carlos 2012-06-24 05:16:27
Played Morgado yesterday and must say this Golf Course is in great condition , Tees, Fairways , Greens , rought and bunkers , no defaults at all . Propers ways in and out for the buggies to have acess when your ball is away of the buggie paths . Chez Carlos Golf Society competition was Stableford Pairs Better Ball . Me and my partner had 47 points , to secure a comfortable win . This golf course with is 2 players and a buggie for, 44€ each , is finally a great deal for a enjoyable round of Golf . i
Chez Carlos Golf Society 2012-06-23 20:01:26
Morgado do Reguengo is a stunning 72 Par golf course located on the foots of Monchique mountains, in a country estate, just a short drive from the seaside town of Portimão and the fishing village of Alvor.
When you play at Morgado be prepared to experience two different nine holes – one slightly flatter and the other undulating, displaying impressive views across the Monchique mountains. This is a walkable course, if you've got the stamina, but when the weather warms up you'll want to enjoy the comfort of a buggy, in fact, accesses to the fairways are extremely well displayed.
The back 9 is slightly more challenging because of the aforementioned undulating features but also because the valley is mountain-sided, creating a kind of funnel for the wind to blow through. This is not a long course, however, in the whole, all the Par 3 are quite long ones, especially on the front 9 where you will find 2 holes with almost 200 meters each. To compensate, the Par 4 are relatively short allowing an average golfer to hit the green in regulation. We would say make the best out of the front 9 and use it as a warm up for your second round.
The 18th is a superb finishing hole, with an elevated tee looking down at the beautiful view of the wavy fairway, sheltered by bunkers, and Clubhouse in the distance. A true signature hole and a great way to end your round. By par or by birdie, you are sure to want to come back!
A round on this championship course is also a great chance to appreciate the surrounding nature, since it is an estate known for the richness of its fauna and flora, and also an opportunity to extend the day into the mountains and experience the real Algarve through its cuisine in one of the many nice restaurants along the road – the smoked ham “presunto” and the chicken piri-piri here are a must! - many of which boast outstanding views that go as far as the sea, in Portimão.
If you're a fan of motor sports, then 15 minutes away you have the Algarve F1 International Racetrack where high-speed adventures wait for you. Further towards the coast however, you have Portimão and Alvor, where fish is king. Wherever you choose to relax after your golf, it will be worth your while!