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.

Contact Information

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

Tel: (+351) 282 340 900

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

Tee Time Information

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Golf Guide to the Algarve


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

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood

View more Faro Golf Clubs

Visitors: Visitors are welcome.


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


Golfshake Rating

  4.46

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 173
Average Ratings
4.18 ... Overall Rating
4.32 ... The Course
4.17 ... Course Cond.
4.21 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.93 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.23 ... Pace of play
3.83 ... Hospitality.
3.40 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

173 ratings & 127 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 386 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 95% would play again or recommend

Played this course? Tell us what you thought: Submit your review now >>



Advertisement

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.


Golf Course Reviews for Pestana Golf Resort - Vale da Pinta & Gramacho

Sort by: Date | Review Rank | Rated High | Rated Low

The golf courses reviews are the personal opinions of members of Golfshake who completed a review after playing the course. These opinions do not necessarily represent the views of Golfshake.com


Reviewed Nov 5 2019 by James J - rated 5 out of 5

Amazing Golf Resort - Go there !

Gramacho and Vale da Pinta are two adjacent courses which are part of the Pestana Golf Resort. There are other courses associated with Pestana but these two are next to the residences where most people stay. Gramacho is the best in my opinion, a fantastic layout and a lovely first hole to start your round. The quality of the greens was amazing and the fairways were like carpets. Vale da Pinta is a harder slog, lots of climbs and the walk from 18 to the clubhouse is a killer up hill ... but you have to play it just for hole 13 ... can you reach the green ??
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Oct 20 2019 by Nigel M - rated 4 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Golfbreaks.com
Reviewed Oct 5 2019 by Stephen P - rated 4 out of 5
Great golf course but pace of play is very slow which let the day down maybe it was a great day for golf and took advantage of the weather

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 23.5)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Sep 29 2019 by Louise R - rated 3 out of 5

Tough course

I found this course pretty tough, but mainly because the greens had recently been dressed and were very slow and inconsistent. The fairways are a bit hilly in places and I would not like to walk it. Unfortunately my husband and I got caught behind a very slow 3 ball and with the lack of a Marshall the round was very very slow.

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 89 Handicap: 17.1)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Sep 29 2019 by Steve R - rated 4 out of 5

A Good Round

Vale da Pinta is a varied course and I am told it has been used as a Seniors qualifier. On the day the greens were not that good as they had been recently dressed and were quite slow. Otherwise my wife and I had an enjoyable round.

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 89 Handicap: 16.7)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Sep 21 2019 by Chris J - rated 5 out of 5
Really good course challengein and and fun to play and would play again greens were in really good condition

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 93 Handicap: 23.5)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Sep 16 2019 by Joy G - rated 1 out of 5

Far too busy

Unfortunately we won?t be visiting this course again on our annual Algarve visit. It is always far too busy, resulting in very slow rounds (once took six hours!). This year on the par 3 7th there were 4 people on the green and 12 waiting on the tee. If you want a buggy they?ll have run out and despite the long round, no-one comes out with drinks.
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Sep 12 2019 by Simon L - rated 4 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jun 12 2019 by Timothy B - rated 5 out of 5

Recommended

Beautiful course with fast greens, the pace was a bit slow as very busy but otherwise faultless

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 109 Handicap: 0)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed May 23 2019 by Derrick L - rated 4 out of 5

Tiger Tour 2019 - Day1

Course in reasonable condition but a few of the greens were very bobbly....despite that we all enjoyed the day....

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 85 Handicap: 11.6)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Apr 28 2019 by Lynda R - rated 5 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Mar 24 2019 by Philip S - rated 4 out of 5
Course in really good nick and pace of play very good today. Green in good conditions but a couple of the holes are too penal - you shouldn’t have shots down the middle of the fairway rolling back down the hill. Please don’t cut the fairways on those holes on a hill too short.

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 86 Handicap: 14.5)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Feb 11 2019 by Joe/basildon - rated 4 out of 5
Course is very good but a long walk between tees it’s made for buggy’s .Greens very quick and it excellent.Staff issusing trolleys and buggy’s rude and offensive ruined our day.
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Feb 11 2019 by Mark H - rated 5 out of 5

Top all year round course

Fantastic design with playability on the greens the best I ve ever experienced over the winter months for a non links course.
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Sep 24 2018 by Cheryl M - rated 4 out of 5

Always worth visiting

This course is a favourite as it is very picturesque. You can walk the course, but it is undulating, so the free buggy came in handy at times. Fairways in good order. There were some greens that had sandy patches, although having two greens to choose from on some holes enables them to rotate. Difficult to judge pace on the sandy greens so a couple of three putts sneak onto the card to spoil a good round. In saying that I think this is a course where ladies can expect to play to or under handicap.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 87 Handicap: 17.4)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Aug 30 2018 by Kelvin A - rated 5 out of 5
This is such a great course it?s very hilly so I would 100% use a buggie! Great layout and some stunning holes on here! Certainly not an easy course but very enjoyable
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Aug 20 2018 by Mark S - rated 5 out of 5
Lovely course , well.worth a visit
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jul 3 2018 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
This is actually 2 different courses, and I have written reviews for each of them individually, which I hope will help anyone wanting to learn about the courses, which I have played regularly over the past 20 odd years.
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jun 5 2018 by Philip S - rated 4 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jun 4 2018 by Derrick L - rated 4 out of 5

Tiger Tour 2018

Day 1 of this years trip and we played Pinta which I enjoyed but struggled a bit with the greens

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 86 Handicap: 10.5)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Showing reviews 1-20 of 127 reviews read more reviews >>>

The golf courses reviews are the personal opinions of members of Golfshake who completed a review after playing the course. These opinions do not necessarily represent the views of Golfshake.com

Tee Time Search Tool

Submit Course Review

Write about the course and venue with the aim of providing insights for other golfers rather than your round or adverse weather and do not be offensive. Think about what you would like to read in a review rather than just seeing the words 'good course'.

more characters

Overall Rating:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor

Course Layout/Challenge:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Club & Facilities:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Value For Money:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor

Pace of Play:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Friendliness & Hospitality:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Course Conditions:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Practice Facilities:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Food & Drink:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor

Would you recommend?
 Yes       No
Would you play again?
 Yes       No
Name/City:
Email:
tick to receive our monthly Travel newsletter with promotions & offers

Please note: by submitting a review you adhere to the Golfshake terms & conditions and Golfshake may contact you to verify the review you leave.

Travel Deals Newsletter

Save up to 50% on golf breaks!

Join Today »

Nearby

Pelham Split Rock Golf Club
from 0 reviews
Distance 7.35 miles
Douglaston Golf Club
from 1 reviews
Distance 7.65 miles
Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course
from 1 reviews
Distance 7.75 miles

Season Starter Tips