Parque da Floresta

Parque da Floresta, Faro is designed by Pepe Gancedo

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Vale do Poco, Faro, 8650-060 Budens Portugal

Tel: (+351) 282 690 054

Website: http://www.parquedafloresta.com
 

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  4.37

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3.77 ... Overall Rating
4.03 ... The Course
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4.03 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.55 ... VFM
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35 ratings & 18 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 557 out of 2122.

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What the club says: From the opening par 4 that curves gracefully towards the early morning sun, to the majestic par 4 eighteenth set in a natural amphitheatre below the Clubhouse terrace, this course has already become famous for having some classic golf holes.
The "Postage Stamp" par 3 fifth of just 113 metres to the smallest of bunker-surrounded greens makes an accurate tee shot essential.
The par 5 ninth ranks among the toughest stroke-index 1 holes ever designed.
The picturesque, short par 3 eleventh - guarded on two sides by water - is one of the most inviting holes you could wish to play and is followed by a par 5 that leads up the "Valley of the Wells" to another elevated green.


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Reviewed Apr 22 2019 by Ed G - rated 5 out of 5

Easter Festival - Sunday Comp

Solid start to the week, playing just under HC. Decent back 9 and getting more consistent.

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 81 Handicap: 10.6)
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Reviewed Oct 26 2015 by Patricia N - rated 3 out of 5
Enjoyable round on an undulating course. Not boring with some challenging holes.

(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 109 Handicap: 32.6)
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Reviewed Oct 26 2015 by David N - rated 3 out of 5
Interesting course. Not hugely long but requires a deal of thought as there are some tight holes and a lot of undulation.

(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 90 Handicap: 16.8)
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Reviewed Jul 6 2015 by Ed G - rated 5 out of 5
boiling hot and no wind - should have been better after the front 9

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 85 Handicap: 13.7)
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Reviewed Apr 30 2015 by Oliver L - rated 4 out of 5
Lovely course. Off the first tee of the day....kings golf!

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 96 Handicap: 16.8)
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Reviewed Apr 1 2015 by Ed G - rated 5 out of 5
Home course played with no wind for first time ever.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 82 Handicap: 14.9)
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Reviewed Oct 18 2014 by Andrew N - rated 2 out of 5


(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 93 Handicap: 18.7)
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Reviewed Sep 19 2014 by Neil W - rated 4 out of 5
Very tough course with the wind blowing, lots of undulating fairways and rough is tough to escape from. Greens are lighting fast as well.

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 91 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 4 2014 by Paul S/New Zealand - rated 3 out of 5
Played three rounds here over the last week. This is a very challenging course where accuracy and course management pays greater dividends than length (only used my driver twice each round. I hit a big enough 3 wood and I'm far more accurate with it). Severely sloping fairways mean that on some holes only 10-30% of the fairway width will hold the ball so aiming and allowing for the run off is key. Don't and you're dead! I hit a beautiful and perfectly straight hybrid off the par 4 6th tee to a blind sloping fairway only to never find my ball again! On a flat fairway I'd have had an approach shot from the middle of the fairway. Next round I aimed right and with the run off I ended up 90 yards short of the green on the extreme left. The 16th is somewhat similar being a drivable par 4 but aim right and let the run off find the green.

Other reviews have called this a silly course and after my first round I'd have agreed as I came in fuming and minus a silly number of golf balls (I'm a 12 handicapper). After calming down and thinking my way around, I enjoyed my other rounds and the course has helped develop me as a player as it improved how I apply course management to my game. If you're a beginner though or prefer flat easy walking courses then steer well clear. This place is not for you! But if you like a challenge the you'll love the place!

Also be aware, there is a very strong prevailing wind. Many shots will be into the teeth of it. Select the club you'd normally play at whatever your yardage is ... then add one ... actually make it two for the elevated greens!
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Reviewed Apr 3 2014 by Mick - rated 4 out of 5
It's a lovely course but very very challenging even to an under 10 handicapper ( which I am certainly not' 20) The holes on some of the par 4s really should be par 5s given that the slopes on them take away a good t shot. The 9th hole is one of the toughest par 5s I have ever played. Even the pro"s would struggle!!! Also it doesn't help that you can't go on the fairways with the buggy, even during the summer dry months. Most shots on the fairways will roll away from the buggy pathway which means taking half of the clubs with you to play your next shot. It's a very scenic course but not for the golfer who just wants an enjoyable game.
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Reviewed Jan 16 2014 by Colin Brown - rated 1 out of 5
If you're a serious golfer avoid Parque de Floresta at all costs. Yes, there are half a dozen nice holes, the best being 2,11, 12 and 18 but the truly silly holes far outnumber the good holes. The land is just to steep to house a meaningful golf course and no matter where you land certain shots, the ball just rolls to the bottom of the hill. Fine if you want fresh air and somewhere to slap the ball round as deals are quite keen. 80 Euros for 2 with buggy.
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Reviewed Nov 26 2013 by John K - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 3 2013 by Benedict B - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 12 2012 by Bill - rated 1 out of 5
Surprised at reasonable good reviews below, as this is a silly course that was built on marginal land, that is basically not suitable for a golf course. Blind shots over hills, 45 degree fairways that punish a straight shot, made even worse by the fact buggies have to stick to paths. You therefore end up walking up/down valley slopes to get to your ball! Hole 9 par 5 is a ridicolous joke of a hole. Only good thing is some nice views. Play Boavista and Onyria Palmares nearby as these are very nice proper courses. Don't waste your trip to Algarve playing this crazy golf course!
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Reviewed Jul 18 2012 by Benedict B - rated 4 out of 5
Greens great but fairways dry. Challenging course with plenty of slopes!

(Round played: Jul 2012 - Score: 88 Handicap: 23.4)
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Reviewed Feb 20 2012 by Rebecca S - rated 4 out of 5
great

(Round played: Feb 2012 - Score: 111 Handicap: 26.4)
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Reviewed Feb 20 2012 by Rebecca S - rated 4 out of 5
very dry, greens fast.

(Round played: Feb 2012 - Score: 99 Handicap: 26.4)
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Reviewed Aug 30 2011 by Nick D - rated 4 out of 5
Great location. Very picturesque course!
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Reviewed Oct 10 2008 by Lucien H - rated 4 out of 5
A course built around a natural valley this is both challenging and pretty. The par 3s are somewhat samey but there's some really good par 5s and interesting par 4s. Greens were excellent. They also do a buffet all-you-can-eat breakfast for €8 which is good value and lunch afterwards was also nice sitting outside overlooking the 18th green.
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Reviewed Jun 25 2008 by Andrew N - rated 4 out of 5
Our first foray into Portugese golf was superb, I struggled to find any locals playing as most were ex-pats, the course was never too busy and was superbly prepared for the forthcoming Steve Bull and David Seaman charity events
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