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Five Amazing Facts About Castro Marim Golf Course


Algarve is to golf lovers what the Disney Land is to young kids. The Algarve region is the magical land where you can play golf to your heart’s content. It has the link, parkland, and hilly golf courses. You’ll find courses at high altitudes, some near the ocean, and some situated near the nature reserve. Algarve has an unending variety of golf courses. To choose one from the innumerable options a fair bit of research is necessary. Today, we’ll share with you some amazing facts about Castro Marim Golf Course. This information will be of great help to holiday makers who have shortlisted Castro Marim as one of the ‘must visit’ courses.

Castro Marim Golf Course

When Western and Central Algarve regions were already thriving golf destinations the Eastern region was still unknown to the majority of the golf enthusiasts. The Eastern region attracted a large number of family tourists and honeymooners, but very few golf enthusiasts visited this part of the Algarve. That’s because there were very few golf courses. The Castro Marim became the first golf course to be opened in this region.

The Castro Marim Golf Course is set in a place that can be best termed as a paradise. The course is set in a wonderful landscape surrounded by nature reserve, the River Guadiana, and the Atlantic Ocean. Golfers love the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, and there is no place more peaceful and tranquil than Castro Marim in Eastern Algarve. The fact that the course is located in a medieval town adds to the course’s charm.

Designed by Terry Murray, the Castro Marim Course was opened to the public in 2001. The course has 27 holes divided into three loops of 9 holes each. The course is located in a fantastic landscape that runs through hills with a rich cover of pine trees. Golfers playing on this course get to enjoy awesome views of River Guadiana.

The three 9-hole courses: The Guadiana, The Grouse, and The Atlantic. The Grouse is the newest of the three and it is fairly open compared to the other two. All three courses are challenging, and golfers are required to be very accurate with their club selection and shot selection.

The Castro Marim Course has one of the finest practice facilities in Algarve. Golfers can work on every skill and those who need coaching can attend the tutoring sessions provided by the club. Golf tourists are even allowed to use the training facility at the club when they bring own golf instructor. Golf coaching is provided to individuals as well as group tourists. There are two driving ranges (one for short irons and the other for woods). Golfers can also brush up their bunker play, chipping, putting and other short game shots.