The members section was formed in 2005 and comprises members of Palmares Golf Club near Lagos in Portugal.
Golf is played on Wednesdays and Saturdays in a competitive environment and handicaps are adjusted via the Portuguese Golf Federation.
Palmares Golf Club strongly supports it's members who arrange interleague golf matches against other Algarve based clubs.
There is a great social life associated with being a member and regular events are held throughout the year.
The membership comprises about 300 golfers both resident and non residents of the Algarve and is a cosmopolitan gathering including many nationalities.
PALMARES GOLF MEMBERS GUIDE
Palmares Golf has an active membership. Memberships can be on an Annual, Couples, Overseas , Noon or Subscription basis and details of each are available from the golf reception.
There is a group of members who play on Wednesday and Saturdays each week. This group is run on the same lines as a normal golf club with competitions and prize givings.
Handicaps are adjusted through the Portuguese Golf Federation (FPG).
The membership have a strong social calendar and represent the club in its league competitions against other clubs in the Algarve.
RESERVING TEE TIMES
As a member at Palmares Golf you will benefit from preferential tee times on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 07.38 and 09.46 when our members competitions are held.
All start times are under the ownership of Palmares Golf and as part of the membership system, the company will make tee times available to ensure members have the opportunity to enjoy golf every day. Tee times can be pre-booked by Annual, Couples & Overseas Members 7 days in advance and by Other Members 48hrs in advance.
Any tee time during the Wednesday & Saturday slots not taken by members within 2 days of the date of play will be taken back and made available for re-sale to the public. The company reserve the right to refuse block booking of starts by individuals if they consider the system is being used unfairly.
Any tee times booked by members that are not handed back within the 2 day period and are subsequently not used will be regarded as a "no show" and the management reserve the right to make a charge at the full public green fee rate if this occurs.
When booking you should quote your name and membership number as well as the tee time you require and the number of players. Members' guests will only be accommodated in members guaranteed tee times subject to availability, as members will have priority. Outside these times members guests can be booked for other tee times in the normal manner.
GOLF DISCOUNTS 2023
At Palmares Golf, members are entitled to discounts off rental services such as pull trolleys or buggies as well as pro shop goods and in the bar and restaurant.
These discounts include :-
Buggy rental €40.
Golf Academy - 20% discount.
15% - 25% off pro shop purchases.
10% off all beverage and food purchases (except fixed price menus) in the bar and restaurant.
Green fees for guests when accompanied by the member - €50 per guest (maximum of 10 guests per year at this price).
Discount rates at golf courses throughout Portugal via CNIG Card.
Please note that membership cards should always be shown when requesting discounts.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON GOLF HANDICAP REQUIREMENTS IN PORTUGAL
The Portuguese Golf Federation has issued clarification on the relationship between CONGU and EGA handicaps, ie. A CONGU handicap = EGA exact handicap.
Members visiting Portugal are required to bring from their home club ON EACH VISIT, a handicap certificate and playing record covering the period since their previous visit where they have played in a CONGU qualifying event. These records will then be reviewed by the club/committee. Members are reminded that the maintenance of a current handicap is their sole responsibility.
These records will be required prior to playing in any club competition.
If you wish to enter a members competition, you must enter via the members website.
If your club is registered on a website, then all your details should be available to you on line.
In case of any doubt or confusion please address any queries to Palmares Golf.
Members competitions will be held twice weekly on the dates and in the formats set out in the Events diary. The rules and format of any competition can be viewed in the competition procedure manual in the golf reception or on the members website under Rules. A simplified copy is also held at the starters hut.
These events are administered by the members committee whose responsibility is to ensure that all handicaps conform to the requirements of the Portuguese Golf Federation.
All other competitions will be administered by Palmares Golf.
RESERVING COMPETITION TEE TIMES
To apply to enter a members competition, members must register their interest via the members website as follows:-
For Saturday competitions enter before 16.00hrs on the previous Thursday.
For Wednesday competitions enter before 16.00hrs on the previous Monday.
For non members competitions players must advise the golf reception of their intention.
A player will be listed as a "reserve" when a competition is apparently filled.
It is the responsibility of all players including "reserves" to check their start time on the afternoon of the day prior to the competition.
Members hold regular social events throughout the year.
This website is dedicated to the membership of Palmares and the membership pages are only viewable by members, who login with username and password.