Must take a buggy
This is quite a tough course, both on ball losses and a definite need for a buggy. Thankfully there are people selling balls around the course, but once the decision is made not to take a buggy, you are stuffed.
There are a few of elevation change during the course of the round, and also more than a few long green to tee trips. Be warned, you need a buggy.
The course in itself is not bad, but as with many in the Algarve, plenty of water and plenty of sand. The tees, fairways, bunkers and greens are all in good condition, especially when you realise that the course is in the hands of the banks.
Good course to play but the buggy is a necessity.