Monte Rei Golf
18holes golf course of the Monte Rei Golf & Country Club north of Vila Nova de Cacela
Location and access
The Monte Rei Golf Club is set in the picturesque foothills of the Eastern Algarve north of Vila Nova de Cacela. The picturesque and peaceful landscape offers sweeping views to the Serra do Caldeirão mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. It is less than six kms drive on the EM509 from Vila Nova de Cacela on the national road EN125, and 12 kms from exit 13 of the A22 motorway.
"Monte Rei North", designed by Jack Nicklaus, opened for play in June 2007. This par 72 Championship golf course measuring 6,567m in length is a truly unique design; with water coming into play on eleven of the eighteen holes, the golf course features an enjoyable series of eight par-4s, five par-3s and five par-5s in a challenging and distinctive layout.
The golf course's presentation is highly individual, each hole a design gem blending effortlessly into this natural canvas, from its ingeniously shaped and sculptured bunkers, to the impressive presentation and attention to detail making every hole as remarkable as the next; fairways and greens are bordered by several lakes, indigenous plants, native grasses and trees adding drama to the landscape, and providing golfers with unforgettable moments to cherish in this unique and tranquil golf environment.
Services & facilities
The impressive clubhouse has a style described as a 'Mediterranean Revival'. The interior, designed by some of the world's leading architects and interior designers, offers a welcoming haven after a day's golf and provides state-of-the-art amenities throughout. Four different restaurants offer a range from simple snacks to fine dining, true to the owner's vision to create a unique Mediterranean culinary experience.
Monte Rei is the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, a world-renowned trademark, in Portugal and one of very few in Europe. Tee time intervals are staggered every 12 minutes enabling the club to deliver an unrivalled degree of exclusivity and privacy for their guests.