This one time fishing village has become a major resort since the 1960′s and has approximately 15,000 residents who live there on a permanent basis. As the sun goes down the place changes into a different character, and people spill out of the full bars and clubs onto the narrow streets. There is a great selection of sandy beaches, Praia de Balaia, Praia de Castelo, Praia de Falésia, Praia de Galé, de Olhos d’Agua, Praia de Maria Luisa, and Praia de São Rafael, being the principal ones. There is also a museum of ming ceramics dating back to the 15th and 17th century, and the main art gallery holds exhibitions during high seasons for art lovers. There is now a new marina that has been completed towards the west side of the town which has been developed in a very attractive design. The Salgados Golf course itself is set on the flat lands behind the Praia de Gale beach.
The environmental nature of the Salgados golf is to associate it with a typical Links Course but with the added asset of the sun. It is very open to the elements with little vegetation and lots of water hazards.
It requires a technically skilled player to achieve a good result from a round due to the prevailing onshore breeze. Salgados golf is the newest golf course in the Algarve and the land on which it was built has a long and varied history. Converted from a former aircraft landing strip and wetland area adjacent to a bird sanctuary, much planning and design has resulted in a unique course.
It has the feel and ambience of a Scottish links course but with a Florida atmosphere – lots of sun and water.
Lakes abound and most holes are influenced by water hazards.The Salgados golf course is compact and affords the golfer a true test of skill and accuracy.
1-15 Sep 2010 – €45, 16-30 Sep 2010 – €100 40% – €60
16-31 Sep 2010 – €100 40% – €60, 1-31 Oct 2010 – €100 40% – €60
1-30 Nov 2010 – €100 35% – €65, 1-15 Dec 2010 – 35% – €45
16-31 Feb 2011 – €100 35% – €65