The Pestana Vale da Pinta Golf Course is situated on the same complex as the Gramacho Golf Course, a short drive from Carvoeiro. Read on for our full review of Vale da Pinta and find out how to get the most out of your round of golf here.
When you’re ready to play, check out the latest green fees and book tee times to make Vale da Pinta part of your next golf trip.
Why not extend your visit and make golf holiday out it? View our specially selected Vale da Pinta golf packages, all provided by leading specialist golf travel agents.
The cost of playing at Vale da Pinta during peak season, typically April through October is €102 for a round of golf.
Green fees during the low season are €61,which runs from from November to March.
Additionally, Vale da Pinta offers a special twilight fee of €40 per person for those who tee off after 3:30 PM, perfect for taking advantage of the longer days during months when it gets darker later (between May-September).
Note: Green Fees prices may vary season to season
The Pestana Vale da Pinta Golf Course in the Algarve, Portugal, which opened in 1992, is a well-regarded Championship course with a superior design.
It was created by renowned architect Ronald Fream, known for his approach to preserving the natural surroundings.
The course is widely recognised for its impeccable maintenance, as well as its aesthetic appeal and enjoyable playability.
The par 71 course, measuring 6,115 meters from the back tees, offers a challenging and rewarding golf experience. Fream expertly utilised the natural rolling hills, olive groves, local vegetation, and artificial lakes to create a picturesque and challenging course.
The Monchique Hills provide a stunning backdrop, inspiring golfers to play their best. The course layout demands precision and skill from players on many of the holes.
Vale da Pinta boasts of expertly crafted bunkers that pose a formidable challenge to players’ approach shots to the greens and two picturesque lakes that come into play on four different holes, adding an element of uncertainty to the game.
Two particularly noteworthy holes on the course, are the 10th, a par 3, and the 13th, a par 5. The 10th features a formidable bunker guarding the green, while the 13th winds its way through a valley totalling 592 yards.
The Vale da Pinta Golf Course has hosted the Seniors Open tournament on multiple occasions, with a total of seven tournaments held there to date, highlighting its reputation as a world-class course.
If you decide to play Vale da Pinta, it’s well worth combining with Gramacho Golf Course, given they are both in the same location and operated by the Pestana Group.
Vale da Pinta is a popular package option with many of the specialist golf travel agents, with some offering deals for less than £200 per person for short stays. Many options will include stays at one of the Pestana Group hotels, which provide access to all five courses that they operate in the Algarve region. Below are our top selections.
YourGolfTravel offers Vale da Pinta golf packages starting at £225 per person (not including flights) for 2 nights’ accommodation at Pestana Alvor Beach Villas and two rounds of golf at any of the following courses: Pestana Vila Sol, Alto Golf Course, Vale Da Pinta Course, Gramacho, or Silves golf course.
Vale da Pinta golf course offers discounts for junior and senior players, as well as for those who book in advance or as part of a package.
The most cost-effective option is likely the twilight rounds booked after 15:30, with green fees as low as €40 per person per round.
Pestana also has a summer deal. This includes a round of golf and a buggy, for 2 people for €65 per person during June, July, and August. Between May 16th and September 31st, the same deal is available for €190 or €95 per person.
It is also worth noting that Vale da Pinta is part of the Pestana golf resort, which allows holidaymakers to purchase a golf package that includes access to play not just Vale da Pinta but also Gramacho and other Pestana golf courses, including Alto Golf, Pestana Vila Sol and Silves Golf.
With different options for accommodation and daily green fees, this may make it more convenient for a more extended stay and more rounds.
Vale da Pinta golf course is located in the town of Carvoeiro and close to Portimao. The Algarve is known for its beautiful coastline, charming towns and villages, and excellent golf courses.
Vale da Pinta sits within the Pestana Golf Resort, which includes multiple Golf courses, Hotels and amenities. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the area, with sea and mountain views, it’s a perfect location for a golf holiday.
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When it comes to places to stay, the region around Vale da Pinta Golf Course presents a wide range of options. From more affordable alternatives to high-end resorts, there’s something to fit every budget.
Our recommended hotel is the Pestana Carvoeiro Golf Resort, as it is on the same site as the golf course
For more accommodation options take a look at our guide to the best hotels near Vale da Pinta Golf Course, or see our handpicked selections below.
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