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Oceânico Faldo Golf Course

Oceânico Faldo Golf Course, Faro is an 18 hole, par 72 (6604 metre) golf course designed by Nick Faldo in 2008.

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Amendoeira Golf Resort, Algarve, Faro, 8365-023 Alcantarilha Portugal

Tel: + 351 282 320 800

Golf Pro: Nelson Cavalheiro

Website: http://www.oceanicogolf.com/our_facilities/portugal_the_algarve/faldo_course/index.html
 

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 6604 metres yards | Resort |

Driving rangeBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Handicap required

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Visitors: Recommended maximum handicap:
Men - 28, Ladies - 36
Only softspikes are allowed


Oceânico Faldo Golf Course Reviews & Information


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  4.74

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 89
Average Ratings
4.43 ... Overall Rating
4.55 ... The Course
4.53 ... Course Cond.
4.57 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.07 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.33 ... Pace of play
4.60 ... Hospitality.
4.57 ... Prac. Facil.
3.50 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

89 ratings & 68 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 101 out of 2170.

HIGHLY RATED - 94% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Opened in 2008 and designed by Nick Faldo with strategic play in mind this 6,604 meters par–72 championship course demands careful positioning to score well.

In a modern twist of a traditional recipe, cacti and wild herbs replace the role of Sunningdale’s heather, spartan Holm oaks and ancient olive trees take the place of a lush English woodland, and desert scrub bunkers of crushed limestone replace Berkshire’s sandy tracts in a golf course that revels in the classic principles of strategic play.

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Reviewed Sep 11 2020 by Daniel S - rated 4 out of 5

Lovely course

Nice course with plenty to keep you on your toes. Well kept and an enjoyable round

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 113 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Aug 5 2020 by John S - rated 4 out of 5

Algarve beauty!!

First round here & was very pleasently surprized. Played Faldo courses before & it conformed to those : tight fairways; no room for big errors & huge greens. This really was a delight to play & owes me a few shots!! Well worth buying a course guide beforehand. We got a summer special rate which was outstanding value for money.

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 99 Handicap: 19.3)
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Reviewed Jan 25 2020 by Terry G - rated 5 out of 5

What a gem!

This is now called Amendoeira Golf Resort, which consists of a floodlit 9 hole course, and the Faldo and O'Connor courses. This was played as part of a package, so included buggies, but these are an absolute MUST on the Faldo course. The course is extremely long, and very hilly, and there are also long drives in the buggies to get from greens to the next tees. To give you an idea, one of our ladies still managed to walk over 10,000 steps (according to her fitbit), even though she was in a buggy - part of this being that you can't park anywhere near most of the greens!

Starting at the beginning - the clubhouse is fantastic, but everything (polo shirts, shoes, waterproofs, caps) is VERY expensive. I got the impression they haven't figured out that you actually need to SELL things in order to show a profit!

The course(s) sit in the middle of a housing estate which the owners can't sell, because a hotel was supposed to be built, and the necessary licences won't be granted until the hotel is built! Unfortunately, the developers ran out of money. Anyway; the courses survive and the Faldo is STUNNING but VERY long.

The tees were very good, but some tidy-up was needed around some of them, and you need to be careful where you take the buggies - I parked next to a tee, and the buggy wouldn't allow me to go forward, but only to reverse out of the area I was in, which was difficult as I'd already turned the buggy around to face out of that area!

Greens were consistently good and quick despite some recent rains, but I found myself in bunkers which had very little sand in them - just a thin layer before hitting clay.

Fairways were perfect, but being January, I doubt if the greenkeepers need to do much to keep on top of them. For us mere mortals, some of the carries to get TO the fairways were long, and the holes themselves were invariably long. As an example one of the par 4's was 433 Metres - that's 476 yards, off the yellow tees!!

On the day we played, GPS was not working in the buggies - I believe because of non-payment of necessary fees for GPS!, so we regularly got into trouble as we didn't know where a number of the hazards were, which was a particular problem on the 18th hole.

I've read that visitors think that Sir Nick was going through one of his divorces, and designed the course whilst he was in a bad mood - almost every shot I had to a green had to be carried the full distance, as anything short would end up in a bunker. Despite this difficulty, to a man (and woman), we all wanted to play the course again, and I would highly recommend and would definitely play this one again
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Reviewed Sep 25 2019 by Alex G - rated 5 out of 5
(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 116 Handicap: 24.7)
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Reviewed Sep 8 2019 by Steve S - rated 4 out of 5

Great course, testing layout

The Faldo layout at Amendoeira is a great test of your golf. Great variety of holes, meandering terrain and far reaching views.
Some greens were a little variable on our visit but generally a great course.

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 91 Handicap: 12.8)
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Reviewed Jul 16 2019 by John A - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 99 Handicap: 21.7)
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Reviewed Apr 22 2019 by Ed G - rated 4 out of 5

BGA International 2018 - Singles

Excellent course and very tough conditions - brilliant match play and a victory for Team USA.

(Round played: Oct 2018 - Score: 90 Handicap: 11.2)
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Reviewed Aug 28 2018 by Paul D - rated 5 out of 5

Great course

Very enjoyable course, well positioned bunkers requires strategic play off the tee.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 87 Handicap: 9.3)
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Reviewed Jul 9 2018 by Jc A - rated 4 out of 5
great course. lots of bunkers. high level of difficulty. lots of wind.............................

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 19.1)
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Reviewed Jul 9 2018 by Jc A - rated 4 out of 5
great course. lots of bunkers. high level of difficulty. lots of wind

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 19.1)
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Reviewed Jul 9 2018 by Jc A - rated 4 out of 5
great course. lots of bunkers. high level of difficulty. lots of wind

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 19.1)
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Reviewed Jun 3 2018 by Chris B - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course but tough

Played this course for first time although played it's sister course O'Connor a couple of years ago. Impressive set up, friendly staff, great clubhouse. Top practice facilities, free range balls. Green fees include a buggy which is needed to get round this long course. Course itself in immaculate condition, greens mint. Need to be driving straight to score, any bad shots punished by plenty of bunkers or penal rough. Back nine starts off very tough, a few blind holes so need to plot your way round a bit, something I was not able to do at times. Would return to experience the course again and hopefully play it better.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 88 Handicap: 5.4)
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Reviewed May 8 2018 by Peter B - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 104 Handicap: 14.1)
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Reviewed Apr 23 2018 by John M - rated 4 out of 5

Challenging course

Great course in good condition that offers a challenge to new and experienced golfers

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 104 Handicap: 27)
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Reviewed Mar 22 2018 by Michael B - rated 4 out of 5

Great Set up

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Reviewed Sep 26 2017 by Steve P - rated 5 out of 5

Portugese masters treat

What a treat playing on the course a week before the PGA masters, although there was much activity building stands and catering tents etc the Victoria staff could not have been more customer focused. The course was in great condition and the overall experience could have been bettered.
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Reviewed Sep 22 2017 by Ben C - rated 5 out of 5

Best Course I've Played

Challenging, rewarding, with unique character. A joy with every stroke. Facilities are just a different class. Not possible to attack the course but respect it and you'll be rewarded

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 106 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Sep 20 2017 by Tony B - rated 5 out of 5
unbelievable course, very testing, a lot of blind shots over rock and desert feel. Greens in unbelievable condition, very true. Would love to play this course again

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 91 Handicap: 13)
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Reviewed Jul 12 2017 by Stephen H - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 6 2017 by John A - rated 5 out of 5

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