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Albufeira Reviews

Michael Cunningham from United Kingdom
Balaia on Mon, 23rd Mar 2020
Balaia golf
A great little 9 hole course, very friendly staff and a well looked after short par 3 course, really enjoyed.I played 3 times including the Tuesday competition.
Susan from Portugal
Balaia on Mon, 16th Mar 2020
Balaia golf
Great short game course. Expensive golf balls. 10€ for pkg three balls.
Franz from Switzerland
Balaia on Thu, 12th Mar 2020
Very short and hilly 9 hole course.
Very short and hilly 9 holes.
Franz from Switzerland
Pine Cliffs on Thu, 12th Mar 2020
well maintained 9 hole course in Pine park.
Easy and walkable 9 hole course with the famous hole 6 over the cliffs. Well maintained.
Mauri from Portugal
Pine Cliffs on Sat, 7th Mar 2020
exellent course and club
Very good condition, greens were perfect. Lands scape was nice. I and my colleague we joined very much especially club services and athmosphere. I absolutely recommented to my golf friendd around the Finland.
Daniel from Slovakia
Salgados on Thu, 13th Feb 2020
Nice golf course...servis ok..
Allison from Canada
Pine Cliffs on Tue, 11th Feb 2020
Pine cliffs
A good easy course flat and fairly short. The clubhouse food was quite expensive
Allison from Canada
Salgados on Mon, 3rd Feb 2020
Course was in beautiful shape considering it’s winter here. Very tranquil. Pace of play was good.
Douglas from Portugal
Pine Cliffs on Mon, 13th Jan 2020
Pine Cliffs - for a stimulating round of golf
Lovely course that allowed my son and I to get back into our golf.

Variety of holes allowed us to test our long and short game; accuracy and variety of shots.

noel from Ireland
Pine Cliffs on Fri, 3rd Jan 2020
good track, very short but worth the trip
Graham from Portugal
Balaia on Wed, 1st Jan 2020
Pricey for what it is
Very short par 3 9 hole course, nicely maintained and a good workout for your short game but at £45 for 18 holes with hire clubs and 3 balls costing £10 not exactly value for money.
Jack from United Kingdom
Balaia on 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 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.

Ulrich from Portugal
Salgados on Tue, 10th Dec 2019
Sorry to say....
This is an easy course to play and to walk. no undulation at all. Flat as a pancake. t-boxes in poor condition. fairways not much better. Greens fairly okay. overall unlikely to play the course again.
Ramon from Spain
Balaia on Sun, 1st Dec 2019
Little golf course but technical and difficult.
We enjoy a lot in this little golf course all my family together.
Jukka Ahtinen from Finland
Balaia on Sun, 24th Nov 2019
Variable par 3 golf course. A great place to practice melee. Friendly service. Thank you..!
Kari from Finland
Salgados on Mon, 18th Nov 2019
Good course, slow progress.
Very slow round, the group ahead of us very slow.
Marc from Portugal
Salgados on Sat, 9th Nov 2019
Everything was ok

Thanks

Jason from Portugal
Balaia on Fri, 8th Nov 2019
Exactly what i was looking for
One of the boys got a hole in one, was amazing.
christian fr from Portugal
Pine Cliffs on Thu, 7th Nov 2019
Happy hrs. golfing!
Very pleased thought it to be 'Mikie Mouse' but expirienced a buatiful walk with clubs and ONE ball! Defenitly comeing back!
Gaston from Portugal
Salgados on Wed, 6th Nov 2019
Salgados
Nice course, not very difficult. Quite busy, therefore a lot of waiting. Good greens, reasonable fairways. Expensive.
Brigitte from Portugal
Salgados on Thu, 31st Oct 2019
Perfect booking
Platz war in einwandfreiem Zustand. Booking über Algarvegolf.net war perfekt!!
Mauricio from Norway
Salgados on Mon, 28th Oct 2019
Put aside that the course was a little bit dry, we had a great experience. Some tee areas was not that good, but the greens was good and challenging.
Marc from Belgium
Salgados on Fri, 25th Oct 2019
Nice clubhouse

Well maintained course

Darren from United Kingdom
Pine Cliffs on Thu, 24th Oct 2019
Pine cliffs-Portugal
Not a ‘real ‘ golf course. No par 5’s and only a 9 hole course. Although the par 3 , 6th is a flagship hole!!

A nice leisurely walk for a golf beginner and a fantastic starting holiday abroad course for a lady beginner.

Also poor rental clubs- Wilson or Cleveland only....thx

Ian from United Kingdom
Salgados on Wed, 23rd Oct 2019
Spoilt by the weather
Course condition was fine and staff helpful and efficient. Round was at a reasonable pace. Food service a little slow. You have to be able to hit it straight . Had to stop at half way in view of the unforecasted storms but that’s not the golf course’s fault!
Darren from United Kingdom
Salgados on Tue, 22nd Oct 2019
Salgados
Tiny tight course, that just about works. Enjoyable 4,10 18 holes.
Graham from United Kingdom
Salgados on Mon, 21st Oct 2019
Excellent course and facilities. Lots of water and some long holes. Very flat course but would recommend buggies. Have loads there.
Graham from United Kingdom
Pine Cliffs on Mon, 21st Oct 2019
Even though this is a nine hole course I would highly recommend it. In great condition and well marshaled. Great course to start your trip on. No buggies but free trolleys
Colin from United Kingdom
Salgados on Mon, 21st Oct 2019
Plain and boring
Long and flat the only interest is the water but that is not too hard to navigate. Staff in bar area slow and unfriendly.

practice facilities poor with one large driving net, chipping area in need or serious repair

Andy Cutler from United Kingdom
Salgados on Mon, 21st Oct 2019
Mr Cutler
Second time round this course this year, in May the fairways were much better. But after a summer of buggies charging around on an easily walkable course, the wear and tear is now showing.

Still a fun course to play and never lost a ball, so I beat the water this time.

Simon from Ireland
Balaia on Mon, 14th Oct 2019
Way to expensive
Not a bad little par 3 course but way to expensive. €35 for a box of pinnacle golf balls on top of €45 for a round with clubs that are way below average.
Gerard from Portugal
Salgados on Mon, 14th Oct 2019
Beautiful but not easy
Brian Howorth from United Kingdom
Salgados on Fri, 11th Oct 2019
Very Enjoyable. Good test of golf. Lots of water and palms. Not for high

handicap golfers.

Steve from United States
Pine Cliffs on Tue, 8th Oct 2019
Lovely round of golf at Pine Cliffs. Thank you for arranging it for us
Mike from United Kingdom
Salgados on Fri, 4th Oct 2019
Hopeful but disappointing
Course ok and picturesque but golf was spoiled by playing in a 3-ball behind a large(50 ) society that reduced the round to over 5.5 hours. Post-round, 1 person serving refreshments couldn’t cope with the number of drinkers so after ordering a meal, I was told they had to stop serving food to focus on the bar. Left thirsty and hungry.
Pam from Portugal
Salgados on Thu, 3rd Oct 2019
Relaxing golf
Relaxing course if you can stay out the water, and there is a lot of water to avoid. The course was in good condition. Suitable for all.

Starter was friendly and helpful and equipment was in good order.

David from United Kingdom
Salgados on Mon, 30th Sep 2019
Salgados Course review
Tough course, no easy holes. Water on every hole but good value compared to other courses in the area
David from United Kingdom
Salgados on Mon, 30th Sep 2019
Salgados Course review
Tough course, no easy holes. Water on every hole but good value compared to other courses in the area
James Purshall from United Kingdom
Salgados on Sun, 29th Sep 2019
Water, water, water, water! Keep it straight and away from the water! A great test. Very busy course.
Bart ten Brink from Netherlands
Pine Cliffs on Sun, 29th Sep 2019
You have to play it once in a lifetime...
Nice course, rather simple, no par 5, most holes 300-320 meters. The famous hole 6 (over the cliff) is only 135 from the yellow teebox, but the view is spectacular.

Quite expensive, and driving range balls are not included (€ 6 for 40 balls).

Nice restaurant, friendly staff.

CYRILLE GUERY from France
Salgados on Sun, 29th Sep 2019
club de golf au milieu de nul part
Le tracé est sympathique ,terrain et green de bonne qualité, accueil correct ; Mais les alentours du club house font vraiment pitié plusieurs chantiers abondonnés...
Philip from United Kingdom
Pine Cliffs on Sat, 21st Sep 2019
Relaxing and pleasant track but grossly overpriced
Course conditioning average, greens pitted with pitchmarks and occasionally poor quality. A relaxing, well laid out track and not over challenging, although two or three testing holes. Green fee extortionate for what you actually get, and whilst a fantastic view from 6th, not enough to get you to return at these rates.
Philip from United Kingdom
Salgados on Sat, 21st Sep 2019
Very good but could be first class
Good design, well planned, water hazards in play but a fair course for good golf. Greens pitted with so many pitchmarks, reflecting on visitors lack of etiquette rather than course maintenance. Bunkers were poor quality generally and course conditioning could be improved given still growing weather. A very nice course however, worth a visit.
Rob from Portugal
Salgados on Fri, 20th Sep 2019
Ok if you like water
Far too much water hazard, felt like every shot could go in the drink. More water than fairway with half decent shots being punished. Course was in good condition but far too busy, having to wait 10 mins on each tee, which was also probably due too the amount of balls going in the water. I'd say you have to play off single figures to stand any chance of enjoying course. Much better courses in the Algarve.
Symon from United Kingdom
Salgados on Fri, 20th Sep 2019
A golf course not to be missed
Great course , staff were very helpful and club house service was excellent
Keith from United Kingdom
Salgados on Sun, 15th Sep 2019
Salgados golf course review
Great American style course with lots of challenging holes with water on quite a few holes. Flat course but you need to be able to keep the Ball in play to score. Fast greens but lovely to putt on. A course you have to think your way around. Good short game area and putting greens. No driving range but there is a great practice net where you can warm up your swing. Good bar and restaurant.
David from United Kingdom
Salgados on Fri, 13th Sep 2019
Good experience
Played here twice & enjoyed the experience. The course in pretty good condition. We found all the staff very pleasant & our meal after was good & well priced.
Ant from United Kingdom
Salgados on Thu, 12th Sep 2019
Fantastic. Well organised, well kept course, scenic, challenging , good service. Good value
Andrew from Portugal
Pine Cliffs on Mon, 9th Sep 2019
Sunday afternoon at Pine cliffs
Not really challenging, but relaxing to play on a hot sunny Sunday afternoon. Fairways were good, greens had a lot off pitchmarks and the bunkers looked like they had never been raked before. Staff was friendly, but they worked as to be expected on a Sunday in Portugal.
Ian from United Kingdom
Salgados on Sun, 8th Sep 2019
Ideal
Good condition. Mix of challenging and more gentle holes. Par 5 6th the standout. Staff helpful. Perfect holiday golf. And value for money versus ‘big name’ courses in the area.
Terry from United Kingdom
Salgados on Fri, 6th Sep 2019
Father and son golf
Good course with plenty of hazards, particularly water. Lots of interesting bird life. Friendly staff well run.
EDUARDO from Portugal
Pine Cliffs on Thu, 5th Sep 2019
Pine Cliffs
Bonito y técnico, bien cuidado. Muy amables.
Andrew Kirton from United Kingdom
Salgados on Wed, 4th Sep 2019
Review Salgados, 3/9/19, 8 players
Course itself was a great design but over watered. Staff leave a lot to be desired. Drink / food buggy drove passed us at speed 4 separate times before we could flag him down. Bar service is terrible, which was the same when we last played 2 years ago. No table service, tables not cleared and bar not staffed. Staff sat on phones and when trying to place an order for 8 drinks say that might take a while.
Erwin from Portugal
Pine Cliffs on Wed, 4th Sep 2019
Okay course, but not very challenging.
Scenery is nice, the course is not really challenging.

Unfortunately, when we arrived it was not possible to warm up by using the driving range , as it was closed for weekly maintenance. If we had known this, we would not have booked this specific tee time.

EDUARDO from Portugal
Salgados on Tue, 3rd Sep 2019
Salgados
Campo bonito, bien cuidado y para disfrutar.
grant ritchie from United Kingdom
Salgados on Mon, 2nd Sep 2019
Grant
Great open course and greens are in great condition.

Best value for money course in the Algarve

Colin from United Kingdom
Salgados on Tue, 27th Aug 2019
Nice relaxing round
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.
Brent from United Kingdom
Salgados on Thu, 22nd Aug 2019
Great club house, super course on great condition. Open enough and loads of water in play. Great 6th hole. Greens flatter than most around but soft and accessible with good approach shots.
Martin from Portugal
Salgados on Mon, 12th Aug 2019
Really enjoyable course and staff really helpful
Mike from United Kingdom
Pine Cliffs on Mon, 12th Aug 2019
Really enjoyable. Very helpful lovely staff . Lovely course. Respectable greenkeepers . Well maintained pretty tricky some holes but genuinely good fun

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