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24th August 2021

Golf Course update

The last week has been a challenge for all involved, but we remain grateful as the situation could have been much worse. Aside from the damage to some of the native areas, the golf course has escaped significant damage and is now back open and very playable.
 
Head of Greenkeeping, João Goulao, expressed his pride in the team’s efforts. “I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the members of the maintenance team that had a vital role during the fire combat, and are now very committed to bringing our course back to its original condition.”

The practice ground and Swing Studio were unaffected but sadly The Academy Café was destroyed and will now be replaced.

August 2021

My Seniors Open Dream

Our Head Pro, Neil Turley, recently realised a life long dream of competing in an Open Championship.

Coming through qualifying at Hindhead Golf Club to then walking onto the 1st tee at Sunningdale Golf Club, all the hard work and practice allowed Neil to experience a truly unique week.

Please click on the enclosed LINK to learn more about Neil’s amazing journey.

My Seniors Open Dream

June 2021

Monte Rei sweeps the board in Portugal

The entire management team at Monte Rei are thrilled to confirm an almost clean sweep in the recently announced awards for Portugal from Leadingcourses.com.

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club achieved 1st place in the Golfers’ Choice Rankings 2021 for Best 18-Hole Golf Club, Best Golf Course, Best Maintenance, Best Facilities and Best Hospitality in Portugal.

The Golfers’ Choice Ranking is based on the reviews of the golfers, and is the largest golf review portal in Europe. Every month more than 400.000 golfers visit the website to determine where to play next and review the courses they have visited.

23rd March 2020

Solidarity Initiative

Executive Chef Rui Silvestre and his team from Monte Rei have joined with local food suppliers, Makro, and the network supporting those in need, Rede de Emergência Alimentar, to prepare and supply meals for the health professionals currently working in these very difficult times.

They have been joined in this initiative, also helping families in need, by Brandelicious and Antigravity.

Please click on the enclosed LINK to learn more about this extremely worthwhile initiative.

November 2019

Vistas awarded Michelin Star

Monte Rei is very proud to announce that our fine dining restaurant, Vistas, has been awarded its first Michelin star. Led by Executive Chef, Rui Silvestre, the entire team has worked tirelessly to ensure Vistas offers the complete dining experience.

In confirming the award, the Michelin judges praised Vistas as “a kitchen of great finesse, deserving of a visit. Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard.”

Extensive renovation work continues over the coming months, and we look forward to re-opening in March 2020 with a greatly improved kitchen area alongside a new dedicated chef’s table.

August 2019

Jack Nicklaus visits Monte Rei

Monte Rei welcomed Jack Nicklaus to Monte Rei in July, rounding off a landmark month for the club. Mr Nicklaus spent two days at Monte Rei, working with the team responsible for designing and developing the new South Course which commence construction soon, as well as reviewing the 12-year-old and award-winning North Course.

Mr Nicklaus was very impressed by both the maturity and quality of the North Course, and the huge possibilities that the South Course offers, saying:

“Monte Rei really is a jewel! The North Course has matured over time and is a hugely impressive course now. I’m obviously very proud of it as you didn’t hire me to design a signature hole, you wanted me to design 18 signature holes, and that’s what we tried to do.”

“And with the South Course, we will create something new and distinct from the North Course, but consistent with my design philosophy. We will try to create enough variety that they love the variety, and like both golf courses. The two courses will complement each other and continue to further Monte Rei’s reputation as one of the best golf resorts in Europe.”