Albufeira Reviews

Odd Harald from Norway
Pine Cliffs on Mon, 20th Mar 2023
Nice course. Frustrating slow play...
Nice course but very slowly played. 2 hours and 20 minutes for 9 short holes. Where are the sheriff???
Jack from Portugal
Pine Cliffs on Thu, 16th Mar 2023
An enjoyable round at Pinecliff
Nice course for casual round. Course was in decent shape and greens were very consistent. The pace of play and the cross over were quick. Golf shoes are mandatory or rent from the pro shop. Course was busy but not full. Will play again if we have time.
Gerry from Ireland
Pine Cliffs on Sun, 5th Mar 2023
Great experience
Played pine cliffs yesterday. Really enjoyed the round even though there was some sanding work going on the greens. Short compact course ideal for walking with trolley. Staff member on first and 9th tee acting as starter was friendly and welcoming. Will be back sometime in future
Sylvia from Netherlands
Salgados on Fri, 3rd Mar 2023
Room for improvement on the organisational side
Way too busy... It's simply not okay to have a flight every five minutes, without any handicap requirements, and then just keep it going. Took as just under five hours... Also, the absence of a driving range... The course itself is very nice and challenging though so definitely worth a visit.
pallier from France
Pine Cliffs on Tue, 28th Feb 2023
beautiful 9holes with view on the sea
4 golfers in february: nice golf course, with nice views on the sea across the pines; some wait before the devil hole, but it worth it; we were desapointed to find the bar closed at 5 pm, when we finished our round; we will come back
pallier from France
Balaia on Tue, 28th Feb 2023
nice and tricky compact golf course
4 golfers in february: balaia is a nice and tricky compact golf course; it is not a high std, but it is fun; it is not easy to understand the map of the différent holes; we should take great care of other golfers because fairways crossed each others; beautiful garden and clubhouse
Walter from Netherlands
Pine Cliffs on Mon, 27th Feb 2023
Once in a lifetime, you have to play this course.
Good service and friendly persons.

Greens were very difficult because of the stimp. Bunkers were also difficult to play becauae of the bad maintenance.

Marco from Portugal
Salgados on Sat, 25th Feb 2023
Druk en geld beluste baan
We zijn heel erg teleurgesteld.

Hebben 172 euro betaald en 18 holes staan wachten op een groep voor ons die door de baan heen les kreeg

Om te huilen

Weg geld

Larry from Portugal
Salgados on Sat, 25th Feb 2023
Good course
Nice course , lots of water!! Tee offs need attention and rental clubs need to be updated! Overall good day on the course!
Carlos from Portugal
Salgados on Mon, 20th Feb 2023
Greens were in great shape, Tee boxes and fairways need some care.
Stephen Lyndon from United Kingdom
Salgados on Sat, 18th Feb 2023
Water, water, water!!!!!!
Played in February after there had been a large amount of rain over night which made conditions soft. Some interesting holes that really required you to think your way around to avoid the water. The course was very flat.
Aron from Portugal
Pine Cliffs on Thu, 16th Feb 2023
Perfect course
Perfect day at Pine Cliffs. Easy course, crowded but no problem.
Andrew from Portugal
Balaia on Sun, 12th Feb 2023
Nice greens

Very short holes

Tees and certain areas need maintenance

Hire clubs adequate but very basic

George from United Kingdom
Balaia on Sun, 12th Feb 2023
Tricky but good
Tricky pitch and putt but well maintained throughout. Food in clubhouse was good.
Henri from Portugal
Pine Cliffs on Thu, 9th Feb 2023
Nice course, well kept, spectacular views, friendly staff!
Ken from Canada
Balaia on Thu, 9th Feb 2023
Balaia Golf Club
We had a nice day at Balaia Golf Club. Very relaxed course. Some tee boxes and fairways are a little tired but then again it is February! We’re from Canada so it’s just nice to swing a club again!
Joseph from Portugal
Salgados on Thu, 9th Feb 2023
Course was challenging and overall in very good condition. Staff were very helpful and friendly. They even lent us a range finder so we could take our distance in yards. Really the only complaint was the rental clubs. They were older models and not even cleaned. My driver had something loose in the head and the shaft.

All and all it was a good experience.

Bernd from United States
Pine Cliffs on Fri, 13th Jan 2023
Atemberaubend empfehlenswert
Wir haben es genossen. Aussicht atemberaubend. Meine Frau hat ein Paar auf der berühmten 6 gespielt.
Daniëlle from Portugal
Salgados on Mon, 9th Jan 2023
Nice course. Beautiful setting
Beautiful surrounding. Very flat. No buggy needed. Fast green. Being straight ov the tee makes your round of golf very pleasant 😃
Alan from United States
Salgados on Fri, 6th Jan 2023
Salgados golf course
Great course , nice staff & easy to get to ..

You have to have your wits about you though and be strategic in your shots ..

raymond from United Kingdom
Salgados on Fri, 30th Dec 2022
Sunshine golf
Couldn't fault this course excellent condition and a good challenge.
Les from United Kingdom
Salgados on Mon, 21st Nov 2022
very good overall.
steve piper from Portugal
Pine Cliffs on Wed, 2nd Nov 2022
Don't think its easy.
Although a nine hole course it offered enough challenges to make it an interesting couple of hours. Some the par 3's lure you in but often come back to bite you if you are wayward from the tee. The first cut rough is partucularly challenging enter that at your peril and dont get too cute trying to get out. The signature hole over the ravine is a not as challenging as it looks but very picturesque. Restaurant staff were very good and food and drinks reasonably priced.
steve piper from Portugal
Salgados on Wed, 2nd Nov 2022
A trial with nature
A challenging course with a lot of water hazards and the day i played a brisk breeze blowing in off the sea. Its layout and location make the beach side course unique and its landscaped tree lioned holes add extra spice to the holes. I have to say the staff were excellent and the tee times were arranged perfectly to avoid hold ups on the course. A very enjoyable day and we will be back.
Gregg from United Kingdom
Balaia on Tue, 1st Nov 2022
Pitch and putt
No worth it if you’re an actual golfer. Some nice holes but definitely pitch and putt standard course. Not worth €60 at all.
Marc Vranckx from Portugal
Pine Cliffs on Sun, 30th Oct 2022
Waouw, wonderful
Very nice course! The Devil Parlour is a must to play!
Marc Vranckx from Portugal
Balaia on Sun, 30th Oct 2022
No rules, no limit, the power of money
We tried to play this nice and compact course. But there was no marshall to eject the group of young guys who were completely drunk ! Moreover they could buy more beers to take away with them on the course.
Dean from Portugal
Salgados on Sat, 29th Oct 2022
Really nice round, helpful staff.
mark from United Kingdom
Salgados on Fri, 28th Oct 2022
Mark watson
Excellent round of golf,course in good condition and hospitality good
Diermann Peter from Switzerland
Pine Cliffs on Thu, 27th Oct 2022
A beautiful golf course
A beautiful golf course. A beautiful morning. Friendly people in the clubhouse. Best conditions.
Bertil from Sweden
Salgados on Thu, 27th Oct 2022
Bad greens
Julia from Portugal
Balaia on Wed, 26th Oct 2022
Pretty short course
A well kept, pretty short course, great for those without a handicap but still has some challenges for the more experienced player. Staff are friendly and helpful. There were plenty of tee times available throughout the time we went (October half term). There is also a a small driving range.
Mario from Switzerland
Salgados on Tue, 25th Oct 2022
Juste Exceptionel, mon préféré, beaucoup beaucoup d'eau, soyez droit
James from United Kingdom
Salgados on Mon, 24th Oct 2022
Great course
Great course! Busy but to be expected.
Susan from United Kingdom
Salgados on Fri, 21st Oct 2022
Very busy, nice course
Tim from United Kingdom
Pine Cliffs on Fri, 21st Oct 2022
Enjoyable and in great condition
Very enjoyable course for a final 18 holes of a mini golf break. The ravine hole is spectacular. The course and greens were in very good condition.
Liam from United Kingdom
Pine Cliffs on Tue, 18th Oct 2022
Good short course
Liam from United Kingdom
Salgados on Tue, 18th Oct 2022
Highly recommend
Great course. Clubhouse and welcome were top class with a quick check-in and cart and clubs ready to go. Course was in great condition with high quality fairway and greens.
Susan from Portugal
Balaia on Sun, 16th Oct 2022
Great golf
A wonderful challenging par 3 course. And beautiful location.
John from Portugal
Salgados on Sat, 15th Oct 2022
Challenging, Course but waste of Drinking Hackers
Well presented and challenging.

Greens pretty good, given the ‘traffic’.

Some very poor golfers with less than satisfactory etiquette on the course. I would have been upset if I had been asked to share a round with them.

John from Portugal
Balaia on Fri, 14th Oct 2022
Golf Course Feedback
Tee boxes could use some work. Other than that it is a nice little course.
justin from Netherlands
Salgados on Tue, 11th Oct 2022
Who knows didn’t get out of bed
Boris from Switzerland
Pine Cliffs on Tue, 11th Oct 2022
Nice one...
Joli parcours, pas très compliqué, pas de Par 5 mais sympathique pour passer un moment golfique en bordure d'océan... La vue du trou N° 6 est somptueuse !
James from United Kingdom
Salgados on Wed, 5th Oct 2022
10 out of 10
Very good set up at the club house straight in, golf cart and clubs and onto the Grange, nets and putting green then onto the course! Which is in fantastic condition 10 out of 10 for me!
Gordon from United Kingdom
Pine Cliffs on Tue, 4th Oct 2022
Pine Cliffs
Course is ok but short and expensive for 9 holes. Shocking charges for a pull cart which was a basic pull trolley. Bottle water expensive as well clearly not encouraging folk to return
David from United Kingdom
Balaia on Tue, 4th Oct 2022
Great couse
Good course technically challenging friendly staff, not good in high temperatures.
Joyce from Portugal
Pine Cliffs on Fri, 30th Sep 2022
Pine Cliffs Golf Club
I was a single lady golfer (with caddy husband) and a 12 handicap. I hired clubs and trolley came free. I booked 18 holes and was out with two different groups for each nine, two lovely French ladies then three lovely Norwegian gents.

The course is very attractive and suitable for all golfers as nice wide clear fairways with stunning pine trees, palms and cactii. Very pretty course and not too many hazards.

The Devil's Parlour is a great hole, from back tees a 191yd carry, from yellow tees an impressive 7iron on to the green over the gorge. Take time to soak up the views...awesome!

Downside...was not offered lockers so had to carry bag for whole round. There were a lot of pitch marks on green not Clubs fault but selfish golfers. It was never going to be a fast round and this was not really a negative as we were prepared for that.

All in all, delighted to tick off this course...if back in area will definitely play again.

Ryan from United Kingdom
Balaia on Fri, 30th Sep 2022
A good little course, was busy on the day, only fault was a bit expensive for what you get, old clubs, a bag with no handle, so disappointing on that side, staff then charged €5 for a trolley !!!
Phil Jones from Portugal
Salgados on Tue, 27th Sep 2022
Good, but not great!
Cons -

1. hire clubs are dross. Miss match set sling together.

2. Woman handing out buggies/clubs was miserable

3. Course a little scruffy in some areas


1. It’s a really enjoyable course with some nice holes

2. It is a proper holiday golfers course. The marketing hook to get you to play is “oohh look at all this water”, when in reality, it’s never really in play apart from a short par 3 early on the back 9 which is all over water. The course is very generous off the tee, so you’ll have to be pretty wild to lose a load of balls

3. Because it’s so generous off the tee, you play a lot of shots/2nd shots off the fairway and even when you stray it’s not too penal. Couple this with big greens (although they are pretty undulating) - you can score well, which also makes you feel good coming off the course!

4. It was really, really busy with huge groups going out, but the pace of play was actually good and I got around in 4hrs having teed off at 8.40am

5. Pace of play is helped by the fact it’s hard to lose your ball so people aren’t searching. The only trouble is water, so if you’re in it, it’s drop and go.

Stuart Denova from United Kingdom
Pine Cliffs on Tue, 27th Sep 2022
Such a great 9 hole course
Absolutely stunning 9 hole course, with not a single bad hole. The par 3 over the Cliffs and the view are just incredible. Nice easy walk as well and 9nholes completed in 1.5 hours. Great test and even better visually. Excellent facilities as well
stuart from United Kingdom
Balaia on Mon, 26th Sep 2022
Nice par3 short game practice
Nice short Par 3, 9 hole course offers good short game practice and beginners golf. Would not suit golfers looking for full round golf. Not too busy when I played and course / greens in good condition. I would book and play Balaia again for short game practice.
Kieron Sculthorpe from Ireland
Salgados on Thu, 22nd Sep 2022
Good course
Great course, lots of water hazards not many bunkers, nice par three's, a good challenge. Greens slow
Anthony from United Kingdom
Salgados on Thu, 22nd Sep 2022
Very slow round golfers playing who weren't club members had no handicap cert. Greens not in good condition many scuff marks and left pitch marks.
Stephen from United States
Salgados on Wed, 21st Sep 2022
Salgado golf
Greens are cord and very sandy. Clubhouse lacks a bit of atmosphere. Facilities were good however no choice in club hire all regular shaft stiffness. Were told someone was joining our 3 ball and instead he went out on his own before us and we were playing behind 1 person all through the round. Beer was good and cheap and the coolers were useful, could of done with a cart on the course at times far away from club house for both bathrooms and drinks.
Andrew from United Kingdom
Salgados on Mon, 19th Sep 2022
Great experience but rather 'samey' af
Not really a links course, as advertised but a great test with plenty of water.

Greens very slow due to aeration work....but it has to be done sometime!

Nearby wildlife resort a plus.

Andrew from United Kingdom
Balaia on Mon, 19th Sep 2022
Super greens.

It is what it says on the tin...a varied par 3 and a very reasonable test.

No buggies available, despite one being shown on the website.

'Fairways ' unnecessary and inappropriate 2nd cut close to most greens/pins.

ANDREW from United Kingdom
Salgados on Mon, 19th Sep 2022
Decent layout to course and very flat but condition of tees and greens not great due to drought and amount of use it’s had this season. Tees and greens scabby with lots of pitch mark damage and lack of water. Luckily two partners were regulars and showed us the way. Lots of water hazards which due to the drought were mainly mud.
Agnes from Hong Kong
Balaia on Mon, 19th Sep 2022
Balaia golf course average condition
Overall the course condition was not so great. Some of the red tee were missing, and the layout post were not too clear for first timer. We booked 8:18 tee off, but the office didn’t open until that time. We also booked the clubs, but one of the bags didn’t have the strap ( it was broken), and I had to carry the bag for the entire game.
Karl from United Kingdom
Pine Cliffs on Mon, 19th Sep 2022
Greens were in poor condition and it took 2hr 20mins for 9 holes, waiting on every shot.

€64 for a round without a buggy on a course of that caliber just isn’t value for money in my opinion. Also drinks from the bar are soooo expensive.

Martin from United Kingdom
Salgados on Sun, 18th Sep 2022
Fun course requiring careful club/shot selection
Fun course, with plenty of variety in holes. Unfortunately the greens had recently been treated, so putting surfaces were poor. Well organised course, but no driving range only a large net and practice chipping and putting areas. Would be a tough course on a very windy day, given there’s water on many holes.

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