Why Visit The Vilamoura Academy Golf Course?
As far as short golf courses go, the Vilamoura Academy golf course is one of our favourites. If you are looking for a quick game to whet your appetite for Algarve golf, we highly recommend you give it a try. It’s also a fantastic golf course for beginners who want to learn; and the on-campus golf school is also available for those who want formal training in golf. Here are four reasons why we think you should visit the Vilamoura Academy golf course.
Care for a quick game?
If you thought the smallest golf course had nine holes, you haven’t heard of the Vilamoura Academy golf course yet. It’s a small course that only possesses three holes. These have been set up in such a way to pose subtle challenges that will test your basic playing skills. It also acts as a training ground for those who want to teach and learn golf.
Greens are wide and flat
The greens are nice and wide in order to train golfers in putting. If you think you already know enough to take the course on, the putting greens will tell if you’re ready for a larger golf course. Give it a try and show your friends what you can do on the green.
Fairways are also wide to provide easy passage from the tee to the hole. As a beginner, you will probably want to gauge your aim without landing in the rough too often. This course is perfect for evaluating where you are in your accuracy.
The only water hazard
True, there is only one water hazard on the whole course. However, bear in mind that this water hazard is a long stream that spans across the entire course. It will therefore pose a risk to your game, but only really on the third hole—so watch out. The stream is too far from the first and second hole, so don’t worry too much about it from there.
The main reason you should visit the Vilamoura Academy golf course is to learn. There are trainers on site who would be more than willing to give you a few pointers in areas you are struggling with. The course is friendly and will ease you into your golf career without the intimidation that goes with a large course.