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Espiche Golf Course

Espiche golf course is located within a nature reserve and just five minutes from Lagos, Espiche Clubhouse & Golf is an eco-resort which has been perfectly integrated into the surrounding natural environment and offers a unique and authentic experience in the western Algarve.
Preservation, conservation and innovation of resource management are at the heart of Espiche Golf & Clubhouse. The 18 hole, par 72 golf course was designed to integrate effortlessly into the surrounding Algarve countryside and the indigenous flora and fauna of the area have been preserved, in keeping with the company ethos of nature preservation and conservation. This commitment to maintaining natural resources is one that we believe will allow Espiche Clubhouse & Golf to continuously contribute to a sustainable future.
The Espiche Golf Clubhouse, which is also home to the Gecko restaurant, has been awarded internationally for its architecture, design and environmental efficiency, in reference to both the choice of materials used for the building and in its resource management. The exceptional location of the Clubhouse, situated on top of a hill overlooking the resort, offers breathtaking views across the golf course and the nature reserve. The views, coupled with the exceptional quality of the food available, makes the Clubhouse a reference for both lovers of golf and those who value the tranquility and beauty of nature itself.

Espiche Golf Course ReceptionReception: yes
Espiche Golf Course Golf ClubsGolf Clubs: Available
Espiche Golf Course Club HouseClub House: yes
Espiche Golf Course Driving rangeWith driving range
Espiche Golf Course AcademyWith an Academy
Espiche Golf Course TrolleysTrolleys: Manual and Electric
Espiche Golf Course Locker RoomWith locker room
Espiche Golf Course Pro ShopPro Shop: yes
Espiche Golf Course Golf LessonsGolf Lessons: yes
Espiche Golf Course Putting GreenWith putting green

143 reviews 8/10

Gareth Toms2019-06-12
Very good course, excellent greens

Adam Roche2019-06-12
Lovely people, great club house, course is hard !

Jason Pierce2019-05-11
Bring lots of balls! Course was in good condition, although greens were a little sandy in places but generally rolled well. Course is very tight in places and if you are wide don’t even bother looking for your ball. Course is high up in the hills so exposed and very windy

Kim Bennett2019-05-11
Absolutely superb golf course. Challenging in places but a fair test. It was also in excellent condition. The Club house is amazing and we were able to get a very pleasant breakfast. It was a little less busy than the Pestana courses courses we are playing for the rest of the week, which was good. Will return and would highly recommend.

Dr. Markus Feidicker2019-04-14
nice golf course, but need a lot of balls since almost every ball not on fairway is lost due to bushes. Fairways very hard, so balls jumping all over the place. Nice clubhouse. Friendly personnel.

Vortmann2019-04-07
Top and challenging Course, unfriendly employess at the clubhouse, practice areas to far away -, Price For Token at the driving area unacceptable

Bill Young2019-01-04
Espiche is a fantastic golf course in great condition for January. Staff are friendly and make visitors very welcome.

Ian Brotherston2018-12-04
A hidden gem. A thinking golfers course. It is wider than it looks but as it was so firm and there was little to no rough shots that were off line did find toruble. The greens are large, sloping and fast so do not get the wrong side of the hole. The course is in a relatively remote spot and in a beautiful spot. At the time of year we played (late November) it was also outstanding value for money.

Kevin Ephgrave 2018-10-26
Course played well. Always a test to remember which side of the fairway to hit given some of the undulations in play. Greens were good. Clubhouse and food/service still great. Overall the group enjoyed the day.

Alan Robinson2018-09-09
Excellent course it's a challenge. Probably the best greens I've played all year. You have got to be straight. Club house is beautiful and food excellent.

Paul Loverseed2018-07-08
Toughest course we played however very enjoyable with some stunning holes.

Bernd Bachmann2017-04-16
Espiche has developed in recent years from an insider tip to a beautifully situated and well maintained golf course with a beautiful clubhouse. Very good price and performance ratio.

terry cotton2017-04-07
Beautiful location and a lovely golf course in a wild and natural setting. Spectacular display of wild flowers. Very difficult due to the dense scrub lining all the fairways. Greens, however, were very poor compared to other venues played that week.

Smit2017-03-06
Golf course looks very nice. Unfortunately a very dry and hard ground. The drives will go very far and the will end up in the rough or worse almost every tee shot. Also the good ones. :) You are better of keeping the distance of your tee shot under the 200 meters. When you miss the fairway you will loose your ball. Next to the holes is very harsh terrain. I might return to this course due to the challange and the friendly people and good service.

Robin Fledderus2019-06-24
The best golfcourse we played in Algarve

BORRACELLI Michel2019-06-18
Parfait

david salvesen2019-06-16
Choose was in poor condition. Round was very slow with no sign of a marshall to spped things up. Overall very disappointed.

Breuer2019-06-11
Friedly staff, relaxed setting; driving range a bit off-track; nice golf course, reasonably demanding but a bit on the very dry side; beautiful club house, superb terrace, nicest fish&chips - a must-try - no joke!

James Ridgway2019-05-27
Wonderful course, wonderful club house.

Robert Wood2019-05-24
A tough, beautiful course, worth the effort to drive 10k inland. I am a good 8 handicapper and in the wind (which I guess is most days given it is close to a wind farm), it is a real test of accuracy. My wife loved it too

Pascal Plichta2019-05-10
Tres bon acceuil. Terrain vallonné. Possible de le faire sans buggy. Fairways pas très larges.il faut être precis.

Chris Rudling 2019-05-07
Great course, played three rounds in good condition, have to be straight off the tee as you could lose balls, will definitely be back to play it again. Good club house, excellent service and food.

David Weeks2019-05-03
Excellent course in very good condition. Staff very friendly and couldn't fault the service.

McDonald2019-05-03
Friendly staff, but course wasn’t cared for the best. Needed some maintenance work

Michael Mullins 2019-04-23
Very difficult

Caren Lottermann2019-04-20
Perfect Service and quick responses.

Richard Oakley2019-04-09
A tough challenge but fair. Our group of 7 found more golf balls than we lost!

Carmel Murphy2019-04-01
Enjoyed playing there & staff were very friendly.

Charles Coe2019-04-01
Very unfair golf course. Semi rough would help.

dirk groeneweg2019-03-25
too windy and a great loss of balls

WINKELMANN Brigitte2019-02-26
The course was very dry and for this reason difficult to play (Balls bounced in every direction). Interessting layout; but the holes were obviously several days on the same place. Good value for 148 Euro incl. Buggy.

Cathy Cirko 2019-02-16
It was great.

Roland Nilsson2019-01-30
Nice and friendly good service

Martin Georg Hilke2018-12-10
Always a pretty good place to play ambitious golf...Fast fairways and putting greens. Top clubhouse. One of the best courses at algarve...

Daphne Ledger2018-11-21
Super course would certainly play it ahain

James Bruce2018-11-10
Great service from the agency. Golf course in excellent condition. Greens very fast especially on downhill putts. Great golf challenge.

Roger Moyse2018-10-21
Good course very good food for lunch.

Chris Secular2018-10-17
Great course and clubhouse

Neville Reilly2018-10-16
Excellent course condition

celeste o'regan2018-10-08
Very tight course. Would need to be very accurate off tee. Staff couldn’t be more helpful. Really enjoyable round of golf.

Mark Barnish2018-10-08
Tough wind conditions but course set up fairly and in excellent condition overal excellent course and facilities

mr m rajowski2018-10-03
great golf course will play again

Andrew Wilson2018-10-02
We liked Espiche very much although a buggy is essential as are a good supply of balls!

Graeme2018-08-24
Beautiful course, friendly and helpful staff

Hoang Hang2018-07-27
Very good course, technically very interesting, but to much windy today ....

Matthias Anklam2018-07-14
Wie immer, tolle Qualität mit einem super Layout.

Per Svensson2018-07-14
Nice course a bit tight, needs precision from tee. Greens where really slow but will be better they said.

Phil Sharpe2018-07-01
Always a tough golf course as it’s so narrow but one that is in absolutely great condition. An excellent clubhouse with stunning views and very friendly and helpful staff. Would love it if the clubhouse restaurant brought back their old breakfast menu, the current one is far more limited for those that want to eat there before teeing off in the morning.

arseniy tarasov2018-06-28
Really interesting and challenging course, very windy, in good condition. And not crowded.

Stephen Curley2018-06-28
Fantastic clubhouse, staff & food. However the course, whilst in great condition, is unfair. The course needs some redesign to ensure that good shots are not punished

David Elcock2018-06-24
Beautiful setting but in a strong wind the tightness of the course was demoralising

Gareth Toms2018-06-18
Very nice golf course, a tough challenge and take a good number of golf balls

gerard kelly2018-06-10
This is not a long course but has a high degree of difficulty. Beautifully maintained without the use of any fertiliser. In a conservation area so chemical use prohibited. This means fairways do not have the rich green of course which use fertilisers and weed control agents. I had read about the difficult rating of the course in advance so as my party of 7 are all mid teen handicaps we played scramble format for our 3 rounds. Really enjoyable. However I know it would have been dry challenging to play single stroke format. Beautiful clubhouse and brilliant staff.

kuhl2018-06-02
Top !!

Becker, Frank2018-05-21
Nice surrounding, but very difficult two play, especially with wind. There are holes without a landing zone

LAFITTE2018-05-07
Parcours magnifique et très bon accueil! Un parcours avec de nombreux trous à l'aveugle donc il faut un petit stock de balles. Très belle expérience ????

David Burton2018-05-03
I like the course, quite tight in places but a good challenge and vegetation wild plants in colour in Spring made the course very attractive scenically. Good, modern clubhouse centrally located on high point so there are good views of the course.

Darren Gatward2018-05-01
Course is too severe / unfair in windy conditions, with firm sloping fairways the ball easily rolled into bushes that frame every hole with very narrow fairways on most holes. I lost 2 balls after hitting them down the middle of the fairway, while the 2 guys I played with who were 20+ handicappers must have lost more than 30 balls between them in one round. I won’t be be returning to this course again.

Stuart Armstrong 2018-04-27
The clubhouse and facilities are first class. Unfortunately the course is too hilly and off the fairway is dense bush making it almost impossible to find balls. We suffered from several lost balls as people around us did making our round 5 hours 30 minutes which is excessive for us. We will Unfortunately not choose this course again.

colin armitage2018-04-16
Difficult golf course with only limited room for error. Not long but demands accuracy and even good shots can finish in unexpected places. It needs some control rough grass areas on the edge of fairways to limit the number of decent shots going into the rubbish - ball lost, expensive round. However it is set in a lovely spot in the countryside and a has pleasant clubhouse to return to. Staff polite as can be. Would definitely play again.

Tania Segers2018-04-01
Very good. No comments. Excellent facilities, friendly staff, very nice clubhouse.

Markus Ruebenkamp2018-03-27
Perfect Service when we booked our tee times!

Klaus Krausen2018-03-20
Nice course in rural area. Almost no housing estates in surroundings. Friendly personal. Modern club facilities. The course requires precise centered long play. Otherwise shrubs and bushes close along the fairways are fast using up one's ball reserves.

H. Seifert2018-03-14
All holes without any rough, balls run while hitting a fairway simply in the scrub, under this conditions combined with wind unfair course with little fun, friendly and helpfully staff and very good service in the club restaurant

Martin West2018-03-12
Great experience but we gound it tough however we manage the course much better the 2 nd time around

Martin West2018-03-12
Great customer service great course but tough to score well would definitely play this course again

Nick Fry2018-03-08
Slow pace of play Grass too tightly cut Course not in great condition

Petrusch2018-03-06
The fairway was Brown and extremely fast. No ball stayed, precisely diven shots left the Palace. The roughs wäre dense. You need many balls.

Thomas Wicker2018-03-05
A bit too far away from Vilamoura , but nice course, some blind holes, if you are not straight the ball is gone, greens were in bad conditions, better to use carts

Barry Summerfield2018-02-01
Reception was prompt and efficient. The starter was very helpful. The course is quite tough and it is very easy to lose balls if you stray off the fairway.. The course was in good condition.

tony Laframboise2018-01-29
The service and staff were excellent. The course was dry and impossible to play. Not a course I would recommend

Roy Denton2018-01-23
Excellent service from teetimes. Lose to many balls!

Roberta alder2018-01-20
Friendly staff. Beautiful views from every hole. I found the course difficult but my husband loved the challenge. It’s not an easy walk but doable. The greens ran fast and were a challenge. Would play again.

Roy Denton2018-01-15
Teetimes response time excellent, and no problem at Espiche did not even need copy of voucher.
Tee Times reply: We are so popular ! Thank you Roy

Martin Georg Hilke 2017-12-16
Always a Challenge, we lost our Balls and find other Balls.... Top Clubhouse!

Eckhardt Teiber2017-12-07
Very friendly staff and starter. Golfcourse in very good shape

William Young2017-11-27
Excellent course and excellent staff. We had a great time

David James2017-11-20
Really enjoyed our game. Great course and the staff were all very helpful and polite. We will return.

Bep Van Der Pas2017-11-16
At Espiche the course wins, not the players, they stand no chance.

Markus Ruebenkamp2017-11-12
Great Course, brillant Greens!

Christopher Hunt2017-11-11
For the money I think this is the best course on the Western Algarve. A real challenge with plenty of different holes. The staff are really friendly - not like some of the "corporate" courses. Great day out.

Frank Dickhaus2017-11-10
Nice course, well kept greens, but speed of play could be better

Germ Kemper2017-11-09
Espische is also a very nice course. No buggy nessasary here.

Rick Gaetz2017-11-06
The course and service was great. Enjoyed our round of golf.

Odette2017-11-02
Course in very good condition in particular the greens

Van der Lit2017-11-01
The course is in very good condition, especially considering the very dry monthes. The greens are not very fast, but honest. All in all a very pleasant day at Espiche. Kind regards. Henk van der Lit

John Reilly2017-10-25
Excellent

Odette2017-10-23
Friendly service and outstanding course condition. Will come back.

Tony Walsh2017-10-23
Excellent course with really friendly staff. No problem ordering food which was delivered to us on the course.

Graham Holden2017-10-23
Excellent golf course, much improved in last few years, brilliant new club house and facilities

Michael Hardman2017-10-21
Course and greens in great condition. Not a course we would wish to play again as the fairways are too narrow with thick bushes catching anything but the straightest shots. In my view the fairways need widening and bushes removing. Until this is done and bushes removed from behind greens will not be a course for holiday golf or higher handicaps. Clubhouse and views great

Mark Barnish2017-10-20
Had overbooked the golf course on the day (including a coach party of approx 40) so very slow, obtaining buggies we had booked was chaotic and staff seemed a bit overwhelmed

Jaap Schaap2017-10-16
Excellent, again!!

Sean Drona2017-10-16
First class course and Clubhouse.

Tony Walsh2017-10-16
Excellent golf course. Really friendly staff and great service. Course in great condition with some great driving holes. Organised by tee times.pt who were excellent especially Susana who looked after us so well.

R A Evans2017-10-16
Lovely welcome starter put us out on the tenth which gave us a smooth run through a busy field. Brilliant

Wendel-Jones2017-10-14
Excellent service, polite, courteous and helpful, complete contrast to our experience yesterday at Alto. Course in excellent condition.

Mike Sanderson 2017-10-06
Enjoyable if you keep to the fairways. Into thick scrubland and bushes if you are not straight of the tee.

Peter Streets2017-10-05
Good course great condition our pick of the five.

Robin Vidler2017-08-30
Hidden gem. Worth a trip out.

David Levitus2017-08-15
Challenging course rewarded by our lovely lunch in a beautiful setting

David Levitus2017-07-19
Beautiful and well laid out course with a fantastic clubhouse.

Alan Cooper2017-07-14
Good

Ray Lloyd2017-07-09
A tough course if you are off the fairway, even tougher when the wind is blowing. Great clubhouse and views.

Conor Brennan2017-06-02
Good course and clubhouse.

Robert Cannon2017-05-30
great value, tricky course

mark lane2017-05-17
a quite difficult course as it is tight and unforgiving , it was windy when we played which made it even more difficult , if anyone is thinking of playing , use an iron of the tee for some holes or you will lose your ball.the course was in good condition and the green were fast .Buggies were available and they had a refreshment buggy .

Mike2017-05-17
Fantastic service and stunning course

David Hizzett2017-05-16
Nice new course, quite tough in places, fantastic clubhouse with fabulous views, very friendly and helpful staff.

Simon Bussell2017-05-14
The clubhouse and facilities are outstanding but the course is hard. If you can play straight and like target or percentage golf then this course is for you!

Gordon2017-05-12
Very tight course and don't think we will be going back as too punishing

Bill Robertson2017-05-11
Difficult course but lovely friendly staff on and off course.

Jaap Slootweg2017-05-05
With 6 Beaufort... difficult! ;)

Dietmar Bloch von Blottnitz2017-04-24
Insgesamt in Ordnung. Freundlicher Service. Gepflegte Golfanlage.

Phil Sharpe2017-04-20
Really friendly staff, great choice of breakfast and lunch times menus and course in excellent condition. Becoming one of our favourite experiences from a golf course perspective and already have booked it twice more for trips later this year.

Jeff Bull2017-04-18
The best clubhouse in the Algarve. The greens were dreadful. The group of us actually thought the wrong grass had been planted with flower heads on some greens. Too many blind holes which made it extremely difficult for people who have never played it before. It was voted the worst of our four courses.

Chris Deakin2017-03-06
Great golf course/club house with fantastic service although the course desperately needs some water or secondary rough so you don't spend all your time looking for your tee shots that have run through the fairway. Overall experience very good.

Eduard Reinhart2017-03-05
Netter und preisgünstiger Platz

Päivi Melkko 2017-02-25
Wonderful, peaceful

richard davies2016-12-23
Difficult tight course, be prepared to loose a number of golf balls. Fantastic clubhouse with very friendly staff.

Bienz Peter2016-11-19
very difficult , too many trees, lost to many balls

Bill Robertson2016-10-20
Beautiful difficult course....stunning clubhouse

Lee bickerton2016-10-16
Everything about the course and staff was brilliant would go back everytime

Kelvin Lawton2016-10-09
Most wonderful setting and well maintained. But - very unforgiving for the high handicapper.

andrew shipp2016-09-27
very helpful staff. course in very good condition,

Andy Bryant2016-09-26
Tough course, again friendly people and thanks to the barman who stayed on a bit late so we could have drinks after our later tee-off time

Alexander Murphy2016-09-20
Great views and clubhouse. Very difficult course, tight with nothing between fairway and bushes. Lost far more balls than usual! Not sure we would rush to play it again.

Ann Walker2016-09-19
A beautiful course that is well worth finding

ian jetten2016-07-05
Very good course though the rough is impossible

Jeremy Mounsey2016-06-29
Very good & friendly

Geoff Dobinson 2016-05-27
Easy to find, excellent facilities. The reception staff were very helpful and friendly as were the starter and buggy operators. The drinks cart man was terrific and made sure he met up with us every 3/4 holes. The course itself is very well kept and the greens well maintained.

Malcolm MacDonald2016-05-10
Great for a quiet and fast round as it was very quiet. A true test for all levels.

neil meffin2016-05-07
Very disappointed as only able to offer us baguettes when we fished our round of golf

Peter Watson2016-05-05
Difficult course to play and enjoy because of the fast fairways, slopes, lack of first cut of rough and proximity of the unplayable areas. May be more enjoyable the second time round and as the course matures. Best part of the day was the meal in the clubhouse after the golf.

Mark Crichtron2016-03-23
The whole experience - from booking through to the transfers and golf - went very smoothly. The TeeTimes team were very helpful and I would certainly recommend their service.

Michael Cavill2016-03-04
Thanks ,5 star service. Only problem could not pay online

Robert Lentell2016-02-14
Not very good would not recommend narrow fairways can be coped with but vegetation right up edge which balls run into and cannot be found very frustrating.

Timo Taipalus2016-01-21
Good

Torben iversholt2015-12-12
Terrible golf course. All players lost at least 10 balls, due to bad design. Will never play this course again

Bill Robertson2015-11-16
Lovely course...great staff. Deadly rough so need to hit straight every shot.

Jean Harings2015-11-08
Nice course layout, nice holes, but no room besides the fairway. it is either fairway or a lost ball will not play that course again

Robert Hopcroft2015-10-19
Espiche which we found not only difficult but unfair - not an enjoyable experience. And would be very reluctant to play the course again regardless of price.

Carlos Ferreira2012-04-25
Espiche Golf is a brand new course just North of Lagos. To get there you have to drive past Lagos and through the village of Espiche. At the moment you will find there is only the course and a kind of check-in point, although a clubhouse is in the plans. The 18 hole par 72 golf course is located on a hill and offers splendid views across Monchique mountains and is surrounded by the Algarve beautiful countryside. The holes have quite an interesting layout but perhaps due to the fact that it is still a very young course, with a limited investment, you go from fairway straight into the rough, which makes the ball search difficult. The course misses a generous 1st and 2nd cuts to prevent that from happening. The course has quite a few blind holes, which is a bit of a disadvantage for those who tend to hit long drives because you simply have no clue of where the ball is going to land. The fact that it's almost always windy also doesn't help. The greens vary a lot in shapes and sizes and are quite slopy, which make them very interesting, however they are also quite irregular because of the choice of grass, which in this particular case, doesn't grow in the winter. The good news is that the dry season is almost here and so there is a chance that this is a temporary situation. This first group of golfers were with the Chez Carlos Golf Society and overall everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not a championship course but it does provide a very pleasant experience, particularly with such a beautiful landscape of wild flowers as your backdrop. As Walter Hagen once said, 'never hurry, never worry, and always remember to smell the flowers along the way'. Carlos Ferreira

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Yard values are approximated.
Hole: 1
Par: 5
S.I.: 9
486444myd
454415myd
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Hole: 2
Par: 4
S.I.: 15
343314myd
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Hole: 3
Par: 4
S.I.: 1
439401myd
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Hole: 4
Par: 5
S.I.: 5
493451myd
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Hole: 5
Par: 3
S.I.: 17
201184myd
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157144myd
Hole: 6
Par: 4
S.I.: 7
383350myd
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Hole: 7
Par: 3
S.I.: 11
163149myd
143131myd
129118myd
Hole: 8
Par: 4
S.I.: 13
348318myd
324296myd
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Hole: 9
Par: 4
S.I.: 3
389356myd
357326myd
319292myd
In
Par: 36
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Hole: 10
Par: 5
S.I.: 10
530485myd
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Hole: 11
Par: 4
S.I.: 2
370338myd
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Hole: 12
Par: 3
S.I.: 18
157144myd
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Hole: 13
Par: 4
S.I.: 6
367336myd
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Hole: 14
Par: 4
S.I.: 12
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Hole: 15
Par: 3
S.I.: 14
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Hole: 16
Par: 4
S.I.: 8
363332myd
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Hole: 17
Par: 5
S.I.: 16
470430myd
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427390myd
Hole: 18
Par: 4
S.I.: 4
373341myd
353323myd
303277myd
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Par: 36
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Par: 72
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64115862myd
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54975026myd

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