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Set in the unspoilt countryside, in between the Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, close to the Roman town of Tavira, lies one of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts - Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

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  • 55 minsfrom Faro
9 .6
Read 13 reviews
out of 10

Set in the unspoilt countryside, in between the Serra do Caldeirão mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, close to the Roman town of Tavira, lies one of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts. Featuring a unique, championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, set in over 1,000 acres of glorious countryside in Portugal’s Eastern Algarve, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club offers an enviable location. With a 5 star reputation, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club provides service and leisure facilities of the highest calibre, providing guests with a truly memorable experience. For those looking for an active holiday, try the golf, tennis or gym, whilst for those who are looking to relax and indulge there is the spa and the stunning restaurant. With superbly designed villas, all equipped to the highest standard, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is truly world class.


The Monte Rei golf course is set in the picturesque countryside of the Eastern Algarve, with stunning views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The course is completely diverse from anything you will have ever played before, with each hole blending effortlessly into the natural countryside, from ingeniously shaped and sculptured bunkers, to the impressive fairways and greens, which are bordered by several lakes. The first of two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses - "Monte Rei North" - opened for play in June 2007 and this par 72 Championship golf course is a compelling and inspiring design; with water coming into play on eleven of the eighteen holes. Challenge yourself from the tournament tees and experience a truly unforgettable round!

Monte Rei North

Monte Rei North at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, first tee time from 8am and last tee time dependant on sunlight.


  • Minimum age is 16 years (unless accompanied by an adult)
  • Open to non-residents


  • Golf academy
  • Driving range
  • Short game area
  • Putting green
  • Club house
  • Equipment hire
  • Golf shop
  • Golf buggy hire
  • Tuition The Monte Rei Golf Academy offers a range of facilities from comprehensive grassed practice areas to the indoor and outdoor golf swing studio with computerized video swing analysis software. Individual or group lessons are available with PGA professionals, starting from approximately €80 for 50 minutes.

Course details

  • Course type: 18 hole golf course
  • Course signature: Jack Nicklaus
  • Course par: 72
  • Course yards: 7181
  • Male handicap: 24
  • Female handicap: 32
  • Handicap certificate required
  • Dress code Golf shoes (soft spikes) must be worn with appropriate golf attire, tailored or Bermuda style shorts or trousers and collared golf shirts. Ladies may wear sleeveless golf attire.


Tennis at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, between 10am - 6pm.

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club features two hard tennis courts, perfect for a friendly game at any time of the year! With equipment hire available in resort, the courts are ideal for families, couples or friends to enjoy!


  • Racket hire
  • Hard courts: 2
  • Equipment hire


  • No age restrictions


Charges may be applicable

Pre-booking required

Court hire is approximately €30 per hour, with racquet and ball hire around €5 per person.

Gym and Fitness

Gym and Fitness at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

There is a brand new gym and fitness centre at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, so you can keep yourself in shape, even with all of the additional holiday indulgence! Alternatively, try the sauna and steam room, where you can relax and refresh yourself! This facility is complimentary for James Villa guests staying on Monte Rei Golf & Country Club.


  • Full gym
  • Unmanned gym
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Minimum age is 16 years


Free of charge

Other Activities

Other Activities at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Just a few steps away from the swimming pools is the Kid's villa. Families can now have fun together in this unsupervised playroom which hosts a selection of indoor and outdoor games, toys, a playstation and Internet stations, including Wi-Fi, for free. Open all year, from 10:30-18:30.

You will also find opportunities for walking, fishing and cycling in and around Monte Rei Golf & Country Club.


  • Cycling / Mountain biking
  • Fishing lakes
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Childrens playground


Spa at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 10am - 7pm.

The spa at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is designed to leave you feeling totally relaxed and rejuvenated. With a treatment room, sauna, steam room and beauty treatments available, unwind and allow yourself to be pampered!


  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Facial

    Monte Rei aromotherapy facial

  • Massage

    Monte Rei massage, Indian head massage, Couples massage, Golfers massage

  • Pedicure

    Pedicure deluxe

  • Manicure

    Manicure deluxe

  • Other treatments



  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Pass required


Charges applicable

The sauna and steam bath at the spa are free of charge to use, treatments start from approximately €37.50


Pool at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

There is an outdoor communal pool to enjoy at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club. This pool provides the perfect way to cool off from the warm Algarve sunshine or to mix with other families on the resort.

  • Pool 1

    Opening Hours

    Open all year round, 7 days a week, between 10am - 7pm.


    • Outdoor pool
    • Sunloungers
    • Pool towels provided


    • No age restrictions


    Free of charge

Restaurants and Bars

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club offers a culinary delight without comparison. Under the guidance of Chef Albano Lourenço, with three different restaurants, two bars, and a host of private dining and banquet options, guests at Monte Rei will be inspired and delighted by the fine dining experience available!

Vistas Restaurant, International

The Vistas restaurant offers a complete gourmet experience, providing the ultimate in gastronomic delights with a unique ambiance and uncompromising level of service. The celebrated and award-winning chef Albano Lourenco brings his sublime culinary talents to the resort's signature restaurant. Emphasizing the freshest local ingredients focused on Mediterranean cuisine. Experience fabulous food, while dining in the opulent, high vaulted ceiling showpiece restaurant with stunning views out across the fairways and lake to the Atlantic Ocean. Degustation Menus starting from approximately 70 €. This restaurant is open from March to November from Tuesday until Saturday.

Monte Rei Grill, Mediterranean

The Grill provides an informal setting, where you can dine outside on the covered terrace or inside at the Clubhouse's all-day restaurant. Chef Lourenco has designed a range of light dishes from breakfast through to lunch and afternoon snacks which use the best regional products to create international delicacies. From tapas dishes, to meat and fish specialties and sandwiches, all mouth-wateringly tempting!

Veranda, Pool bar

At the heart of O Miradouro Village is Veranda, which houses a restaurant and bar. Veranda is the perfect place to socialise, relax and enjoy the sun. Open seasonally, and is the ideal place for a light snack, or a cocktail by the pool.

Shuttle Bus

Opening Hours

July & August only, twice per day

During July and August a free shuttle runs twice a day to the wonderful sandy beach of Manta Rota.


Free of charge

Internet Access

The resort offer free Wi-Fi in the restaurants, lobby and kid's villa.


Free of charge

Last Day

The resort will try to provide you with a late check out where possible, if they are unable to you will have the use of a luggage room and you can continue to use the resort facilities and changing rooms.


Free of charge.

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Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 11 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10


Lovely spacious villa. Kitchen lacking in some equipment- eg we needed to buy baking tray.
Pool not heated, and would have expected it to be bit warmer with intense heat of last few months.
House is beautiful with surrounding pretty garden. Cleaners every day did thorough job. Would recommend to anyone looking for luxury and peaceful surroundings
Confirmed guest: 18 August 2018
Published on: 19 August 2018

Villa Rei 38

10 out of 10


Dunmow Friends
Great quality villa
Confirmed guest: 11 August 2018
Published on: 12 August 2018

Villa Rei

10 out of 10


London Family (the eldest child is at school)
Brilliant - gorgeous villa and pool. Resort vvv quiet but that suited us
Confirmed guest: 04 August 2018
Published on: 05 August 2018

Villa Rei 21

10 out of 10


Family (the eldest child is at school)
This is second time we have been and the villa was as expected- excellent
Confirmed guest: 04 August 2018
Published on: 05 August 2018

Miradouro Villa II

9 out of 10


Great villa in a nice golf resort. Could use a little shop close by. All staff and facilities were excellent. Beds not very comfortable would be the only negative
Confirmed guest: 12 May 2018
Published on: 13 May 2018

Villa Rei 38

10 out of 10


Amazing place, just perfect for a group, or big family.
Confirmed guest: 14 April 2018
Published on: 16 April 2018

Villa Rei 38

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