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November 2019

Vistas awarded Michelin Star

Monte Rei is very proud to announce that our fine dining restaurant, Vistas, has been awarded its first Michelin star. Led by Executive Chef, Rui Silvestre, the entire team has worked tirelessly to ensure Vistas offers the complete dining experience.

In confirming the award, the Michelin judges praised Vistas as “a kitchen of great finesse, deserving of a visit. Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard.”

Extensive renovation work continues over the coming months, and we look forward to re-opening in March 2020 with a greatly improved kitchen area alongside a new dedicated chef’s table.

August 2019

Jack Nicklaus visits Monte Rei

Monte Rei welcomed Jack Nicklaus to Monte Rei in July, rounding off a landmark month for the club. Mr Nicklaus spent two days at Monte Rei, working with the team responsible for designing and developing the new South Course which will open in 2021, as well as reviewing the 12-year-old and award-winning North Course.

Mr Nicklaus was very impressed by both the maturity and quality of the North Course, and the huge possibilities that the South Course offers, saying:

“Monte Rei really is a jewel! The North Course has matured over time and is a hugely impressive course now. I’m obviously very proud of it as you didn’t hire me to design a signature hole, you wanted me to design 18 signature holes, and that’s what we tried to do.”

“And with the South Course, we will create something new and distinct from the North Course, but consistent with my design philosophy. We will try to create enough variety that they love the variety, and like both golf courses. The two courses will complement each other and continue to further Monte Rei’s reputation as one of the best golf resorts in Europe.”


July 2019

Summer Golf & Lunch Event

For the 10th year in a row, we are delighted to host our successful Summer Golf & Lunch Event and to invite golf players to experience the Jack Nicklaus North Signature Course - the nº. 1 Golf Course in Portugal - followed by a special lunch, prepared by Chef Rui Silvestre, with prize presentation.

The dress code is relaxed to smart casual for this event but all players are expected to change from golf footwear. The event will be played as an individual Stableford, with handicaps limited to 24 for Men and 36 for Ladies.

We look forward to seeing you on our greens on the 14th of August!

Prices are:

Golf & Lunch Buffet for €150.00 per person (5€ reverts in favour of a charity institution)

Lunch Buffet only €55.00 per person (5€ reverts in favour of a charity institution)

For further information and entries, please contact our golf reception through +351 281 950960 or

June 2019

Stars, Food & Wine

Stars, Food & Wine will be the first gastronomic event of its kind in the Eastern Algarve. Nine Internationally renowned chefs (together representing 14 Michelin stars) are joining Vistas’ Host of the Event, Chef Rui Silvestre to showcase some of their signature dishes and deliver a unique gastronomic experience.

Spread over four nights, each daily menu has been carefully constructed to reflect the style and local flavours of every chef. Accompanied by a range of specially selected wines, the terrace at Vistas Restaurant in Monte Rei will provide the perfect location for this gourmet indulgence.

The spectacular finale on Wednesday 17th July, brings 8 of the acclaimed international chefs out of the kitchen and onto the clubhouse gardens, overlooking the lake. In this picturesque and relaxed environment, you and your friends will be able to interact with all the chefs as they prepare their Michelin starred cuisine for you at individual show cooking stations under the stars.

A selection of accommodation experiences are still available, providing the opportunity to enjoy a few days in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve.

Reservations can be made by contacting the Monte Rei reservations department on +351 281 950 950 or via email