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Vale da Pinta Golf Course

Vale da Pinta Golf Course is one of the best-designed courses in Europe. It has earned a deserved reputation for the outstanding level of maintenance of the course, and its design, which makes it a challenge to golfers of all standards.

The rolling terrain is dotted with carob, fig, almond and olive trees, some of which are more than 600 years old, and a very special feature of this course is one olive tree that dates back more than 1200 years.

The size of the greens is specifically matched to the length of the approach shot. It is certain to be appreciated by experienced golfers, for whom a round on this course will provide genuine excitement and a memorable and enjoyable days play.

Holes: 18. Par 71

Includes Buggy: No
Handicap for Men: 27
Handicap for Women: 35

Technical Details

Undulated: Rolling fairways

Dog Legs: Several on both 9's

Tree Lined: Sparse Olives

Exposed: More so on back 9

Buggy Recommended:  Essential

Water hazards: 5th and 13th

Parkland: Park and Heath Land feel

Signature Hole: 13th

Comments: Excellent value for money


Holes: 18 / Par: 71

Whites Length: 5662 m / 6228 yd

Yellows Length: 5237 m / 5761 yd

Reds Length: 4860 m / 5346 yd

Greens: Penn Cross Bent

Fairways: Bermuda Grass

Tees: Penn Cross Bent

Handicap: Gents < 27 | Ladies < 35


Founded: 1992

Architect: Ronald Fream

Proprietor: Carvoeiro Golfe, SA

Director: José Carlos Matias

Professional: Mark Gasper, Carlos Ribeiro

Green Keeper: Miguel Grosso

Main events on this course:
· TAP (Air Portugal) Amateur Open - 1993
· Johnnie Walker Amateur Classic - 1997
· Seniors Tour

Directions: The Pestana Golf Resort, is situated close to the town of Lagoa, 4 km from the village of Carvoeiro, 10 km from the village Portimão and 30 minutes away from Faro International Airport. 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.

GPS: Lat: 37° 8' 0.84" N, Lon: 8° 28' 35.28" W





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