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Daniel from United Kingdom
Fri, 6th May 2022

As par 3’s go a very tricky little course. Had just undergone some maintenance so greens were very sandy. A little bit pricey for what it is but overall a really enjoyable 18 holes (went round twice) and ideal for beginners like my wife who played. Still testing on the short game for more experienced golfers.
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
Kasey from United Kingdom
Sun, 20th Nov 2022
Michael from United Kingdom
Fri, 18th Nov 2022
Paul Davies from Greece
Wed, 16th Nov 2022
Pedro from Portugal
Sat, 12th Nov 2022
Massimo from India
Thu, 10th Nov 2022
Justine from Portugal
Tue, 8th Nov 2022
Kieran from United Kingdom
Mon, 7th Nov 2022
Darren from United Kingdom
Wed, 2nd Nov 2022
Neil from United Kingdom
Sat, 29th Oct 2022
Ryan from Australia
Thu, 27th Oct 2022
michael from United Kingdom
Wed, 26th Oct 2022
Julia from Portugal
Tue, 25th Oct 2022
michael from United Kingdom
Mon, 24th Oct 2022
Conor from United Kingdom
Fri, 21st Oct 2022
James from Czech Republic
Thu, 20th Oct 2022
Ciara from Ireland
Wed, 19th Oct 2022
Tim from United Kingdom
Mon, 17th Oct 2022
Susan from Portugal
Sun, 16th Oct 2022
Terence from United Kingdom
Sat, 15th Oct 2022
Thomas from United Kingdom
Fri, 14th Oct 2022
Andrew from Portugal
Thu, 13th Oct 2022
Reece Jones from United Kingdom
Tue, 11th Oct 2022
Ricci from United Kingdom
Mon, 10th Oct 2022
Diermann Peter from Switzerland
Sun, 9th Oct 2022
Matthew from United States
Sat, 8th Oct 2022
Chris Curley from Ireland
Fri, 7th Oct 2022

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