Morgado Golf Course opened for the first time on February 3, 2003, and has today consolidated its status as a reference among golfers, as a course that is a challenge both for those who are taking their first steps in the sport, as well as for more experienced players looking to test their technique.
Surrounded by nature and set in a valley in the interior of the Algarve, the Morgado golf course has 18 holes and the card features a PAR of 73 strokes. Its course has the characteristics of a links course – with flat fairways and Scottish-inspired bunkers -, but instead of being by the sea like the traditional links, it is set in a parkland area. Currently, Clube do Morgado Golf Course has around 200 active members.
For Jorge Papa, director of Morgado Golf Course: “20 years have passed since the day when, at the entrance to the Clubhouse, we posted the ‘Open’ notice on a simple A4 sheet. This is how we communicated the opening of Morgado, without pomp or circumstance. Since then a lot has happened. We hosted three Portuguese Opens, several events on the Portuguese Golf Federation calendar, and many other prestigious tournaments on the amateur calendar. It's not just the course that deserves congratulations, it's also the whole team that opened it 20 years ago and that remains here”.