The first Nicklaus golf course in Portugal

Two magnificent 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses are planned at Monte Rei Golf Resort, Vila Nova de Cacela, Algarve, with the northern golf course open for play in 2007, and the southern course already in the design stage.

Monte Rei Golf Course has been ranked as the number 1 golf course in Portugal by Golf Monthly, as No.12 in Europe by top100golfcourses UK. Monte Rei, the first of these unique championship golf courses, features no less than 5 lakes and superb bunkering surrounded by stunning natural landscapes such as the Atlantic Ocean and Serra do Caldeirão Mountains, rich with indigenous trees and plants.

An expected masterpiece

Jack Nicklaus has created in Monte Rei Golf Resort a golfing masterpiece, the first of his “Signature Courses” to reach the Algarve & Portugal, and one of very few in Europe. The par 72 championship course of Monte Rei plays over 6500 metres, meandering over gentle hills and valleys, in what Nicklaus believes “a great setting with awesome views”. Monte Rei golf course presentation is highly individual, from the shape of the holes, the cut of the bunkering, to the scrupulous attention to detail, making each hole as remarkable as the next.

High level of service 

Monte Rei Golf course refinement aside, the service awaiting golfers to Monte Rei readdresses current thinking to the limit, ensuring high quality standards to all visitors. The difference begins from the moment golfers arrive at the iconic clubhouse of Monte Rei. Staff will be waiting to greet you as you drop off your bag and have your car valet parked. All this reasons makes Monte Rei Golf Course, one of the most memorable places in the Algarve and Portugal.

Portugal Golf Experience is offering tailor-made golf packages with accommodation in luxury villas at Monte Rei Golf Resort and special conditions to play golf at Monte Rei Golf Course.
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72 - 18 holes

Length 6567 m

Difficulty Hard




Jack Nicklaus




Shared Buggy free of charge - Access to practice facilities with complimentary range balls for players
Monte Rei Golf
Sítio do Pocinho, Sesmarias
P.O. Box 118
8901-907 Vila Nova de Cacela
Algarve, Portugal
GPS Coordinates
N 37º 12'30'' / W 7º 32'57''
Nearest Airport

Golfers Choice 2018

Portugal No. 1 Golfers Choice 2018, by Leading Courses
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