Vale de Milho

This is a short nine-hole course, which is visually very attractive, yet surprising because of its challenging nature. Ideal for practicing with short irons.

This is a short course with nine holes, all of them par 3, designed by David Thomas. His most famous project is the Brabazon Course at The Belfry, near Birmingham, England. That course has had the honour of hosting the Ryder Cup no less than three times, in 1985,1989 and 1993. This, the world's most important golfing event, is a biennial meeting of European and USA teams.

Many golfers will be surprised that a course just 970 meters long could be so complete and challenging - a real test for champions. In order to play this course to par (27), you will be faced with a series of obstacles from the first hole right through to the final one. The distance and the difficulties posed by these par 3 holes vary, but number 11 is the longest at 161 meters. The shortest is hole number 3, covering just 70 meters.

In addition, Vale de Milho, situated near Carvoeiro, is visually a very attractive course, with waterfalls and wonderful views over the sea. So, if you want to enjoy yourself, practice your short iron shots and at the same time take in the beautiful and relaxing landscape, Vale de Milho will not disappoint you.

Course layout


Address Praia do Carvoeiro - 8400 Lagoa
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Telephone [+351] 282 358 502
Fax [+351] 282 358 497

Dave Thomas
 9 Holes, Par 27 (926m)

18 Holes, Par 54 (1.845m)
Facilities Putting-Green, Snack-Bar and Golf Shop
Club house
  • 1.5 x 1.5 m. big screen TV for Euro 2004 and other sporting events.
  • Internet access
  • Lounge area
  • Snooker table
  • Dart board
  • Open form 08.30 till late offering breakfast lunch and dinners
  • All day snack menu.

    OPEN TO NON MEMBERS and families.

How to get there Follow EN125 and then take EN124-1 to Carvoeiro. Continue towards Rocha Brava until you find the sign marking the course.
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