Monte Rei – The Ultimate Golfing Experience
Since Jack Nicklaus put the finishing touches to the golf course at Monte Rei, a certain aura has existed around the golf course. Situated in the hills about 15 minutes outside the popular town of Tavira, the word quickly spread among seasoned visitors to the Algarve that this place had broken the mould.
On arrival at Monte Rei, you are quickly introduced to the ethos that things here are a bit different. Your car is valet parked and you are welcomed to the clubhouse as though the staff are welcoming back an old friend.
You wonder how you will retrieve your clubs but this is quickly forgotten when you are acquainted with the pro shop staff. At Monte Rei they believe that you should not touch your golf clubs throughout your visit. This process includes your clubs being taken from your car by staff, cleaned and placed on your buggy. The same process is followed in reverse at the end of your round.
Once you have been given an informative run down on how your Monte Rei experience will pan out, you are free to grab lunch or coffee. Alternatively you can get stuck in to the golf experience. You might catch yourself overusing the word ‘wow’ throughout the day but the surprises keep on coming.
Included in your green fee at Monte Rei is a buggy (with water, tees and towels), an hour on their world class practice facility and a memento to remind you of the day.
We recommend visitors arrive early to make full use of the hour they will receive on the world class practice facility. The course boasts 6 professionals, Titleist NXT range balls and you play from manicured turf. Throughout your practice you will be aware of a Monte Rei team member on hand at all times to meet any request you may have. By the time you are prompted to make your way to the first, you will be prepared and excited to see for yourself what this renowned course has in store.
The landscape around Monte Rei has lent itself to some spectacular holes. The 11th tee (pictured below) sees you hit a long iron across what seems like a canyon. The ‘native areas’ as they are known locally surround you and are classed as water hazards. Other holes see water hazards at the bottom of the valley as you hit from an elevated fairway. Pristine white bunkers frame the greens and each hole has its own unique character.
The course is set up to championship standard every day with greens running at an average of 10.5. Small touches such as the white paint inside the rim of the cup add to that feeling of being somewhere a little bit special.
For those just visiting for the day, a return drive to your hotel will be filled with superlatives and promises to return. For those lucky enough to be staying on the resort, your experience has only just begun.
Over the past few years, the villas at Monte Rei have allowed golfers to stay in this haven of luxury and comfort. From 1 bedroom linked villas to 4 bedroom villas with a private pool, all group sizes can access this experience.
As you would expect with this destination, everything about the accommodation oozes class. All of the villas are beautifully furnishes with fully stocked kitchens and a TV in each bedroom. For those in a smaller villa the shared pool and leisure area is a vibrant hub from March to October.
Varied dining experiences are available with the Monte Rei grill a popular choice. They also have a fine dining restaurant, run barbeques in the summer and will organise evenings in local restaurants.
Gym facilities, outdoor pool and a café/restaurant are all included as part of your stay. There is also the option to treat yourself to a massage or treatment. The larger villas have a private pool as well as a barbeque providing a perfect social environment for post golf deliberations.
Visit Monte Rei With Green Golf Travel
The cost of a game of golf at Monte Rei is more than you will find at other Algarve courses. This however, does not tell the whole story. No other course in the Algarve offers such an all-encompassing experience. This is the course you can talk about for years. ‘I played Monte Rei’, is something that you will be proud to tell the members at your home club. Your personally engraved bag tag will be able to back up this assertion to any non-believers!
Green Golf Travel has now negotiated preferred rates for accommodation packages. With green fees included in your stay, Monte Rei can be experienced for less than you may have imagined. Let us take you to Monte Rei and we are certain that on return, you will feel that you have been given value for every penny you have spent. Enquire now and you can have the Monte Rei Experience.