Balaia Reviews

Robert Vanglo from Norway
on Sun, 4th Aug 2019
Perfect for testing your short irons
Perfect course for a nice round of golf. Some of the holes are demanding and gave us a challenge. As it should ;-)
Ronnie Carswell from United Kingdom
on Fri, 2nd Aug 2019
Nice wee course, ideal for family/holiday golf
David Burke from United Kingdom
on Sun, 21st Jul 2019
Great for beginners
Terrific course. Very challenging. Great fun
Nigel from United Kingdom
on Fri, 19th Jul 2019
Must try this course
Very nice course. First two holes challenging, but a must for any wanna be golfer.
Andy from United Kingdom
on Fri, 7th Jun 2019
Lovely little course. A true challenge to any golfer. Great staff too
David from Ireland
on Fri, 31st May 2019
3 star rating because the facilities do not reflect the price. Enjoyed it all the same.
Thomas from Germany
on Mon, 6th May 2019
A big surprise as I was not aware having booked par 3 course. Anyhow we enjoyed playing it the whole day with break on beautiful terrace. Holes are nice build into landscape with some tricky approaches which need very accurate playing.
Raymond Peattie from United Kingdom
on Mon, 6th May 2019
Good but not grest
A tricky little course that is tricky for even the more experienced golfers in our group.

The course itself was ok but what you'd expect for the price.

The staff were excellent and very friendly.

The biggest down fall was the large groups that were being permitted to play. We had one group of x11 golfers golfing before us on one day despite us being told there should be a maximum of x4 golfers per group. However, the staff gave us a later tee off time with no hassle.

Good all round course if you want a relaxed fun tone with a bunch of mates but would not be suitable for the more serious golfer.

Would I return here? Yes I would and most likely will.

Bart from Belgium
on Tue, 23rd Apr 2019
Casual and a surprising 2 and 7 !
Very casual 9 holes course with a few nice holes, but all in all very small and compact. Nicely done though and the personnel at both the reception and the bar were very very friendly
Hanne Reinholt from Denmark
on Thu, 18th Apr 2019
Nice par 3 course
Choserot from Portugal
on Fri, 12th Apr 2019
Cadre sympathique, bon accueil.

Golf intéressant technique ou le par n’est pas donné

Bon greens mais bunker pas top.

Bon parcours d’entrainement

Jon from Portugal
on Thu, 4th Apr 2019
Nice but small
Handy little par 3 course, well maintained but too crowded for the game to flow. A lot of ‘pitch and putter’ types with very little respect for slow play. One three ball took almost 6 hours to play 18 holes which affected everyone else behind. Some great holes, some too short and if you’re used to playing regularly there might not be a club in your bag that you can swing at some of the shorter holes!
sean from United Kingdom
on Tue, 26th Feb 2019
nice par 3
nice par 3 course not overly challenging so will suit most golfers. very friendly, welcoming people in pro shop/bar. I had a very nice relaxed enjoyable time there.
Dawn from Portugal
on Fri, 4th Jan 2019
Great time!!
Fernando from France
on Mon, 24th Sep 2018
Nice course
Pleasant pitch and putt.
Bert from Portugal
on Thu, 13th Sep 2018
Very nice course....playing 18 holes without any wood
Derek from United Kingdom
on Thu, 13th Sep 2018
Good second half
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.
Alvaro from Spain
on Wed, 8th Aug 2018
Nice 3 par gomf course
Nice golf coirse for beguiners and very technic...
Peter from France
on Thu, 26th Jul 2018
Nice par 3 course
Played 9 holes, it provided us with what we wanted, a fun and competitive couple of hours away from the beach. Very nice clubhouse with snacks and drinks. Very friendly staff
Paul Bebbington
Hi Peter how much for 9 holes and hire golf clubs thanks Paul
Johnny Lauridsen from Portugal
on Tue, 17th Jul 2018
Only Reason for NOT 5 Stars is only 9 holes and only sport holes
Alan Frater from United Kingdom
on Wed, 30th May 2018
Novices playing golf
Exactly what we needed! We enjoyed the course.
Andrew Knowles from Portugal
on Fri, 25th May 2018
Good mornings golf followed by a few beers great little course
Andrew Knowles from Portugal
on Fri, 25th May 2018
Balaia golf
Good little course slightly on the short side but greens fantastic
William from Portugal
on Tue, 22nd May 2018
Great par 3 course. Good condition. Very useful for improving short game.
Angus Macneil from Portugal
on Sun, 20th May 2018
Very interesting par three course, not as easy as one would think....greens were slow in morning after wetting but sure quickened up a couple hours later, most enjoyable 18 holes good Spanish beer at the bar also. Angus
jeff from United Kingdom
on Mon, 23rd Apr 2018
Golf at balaia
Really good course, lovely walk couldn't ask for any better

Many thanks

Christine Ohara from Portugal
on Thu, 5th Apr 2018
We played Balaia course, 27 holes. Arranged THRU Algarve golf, very helpful. Greens are fast, a little confusing to know which hole to shoot at, as holes cross over each other. Had a great lunch after, recommend the club SANDWICH! Club rentals were good quality. Range in good shape, good practise green.
Susan Reddihough from Portugal
on Thu, 1st Feb 2018
Great course Balaia
Great course not so easy small hills and lots of wild life and trees very gud course but not for long hitters Who are often prepar ed to pay 5 x y that is he cost of smart 18/hole courses to hit further on parkland courses with a buggy pay 5 x
Sanchez from France
on Fri, 27th Oct 2017
Henri-Pierre from France
Good service by algarve.net.

No surprise. Good prestations with correct set clubs. Correctly par 3 course with nice greens.

We come back.

Eric Tocabens from France
on Sat, 21st Oct 2017
Les 9 premiers trous sont bien. Les 9 derniers sont plus courts, malgres tout cela reste un bon parcours
Roland from Austria
on Sun, 8th Oct 2017
Was fun
Nice tiny course. Necessary to play exactly.
Jim from Portugal
on Wed, 4th Oct 2017
Nice course
We booked for two people to play luckily joined up with a very friendly member who shows us around the layout. Although short and only a par 3 it is tricky.

Staff friendly.

Top tip is to make sure you remember your glove and some balls as 70 Euros for 2 gloves and 12 balls seems a bit steep to me.

Martin from United Kingdom
on Fri, 29th Sep 2017
Great par 3 course
Great little challenging course

Which has a little of e everthing

Trees water bunkers hazards the lot

Good outing practice greens and a driving range

Just wish they watched out for those who don't or can't play golf because their etiquette bunkers not being raked, pitch marks not getting repaired, turf being lifted and not being replaced. But don't be put off as this is a little gem for those wanting to learns and those who don't play often

Jason from United Kingdom
on Mon, 4th Sep 2017
Great little course ! Perfect greens , perfect fairways , some challeging holes and easy holes , all made way for a great mornings golf

Club house and staff where second to none ! Loved it

Craig from United Kingdom
on Thu, 24th Aug 2017
Morning 18 holes
Fantastic little course very challenging holes and nice clubhouse.Service from staff was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our morning there.The clubs we hired were good quality Wilson Pro staff so no issues there!
Michael from United Kingdom
on Wed, 16th Aug 2017
Super little course ,only thing I could remark on ,is take your own balls .the shop charge for balls is a bit steep.course well maintained.staff friendly
James from Austria
on Sat, 22nd Jul 2017
Clean up the lake
Rather tight nine hole course, all Pär 3, moderate ground conditions, could be better. Filthy lake, overcome by algae. Limited choice of food in clubhouse.
Lynn from United Kingdom
on Mon, 3rd Jul 2017
Fun in Portugal
Great little course. Some holes requiremail a bit of skill. Driving range and putting greens are available . Staff were very helpful.
Theo from Netherlands
on Sat, 1st Jul 2017
Nice cource
A nice cource for the short play
Craig from United Kingdom
on Tue, 6th Jun 2017
Nice par 3 course
Nice enough course, greens were in good condition. Ideal for a beginner or high handicap. Staff were all friendly,
Peter from Portugal
on Tue, 30th May 2017
Great little place
It really is a little treasure this place! Maria and her team do a great job. One or two of the holes are distinct challenges!! Greens are kept in admirable condition.
Dan from Portugal
on Thu, 18th May 2017
Pleasant surprise
Challenging par 3 course, greens in good shape. Good test for irons and short game. Quirky layout transitioning from some holes but enjoyed it and would play again. Also, played 18 holes in 3 hours.
Alastair from United Kingdom
on Wed, 10th May 2017
Great course
Really nice course, very helpful staff in clubhouse, all in all a really good day out. I would recommend a round here as an essential part of everyone's golf trip.
Peter from Portugal
on Fri, 14th Apr 2017
Balaia Algarve
A testing 9 hole 3 par. Course was not busy (April) and was well maintained on the whole. Some tricky holes - plenty of challenges, water hazards and narrow fairways so you need to be able to hit fairly straight regardless of ability. Greens were quite tight and fast. Not too much sand thank goodness. The staff were very helpful and a credit to the course, but the hire clubs were generally of average quality. We enjoyed it nevertheless and would play again.
Gitte from Portugal
on Wed, 12th Apr 2017
Good value
Even though it is only a par 3 course, the challenges are there.
Stephen from United Kingdom
on Wed, 22nd Mar 2017
This was the second time I have played here. As the first of 3 courses we played on this visit it was a great opportunity to practice in advance of playing the bigger more challenging courses we had booked. Interesting and quite tricky in places the course was quiet and well maintained.
Tim from Portugal
on Sat, 11th Mar 2017
Lovely and challenging!
As beginners, my wife and I have found Balaia great for developing our games. It may be a par 3 course, but there a plenty of real challenges. It is also a beautiful setting with a lovely clubhouse staffed by friendly and helpful people.
Benjamin from United Kingdom
on Wed, 22nd Feb 2017
Great course to work on your short game.
Well presented par 3 course. Staff were extremely friendly as well as other golfers on the course. I played rounds on my own and was invited to join other people's rounds who were fantastic and made fOr and even more pleasant experience.
on Wed, 22nd Feb 2017
Lovely wee course
First time having played this course although only a 9 holer it was a surprising challenge. We enjoyed it so much we played a second 18 two days later. Well laid out and maintained will certainly recommend this course and will be back to play it again.
Billy from Portugal
on Thu, 9th Feb 2017
Good course for practising your irons,will go back again.
Jean-Pierre from France
on Sun, 29th Jan 2017
Agréable parcours. 9 pars 3 pas si simple.Les arbres ont toute leur place et rendent le parcours compliqué.
Hans from Portugal
on Fri, 16th Dec 2016
Henk Sijl
Great value for money.
Stephen Harbinson from United Kingdom
on Mon, 7th Nov 2016
Great course to play for great price also the rental clubs were very good compared to the club's some other courses provide. When back in albufeira I would definitely play this course again. Also all the staff at the course were very friendly.
Chris Brand from Portugal
on Wed, 19th Oct 2016
Golf with hure
Lovely short course with some quite challenging holes.

Gets quite congested at the first and particularly second holes.

Tip - buy balls before you go. €35 for 15 balls is extortionate in my opinion.

Otherwise, a great days golf.

Daniel from United Kingdom
on Tue, 11th Oct 2016
Was an ok course. Some tough par 3s not much room for error. Course was in good condition. We rented clubs which were ok put the pitching wedge nearly snapped. It did get busy and can get slow going around
Cathy from United Kingdom
on Sun, 2nd Oct 2016
Don't be fooled by the Par...
Short Par Three course but with some tricky holes. Definitely worth a visit to challenge the higher handicapper or the short hitter. Nice course and worth the money. Bit more relaxed than most places
Mark from United Kingdom
on 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
Eamonn from Portugal
on Fri, 19th Aug 2016
Short game gem
Nice course for working on your short game. Had well earned grub after 9 which set us up well for the second 9. Well maintained.
Keith from Portugal
on Sun, 14th Aug 2016
Great fun !
A lovely little surprise !

Beautiful hilly but short 9 hole par 3 track. Greens very good & receptive (need to be).

Only criticism is too many very short holes (4 under 90 yds).

Played 9 holes, had a beer break, played much better second time round.....don't know if that was due to course knowledge or beer !

Very enjoyable testing course.

David from Portugal
on Sun, 24th Jul 2016
Balaia go
Great fun for your short game, played with my 11 year old who could use all his clubs except driver. Greens are in great nick. 25 euros is worth it. Note its 9 hole but you go round twice. Oh and its hot
Peter Zwegers from Portugal
on Wed, 8th Jun 2016
Balaia Golf Village.
Nice course, friendly staff. And most of all a low price for a beautiful morning of golf
Arne from Norway
on Sat, 4th Jun 2016
Fine course
David from United Kingdom
on Wed, 1st Jun 2016
Brilliant little Par 3 course, with some very tricky holes. course and club house immaculate. Staff were very helpful and the quality of clubs we rented were good quality. Only small complaint was that the sign posts and tee boxes for each hole were badly marked out. Apart from that I would recommend this course to any golfer visiting the area.
Eddie from Netherlands
on Sat, 28th May 2016
Short but not so easy course Nice weather Lovely day
Matthew from United Kingdom
on Tue, 19th Apr 2016
Good condition for a par 3 course but baffled as to why they don't allow people to walk around.Allow hackers but nobody who do no damage.
Stuart from United Kingdom
on Wed, 6th Apr 2016
Good workout for short game
Daniel from United Kingdom
on Fri, 11th Mar 2016
Lovely course but should of read into it more before booking as it was smaller than expected being mostly par 3 but I'll blame the other half for that as she booked it

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