The Balaia course lies on the east side of the popular town of Albufeira tucked behind its Holiday Complex. It is an attractive compact 9 hole course providing any player the choice of improving their iron shots and also their short game. The Balaia Course is correctly named an Executive Course reflecting the challenges of varying degree whether the player is a beginner or more advanced in their game. On the first tee there lies before the player a very attractive view of most of the course with the blue sea as its background.
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.
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.
from United Kingdom
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.
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