Framed by a valley that meanders through the course creating some undulating fairways, the Golf Santo Antonio course at Parque da Floresta is an impressive arena that has already been the stage for the prestigious Europro Tour.


Santo Antonio Golf Course is situated near the fishing village of Salema, near Sagres – one of the most important places in Portuguese and European history – and close to the Costa Vicentina nature reserve.

An undulating course with some sloping fairways, particularly on the front nine. Small well bunkered greens, many near lakes on the back nine, requiring a good degree of accuracy. The course is perfectly integrated into the landscape.


The Golf Santo Antonio Golf Course was designed by Pepe Gancedo, one of Spain’s most famous architects, whose philosophy of golf course construction involves minimal alteration to the existing terrain. The Santo Antonio Golf Course runs over hills behind the fishing village of Salema, which is near the historic town of Lagos and not far from the Costa Vicentina Nature Reserve.


Golf Santo Antonio Resorts is the ideal choice for an Algarve golf holiday or golf break. The holiday villas at Quinta da Floresta, Quinta da Encosta Velha and Quinta do Montinho surround the golf course, many with terrific views across the course and all just a short buggy ride from the first tee. The 18th hole is overlooked by the Spike Bar and Restaurant, from where you can relax after a hard day golfing, whilst the Quinta da Floresta swimming pool and Spa are situated just 100 meters away.

Our reservation team can arrange your Algarve golf holiday or golf break to your specific requirements.

Alternatively, take advantage of our tailor-made Algarve golf holiday packages.


To be played with accurate precision
The 1st hole of Santo Antonio Golf Course, 306 meters for a Par 4, presents a demanding tee shot to commence the round, for those intending to reach its green in just two shots. Hole 5 is a Par 3 over just 112 meters, although short, it is imperative to hit the green as there are sharp slopes on all sides, making par difficult if the green is missed.
The par 5 9th ranks among the toughest stroke-index 1 holes ever designed. At 490 meters, the third shot is steeply up hill and over a ravine.


A fascinating diversity
On the second nine of Golf Santo Antonio, the highlight is hole 11 a green protected by water, and is immediately followed by a par 5 that leads up the "Valley of the Wells" to another well protected green. Having played along the "Lost Valley" of the par 4 14th, with its spectacular views to the village of Figueira and the sea, you are faced with the dramatic tee shot of the par 3 15th. Here, on the tee, players are presented with an imposing view of a large, picturesque lake that has to be carried in order to reach the wide, but shallow, green.
Water again comes into play on the 16th and 17th where bold, yet accurate, tee shots will reap dividends for the brave, although both holes also prove rewarding to those golfers with higher handicaps.
Another notable hole of Golf Santo Antonio course is number 18, a fabulous finishing hole, placed right beneath the Clubhouse. The line is straight over the large pine tree setting up the approach to the elevated amphitheatre green where all your golf buddies are sure to be watching. Nothing like a little pressure at the finish!
The Clubhouse of Santo Antonio Golf Course is typically Portuguese and provides spectacular panoramic views over mountains and sea, and also a general view over much of the course.

Type of terrain: A variety of shots from various terrain at times

Tree Lined: With Pines and eucalyptus

Buggy Recommended: Yes
Water hazards: Defined and can be seen

Type of course: Mixture of Heath and Parkland

Signature Hole: 5th

Comments: A demanding course for all handicaps, competitively priced
Main events on this course:
- Henry Cooper Charity Golf Classic
- David Seamen Safe Hands Charity Golf Classic
- PGA Europro Tour


Golf Santo Antonio has a wide range of practice facilities available for use.

Our Driving Range boasts 10 open air and 4 covered practice tees. Next to the range is a practice putting green, one of four around the resort.

In addition there is a short game practice area behind the first tee, incorporating a further putting green, chipping green and bunkers too.

Clubs can be borrowed free of charge from Golf Reception or the Golf Academy.

All these facilities are open to owners, residents and the general public.


Golf Course: Everyday from 07:30 to 18:00

Golf Reception: Everyday from 07:30 to 18:00

Golf Shop: Everyday from 07:30 to 18:00

Driving Range: Yes

Putting Green: Yes

Locker Rooms: Yes

Rental Shoes: Yes

WC: Yes

Clubhouse: With Restaurant and Snack bar

Buggies: Without GPS

Trolleys: Manual

Golf Clubs: Callaway | Wilson | Cleveland

Golf Lessons: Available

Academy: Yes

Juniors: Up to 18 years old

Book your tee time or golf lesson

Let us have your tee time enquiry on the attached form, we will then respond by email to arrange your reservation with you. Alternatively you can also call us to arrange your booking:

(+351) 282 690 054

Golf Santo Antonio is generally very busy, and we suggest you make your reservation well in advance.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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