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Destination: Portugal > Algarve > Albufeira
Albufeira Courses: Balaia
Pine Cliffs
Salgados

Golf in Albufeira

The charming old centre of Albufeira has always been a very popular destination for tourists to the Algarve. Albufeira was once a thriving seaport and had its own castle that was unfortunately destroyed in the earthquake of 1755.

The town of Albufeira economic situation immensely improved with the advent of tourism to the Algarve and the construction of Faro Airport in the 1960s. For night entertainment in Albufeira there is a plentiful choice of bars, restaurants and clubs. To the east of Albufeira there is a road known as the 'Strip' lined with bars and places to eat. It has built an internationally reputation for its nightlife. Whilst on the west side of the town is the Boat Marina which provides a more sophisticated atmosphere with its many yachts and quayside bars and restaurants.

On the west side of Albufeira is the 18-hole Salgados Golf Course which is a 'Links' style of course and which includes many water hazards. There are also two well kept popular 9-hole courses on the east side of the town, the Pine Cliffs Golf Course and the Balaia Golf Course.

Within comfortable driving distance are holiday two destinations for the entertainment of the whole family. The Zoomarine' park has dolphins, animals and various other attractions. The other is the water park 'Aqualand Algarve' which is open during the summer season.

Recent Albufeira Course Reviews

Balaia by Susan from Portugal
Balaia golf
Great short game course. Expensive golf balls. 10€ for pkg three balls.
Balaia by Jack from United Kingdom
The course is amazing! A real test of mid iron, short iron, wedges, chipping, putting. Play here enough and your skill can only improve.
The greens matched the quality of the more famous courses in the Algarve where you pay 70 euros or more (maybe better). Manicured fairways and bunkers that would not be out of place on any local championship course. This place is looked after and who ever is in charge, knows what there doing. A real pleasure to play.
My only negative is there is no 9 hole pricing option and 18 holes at around 30 euros may put some people off for a par 3 course, when 18 holes twilight is available at full length courses for a similar price. I do feel however the quality of the course you are getting pretty much matches the asking price.
Here is a summary of the holes, distances from the back tees but second tee option available.
The 1st hole eases you in, around 70 yards down hill. Good chance of a 3 if you find the putting surface.
2nd hole was playing 170 yards with the miss being left, trees on the right. I didnt think there would be any holes this long! Mid or long iron or even a wood. A 3 here and you've done amazingily well.
The 3rd hole is around 70 yards up hill, hows your wedge distance control?
Cross the road onto a seperate bit of land for the next 2 holes. The 4th was playing 180 yards into wind! This is no pitch and putt. OB left and bunker greenside right. Hardest hole on course along side the 2nd.
The 5th takes you back running along side the 4th, around 110 yards. OB left, the miss is right. Play to the left of the green and the ball feeds down into the centre of the green.
Back over the road and a good chance of par on the 6th. A wedge down hill but there is trouble long.
7 was playing 155 and you can only just see the top of the flag, great looking hole. The miss is left, lots of room. Anything right of the green will kick further right and feed into a hazard and likely be lost.
The 8th is slightly up hill playing 140 yards. There is a large tree/shrub feature short right of the green, likely lost ball or unplayable. The miss is long and left.
The closing hole is around 100 yards down hill to a mackenzie green, pin position was at the back of green on top tier. OB long.
Balaia by Jukka Ahtinen from Finland
Variable par 3 golf course. A great place to practice melee. Friendly service. Thank you..!
Salgados by Gaston from Portugal
Salgados
Nice course, not very difficult. Quite busy, therefore a lot of waiting. Good greens, reasonable fairways. Expensive.
Salgados by Brigitte from Portugal
Perfect booking
Platz war in einwandfreiem Zustand. Booking über Algarvegolf.net war perfekt!!

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Albufeira Courses

Golfers

Jack from United Kingdom
Balaia Thu, 12th Dec 2019
+41
Kari from Finland
Salgados Tue, 12th Nov 2019
+27
Colin from United Kingdom
Nice relaxing round
Salgados Tue, 27th Aug 2019
+4

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Bernadette Hennebry from Ireland
hi il be in balaia for the week of the 6th to 13th august , i would like to book some early morning green fees , on any morning of that week , i wouldnt mind joining other golfers , im a member of cobh golf club in cork ireland, and i have a handicap of 21.i would be very greatful ... regards Bernadette

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