Algarve Golf Courses - Pestana Blue Alvor Beach and Golf Resort

Alto Golf

Alto Golf

Alto Golf

Par: 71

Length: 6102m


Course designer: Sir Henry Cotton

Venue: International Pairs Tournament

Alto Golf

This is the last designed by architect Sir Henry Cotton, it features the 600 meter par 5 known as the "Sir Henry challenge", and what a challenge it is!

Pestana Alto is synonymous with design and play, and in a world of modern, complex course design, more and more people look back at the classics and see how course design should be: about challenge and playability for all handicap levels.

Located on the edge of the picturesque fishing village of Alvor, the rolling fairways and elevated greens test all and reward anyone who enjoys thinking about their game.

Ascot packages featuring Alto Golf
Pestana Blue Alvor Beach and Golf Resort Portugal, Algarve

Gramacho

Gramacho

Gramacho

Par: 72

Length: 6107m


Course designer: Ronald Fream & Nick Price

Venue: Portuguese Ladies Open

Gramacho

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 different challenges!

Having hosted the Portuguese Ladies Open on a number of occasions Pestana Gramacho is recognized as a championship course enjoyable and playable even by those with a higher handicap.

Ascot packages featuring Gramacho
Tivoli Carvoeiro Portugal, Algarve
Pestana Blue Alvor Beach and Golf Resort Portugal, Algarve

Silves Golf

Silves Golf

Silves Golf

Par: 70

Length: 5615m


Course designer: Jose Matias & Peter Booth

Silves Golf

Silves Golf offers spectacular views overlooking palm trees and olive groves. The surrounding cork and citrus farms generate a true feeling of authentic Portuguese golf.

Silves is a serene spot at the foot of the Monchique Mountain, but it is anything other than 'a walk in the park' - a drive at the opening hole has to flirt with water hazards on both flanks.

Ascot packages featuring Silves Golf
Pestana Blue Alvor Beach and Golf Resort Portugal, Algarve

Vale da Pinta

Vale da Pinta

Vale da Pinta

Par: 71

Length: 6127m


Course designer: Ronald Fream

Venue: European Seniors Tour Qualifying Final

Vale da Pinta

The 8 times consecutive host of the European Seniors Tour Qualifying final, Vale de Pinta golf in the Algarve, is rightly respected not just for its playability and challenging layout but for outstanding levels of beauty and enjoyment.

Ascot packages featuring Vale da Pinta
Tivoli Carvoeiro Portugal, Algarve
Pestana Blue Alvor Beach and Golf Resort Portugal, Algarve

Vila Sol

Vila Sol

Vila Sol

Par: 36 / 36 / 36

Length: 3241 / 3094 / 3079m


Course designer: Donald Steel

Venue: Portuguese Open

Vila Sol

Vila Sol Golf is set within a beautiful valley of lakes and lush vegetation. It features 27-holes comprising of three nine-hole courses, the Prime, Challenge and Prestige.

The Prime loop is the most difficult of Vila Sol Golf. The long and narrow fairways of the first four holes are renowned as “the most difficult start” on the Algarve.

The Challenge loop is better known as the back nine of Vila Sol. The challenge of this loop is that its greens are more hilly than either Prime or Prestige, demanding accurate approach play.

The Prestige loop is a shorter loop, but narrower. Accuracy and not length is by far the deciding factor on this nine.

Vila Sol was designed by Donald Steel, an English architect who above all likes to preserve nature and native vegetation, minimising earthmoving where possible.

The resort twice played host to the Portuguese Open in the 1990s and regularly hosts other professional events.

Handicap (Gents/Ladies)28/36
Buggy Hire€50
Ascot packages featuring Vila Sol
Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort Portugal, Algarve
The Residences at Victoria Portugal, Algarve
Crowne Plaza Vilamoura Portugal, Algarve
Pestana Blue Alvor Beach and Golf Resort Portugal, Algarve
Pestana Vila Sol Golf and Resort Hotel Portugal, Algarve
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Portugal, Algarve