Palmares golf course. The Frank Pennink designed course enjoys a beautiful location, near to the historic city of Lagos, commanding magnificent views of the bay of Lagos and the distant Monchique hills.  During springtime, the fairways and hills are covered with the flowering shrubs, acacia...The Blossom from the Almond trees giving the impression of snow-covered trees, lining the vived green fairways beneath a warm springtime sun. Palmares was opened in December 1975 and in more recent year has been the course chosen to hold such important competitions as the TAP Open in 1984 and 1985. The European Zone Qualifying Competition for the XXXII World Cup was held at Palmares in October 1985. Every year in February the Almond Blossom Amateur Tournament, 2004 the 27th edition, attracts visitors from many European countries and is one of foremost amateurs competitions held in Portugal.  A further Pro-Am Tournament Algarve-Andalucia was created in 1998. This event will now become an annual event in our competitions program. Palmares hosted in 2003, two PGA Europrotour tournaments. The first was played in June (Algarve Swing), and in October, the European Final (Tour Champions), with the best Tour 50 players. Since 2002, the qualifying School of European Seniors Tour, have been playing in Palmares.