New Nicklaus Signature Course at Monte Rei
Monte Rei Golf Club, ranked 30th in our Golf World Top 100 Golf Courses: Continental Europe, has announced it will be developing a second Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Located in Tavira in the eastern Algarve, Monte Rei Golf Club will become the only golf club in Europe to offer two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses.
“We had always planned to have two Nicklaus Signature Courses at Monte Rei Golf Club, so it is very good news this is now underway,” said Carlos Lopez, Monte Rei board member. “Anyone who has played our existing Jack Nicklaus-designed course will understand the time and effort we put into our facility. We provide an exceptional golf experience and the second course will be designed and built to the same world-class standard.”
The course is being designed by Jack Nicklaus and the renowned Nicklaus Design team, and it is expected that the developers will break ground in June of this year. Regular updates will be provided throughout the design and construction process. A more exact date for the opening of the South Course will be provided next year, but adequate time will be given to ensure that the new course meets the very high standards already delivered by the North Course.
“On behalf of our team at Nicklaus Design, we are excited that Monte Rei Golf Club has asked us to design their second course as they continue to improve and develop the club, which is already considered by many as the best in Portugal and one of the finest golf destinations in Europe,” Jack Nicklaus said. “We are fortunate that the North Course has received tremendous acclaim in the region and throughout the world, and we are very proud of what we accomplished. Now we have the opportunity, and challenge, to create a second golf course at Monte Rei Golf Club, which will not only complement the spectacular North Course but will also meet the high standards the development team has established.
“The South Course will have many similar features, great trees, wonderful topography, beautiful vistas, and has the potential to be another sensational course. Our mission will be to maximize the existing terrain and natural features, so we can create a golf experience that has its own distinct personality, with the same commitment to excellence that golfers expect when they visit Monte Rei Golf Club.”
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