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First opened in June of 2001, Castro Marim golf has breath-taking mountain, sea and river views. The designer Terry Murrey has used the natural layout of the surrounding terrain to good use at Castro Marim. The lakes and bunkers along with trees situated in the center of some of the fairways keep you thinking. From the first tee it looks as if the fairway is impossible to hit, being only 30 meters wide but due to the natural contours any ball hit left or right runs back to the center of the fairway. The par 5 4th, with it’s elevated tee and dog left fairway, is a hole to think about before the drive. The lake is very drivable and the elevated green is well protected. Most of the holes on Castro Marim are very deceptive and need thinking about, the eleventh is one to bear in mind. A par 4 measuring 323 meters, with a small lake guarding the green and reachable with your 3 wood, a good long iron shot leaves you with a wedge to the green and hopefully a par, if not birdie.