After parking in the free car park for Meia Praia beach, N37 07.100, W008 38.792, walk back out of the car park, cross the railway line at the level crossing, and turn immediately right to walk along the road to the Golf Algarve - Palmares geocaches
Golf in Portugal
The first golf course appeared in the 1920's in between Portimao and Praia da Rocha, but didnt have greens made of grass, lack of fresh water meant that the 'greens' were made from sand and oil! The first proper golf course opened in 1966 at Penina, just a few kilomatres away from Lagos, and was designed by Sir Henry Cotton, who enjoyed the later years of his life in the area, and could be seen on the course with his caddy, his clubs draped over the back of a donkey!!
The Palmares course was opened in the mid-1970's, and was an 18 hole course. The new 27 hole course, with little remaining from the original design was opened in 2011, and the designed was Robert Trent-Jones II.
This cache is one of a series of caches with a golf theme that will take you to some of the best golf courses in the region. There is no need to wander onto the golf course, or over the railway line. The cache is situated close to the short par 3 hole 26, and there are great views a short wander a bit further along the track. Bring your own pen, and please replace as found
Happy golfing and geocaching!