Golf in Da Balaia accommodates beginners to tuition for all levels.

Beginners – tuition for all levels.

6 hole pitch and putt course inside the village with practice net and putting green. Also a driving range and practice course 5 min away from the village with Club Med tuition daily. Beginners 12 hour tuition over 5 days. Bookable and payable in advance or upon arrival, subject to availability.

Players with a handicap

September / October is high season for golf in Portugal, so as last year we have prebooked and prepaid a limited number of tee-off times at courses convenient for the conference.

The courses are excellent but expensive (as is all good golf in Portugal).We have only 4 tee-off times per day (16 places) therefore these are only available to registered delegates in the first instance. Please contact  if you wish to reserve a place on any, or all days, Sunday 1st  – Thurs 5th October 2017.

You will need a handicap certificate (20 or less for men, 24 for women) – don’t be too worried if you are just outside these limits, some creative accounting may be needed. Most of the players you see don’t seem to match the set limits!!

Other Sports

Tennis – there are 8 courts: 6 hard courts and 2 clay courts.
Tuition available from the tennis instructor.

Cycling – you will be able to hire a bike and explore beautiful Algarve at specially tailored to riders abilities short tours. Please see this link for more information.

Archery – instruction available daily

Volleyball; football – free play daily

Flying Trapeze School – for fit and adventurous delegates!

ClubMed Fitness – works around 3 disciplines:
– gentle keep fit sessions
– muscle strengthening or aerobics
– aquafitness (aquagym)

Mini Olympics

On Wednesday afternoon, traditionally we have Mini Olympics, when everybody participates in at least one sport, so that DOCTORSUPDATES can award prizes for the winners at the Gala reception that evening.

The selection of disciplines available is wide, including but not limited to: golf, pitch and putt, mini golf, tennis, table tennis, archery, boules. The main event of the afternoon is the annual Doctorsupdates Sea Swim – for ‘real men and women’. Everyone is encouraged to enter the race.