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Jack (HDCP: 17) from United Kingdom
Balaia Thu, 12th Dec 2019

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 youve 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.
Kari (HDCP: 27) from Finland
Salgados Tue, 12th Nov 2019
Colin (HDCP: 8) from United Kingdom
Nice relaxing round
Salgados Tue, 27th Aug 2019

Decent course. Lots of water, but pretty much zero rough and very few bunkers. A nice breeze off the coast, so not too hot. I played by myself at 1pm and walked with a trolley (6 euros) - managed to get round in 2 hours 45 mins. The course was really quiet at that time.
Tony (HDCP: 23) from United Kingdom
Salgados Mon, 5th Aug 2019

The course was in great condition. This was one of the cheaper courses, so the others must be brilliant. There are some tough holes and many with water, so plenty of balls needed for us high handicappers. Hire clubs were Nike and in good condition. Food in the bar afterwards was good and cheap.
Ondřej (HDCP: 14.2) from Czech Republic
Made 2 birdies and two ”9” :))
Salgados Wed, 19th Jun 2019

The course was friendly to play, full of water hazards and has low speed greens. The staff was very friendly, no problem to have children in buggy.
Denise Hennin (HDCP: 20) from United Kingdom
Pine Cliffs Fri, 31st May 2019

Although only nine holes, this lovely resort course was a pleasure to play. I was teamed up with a member who helped me navigate around the course so thank you Ginge! Some interesting holes and the signature 6th is a lovely hole and a real challenge. The food in the restaurant and all the staff on the course were great - staff extremely polite and helpful. Would recommend.
Denise Hennin (HDCP: 20) from United Kingdom
Salgados Tue, 4th Jun 2019

Lovely course. Great facilities and staff were friendly and helpful. My only disappointment was having to play on my own and not being paired up with anyone else.
Olli (HDCP: 16,3) from Finland
Salgados Tue, 9th Oct 2018
Olli (HDCP: 16,3) from Finland
Salgados Mon, 29th Oct 2018
Derek from United Kingdom
Good second half
Balaia Wed, 12th Sep 2018

Had a very enjoyable round at Balaia. Teamed up with 3 Swedish guys at the second hole and thoroughly enjoyed my day. The course was in good condition and looked lovely. Some challenging holes where par was unlikely but I had one birdie and a number of pars. There was also a few fives! Would recommend for any reasonable golfer.
Angelo (HDCP: 11) from United Kingdom
Salgados Fri, 28th Apr 2017
Michael (HDCP: 16) from United Kingdom
Great course and enjoyable golfing experience.
Salgados Thu, 2nd Apr 2015
Espen (HDCP: 8.2) from Portugal
Hit it straight!
Salgados Mon, 17th Jul 2017
Marko Hiltunen (HDCP: 13,5) from Sweden
Salgados Mon, 26th Jun 2017

The course was in good shape. Some par 4s were surprisingly short, just 8 iron and wedge to reach the green in 2. There is a lot of water but not always in play, especially if you leave the driver in the bag. I was surprised about how many impact marks there were on the greens, it seems that some players don’t know how to fix them. Besides these marks the greens were in nice shape. The staff was kind and helpful. I rented clubs and they were not in the best shape, some irons were not cleaned after previous user. I play from the left-hand side and wanted a driver with stiff shaft but there was only regular flex, that was really bad and I recommend the club to upgrade the equipment. Therefore, I didn’t use the driver as much as I would have wanted. Overall a nice experience, I could see myself playing the course again in the future.
Philip (HDCP: 2) from Europe
Challenging
Salgados Wed, 12th Apr 2017
Mark (HDCP: 19) from United Kingdom
Balaia Thu, 15th Sep 2016

A great short par 3 course, a little difficult to understand the transition from 1st green to second tee as green is not in line of vision. Friendly staff n restaurant a very enjoyable day and value for money
Jac from Switzerland
Salgados Wed, 23rd Sep 2020
Bryan from United Kingdom
Salgados Tue, 22nd Sep 2020
Bryan from United Kingdom
Pine Cliffs Mon, 21st Sep 2020
Steve from United Kingdom
Salgados Sun, 20th Sep 2020
Alex Rowles from United Kingdom
Pine Cliffs Sat, 19th Sep 2020
Richard from United Kingdom
Salgados Fri, 18th Sep 2020
Jordan from United Kingdom
Salgados Thu, 17th Sep 2020
Zaki from United Kingdom
Balaia Wed, 16th Sep 2020
Calum Bell from United States
Salgados Tue, 15th Sep 2020
Derek from United Kingdom
Salgados Mon, 14th Sep 2020
Greg from United Kingdom
Salgados Sun, 13th Sep 2020
John from United Kingdom
Salgados Sat, 12th Sep 2020
Martin from United Kingdom
Salgados Fri, 11th Sep 2020
Martin from United Kingdom
Salgados Thu, 10th Sep 2020

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