Read our full Salgados golf course review in Albuefeira, showing you how best to play this wonderful golf course in the middle of a nature reserve.
Like what you see? Then check out the latest green fees and book tee times to make Salagados part of your next golf trip.
Why not make a golf holiday out of your visit? Take a look at our suggested golf packages, all provided by leading specialist golf travel agents.
Green fees range from €72 per person in the low season (December – February & June – September) to €112 per person in high season (March – May & September – October).
Buggy hire represents exceptional value and can cost as little as an additional €14.
Twilight green fees are not currently offered by the course.
Note: Green Fees prices may vary season to season
Salgados Golf Course opened in 1994 and was designed by Pedro Vasconcelos. It’s famed for the many lagoons placed strategically throughout the course and its coastal location and is one of the best golf courses in Albufeira.
Set in the middle of a nature reserve, you’ll find water everywhere, which, while stunning, will provide a true test of precision for many of your shots.
The first thing you’ll notice about Salgados is how flat it is. There are no steep hills or contours to tire those weary legs. It’s perfectly possible to walk, although buggy hire is ridiculously cheap, often costing an additional €5 per person.
But just because Salgados is flat, don’t for a minute think that this course is boring. The lagoons and doglegs will make you stop and think about every shot. Get greedy or sloppy with your shots, and you’ll be punished with dropped shots galore.
The fairways are lined with palm trees, but they shouldn’t trouble you as much as the water does.
The lagoons are home to many protected species. For any twitchers out there, this could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some species that aren’t found anywhere else in the world, including some that are on the verge of extinction.
The pick of the holes is probably the par-3 3rd hole. You’re greeted with a narrow fairway with water on both sides. A word of advice: go straight to stand any chance of making the green in regulation.
Other holes worthy of mention are 6, 7, 8 and 15. They all have their challenges and give you different shot options depending on how brave you feel.
Salgados isn’t particularly long at 6168 yards from the yellow tees and a par 72. The reds measure 5152 yards, and men require a handicap of 28 and ladies a handicap of 36 to play here.
Salgados represents a true challenge and something a little different from other golf courses in the Algarve. It’s pretty good value, too, with a round of golf, including a buggy starting at €86 per person. It’s worthy of adding to any visit to the region.
Most specialist golf travel agents offer Salgados golf packages. Accommodation typically includes staying at one of the Nau Hotel properties near the golf course which includes:
The best deals can be found in the low season in December and January. While you won’t get the heat of spring, the weather is certainly pleasant enough to play golf and enjoy your round.
Green fees are 35% lower in December & January and you’ll often receive complimentary buggy hire with your round.
Deals often include deeply discounted buggy hire in the high season, so if you don’t like walking, this is a perfect course to play.
Salgados is located 10km due west of Albufeira and 6 km east of Armação de Pêra. While Albufeira has more restaurants and bars, Armaço de Pêra is still worth a visit, with plenty of local bars and restaurants serving traditional food and drink.
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There are plenty of excellent hotels near Salgados Golf Course. Many are operated by the Nau Group and inlcude:
For a luxury stay, book a few nights at Vila Vita Parc, a luxury boutique hotel just a short drive away. Check out our handpicked selections below.
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