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Club Med Da Balaia | Portugal
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Enjoy a playing field as vast as nature itself

Welcome to the world’s biggest sport academy: Club Med. On the water, on the ground or in the air: the all-terrain activities on offer are mapped out just for you. With coaching from your G.O®, experience new sensations. Or find joy in improving your technique in a friendly setting. Are you looking for relaxation ? Try our fun leisure activities and lively evening entertainment. If you have a thirst for adventure, choose our excursions.

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Golf School

The Sports Schools propose the best equipment and facilities for golf lovers. Beginners and advanced participants alike will be able to enjoy their sport in the best possible conditions.

Quality teaching by PGA Europe pros, to introduce beginners to the sport and enable experienced players to perfect their technique.

Group classes for all levels, 6 days a week, to ensure all participants make good progress and master their movements. Lessons are given by PGA Europe golf pros on the Balaia Village Golf course.

Included activities

Group Lessons

All levels

Learn at your own pace and understand the secrets of the technical side of golf.
Teaching and practice: long game – woods and irons, bunker play, chipping, pitching and putting …

Duration: 6 days a week

Age: Starting from 8 years old

Equipments: Golf clubs and practice balls Included

As a regular activity at Mini Club Med®: 8 years old. In group classes with adults: 11 years old.

Free access to Balaia Golf Club facilities

Driving range – putting green – Bunker – Chipping Green

Duration: Every Day

Age: Starting from 8 years old

Accompanied by an adult: 8 years old. Unaccompanied: 11 years old.

Equipments: Golf clubs and practice balls (On demand)*

Buckets of balls for the driving range are at extra cost outside lesson times. The facilities are located 15 minutes away by foot or 5 minutes by shuttle (free shuttle once an hour) from Club Med.

At extra cost** 

On demand activities*

Course in “putting and chipping” for golfers

Intermediate/advanced

Work on your approach shots on and around the green. 2 and a half hours tuition per day for 2 days. Minimum index 54. Equipment on loan during the course. Proposed from 11 years old.

Duration: 2h30 of teaching per day over 2 days

Group: 6 participants maximum

Age: Starting from 11 years old

Index 54. Equipment on loan during the course.

Advanced Golf player package 5 days

Intermediate/advanced

If you want to make serious progress, let yourself be guided by our G.O®s, trained in their discipline, and a fun and effective teaching method. 3 hours of tuition per day for 5 day.

Duration: 3 hours a day for 5 days

Group: 8 participants maximum

Age: Starting from 11 years old

No index required Equipment on loan for the course. Takes place on an outside golf course, 5 minutes’ drive from Club Med Resort (shuttle included).

Golf Initiation Package 5 days

Initiation

If you want to learn the basics, let yourself be guided by our G.O®s, trained in their discipline, and a fun and effective teaching method. Lessons take place in the afternoon.Equipment on loan during the course.

Duration: 2 and a half hours a day for 5 days

Group: 8 participants maximum

Age: Starting from 11 years old

No index required. Equipment on loan for the course.

Beginners’ course for children – 3 days

Initiation

With a fun-based teaching method, this course proposes one and a half hours of tuition per day for 3 days. Maximum 8 participants per group. Aged 8 to 10, the children take part in games that put them through a variety of situations.

Duration: 1 and a half hours’ tuition per day for 3 days

Group: 8 participants maximum

Age: Starting from 8 years old

Equipment on loan for the course. Tuition takes place on an outside golf course, 5 minutes drive from the Club Med (shuttle included). The course is proposed at certain dates, ask us for details.

Advanced Golf player package 3 days

Intermediate/advanced
If you want to make serious progress, let yourself be guided by our G.O®s, trained in their discipline, and a fun and effective teaching method. 3 hours of tuition every morning for 3 days, in groups of maximum 8 people. Proposed from 11 years old.

Duration: 3 hours a day for 3 days

Group: 8 participants maximum

Age: Starting from 11 years old

Golf Initiation Package 3 days

Initiation

If you want to learn the basics, let yourself be guided by our G.O®s, trained in their discipline, and a fun and effective teaching method. Lessons take place in the afternoon.Equipment on loan during the course.

Duration: 2 and a half hours a day for 3 days

Group: 8 participants maximum

Age: Starting from 11 years old

No index required. Equipment on loan for the course.

5 Green fees package : Oceanico

Index: 28 (Men) – 36 (Women)

5 green fees, 18-hole rounds, on the following courses, located at 20 min from the Resort :

  • Victoria, Old Course, Millennium, Pinhal and Laguna.

Duration: 5 green fees

Age: Starting from 11 years old

Index mandatory : 28 (Men) – 36 (Women) You must show proof of membership of a golf federation or club Transfer included Must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks before the start of your holiday.

Refresher course for children – 3 days

With a fun-based teaching method, this course proposes one and a half hours of tuition a day for 3 days. Maximum 8 participants per group.Aged 8 to 10, the children revise the basic techniques and practice the different phases of the game.

Duration: 1 and a half hours’ tuition per day for 3 days

Group: 8 participants maximum

Age: Starting from 8 years old

Equipment, on loan during the course. Tuition takes place on an outside golf course, 5 minutes drive from the Club Med (shuttle included). The course is proposed at certain dates, ask us for details

5 Green fees package: Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo & San Lorenzo

Index: 28 (Men) – 36 (Women)

5 green fees, 18-hole rounds on the following courses, located at 20 min from the Resort:

  • 1 Quinta do Lago South, 1 Quinta do Lago Laranjal, 1 Vale do Lobo Royal, 1 Vale do Lobo Ocean, 1 San Lorenzo.

Duration: 5 green fees

Age: Starting from 11 years old

Index mandatory : 28 (Men) – 36 (Women) You must show proof of membership of a golf federation or club Transfer included Must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks before the start of your holiday.

4 Green fees package: Oceanico

Index: 28 (Men) – 36 (Women)

4 green fees, 18-hole rounds, on the following courses, located at 20 min from the Resort :

  • Victoria, Old Course, Millennium, Pinhal et Laguna

Duration: 4 green fees

Age: Starting from 11 years old

Index mandatory : 28 (Men) – 36 (Women) You must show proof of membership of a golf federation or club Transfer included Must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks before the start of your holiday.

4 Green fees package : Quinta do Lago & Vale do Lobo

Index: 28 (Men) – 36 (Women)

4 green fees, 18-hole rounds on the following courses, located at 20 min from the Resort :

  • 1 Quinta do Lago South, 1 Quinta do Lago Laranjal, 1 Vale do Lobo Royal, 1 Vale do Lobo Ocean

Duration: 4 green fees
Age : Starting from 11 years old

Index mandatory : 28 (Men) – 36 (Women) You must show proof of membership of a golf federation or club Transfer included Must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks before the start of your holiday.

3 Green fees package : Quinta do Lago

Index: 28 (Men) – 36 (Women)

3 green fees, 18-hole rounds on the following courses, located at 20 min from the Resort :

  • 1 Quinta do Lago South, 1 Quinta do Lago North, 1 Lajanral.

Duration: 3 green fees
Age: Starting from 11 years old

Index mandatory : 28 (Men) – 36 (Women) You must show proof of membership of a golf federation or club Transfer included Must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks before the start of your holiday.

3 Green fees package : Oceanico

Index: 28 (Men) – 36 (Women)

3 green fees, 18-hole rounds, on the following courses, located at 20 min from the Resort :

  • Victoria, Old Course, Millennium, Pinhal et Laguna.

Duration: 3 green fees

Age: Starting from 11 years old

Index mandatory : 28 (Men) – 36 (Women) You must show proof of membership of a golf federation or club Transfer included Must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks before the start of your holiday.

Outside facilities

Chipping green

Chipping is the name given to the rolled approaches made near the green (about 15 to 20 meters).

  • Outdoor

Distance: At Balaia Golf Club, 5 minutes from Club Med. Shuttle ride free of charge.

Vale do Lobo Royal Golf Course

The course was built by Sir Henry Cotton and redesigned by Rocky Roquemore. Its rolling fairways are dotted with pine, olive, orange and eucalyptus trees. The level of difficulty is higher here than on the Ocean course, thanks to longer holes, numerous water hazards and more undulating terrain.

  • Outdoor
  • Length: 19878.60956 ft
  • Number of holes: 18
  • PAR: 72
  • Index: Mens 28 / Womens 36

Distance: Approximately 20 minutes from the Resort.

Vale do Lobo Ocean Golf Course

Designed by Sir Henry Cotton, this links-style course is located on the Atlantic coast. Narrow, undulating fairways require accurate shots, and the sand presents a major challenge. As you enter the second half of the course, breathtaking views of the ocean open up before you.

  • Outdoor
  • Length: 20114.83004 ft
  • Number of holes: 18
  • PAR: 73
  • Index: Mens 28 / Womens 36

Distance: Approximately 20 minutes from the Resort.

San Lorenzo Golf Course

This course winds through the pines offering magnificent views of the ocean and far-off mountains. Marshlands and saltwater pools border the fairways.

  • Outdoor
  • Length: 20994.09516 ft
  • Number of holes: 18
  • PAR: 73
  • Index: Mens 28 / Womens 36

Millenium Golf Course

Enjoy the variety of this pine forest course. Some of the fairways are wide, while those in the wooded areas are narrow with generous greens.
The two final holes require the most careful approach, with two long water hazards presenting a real challenge.

  • Outdoor
  • Length: 20200.13188 ft
  • Number of holes: 18
  • PAR: 72
  • Index: Mens 28 / Womens 36

Laguna Golf Course

This course is located close to the coast with broad, tree-lined fairways that favor powerful drives. Strategically-placed bunkers and water hazards provide a range of interesting challenges.

  • Outdoor
  • Length: 20121.39172 ft
  • Number of holes: 18
  • PAR: 72
  • Index: Mens 28 / Womens 36

Pinhal Golf Course

One of the oldest courses in the Algarve, it blends British and American design. You’ll need to keep your approach shots accurate to reach the signature small greens. Enjoy the panoramic ocean views and the surrounding pine forest.

  • Outdoor
  • Length: 20669.292 ft
  • Number of holes: 18
  • PAR: 72
  • Index: Mens 28 / Womens 36

Victoria Golf Course

This course, designed by Arnold Palmer in 2004, is among the finest in the Algarve. It covers 90 hectares of flat terrain with olive and almond trees that are typical of the region. The spectacular 17th hole is lined by a series of 12 waterfalls.

  • Outdoor
  • Length: 21522.3104 ft
  • Number of holes: 18
  • PAR: 72
  • Index: Mens 28 / Womens 36

Balaia Golf Village

Considered to be one of the best courses in the Algarve, it has 9 technical holes with narrow fairways and well-protected greens. You’ll need to chose your clubs and judge your shots with care.

  • Outdoor
  • Length: 3228.34656 ft
  • Number of holes: 9
  • PAR: 27
  • Index: No index required

Distance: A 15-minute walk from the Resort, or a 5-minute shuttle ride at no extra charge.

Quinta do Lago South Golf Course

Part of the extensive Quinta do Lago complex, this course is used for prestigious tournaments such as the Portuguese Open, part of the European Tour. It’s one of the most famous courses in the Algarve, with a notorious 15th hole. To succeed on this par 3, you’ll need to drive over 200 yards to clear the lake and make an accurate putt on the pine-fringed green.

  • Outdoor
  • Length: 21286.08992 ft
  • Number of holes: 18
  • PAR: 72
  • Index: Mens 28 / Womens 36

Distance: Approximately 20 minutes from the Resort.

Quinta do Lago North Golf Course

Completely renovated in 2014 by Beau Welling and the Ryder Cup winner Paul McGinley, this complex includes 3 championship courses on the Atlantic coast. The natural surroundings are typical of the Mediterranean, with stone pines, olive trees, eucalyptus and other fragrant plants.
Sand and undulating terrain make this course require precision and a strategic approach, but it is suitable for players of all levels.

  • Outdoor
  • Length: 20098.42584 ft
  • Number of holes: 18
  • PAR: 72
  • Index: Mens 28 / Womens 36

Distance: Approximately 20 minutes from the Resort.

Training bunker

An obstacle filled with sand, located near the green but also around the course, which accentuates its difficulty.

  • Outdoor

Distance: At Balaia Golf Club, 5 minutes from Club Med. Shuttle ride free of charge.

Driving range

Practice without net or players can fully exercise their swings.

  • Outdoor

Distance: At Balaia Golf Club, 5 minutes from Club Med. Shuttle ride free of charge. Buckets of balls at extra cost.

Putting green

Green training allowing golfers to practice rolling the ball on the putting green to the hole by means of a club called “putter”; different players can train at the same time.

  • Outdoor

Distance: At Balaia Golf Club, 5 minutes from Club Medt. Shuttle ride free of charge.

Pitch and putt

Beginners and experienced golfers, improve your game on this golf course located at Balaia Golf Club course. At extra charge.

  • Outdoor
  • Number of holes: 9

Distance: A 5 minutes from the Resort. Shuttle ride free of charge.

General information

Booking

A Golfer’s Concierge Service where you can leave – or rent – your equipment. When you book your golf activities you can contact the Golf Desk/Concierge Service for any questions concerning golf at Da Balaia.
Email: DBACGOLF02@clubmed.com
Phone: 00 351 289 510 504

Supervision
Quality teaching by PGA Europe pros.

Lessons at Balaia Village Golf : a 15-minute walk or 5-minute shuttle ride (every hour, free of charge).

* At extra cost 

Flying Trapeze School with circus activities

The Sports Schools offer the best equipment and facilities for flying trapeze enthusiasts, so that beginners and advanced participants alike can enjoy their sport in the best possible conditions.

Quality teaching by G.O®s trained in their discipline, to introduce beginners to the sport and enable experienced participants to perfect their technique.

Group classes for all levels, 6 days a week, give you the chance to make real progress and master your movements (practice bar, static and flying trapeze, trampoline, ropes, hoops, etc).

Full equipment for each age group and level of skill.

Included activities

Group Lessons

All levels

Fly through the air and make your first “catch”. Those with more experience will work on their return and improve their “weap” and “lay out”. Also practice bar, static and flying trapeze, trampoline, ropes, hoops, etc..

Each lesson has 3 parts

  • warm up.
  • teaching and practice.
  • debriefing and cool down.

Duration: 6 days a week
Age: Starting from 4 years old

As a discovery activity at Mini Club Med® : 4 years old. (this is a first experience of the activity, once or twice a week). As a regular activity at Mini Club Med®: 6 years old. In group classes with adults: 11 years old.

Supervision*

Quality teaching by GO®s trained in their discipline, to introduce beginners to the sport .

At extra cost*

Tennis School

The Sports Schools propose the best equipment and facilities for tennis enthusiasts.

Beginners and experienced players all benefit from the best conditions in which to practice their sport.

Quality teaching by G.O®s trained in their discipline, to introduce beginners to this sport and enable experienced players to make real progress.

Group lessons 6 days a week to ensure you master your movements.

Included activities

Group lessons

All levels

Group lessons for all levels, 6 days a week, so that everybody can master the movements and progress in their chosen activity.

Duration: 6 days a week

Age: Starting from 4 years old

Equipments

  • Tennis racket Included
  • Tennis balls (On demand – At extra cost)

As a discovery activity at Mini Club Med® : 4 years old. (this is a first experience of the activity, once or twice a week). As a regular activity at Mini Club Med®: 6 years old. In group classes with adults: 11 years old.

Free access to tennis courts

Duration: Every Day

Age: Starting from 4 years old

Accompanied by an adult: 4 years old. Unaccompanied: 8 years old.

Equipments

  • Tennis balls: 4 Included
  • Tennis racket Included

Facilities

Resort facilities

Tennis courts: 2
1 small practice wall for children.

  • Outdoor

Description: Clay

Tennis courts: 5

  • Outdoor

Description: Hard

Supervision*

Quality teaching by GO®s trained in their discipline, to introduce beginners to the sport .

At extra cost*

Fitness School

The Sports Schools propose the best equipment and facilities for fitness enthusiasts.

Quality teaching by G.O®s trained in their discipline, to introduce beginners to fitness.

Group lessons 6 days a week, to ensure all participants make good progress.

Included activities

Pilates

Initiation

Technique inspired by yoga, dancing and gymnastics, the Pilates method enables you to correct and improve posture by firming and toning muscles, eliminate stress thanks to a breathing method, improve the coordination and eliminate the risk of injury due to bad posture.

Age: Starting from 16 years old

In group classes with adults.

 

Group Lessons

Initiation group lessons

Group lessons for all levels, 6 days a week, so that all participants can master their movements and progress in their chosen activity.

Duration: 6 days a week

Age: Starting from 16 years old

In group classes with adults: 16 years old.

Supervision*

Quality teaching by GO®s trained in their discipline, to introduce beginners to the sport .

At extra cost*

Archery School

The Sports Schools propose the best equipment and facilities for archerty enthusiasts.

Quality teaching by G.O®s trained in their discipline to introduce beginners to the sport.

Group classes for all levels, 6 days a week, give you the chance to make real progress and master your movements.

Full equipment for each age group and level of skill.

The Resort has 5 targets, with shooting distance between 16 – 65 ft.
Included activities 

Group Classes

Initiation

Discover this sport through daily collective and simple lessons, with adapted equipment and themed special courses. A weekly tournament is organised to create convivial moments.

All levels

Beginners, intermediate or experts initiate or perfect themselves in this sport every day (6 days out of 7).

Special courses are organised to improve a movement. There is also a weekly tournament.

Duration: 6 days a week

Age: Starting from 6 years old

At Mini Club Med®: 6 years old. In group classes with adults: 11 years old.

Equipments

6 targets, with shooting distance between 5 and 25 metres (16-82 ft). The shooting range is covered.

Supervision*

Quality teaching by GO®s trained in their discipline, to introduce beginners to the sport .

At extra cost*

Other activities

Included activities 

Cardio Training room

Free access
Not far from the swimming pool and close to the Fitness Space, the equipment available is designed to help you keep fit and test your endurance. Activity available from 18 years old.

Age : Starting from 18 years old

Volleyball

Free access
Come and test your smaches, services and passes during a match with friends.

Age: Starting from 8 years old

Accompanied by an adult : 8 years old Unaccompanied : 11 years old This activity may also be proposed in tournaments with adults : 11 years old

Mini soccer

Free access 
Little ones and adults alike will enjoy the impromptu matches on this synthetic grass court, located next to the tennis courts, where the only prize to win is happiness.

Age: Starting from 8 years old

Accompanied by an adult: 8 years old. Unaccompanied: 11 years old. This activity may also be proposed in tournaments with adults: 11 years old.

Fitness walking

Group lessons for all levels (age and date restrictions may apply)

Discover the surrounding area thanks to dynamic fitness walking – exercise as you admire the scenery.

Age: Starting from 11 years old

In group classes with adults: 11 years old.

Bridge Lounge

Free access

A quiet and comfortable lounge, located next to the Amalia bar, is available for bridge players.

Duration: Every Day

No instructor 

Bocce Ball

Free access
This activity is not supervised by our GO’s, however weekly tournaments may be organized. Appropriate equipment is freely available to GM’s throught the day (subject to availability

Table tennis

Free access

On the grass, next to Bocce Ball, come and discover this activity that requires concentration, agility and speed but mostly a good sense of humor for a garanteed moment of relaxation.

Duration: Every Day

Minigolf

Free access

Just next to the Hotel Pyramide, came and spend a relaxing moment together with all the family.

  • 18 holes.

Duration: Every Day

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Opening hours
Monday to friday
8 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
(Except July, closed)
Sunday closed
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