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Golf Parque da Floresta
 

 
 
 

Golf Parque da Floresta

The course was designed by Pepe Gancedo, one of Spain's most famous architects, whose philosophy of golf course construction involves minimal alteration to the existing terrain.

Parque da Floresta, the centre of a resort, and its course runs over hills behind the fishing village of Salema, which is near the historic town of Lagos and not far from the Costa Vicentina Nature Reserve.

Its widely varying holes run through valleys and eucalyptus-covered ravines, while around the course olive, palm and pine trees are planted.

Nearest Accommodation: Parque da Floresta Resort I Accommodation Algarve
Nearest Golf Courses:Boa Vista, Palmares


 

 


 

In recent years there has been a considerable investment made in the course, including the addition of a Golf Academy and the redesign of several holes. 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. Having played along the "Lost Valley" of the par 4 fourteenth, with its spectacular views to the village of Figueira and the sea, you are faced with the dramatic tee shot of the par 3 fifteenth. Here, on the tee, players are presented with an imposing view of a large, picturesque lake that has to be carried in order to reach the wide, but shallow, green. Water again comes into play on the sixteenth and seventeenth where bold, yet accurate, tee shots will reap dividends for the brave, although both holes also prove rewarding to those golfers with higher handicaps


 

 


 

Course Data
Architect:
Pepe Gancedo
Opened: 1987
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Length: 5673 meters
Requirements: Handicap certificate preferred
Dress Code: Soft spikes, tailored shorts and collared shirts only
Facilities: Driving Rrange, Putting Green, Pitching Area, Trolleys, Buggies, Club Hire, Pro-shop, Academy, Children's Nursery, Restaurant, Bar.
 


 

Score Card

 

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

305

280

240

4

8

2

359

328

312

4

7

3

166

142

124

3

12

4

443

414

377

5

4

5

113

89

70

3

17

6

363

319

262

4

5

7

183

146

117

3

13

8

296

280

265

4

11

9

488

458

353

5

1

out

2716

2456

2120

35

 

 

 

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

10

438

421

392

5

16

11

150

145

110

3

15

12

420

410

356

5

3

13

396

378

352

4

14

14

385

362

328

4

6

15

150

144

120

3

10

16

299

245

210

4

18

17

376

345

305

4

2

18

331

305

261

4

9

in

2945

2755

2434

36

 

 

 

 

C

M

L

Par

Total

5661

5211

4554

71

 

 

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