Pestana Golf Resort - Vale da Pinta & Gramacho

Pestana Golf Resort - Vale da Pinta & Gramacho, Faro is a 36 hole club with the par 71 Vale da Pinta golf course and the 18 hole par 72 Gramacho Course. A resort Golf Course designed by Ronald Fream.

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Apartado 1011, Lagoa, Faro, 8401 -908 Carvoeiro LGA Portugal

Tel: (+351) 282 340 900 | Fax: (+351) 282 340 901

Website: http://www.pestanagolf.com/en/courses/

Contact/Secretary: Emanuel Amador

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Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 36 holes | Par Vale da Pinta 71; Gramacho 72 | Vale da Pinta 6127; Gramacho 6107 yards | Resort |

Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, golf course.

Visitors: Visitors are welcome.

Location: From the airport, take the motorway (Via do Infante - A22), as far as the town of Lagoa. At the junction for Carvoeiro follow this road in the direction of Sesmarias. To assist you, you will find "Pestana" signed from Lagoa.

Designed by: Ronald Fream

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
Vale da PintaBlack7169 [123.000]6701
Vale da PintaWhite7168 [123.000]6211
Vale da PintaYellow7167 [118.000]5732
Vale da Pintayellow7205700
Vale da PintaRed7169 [121.000]5322
GramachoBlack7270 [126.000]6679
GramachoWhite7270 [126.000]6050
GramachoYellow7267 [120.000]5700
GramachoYellow7269 [120.000]5700
GramachoRed7271 [122.000]5224

Pestana Golf Resort - Vale da Pinta & Gramacho Reviews & Information

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  4.61

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 149
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4.20 ... Overall Rating
4.34 ... The Course
4.22 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.96 ... VFM
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149 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 93 out of 1839.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Vale da Pinta - Designed by the famous American golf course architect Ronald Fream and inaugurated in 1992 Vale da Pinta has earned its place as one of the best designed courses in the Algarve and in Europe.

Gramacho Golf Course - After his success designing the Vale de Pinta course, Ronald Fream teamed up with the former world No. 1 Nick Price to create the unique design of Gramacho. With 18 holes and 27 greens, plus numerous different tee points, players are able to enjoy the same course time and time again but always with slightly different challenges.


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Stan F rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 14 2017

One of my favourites
This course is one of my favourite courses just love everything about it variety and difficulty its got the lot. Just one small thing had a run in with one of marshals about slow play it wasn't warranted as the group behind us were a full hole to the rear i was not impressed. So he was told where to go in no certain terms.
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Alan R rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 2 2017

PESTANA RESORT - VALE DA PINTA
This was a fine end to our break at Pestana Resort - Silves and Gramacho were lovbely different courses - this one (in my opinion) was a mixture of the best bits of both of the other two - barren and sandy round the edges on a few holes, very green and lush round the edges on others - the greens were the best we played on all week, tough to read but incredibly true. There are some very challenging holes not least the signature 13th across a big lake - For me, if i had to call it, this would be my favourite (though it is very close) of the three courses we played! Loved it and can't wait to go back in the future!
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Alan R rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 2 2017

PESTANA RESORT PORTUGAL
GRAMACHO - where we were staying for this break the course was very lovely and very green and a challenge for our fourball - if you play well here you can score very well! The sand in the bunkers were class - the resort itself was absolutely brilliant. The other courses we played were Vale de Pinta and Silves.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 89 Handicap: 18.6)
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Antonio P. A rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 1 2017

A design that requires a very precise play in some holes. Very enjoyable.
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Martin J rated 5 out of 5 - May 1 2017


Portugal the boys annual away week everything is just spot on and if your playing reasonably well ,,,that's just the icing on the cake
(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 100 Handicap: 27.2)
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Terry F rated 2 out of 5 - May 1 2017

Needs sand for the bunkers, there were like concrete

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 95 Handicap: 16.3)
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Cheryl M rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 6 2017


The course was in an excellent condition. GReens fast too. Would thoroughly recommend.
(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 98 Handicap: 17.6)
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Paul W rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 11 2017

Beautiful place
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Alban H rated 4 out of 5 - Nov 22 2016

Book in at the club house which is always busy because a lot of people have in limited golf as part of the package. Why you may have to wait for buggies. Both courses are well kept with some difficult holes. The club house is clean and tidy and food is served at Gramacho from breakfast to evening meal. Pinta clubhouse shuts at 8pm so if you want to stay on the complex you have to get the free shuttle to Gramacho which stops at 7 30 pm. This means a walk back or a taxi. are walk was long and very dark did not do it again waited for taxi 10 euro. The nearest town is a taxi at 20 euro away. The apartment's are excellent very clean although outdoor pools are very cold. You need a car to go see anything else only the golf and Gramacho clubhouse on site no other choices for food or extended night out. Gramacho shuts at 11pm
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Kevin D rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 17 2016


excellent course with very fast greens. Play can be slow at times

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 78 Handicap: 5.6)
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Cheryl M rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 8 2016

What a great day we had. Started with a breakfast at a very reasonable price 10 euro followed by an enjoyable game of golf. Wide fairways so it is difficult to lose a ball. Greens were in good condition and medium paced. And the scenery was very good. Finished off an enjoyable round with a long cold shandy. It certainly beats work.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 89 Handicap: 17.5)
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Alan M rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 7 2016


Beautiful course with holes to suit all levels of golfer. Wonderful staff in the bar.
(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 86 Handicap: 18.1)
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David P rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 27 2016


Excellent facility and friendly staff who made us very welcome
(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 99 Handicap: 26.5)
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Thomas Y rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 22 2016

good course great value for money!!!! good location.

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 88 Handicap: 21.5)
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Derrick L rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 10 2016


course was a lovely view on the eye but we didn't get told about a few greens that had been taken out of play so wasn't sure on yardages etc

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 84 Handicap: 12.4)
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John J rated 3 out of 5 - Jul 8 2016

Nice course in villa setting
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John D rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 13 2016


One of my favourite course on the Algarve!
(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 90 Handicap: 15.6)
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Steve W rated 4 out of 5 - May 11 2016

Always in great condition and always a good test

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James F rated 5 out of 5 - May 11 2016



(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 89 Handicap: 19.2)
Superb course - my favourite of the Pestana courses we played. Interesting positioning required, you can't just take it on off the tee every hole. Possibly would benefit from better hole sineage
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Keith R rated 5 out of 5 - May 10 2016


Nice, easy playing course. Can get very busy and slow during afternoon rounds, so play early. Whilst i'm not the greatest golfer (16hcp), it would be better for them to have some sort of handicap checking as it can be very disheartening to get stuck behind people taking 10 shots for a par 4.

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