Castro Marim Golf Reviews

Michael from Ireland
on Wed, 11th Nov 2020
What a disappointment this course was , poor condition , it has a great opportunity to be a good course but needs investment and TLC , elevations play a key role in the design and some holes are a good challenge but overall it underwhelms and although cheap by Algarve standards not worth a 45 minute drive if you are around Faro , there are better options available in the Eastern Algarve .
Marjan from Portugal
on Wed, 16th Sep 2020
Course review
When you’re ball isn’t on the fairway, it’s lost because the grass is too high, very difficult to find
Ian from United Kingdom
on Mon, 20th Jul 2020
A Sunday round.
Great day. Lovely setting. Excellent views. Helpful and efficient staff. Could not master the greens. Slower than expected but that was my problem. Good value.
Jens-P. from Germany
on Sun, 22nd Mar 2020
all perfect, except we had rain
Ulrich from Portugal
on Tue, 25th Feb 2020
Room for improvement
very good: the Club House and the service

partly good: the greens

most of them OK but some of them .....

not good: the fairways

some of them remind us of concrete

David from Portugal
on Thu, 20th Feb 2020
Nice round but could have been better
Nice course layout and in pretty good condition for February. People were friendly and helpful. A couple of improvements would be: the rental set was awful, for 25 euros they should provide a decent set of clubs and a bag that isn’t ripped. Also provide a pencil with the score card or on the buggy. Charging for pencils is lame.
Ulrich from Portugal
on Mon, 6th Jan 2020
Nice Layout
Okay to play with many interesting and challenging holes. Fairways not in particular great condition (maybe due to the season??) Several holes requiring precise tee shots from elevated tees. Greens generally true but with varying speeds. Golfing Staff very friendly and helpful. Lovely patio for a nice after-golf beer or snack.
Les from Germany
on Mon, 9th Dec 2019
Great value Eastern Algarve golf
Excellent condition and great round
Marc from Belgium
on Fri, 25th Oct 2019
andrew from United Kingdom
on Fri, 25th Oct 2019
Castro Marim Aaahhhh
Not as expected from previous visit years ago . Course looked tired especially Atlantic nine holes tee boxes were a disgrace chopped to bits , greens patchy, generally shabby , buggy paths need repair not all worth the money .

It will be off the list for the immediate future. Disappointed ☹️

Ian from United Kingdom
on Wed, 23rd Oct 2019
Nice day
Staff helpful and efficient. Food service also efficient. Bit out of the way but compensated by a very nice golf course. Many holes are individual requiring accurate shot placement. Attractive. Will be going back there. Good pace of play
Bertrand from Canada
on Thu, 3rd Oct 2019
Castro Marim Golf course.
Nothing boring about that course.

Very good test of golf with plenty of challenging shots.

Very nice panoramic course: We had our money’s worth.

David Bigelow from United States
on Sun, 29th Sep 2019
Nice course, a bit intimidating with the closeness of the trees on some holes. Service was top notch, young man at the desk very accommodating and informative. Would play it again.
Shelton from United States
on Sun, 8th Sep 2019
Won’t play again
I wouldn’t waste time playing this course. If you are in Castro Marim play Qunito De Vale instead....much better. The greens were very slow and the course wasn’t maintained very well. I would skip it.
Norbert from Portugal
on Sat, 7th Sep 2019
Super interessant.
Schwerer Course. Wir kommen gerne wieder.
Ronald from Portugal
on Thu, 11th Jul 2019
Good layout needs more water
The course is a little short in length but has an interesting layout. They need to water it more. The grass is too short and missing in some areas. If watered more it would be 4 stars.
John from United Kingdom
on Sat, 6th Jul 2019
July 2019
Set in the hills, a buggy is essential. Several blind shots on dog leg holes. Not quite as scenic as Quinta do Vale but course in good condition. Lovely club house.
Allan from United Kingdom
on Mon, 27th May 2019
Excellent golf at a competitive price.
Our 5th year back at Castro Marim and once more it didn't disappoint. Each of the 3 courses were in good condition and we played here over 3 days, playing each of the 9 hole courses 3 times. Clubhouse facilities are excellent and the staff are very welcoming. We will be back again next year to face the challenge of the Atlantic, the Guadiana and the Grouse courses.
Paul from Belgium
on Sun, 5th May 2019
friendly staff nice course but frequently have to play your second shot from fairway with ball below or above your feet quick greens
David from United Kingdom
on Thu, 2nd May 2019
All of our party really enjoyed our games some tough driving holes but w all enjoyed the course lost a few balls. Possibly because we drank too much night before. All golfers were over 70 but you certainly need a buggie.
Bart from Belgium
on Tue, 23rd Apr 2019
15 holes ... twilight
Very nice course and friendly and clear and helpful reception. Nice variation on the Grouse and Guadiana nines. Unfortunately we were politely (!) asked to cut 3 holes short to make it back before closing at 7 pm (we started a twilight at 3 pm and took shelter for the rain , assuming there was ample time before sunset around 8). Still, defenitely worth a revisit!
Nicole from Germany
on Tue, 26th Mar 2019
Nice golfcourse
Very nice course, especially the Atlantic course.
GEORGE from United Kingdom
on Wed, 13th Mar 2019
Guardiana & Atlaantic. Trickey courses and a bit difficcult to find our way around. We were with another couple for a while which helped. Your arrangements worked perfectfully. The problems we had were with the clubs we hired from the club itself. They were old and battered and the grips were appalling; badly maintained, slippery, shiny and and in some cases damaged. The buggy got us round, but was on its last legs and found the slopes a problem. Recommend the course but not the pro shop or equipment, for which we paid 50 euros to hire.
Veroniek from Netherlands
on Tue, 5th Mar 2019
Great course Castro Marim
Castro Marim is a really great course. We played two times and now we know all 36 holes. Challenging but not too much.

The people are very kind. We are coming back, that for sure.

Alastair from Scotland, UK
on Thu, 24th Jan 2019
Castro Marim Golf
Wonderful variety of holes, particularly the Guadiana. Played in very strong wind and fast, true greens proved very difficult in the conditions. Friendly welcome at course. Definitely will return.
J from UK
on Mon, 21st Jan 2019
Castro Marim sold out for the money
Too many golfers who have no idea of the etiquette of golf. Waited 20 mins on the 3rd hole while the 2 ball in front played fishing for balls in the lake. You are turning away proper golfers, you need to police the handicap requirements. Doubt I will at Castro Marim again. It's a true shame
Gerlinde from Austria
on Sat, 29th Dec 2018
Great 27 holes
Great 27 holes - we played them all!😀😀😀
Marianne from Belgium
on Thu, 13th Dec 2018
Thank you for booking
Kevin Kelly from United Kingdom
on Wed, 28th Nov 2018
A most enjoyable day on a well presented course . An excellent Breakfast with excellent service
Pete from Portugal
on Tue, 20th Nov 2018
Good course
Pete from Portugal
on Tue, 20th Nov 2018
Good quality course.
Hennie from Portugal
on Mon, 19th Nov 2018
Castro Marim review
The course is beautifull but a part of the service is below par.

The driving range does not have good tees so you can ‘t use your driver.

Kevin Simpson from United Kingdom
on Wed, 17th Oct 2018
Very nice course in good condition with good greens, very enjoyable would recommend this course.
Mark from United Kingdom
on Thu, 11th Oct 2018
Quirky and good value
Nice little course, not too long but challenging.

Really friendly staff, well organised and not too busy.

Worth a round.

Mike from United Kingdom
on Wed, 10th Oct 2018
Course was beautiful, greens were excellent, only downside was one of the buggies ran out of gas
Keith from United Kingdom
on Mon, 8th Oct 2018
Course in good condition
Bernard from United Kingdom
on Wed, 3rd Oct 2018
Value at Castro Marim
Super course and the best value, play it every year, though it’s a tough narrow fairway course if you are a bit wayward off the tee - bring lots of golfballs
Philip from United Kingdom
on Tue, 25th Sep 2018
Worth a visit, but tight
Visited for a day. Good deal on 2 people buggy. Excellent club house, restaurant and service. Played the Grouse and Guardiana 2x9. Course has some interesting holes, but tight driving on most. Greens OK but slow.
Corina from Portugal
on Mon, 17th Sep 2018
very nice course, lovely views, good greens
Trevor from Portugal
on Tue, 4th Sep 2018
have played it a number of times , nice course.
James from United Kingdom
on Wed, 29th Aug 2018
Castro marim golf 2018
Very nice course can be testing when the wind is blowing, but I have to compliment the greens staff. I play this course every year and the condition of the greens is always a sore point. But this year they are much improved keep up the top work.

I will play again

Richard from United Kingdom
on Sun, 15th Jul 2018
Definitely worth playing.......
Played Grouse and Guardina ..... quite different courses, greens in good condition, not easy courses for high h/c. Club house lovely, staff very good. Definitely worth a visit (at the right price ). NEED A BUGGY ,
Anthony from Portugal
on Thu, 21st Jun 2018
Poor maintenance
I have played castro Marim many times and find it fun to play. This time the maintenance let them down big time.

I accept it has to be done but the hollow tyning and dressing the greens left them almost unplayable. I've been on others that have been done that are nowhere near as bad as these. Also the fairways had been done but they hadn't cleared the debris away. I mentioned these problems in the clubhouse and they said we should have been informed but we weren't.

Derek from United Kingdom
on Mon, 21st May 2018
Challenging holiday course
Played twilight from 1400 hours - good value. Course fairly empty only 'mad Englishman'! Did Grouse and Guadiana nines - need to drive ball well for some tight dog-legs. Holes 3 & 5, plus holes 3, 4 & 5 on respective nines very good. Greens rolled well, fairways decent. Clubhouse very pleasant, helpful caddie master, access to locker rooms, nearby driving range, and reasonable priced 19th hole
Alun John from United Kingdom
on Thu, 17th May 2018
BGT 2018
Bransgore Golf Tour had a very enjoyable afternoon playing all three of the nine hole courses (Grouse, Guardinia and Atlantic). The courses and greens are in excellent condition with lots of variation and challenges, and an abundance of great scenery and views. Hilly courses, so buggies recommended. Excellent restaurant, bar and clubhouse. Thank you to Rita and to all the fabulously friendly staff that ensured we had an amazing day. Alun BGT 2018.
Marion from United Kingdom
on Thu, 17th May 2018
Very good layout
We loved the golf course, interesting and challenging without being too difficult, worth the drive. We really enjoyed it.
Alastair from Scotland, UK
on Sun, 6th May 2018
Castro Marim Feedback
First time at Castro Marim but we'll be back. Great challenge in wild countryside and natural lakes. We played the Grouse and the Guadiana. Very slick and fairly flat greens on the former and more lush but sloped greens on the latter. Probably an underrated course but we would certainly recommend a game here .... also got a great deal to include buggies. Buggies recommended as a few steep climbs.
Frans from Portugal
on Thu, 26th Apr 2018
Excellent golfing day at Castro Marim
Excellent views, well maintained fairways & greens, many challenges. A buggy is “neccesary” if you want to finish with enough air 😉.

Nice staff, very helpfull.

What did we not like?

- to pay € 3 for 22 balls on the driving range

- rental clubs NOT in good condition

Derek from Ireland
on Fri, 13th Apr 2018
Castro Marim...fantastic variety, very fair and sp
Excellent front 9, very fair and great variety of shots, the back nine which I think was the original front 9 was good, it was tougher, but just looked a bit different from the opening 9, but having said that it was very enjoyable.

I loved the course, I loved the tee boxes, some were spectacular, overall I would love to play it again some day and comparing the prices of some other courses we played in Portugal and Spain which were more expensive and didn't come close to Castro Marin, the course was very good value.

Jack from Portugal
on Mon, 5th Mar 2018
We were not told that the flight was with 4 persons.
Alan from Portugal
on Wed, 6th Dec 2017
Some scabby greens and boar damage. Bunkers are hard and gritty. However every hole is unique and some are quite challenging.
Erik from Portugal
on Wed, 29th Nov 2017
2 nice rounds on a hilly course
Very nice hilly layout. Local knowledge is an advantage. The Grouse 9 are quite entertaining but testing!

Take a lot of spare balls!

gerhard from Portugal
on Mon, 13th Nov 2017
Netter hügeliger Platz mìt teilweise schönem Blick. Für ältere Leute Buggy empfehlenswert. Angebot 120 EUR für 2 Spieler u Buggy war für uns attraktiv.
Mark from United States
on Mon, 23rd Oct 2017
Picturesque club in the Hills
Too hilly to walk. Some greens and fairways could be in better shape. Interesting layout with some challenging holes.

No starters at the No. 1 holes, so golfers just tee off regardless of tee times.

Enjoyable Golf

on Sat, 21st Oct 2017
Castro Marim
Friendly and organised reception desk, enjoyed a good breakfast before play in the modern and spacious clubhouse. Played Guardinia and Grouse nines which we always seem to get (never the Atlantic). Some greens were showing signs of extreme wear but otherwise the course was in good condition, didn’t think Buggy would make the whole 18 and it would be a long walk without one. Very much enjoyed our day.
Glen from United Kingdom
on Thu, 19th Oct 2017
Great Course, worth the drive
Great looking course with some quite challenging holes,drove 50 minutes from villamoura but worth the drive , reasonably priced for 2 and a buggy, greens weren't in the best condition but still a good treck out.
Tim from United Kingdom
on Thu, 12th Oct 2017
Very disappointing visit.
Very disappointing round of golf, buggies were old and tired the course was in very bad condition considering this is the meant to be their main season, tee boxes very shabby and greens full of disease, overall a waste of money.
RAYMOND from United Kingdom
on Sun, 8th Oct 2017
Course ok but our original booking was changed.
We were allocated two of the three 9 hole courses - the Atlantic & Grouse. My son & I enjoyed playing the Atlantic as it was nicely tree-lined and contained some interesting holes. The Grouse was a bit too open and a bit boring or it may also be because of the slow play.

I was disappointed that our original tee-time was changed from 12.05 to 13.15, due to what they said was an 'administrative error' on their part, as it disrupted our plans slightly for later in the day. Annoyingly, when we collected our buggy from the caddy master, his list had a different player named for the 13.15 time suggesting it had been changed deliberately. Other than this, the staff were excellent nd we enjoyed the experience.

Ger from United States
on Wed, 4th Oct 2017
An excellant golf course, some very tricky holes. Well designed and lovely greens. Lovely clubhouse
vince Clarke from Portugal
on Sat, 30th Sep 2017
nice course but once again the condition of the greens let it down
Trevor from Portugal
on Tue, 5th Sep 2017
Excellent Course in a great setting. Great value. Club house one of the best I have been in.
Michael from Portugal
on Fri, 26th May 2017
Great track.

Up and down and up and down...on every fairway.

Greens were disappointing, though. Not in very good condition.

René Frydenlund from Denmark
on Sun, 14th May 2017
High quality golf course.
We played 18 out of 27 holes. Greens and fairways was well dressed and there were a great view from more or less all holes. Especially the view to The Spain border was amaising. Also the clubhouse and the service at the reception and in the restaurant was highly appriciated. We will come back.
Marc from Belgium
on Mon, 8th May 2017
Very good service,from the staf and from algarve golf.net
Annie from Portugal
on Sat, 29th Apr 2017
Great golf course
Very nice golf course with challenges. You need to take a buggy, it's not a walkable course. Tee offs and greens were in good shape.
Sidney from United Kingdom
on Wed, 26th Apr 2017
a windy day at castro marim
forth visit so no surprises as the day I played very windy club selection vital course in good condition as usual
Gitte from Portugal
on Wed, 12th Apr 2017
Great course
Great course - diffucult and exiting. The greens were not in top conditions - but - never the less, a good course
Charlie from Portugal
on Thu, 30th Mar 2017
Great scenery, shame about the state of the course
Played Atlantic-Grouse combination. Both courses were scenic hilly courses, tight but on the short side. Atlantic course was terribly scruffy whilst the Grouse course was in much better condition. Either the Club need to sack their Head Greenkeeper or give him a bigger budget to treat fairways and greens. The clubhouse was relatively luxurious suggesting the Management care more for the off course revenue than providing a well tended group of courses. Would visit again but may avoid the Atlantic 9. Didnt play the Gaudiano 9.
Michael from Austria
on Wed, 4th Jan 2017
Seasoned course , where you need to be straight, not long ...
Peter from Portugal
on Fri, 25th Nov 2016
My favourite
Lovely layout and breathtaking view. Good if you like some exercise and burn fat. If you don't want be sure you get a buggy
William from Portugal
on Tue, 1st Nov 2016
Castro Marim Groups
Greens were in good condition, fairways a little soft but ok to hit from. Buggy brakes needed attention and worth checking these before going out as some steep cart paths. All in all an enjoyable day.
JOHN from Ireland
on Tue, 25th Oct 2016
played friday 22/10/2016
course needs revamp fairways bare in places and weedy, tee boxes worn out and uneven, greens uncared for, diseased, ant covered, great views, long, but playable, buggy essential expected better
Leen from Portugal
on Sun, 23rd Oct 2016
Beautiful course with nice views!
Rik van Cauter from Belgium
on Tue, 18th Oct 2016
casa ninho de passarinho
Guadiana course : greens not so good with brown stips but nice short course.

Atlantic course : very good greens and very short challenging course.

Fiona from Portugal
on Mon, 10th Oct 2016
Nice course but be prepared to take all day...
Nice course but VERY slow pace of play. We were a 2 ball and it took us 5 hours! We lost the will to live having to wait to hit every single shot. Couldn't wait to get off the course in the end, completely spoiled the experience for us, shame.
Douglas from Portugal
on Sat, 8th Oct 2016
Great round on a challenging but fun course - fast greens and great views - will return for sure
Theo Van Solkema from Portugal
on Fri, 30th Sep 2016
Great views, wonderfully maintained, great service and great weather !!!
Marinus from Portugal
on Mon, 26th Sep 2016
very good and well maintained coursd
Very challanging course. Greens very fast. Wide and good maintained fairways
Ron from United Kingdom
on Mon, 26th Sep 2016
Hard but fair
A tough course, where errant drives or approach shots received due penalty. The greens, apart from a couple early in our round on the Grouse, which were very dry, were receptive and putted well being true and even paced. I didn't play well, but that didn't detract from a totally enjoyable round on a beautiful course.
on Tue, 21st Jun 2016
Nice course but poor facilities

40min away from vilamoura

Sidney from United Kingdom
on Thu, 14th Apr 2016
I have played benamor and castro marim a few times before. Both are in good condition considering lack of water in the area both clubhouses and staff maintain high standards.would give both courses a 4 star rating will definitely recommend both courses looking forward to my next trip regards sid stuart
on Mon, 22nd Feb 2016
Castro Marim
I played Castro Marim with my son. The course was one of few to offer junior rate but still fairly expensive but better than many. We really enjoyed the Grouse Course and the Atlantic course was more difficult. Can be a problem when switching between the 9 hole courses. Still recommended and pleasant setting to play golf.

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