This is one of the newest courses in Portugal, having been opened in 2000, in an area of the Algarve that until recently had no golfing infrastructures at all. The recently-built course at Castro Marim is part of a truly exceptional tourist development, designed to provide unforgettable moments of leisure. It has a very special setting in the peaceful atmosphere of the eastern Algarve and was in fact the first course to be built in this region, offering players beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean, the River Guadiana and the nearby nature reserve. The design of the so-called Atlantic Course made use of the natural undulations of the hills and is sprinkled with many ornamental lakes. The fairways have been made with Bermuda grass, whilst the greens are made with the new Penn A4 grass. What makes the Castro Marim Golf & Country Club really special is its unique blend of history, culture, nature, river, sea, beach and sporting facilities in one single setting, together with its exceptional service and quality. Its proximity to the Benamor course has meant that there is now a new major golfing centre in the Algarve. The Atlantic Course is the first of two 18-hole golf courses inaugurated at Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club. On the first 18 holes you will have a breathtaking mountain, river and sea views. These views are part of the spectacular scenery to be enjoyed by those wishing to take walks merely throughout the surrounding countryside. The Course has been designed to give pleasure to any level of golfer. The challenging aspects of the course, whilst providing interest to the expert, are also a test to the ability of the average handicap golfer and yet remain pleasurable to both.