Rocha Brava Village Resort is located just 3kms from Carvoeiro in the council of Lagoa – in the centre of the Algarve, you’ll find every golfers paradise!

For those staying in the Rocha Brava Resort, there is an abundance of great golf courses to choose from within close proximity. From beginner’s courses to championship rounds, the Algarve is a perfect spot for golfers. You can brush up on your short game or simply enjoy a round between relaxing on the beach.

Vale de Milho

Distance from Rocha Brava resort: 0.5kms

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Vale de Milho 9-hole golf course is just a stone’s throw from our Rocha Brava resort. Situated in the beautiful Algarve, this course is perfect for families and players of all ability. The course itself is scaled-down from a full size course but retains its ambience with the traditional golf course features including contoured greens, tall trees, and beautiful lakes and challenging bunkers. Maintained to exceptional standards year-round, you’ll find a mix of family and beginners golfers to scratch and low handicapped players working on their short game and iron play. A high quality course designed by the experienced Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas, you are sure to have an excellent round at Vale de Milho in the Algarve.

Course Information
  • 9 holes
  • Course length: 926 meters
  • Designed by Dave Thomas
  • Handicap Certificate: not needed
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Golf Etiquette: knowledge required
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Gramacho

Distance from Rocha Brava resort: 4kms

Designed with a little help from former World Number 1 Nick Price this unique course is a beautiful yet challenging 18 holes. Gramacho consists of 18 holes and 27 greens, plus numerous different tee points. Players are able to enjoy the course within a variety of challenges and better suited to mid-high level experience.

Having hosted the Portuguese Ladies Open on a number of occasions Pestana Gramacho is recognized as a championship course enjoyable and playable even by those with a higher handicap.

Incorporated within is a traditional landscape with natural stone outcrops, historical dry stone walling and existing ancient trees with some artfully sculpted lakes and bunkers. The effect is a wonderful journey through the countryside.

Course Information
  • 18 Holes
  • Par 72
  • Course length: 6,107 Meters
  • Inaugurated 1991
  • The rules of the royal and ancient golf club of St. Andrews as endorsed by the Portuguese golf federation apply.
  • Handicap limits – Men 27 / Ladies 35
  • Dress code: The player should wear proper golf shoes. The player must not wear casual shorts, jeans, sleeveless shirts or track suits.
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Vale da Pinta

Distance from Rocha Brava resort: 4kms

The 8 times consecutive host of the European Seniors Tour Qualifying final, Vale de Pinta golf in the Algarve, is rightly respected not just for its playability and challenging layout but for outstanding levels of beauty and enjoyment. Designed by the famous American golf course architect Ronald Fream and inaugurated in 1992 Vale de Pinta has earned its place as one of the best designed courses in the Algarve and in Europe.

Imagine the fairways of Bermuda grass, strategically placed sand bunkers, and greens clad in Pen Cross Bent grass. Not to mention ornamental lakes in a rolling terrain dotted with carob, fig, almond and olive trees (including one olive tree over 1200 years old!).

  • 18 Holes
  • Par 71
  • Course length: 6,127 Meters
  • Inaugurated 1992
  • The rules of the royal and ancient golf club of St. Andrews as endorsed by the Portuguese golf federation apply.
  • Handicap limits – Men 27 / Ladies 35
  • Dress code: The player should wear proper golf shoes. The player must not wear casual shorts, jeans, sleeveless shirts or track suits.
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Penina Golf

Distance from Rocha Brava resort: 17kms

Positioned in the western Algarve, the Penina Golf is home to some of the best-maintained greens in Portuguese golf. This is the only resort in Portugal to offer three golf courses... one of which, The Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course, is the first 18 hole course to have been constructed in the Algarve - and is legendary for some of the finest and most challenging golf in the World.

Set in a stunning 360 acre estate, amidst an impressive array of natural landscape surroundings, the Penina Golf Resort has been voted Portugal's Leading Golf Resort by the World Travel Awards... whilst the marquee Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course has hosted 10 Portuguese Opens and scores of other prestigious tournaments.

  • 18 hole Championship Course - surrounded by mature trees and lush bushes
  • Par 73
  • Course opened in 1966 and totally refurbished in 1995
  • The first golf course to be built in the Algarve
  • Course Length: 6273 metres (6860 yards)
  • Dress Code: No T-shirts, jeans or tennis shoes. Soft spikes mandatory on all courses
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Morgado do Reguengo

Distance from Rocha Brava resort: 20kms

Morgado do Reguengo is among the newest additions to the Algarve's impressive golfing portfolio, having opened for business in 2003. The course is located just North of Portimao and combines Mountain views with mature Portuguese countryside.

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Palmares

Disctance from Rocha Brava resort: 32kms

Within the natural amphitheatre of the Bay of Lagos, Robert Trent Jones II has fashioned Europe’s next great golf course, Onyria Palmares Golf. The brief given to this exceptional American golf course designer was to craft a 27-hole golf course which maximised the potential of its extraordinary environment. The result is a golf course of breathtaking natural beauty which is a delight to play. The course opened 18 holes for play in October 2010 and the full 27 last June 2011 and it has matured nicely.

Robert Trent Jones II designed the golf course with the highest level of international tournament golf in mind as well as a pleasurable golf experience for members and tourists alike. There is plenty of challenge, if that’s what you want – especially from the white tees! Onyria Palmares Golf is composed of three returning nine-hole loops that can be played in any sequence. The genius in the routing is that, depending on the sequence of play, each golf experience is different. Each nine-hole loop – Alvor, Lagos and Praia - has its own character and ambience. Distance

  • 27 holes (3x9 Holes - all rounds returning to the Clubhouse)
  • Par 72
  • Course Length: 6321 metres
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Boavista

Distance from Rocha Brava resort: 41kms

The course, blessed with stunning views from all sides, with the Bay of Lagos to the East and the impressive backdrop of the Monchique Mountains to the North, is a stern test for golfers of all standards. With two distinctive sections the course offers a variety of holes commencing with the welcoming first hole, a meandering downhill par-4, bordered by beautiful sub-tropical landscaping leading to harmoniously designed properties.

The first nine, in general, climb to the highest point of the resort, where a pause at the eighth tee will allow one to experience panoramic views. Subsequent holes descend to an area where water features, streams, lakes and arched bridges, reminiscent of landscaped gardens abound. Without doubt the Signature Hole on the outward nine is the stunning par 3, 6th Hole, at 194m one of the most challenging par three holes in the Algarve.

  • 18 Holes
  • Par 71
  • Course Length: 6145 metres
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Are you thinking about a golfing holiday in the Algarve? Our receptionists will be more than happy to make reservations for you. As a visitor to the Rocha Brava resort, you will enjoy a range of discounts which vary from course to course.