A hilly course

The Golf Santo Antonio Golf Course, in the Algarve, was designed by Pepe Gancedo, a Spanish architect, whose philosophy of golf course construction involves minimal alteration to the existing terrain.

The Santo Antonio Golf Course runs over hills behind the village of Salema, which is near Lagos and not far from the Costa Vicentina Nature Reserve.
Golf Santo Antonio, in the Algarve, is an undulating course with some sloping fairways, small well bunkered greens and many lakes. As for playing the course, it is advisable to use a buggy.

Playing with accurate precision

The 1st hole of Santo Antonio Golf Course, 525 metres for a Par 4, faces toward the sunrise and presents a serious challenge for those intending to reach its green in just two shots. Hole 5 is a Par 3 over just 112 m. but here the ball is only playable if it falls straight onto the green.

The par 5 9th ranks among the toughest stroke-index 1 holes ever designed.

Therefore, the first nine holes end memorably, for the third shot to the green must go over a ravine.

A fascinating diversity

On the second round of Golf Santo Antonio, the highlight is hole 11 whose green is protected by water, immediately 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 14th, you are faced with the dramatic tee shot of the par 3 15th. Here, on the tee, players are presented with a large lake, that has to be carried in order to reach the wide, but shallow, green.

Water again comes into play on the 16th and 17th where an accurate tee shot will reap dividends for the brave, also rewarding those golfers with higher handicaps.

Another notable hole of Golf Santo Antonio course, in the Algarve, is number 18 which ends right beneath the clubhouse.

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Par

71 - 18 holes

Length 5712 m

Difficulty Medium

Terrain

flat

Architect

Pepe Gancedo

Year

1987

Services

Driving-Range - Putting-Grün - Pool - Restaurant - Bar - Pro-Shop.
Golf Santo Antonio Golf Resort
Vale do Poço
8650-060 Vila do Bispo
Algarve, Portugal
GPS Coordinates
N 37º 5'6'' / W 8º 50'24''
Nearest Airport
Faro
Golf Course
Hotel
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