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Situated in one of the best-known regions of the Algarve, between Albufeira and Armação de Pêra, Salgados is already a "postcard" of Portuguese golf. In fact the proximity of the sea and the variety of lakes make this a very interesting test of golfing skills making it different from other courses in the Algarve. This course gives you the feel of course in Florida, it's adjacant to a bird sanctuary.

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 player.

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.

The course was recently awarded ISO certificates for quality (ISO 9001) and evironment (ISO 14001). Grupo Espirito Santo, owner of Salgados, was a pioneer in Europe, instigating the policy necessary to qualify for the award in January 2000 and implementing all the various phases through to January 2004. The course must maintain the high standards and constantly meet ever more stringent ones - like recycling water etc...

Driving Instructions:

Situated at the Vale de Parra, 5 Kms west of Albufeira, on the coast between Albufeira and Armacao de Pera. It can be reached by heading for the coast from the EN 125 main road at the traffic lights in Guia.

       Course Information
       18 holes - Par 72
       Markers Length
       White 6080 m
       Yellow 5640 m
       Red 4711 m
       Minimum Handicap
       Male -   28 Female -   36
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