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 | 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 PintaYellow7167 [118.000]5732
Vale da PintaYellow7168 [122.000]5730
Vale da Pintayellow7205700
Vale da PintaRed7169 [121.000]5322
GramachoBlack7270 [126.000]6679
GramachoWhite7270 [126.000]6050
GramachoYellow7268 [123.000]5700
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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  4.54

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 163
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4.18 ... Overall Rating
4.33 ... The Course
4.21 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.94 ... VFM
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163 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 189 out of 1971.

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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Most Helpful Review

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) - Jun 2 2017


Golfshake Team Review

- Aug 27 2014



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

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Mark S rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 20 2018

Lovely course , well.worth a visit
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Terry G rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 3 2018

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.
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Philip S rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 5 2018

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Derrick L rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 4 2018

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)
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Terry S rated 5 out of 5 - May 14 2018

Typical algarve magic
A typical algarve course that is simply magic to play. Fantastic layout and very scenic. Clubhouse and shop excellent. Staff very welcoming.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 93 Handicap: 19.1)
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Damien C rated 4 out of 5 - May 3 2018

Enjoyable round
nice course, quite short but we found greens very tricky. Don't leave downhill putts!!

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 97 Handicap: 19.5)
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Paul C rated 2 out of 5 - Apr 28 2018

Forces to play with 2 strangers because we were a party on 10....could understand if course was busy but it wasnt. Ended playing with 2 beginners & having a painful slow ROG.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 97 Handicap: 18.4)
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Jake Conroy rated 1 out of 5 - Apr 10 2018

Not worth a visit, so many better courses
Lets get the good stuff out the way. Credit where its due the course was a good test with some testing little holes, However..

Club house is not welcoming at all. Hardly any staff working. One barman who was miserable . One of the worst golf clubhouses I've been in, my back gardens shed is more friendly. A drink was €5 and a packet of crisps was €3. Beyond EXPENSIVE.

Course itself was average at best, nothing special. Course maintenance was below average, basically the same as a public course at home in the UK. The round was very slow , 5 hours. Buggies were poor as my buggy gave up half way through.

Finished our round at 5. No food was in clubhouse . As the kitchen stopped serving at 5 o'clock (on a Saturday). Only one tele had the Manchester Derby on . even though the clubhouse had like 4 televisions. Barman refused to put any more on.


WOULD NOT GO BACK.
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Paul W rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 25 2018

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Graham H rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 21 2017

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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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Jon S rated 3 out of 5 - Apr 24 2017

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Alan M rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 10 2017

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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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