Portugal Golf – Castro Marim golf course irrigated with recycled water

Castro Marim Golf Course. Castro Marim golf course will be irrigated with recycled water

Castro Marim golf course is making an effort to be more sustainable

The Castro Marim Golfe & Country Club will start to use recycled water to irrigate its golf course. The project will make it possible to restore the surface water that is used every year with water from a WWTP that can be used again.

The contract between “Águas do Algarve” and Castro Marim Golfe & Country Club was signed on the morning of July 3rd.

For David Martins, managing director of Algarvelux, which manages Castro Marim Golfe, this project is a joy for the hotel unit.

“It’s a promise to the future because we all know that there isn’t enough water. Signing a contract that lets us use water from a different source than surface water or rainwater is a guarantee for the future”, David Martins told reporters.

Of the average consumption, «half, in the worst case scenario», will be done with this recycled water.

With this investment, the price of water will go up, but the director of Castro Marim Golfe stressed that water is a scarce resource and it is better to pay a little more.

According to Águas do Algarve, about the production of water for reuse in the region, an investment of 23 million euros is foreseen until 2025. An increase is estimated from 1.4 to 8 million cubic meters/year, 71% of which will be used by golf courses.

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Portugal golf holidays – Golf Holidays Breaks in Algarve Portugal

Salgados Golf Course. Golf Holidays Breaks in Algarve

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Golf Holidays Breaks in Algarve

The Algarve, being the most southern province of Portugal, offers a semi-tropical climate, a cold winter and hot, but very pleasant summers, providing conditions for fantastic golf breaks all year round. There are 39 Golf Courses in the Algarve from west to east and almost all of them offer several options for multiple games, “golf packages”, where the player gets advantageous discounts. We have the example of dynamic packages that start from 2 or 3 rounds and offer an additional discount, such as the Vilamoura golf courses or the Amendoeira Resort. Vilamoura also offers Taylor made packages on its 5 golf courses, the traditional Old Course, the emblematic Victoria golf course and the popular Pinhal, Millennium and Laguna golf courses owned by the Dom Pedro group and therefore the options are many and with different types of discounts. A Group of 8 or more golfers have a free round for 1 player. Golf professionals also benefit from amenities and special conditions.

Quinta do Lago also offers combinations of 3, 5 or more rounds on its three golf courses, Laranjal, Quinta do Lago South and North, offering one free player in 16 and special conditions for the golf professionals.

Vale do Lobo on the two golf courses, Ocean and Royal also offer 1 free player in 8, a package of 3 rounds with 1 free round, excellent for those who want to play more than one round of golf at Vale do Lobo golf courses in the centre of the Algarve.

For the best golf holiday, we at Tee Times Golf Agency have around 60 golf packages to choose from all golf courses in the Algarve.

The most important areas of the Algarve for your golf holidays are Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago, Lagos, Portimao Carvoeiro and Tavira, all of them have a set of very important Golf Courses such as Palmares, Boavista and Espiche, in Lagos.

Portimao has the legendary Penina Golf Course designed by Sir Henry Cotton and the excellent Morgado and Alamos Golf Courses, set in a peaceful environment at the foot of the Monchique mountains. The Morgado golf course, more demanding, recently home of the Portuguese Open and the Alamos golf course shorter but very demanding golf course in the short game, very wavy greens. Two good options in the region. In Carvoeiro, we have the Vale da Pinta & Gramacho golf courses and in Albufeira, the Salgados golf course is a lot of fun and not too far to the north after the highway, golf players can find the amazing Amendoeira Resort, Faldo and O´Connor golf courses and the popular Silves golf course.

In the Tavira area, in the eastern part of the Algarve, we have the best golf course in Portugal, and one of the best in Europe, the Monte Rei North golf course with the signature of Jack Nicklaus.

A little further south two excellent golf courses, Quinta da Ria & Quinta de Cima, plus the Benamor and Castro Marim golf courses, both very popular and pleasant to play and a course designed by the legendary Severiano Ballesteros that is Quinta do Vale, complement the golf offer in Tavira which is quite comprehensive and suitable for all types of players and provide also some great golf holidays in that part of the Algarve.

Castro Marim Golf Course reopening

Castro Marim Golf Course

Castro Marim golf course

The reopening of the golf courses in Portugal is announced for April 5th, 71 days after their closure due to the pandemic.

A few hundred golfers and golf courses members, in the centre and in the Algarve, will return to their golf courses with great enthusiasm.

In these 71 days of mandatory closure and although the golf courses are not open to the practice of golf, the daily maintenance works continues, with the essentially and with less staff.

Keeping the essential works between Monday to Friday at the level of cutting the grass, only with the loss of small details, such as the manicure around the fairways, which will be returned now taking into account that there is already a date of reopening.
Although until now, if necessary, the golf course was always ready for play, at the level of tees, fairways and greens.

The Castro Marim Golf Course, now flanked by the flowering hills of white and yellow (the native vegetation) is prepared for reopening and in excellent maintenance conditions.

In keeping with the reopening date, the Castro Marim Golf Course has already booked some tournaments for April and May.

Tee Times Golf Agency is more than happy to suggest Castro Marim golf course with its breathtaking mountain, river and sea views and where special offers, such as; 1 Free in 8 plus reduced rates for groups from 8 & 12, 18 holes round with or without a buggy and twilight special rate can make the difference.

For a true connection with the pure Algarvian nature, a stay at Villa Houses Castro Marim Golf & Country Club is mandatory, with golf packages available for 3 nights accommodation & 2 rounds, 7 nights accommodation & 4 rounds or a long stay of 28 nights accommodation & unlimited golf, or others as per each golfer or group desires.

For an even more perfect combination, we suggest the magnificent Monte Rei North and Quinta do Vale golf courses, located at a short distance, or already in Spain the Valle Guadiana Links golf course located at the left bank of the Guadiana River’s mouth.

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