With views of the Bay of Lagos and the historic town of Lagos, as well as the Monchique mountains to the north, Palmares Golf has truly earned its reputation as one of the most scenic of all the Algarve courses. As well, the blossoms of its almond trees, acacia and flowering shrubs during springtime have also helped earn the club this honour. Palmares was designed by the renowned English golf architect Frank Pennick and the course uses its natural resources to advantage. There are five links holes on the front nine, located along the sand dunes of Meia Praia beach; the other 13 holes are laid out on the gently rolling hills. Palmares is located 2 km east of Lagos.