Monte Rocha will be Faldo Design’s third project in the popular golfing destination of Portugal (following 18-hole assignments in the Algarve and Madeira) and its first in the beautiful region of the Alentejo. Featuring an 18-hole Championship course, a 9-hole resort course and a 9-hole par 3 course, the company intends to offer three diverse golfing experiences with varying degrees of challenge - although all will be built with the same strategic test in mind that has become Faldo Design’s hallmark. Set amidst 500 hectares of rolling countryside, the courses will form the centrepiece of an integrated golf resort project that will include state of the art practice facilities and luxury accommodation including a 5-star spa hotel.
“The land that we have been given to work with at Monte Rocha is not only visually striking but wonderfully contoured, with a topography that lends itself perfectly to golf course design. This means that we should end up with three really natural looking golf courses that impose very little upon this lightly wooded, farmland location. Our layouts take full advantage of the elevation changes on site, playing up, down and across its rolling valleys."