Salgados Golf Course

Herdade dos Salgados Resort,

Albufeira, Algarve 8200-917

  • Office

    +351 289 583 030
  • Pro shop

    +351 289 583 030
  • Fax

    +351 911 032 723
  • Golf pro

    Pedro Silvestre

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Open countryside, lagoon (Lagao de Salgados) and resort accommodations.

  • Designer:

    Pedro Vasconselos (1994) with later improvements by Robert Muir Graves.

SSS or slope






How to get there:

7 km W of Albufeira / 26 km E of Portimao.

Turn south off the M526, half-way between Vale de Parra and Q. ta da Saudade.

Salgados Golf Course

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1994

Salgados Golf Course: Occupying flat terrain with a lagoon on one side and plentiful resort accommodations on the other, the Salgados course is set within a protected natural wildlife reserve. It's fair to say the layout has the open feel and "seaweed smells from Atlantic waves" found on classic British and Irish links courses. But the linksy theme at Salgados ends there.

Rather than hilly sand dunes lining the holes, here at Salgados you'll find neat rows of palm trees defining the flattish fairways, and water, water everywhere. The nearby lagoon ensures there are small lakes, canals and ponds to be negotiated on just about every hole. Sometimes water lurks to your right and to your left, and may need to be crossed before you reach the safety of the greens. The good-size putting surfaces are also usually defended by a bunker or two.

Compensating for all the water that's in play, the course is not overly long at 6650 yards from the tips, and playing out of the fairway bordering semi-rough is not too onerous. Depending on what the elements have in store, "staying dry" on this Robert Muir Graves restyled course always demands straight hitting and good course management. If the wind is blowing across the expansive open terrain, keeping your ball on terra firma becomes a whole lot more challenging!

List of courses: Algarve, Portugal


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum permitted handicap: men 28; women 36.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Salgados Golf Course is located alongside the Lagao dos Salgados lagoon, just behind a section of the long strip of beach that stretches over 5 km, connecting Armação de Pêra in the west to Galé in the east.

Published ranking

Portugal's 38th best course (Golf World, 2022).


  • VidaMar Resort, Algarve5-star

    Herdade dos Salgados, Rua Boca da Alagoa, 8200 Guia-Albufeira, Algarve.

    +351 289 038 000

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    Overlooking the beautiful Salgados beach, golf course and nature reserve, VIDAMAR guests can experience the MAR laid-back experience with the lively VIDA family facilities.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Oceanico Faldo and O'Connor Jr courses.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Pine Cliffs; Oceanico's Vilamoura courses; Gramacho; Val da Pinta; Morgado; Alto; Penina.

  • Salgados Palace Hotel

    Herdade dos Salgados, 8200-424 Guia, nr Albufeira, Algarve.

    +351 289 244 200

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    The hotel Salgados Palace is located near Albufeira, between the golf and the beach at Herdade dos Salgados. The hotel features 228 guest rooms and great facilities, which include three outdoor pools, excellent SPA, sunset bar and several restaurants.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Oceanico Faldo and O'Connor Jr courses.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Pine Cliffs; Oceanico's Vilamoura courses; Gramacho; Val da Pinta; Morgado; Alto; Penina.

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