Castro Marim golf course has breathtaking mountain, river and sea views, all part of the spectacular scenery to be enjoyed by those wishing to take walks merely throughout the surrounding countryside.
The golf course has been designed to any level of golfer.
The challenging aspects of the golf course, whilst providing interest to the expert, are also a test to the ability of the average handicap golfer and yet remain pleasurable to both.
A driving range, chipping and putting green have also been built so as to provide ever important practice facilities.
These are supervised by a team of golf professionals who are more than happy to assist you in improving your game.
The entire golf course is irrigated by an underground so called 'leaky pipe' system. This enables golfers to play at times when courses with conventional aerial sprinklers would normally be unavailable.
Overall enjoyed the course, however when asked if course reasonably flat as we were carrying and using a pull trolley. We were told it was not too bad, but found that we had to climb to every tee. People on the course even commented that they thought we were crazy walking.
We had o good round of golf with a very friendly couple from Holland! We love this golf course with is hilly fairways and doglegs with blind holes. The only negative I can think off was the buggy which didn’t had enough power from hole 14 onwards. We had to push the buggy uphill !!
Overpriced for the quality of the course. Fairways poor again. Greens decent but it's not a €70 golf course
The teeboxes are in a miserable state and the faiways have seen better times. At least the greens are in good shape but fairly slow. Clubhouse, restaurant and service are very good. I‘ll come back…
Nice clubhouse and layout of course. Tee’s and greens not great, overall ok
teeboxes and signing need improvement, fairways okay, greens sanded, in general a nice somewhat hilly course in nature. Friendly staff.
Castro Marim Golf Course is up and down, left to right, never boring, quite a challenge. In reasonably good condition (Nov22). Superb Castle house. Buggies would need refresh. Carry few balls in your bag for the round!
Nice layout of the course, greens were good, fairways sometimes very dry, and without grass. Buggies were a challenge, brakes were bad and the steering was heavy.
Twilight time of 2.00 pm is too late in Portugal. We were not able to complete our round before darkness set in.
The greens were not fast but they were true. You had to repair the many pitch marks left by other ''golfers''. I think that Castro Marim is a monotonous course. You go up to the tee box, down to the valley, up to the green. Up to the tee box, down to the valley, up to the green. And so on. The course lay-out is very poor. The dog-legs are ridiculous, as are the stroke indexes. As an example, hole 3 on the Guadiana course is a par 5. Why? It is only 404m from the whites, 361m form the yellows. The dog-leg is too far and too acute to give you a view from your tee shot to the green (very much like hole 1 on the Grouse course). Not only that, it has a stroke index of 2!!!!!! There are 3 courses of 9 holes at Castro Marim. If I am booked to play A+B, A+C, or B+C, I would expect to have a scorecard with the stroke indexes of the 18 holes that I am playing, not to have the SI of each nine. Of the six golf courses on the East Algarve (not to forget the two courses just over the bridge in Spain), Castro Marim is at the bottom of the list. I am a member of Benamor, second bottom of the list, but, as a member, it is impossible to book a tee time and so I have to pay to play elsewhere. By the way, I beat a 6-handicapper by 6 and 5 and he is never going to be allowed to forget, so my comments are not sour grapes.
The course was in not a very good condition. As a matter of fact it was totally unsatisfactory and very disappointing. The only part of aproval was the bunkers! I am not playing that course again in a long time.
Lovely course, good facilities, beautiful clubhouse and good food. Staff were pleasant however it would have made the experience a little better if staff were more proactive in directing visitors, eg to the caddymaster, to the range, to the first tee. We found we had to ask or find the way ourselves. A minor complaint but it is particularly relevant at a course with 3 x 1st tees!
*Undulated - Very hills and valleys, but quite short in length
*Dogleg - Majority of Par 4's and 5's
*Tree Lined - Trees come into play mainly on the original 18 holes Guadiana & Atlantic
*Exposed - The new 9 ''Grouse '' is affected more by windy conditions
*Buggy Recommended - Essential hard to walk
*Water hazards - Very few, but all can be seen when approaching
*Parkland - Parkland Course
*Signature Hole - 9th on Atlantic course a spectacular par 5
*Comments - Course Rating and Slope Rating depending on combination of holes
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