Top 3 Affordable Golf Courses In Western Algarve

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When economic times are tight, golf's popularity usually takes a nosedive as people have less disposable income to spend on their hobbies. However the current economic climate doesn’t mean that golfers can't travel to play in the Algarve without breaking the bank.

In this article, you'll learn about the top 3 affordable courses to play in the Western Algarve.

  1. Espiche Golf course
  2. Espiche is an 18-hole, par 72 course that measures 5862 meters (6411) yards from the back tees.

    A big feature of the course is the variety of lakes, streams and indigenous plants that show the environmentally conscious policy of the course.

    The practice ground is open all day and you can hit shots off of either mats or grass to improve your iron game. If you want extra help, you can get lessons from the local PGA professional.

  3. San Antionio Spa
  4. You'll find the Santo Antonio Golf Course close to the village of Salema, near Sagres. The course is undulating with sloping fairways leading to uneven lies on the front nine. Your iron game will need to be sharp as the greens are small and protected by bunkers and lakes. The Golf Santo Antonio Golf Course was designed by famous Spanish golf architects, Pepe Gancedo in 1987.

    The course is 18-holes and fairly short at 5712m with a par of 71. Facilities available at the club include a driving range, practice putting green, locker rooms, restaurant and golf academy.

  5. Boavista Golf & Spa Resort
  6. Boavista golf club was opened in January 2002. The Howard Swan designed layout has developed over the years into a an 18-hole championship course. The azure-blue of the Atlantic Ocean is visible from most holes and is a real treat for the eyes. Make sure you can carry your ball far because the 6th and 8th holes require a carry over a ravine.

If you get off the course and are not happy with your game, you can head to the golf academy for some lessons with the local professional on the practice facilities which include a driving range and a dedicated short game area, which includes three full-sized greens: one for putting, a second surrounded by bunkers and a third for chipping. After a practice session at Boavista, there is no excuse for having a poor short game.