"Target golf" kingdom !
Silves encourages and rewards attacking play.
This course is anything but the proverbial walk in the park. A drive at the opening hole has to flirt with two water hazards on both flanks. A heroic and straight shot will reward the player with an easy uphill approach shot.
It has a natural beauty and an elegant design. Fausto Nascimento created a relentless test in precision. It is the “archetype” of man-sized parkland golf.
Most holes offer a spectacular mountain and valley view, overlooking palm trees and olive groves. You may even pick a few oranges or even figs along the way to the next tee. The severity of the bunkering is enough defence against the onslaught of the games big guns.