REVIEWS PLAY GOLF BOAVISTA GOLF RESORT
BOAVISTA GOLF RESORT

Name of course

Boavista Golf Resort & Spa, Lagos

Type of course

Resort

Holes

18

Length in Metres

Championship - 6145m

Competition - 5737m

Men’s - 5251m

Ladies - 4718m

Par

71

Inaugurated

2002

Designer

Howard Swan

Club type

Membership. Visitors welcome

Tee times

Booking recommended

Dress

Smart casual

Facilities

Clubhouse, reception, changing rooms, bar & restaurant, pro-shop, driving range, practice/short game area, putting green, spa

Why do I like it?

Architect Howard Swan has made use of the undulating terrain, typical of the Algarve countryside, and created a course with gentle rolling fairways and natural features, including a ravine and spectacular views of the Monchique mountains - all adding up to a very pleasant and most enjoyable round of golf.

I found that from arrival to departure, the operational side (including excellent course signage) made everything very easy for me, better than most other courses I have played. 

Best Hole

There are a number of choices, and special mention should be made of the par 3’s, which will most likely determine whether you have scored well. However, my favourite hole was the par 5, 13th. The drive is straightforward but you must then negotiate the ditch that cuts across the approach to the green, with lovely views of the Monchique mountains and water backdrop.

Challenge

The most challenging hole was the par 5, 8th hole as the ravine across the fairway plays in the longer driver and the second shot. A par here is a good result.

When to play

All year round, but I would recommend winter play, with average temps range from 10-20°C

Inside knowledge

Resort facility with excellent real estate availability

Operated by

Emerson developments (UK)

Cost

Low season - €65, High season - €90

Opening times

8:00 am - dusk

Location

Address:

Boavista Golf Resort, Quinta da Boavista, PB 62, 8601-901 Lagos

GPS:  
Latitude: 37 Degrees 6 Minutes 10 Seconds North  
Longitude: 8 Degrees 42 Minutes 32 Seconds West

Directions:

45 minutes from Faro airport. Located just off the A22, junction 1 with good access to Lagos, Luz and Sagres.