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Top 8 Must-Know Facts About Silves Golf Course

The Pestana Group manages some of the best golf courses in the world. One of their latest is the Silves Golf Course. For those who are planning to visit Silves, Algarve, for their golf holiday, here are some must-know facts about this wonderful golf course.

  1. The Silves Golf Course is situated at the foot of the famous Monchique Mountain. Silves is a historic town, visited by scores of tourists every year. The golf course is set in a very peaceful and tranquil surrounding, even though it’s close to the popular tourist town of Silves.

  2. Similar to most of the courses in the Algarve region, the Silves Course too is surrounded by farmlands and orchards. It’s hard to concentrate on the golf when the beautiful valley view and Mountain View draw your attention away from the game. Don’t be fooled by the beautiful views of the surroundings. Players will have a hard time on the course. Don’t expect an easy opening; players have to negotiate 2 water hazards in their very first hole.

  3. The course was designed by Fausto Nascimento and opened to the public in 2007. Those who have previously played at this course advise adopting an attacking gameplay to counter the strategically placed bunkers which cause trouble even to low handicap players.

  4. The weather in Silves is excellent throughout the year, but to play in the best conditions visit the course between August and November. Interestingly the month of October is when the course is the busiest, and it receives the lowest number of visitors in December.

  5. Playing from the right tee boxes, even the high-handicap players will have an enjoyable time on the course. Spending time at the practice areas that include driving range, bunker area, and chipping green, will give more confidence to golfers to handle this course.

  6. The architect Fausto Nascimento has designed a course that demands accurate and precise strokes from players. The ability to choose the right club to play a shot can really make a big difference on this course. On most of the holes, powerful, straight strokes would yield good results to the players.

  7. The Silves Course is famous among golfers for its variety. They range from short holes with straight fairways to curvy holes with narrow fairways. This par-70 golf course has a number of memorable holes. The two that stand out are the opening first hole and the thirteenth hole. The course has four par-5s and more than six par-3s.

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