Golf In Portugal

When planning a golf trip to the Algarve region of Portugal, the process can get a little overwhelming at first.

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Popular golf resorts

With so many amazing golf courses to choose from, along with beautiful hotels and great restaurants, it can feel impossible to pick out just a few to visit while you are in the area.

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Picking a hotel

Because of this, picking a customized golf tour that is tailored to your specific needs and desires is a great way to go when visiting Algarve.

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How To Handle The Balaia Golf Course

If you are a beginner golfer who is planning a golf tour to the Algarve, then don’t pass up the Balaia golf course. It’s the perfect course to train new players in polishing up their short game. You will soon see the need for meticulous pitching and chipping. Accuracy will be tested in all facets of the game including the putting and the bunker play. Here’s a quick guide on how to handle this course.

Concentrate on your short game

The Balaia golf course is recommended for beginners because of its short length. After the initial drive, each hole will require chipping, pitching and/or putting. This course will test these abilities so know what to expect. If you have the time to work on the following three aspects of your short game, even better.

  1. Work on your pitching shots
  2. The ability to hit the ball without too much of a roll will help you do well on the Balaia golf course. Pitching shots are approach shots that land exactly where you aim without additional rolling. Because the course is tight and short, perfecting this shot is required to do well.

  3. Good chipping will secure a victory
  4. If your shots aren’t too accurate, you may need to chip from the rough. But even if your drive is on target, chipping well will be required to play the rest of the hole properly. Practice some bunker play and basic chipping techniques to prepare yourself for Balaia.

  5. Confident putting for the win
  6. Putting well will definitely seal your game with a win. It will take up about a third of your game so make sure you know what you are doing. Work on a relaxed putt that doesn’t overshoot the target. But don’t be too gentle, as some of the greens are fairly wide and will require a decent amount of distance to secure par.

The view from this course has been like a siren to golfers. Although it’s there to enjoy, don’t let it distract you from the task at hand; to win! If you can, practice your short game skills beforehand. This course is perfect for a quick practice session on your own, or to test your ability against a fellow golfer. Either way, if you consider yourself relatively new to golf, then don’t pass up an opportunity to play here.