Espiche Golf Club ('Espiche') opened its doors to members and guests in January 2012.
Why Espiche Golf is Diferent
Espiche Golf takes an exceptional responsibility in the way it carries out its course maintenance with a history of environmental research and is commitment to an ongoing process for sustainability. This is a monitored course on an environmental program linked to the University of Algarve and various departments within The Commission of Co-ordination of Algarve "C.C.D.R.A". The land on which the course is built is classified as an Ecological Reserve. This means that the land is made of a geological structure of a karst rock (Lime Stone) which has a water lens" Aquifer" below it. The covering landscape is of a fragile morphology that has taken thousands of years to establish. This morphological structure stops the erosion of the land and helps the percolation of water through its root system to the veniqualer rock passage to the replenishment of the Aquifer below in times of rain fall. Warm season Grasses have been established for a greater drought tolerance.
In summer time the course is a vivid shade of green while in mid-winter it goes a browner green. This is because it lays dormant during the season of maximum rain fall when the temperatures are lower. The grass changes it’s colour but not it’s playability. By not needing to be fertilized or watered during the winter season the grasses on the fairways act in harmony with the existing landscape by helping to reduce run off, stop erosion, and in the sustainability and replenishment of the aquifer. The grass on the greens is Paspalum and elsewhere, including the fairways Bermuda grass has been established. This ensures a playable sustainable course that is environmentally compatible and enriching to the existing Western Algarvian Mediterranean landscape.
Our goal is to provide a great golfing experience in a stunning natural environment. We are committed to an ongoing process of research and development for sustainability.
A full range of facilities will be available at Espiche Golf as well as neighbouring Espiche Golf Village. Future plans include a outstanding Clubhouse with bar and restaurant, Pro Shop and putting green, all due to be completed by the end of the year. At the neighboring Espiche Golf Village villas will be available for sale and rental plus there is a plot for a 5 star hotel and sports centre.
- Central Office
- Driving Range (now open, tokens availabe from reception)
- Shaded seating area with light beverages.
- On site club house with bar/restaurant and changing facilities (2013).
- Pro Shop
- Putting Green
- Hotel and Villas for sale/rent at our neighbouring resort of Espiche Golf village.
We will be implementing a soft start opening to a limited number of players at special opening rates while we expand on our current facilities. Further details will be announced on this web site. Click here for opening Rates