Alto Golf Reviews

Chris from United Kingdom
on Tue, 5th Dec 2023
Great course
Played here again on 30/11.23. Amazing conditions and a lovely, playable course. Good challenge with some nice par 3s. Highly recommended and I’ve played here a few times now. Always a friendly welcome and very laid back. Never seems too busy.
Chris from United Kingdom
on Tue, 5th Dec 2023
Highly recommended
Brilliant course. Undulating in superb condition. Very playable with enough challenges to keep you on your toes. Friendly staff. Played here 3 times now and will keep coming back.
Peter from United Kingdom
on Thu, 23rd Nov 2023
Long and tight excellent condition easy to find stray balls
Andy Richardson from United Kingdom
on Wed, 15th Nov 2023
Great Condition
Played Alto today 15 Nov), course and greens in very good condition. Welcome at club from pro shop and caddy master was very good.
Craig from Portugal
on Wed, 18th Oct 2023
Machrie to Alto
My son I had a great round of golf at Alto. It’s a beautiful course with tree lined fairways with quite a few dog legs and tricky. We got hooked up in a 4 ball with another 2 which wasn’t the plan but was really nice. They left after nine and we stormed the back nine and an Irish 4 ball let us through., lovely guys. The greens are excellent and challenging. The course has been well looked after during a very hot summer. Absolutely loved the round. Very expensive and it would have been nice to have been given some Alto tees but we had to buy those as well as hire clubs and the buggy….. not even a bottle of water was provided. That said it was really good day.
John from Portugal
on Sun, 15th Oct 2023
Johnny at Alto
Excellent condition

Way above some other courses like Palmares. Green grassy fairways, beautiful greens to putt on. Will definitely play again as less than 4 hours to play a 4 ball.

Garry from Portugal
on Tue, 10th Oct 2023
Good condition
Played alto today and was so impressed.

The staff was friendly and welcoming. The condition of the course was very good. And its quite a tricky track.

The greens was a good pace and well-maintained (didn't see pitch marks on them) fairways excellent and the rough very fair.

We was a 4 ball that played in just under 4 hrs.

Well done alto I'm very impressed,

I will return and recommend you to other golfers.

Excellent condition. Recommended as a must play fun course
PAUL from United Kingdom
on Sun, 8th Oct 2023
Tight but nice course
Alan from Ireland
on Fri, 6th Oct 2023
Too expensive
Course excellent. Alto golf course.But expensive for what it was

Playing in October 1 round cost me €170 for course buggy and club hire .

It would bot encourage anyone who is on family holiday to play a round

David from United Kingdom
on Sun, 24th Sep 2023
David & Helen
Course in good condition particularly the greens. Satellite watch seemed to get confused around holes14/15 but not sure why ?
Colin from United Kingdom
on Sat, 23rd Sep 2023
Great condition. Challenging
Excellent condition but probably the most difficult course in the area. A real challenge for all abilities
Marcel Soom from Switzerland
on Fri, 15th Sep 2023
Alto Golf Course
Sind jetzt seit einer Woche hier in den Agarven am Golfen, selbst die teuersten Plätze hatten nicht so saftige Fairway's wie der Alto Golfplatz !!!

Die Grün's könnten noch etwas besser sein, sind aber durchaus ok.

Die Drivingrange ist leider schon sehr in die Jahre gekommen, und die Bälle dazu sind sicher 100 Jahre alt !

Schade das Clubhaus und das Restaurant für Flights ab 12.00h bei Ankunft 16.30h kein Food mehr anbietet, wie so manche Golfplätze !

Mark from United States
on Thu, 14th Sep 2023
The course was good value for money. Condition was good and the greens were a good speed and consistent. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would consider playing again on a future trip.
Mark from United States
on Thu, 14th Sep 2023
Alto Golf Mud
Course was in very good condition in general. A few tee boxes were uneven. The course is good challenge with some tight tree lined fairways and blind tee shots. The greens were in good condition and were a consistent pace. The staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a visit and I would consider playing again on a future trip.
Ana from Kyrgyzstan
on Sat, 26th Aug 2023
Really nice! Would come back again
The course was in really nice conditions considering that is summer and the courses are usually very dry. It is quite fun and beautiful. We went on buggy and we recommend taking it because of the slopes. We had a great time!
Stuart from United Kingdom
on Sat, 5th Aug 2023
Staff at the club were fab. Greens were the best we played that week. A tight course but very enjoyable. Tree lined but more room than you think.
Tony from Portugal
on Tue, 25th Jul 2023
Super course friendly and very helpful

Can’t wait to play again

ken from United Kingdom
on Mon, 19th Jun 2023
Course in poor condition, especially the greens where it was a waste of time putting
Dean from United Kingdom
on Thu, 15th Jun 2023
Would of been a lovely course but the greens had been worked on and was full of sand
Phil from United Kingdom
on Thu, 25th May 2023
Soperb service

Course in excellent condition

Sun shining

Worth a visit

Shane from Ireland
on Fri, 12th May 2023
Tough course!
Extremely slow pace of play.

Tough course with lots of trees but immaculate greens.

Staff were very polite especially the woman in the pro shop and the course marshal.

Pace of play and course layout the only negative. Took over 5 hours to play.

John Mcguigan from United Kingdom
on Thu, 13th Apr 2023
A testing round
A testing, yet fair course. It requires you to methodically plot your way around, especially in a Portuguese breeze. You can leave the driver in the bag for the most part as there is a premium on accuracy over length. The greens are sloping and a good test of your touch. The food and drink is more than adequate and reasonably priced. The English lady in reception was rather too officious however and didn’t have the level of hospitality I would expect from a golf club. All in all an enjoyable experience - and a decent scorecard!
GuðRúN ÓLafsdóTtir from Iceland
on Wed, 12th Apr 2023
Excellent experience
We played the course 4 times during Easter. Overall well kept and in good condition. Friendly staff , thank you!
Brenda from Portugal
on Fri, 7th Apr 2023
Greens a little slow due to seeding but course in good condition
Peter from United Kingdom
on Tue, 21st Feb 2023
Alto in great shape
Greens a little furry but it was late in the day so all in all in very good condition. Much better with the long par five made into two holes
Eus Thole from Netherlands
on Fri, 2nd Dec 2022
Beautiful and challenging
Claude from United States
on Thu, 17th Nov 2022
Not so god
Almost every holes have the same patern, downhill from tee off, uphill to green, turning right or left. Ball positionning from tees is a must otherwise it is impossible to reach green in regulation. Green are tricky but in good condition. Fairways are not so good very little grass between the ball and the glasy soil.
Kenny from United Kingdom
on Fri, 4th Nov 2022
Alto Golf
The course was in good condition and the greens were excellent.

The best plan is to stay on the fairways, the rough is very difficult.

Ineke from United States
on Sat, 29th Oct 2022
Gewoon fijne baan om te spelen
Fijne baan om te spelen . Niet te lang maar met leuke uitdagingen. Soms behoorlijk smal. prima onderhouden.
Chris from United Kingdom
on Thu, 27th Oct 2022
Excellent course
Loved the course and greens. Position off the Tee is mecessary
Jamie Willacy from United Kingdom
on Tue, 25th Oct 2022
Nice Course
Great course, if a little narrow for my slice! Staff were great in the club shop and generally very well organized. Course in great condition considering the weather although those sloping greens were a bit tricky...
peter from United Kingdom
on Sat, 15th Oct 2022
Beware flying balls
First time I played this course and I found it a bit odd. Its really set up for those who hit the ball 170-220 yards off the tee. For longer hitters, there's so many blind shots and a lot of slicing required, not fading, slicing. Back nine was a bit better but nearly all the greens are on slopes and the pins were set right on the edge with the only consolation being the greens were fairly slow. I can see why a high handicapper would like it but for those who need to get on the green in two, in some cases this was almost impossible. Add to this the greens and the tees are often very near each other and approach shots of other golfers are often very near the tee box, or even on it, it felt very tight and at times a bit dangerous. Its not a course I'd rush back to.
Elliot Rushton from Spain
on Mon, 26th Sep 2022
Very nice course, quite tight but very enjoyable
MARK from United Kingdom
on Sat, 24th Sep 2022
Average overall hence 3 stars.
Generally in very good condition with some tricky greens. The course suits older players who don't hit it very far. Several holes felt like they'd been squeezed in rather than properly designed. The clubhouse and facilities are looking dated and need a refresh compared to others on the Algarve. As a 5 handicapper I enjoyed my visit but I wouldn't go back as it wasn't a big enough challenge.
keith from United Kingdom
on Thu, 22nd Sep 2022
Yet another Pestana course in great condition considering the drought in Portugal.
Gilles from Portugal
on Fri, 16th Sep 2022
Great staff
Exceptionnel staff and course in very good conditions
DIDIER from France
on Fri, 9th Sep 2022
Chauffeurs très bien ponctuels

Merci beaucoup

Barry from Portugal
on Thu, 4th Aug 2022
Tidy course with good variety of holes
Good course

Great range of different holes

Other reviews said tight fairways but had no problems using driver off tee beds

Greens quite difficult but in great condition

Some bare patches on the fairways but expected with the weather we’ve had

Would definitely play again

Carl from United Kingdom
on Sat, 23rd Jul 2022
Nice course in good condition, really enjoyable round, played twilight €30 great value
sion from Portugal
on Wed, 13th Jul 2022
Challenging tight course 👌
Really enjoyable but tough challenge today. Course in great condition. Wind was up and proved a tricky challenge. Really recommend this course
WILLIAM from United Kingdom
on Mon, 4th Jul 2022
pleasant course
This was our first round in Portugal and a nice place to start,

Course is well maintained and greens are good few niggles like lack of sand in some bunkers but best advise is keep out of them,

Will be back to play it again we hope.

Andy from United Kingdom
on Tue, 28th Jun 2022
The course was in super condition and the staff were spot on. The barman was excellent on all levels.
Katja from Finland
on Sat, 18th Jun 2022
Very nice golf course, well maintained.
Graeme from United Kingdom
on Fri, 17th Jun 2022
Great Condition
Played this course many times but usually in October. The course was in fantastic condition at this time of year much better than October.

A testing course where you have to take your medicine if off the fairway!

Enjoyable round.

Tom from United Kingdom
on Mon, 6th Jun 2022
Well worth a visit
A nice course with some interesting holes. Fairways in excellent condition given the heat. The course was closed for a few days recently for maintenance, and the greens have been fed and heavily sanded, which is why only 4 stars. I believe in a few weeks they’ll receive the benefit of the recent work. We hired a buggy and clubs from the resort- the clubs were Taylormade Sim irons and woods, which were in good condition. The tree lines along the fairways mean that you need to be accurate off most tee’s. All in all, a really enjoyable round. I will be back if I get the opportunity.
Richard from United States
on Sat, 4th Jun 2022
Nice weekend golfer course
The reviews of this course were not the best but most be for lower HTCs But the Fairways and greens but are fine! If you are just a weekend golfer and want to enjoy a nice round of golf Alto is perfect! Smooth play when I played and few challenging holes even for the most expericenced golfers!
Karen from United Kingdom
on Wed, 25th May 2022
Nice course
Nice course.
Arie from Portugal
on Mon, 23rd May 2022
Testing course
Nice course for the elderly golf player, sometimes very testing
David from Portugal
on Wed, 18th May 2022
Nice cours in good condition. Friendly staff.
George from United Kingdom
on Sat, 30th Apr 2022
Fun course, challenging greens
This course was suggested to us when another was not available. It did not disappoint, however, and provided some enjoyable, albeit challenging golf. The greens in particular were very challenging, and some of the downhill putts could race past ending much further away even when simply tapped. Still, very much enjoyed it here.
Kenneth Boons from Belgium
on Tue, 26th Apr 2022
Overall nice holiday course
Nice course. Fast and difficult greens. The course Itself isn’t to difficult.

My only remark is that the toilets on the course weren’t very clean

Ferry from Portugal
on Sat, 16th Apr 2022
Played 13 April 2022
Nice course to play make sure you get the right club for the distance.
Angela from United Kingdom
on Fri, 15th Apr 2022
Great course and needed to be able to play golf as a lot of dog legs but lovely condition
Leona from Norway
on Thu, 7th Apr 2022
We have been playing here since 2004. Not really a course for those who like to hit long shots, for most of the fairways are narrow and curvy. This course requires precision. The fairways, the roughs, the bunkers and the greens are well kept; and the toilets are clean. The driving range is nice, tidy and serene. Have they not closed down the old 12th hole (par 3 ) and turned the old 16th hole from par 6 to par 5, we would've given this course 5 stars.
Richard from United Kingdom
on Sun, 27th Mar 2022
Abandoned because of weather
We had to abandon after 4 holes due to lightening, but c’est la vie! From memory (about 8 years ago) it was a decent course and the holes we played certainly have that impression
Beiss from Germany
on Fri, 11th Mar 2022
Good place
Very nice place, even if the weather was bad. But this is Not their responsibility. Frendly reception Service.
ROGER from Portugal
on Tue, 1st Mar 2022
Beau terrain
ROGER from Portugal
on Thu, 17th Feb 2022
Très beau parcours avec un terrain en bon état et très agréable

A refaire certainement

GERARD from Portugal
on Sat, 12th Feb 2022
Course vert well designer and pleasant to play
Ian from Ireland
on Mon, 10th Jan 2022
Alto golf
Great condition, well kept, would recommend. The course does not overly penalise the average golfer on a wayward shot.
James Deakin from United States
on Wed, 10th Nov 2021
A nice course to play!
A beautiful course! We loved it and can’t wait to play again.
Rene from Switzerland
on Mon, 1st Nov 2021
Not the best in the Region but a good price.
Matthew from United Kingdom
on Wed, 27th Oct 2021
Interesting layout and in good condition. Food could have been better in the clubhouse afterwards to improve the overall experience.
Stuart from United Kingdom
on Wed, 6th Oct 2021
Very nice condition, tight drives & small greens, a great test of golf highly recommended.
Andre from Portugal
on Fri, 1st Oct 2021
Challenging course with good price compared to Vilamora courses
Andreas from Portugal
on Thu, 30th Sep 2021
Quit good
Andreas from Portugal
on Thu, 30th Sep 2021
Quit good
John Hampson from United Kingdom
on Tue, 28th Sep 2021
Needs some attention
Course was somewhat untidy, and very worn in parts. Greens needed a little bit of attention in places.

Nevertheless the course is a good test of golf, with tight fairways, and tricky greens.

Susan from United Kingdom
on Sun, 26th Sep 2021
A great day
Excellent course all round. Well maintained and lovely club house. We were made very welcome on arrival. Really enjoyed playing here
Del from India
on Fri, 24th Sep 2021
Fun Course
Course was in generally good condition - there were some very wet spots - but the greens had just been punched and sanded, so the putting was difficult.
Paul Woodward from United Kingdom
on Tue, 21st Sep 2021
Woodward Party
Lovely course with tight fairways - and looked after properly which seems to be the Pestana way.

A proper members club and all staff were friendly and very helpful

Roger from United Kingdom
on Thu, 16th Sep 2021
Great day
We had a great time playing a late afternoon round. The course was in good condition and the greens where super challenging
john from United Kingdom
on Thu, 16th Sep 2021
Nice course
Pleasant reception staff, starter efficient and had been with the course since inception. Greens good fairways good, we teed at 8.30 and didnt catch anyone up, nor were we holding up anyone. Would recommend
John from United Kingdom
on Sat, 11th Sep 2021
Alto golf
Course in great condition, greens excellent. First time played would definitely revisit .
Susanne from Sweden
on Wed, 18th Aug 2021
We liked it!
Very beautiful course with various challenging holes. The grass is different than at home in Sweden so you have no roll. But nice greens and a wonderful day made us very happy!
Joerg Krames from Germany
on Mon, 31st May 2021
Beautiful old trees and some challenges
Excellent fairways as well as the greens

Due to the lay-out - some holes are close to a residential area - some fairway are small

The greenfee is on the upper side but worth it

Andre from Portugal
on Wed, 13th Jan 2021
Super golf très bien entretenu. Réservation très facile et peu chère (twilight).Parcours long mais relativement facile.
Marie from Portugal
on Tue, 24th Nov 2020
Juergen from Germany
on Mon, 9th Nov 2020
Interesting Course
Very interesting Course. Really not boring. Unfortunately we played after few days of rain and the condition was special.
Patrick from Portugal
on Tue, 27th Oct 2020
Belle journée sur ce beau golf, en plus avec le soleil.

Dernière journée de golf en Algarve, il faut songer à repartir en Guadeloupe...nous reviendrons jouer sur ces beaux golfs.

Philip from Portugal
on Sat, 17th Oct 2020
Course in really good nick. Twilight rate must be the best value on the Algarve.
Christophe from France
on Wed, 14th Oct 2020
Très bon accueil.
Deux fois neuf trous, différents, mais vraiment très sympa à faire, je conseille vraiment.

Très bon accueil.

Patrick from Portugal
on Tue, 13th Oct 2020
Superbe partie de ⛳️ 🏌️‍♀️ sur un beau parcours. Le personnel du golf est très accueillant et fait tout pour nous êtes agréable.

Nous reviendrons faire une partie la semaine prochaine.

Patrick from Portugal
on Fri, 9th Oct 2020
Beau parcours nous nous sommes bien amusés, un peu fatiguant aussi, mais heureux d’avoir passé une bonne après-midi.

Nous referons ce parcours mardi prochain avec grand plaisir.

Angela from Portugal
on Wed, 7th Oct 2020
Alto - We will come back
Alto is in good condition. The course has quite many similar holes finishing with the greens on a height. Still I enjoyed playing it.
John from Portugal
on Wed, 7th Oct 2020
Alto 2020 oct
Nice course to play easy to get round fairways burnt in places, greens OK some in need of work, warm welcome from staff not a bad day out
Paul Rimmer from United Kingdom
on Tue, 8th Sep 2020
P. Rimmer
Good course and well maintained. Definitely play again.
Tapio from Portugal
on Sat, 18th Jan 2020
Very difficult an tricky course, often narrow. In my opinion there are too many holes that you have to play upwards against the greenes. In reality, that makes the course much longer then the distance on the score card. The staff in the reception and restaurant are friendly and servicemindet
Jukka Ahtinen from Finland
on Mon, 2nd Dec 2019
Well maintained golf course. The fairways require a good opening because they are quite narrow. Greens are fast but in good shape. Club cozy.
Gilbert from Belgium
on Fri, 25th Oct 2019

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