Pestana Golf Resort - Carvoeiro

Aptdo 1011,

Carvoeiro, Algarve 8400-908

  • Office

    +351 282 340 900
  • Fax

    +351 282 340 901
  • Golf pro

    Carlos Ribeiro (PGA, Golf Professional)
  • Academy

    Pestana Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and rural countryside

  • Designer:

    Ronald Fream (designed the opening four and closing five holes).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6107
5532
4777
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope

At the same location:

18-hole par-71 Vale da Pinta course (6687 metres)

Location

Latitude:

37.124824

Longitude:

-8.487282

How to get there:

10 km E of Portimao

From the A22 motorway (Faro - Portimao) take exit 6 (Carvoeiro) and follow the N124 / N125 direction Lagoa Sul / Carvoeiro. After 4.4 km in Lagoa turn right direction Carvoeiro / Golfe. After o.4 km bear right at roundabout, direction Pestana Golf. After 1.5 km bear right at roundabout, direction Pestana Golf. After 1.6 km just before mini roundabout turn right direction Vale Oliveiros / Pestana Golf. After o.7 km turn right at Vale Oliveiros sign and after o.5 km turn left into Gramacho Golf.

Pestana Golf Resort (Gramacho course)

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 2002

Pestana Golf Resort (Gramacho course): A very good opening sequence of four holes and a great closing stretch from the short par-4 14th, could put the Gramacho course on a level with its sister course, Vale da Pinta. However, the newer half of the course, from the 5th to the 13th, is played in a very open and undulating area, where penal rough between the fairways is limited (although old stone walls make several appearances). In this area you get the feel of an American-style resort layout, where resort members can enjoy a relatively easy-going time, perhaps honing their skills for the tougher demands of the Vale da Pinta course. Some holes, like the par-5 6th, invite you to hit the ball as hard as you like, then go find it (wasn't that Arnold Palmer's philosophy !?). What marks this course out as something above the ordinary, are the excellent par-3's (star of the show is the superb water-lined 10th), the spectacular views over surrounding hills, towns and sierras, and the greens - often oddly shaped but fast and full of very testing slopes. Good quality bunkering around the greens is also noteworthy. Although smart new real estate is very evident around the course, it is set far enough back not to be particularly bothersome from the tee.
List of courses: Algarve, Portugal

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28; women 36.

Green fees

Resort guest fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-Sept thru Nov, and mid-Feb thru May): €105.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

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.

Where2Stay

  • Hotel Tivoli Carvoeiro4-star

    Apartado 1299, Vale Covo, Praia do Carvoeira, Algarve.

    +351 282 351 100

    Visit website
    Located in the picturesque town of Carvoeiro, this 4-star hotel is ideal for beach holidays or exploring the area's great array of golf courses. Set on a cliff top at praia Vale Covo, the rooms of this crescent shaped resort face out onto the Atlantic Ocean.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Vale da Pinta; Gramacho

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Morgado; Penina; Palmares; Oceânico O'Connor Jnr; Oceânico Faldo.

  • Penina Hotel & Golf Resort4-star

    PO Box 146, Penina, 8502 Portimao, Algarve.

    +351 282 420 200

    Visit website
    Penina Hotel & Golf Resort is considered one of the top destinations on the Algarve and is home to a wide array of sporting and leisure facilities. The resort offers a celebrated championship golf course, two 9-hole courses, olympic size swimming pool and FIFA-sized football pitch (used by the likes of Chelsea for winter training). The hotel also has a Penguin Village for children, tennis courts, beach club and an impressive selection of restaurants and bars.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Penina

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Palmares; Morgado

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Vale da Pinta; Gramacho; Oceânico O'Connor Jnr; Oceânico Faldo.

Find a course

Or

Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).

Who's Who:
Brooks Koepka: won his second Phoenix Open title, with a chip-in eagle at TPC Scottsdale’s short par-4 17th included in his final round.
Annika Sörenstam: the legendary Swede makes a return to the LPGA Tour in the Gainbridge LPGA, to be played at Lake Nona, her home club (Feb 25-28).

Latest Golf Course Updates

Nicklaus Design to create new course for Qiddiya development in Saudi Arabia
Layout is first of two planned for country club within residential community.

Chart Hills Golf Club: On Christmas Eve 2019, the course became part of the Ramac Group also the proprietors of the famous Prince’s Golf Club, in Sandwich on the Kent coast. Read more ...

Oú sont les femmes? Why there are so few women in golf course architecture.

Dundonald Links Scotland: Construction work is in progress on new practice facilities and course changes at Dundonald Links in Irvine, Scotland, as part of a £25 million investment by new owners Darwin Escapes that also includes the construction of a new clubhouse with rooms, plus eighteen lodges. Read more ...

R&A submits planning application for new golf facility in Glasgow.
Look up the Top Golf Courses in Scotland.

Travel

Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Top Golf Courses in the Americas

Top Golf Courses in Australia

Top Golf Courses in Ireland