Monte Rei ResortTop 100 Europe
Since its inception in June 2007, Monte Rei has quickly become one of the must play golf courses in Europe, if not the world. The Jack Nicklaus designed course is a superb challenge which has utilized the natural landscapes to create a superb golfing experience.
As the course meanders through stunning valleys to create natural amphitheatres which add a sense of drama to any drive or approach shot.
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The course measures just over 7,200 yards from the championship markers and with a dramatic finishing hole in the 550 yard par-5 18th there is sure to be some excitement when Monte Rei hosts a professional tournament in future years.
Although the course can satisfy the longest hitters it is around the greens where shots will be dropped, the subtle undulations on the putting surfaces as well as numerous runoff areas ensure that only the best struck shot will find the right part of the putting surface.
With this breathtaking golf course complimented perfectly by stunning views Monte Rei is a golf course that is etched on your golfing soul. Monte Rei Golf Resort is one of the finest holiday destinations to emerge in recent years. With an emphasis on service and five-star luxury, those fortunate to visit this luxury resort will have an experience that they won’t forget.
Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
Opened for play: 2007
Par: Par 72
Tournament tees: 6567 metres (7182 yards), Par 72, SSS 74
Championship tees: 6030 metres (6594 yards), Par 72, SSS 71
Signature tees: 5713 metres (6248 yards), Par 72, SSS 70
Forward tees: 4845 metres (5299 yards), Par 72, SSS 75
Signature Hole: Hole 18, Par 5, 548 yards, SI 15
The 18th is an outstanding finishing hole. A long, downhill par 5, with a tempting play to go for the green in two, for those not feeling the weariness of the round’s golf. However, this option should be considered by the long hitters only and golfers should take caution of the lake before the green, ready to catch any mis hit approach shots.
Accommodation at Monte Rei Resort
Monte Rei Golf Resort boasts an array of luxury accommodations befitting of a resort that is home to one of the finest golf courses in Europe. Built within a few minutes of the opulent clubhouse are a host of linked villas which offer a peaceful option perfect for golf groups and couples alike.
Compromising of three-bedrooms per linked villa, the accommodation is like and airy and furnished in a modern fashion utilizing the very finest amenities and furnishing while maintaining a traditional Portuguese style.
The bedrooms themselves can be made up into either twin or double bedded rooms and also benefit from en-suite bathrooms. With a large kitchen and lounge for guests to enjoy and socialize in as well as an outdoor patio, Monte Rei is the perfect golf holiday destination.
Golfers travelling to Monte Rei can enjoy a the nearby swimming pool within the resort’s complex as well tennis courts and one of the finest driving ranges in Europe. Guests can practice their long game as well as fine tuning their short game on the dedicated green complete with cavernous bunker and lightning quick putting green.
Make sure you pack a camera with you for numerous great golfing pictures, most notably on the 226 yard 11th hole and the 18th where a large lake runs all the way up to the front of the green.
With a host of local beers and wines on offer, the club house at Monte Rei is the perfect place to relax after a round of golf. Those wishing to sample some of the cuisine should try the Monte Rei Club Sandwich which has been ranked by Your Golf Travel staff as the best in Portugal!
- Golf Buggies
- Driving Range
- Putting Greens
- Practice Area
- Club House
- Championship Standard Course
- Outdoor Swimming Pool