Quinta Alto do Vale-Quatro Estradas,
Alvor, Algarve 8501-906
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Open rural countryside, residential and woodland.
Sir Henry Cotton (1907-87) designed the course at Alto Golf in 1986; the course opened in 1991.
4 km SW of Portimao.
Alto Golf (a member of the Pestana Golf Resorts group) is home to a good quality golf course, popular with local golfers. The tree-lined parkland layout contains a variety of attractive holes and features, ensuring an enjoyable test of golf at a generally affordable rate. Worth a visit if you are in the area and have some time to spare.
Stay&Play at Alto Golf: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 27, women 35.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Soft spikes only. Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire.
A member of the Pestana Golf & Resorts group, whose golf facilities include: Gramacho, Vale da Pinta, Silves, Alto and Vila Sol located on the Algarve, and Beloura, which is located outside Estoril, near Lisbon.
Alto do Vau, Sítio das Delgadas, 8500-308 Portimão.
+351 282 430 000Visit website
Built in 1996, the Turim Estrela do Vau Hotel apartments offer 174-fully equipped rooms with large private balconies, from which to enjoy the beautiful views of the beach and the countryside. The apartments are fully equipped, and provide access to a restaurant, children's playground, tennis courts, pools and shops.
Onyria Palmares; Boavista; Morgado; Gramacho; Vale da Pinta.
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