Oceânico O'Connor Golf Course
Perfectly complementing the Faldo Course, whilst taking advantage of the rich valley soil in contrast to the arid hillside, Christy O'Connor Jnr's course at Amendoeira offers no less of a challenge. Large areas of water demand accurate play and creative shot making, and these lakes and streams are to be maintained as a wildlife sanctuary.
, Faro PortugalTel: + 351 282 320 800
Golf Pro: Nelson Cavalheiro
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18 holes | Par 72 | 6708m yards |
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Visitors: Recommended maximum handicap: Men - 28, Ladies - 36 Only softspikes are allowed
Oceânico O'Connor Golf Course Reviews & Information
4.38 ... Overall Rating
4.41 ... The Course
4.18 ... Course Cond.
4.64 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.75 ... VFM
3.82 ... Pace of play
4.09 ... Hospitality.
4.55 ... Prac. Facil.
3.91 ... Food + Drink
65 ratings & 48 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1466 out of 2137.
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What the club says: Perfectly complementing the Faldo Course, whilst taking advantage of the rich valley soil in contrast to the arid hillside, Christy O'Connor Jnr's course at Amendoeira offers no less of a challenge.
Large areas of water demand accurate play and creative shot making, and these lakes and streams are to be maintained as a wildlife sanctuary.
Golf Course Reviews for Oceânico O'Connor Golf Course
The golf courses reviews are the personal opinions of members of Golfshake who completed a review after playing the course. These opinions do not necessarily represent the views of Golfshake.com
There are some awkward holes - probably easier to play the 2nd or subsequent times around, when you might have worked out the best lines to go for the greens or to lay up.
The greens were enormous - at least one of them was 52 yards deep according to my GPS. There was a sign in the Pro-shop showing stimp readings of 7.4 on the O'Connor and 9.4 on the Faldo, and sometimes this was obvious, as it left a lot of us coming up well short on putts.
The Pro-shop is shared between the courses, and everything is VERY expensive.
Fairways were in great condition, and an absolute pleasure to play from.
The biggest let down for me were the bunkers, where I had 2 lies with only a minimal amount of sand under the ball (which I didn't know until my club bounced off the clay underneath the thin layer of sand).
This course has 2 on course toilets, at 6 and 14, which I've rarely found anywhere but the States, but in fact the same could be said about Morgado, which we also played.
I would recommend the course and would be happy to play again
Nice CourseVery nice and open course with lots of interesting and testing holes throughout the 18 but with a lot of birdie chances
(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 15.4)
Nice layout.A nice course but overshadowed by the Faldo layout in my opinion. Greens were slow and uneven. An ok course.
(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 92 Handicap: 13.1)
Great courseSecond year of visiting Portugal and playing at Amendoeira. Two great courses in excellent condition and playing in 20 degrees in November!
(Round played: Nov 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 20.1)
A tough but beautiful golf courseFantastic set up over at Oceanico. Everybody from the reception staff to green keepers were unbelievably friendly. A wonderful experience of how golf should be set up, with every last detail for great customer experience catered for. Not the cheapest round of golf but certainly worth experiencing.
The course was in absolutely wonderful condition and the greens were superb.
Fantastic courseVery enjoyable round, less strategic than the Faldo course and a little less punishing unless significantly offline with more water and less bunkers.
(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 77 Handicap: 9.4)
Immaculate ConditionA very attractive course, in immaculate condition when I was there in May/18.
The facilities are good, with a quality club house, excellent practice green and complementary driving range (the only negative being that, perhaps because it is free) it can be hard to find a stand).
Buggies were compulsory when we were there. I am not a huge fan of buggies, but because of the long distances between green and tee it probably makes sense.
It is a forgiving course, with wide fairways. The rough is cut at the right hight to be a penalty, but still show the ball. It is hard to lose a ball except in the water. This helps keep the pace of play reasonable. Our two rounds took 4 and 4.25 hours, which is pretty good for holiday golf in Portugal.
The greens were excellent. Reasonably quick and very true, although some in our group found them difficult to read. The course played long, with not a lot of run on lush fairways and the greens are generally well protected. The water encroaches on most holes, but generally there is an option to play safe and still get on or close to the green.
The only thing that let down the experience was the service in the bar/restaurant afterwards, where the service was slow and chaotic at times. Admittedly we were a large group with new orders coming in as each group came in, but most places seem to cope with this better.
Fantastic golf resortAmazing facilities, apart from the rude lady who met us and took our details for our tee time!
One of the best golf resorts we have attended, I'd definitely return.
(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 102 Handicap: 17.9)
Good walking Course
classy courseVery nice course littered with water and bunkers making it very tough, we played it in the wind and it ruined me, I left part of my sould on that course
Excellent condition and would love to play it again for the test!
(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 102 Handicap: 13.2)
AmazingHospitality second to none and the course is in fantastic condition, great day
(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 12)
EXTREMELY TOUGH DAY IN HIGH WINDS AND RAIN BUT THE COURSE STILL HELD UP DESPITE THE WEATHER
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 87 Handicap: 12.7)
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 90 Handicap: 19.1)
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 87 Handicap: 13.4)
absolutely brilliant complex and golf courses where all the staff were on hand to assist. brilliant
(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 15.6)
(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 98 Handicap: 28)
(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 20.6)
Course is ok, not a patch on the Faldo course but worth playing
My personal favourite of the two courses. Loved the set up and some really good holes. The whole course makes you think about every shot and there is some great, risk, reward
(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 107 Handicap: 22.2)
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