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Balaia Golfers & Scores

Jack (HDCP: 17) from United Kingdom
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.
Derek from United Kingdom
Good second half
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.
Mark (HDCP: 19) from United Kingdom
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
James from Czech Republic
Tue, 16th Jun 2020
Mark from United Kingdom
Mon, 15th Jun 2020
Nigel from United States
Thu, 4th Jun 2020
Andy Swinburne from United Kingdom
Sun, 31st May 2020
Robert from United Kingdom
Wed, 20th May 2020
Anne from Germany
Mon, 18th May 2020
Paul from United Kingdom
Fri, 15th May 2020
Matt from United Kingdom
Thu, 14th May 2020
Robert from United Kingdom
Tue, 12th May 2020
Tony from United Kingdom
Wed, 29th Apr 2020
Thomas from Germany
Tue, 24th Mar 2020
Steven from United Kingdom
Sun, 22nd Mar 2020
Jacoba from Netherlands
Sat, 21st Mar 2020
David from United Kingdom
Tue, 17th Mar 2020
Franz from Switzerland
Fri, 13th Mar 2020
Charlie from Portugal
Thu, 12th Mar 2020
Franz from Switzerland
Wed, 11th Mar 2020
gerry from Portugal
Tue, 10th Mar 2020
Dave from Portugal
Sat, 7th Mar 2020
John from United States
Fri, 6th Mar 2020
Knut from Portugal
Thu, 5th Mar 2020
Raymond from Portugal
Mon, 2nd Mar 2020
Phil from Russian Federation
Sat, 29th Feb 2020
Arie from Netherlands
Fri, 28th Feb 2020
Arie from Netherlands
Tue, 25th Feb 2020
FRED from France
Mon, 24th Feb 2020
Delia from Portugal
Sat, 22nd Feb 2020

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