Espiche Golf Course
Espiche Golf Course is located in the Western Algarve just a 10km distance from the historical city of Lagos, designed by South African architect Peter Sauerman, the course is set within the unspoilt undulating countryside, the greens and fairways have been carefully placed to balance the dual demands of the golfer and the environment, with indigenous planting throughout creating a beautiful backdrop and some challenging obstacles.
The golf course requires careful thought along the 5862 metres (6411) yards from the back tees and requires a deft touch on the short game.
Bunkers guard most greens while the greens themselves are large and undulating, demanding a soft hand with the putter. Espiche Golf Course is a shot-maker’s course, where each hole poses a new challenge thanks to the variety of the layout.
The par-five 1st, dropping some 80 feet from the tee before rising back to the same height at the green, gives golfers an insight into the style of golf at Espiche Golf Course. The 3rd provides the sternest test on the front nine at 409 meters uphill all the way, before the short 7th and 8th offer birdie opportunities.
The par-five 10th is one of the finest in all the Algarve golf courses, and challenges golfers to negotiate the progressively tighter fairway as they approach the green.
Golfers are pushed to take risks with their game at Espiche Golf Course, with rich rewards for those who make the most of their golfing skills and who best judge the course.
Located on a hilltop in the middle of the property, the stunning clubhouse, which has won a number of architectural awards, is built on the site of an old farmhouse, with stone from the original building used in the lower walls to preserve a little of the local identity. It’s a fabulous contemporary building, designed by Nadine Berger, which offers sensational views across the entire course from the top floor.