The fairways and greens are in superb condition. The undulating fairways are like a thick quality carpet and the greens and very fast with some tricky borrows. The bunkers are very difficult and below what looks like a beautifully raked surface, the sand is solid, making a proper bunker shot almost impossible. There is very little rough as the course is lined by a number of large lakes and edged by tall reed beds and bullrushes. We lost countless balls that in the UK would have been found. The carries can also be a bit daunting for high handicappers! Altogether though, the course is in superb condition and a joy to play, We palyed two rounds every day we were there.
Reasons to Visit Amendoeira O’Connor Jnr Course
Designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr, the Irish legend who defeated Fred Couples in the Ryder Cup
Ranked within the the Top 100 Courses in the whole of Portugal
Located in Silves, at the centre of the Algarve and only 30 minutes from Faro
Spanning the resort’s rich valley land, the O’Connor Jnr Course is the perfect complement to Nick Faldo’s more undulating creation. The great Christy was well aware of the natural Algarve terrain, and deliberately carved his course to take full advantage of indigenous features, particularly the stunning orange groves.