The first Nicklaus golf course in Portugal

Designed by the renowned Jack Nicklaus, the Monte Rei Golf Course is part of the 5-star Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, located between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, close to Tavira, in the Eastern Algarve. Monte Rei has been ranked numerous times as the no.1 golf course in Portugal and as one of the top golf courses in Europe.

Monte Rei Golf Course features no less than 5 lakes and a number of superb bunkers, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes and rich with indigenous trees and plants.

An expected masterpiece

Monte Rei is the first of Jack Nicklaus' “Signature Courses to reach the Algarve & Portugal, and one of very few in Europe. This par 72 championship course plays over 6500 metres, meandering over gentle hills and valleys, in what Nicklaus believes to be “a great setting with awesome views”. The layout of Monte Rei Golf Course is unique, from the shape of the holes and the cut of the bunkering to the scrupulous attention to detail, with each hole as remarkable as the next.

High level of service 

The service at Monte Rei Golf Course ensures a high quality standard for all visitors. The difference begins from the moment you arrive at the course's iconic clubhouse, where staff will be waiting to greet you as you drop off your bag and have your car valet parked. All of these details make Monte Rei Golf Course one of Portugal's most memorable golfing destinations. 

Portugal Golf Experience offers 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.
Consult us for prices and details.

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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

Portugal's Best Golf Course 2020

Portugal's Best Golf Course 2020 by World Golf Awards
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