BOAVISTA GOLF RESORT,
is ideally situated approximately 45 minutes
from Faro Airport on the coast between the
historic old walled town of LAGOS and the beautiful beach
resort of PRAIA DA LUZ both of which are under a five
minute drive from the apartment.
challenging par 71 championship course hosts the annual Henry
Cooper Golf Classic event and also features a superb Golf
Academy, driving range, 2 floodlit tennis courts, five-a-side
football pitch and a safe children’s play area. Across the
road is a large heated swimming pool and children’s pool
offering bar snacks, luxurious changing/locker rooms, complete
with showers and w.c. facilities.
The CLUBHOUSE BAR AND RESTAURANT
is situated near the RECEPTION AREA and offers
bar snacks daily on its front terrace with lovely cane furniture and full restaurant cuisine in the evenings.
The food and wine are excellent and the staff friendly and
courteous with an extremely good command of English.
The main old walled town of LAGOS
(pronounced LARGOSH) has a maze of narrow-cobbled streets and
squares filled with pavement café bars and restaurants. After a
light lunch you can meander through the towns narrow shopping
lanes, or you may wish to return in the evening for some
nightlife – there is plenty of choice to suit young or old alike
The newly-built Marina is full of fantastic
boats ranging from sports cruisers to ocean-going yachts.
Browse at your own pace or pop into one of the many trendy bars
and do a spot of “people watching”. The main beach in
LAGOS, Meia Praia, has an uninterrupted 6 kilometres of
white fine sand, try LINDA’S BAR with its fabulous
lunchtime menu or visit Praia De Dona Ana with its sandy coves
and honeycombed sandstone stacks.
A forty minute drive into the interior will
take you to the spectacular MONCHIQUE MOUNTAINS. Drive
through the beautiful scenery stopping at small spa villages on
the way to the town of MONCHIQUE passing through Caldas
de Monchique, the centuries old Roman Spa Town, and onwards to
the highest peak to FOIA where on a clear day they say
you can see from one end of the ALGARVE to the other !
Enough of descriptions
of places – lets get back to what you’re really interested in –
Don’t be fooled by the easy start of the Par
4 1st hole, which gently slopes down to the green in
front of your apartment, this is cleverly designed to clear away
the cobwebs or perhaps the slight hangover from the previous
By the time you reach the Par 3, 6th,
with its huge ravine carry you will be glad you packed those
extra balls. Save your lake balls for later, you have not been
near water - yet ! This is all to come after the turn from the
14th onwards the infamous Par4, 17th, is a
delight – a sloping left to right fairway towards the twin lakes
in front of your apartment.
Non-golfers watching from their own balconies
spend many a sun-drenched hour perversely watching optimistic
golfers fruitlessly searching for their balls along the
But the agony can continue, after taking a
drop, the approach shot has to carry (yes you’ve guessed it) a
third lake right in front of the green ! What is golf if not a
Guests staying at our apartment receive a
25% golf discount plus further discounts on a 3-day package
(for those who still have balls).