Castro Marim Golf Course

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 give pleasure 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 pleased to assist you in improving your game. The entire golf course is irrigated by means of an underground so called 'leaky pipe' system. This enables golfers to play at times when courses with conventional aerial sprinklers would normally be unavailable.

Castro Marim Golf Course ReceptionReception: Everyday from 7:30am to 8:00pm
Castro Marim Golf Course Golf ClubsGolf Clubs: Full Set
Castro Marim Golf Course Club HouseClub House: With Restaurant and Snack bar
Castro Marim Golf Course Driving rangeWith driving range
Castro Marim Golf Course AcademyWith an Academy
Castro Marim Golf Course TrolleysTrolleys: Manual & Electric
Castro Marim Golf Course Locker RoomWith locker room
Castro Marim Golf Course Pro ShopPro Shop: Everyday from 7:30am to 8:00pm
Castro Marim Golf Course Golf LessonsGolf Lessons: Resident professionals
Castro Marim Golf Course BuggiesBuggies: Without GPS
Castro Marim Golf Course Putting GreenWith putting green
Castro Marim Golf Course JuniorsJuniors: Up to 17 years old

166 reviews 8/10

Horst Jungbluth2019-11-01
sehr gepflegter Platz; es fahlen Abschlagstafeln,aus denen das Layout des jeweiligen Loches mit Entfernungen erkennbar wird. Sehr schnelle Greens.

gerardkeane 2019-10-04
Very enjoyable, course in great condition, very friendly staff

Probably the right amount of challenge for our games. Some reachable par 5s but some daunting tee shots over water to make it interesting. Hit it straight and you have no worries. Course is in good nick and greens running true. Buggies could do with coolers on which would be a nice touch. Also a decent price to hire and not a rip off. Surrounding area needs more landscaping off the fairways to make it more appealing on the eye. Clubhouse very good. Food good value and service really helpful and polite.

Steve Graham2019-09-20
Have played this course many times. Always a great challenge. Good condition, and clubhouse facilities excellent

James Needham2019-09-11
Played Castro Marim over the last week and a thoroughly enjoyable experience it was. The Grouse and Guadiana courses were in excellent condition and the greens were some of the truest I have putted on. Excellent practice facilities and a superb club house.

Michael Poole2019-08-24
We had a lovely day at Castro Marim, thank you for booking the golf for us. We first played here 25 years ago when the clubhouse was at the first tee on the Atlantico course and we have been coming back regularly since those faraway days, still love it.

Jamie Smith2019-07-12
Tee off times pt was excellent the conditions of the golf course not the best.

Bodo Braun 2019-06-25
Excellent service: fast and friendly.

Bernd Neidhardt2019-05-30
Top custumer Service. Maria is fantastic. Always friendly and very customer related. Coul not be better in service. Bernd Neidhardt

Paul Short2019-05-07
Castro Marim consists of 3 sets of nines holes. Each are different in character and quality. The Grouse has a number of holes with wide fairways and long carries. Guardiana is more mature again with some long carries some over water. Finally Atlantico which is towards the sea. Ore mature narrower tree lined fairways. Some strange tee positions having to drive over the last green. Greens were acceptable but not great. Overall pleasant course nice clubhouse and one we enjoy playing

mark lockyer2019-05-03
Great service again

Carmel Murphy2019-03-30
Beautiful challenging course in immaculate condition.

Neil Rodgerson 2019-03-29
My group thought it was outstanding value.

William Green2019-03-14
Have played Castro Marim for many years the course was in the best condition ever.

Marijke van der Veen2019-01-01
Very nice golfcourse. Well maintained and beautifully placed in its surroundings. Buggy recommended.

Bodo Braun2018-10-27
Nice course. Well maintained. Many scenic views. Carry some extra balls with you ;-)

Lesley Colquhoun2018-10-09
Impressed on arrival - nice drive and entrance to eh club. 4 of us played the Grouse & Guadiana courses. The first 2 holes had us wondering if it was worth the drive from Quinta Do Lago - the first cut was "rough" making it difficult to find our balls and the greens weren't the best. However, the course then opened out and we were pleasantly surprised with the all round condition of the next 7 holes of the Grouse course and the even nicer Guadiana course. The views are quite something to behold, adding more enjoyment to the round. Staff and service in the pro shop and bar were excellent, as were the facilities. Extremely good value for money. We all came away thankful that we'd made the effort and will look forward to visiting Castro Marim again on our next trip. Tamar at Teetimes.PT provided an excellent, personal booking service - highly recommended and will certainly use them again for future arrangements.

Andy Bryant2018-09-17
Friendly people , great course, challenging and different holes. And them bringing round ice cold towels during the heat of the game -excellent touch

John Wilson2018-09-16
Impressive hilly course which offers real challenges and beautiful views. In good condition and greens playing well.

Julia Hunter2018-09-16
Lovely golf course with great views and picturesque holes

John Flanagan2018-08-16
The course is a challenge if you are not a straight hitter but it is in excellent condition given the time of the year. There are several holes with superb views over the surrounding area and across into Spain. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. It is very good value for money.

Andy Bryant2018-07-31
very friendly , great course

Arranging this through tee times was easy and straight forward. quick response for confirmation and good prices. Not impressed with CM pricing though, 5 euro for a hand cart!! most places are 1 euro or free!! Perhaps we won't visit that course again.

Ian Charles Mitchell2018-05-10
Played all 27 holes over two separate days. Course was in good condition and my friend and I had a couple of very good days.

Mario de Melo2018-05-10
Nice course configuration, well maintained , very enjoyable game.

Rob Needham2018-01-12
Absolutely top value golf. Beautiful well maintained course, excellent accommodation and food

Marcus Hoffmann2017-03-09
as always, it was good fun to play the course; good condition, friendly people - excellent!

Inge Hempelmann2019-11-14
Es ist landschaftlich ein sehr schöner Plätz. Sehr abwechslungsreich. Guter Pflegezustand.

Wolfgang Haller2019-11-02
Course is in a very good shape, friendly staff and services

Peter Wragg2019-10-26
What an improvement to our last visit over 3 years ago. The club house has been newly renovated and the course redesigned to include three 9 hole courses . We played the Grouse & Guadiana courses which were in excellent condition. A real enjoyable days golf at a competitive price.

Ina van der Hout2019-10-22
Here we could play the 2 of us very quiet at twilight. Om the other courses we had to play with 2 other people. The course of Castro Marim is very beautiful with nice views.

John Flanagan2019-10-20
Excellent service from in arranging my game at Castro Marim. The course was in very good condition despite the heavy rain yesterday and the staff at the club were very welcoming and helpful. One small negative was there was no pencil provided on the buggy, the first time I have ever encountered this.

Bob Needham2019-10-17
Superb course and excellent friendly and helpful staff

Matthew Hills2019-10-12
Excellent customer service, could fault it all

Helen Rutherford2019-10-10
Very impressive clubhouse and challenging course but played very well. Satnav or map needed to find it. For future recommendation for yourselves perhaps suggesting the need to book/reserve a buggie in advance.

Tim Morrissey2019-10-10
Very good. Very friendly staff.

Great course and more forgiving than the nearby course quinta do vale. Definitely worth a visit and worth the trip from Vilamoura

Lee Donaldson 2019-10-08
A nice course but in reality too far from where we were staying. Some interesting holes, we played the Grouse and Guadiana combination, all fairways and greens in good shape. Bunker sand on a couple of holes wasn’t best ever ( so I’m told) Made to feel welcome at the course and in the clubhouse afterwards.

Andrew Ford 2019-09-11
The course was in great condition, greens true and reasonably fast considering the hot and very dry weather that has gone on for the last few months, The majority of staff were very helpful and you could have a bit of banter with. Will definitely come again.

Phil Townsend2019-09-03
other than the greens being slow it was very good

Very good greens excellant

Had a fantastic round and the course was in great condition loved it

Julian Romeira2019-08-01
Great experience and lovely course

A Erkelens2019-07-11
Very good and professional

Jan van Roekel2019-06-26
well done!

Gareth Toms2019-06-20
Course was very scruffy, tees and fairways disappointing. On the Grouse 9 the greens had been heavily sanded

Franco Di Fonzo2019-06-12
In a course with no indications, no birdie book and no GPS on the buggy, with holes with no visibility is impossible to play. Especially with so much wind. Experience not to be repeated.

Tom Williams2019-06-08
Really fantastic course with great views and interesting holes. A hidden gem.

Stephen Boswell2019-06-07
Very well looked after and a good course with excellent greens

Richard Whitworth2019-05-22
Good course. However. Twilight golf and we had to leave the course at 7pm?

Paul Haran2019-05-22
Good course, helpful staff, would have liked card to be presented as an 18 hole card rather than two nine hole cards and have to workout indices!

Bèr Raemaekers2019-05-21
Mooie uitdagende baan met Prima greens. FAirways hard. Prachtige vergezichten. 19e hole goed...mag wat vriendelijker.

Walter Strunz2019-05-20
3 very nice 9 hole courses in good condition

Greg Reynolds2019-05-08
Challenging course. All up and down maybe a buggy for the older golfer.

Jean Harings2019-05-04
Very good course, fairway's could havcen been better

Segers eric2019-04-24
Course in GOOD condition

Fantastic course, super fast greens. Well maintained.

Jackie Robinson2019-04-01
Enjoyable and got round in 3 hours

Mrs Teresa Gaughan2019-04-01
The course was in great condition with beautiful greens. Challenging at times but very playable. Staff were extremely helpful and very friendly which made for a very enjoyable round of golf.

Jaap Schaap2019-03-27
Excellent course, will play again for sure, very nice staff.

Josette Renzi2019-03-25
Nous ne sommes pas satisfaits car nous devions joué Grouse/ Guadiana et nous avons joué Guadiana / Atlantic mais on nous a dit qu’il y avait trop de monde alors que nous avons réservé depuis 1 semaine !!! Ce n’e Pas notre commande!!!

ian nicholas2019-03-17
A challenging but beautiful course. Really long and undulating so definitely needed the buggy.

Lorraine Bennett2019-03-04
Challenging but enjoyable

Richard Moss 2019-02-23
Excellent greens. Good value but buggy recommended

Raul Reis2019-02-20
Back nine tee boxes were too close to each other. A bit dangerous...

David Reilly 2019-02-17
Very good

Tony Calnan2019-02-05
Very nice day of golf. Club house was nice but we did not stay.

Carlos Ferreira2019-01-12
Interesting golf course, not to long but very narrow fairways and some blind shots.

Sven Johannsen2019-01-07
exciting golf course, buggy is highly recommended

Bob Needham2018-11-15
By far the friendliest and best value golf on the Algarve

sidney stuart2018-10-20
Club house very good superb views towards Spain from terrace food is of a high standard course in good condition not a long course narrow fairways club selection important too tip bring plenty of balls

Very nice but difficult course

Monica Young2018-10-14
We were not mad about the course. It was not maintained very well

Christian Hoornaert2018-10-14

Guido Pauels2018-10-09
Wonderful lay out, good fairways and greens. We enjoyed this course

Alan Carr2018-09-22
Excellent golf course with stunning views, nice clubhouse and food, warm friendly staff

Diana de Vroege2018-09-22
Nice course, valluwe for money. In the heat of the dat cool towels????

Irma Siegers2018-09-21

Excellent course - good condition - greens a bit slower that ideal but otherwise all good


John Gray2018-08-12
Good customer service and half way round we were given an ice cold towel which on a hot day was a real treat. The group behind hit through us on 3 occasions even though were kept right up with the group in front of us - it's a shame some golfers are idiots. Of course this was no reflection on the golf course itself. If you are looking for a medium length course (c.6,300 yards off the back (white) tees), with many challengingly tight drives then this is the course for you.

Alan MICHEL2018-08-08
Joli parcours technique et vallonné, souvent serré pour les départs. Très bon entretien. Staff aux petits soins :-) Bon resto aussi.

Mike Needham 2018-06-30
Totally in love with this course it's like millionairs paradise

Phil Townsend 2018-06-25
first 9 greens sanded and very slow 2nd nine a bit bare and bumpy but quicker. fairways not a patch on quinta do vale which is across the road

Jackie Robinson2018-06-10
Excellent game of golf in under 4 hours

Rob Needham2018-06-05
By far the best value golf course in the Algarve

Kevin Sanders2018-06-01
Very helpful and well informed staff. Grouse and Guadiana courses played well and were in good condition.

Mark Hughes2018-05-26
Tee time was moved half an hour back because of a competition, which resulted in very slow play, 3 1/2 hours for the first 9 holes, played the back 9 in 1 1/2 hours after the competition finished

David Bowles2018-05-21
A very enjoyable experience. Yes the layout a challenge But very playable and an experience not to be missed

Bèr Raemaekers2018-05-17
Vandaag guadana en atlantic course guadiana is de mooiste van de 3....atlantic...veel afwisseling maar wat compacter dan de andere 2. Castro marim zeker een prachtige accommodatie prettige atmosfeer. Hole 19 zeer relaxt

Daniel 2018-05-17
perfect Management

Bèr Raemaekers2018-05-14
Erg mooie baan...perfect gebruik gemaakt van de natuur.. buggy is noodzakelijk. Ook al zijn de fairwas kaal....zeer zeker de moeite waard. Greens prima. Mooie vergezichten van hoge tees. Mooi clubgebouw...heerlijke snacks.

Mike Lee 2018-05-08
Some parts of the course were in need of attention. There was no starter. Needs some work to improve the complete experience.

Janet Warburton2018-04-27
Another good game at Castro Marim. Wonderful views towards Spain

Elaine spitty2018-04-26
Lovely course very hilly, needed the buggy!! Very interesting.

Janet Warburton2018-04-23
A very relaxing round of golf with wonderful views.

Richard Ashley2018-04-19
Very difficult coursed but in great condition

Stuart Johnston2018-04-19
Played Castro MARIM on 19 April 2017. Course in reasonable shape but very quirky, lots of slopes on fairways and these cause you to be penalised for good drives. You have to aim left or right to get the ball to finish on the fairway. Greens okay. Not the best course in the area.

Tytko, Hans-Erich2018-04-13
Wegen des Wetters verschoben um einen Tag. Personal sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert. Platz gepflegt und trotz des Dauerregens tags zuvor gut bespielbar. Jederzeit wieder.

Mr Tony Field2018-04-04
very good. 3 by 9 hole, each different challenges.

A. van Doorn2018-03-24
No comment

Georg Strasser2018-03-22
Not in good shape but interesting to play.

Ralf Brüning2018-03-21
Quiet nice golf-course, course in moderate conditions with rather slow greens. As not that busy a nice and relaxing round of golf, worth to go there, excellent price/performance ratio.

Norbert Turba2018-03-17
very good course in good shape, kind staff

Paul Lenz2018-03-16
nice course and godd services

Christopher DREW2018-03-15
Reception and Caddie Master staff were 1st class.. Grouse 9 good, although greens not great. Guadiana 9,poor,but greens better. No course Marshall, people in front of us could not play golf and we would have finished 30 minutes earlier. There is a real lack of signage from the N125, even 500 metres from the entrance at a T junction there are 2 signs with golfers on them,1 to the right and 1 to the left! We started at 1.45.

Van Doorn2018-03-12

Philip Townsend 2018-03-11
The course was in reasonably good condition, we were disappointed that the bar prices have risen dramatically

Gert Jacobs2018-03-04
Clubhouse good service, course and greens are in good condition

Klaus-Dieter Feldmann2018-02-28
Attractive and challenging hilly course without boring holes. Fairway ok..greens need a bit more time. Overall very recommendable for players hcp - 20 or better.

Barry Summerfield2018-02-04
Reception was fine - there was no starter. Course in good condition and the layout was interesting.

Karen Wilson 2017-12-29
Excellent. Staff friendly and course in good condition

G. Thijssen2017-12-21
Very friendly people, the golfcourse is in a good condition

norbert van der Plas2017-12-17
Nice course although you need a caddie book because the lay-out is complex.

Chris Lennox2017-12-08
Excellent course, facilities & staff. Could not be faulted

Dave Parsons2017-11-18
Enjoyable round, buggy was appreciated as it's hilly. Got to play Atlantic course for the first time, which was a plus.

Phil Townsend2017-11-13
Sadly the greens were not in a good condition and this significantly impacted on our enjoyment. The rest of the course was fine and up to expectations

Frits van Duijn2017-11-01
So in Oktober when its wet in Holland we like to play so 2 a 3 times per week by Castro Marim. Whe like to be with Tee Times for so 7 years and when we know the time and every year we know to find us and they regalade it for us. Castro Marim and Tee Times are close friends for us. Fam F van Duijn Pijnacker The Netherlands.

Richard Ashley2017-10-29
Challenging course, golf cart a necessity

Richard Ashley2017-10-21
Fantastic course, a bit rough in places with patchwork greens but a real experience. Shame our game did not match the quality of the course.

Pieter Colijn2017-10-21
Most of the tees and greens were poor. The bartender in the evening was lazy.

Jerome Rogers2017-10-16
We truly enjoyed playing this course. Excellent facilities and the staff outstanding. Will definitely play it again.

Mr Stephen Macguffie2017-10-15

Barry hill2017-10-09
The course was in good condition and far less crowded than those courses on the Western area of the Algarve. Always good value for money

Liz Scully2017-10-07
This was my first time playing this course. Found it very challenging Condition could have been better especially around the greens. The buggy we had was definitely dangerous as the brakes were faulty Good group played and all mixed well.

Michael Bryan2017-10-06
Not in great condition. Several holes made to fit the terrain resulting in gimmicky and poor golf holes.

Malcolm Stuart Russell 2017-10-04
Whereas the overall experience at Castro Marim was good, excellent views, club house etc. The condition of the course was not as good as some we played, the course being in need of some attention in places.

Rob Needham2017-10-02
Castro Marim GC is a hidden gem.Please do not tell anyone!!

Robert Bickerdike2017-09-30
greens showing signs of a long hot summer - only to be expected. Excellent value for money!

Andy Bryant2017-09-25
Very friendly , helpful ( as it appeared we had missed our tee time slot ) -got us on the course as soon as possible

Andrew Ford2017-09-21
Atlantico 9 holes not in good condition

Phil Townsend 2017-07-18
The green had been treated and were in a poor condition covered in sand

Peter Bamforth2017-06-17
Very good

Bob Bickerdike2017-05-19
nice touch of handing out cool/wet hand towels out on the course

David Hizzett2017-05-15
Tough course, no room for error, but thoroughly enjoyable and a great golfing experience

frank crawford2017-05-07

John O Connor2017-05-06
Very nice except first day we played there it was busy and we had to wait for 1.5 hours for buggy (we're lazy)

Peter Roberts2017-05-01
Sixteen players enjoyed the Guadiana and Atlantico courses on a lovely April day, course in good condition.

Paul Christiansen2017-04-01
Castro Marim is a kind of hidden gem. It is challenging, usually in good condtion. I have experienced better greens there. The view and setting, is absolutely acceptable and green fee is at the right level.

Rob Needham2017-03-24
Our favourite golf course in ther Eastern Algarve, so we are biassed. This time we stayed in superb accommodation and everything first class

John Davies2017-03-23
Castro marim. All three 9 holes well kept, Enjoyed playing them, Forgot my mosquito spray, Big mistake.

Michael Barker2017-03-20
Holes were very similar, enjoyed the company of the other pair partnered with

Jackie Robinson2017-03-12
Greens a bit rough!

Helmut Zagler2017-02-26
also grat views to the guadiana bridge and excellent course

David Patterson2016-11-15
The brakes on the buggies was very poor, it was very difficult to stop them going downhill. They were in a dangerous condition.

Derek Cruse2016-11-14
great course with some lovely views. Only downside was the buggy ran out and we had to walk the last for holes! and they only paid us back half.

William Edward Green2016-11-06
As good as usual,excellent continental breakfast.

COLIN FISH2016-10-31
again very friendly course in good condition.

Julian Pallister2016-10-31
thoroughly enjoyed as usual although quite alot of bare patches on fairways

Justin Parker-Hann2016-10-16
a very nice course that is a challenge espicially the first 9 holes(the Grouse).the greens were good although bunkers could have been better. Had a very nice meal in clubhouse which was excellent value for money. 7.5/10

Andy Bryant2016-09-26
Very friendly , nice touch of cold towels brought round to us mid-round on a very hot afternoon. Stunning course

Michael Sutton2016-09-20
Likewise to Benamor

Robert Needham2016-09-16
Castro Marim golf and food in club house is my favourite in the Algarve We also played Quinta do Val. they are desperate for bus

excellent course in great condition. cant believe you can play this quality of course for so little money. bit of a drive from albufeira, but well worth the extra mileage. our friend who lives just over the border in Spain pops across the river to play this course at least twice a month, we can see why. will play again.

Nicholas Kjelgaard2016-06-26
Lovelly course worth the trip out. Nice and quiet but on course service was great and some lovely holes.

Keith Walker2016-06-06
Excellent service from the staff at Castro marim. Long course and a fair challenge.

Julian Pallister2016-05-06
Excellent condition few other players around

Russ Brittain2016-05-02
Great course in good condition and thankfully very quiet, would definitely play it again.

Mark King2016-05-01
I hadn't played Castro Marim for a number of years, the quality of the golf course has certainly improved over the period.

Jackie Robinson2016-03-04

Jackie Robinson2016-03-01
Excellent service as usual!

Alan Potts 2016-02-08
Beautiful and woderfully quirky. Love it

Ollie Lambe2015-10-29
Found Castro Marim to be a good course, but killed us walking, as there were no buggies available. We're told buggies had to be pre booked. (We didn't know this beforehand.) Buggies are needed on this course as there are a lot of hills.

Hanspeter Spaelti2015-10-23
everything ok

Julian Pallister2015-10-21

Brian Buckeridge 2015-10-16
nice course but would recommend buggy which i'd pre booked for my group.

Course Difficulty
Yard values are approximated.
Hole: 1 
Par: 4
S.I.: 3
Hole: 2 
Par: 3
S.I.: 8
Hole: 3 
Par: 4
S.I.: 4
Hole: 4 
Par: 5
S.I.: 2
Hole: 5 
Par: 5
S.I.: 1
Hole: 6 
Par: 3
S.I.: 7
Hole: 7 
Par: 4
S.I.: 5
Hole: 8 
Par: 4
S.I.: 6
Hole: 9 
Par: 4
S.I.: 9
Par: 36
Hole: 10 
Par: 4
S.I.: 3
Hole: 11 
Par: 3
S.I.: 8
Hole: 12 
Par: 5
S.I.: 2
Hole: 13 
Par: 5
S.I.: 5
Hole: 14 
Par: 4
S.I.: 4
Hole: 15 
Par: 4
S.I.: 1
Hole: 16 
Par: 3
S.I.: 9
Hole: 17 
Par: 4
S.I.: 7
Hole: 18 
Par: 4
S.I.: 6
Par: 36
Hole: 19 
Par: 4
S.I.: 4
Hole: 20 
Par: 4
S.I.: 2
Hole: 21 
Par: 4
S.I.: 7
Hole: 22 
Par: 3
S.I.: 9
Hole: 23 
Par: 4
S.I.: 1
Hole: 24 
Par: 4
S.I.: 6
Hole: 25 
Par: 4
S.I.: 5
Hole: 26 
Par: 3
S.I.: 8
Hole: 27 
Par: 5
S.I.: 3
Par: 35
Par: 107
Course Map Castro Marim Golf Course