Hidden Golf Gems – Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Portugal
Nestled in the Eastern Algarve overlooking the Serra do Caldeirão Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Monte Rei is Portugal but not as you know it. Forget packed seaside resorts, at Monte Rei serenity and luxury are at the top of the agenda, alongside some of Europe’s most superb golf in a private and picturesque setting.
Built within a few minutes of the opulent clubhouse the sumptuous villa accommodation here is exceptional (we recommend the four bedroom villa with pool as a perfect choice for a large family or group of friends), as are the seamless levels of superior service throughout the resort.
Off the course, there is a lovely bar and restaurant at the resort pool where they often host BBQs and themed cuisine evenings and we highly recommend a meal at their Michelin-starred restaurant. With a host of local beers and wines on offer as well as fabulous food options, the club house at Monte Rei is the perfect place to relax. If you feel the coast calling, don’t miss the local village of Cacela Velha and its stunning beach.
Exceptional Golf Monte Rei’s award winning Jack Nicklaus signature course is a quality, championship course. Practice facilities are of an equally high standard offering a grassed practice range and great putting and chipping facilities; all maintained to the same standard as the golf course, giving a true reflection of the round ahead. The course keeps you on your toes – every hole is unique – and you are never required to play with other groups and so if you prefer to play as a two or three ball, this is guaranteed.