List of Must-Play 9-Hole Golf Courses in Algarve
The Algarve is one of the leading Golf Destination in Europe, with over 25 top of the line golf courses designed by legends like Nick Falso, Jack Nicklaus and Christy O’Connor Junior. A Golf tour in the Algarve is a dream of many avid golfers, as it offers plenty of golf to be played in lush green landscapes with scenic ocean views. There’s always something happening on the Algarve throughout the year. Also Algarve is famous for its 9-hole golf courses and some of the must play courses that any golfer who visits Algarve shouldn’t miss out are listed below:
Pine Cliffs Golf & Country Club
The 9-hole golf course in Pine Cliffs Golf and Country Club is built around a cliff with impressive pine groves and surrounded by sandy beaches. Two holes in particular pose some challenge and the most popular is the par 3, which stretches over the Champion Tee over a canyon, and poses a challenge to hit a 205 m long drive. Practice facilities including driving ranges, putting green and practice bunkers
Vale de Milho Golf
Vale de Milho is a stunning 9-hole par 3 course with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Even though the course is not a full sized course, it is apt for beginners and family golf. But still it provides the large ambience set for a full sized course. And with its tall trees, bunkers and lakes, it poses some challenge to play. But you can really sharpen your skills by visiting the Vale de Milho Golf
Penina Golf & Resort
Designed by the famous architect, Sir Henry Cotton, The Penina Golf course is a masterpiece onto itself. And home to the Portuguese open for almost 10 times. Also offers two 9-hole courses for the avid golfers.
Pinheiros Altos Campo de Golfe
Set near the scenic Ria Formosa National Park, the Pinheiros has around 3 9-hole courses, each course being different. Pinheiros. And each group of nine holes has been named as Pinheiros, Oliveiras and Sobreiros. Of these three groups of holes, Pinheiros is known for its pine trees, Oliveiras for its beautiful landscape with lovely lakes and Sobreiros known for its huge landscape.
Balaia Golf Village Sitio da Balaia
This 9-hole course is a must visit one, as it satisfies all kinds of golfers. Situated in Albufeira, this golf course also boasts of a traditional and attractive club house. The challenge starts in the beginning with a bridge built across the two lakes before the first green.