South of Lisbon, 2 18 holes courses in the pine trees... water hasards, long drives... you've got it all! Such a nice and relaxed atmosphere in and outside the golf course; come play and relax in a restaurant at the beach nearby!
We played Aroeira Golf Course number 2 in late September. Whilst the course itself was a nice layout the whole experience was ruined by poor facilities. On arrival at the course there was no food (not even snacks) and limited drink. The 'clubhouse' is really just a large wooden shed for buggy/trolley storage, with a little caddy master office for checking in. The staff in this office were very polite and tried to be helpful. With no food at this starting place we at least expected a buggy bar to be going round the course but there was none, no halfway hut with any food either. We arrived at the course at 11am, teeing off at noon and so this effectively meant going the whole day without food. What we found most unforgivable was the lack of a buggy bar as this is an easy service to provide, and would make money for the resort. 'Lazy management' was how we summed it up.…
Booked Aroeira 1 in Jan turned up to play last week to be told they had an event on and we had been bumped to Aroeira 2 No appology nothing course was excellent but the clubhouse!!!!!!! was just a tin shack with no refreshments no showers only a caddy shack and a single loo which was disgusting. The charge to play was the same yet the facilities were truly awful Again though the golf course was ok just not what we had booked and paid for.
With two courses Aroeira is a great place to stay and play, both courses are first class and there is a driving range and electric buggy hire. The three bedroom flat had everything in it, home from home. These are Looonnng course so make sure your driving game is spot on. The on site shopping has a great supermarket and a very nice restaurant, but the only bar seems to close early each evening so make sure you stock up ur fridge, you can still drink at the restaurant,.
We returned for the 10th year running to the resort of Aroeira Golf and I sadly have to say that the courses are now starting to decline. Little patches here and there on the fairways that have been missed by the mower and generally tatty around all the edges. They may sound like small things but all put together probably made it the worst visit yet, sadly. The first 4-5 years we had great value for money but not now, beer prices now more expensive than the UK and food also up considerably. Still an enjoyable 5 nights, just not great.