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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 5432 meters
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Also known as Pestana Golf Resort - Alto Golf

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year round. High Season: Nov., Feb., April, May & Sep.
Architect Henry Cotton (1997)

Rentals/Services

Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Pestana Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code The player must not wear casual shorts, jeans, sleeveless shirts or track suits.

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4.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
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4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Decent holiday round

My Dad and I played this course while staying in one of the villas lining the second fairway.
We managed to get a twilight rate which was good as I'm not sure the course would be worth the full price (although golf on the Algarve seems more expensive than the UK).
The course was in OK condition, October is probably nearing the end of their season so with that in mind the course held up well. It's not an overly difficult track but still an enjoyable round when on holiday and playing with rental clubs.
The big disappointment was that the lay out of the course has been altered to remove "Sir Henry's Challenge". The original hole was a 600+ metre par 5 which I fancied having a bash at in 2 but it is now a short par 3 with a green dumped in the middle of the fairway and then a shorter par 5. This also means another nicer looking par 3 has been left out of the routing. Bit of a shame.
Pace of play was great after we had been let through by the group ahead of us. Part of the twilight rate was play as many as you can before dark and I managed to play an extra 4 holes and probably could have played more if I hadn't wanted to get back for a dip in the pool at the villa!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course in Algarve

A pleasant day of golf, excellent course for first round of the vacation. Good conditions, not too hard but fast ondulated greens make for a good challenge. Beware of downhill putts you may need a wedge to get back on. Nice traps. Clubs up on every approach to the green.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate

Stay & Play Offers

From $79
Valid dates: Apr 03, 2020 - Oct 24, 2020
Sunriver Resort's Unlimited Stay & Play Golf Package includes unlimited play on Meadows, Woodlands or Caldera Links along with one round at the famed Crosswater Club per day during your stay. Better yet—your lodging is included! Two person, two night minimum stay required.
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