Balaia Golf Village, Algarve, Portugal: A Paradise for Players
Golfing in Albufeira
Many golfers who travel to the Algarve for golf choose Albufeira as their base. The area is home to thousands of golf fanatics searching for an endless summer. These golf fanatics are certainly not hurting for golfing options in Albufeira. In this article, we will present the case for the Balaia Golf Village.
Golf at the Village
Golfers who want to get away from the cold winters of Northern Europe but who don’t want to pay a premium to play in the Caribbean will be pleased to know that Balaia Golf Village offers winter rates and discounts. These savings cover lessons, club hire, green fees, etc.
The course is a 9 hole, par-3 track ideal for golfers who don’t want to commit to playing a full 18 holes – be it because of time commitments, stamina, and so on.
Any time saved by not playing an extra 9 holes can be spent tinkering with your swing on the 50 bay driving range. If you can’t figure things out by yourself and need an extra pair of eyes, you can sign up for lessons from a PGA professional at the Balaia Village golf school.
Staying on site
The hotel at the Balaia Golf Village Hotel is rated 4 stars and has offers an array of facilities for guests (whether they are golfers or not). Here are a few:
- Family area with 4 tennis courts
- Wellness center
- Bowling green/lawn bowls
- 5 swimming pools
- On-site supermarket if you don't want to leave,
- Indoor swimming pool and gym at the hotel
For those who like to take care of their own eating requirements, there are plenty of self-catered apartments available.
For those who want to take a break from cooking, the clubhouse is where the majority of meals are served. Walking the 5 minutes through the palm trees on the way to the clubhouse will relax you before you sit down to eat.
Getting out and about
While the golf village is great for old couples and families who want to stay on the site the whole time, the new town and the old town being 2km and 3km away respectively means younger people who want to party in in Albufeira don’t have far to travel.
If you want more culture and less clubbing, the beautiful towns of Olhs d'Agua and Loule are nearby along with the Zoomarine animal park for nature lovers.