Monte Rei Golf & Country Club
Sesmarias, Apartado 118, 8901-907 Vila Nova de Cacela, Portugal
Set in a private estate, spanning over 1,000 acres of glorious Eastern Algarve countryside, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is one of the jewels in the crown of European golf.
The centrepiece of Monte Rei’s attractions is its Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, Monte Rei North. Each hole is a design triumph, blending effortlessly into the natural canvass – from the ingeniously shaped and sculptured bunkers to the attention to detail which makes every hole as remarkable as the next.
Monte Rei North was recently ranked the 4th best course in Golf World’s Top 100 Courses: Continental Europe 2019 , where it was praised for the quality of its design, pristine conditioning, tranquil environment and service excellence both on and off the course.
The golf team takes the utmost care of guests from the moment they arrive to the time they leave. Tee time intervals are a generous 12 minutes, ensuring play is never rushed.
Monte Rei’s practice facilities are similarly impressive: pyramids of complimentary, top-quality balls await to help you warm up on the driving range and short game practice areas before your round. There are also unrivalled teaching facilities, overseen by a top-flight team of PGA professionals.
The North Course will soon be joined by a second Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, Monte Rei South. Construction begins later this year and when the course opens in late 2021, Monte Rei will be one of a select group of golfing destinations worldwide to showcase multiple Jack Nicklaus Signature courses.
Situated only 45 minutes from Faro airport and 90 minutes from Seville airport, Monte Rei is easily accessible. The resort offers a wide range of holiday and short-stay villa rentals in Miradouro Village, from one-bedroom semi-detached villas to three and four-bedroom villas with private swimming pools and gardens. Also new for 2020 are the Clubhouse Residences, a limited collection of two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, with views across the North course.
The villas are just a few steps away from Veranda, the social focal point of the village, which houses a restaurant and bar, and features tennis courts, heated swimming pool, gym, spa facilities and a kid’s villa.
Five-star hotel level services include housekeeping, turndown, in-villa dining, and access to a dedicated resort team that is always available to arrange a wide range of activities – both on and off the resort. Local towns, villages, beaches and seafood restaurants are all located just a few minutes drive from the resort.