Hotel Vila Galé Tavira is located the Town of Tavira, just 40 minutes east of Faro Airport. Situated on the banks of the Ria Formosa, it is right in the centre of town and within walking distance of the shopping and nightlife on offer. The hotel has been decorated in an Arabian style, well in tune with the past of southern Portugal, and all the well equipped rooms have a large balcony with views of the swimming pool. The onsite health club enjoys an indoor pool and spa, which offers numerous treatments. The Aladino Grill and the Aldino Buffet cater for formal and informal dining and you can enjoy a drink in the lively Ali Ba Bar. This hotel is very close to some of the best golf courses that the Eastern Algarve has to offer.Click to See Golf Courses
Benamor is a Par 71 measuring 5500m, it is located 7km east of Tavira, 40 minutes east of Faro airport. This Sir Henry Cotton designed course enjoys stunning views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the hills of the Serra do Caldeirão. This gently undulating course requires accuracy, because the designer has retained many indigenous olive, cork, carob, fig and almond trees. As well as natural obstacles there are strategically placed bunkers and several water hazards. Benamor offers a pleasant playing experience, to players of all standards.
Castro Marim is located 50 minutes east of Faro airport. This course is made up of three nine hole loops The Guadiana, The Atlantic and The Grouse. The Guadiana is a Par 36 measuring 2757m, and the Atlantic is a Par 35 measuring 2508m, they are set amongst beautiful pine trees. These courses have several doglegs and fast, elevated greens that are well protected by bunkers. Both courses are teeming with wildlife, especially partridge in the winter months. The Grouse is a Par 36 measuring 3017m, and it is much more open than the other two courses with fewer trees. Stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and mountains can be enjoyed by all three courses. With the variety of the three loops, this is a course you’ll never get tired of playing.
Quinta do Vale is a Par 72 measuring 6511m, it is located in Tavira, 45 km from Faro airport. This Seve Ballesteros designed golf course which includes six Par 5s, six Par 4s and six Par 3s that are integrated into the landscape, is situated in a wonderful location next to the River Guadiana. There are several tough dogleg holes with wide open fairways and numerous well placed bunkers, which will challenge experienced golfers, but still remaining enjoyable even for beginners. With its varied holes and breath taking scenery this is a course you will remember for a long time.
Quinta da Ria is a Par 72 measuring 6053m, it is located in Tavira, 40 minutes east of Faro airport. This is a stunning course overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. Each nine holes has two Par 5s, five Par 4s and two Par 3s,and in total there are five lakes. The gently undulating greens are well protected by many bunkers, and other hazards include the numerous carob and olive trees. The back nine is very close to the coastline and features terrific sea views. This is a fantastic course that can be enjoyed by players of all levels.
Monte Rei is a Par 72 Championship course measuring 6567m, it is located in Pocinho 40 minutes east of Faro airport. This Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course is set in the picturesque countryside of the Eastern Algarve, enjoying the stunning views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Water comes into play on eleven of the holes, but with a good variety of tees, this is set up for golfers of all abilities. This signature course is carved out between gentle hills and bordered by woodland, and it boasts a visual delight on very tee. This is one round of golf you won’t want to forget.