poor greens, tee boxes and fairways. Thought it might be the hot weather but courses playing next two days all lush as expected. Very very busy with hold up for every shot near enough the whole way round. Not a good experience. Have always liked playing here but will give it a miss until they sort this out. Shame for all those buying properties around in that not getting a course to match.
The course was not in the same condition as it was this time last year. While the free buggy was appreciated the main thing is the condition of the course, so we were somewhat disappointed. Palmares is not a cheap golf course to play and therefore needs to be in top class condition,
We enjoyed Pinta. We have played it many times before and it is still a nice course. We found the grass on the greens a little hard/stiff making accurate putting difficult.(This may be due to the severe heat and drought this Summer)
Never again!!! Where were the grass?? On the fairways I can understand that is difficult to keep grass in good conditions, but on the greens? Was not possible to play golf
Course in very poor condition especially greens
Many greens and t-boxes are in pitiful shape; we hope that´ll become better soon again...the rest was immaculate
Course very tired & greens shocking condition However still enjoyed it as always
Over 40 years playing golf in Portugal , the greens at palmares are the worst I’ve ever experienced. On top of that the round took 5 hours 20 minutes
Disappointed about condition of greens and tees, otherwise great setting and course.
Disappointed in the condition of greens and tees, although course itself remains stunning.
Wish we never bothered even when we got to course members said it wasn’t great in all my time playing golf don’t think I have seen greens that bad I wish you had cancelled.I appreciate the free buggy but if you can’t put on greens why bother think it would be a good course to play again when greens improve
Yet again our booking was not registered. Had to move tee times again. Speed of play was ok as not many on course, most likely due to the poor condition. Will not play again.
Staff were helpful The condition of the course was not to the standards you would expect and this has been acknowledged. Due to this, pin positions always seemed to be at the front of the green which made it slightly repetitive. I’m sure once the issues on the course are resolved it will be a good venue
The reception did not have our booking on record, despite us having the voucher. That meant being rescheduled off different tees. Greens were in poor condition and some of the lies in the fairways were not good. Would not play again.
Unbelievably bad condition
We played the courses Alvor and Lagos today. Both courses are not in a good condition. The greens are bad. We had two flights in front, who were very, very slowly and the marshal did nothing to fasten the game flow. The design of the courses is nice.
Très mauvais Green. -**- Very bad Green.
Reinoud van Haare Heijmeijer
Great service at reception desk and in the course. 50% discount on buggy’s because of draught damage. Course is nice to play but in severe damaged state.
Probably our favourite course in Western Algarve, great lay out with lovely views. Sadly this year, let down by sub standard greens which they are blaming in lack of water, but greens are missing sections of green which is a major disappointment. Need to be lowering their base cost when in that state and not just reducing costs of buggies
Though the staff were very pleasant I'm afraid the course was in very poor condition - especially the greens and tees. We would not have booked this course if we knew it's condition.
Golf course was in very poor condition, weeds in greens with ball patches. Tee boxes no upkeep. Other courses in the area were far better than this.
Course was in dreadful condition and frankly shouldn’t have been open when we played. Very disappointed as this was our top rated course. Would love to visit when they resolve the issues. More effort has gone into the development and not golf course.
Played today the Alvor + Lagos Course, which are really well designed Courses, despite the Fairways were quite dry and the Greens also not in the best conditions.
Greens are currently not appealing at all (mostly on Alvor and Lagos) but actually not so bad. Course is really dry. Lagos is my favorite loop. Praia could be a great one too but the design is unfortunately pretty blend imho. While the clubhouse is beautiful, it's a bit of a mess to get access by cab/Uber. The place has cleary some great potential but need some improvement.
Nice layout - played the Alvor and Lagos 9s - Praia nines looked good to - very links. Greens rolled ok (wish people would repair their pitch marks ????), tee boxes very neat and tidy, fairways and around a bit brown but it’s been warm and dry here so no shock there. Buggy at €50 is crazy steep - yes it’s comfortable but no GPS or drinks box.
Was nice to play this course for the first, overall was good and all the greens were excellent. Although the links 9 wasn't at it's best
Great course in acceptable condition. Some of the greens need some attention & TLC
Nice Clubhouse, better conditions on Alvor, than Praia
Teeing area and greens were great, fairways were average and the traps could have been groomed a little better.
Nice golf course but we lost lot of balls
Beautiful views of the ocean from many holes. The holes closer to the clubhouse were in better condition than the ones closer to the ocean. The fairways were pretty sparse in some areas. Greens were in good shape and very quick and a bit difficult with a some slope on quite a few of them.
Booking was fine. Course was great, but due to a new pace-of-play system our last flight were incorrectly addressed by the marshal and asked to speed up 20 minutes, but we had to wait for the flight in front of us. Not a great experience.
One of our favourites in the Algarve. The modernisation of the clubhouse, along with extensive construction takes away from the traditional feel, which is a shame
Good course with choice of 3 nines, great views but fairways in poor condition
Mr Herbert Keil
Greens are realy different
Very slow pace of play (4:38h) - by English standards. Course is in great condition.
staff in the restaurant were not very understanding.
Parcours Alvor pas terrible....Praia plus joli. Beaucoup de monde. A éviter. -**- Alvor course not so good....Praia nicer. Lots of people. To be avoided.
The course condition was bed for a top location in Portugal. The layout was not great either. The holes were very close to each other. I wouldn't rank it in the top 10 or even top 20 of Portugal.
Course condition was very disappointing in comparison to February 2022. Also 8 minute starting intervals is far too much. Play was extremely slow (over 5 hours). The greens were very soft and the cups hadn't been changed for a while - many footprints and unclean cup edges.
Course in poor condition. Over crowded. Tee time 10 minutes late. 5 hour round
The Driving Range was closed, the Fairways are in a semi-good conditions.
Mr Andrew Batstone
The course was in good condition and we enjoying playing it. I would have preferred to play holes 1-18 rather than 19-27 then 1-9
Palmares is samoewhat of a disappointment. The fairways are in pretty poor condition grasswise. Lots of work need to be done around the greens, looks infinished and cheap. Greens ate good. Very hilly, need an electric trolley if walking. At EUR 116, it is not good value for money, unfortunately.
Beautiful seaside links
Nice golf course not being able to book buggies in advance not helpful and buggies to expensive at €60.00 .
Excellent course, good greens but slow play.
Fairways very patchy, greens good.
The courses was in poor condition due to the drought. We should have been on preferred lies. Some of the greens were over watered .The tee times weren't spread out enough which meant the rounds were very slow. I wasn't advised until I got there that my husband, who was injured so unable to play , couldn't accompany me on the buggy because of "company policy" They provided a voucher for a "complimentary" drink, but really needed to provide more substantial compensation for the poor condition of the courses.
To many people. 5 hour rounds are common
Super golf course
We booked Early Bird. second Flight ( 4 Ball ) fisrt 9 Holes 1.55 hours. Second 9 horrible 2.50 hrs.
Slow play on one round of our four. Five and a half hours!!
I liked the course very much and the clubhouse is lovely with stunning views. But the condition of the course did not meet my expectations.. On checking in they explained that due to water shortages the fairways were dry and not up to usual standards and gave us a free drink voucher to compensate. But paying €251 for two people (inc buggy) is too much for a course in this condition.
Very enjoyable and facilities well improved since last visit
Fairways poor due to water issues..understandable
Very poor condition
Nice, varied course layout. Friendly staff. Good experience.
Christopher John Brighton
The course was not in the best condition but the greens were ok. A tough course not for high handicap golfers which unfortunately filled the course on the day we played. We had to walk off after 5 hours as we had a dinner reservation so missed the last 3 holes, yes 5 hours to play 15 holes..... No marshals to be seen anywhere to keep pace of play so on that basis I would not recommend this course or ever play here again. On a positive the clubhouse food and drink were excellent.
We played the Alvor and Lagos 9’s and both had clearly suffered during this year’s weather. The fairways and rough were is poor condition and even the greens were only average. However the staff were very efficient and welcoming. There is a lot of building work going on which does lead to high levels of activity and noise in many areas of the course.
Palmares G.C. Was a wonderful experience!! 27 Fantastic Holes, you have to think your way round. The Greens where in excellent condition. I would recommend anybody playing to have a Buggy!!!! Would definitely play there again!! Thank you.
Sehr schöne Anlage, wir haben die PRAIA und die ALVOR gespielt alles Super. Die Gastronomie ist nicht die schnellste. Very nice complex, we played the PRAIA and the ALVOR - all great. The restaurant has slow service
Full recovered from the poor state it was in the last time I played. The improvements to the off course facilities are excellent. The course itself (10-27) was in wonderful condition despite the lack of rain.
Beautiful course some nice panoramic seaviews
Course in poor condition. Understandable for fairways, no excuse for the greens. Having played many times before this was very disappointing experience. Staff friendly and helpful.
Fairways in bad condition.
The ciurse is very dry. No grass on fairways. They can ofer a token for the price they charge, ir even a bottle of water in the buggy we took for 45 €. No water on the course to drink.
Unfortunately, the golf was cancelled due to severe weather conditions in the area. The reception staff were most helpful in helping to reschedule our game in the following days!
The fairways were in very very bad condition. They were brown and very bare. The greens were also bumpy and the tee boxes were a bit scruffy.
Catering not so good chicken baguettes turned out to be hard boiled egg baguettes with a packet of crisps which were all out of date . Dan the starter was excellent.
Disgusting, the course should be closed. Worst greens and fairways I’ve played on in a very long time
Great location and view from the course. Fairways scotched and totally grey. Not the best. Greens very fast. No GPS in buggies. Not the best value for money.
When we arrived we were told we would be playing holes 10-27 as they were rotating the courses Alvor, Lagos & Praia to help with course recovery. When playing Praia I noticed people playing holes 1-9 and that my wife and myself were the only people out on Praia. When I finished golf I questioned the receptionist why we were the only people on Praia but she couldn’t give me an answer. I asked which holes we had been booked to play, advised 1-18 Alvor & Lagos. Once again the receptionist couldn’t explain why we were sent to Praia. I asked for a refund as there is a big difference between the quality of the Alvor holes and Praia holes, advised they were the same price. Tees and greens were in good condition but there were major issues with the fairways. I sorry to give such a low rating as the food in the restaurant was excellent but the service from the course reception and having to play Praia was below the standard I expect. Not sure I’ll ever go back to Palmares after this experience.
Good course but very dry and tough greebs
I would appriciate bottle of water for the play.
Always an excellent course condition and now it has a new superb clubhouse.
Great golf course and very easy experience with friendly staff
Friendly service, golf course maintained in good condition with respect to the season, restaurant with attractive offer’s
Fairways the brownest I've ever seen here, but course played fine, great pace of play
Excellent course - they had water issues so a littel ''bare'' in places but hopefully will be resolved soon
Certainly the premier course within the west of Algarve. Stunning views, fast and true greens and with many elevations a real test of golf. Not surprised to see this resort growing with attractive villas and apartments.
Due to lack of water the course looks awfull and plays awfull as well
Very windy but probably the best course on the Algarve
Really interesting course which is well presented & represents a real test. Only complaint is that the bar was closed to golfers at the time we had finished our round at approx. 2030 as the bar also serves the Michelin starred restaurant! Apart from that 5* Service & facilities!
Course and Greens fine, reception good. Very disappointed to be charged for Parking, the signs directed us to the Underground Car Park, where there is a sign “Parking Livre” which we understood to be “Free”, there is a small sign in both Portuguese an English ( which we did not see) advising a charge. there are extensive building works going on and it was a bit chaotic! I expressed our dissatisfaction at being charged 3.80 euros having paid Green fees etc, the duty manager stood her ground and in order to exit the Car Park I reluctantly paid. I suggest you advise any visitors you have going to Palmares, NOT to park in the underground Car Parks. We will NOT return there in view of the intransigent attitude of the Management. The incident was totally unnecessary.
A very enjoyable day at Palmares
Bit slow play & some fairways were parched
fairways grillés début juin, manque d arrosage, dommage
Course was excellent but unfortunately the winds were too high on the day we played making the course unplayable
Great choice of playing the course. Fantastic views, going round. Lovely clubhouse setting. Our round was a bit slow for play, (4 1/2 hrs)?. People playing together with carts/ buggies, don’t help with the speed of the game. Maybe need to look at that.
Fantastic day out, we arrived for our tee but wanted to play different loops, lovely staff swapped us over no hassle. Course as good as it always is.
Excellent, warm and friendly
Brilliant course, great layout. Loved it! The only problem is the speed of play, we played it twice and they were both 5 hour rounds
One of the golf courses I have played super day great company
Course is always good with the contrasting 9 hole loops. But nearly 6 hours to play 18 holes is totally unacceptable. 2 marshals for 27 holes who did nothing to speed up play but just got people started. Later found out that the main problem was one group at the start of a large society. That should be controlled. Will not be on the itinerary for next time.
Played holes 1-18, and the course is visually stunning. Great golf holes, and really fast greens.
Course and course staff were excellent. The locker room was poor with hand washing facilities in comprehendible.
Perfect Golf Course and condition
Hi Jorge, Booked for friends but they had a great day.
Beautiful golf course with great views
Another great day at Palmares, a quality venue
Very comfortable buggies on an always great course.
One of the best courses in algarve
Exiting course a bit a business course staff is polite but very slow.
Good course and nice accommadation
Joli golf mais loin et il faisait roid et bcp de vent. Nous avons perdu des balles car impossible de les retrouver dans le rough
Nice golf course but they push too many players onto the course. The result is pushing marshals, long waiting times on the tee and a 5 hours round…
The golf course is nice. Played the Alvor and the Praia courses. Preferred the Alvor course over the Praia course.
Unglaublich schöne Aussichten. Allerdings nehmen die völlig überdimensionierten Ausbaupläne der Investoren viel vom naturnahen Charakter weg. Ein traumhaft schöner Platz, der leider im Umfeld zu sehr zugebaut wird. Also schnell noch spielen und geniessen. In 3-5 Jahren ist es nur noch protzig. In der Rezeption sehr freundlich, aber ein völlig überforderter Clubhaus Service. Nach 20 Minuten warten auf eine Servicekraft für eine Bestellung sind wir lieber gegangen und haben den Milchkaffee in einer ärmlichen Dorfecke in Odiaxere genossen. English version = Incredibly beautiful views. However, the completely oversized expansion plans of the investors take away a lot from the natural character. A fantastically beautiful place, which is unfortunately overbuilt in the area. So play quickly and enjoy. In 3-5 years it will only be pretentious. Very friendly at the reception, but a completely overwhelmed clubhouse service. After waiting 20 minutes for a server to take an order, we left and enjoyed the latte in a poor corner of the village in Odiaxere.
wonderful golf course!
Long round, disappointed the bar in the clubhouse was not ope for even a coffee or a water, despite there being 3 waiting staff in the restaurant beside the bar and just 2 customers. Seems like they could have done better.
Mr Nigel Blake
Best course we played.
Great course, great staff. Unfortunately you can not reserve carts in advance. Thats always not a good feeling if you have to use one (my fahther). But we got an every time. Good conditions but a lot of work at the buildings.
Palmares glänzte mit spektakulären Aussichten, aber auch mit schwierigen Fahnenpositionen, die uns an die Grenze unserer Putt-Leistungsfähigkiet brachten. Ein Buggy ist empfehlenswert.
Excellent venue, quality staff and course. Thoroughly enjoy the round and look forward to coming back!
Slow round. No marshals apparent. No buggy bar. Nice golf course with polite staff, food good quality and came quickly. However the lack of marshals to keep play moving and buggy bar are important misses.
The new clubhouse is awesome and the course was in fantastic condition. Pace of play was good as well. The only bad news (and this has happened to us many times before) is that Palmares had omitted some friends, who are members, from sharing one of our tee times so we had to tee off an hour later to accommodate them. Absolutely infuriating as our friends had a confirmatory email to prove that their reservation had been made!
Sorry, but again over 5 hours to go - it‘s too much. We wouldn‘t book this course for the next years….. They have normaly limited the HCP by 27 - ha,ha, Nobody is interested in this and they people you see playing.... no comment The course and the greens are in Great conditions. But what use is this if you have to wait, wait and wait before each stroke. Conditions got an 8 but…..
Great golf course.
My tee time was 2-15 I was supposed to be with two other people but ended up on my own I ended up behind a number of four balls After two hours thirty minutes and eight holes I drove off the course in frustration
I knew the old course with 18 holes. Now we played 9 holes in the dunes. That was not so nice.
We book a tee time for 16:30, but we’re given around 15:30, I never checked the details, luckily the girls on reception fitted us, this was much appreciated.
Excellent courses.. spectacular views ..
Very poor reception staff. Poor signage around the course. No drink trolley
Nice Golfclub. Condition at this moment not so good.
Very nice and very friendly!!
Eur 45 for buggy
Great golf, fantastic views all round . Can't misse it on a golf holiday.
Great course with great service!
A nice course by the sea. Praia & Alvor provide different challenges. Lagos 9 was closed for maintenance.
Really bad...because some women members ( probably from Norh of Europe) who don't respect any rules of etiquette.They are ''at home'' ( but they don't speak Portugues) and don't respect other players. I will not come back to this course....because this kind of members.
Palmares was not an unknown like Boavista and therefore was eagerly anticipated, however, thanks to an overnight flight delay, we could not make our start time on the first full day of our holiday. Between Palmares golf and Tee times an arrangement was reached which enabled us to reschedule the round to the last day of our holiday and we are extremely grateful for this to both parties. I have already sent a message to Palmares thanking them for their efficiency, help and generosity and will definitely play their again when next in the area. It remains in my top ten all time favourite venues in the world and should receive much more publicity than it actually gets
Very interesting variety of holes, in very good condition.
Really efficient and very reasonable pricing :-)
We love this course because of the views but some of the lower (Praia ) holes are a bit dated ( eg 21 ) and repetitive (24 & 25 ) . The ''strokesaver '' course guide is a waste of money (compared to the O'Conner guide for instance). The course martial needs a course of his own : in manners.
Is there a handicap limit here? If not there should be.....
Quiet, quick round in perfect conditions
A most enjoyable days golf. Temporary clubhouse arrangements not great and refreshments overpriced.
Always good, friendly helpful staff, buggies a bit on the tired side.
Club house, restaurant puttinggreen are temporary facilities
Unfortunately the links like holes (19-27) were closed due to renovation and the holes 10-18 most likely just reopened. Greens were slow and not very true, tee boxes overseers and newly sanded. Design is well fitted into the landscape and the views are spectacular. Pace of play was very good for a vacation course... 3 1/2 hrs.
Great, loved playing this course. Clubhouse disappointing though I know they are working at a new one.
Easy to book and very helpful
Martin Georg Hilke
We played the the Course 1-18 the second Time. Pretty good golfing, great landscape and friendly staff!
Max de Groot
Outstanding course with superb panorama. Greens are not soft enough for high irons approach shots
Beautiful and always in good nick
Best course in the region, never tire of playing it.
Too long waiting times on every tee due to 6 minutes between 4 ball flights
Max de Groot
Great golf course. Enjoyed our round of golf as always. Poor club house facility since building a New one is currently under way
This is my favourite course in the Algarve. Beautifully landscaped and several good holes.
Really enjoyed the day. Will definitely be back. When the club house is finished it should be even better.
Palmares is a fantastic course but be prepared for a very slow round. There are 27 holes and there is quite a distance between a lot of the tees. A lot of people walk this course adding 30 - 60 minutes to the round. Our round was 5 hours 20 mins (for the 2nd time here) and we waited on every shot. It is one of the best courses over on that side of the Algarve but unfortunately going to cross this one off the list.
Palmares was in very good condition. Was enjoyed by all
good course - however too many tee offs booked in made it a very slow - 5+ hour round
great course, long and challenging... a bit expensive
Having played Palmares last year on the same basis. Our experience this week was again most enjoyable,the staff extremely helpful. The two couples we played with good company ,and of course the the golf course in great condition. Will be back . Thanks
A lot of variety thanks to the 3x 9 holes course with spectacular views across Lagos, Alvor and the beaches.
This course is one of the best and most challenging courses we played. The course was in very good condition. Greens were fast but fair. Staff were very friendly and helpful and they had plenty of buggies for everyone. Definitely return again
Insgesamt alles gut, habe mit 3 Spielern aus den Niederlanden gespielt, keine Probleme. Allerdings war der Course gut gebucht und alles war eigentlich gut, leider hat der Buggy frühzeitig aufgegeben. Insgesamt war alles zu langsam (18 holes, 5 and a half hours half hours, that is no good). Leider hat unser buggy zu Beginn des letzten Lochsausserdem 'den Geist aufgegeben', so hat insgesamt alles zu lange gedauert. Best regards, H. Spickermann
After 13 holes we had played for 4 hours and then we stopped. Too many players om the Course
A very nice course but like all Portugese courses let down by no marshalls, too busy and slow play. 5 1/2 hours in a buggy is crazy, and not enjoyable.
Stunning setting course in great condition
Very windy, super challenging, immense views. But most of all, soooo pure.
Clubhouse staff and Chief Marshall very welcoming and helpful. Course generally in good condition, though there were tufts of grass on some fairways. Greens a bit slow but ball rolled well. Recommend the Alvor 9 as most interesting and with some great views.
Good welcome at course but didn’t open until 07:15 so little time to warm up for 07:38 tee off following check in. Ground staff around course very courteous.
Facilities very much a work in progress but course excellent value for money. The original 9 holes in the mountains were my favourite with some superb views and a couple of stunning holes. The other 18 holes are links, providing a good contrast to original 9 although did not think these holes were of same quality overall.
Nice golf course with perfect views to the ocean
Average meet & greet on arrival, course was great, we would have preferred to play 1-9 and 10 -18, but not available, would return in 2020 but would need to guarantee playing 1-18, good service in bar after golf, beer a bit expensive, good introduction by starter at Palmares
Very good course in excellent condition
Very friendly employees (reception, buggy service and marshall)! We had a great time!
Good quality course!
Very nice Golf Course with fast Greens
Poor standard of course considering the premium price paid. Greens are nowhere near the standard of Salgados
Très mauvais accueil ! Départ du 19 au 27 puis 1 au 9 ??? Pas un mot à notre départ non plus, un minimum aurait été apprécié.
Best course on the Algarve
Great course in excellent condition.
It was great
From start to finish my experience was excellent. Particularly impressed with the starter who made sure we all listened to his words of wisdom. Well done. The house was great and pace of play acceptable. A realt great experience after a 25 year gap. The new layout is challenging and the fairways & greens top notch.
A well maintained testing and interesting layout with fast true greens and superb views over the Mediterranean. We walked the course and found the signage to the next tee a little difficult to follow at times.
Very beautiful course, friendly people
Excellent course with some spectacular views. We played holes 1 to 18 - Alvor and Lagos courses. The Praia course is all links and quite flat whereas the two 9 hole courses we played were more undulating. We completed our 4ball round in just under 4 hrs 30 mins on a very hot day with no hold ups or pressure from behind. Friendly course Marshalls and staff. Buggy drinks and snack service. Clubhouse and pro shop are small but functional. The most expensive of the 3 courses we played - Santo Antonio and Boavista also played- but well worth a visit.
Well maintained golfcourse with lovely views
Enjoyable course with great views. Temporary clubhouse is very limited and the extent of construction work is now disturbing the course in places. I may not choose to play at Palmares again until the redevelopment work is complete.
Course in great condition. Greens good. Much better than Morgado yesterday
Very easy to book game and we really enjoyed it
Great course and everything went smoothly
Always a pleasure to play.Friendliest staff....especially the starters...in the Algarve
Very good golf course, excellent condition, fee included buggies - would have been a tough walk
Lovely course , shame about the building work , bit hilly, some lovely holes near sea
As always Palmares provides a very enjoyable holiday experience. A little slow but with the views and weather no real problem.
The course was great but the pace of play was appallingly slow, taking g over 4 3/4 hours for a two ball with a buggy. Spoiled what would otherwise have been a great day. The club needs to be far stronger on managing slow play and insist on all player having a buggy ( or none).
GOOD CONDITION BUT SLOW ROUND
We played Alvor and Praia. Nice and tricky. Fast greens. Nearly every bunker is ground under repair. To much construction ???? around and on the course including the clubhouse. In a few years hopefully it will get nicer
All ay? nice vieuws, süper greens
Good course. Wil play it again. Great views.
a lovely course, in spite of provisional clubhouse and bad weather very polite and helpful staff.
Nice course, a bit too crowdy with slow players
Condition of course okay - unfortunately we couldn’t play Alvor. However the never ending construction works are not the best “reception “... let’s hope there will be a new clubhouse/pro shop/ restaurant soon.
The golf course was in very good condition with some long tough par 3s Some very picturesque holes and well worth the visit.
This course could easily be among the very best in the Algarve if it was well manicured - great set up and scenery.
Great course. Great views.
Freundliches Personal, schöner Platz, E-Cart mit Macken
It was a 4/1/2 round...the marshalls should have asked twice the group in front to let us through but they chose not to. We were waiting on about 14 holes on the tee for some very novice players
hard to walk
Great course just a bit over booked so round was a bit slow.
also a new type of outlay but a honest course
Too much work on course and surrounding area to have a great experience.
Many lovely holes, some work ongoing interferes a little, but will make it better.
Excellent Course and superb service from the staff. One of the best on the Algarve.
Great course in good condition - really enjoyable
Fantastic course in great condition
Difficult course. will be better when construction work is complete
Greens very good condition and tough
Very good course but slow play and looker room not up to standard
Generally excellent. Some fairways are very bare and need improvement.
Beautiful course. Lovely setting. Good challenge
GReat golf course!
We have played the 9 hole courses Alvor and Praia. Both are very beautiful. Praia has its own charm going along the sea and Alvor has very nice views. The maintenance of the course is very good. Absolut recommendation to play again.
C'est un parcours que nous connaissons bien et où nous avons un réel plaisir à jouer. Toutefois aujourd'hui, nous avons été programmé juste après une compétition derrière laquelle nous avons beaucoup attendu (avec un fort vent froid !). Greens impeccables mais fairways sans herbe !
We play here every year, but overall we were disappointed this time. There was a competition on so the front 9 was closed, we played the back 9 and the links 9. The greens on the back 9 were terrible, but the links was in very good condition. However, our rounds were interrupted by several players who were practicing for the competition just jumping in ahead of us on the links 9, they had been told the course was clear, bad organisation
A well maintained and friendly course with stunning views as well.
Course layout is good. So many different fairways. It is really fun to play it. Green were perfect condition.
One of the best courses at the Algarve. Always in a great shape.
A wonderful golf course in beautiful surroundings but the greens are just too difficult for us. We wish we could have played on the links 9 during our trip.
Very impressive course. Although not easy. Greens very fast mako g putting a bit of a lottery. Poor club house though.
Max De Groot
super course with spectacular views
Fantastic course. I played links (19-27) and then first nine - perfect combination. On links nine, a stroke saver would be good idea.
We enjoyed playing the golf course, however, it was very busy and we only just had enough light to play our round. Poor administration and service at the Golf Club, problem with buggy allocation. The person that dealt with us was very very rude and was quite aggressive.
Course shabby, not enough time between groups of players. Hospitality very good.
Always a pleasure to play this beautiful course. Helpful and friendly staff
Great golf course . Beautiful views.
Slow going and course in reasonable condition
Very good the front nine we played was very enjoyable and genuine links. The second nine was completely different and more hilly. Only complaint is the course was difficult to find and could do with more road signs.
Golf course was in its usual superb condition. Very busy but Daniel the on course marshal was excellent in keeping people moving
Was glad my day could be changed Played with three other nice guys Bunkers not so good
Well maintained course. Good and friendly organisation. Clubhouse can use a renovation.
Excellent course spoilt by inconsiderate slow players, particularly on the Sunday when a 2 and 3 ball caused a massive tailback.. The marshalls should have stepped in and either made them speed up or leave the course. We teed off at 14:02 and could not complete the course before it got dark due to those idiots. The previous 2 games were completed under 4 hours, the last game we gave up on with 5 holes to go as it was 18:45 and the game was just plain painful! #nothappy
Top course. Excellent tee's greens and fairways
I didn't think the course was in as good condition as I remembered from 15 years ago. We played Priaia and Alvor. There are now 27 holes we wondered if we were offered the best 18 to play because we were on a TeeTimes deal? However the deal went very smoothly and the staff were good.
We all enjoyed the course and facilities
Love the course. Bunkers a little inconsistent but a joy to play.
As usual a very stiff test course in great condition,
holes 1 to 18 are great but holes 19 to 27 were not as good .
Very nice campo
Fantastic course, the best we played. Re- booked tee time after we got the day wrong. Thank you Palmares GC and Teetimes..
Great course wi viewsth fantastic
We had a fantastic day. Palmares offers great variety of holes all with fantastic views. Greens fast and sloppy. Can play this golf course tomorrow again.
Once again service at the club house was deplorable.The access roads to the golf course were in very bad condition, and was no signs to guide you to the golf course.
Great golf course in good condition, staff very friendly.
The course has many great views and we paid a summer rate with cart of approximately 70 Euros which made it a reasonable price. The 9 holes along the ocean is a great opportunity to try some links golf
Good course but wind played havoc with game
We had to wait for an hour to get our buggies and actually ended up playing with one less buggy than desired in order to avoid waiting even longer. Very windy day, which makes it a tough course and in some cases the walk from one hole to another is too long.
All in all a good experience on a relatively calm day with good service. The course is a bit dry and the holes 6-8 on the Praia loop are not up to the standard of the rest of the holes, but otherwise a fine course.
Very beautiful course. But it’s not 1 pax/ 1 buggy ... it’s 2 pax/ 1 buggy IF available... it’s not the same. So we were lucky to have one buggy for 2 players.
We love this course and it gets better every year we return
Great course but bunkers hard panned but prob because of rain the night before other than that perfect
Mr N Suffolk
Enjoyed the course, although it was a 5 hour round... too many ''not good enough'' golfers on course.
I like it as a golf course, the beach 9 is just lovely, but they continue to try and get too many groups on. 8 minutes between start times is just not enough. its so slow, over 4.5 hrs for the fourballs. Just adjusting to 9 would make all the difference to the experience. I am sure golfers dont return because of it but heh! maybe they dont care as there are always lots of golfers anyways. I have rated the experience only a 7 because the club house and approach areas are now looking tired. They are trying to promote a five star resort type experience but it is tatty.
Thank you for the great service and quick communication!
Very diverse golf course with ample possibilities due to the 3x 9 hole combinations possible.
Beautiful golf course thoroughly enjoyed a great mix holes long short makeable and impossible, still my favorite in the Algarve Lovely staff great facilities.
A great round of golf. The restaurant/bar was very limited, but the staff were very friendly.
Very pleasant experiencep
The Course was tremendous not a bad hole on it. The only problem was the inclement weather. But throughly enjoyed the day's outing. Was by far the best course played.
The great view from the Club house or even from tea 19 to Lagos, to the coast and the wonderfully landscaped golf course we always find very impressive. But also the varied and well-maintained golf course makes us always happy to come to one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Algarve.
One of the best golfcourses in Algarve.
Enjoyed the course, very slow on the back nine.
I knew the course before and after it has been reconstructed and enlarged to 27 holes. Last time in 2012. I had great expectation because of a good design and spectacular views of the course. Afterwards I was somewhat disappointed. The fareways were extremely hard almost with no grass. The areas outside fareways and greens were left as they were years ago - very scruffy. Greens very fast and in good condition. Clubhouse small and not very attractive. Toilets in clubhouse unacceptable. The old ones are ok. Service needs to be improved: It took us more than half an hour to clear up things about the vouchers you sent them. In the end I sent them the email with the vouchers I received from you. At first I had to connect my iphone with their Wifi which proved difficult because of the poor signal. In consequence we had no practice time left for the driving ranch.
Superb setting. Excellent condition
great located course!
Very enyojable with SAN Carlos golf society, course in great condition
Course was excellent. Very interesting layout with spectacular views.
Everything worked OK with winter package booking. However some of the holes in sand dunes looking tired and need some work on them.
The service from TEETIMES is great
Great golf course!
This a great course if you play 1 through 18. The Praia nine is a bit hocky but nice views. The front nine is the best part of the course but seldom do they allow guests to play this nine. Staff were great. We were lucky today and started on 10 and got on the front nine to finish thanks to a tip from the starter.
Accueil et parcours parfaits mais pour le joueur, c’est une autre histoire ! Grand soleil et donc une journée magnifique.
Beautiful course, fantastic views of the sea. Great big greens and wide fairways. To bad the staff isn’t friendly. Would definitely play again.
As usual, excellent. 8 instead of a 10 given the winter maintenance programme.
A great course as always, will always go back
Excellent course, really enjoyed playing here again even though winter maintenance meant that the greens were slower than normal.
Excellent as always..a pleasure to play there and helpful, friendly staff.
Really enjoyed the course and although it was very busy there weren't too many hold-ups. A little expensive but a good golf course.
Palmares is a lovely golf course which should be included in anybody’s golf schedule when visiting the Western Algarve. An automatic golf trolley is recommended.
Lovely course. Just a pity it is so busy but still enjoyed the day.
Fantastic golf course club house is poor golf reception to small needs more marshals to avoid slow play 5 hours plus not good
Course is very challenging and well kept. Service could be a bit more friendlier especially at the buggy pickup. No hot water in showers, never experienced before in a golf club house!!!! General service gives an impression of amateurisme. best regards, marc
Reception area very small we felt we were not listen to unable to get are complaint across felt like we didn't matter a fantastic course we all loved it but i will not be playing this course again to much slow play we seen no marshals to speed things up
Again clearly overbooked, teed off 20 minutes late, huge waiting at each tee and with 1:45 tee time not able to finish the 18 holes before dark!
Excellent layout but bunkers need more sand.
Poor clubhouse operation
Great course. Good service. Only problem only 1 buggy available
Exceptional golf course .. beautiful layout..
27 great holes of golf with fantastic views, well worth playing!!!
Superb all group voted this the best
Good mix of links and parkland holes in different 9s
Mr Ian Littlejohn
This is a fantastic course - we played the Praia + Alvor 18 - thoroughly enjoyable. Two different types of golf on each 9, with the standout being the links golf of Praia. The course is in superb condition, and should be recommended to any party travelling to the Portimao region
Very good and staff very helpful the course was in great condition
Palmares was in excellent condition. And all the staff were very helpful.
Lovely course helpful staff but pro shop too small
Always a favourite. Great combinations.
I found both courses excellent, Palmares 7/10
Very disappointing as we were looking forward to playing Palmares again. Asked to pay the 18 parkland holes but had to settle for 9 Lagos & 9 links which we didn't enjoy. The 9 Alvor holes are the best this place has to offer, the other 18 are not worth the high green fees in our opinion.
Nice course, I think the Championship course (1-18 Alvor/Lagos) probably best to play, the Praia course was slightly disappointing. Friendly staff, reasonable food and drink.
stunning position and course layout
Lovely views and some tiugh holes
Slow greens but apart from that, very enjoyable and interesting course. Unfortunately the ''clubhouse'' isn't fit for purpose, just awful.
Had a really great day on a beautiful course with wonderful friendship, love the company Tee times provide both on and off the golf course ????
Loved the old course, and still love all the new 27 holes, albeit it's now more expensive; some long green to tee steep walks, so buggies desirable for less agile folk
Google maps which we used for sat nav is giving the incorrect directions to Palmares course. Enjoyed playing the course. Some of the links holes could be better defined, e.g. it is difficult to figure out where the green is on the second par 5 for second shot and the same applies some of the par fours. A rock or some other mark in the fairway would be useful. The stroke saver is of little use, it does not give any ''pro'' tips for first time visitors.
We have played here before and again the course was in excellent condition and everyone found it a great challange
Howard L Verrill
I would never walk this course again. It is a great challenge and the greens were great but too hilly to walk for me. Bunkers needed some work.
What a super course, certainly in my own all time top five courses to play, wonderful use of the local topography, have to note however that the locker rooms were very poor, akin to a UK municipal course, bar staff were very good, but the bar is tired and dated.
You must have a good condition, if you play this course by walking. The course is very interesting. Nice views over the Alvor estuary.
Always our favourite course but we are upset at the development which we think is very unsympathetic to the area
Excellent. Staff on arrival welcoming and very helpful. Course in excellent condition and pace of play was very good as they obviously don't overcrowd it like Boa. Lunch was very enjoyable and staff very friendly. Will definitely recommend it to others and l look forward to playing it again.
many people but beautiful course
Very disappointed in this course this year. Had to play the links holes unexpectedly and they are very scruffy. In fact the whole course was in poor condition and very obviously over played. Very slow round, which gave us time to notice how unkept and scruffy it had become. The owners need to spend some money on the upkeep. This went from being our favourite course to thinking we won't go back next year.
Adrian Fraser Jones
Great views and cracking course
STAFF IN SHOP VERY HELPFUL,NOT SO IN RESTURANT
A very good three by 9 hole course with some challenging holes, especially enjoyed the sea course, friendly & helpful staff.
Glorious views...maturing nicely
Too busy, even when teeing off at 8am. Despite the excellent course would think twice about playing there again.
Excellent course, well kept, very enjoyable.
Nice contrast to the VDL/QDL courses being more of a links feel. Greens excellent. Need to sort drinks buggy service.
Best Course that I have ever played.
Stunning course, very enjoyable
1st time playing the course. apart from early morning sun causing havoc and not knowing the course but will definitely be back.
Stunning views looking out to sea
Palmares is a fantastic course. It has everything to test all skills. Our favourite.
Irene Lee Donohoe
Our favourite course - a view so beautiful! Again a buggy is needed for the older golfers.
Wonderful - but rather busy
Franco Di Fonzo
Third time in Palmares but not satisfied. Fairway and greens non at the same level of last year.
I hate the beach section. Not my favorite.
great experience friendly and helpful staff a lovely course.
Again very busy but no matter which two nines you play a challenge to say the least.
They changed our tee time on arrival by 30 minutes and we were placed behind a large group. Round took 5.5 hours to complete. Although a very picturesque golf course, condition was only average.
GOOD COURSE NOT IN BEST OF CONDITION BUT NO PROBLEMS
Course was not in best shape (water?). Fairways far to dry and gard.
A hidden gem, the most popular course (Lagos/Praia) among our group. Like all courses, but especially here. clubhouse staff need to be much more professional
john michael o'neill
This course is our most popular and the course and greens were in very good condition.
Very entertaining course.
Uncrowded. Lovely views. Tricky greens
Played and enjoyed two rounds over the three ''nines'', all of which presented different challenges. Would definitely return.
ADRIAN FRASER JONES
Favourite course over this side of the Algarve, and value wise the best in the Algarve. Spectacular seaside course (27 holes). There are other great courses obviously but none at the price. Played just after a PGA event - superfast greens
The condition of the surrounds to the greens was very poor. Newly laid turf and lots of sand made approach shots very difficult. There was a message on the score card explaining the condition but there was no offer of any discount. We were very disappointed to be charged the full green fee when it was clear that the greens surrounds were not in good condition and certainly not up to the standard expected.
clubhouse is nothing worth mentioning. Courses are fine and difficult when you play it the first time. Need to be more cautious.
Our favourite course on the Algarve. Good test of golf with spectacular views.
The member's competition had not completed their first 9 holes before our start time however the starter let us go so we were sandwiched between 2 competition games for our first 9 holes (one of our playing days). Pity about the weather on during our 3rd game but we did manage 15 holes.
Delayed start due to overrunning competition but started explained situation clearly so was ok. Condition of golf course and pace of play was very good. A truly enjoyable experience to be repeated
mr stephen banks
course in excellent condition, however we didn't feel appreciated, didn't get value for money
Very nice course, friendly service with caddy master
great course but all non golf items ie food and drink very expensive
A great golf course especially if playing the first 18. We come from a links course in Northern Ireland so did not want to play the links type holes near the beach.
Beautiful course - all 27 holes. This time Played 10-18 and last 9 links holes by the beach. Would recommend thoroughly
Beautiful course on the beach. the most natural course.
Very good course shame about the buggies being late for last group.
Excellent course, requires a course Marshall to deal with poor etiquette and slow play.
Played within a Society on a sunny Friday morning and 1st visit to Palmares for 6 years and what a difference in the course. Some excellent views and the layout of the new course can be very challenging even for the low handicappers. You could not fault the condition of the greens and the pace of them was lightning. The work that has gone in to transform the course for me has been money well spent and hopefully the quality will continue. The only downside is the pricing of the coffee pre golf of 3 euros, lets not be greedy but package properly and we will travel on a regular basis from Vilamoura to play such a quality course. Clive Davies (handicap 13)
Chez Carlos Golf Society
This was another visit to Palmares this year for the complete 27 holes for a return match between the Society and Rod Yates’ Lagos team. Strong turnout with x32 players enabled us to fix eight football matches with the chance to win one point for your team on each of the nine holes – full handicap stableford. This way your pairing were virtually always in the game. Early start this time at 09.00 so as to ensure we all got round. Thanks again to Rod for arranging the ‘picnic’ of food which was enjoyed out on the course. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the time of year – blue skies and sunny with no wind made for truly magnificent playing conditions. We were all clear by 4.30pm to re-assemble at a local beach bar on Meia Praia for the some well deserved liquid refreshment. A delightful meal of piri-piri chicken, grilled fish & salad rounded the day of perfectly. Shame the result was not better for us!
Os meus agradecimentos a toda a equipa de Palmares que esteve de forma muito profissional em todos os momentos da prova. A opinião dos membros foi clara. Adoraram o campo, que se apresentou em condições fenomenais, com vistas que dispensam quaisquer comentários e adoraram o serviço prestado pela vossa equipa, que esteve irrepreensível, incluindo o almoço e todos os detalhes inerentes à organização. Os meus parabéns. Manuel Quinta
Hi Palmares Played new holes on beach for first time Really good and greens spectacular !! The other holes are all coming on and maturing well too with them looking more and more natural every visit Now you have the correct order with the full 27 holes the balance is great and it all blends together - really impressed Well done! Charles
I played Palmares about 20 years ago so was a little apprehensive when I heard they'd redesigned it but am pleased to say the changes are excellent and this is going to be one of the best in the Algarve. We played in February and were really pleased by the condition of the course (very quick pure greens). The front nine is nearly 4000 yards off the tips so a real test but the back nine is a little easier with some short par 4's and reachable par 5's. Well worth visiting if you are in the Algarve, is up there with the best in my opinion.
i have just played the course on saturday and i would not recommend it to anyone. whilst the front nine are good, the back 9 are like playing on a building site. very disappointing.
PLease, i would to know, in which month/year you will open the new Palmares? with regards k.Kalinowski
I have been playing the old PLAMARES fpr over years. Is Hea Pro Lis Espadinha still there? When will the new PALMARES ber opened??? Regards
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