Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort

Located in one of the most authentic areas in the Algarve, Cascade Resort holds the perfect atmosphere and conditions for your next golf holidays, blending stunning seascapes, 5-star service and Europe’s finest golf instruction, alongside cutting-edge golf technology.

Elite Golf Academy at Cascade Resort provides you with luxury facilities such as a 340-metre long double-ended driving range with practice surfaces, and various putting and short game training areas designed by European Golf Design.

With a comprehensive international experience and English PGA Pro certification, Steve Bainbridge and Heather MacRae will be at your disposal on a daily basis to analyze, create and implement a customised coaching programme especially adapted to your condition, where different parameters will be scrutinized, ranging from the game swing, to the golf club that will best suit your game.

In addition to the training facilities Cascade Resort has also special agreements with some of the best golf courses in Algarve, located as close as 10 minutes from the resort to 1 hour driving distance. Allowing you to enjoy the benefits of Golf and Wellness facilities, mixing training and game.


340-metre long double-ended driving range
Private lessons
Weekly group and junior (up to 16 years-old) lessons
Ladies skills clinics
Customised coaching programmes
Club fitting service*
Video Swing Analysis*
Highly experienced PGA Pro instructors


Tee1: 1100-sqm area; grass type: Seashore Paspalum
Fairway and semirough/rough: 3800-sqm area; grass type seashore Paspalum
Far rough: 1800-sqm area; native vegetation
Putting green: 750-sqm area; grass type Creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera)
Bunker green: 800-sqm area; grass type Creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera)


Steve Bainbridge

Regarded as one of the best golf coaches in Europe, Steve Bainbridge is focused on continuously improving his expertise and know-how, collaborating on a regular basis with other internationally renowned coaches. Looking for always delivering the highest quality results, Steve Bainbridge has a very sound knowledge on the biomechanics of the golf swing, having worked with many professional golfers on the European Tour, and continues take top amateurs to the next level.

Heather MacRae

The most recent WPGA champion, Heather MacRae is especially focused on maximizing the potential of each player, in terms of skills and quality of the game.


Between Tuesday and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. The driving range is closed on Monday.

Golf balls can be purchased in the ball machine on-site, to the side of the academy building and cost 1€ per 11 balls; and 2€ per 22 balls.

Group lessons will be available in all levels as per below:

Tuesday: 10 am – 11 am
Thursday: 10 am – 11 am
Saturdays: Juniors up to 16 years-old 10 am – 11 am / All levels 11 am – 12 pm
8 people per lesson maximum.

Cascade Teaching Professionals

Steven Bainbridge

Academies Director & P.G.A Professional

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Heather MacRae

P.G.A Professional & Ladies European Tour

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