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Situated in one of the best-known regions of the Algarve, between Albufeira and Armação de Pera, Salgados is already one of the symbols of the Portuguese golf. In fact, the proximity of the sea and the variety of lakes make this a very interesting test of golfing skills, different to other courses in the Algarve.

The original project is by the Portuguese designer Pedro de Vasconcelos, with more recent contributions from other Portuguese architects. But the final layout has been heavily influenced by Robert Muir Graves.

The 6,000 metre links, replete with water obstacles, is not very long, yet you will need all your skills to reach the greens. The accuracy of the drive is crucial for achieving good scores, thus making the course a pleasant experience, especially for technically-skilled players.

The eighteen holes are well balanced, as each half of the course has two Par 5 holes of around 500 metres and three Par 3 of more than 170 metres. Par for the course is 72.
Nearest Accommodation: São Rafael Suite Hotel, Montechoro Clube 99, Hotel Montechoro I Accommodation Algarve
Nearest Golf Courses: Pine Cliffs, Balaia Golf Village, Vale do Milho



Pro's Playing Tips
To gain maximum satisfaction from playing this course you need to think each shot carefully. Pay particular attention to where you anticipate landing each drive and never underestimate the usually stiff, onshore breeze. You will be tested on every shot in your bag right from the first tee. The par-5 sixth has a lake running the entire length of the right hand side. The fairway is generous enough off the tee, but there is a tendency to "think left" and you can overdo it. The hole is 515 meters. The green is offset to the right, protected by the water, and the fairway a good deal narrower. The approach is all carry, with a scant 20 meters or so in front of the two tiered green. Have a thought that it might be wiser to take the dry route round to the left.

The next is a testing par 4 of 415 meters. You are usually playing right into the wind and it is, technically, probably one of the best holes in Portugal. Of the par 3's, the twelfth is over water - 130 meters to a tricky two tiered green. It should not be difficult, but it can be intimidating.

The fourteenth and fifteenth are two par 5's where you can really open the shoulders. The fifteenth is 545 meters and you are teeing off over a tidal creek. With a line of ornamental bushes to the right, left looks the best line, but you do need to avoid the dune hummocks which divide this from the fairway of the previous hole.


Course Data
Architects:
Pedro de Vasconcelos & Robert Moir Graves
Opened: 1995
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6.080 meters
Pro: John Wood
Requirements: A Handicap Certificate. Knowledge of golf etiquette.
Facilities: Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Green, Practice Bunker, Academy, Trolleys, Buggies, Club Hire, Pro-shop, Hotel, Restaurant, Bar, Beach.
 

Score Card:

Hole

C

M

L

L

Par

Stroke

1

320

280

260

240

4

11

2

485

455

430

405

5

3

3

170

150

130

110

3

15

4

360

350

320

285

4

9

5

375

350

320

300

4

7

6

515

480

445

430

5

1

7

415

390

345

305

4

5

8

135

120

105

90

3

17

9

350

325

300

285

4

13

out

3125

2900

2655

2450

36

Hole

C

M

L

L

Par

Stroke

10

390

360

340

300

4

6

11

300

285

260

235

4

10

12

130

115

107

96

3

18

13

295

265

255

255

4

8

14

490

455

430

410

5

4

15

545

515

435

405

5

2

16

320

305

285

240

4

14

17

180

160

140

125

3

16

18

305

280

250

225

4

12

in

2995

2740

2502

2261

36

C

M

L

L

Par

Total

6080

5640

5157

4711

72


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