Albufeira Overview

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Albufeira Courses: Balaia
Pine Cliffs

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

Salgados by Mike Humbles from United Kingdom
Nice course.... Bring plenty of balls!
The first course of our trip and a really enjoyable start. A well maintained, interesting and challenging course (especially the Par 5's when the wind gets up) with water on every hole. The staff were really friendly and welcoming too. Would definitely return to play Salgados in future
Balaia by Harry from United States
Brilliant par 3 course, very challenging. Hire clubs were more than satisfactory. Would recommend to bring your own golf balls however as this racked up an additional cost.
Pine Cliffs by Marc from United Kingdom
Nice course shame about some selfish players
Lovely little 9 hole course. Greens are fast and course is well maintained. Only issue is some players were not raking bunkers etc so course etiquette was poor. Was a shame as not the ground staff’s fault. The devils parlour is a great hole.
Salgados by Lindsay from Portugal
Would Happily Return
We have just played Salgados in breezy conditions and absolutely loved it. Greens were as good as anywhere we’ve played and would happily go back and play again. Lots of water to avoid but on most holes there is also plenty of width.
Balaia by Michael from Portugal
Just a long pitch and putt course, but was in good condition, but very slow, got a good deal ( or I thought I did) until I tried the clubs, PW and SW grips were in a really poor state ( see photos) but at least the weather was good.

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Peter from United Kingdom
Poor rental clubs cost me today to whippy
Salgados Thu, 14th Sep 2023
Daniel from United Kingdom
Balaia Fri, 6th May 2022
Philip from Portugal
Salgados Thu, 15th Oct 2020


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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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