Balaia Golf Village
Based on a 9-hole (all par 3) loop, the Balaia Golf Village is an ideal course for beginners or for perfecting distance control. The undulations of the fairways and the excellent condition of the greens are also attractions, as well as the convenient lcation close to the road between Albufeira and Vilamoura.
All 9 holes can be seen from the first tee.
An old wooden bridge divides two lakes opposite the green at the first hole and is the main feature of the landscape. The length of the holes varies between 67 and 160 metres, requiring special precision when driving off. The third hole is the shortest with a high, sloping green, well-protected by a bunker; the next hole is the longest, flanked by oak trees and with two bunkers on the right.
After the sixth hole, the course heads back to the imposing clubhouse that dominates the complex: the bar and restaurant lead on to a large terrace that overlooks the course, the complex and the Atlantic distance.
Nearest golf courses: Pine Cliffs, 7 km; Salgados, 14 km