decision to build a golf course, on the land of Quinta de Benamor,
was made in 1986. The Owning Martins Dias family invited the late Sir
Henry Cotton to make a concept design for an 18-hole course.
was inspired by the beautiful old church next to the site of the
Clubhouse and by the spectacular location. During building, many
changes were instigated by persons involved in the phases of
The final result is a delightful par 71 golf course of 5.500 metres
(6.100 yards), which offers a pleasant playing experience, to players
of all standards. The course is undulating but not hilly. The views of
the mountains to the North and the Atlantic Ocean to the South are
The indigenous olive, cork, carob, fig and almond trees, many
centuries old, feature aesthetically and in playing terms. Water
hazards and sand bunkers are located to test the strategy and striking
ability of the player. The Penn A4 greens and tees are simply superb.
The fairways of Bermuda Sahara and cool-season grasses, provide good
lies for wood and iron shots.