Local Golf Courses

We have negotiated a 20-25% discount on some of the local golf courses.  If you are interested in playing golf, please ask for the price list.  Here are a few details of some locals courses.

Alto - Alto Golf & Country Club, is a premier golf and country club resort, set in beautifully landscaped gardens.  The last to be designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton.  The winding fairways and elevated greens reflect Sir Henry’s golfing philosophy of providing low handicap players with a testing game and still affording plenty of enjoyment for players at average club level and providing satisfaction and inspiration for beginners.  Designed along parkland lines, the exclusive 18 hole Par 72 course spans across two gently sloping valleys and runs to 6125 meters from the back tees. The opening nine holes offer fine views over the bay of Lagos.  The back nine, set on rolling slopes, include the remarkable Henry Cotton Challenge, the longest Par 5 in Europe. At 604 meters, it requires three long and accurate shots to avoid the lake, hold the angled fairway and find the small, well protected green.

Gramacho - After his success designing the Vale de Pinta course, Ronald Fream teamed up with the former world No. 1 Nick Price to 
create the uni 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.  Having hosted the Portuguese Ladies Open on a number of occasions Pestana Gramacho is recognised as a championship course enjoyable and playable even by those with a higher handicap.  Apart from the fantastic golf design, Ronald and Nick managed to incorporate the traditional landscape by utilising the natural stone outcrops, historical dry stone walling and existing ancient trees with some artfully sculpted lakes and bunkers. The effect is a wonderful journey through the countryside.

Silves - Silves is a serene spot, but the course is anything but the proverbial walk in the park. Target golf reigns supreme. A drive at the 
opening hole has to flirt with two water hazards on both flanks. Silves encourages and rewards attacking play. It has a natural beauty and an elegant design. The excellent condition, all year round, is ideal for low scoring. A relentless test in precision, this course has no peers. It is the 'archetype' of man-sized parkland golf. Most holes offer a spectacular mountain and valley view, overlooking palm trees and olive groves. You may even pick a few oranges or even figs along the way to the next tee. The severity of the bunkering is enough defence against the onslaught of the games big guns.

Vale da Pinta - The Vale da Pinta is a fantastic parkland course, measuring 6,728 yards. It was designed by Ron Fream, a highly regarded American golf architect and features a number of lakes which are as testing as they are beautiful, culminating with the award of a European Seniors Tour event in November 2007.  Since opening in 1992, the course has established an excellent reputation. The Pinta Course is fast becoming one of the most desirable and admired courses to the west of Vilamoura.

Main Courses
Oceanico Old Course73 Frank Pennick
Oceanico Victoria72 Arnald Palmer
Oceanico Millennium72Martin Hawtree
Oceanico Pinhal72Robert Trent Jones
Oceanico Laguna 72Joseph Lee 
Faido Golf Course 72Nick Faldo
O'Connor72Christie O'Connor Jnr
Vita Sol72 Donald Steel 
Quinta do Lago North 72 William Mitchell & Joseph Lee
Quinta do Lago South  72 William Mitchell 
Vale do Lobo Royal 72Sir Henry Cotton & Rocky Roquemore
Vale do Lobo Ocean73Sir Henry Cotton
San Lorenzo 72 Joseph Lee
Herdade dos Salgados 72Pedro Vasconcelos
Alto Golfe73 Sir Henry Cotton 
Vale de Pinta 71 Ronald Fream 
Gramacho72 Ronald Fream 
Benamor 71Sir Henry Cotton 
Quinta da Ria 72William Roquemore Jnr 
Quinta de cima 72 Rocky Roquemore
Boavista Golf Course 71 Howard Swan
Penina Championship72 Sir Henry Cotton 
Parque da Floresta72Pepe Gancedo
Monte Rei72 Jack Nicklaus