Pestana Golf Resort - Alto Golf

Pestana Golf Resort - Alto Golf, Faro is designed by Sir Henry Cotton

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Quinta Alto do Vale, Quatro Estradas, Faro, 8501-906 Alvor Portugal

Tel: +351 282 460 870

Website: http://www.pestanagolf.com/en/courses/alto-golf/
 

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  4.12

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 68
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3.77 ... Overall Rating
3.77 ... The Course
4.00 ... Course Cond.
4.08 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.69 ... VFM
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4.25 ... Pace of play
4.27 ... Hospitality.
3.90 ... Prac. Facil.
4.18 ... Food + Drink
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68 ratings & 51 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1120 out of 2122.

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What the club says: The last course designed by the legendry Sir Henry Cotton, Alto Golf embodies his belief that a golf course should test players with low handicaps but also provide a pleasant game for golfers of only average ability. Situated near the picturesque village of Alvor, the course offers extraordinary white sandy beaches, clear blue sea and fascinating cliffs which all add to its charm and character.

The par 72 course traverses two gently sloping valleys with the front nine offering stunning views of the bay of Lagos. The back nine, set against rolling slopes, offers quite a test and includes the (quite frankly) remarkable Sir Henry Cotton Challenge - a huge par 5. At 661 yards, it requires concentration and skill to ensure a respectable score. With gently undulating greens, the course also challenges your putting ability.


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Reviewed Oct 20 2019 by Nigel M - rated 4 out of 5
Difficult narrow fairways.
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Reviewed Sep 21 2019 by Chris J - rated 5 out of 5
Really nice course a bit wet on front nine but greens were good and true and all staff were helpful

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 104 Handicap: 23.4)
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Reviewed Sep 10 2019 by Philip S - rated 4 out of 5

A short but tough track

Course in good condition, particularly the greens. The fairways had clearly been watered, in fact many of them too watered as it was soft under feet which impacted ball contact at times. Club facilities and friendliness of bar staff were, as always, first class
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Reviewed May 23 2019 by Derrick L - rated 3 out of 5

Tiger Tour 2019 - Day 4

Only 5 of us left on tour to play this and it was in okay condition and we played as a 5 ball taking 2 hours 45 minutes to play the18 holes!!!

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 89 Handicap: 11.9)
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Reviewed Feb 11 2019 by Mark H - rated 5 out of 5

Great course

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Reviewed Jun 5 2018 by Philip S - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed May 14 2018 by Terry S - rated 5 out of 5

Tricky tree lined course

A tricky tree lined course but very scenic and fun to play. Course in excellent condition and staff were very welcoming.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 107 Handicap: 19)
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Reviewed Apr 28 2018 by Paul C - rated 5 out of 5
Brilliant condition, fantastic day of golf.....cant wait to play it again one day

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 94 Handicap: 18.3)
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Reviewed Mar 21 2018 by Paul W - rated 5 out of 5

One for anybodies list

Tremendous course. Played after recent snow and wet weather and the place was in great condition. Greens are fast and tricky to read. Rest of course is very well maintained. Great views all over. Island green is 'interesting'. Staff are top notch to, as is the food. Changing rooms could do with a makeover but you don't spend your time there.
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Reviewed Feb 19 2018 by Chris P - rated 5 out of 5

Alvor Challenge

great course starts with a gentle par three has mostly good wide fairways. A better course now they have changed the 610 (yellows) 16th to a more manageable distance.

(Round played: Feb 2018 - Score: 97 Handicap: 28.2)
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Reviewed Aug 5 2017 by Brian S - rated 3 out of 5
golf for greys competition, good company and as always had a good day, this is a nice course but was undergoing maintenance at time of playing, most greens were being dressed and structural work going on the 16th long par 5

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 105 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Jun 30 2017 by Rodger T - rated 4 out of 5
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tion+and+while+it%27s+tight+with+tree+li

ned+fairways+the+rough+isn%27t+too+long+
and+wayward+balls+are+easy+to+find.+Lots

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ked.+Better+for+me+than+Granmacho+or+Vil

la+Sol
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Reviewed Jun 14 2017 by Stan F - rated 4 out of 5

Another good course

Another nice course good challenging lots to make you think. The only problem we had was the greens had just been worked on, so they were not to great bobbles and bounces all over the place.
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Reviewed Apr 10 2017 by Alan M - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 6 2017 by Cheryl M - rated 4 out of 5
Of all the Pestana courses we played this was in OK condition but not great. It is fairly exposed to the sea I guess so some bare patches here and there. Greens fairly fast and in OK condition.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 17.5)
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Reviewed Nov 22 2016 by Alban H - rated 3 out of 5
on arrival you book in at the club shop buggies were available. Their were groups waiting on the first tee so we started on the tenth. The course was enjoyable but straight forward and the greens can be reached in regulation, although the greens are some of the more difficult we played over the week. The prices in the club house after the game are in line with others although no food was served on the day. The clubhouse inside could do with a clean especially around the windows with numerous dead fly's and cobwebs rested on the window sills. We would play the course again it was enjoyable without being over taxing.
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Reviewed Oct 17 2016 by Kevin D - rated 5 out of 5

Very tight course, so need to hit the ball straight. Some interesting pin positions

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 80 Handicap: 5.8)
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Reviewed Sep 7 2016 by Alan M - rated 3 out of 5

Quite a nice resort course with good club facilities and services.
(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 91 Handicap: 17.8)
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Reviewed Sep 7 2016 by Alan M - rated 3 out of 5

Quite a nice resort course with good club facilities and services.
(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 91 Handicap: 17.8)
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Reviewed Sep 5 2016 by Cheryl M - rated 4 out of 5
This is a resort course. It was a good challenge of golf with some quite narrow fairways lined by trees. I liked the fact that the par three's were of a different length ensuing you used a variety of clubs. We played in the week here and there was no one coming round with drinks, however you do come back to the clubhouse at the end of 9 holes. The fairways did have some repaired areas and the greens were medium paced.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 94 Handicap: 17.4)
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