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.
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.