Balaia Golf Course Review: 10 Key Features To Be Aware Of

Searching for an ideal golf course in Algarve to learn the basics of golf or to introduce the game to your kids during your vacation? Then the 9-hole Balaia Golf Course would be the right choice. Before you pay a visit to this fantastic course here are the 10 key features about the Balaia you need to be aware of.

  1. The Balaia Golf Village, which houses the course is undoubtedly a paradise for any visitor seeking a tranquil and calm environment to enjoy the wonderful game of golf.
  2. The architects of Southern Golf have perfectly integrated the course with nature. The gifts of nature have been maintained and the course has been built to enhance the natural beauty of the landscape.
  3. The Balaia Golf Course is located on the east end of the popular tourist town of Albufeira. It is right behind the Holiday Complex, and most of the holes here offer stunning views of the blue sea at the backdrop.
  4. The Balaia was opened to the public in the year 2001. It’s also called as the ‘Executive Course’ to reflect versatility.
  5. Although it’s only a 9-hole play area with a reputation of being the ideal initiation course, it has many features that will challenge even the most skilled and experienced golfers (low handicappers).
  6. With varying degree of challenges the course tests every player, irrespective of his skill level and experience. The size of the holes ranges from 58 to 160-meters and the total length of the course from Red tee points is 984-meters.
  7. The weather is ideal for golf for the most part of the year. Golfers will be greeted with warm and sunny weather with a constant gentle breeze blowing across the course. Excellent playing conditions and challenging course is sure to make a golfer’s visit to Balaia an unforgettable experience.
  8. Golfers don’t have to worry about spending a huge sum of money to play at this wonderful golf course. The Balaia is very affordable with the green fee starting as low as 25 Euros.
  9. Not just the golf course, even the practice facilities here are top notch. The driving range at the Balaia Golf Village has 40 bases and there are separate areas for practicing Chipping and Putting. Golfers have to produce handicap certificates to play. The handicap requirement for men is 28 and for ladies its 36.
  10. The Golf Academy at the Golf Village is one of the best in the region. Golfers can take lessons from the best coaches before venturing into the course.