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Onyria Palmares Golf
Ranked #26 of 84 Outdoor Activities in Lagos
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Owner description: Onyria Palmares Golf is a 27 hole championship course located in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal just 45 minutes from Faro Airport. The course is designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and already awarded with 7 prizes including 26th in Golf Word’s magazine ranking "TOP 100 Europe".The three loops of nine holes – the Alvor, Lagos and Praia courses – enjoy expansive panoramic views across the Bay of Lagos, with each lay-out offering a different kind of golfing challenge in a glorious and natural environment.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Worth finding”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We played the championship (first) 18 holes twice in the week after the Portuguese PGA played at Palmeres. It's beautiful and was pretty challenging when the wind picked up. Great views over Portimao estuary and Lagos beaches and there's a lovely terrace for a beer and simple, reasonably priced lunch afterwards. I believe this is the oldest course in the Algarve and is a real gem with lovely, friendly staff. It's much better value than some of the big name courses further East - well worth finding. Thanks to everyone there.

Visited August 2014
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AntonioPintoCoelho, General Manager at Onyria Palmares Golf, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your visit here in Lagos and for your very nice comments.
Your kind words will be shared with our staff and will certainly help motivating our team.
Palmares had a course here built in 1975 which was one of the oldest in the Algarve. In 2009 Onyria brought Robert Trent Jones Jr to design a new course which opened in June 2011. Trent Jones Jr. is one of the most famous architects in the world, but for us also very interesting was that his father had designed the course we have on our property near Lisbon (Quinta da Marinha). Since this we have been fortunate to receive many awards including Golf World’s 23rd place in the TOP100 Continental Europe ranking. In my opinion like in some wine this course can better with age… and that gives me a line to invite you to come here again sometime in the future.
Kind Regards,
Antonio Pinto Coelho
Operations General Director – Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Palmares Golf Lagos”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

With my wife as caddy and chauffeur I have just spent the best day of 2014. Golf doesn't get much better than this with beautiful outlooks over media Praia beach and estuary. The golf course is in first class condition and is not easy, particularly because of the undulating fairways, tricky bunkers and a strong wind. I have played almost all the algarve courses and this is the most spectacular if you like panoramic coastline and links style golf. It's also a bargain. We paid 75 euros for a round and a buggy. I hired clubs for 30 euros which were r1 driver and taylormade clubs. They were first class. Thank you Palmares golf for a memorable and enjoyable but testing day. I will be back.

Visited August 2014
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AntonioPintoCoelho, General Manager at Onyria Palmares Golf, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for your visit and also for your fantastic review!
It is great to get this kind of reaction. Robert Trent Jones reaction when he first saw this place was: “Wow! Once a decade I might get a piece of land to work like this!”. And I can tell you that is not easy to impress a man that has designed more than 250 golf courses all over the world.
I’m happy to hear you liked the rental clubs, but I’m sure the player behind the ball most have done something right.
We will be looking forward to see you here again soon.
Kind Regards,
Antonio Pinto Coelho
Operations General Director – Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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“Best hole on a golf course”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

3 x 9 hole courses and I have now played them all. All holes are good to great but 2 have the most fantastic views I have ever seen on a golf corse anywhere in the world.
I am not a great golfer but enjoy the game but found the course forgiving and enjoyable.

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AntonioPintoCoelho, General Manager at Onyria Palmares Golf, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for your visit and for your nice review about Onyria Palmares Golf.
I’m happy to know you enjoyed our course and had a good time. Even for us that work here every day, these views are always something impressive. The Alvor views are remarkable, they are dynamic because the estuary tides provide you different scenarios. The Lagos Bay is also extraordinary where you can have a view to Ponta da Piedade. This beach was recently considered by the American “Huffington Post” as the most beautiful beach in the world!
We hope to see you here again soon.
Kindest Regards,
Antonio Pinto Coelho
Operations General Director – Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Great test of Golf”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Three sets of nine holes. Lagos, Alvor and pria. Played all three and the Lagos and Alvor 18 has spectacular views and is a fair test for a reasonable golfer. It plays like a Parkland course, with lush fairways and well established trees etc. The Pria 9 is a full on links tester. Miss the fairway and your in the bracken or the beach. I play off 12 and found them all very good but testing. A bit pricey but not to be missed

Visited September 2013
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AntonioPintoCoelho, General Manager at Onyria Palmares Golf, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your visit and also for kind review.
We are very happy to know you enjoyed our course and managed to play all the 3 courses. Trent Jones courses are characterized usually by Beauty, Challenge and Flexibility. This last feature was also achieved here by having many tee boxes and wide greens with multiple pin positions. The idea was to be easy to change the course setting making it difficult to get players bored.
Finally about the prices the best ways to get discounts are: 1) buying a promotion like summer special or twilight golf with buggy; 2) buying the 3 or 5 round packages; 3) book in groups over 16 persons.
We will be expecting to see you here sometime soon.
Kindest Regards,
Antonio Pinto Coelho
Operations General Director – Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort
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Brusells
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“The "Little" Kingsbarns of Algarve !!!”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We played the Palmares Golf Course with my son during our hollidays in Algarve( July 2014 ) , we played the 9 LAGOS and 9 PRAIA holes , you get lovely view on the sea shore on 14th of the 18th holes! the greens we're just perfect, tough, with a good speed , with a lot of slopes, but fair as not to hard to stop the ball
We played other courses around Portimao/Carveiro and Lagos and I think that during our next trip
we will play ONLY Palmares !

The view from the club house is just amazing

But keep in mind that LAGOS/PRAIA holes combinations are the LINKS combinations holes and under strong wind you score can suffer :-).even more from the white tees..that we played


I would like to thank the CARVOEIRO GOLF PRO SHOP onwer who recommend to us to play
PALMARES,

For us PALMARES is a must to play when you stay in Algarve , even if you have to do reach it from FARO area !

Visited July 2014
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AntonioPintoCoelho, General Manager at Onyria Palmares Golf, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for your wonderful comments and for your visit to Onyria Palmares Golf.
The title of your review is a very special compliment for us. Kingsbarns is one of the best in the world, a true links full of character. Construction of the new Onyria Palmares took place in 2010 and 2011, the world had stopped in terms of investment. So we were lucky enough to have a lot of Robert Trent Jones Jr’s time and also to have some of the best shapers and supervisors in the world here! In 2015 you will probably watch the US Open that will be at Chambers Bay which is also a course designed by Trent Jones Jr where some of his team where involved here too.
The wind does play a role here in the links area specially in the late afternoons. In the dunes Trent Jones created the so called ribbon tees. Instead of separate tee boxes, these tees are long, with little folds and irregularities as they run along seamlessly, connected to the fairways. I’m happy to know you did see the back of these tees which are a great challenge for any golfer!
I will be looking forward to see you here soon.
Kindest Regards,
Antonio Pinto Coelho
Operations General Director – Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort
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