Gramacho Reviews

Andy Richardson from United Kingdom
on Sat, 2nd Dec 2023
Reliably good fun to play.
As usual good fun to play and in pretty good condition considering the traffic that it gets through the season. Always enjoyable, even if the 8th is a bit odd..
Ben from United Kingdom
on Fri, 27th Oct 2023
Brilliant course!
Daran from United Kingdom
on Sun, 22nd Oct 2023
Gramacho is great
One of the most underrated courses on the algarve in my opinion. Course was in great condition and a real challenge as it is a plotters course. Great service by staff and good value.
Lesley from Portugal
on Fri, 13th Oct 2023
Gramacho - Twilight
Loads of unrepaired pitch marks in greens.

Got called in on 18th tee when could have finished our round.

Michael from Germany
on Tue, 10th Oct 2023
Nice course in bad conditions
nice course but in very bad conditions. At the moment not recommendable
Ray from United Kingdom
on Mon, 2nd Oct 2023
Good course in reasonable condition but very slow.
Played today on a twilight deal, front nine particularly slow as the members play a late pm competition on Mondays. Course in reasonable condition considering the time of year,.

Quite a tough course to walk which is why we saw lots of golfers in buggies.

edward from United Kingdom
on Fri, 22nd Sep 2023
good course to play
course in good condition
Brad from Canada
on Tue, 19th Sep 2023
Gramacho golf course review
Overall a decent track with several interesting holes. Unfortunate the greens were not the highlight as most were slower than hoped for. Our group had a fun afternoon & I would recommend this course if in the area.
Darren from Portugal
on Tue, 19th Sep 2023
Well maintained and pretty course
A very nice layout and in excellent condition. Staff were friendly and helpful and the food of a good standard.

There were some very interesting holes but overall it’s not especially challenging. My playing partner and I both scored well. It’s the 5th or 6th time I’ve played Gramacho and I’ll definitely be back again.

Andrew from Portugal
on Mon, 18th Sep 2023
Bit slow at times,but all in all lovely course 😊
Tudor from United Kingdom
on Thu, 7th Sep 2023
Gramacho Golf Course
Very wet underfoot early part of round and greens slow to start with but fine when dried out , sprinkler system on 14 th tee gave us a good soaking ! Otherwise a very enjoyable round .
Wayne from Portugal
on Thu, 24th Aug 2023
Beautiful course
The course is in great shape! While some holes are tough most are great for the mid handicapper.
Rob Christian from United States
on Sat, 12th Aug 2023
Poor conditions and surly staff
I’m not someone who typically takes the time to write reviews, however, following my round at Gramacho (one of the Pestana, courses) this week, I am compelled to do so. I am fortunate to live in the US and to have played many good courses over the years. I have heard much about the great golf in the Algarve and was excited to play at Gramacho. Unfortunately, this course fell woefully short of my expectation. Firstly, the greens were shaggy, bumpy, slow and just in really poor condition. Secondly, the service and hospitality was poor. The staff seemed rather unhappy and were unhelpful and cold. Also, this part of Portugal is often >90F at this time of year, and the day we played was no exception. There is not a single water station on the entire course!!!!! A guy stopped by twice to sell us small bottles of water. Not only was that not often enough, selling water in those temperatures when we had just paid 100 euros to play is simply not good enough. We had planned to have lunch and have a few beers after the round but decided to spend our money elsewhere instead. Lastly, the carts/buggy’s did not include GPS, which would no be a big deal if the many sprinkler heads had distances on them. Not a single sprinkler head had a distance on it. A simple, cheap and effective way to make the round more enjoyable and faster. I hope someone from Pestana reads this - there is much work to be done at Gramacho.
Stuart from United Kingdom
on Sat, 5th Aug 2023
Loved the course. Quite open. Quite a small course. Great fun. In great shape. Members we spoke to were really pleasant.
Wayne from Portugal
on Thu, 3rd Aug 2023
Outstanding course in great shape for late summer
Jake from United Kingdom
on Thu, 27th Jul 2023
Holiday golf day
Course was in great condition and the staff were very helpful as we missed our tee time they managed to accommodate us the same morning will be back
Steven from United Kingdom
on Mon, 24th Jul 2023
beautifully manicured course. Good range of challenging holes.
Maurice from United Kingdom
on Wed, 19th Jul 2023
Excellent course, good variety of holes, beautiful setting and facilities. Staff very helpful including the guy in the buggy bar 😎
Andrew from Portugal
on Fri, 14th Jul 2023
Greens were not that great..
ken from United Kingdom
on Mon, 19th Jun 2023
Lovely all round course
John from United Kingdom
on Mon, 19th Jun 2023
Great course in superb condition
Greg from United Kingdom
on Fri, 16th Jun 2023
Each hole full of interest
Played a number of times now and always enjoy the course and clubhouse atmosphere.

Great holes and superb conditions.

Will be back soon.

Dean from United Kingdom
on Thu, 15th Jun 2023
Dean carnall
Equally as good as Pinta. Beautiful course and in great condition
Kevin from Portugal
on Thu, 1st Jun 2023
Absolutely perfect conditions. Thoroughly enjoyed the challenge

Got a great twilight deal and cannot recommend enough

Top quality course all round

Wendy from Netherlands
on Fri, 26th May 2023
Nice course not very difficult but well maintained.
John from United Kingdom
on Wed, 10th May 2023
Reception staff failed charm school!
This review is actually for the 9th of May 2023. Have played Gramancho many times the course is great value for money (especially twighlight) , never in my experience overly busy and well maintained. What lets it down (more than once) is the surely, rude attitude to the customers of some of the reception staff . If you do play twighlight expect to be spoken too like a second class citizen when booking in and asking for club hire and buggies . Played at many courses in the Algarve and this is the place when I come across this poor attitude and rubbish customer service
Arie from Portugal
on Tue, 9th May 2023
Besef dat service belangrijk is
De baan is in alle opzichten fantastisch.

De service daarentegen is ver onder de maat, zeer onvriendelijk, ongeïnteresseerd, Het personeel is alleen bezig zo snel mogelijk naar huis te gaan.

Martin from United Kingdom
on Sat, 6th May 2023
Algarve 8
Played it now 4 times and it is one of our favourites will always return.
Paul from United Kingdom
on Fri, 28th Apr 2023
friendly course
good course. you need a buggy though.
Paul from United Kingdom
on Sun, 23rd Apr 2023
Algarve Tour 2023
Really nice course but is expensive if not with the Pestana Package.
Arja from Portugal
on Tue, 11th Apr 2023
Had a good time
Nice venue , great staff and challenging course …. Hope 19 is good with good service
Matthew from United Kingdom
on Fri, 24th Mar 2023
Money grabbing
I wasn’t going to post a review, but received an email asking me to do so.

Our flight was delayed by 4 hours and the course would not refund our money.

Money grabbing

Jackie from Portugal
on Wed, 22nd Feb 2023
Beautifully kept, challenging course but playable for all of our very mixed ability group. Greens were fast and true.
Trevor from Ireland
on Thu, 16th Feb 2023
Stay away not worth the money!!
Course is a good test, some nice holes visible. As of Feb 16th 23 course not in great condition. Greens bumpy and tee boxs not looked after.

Pace of play was really really slow.

Steve Collins from United Kingdom
on Thu, 9th Feb 2023
Good technical course , again quite slow pace
Uta from Portugal
on Sat, 24th Dec 2022
Well prepared but blind bend
The course was well prepared, bit wet and soft because of the rain fall. Especially on the back nine not really fair as the pin is not visible if you don't place your drive / second shot perfectly
Philip from Europe
on Sat, 10th Dec 2022
Well worth a visit
Very enjoyable golf course a good test but playable with some very interesting and testing holes. Good environment and well organised.
Stewart from Portugal
on Wed, 7th Dec 2022
Gramacho golfe
Então. Quando chegamos ao campo de golfe hoje de manhã estava tão chuvoso. Eu perguntei se o campo de golfe seja aberto. A mulher disse sim. Mas quando começamos a jogar a chuva estava com demasiada força e realmente não estava possível jogar lá! Mas gostava de agradecer Pestana porque não foi um problema para receber mais um jogo livre com um buggy . Serviço muito bom.
Frank from Portugal
on Mon, 21st Nov 2022
A great day
Course in great condition. We thoroughly enjoyed our round
Les from United Kingdom
on Mon, 21st Nov 2022
Good condition
Hugh from United Kingdom
on Mon, 14th Nov 2022
Having played this course on numerous occasions very good condition the only downside was the 5 hour round it needed the course Marshall to sort out groups in front who had lost at least 2 holes .
Richard from Portugal
on Wed, 26th Oct 2022
Great round at Gramacho
Had a fantastic twilight round. Course in great condition (pitch marks a problem on the greens but little else) and a friendly welcome.
Susan from United Kingdom
on Fri, 21st Oct 2022
Very good course in excellent condition
Tim from United Kingdom
on Fri, 21st Oct 2022
Challenging but enjoyable twilight was great value
Really challenging but enjoyable course in great condition. Twilight was fantastic value.
Michael from Germany
on Wed, 12th Oct 2022
continues one of our favorites!
David from Portugal
on Tue, 4th Oct 2022
Great course but slow play ☹️☹️
Very good course and in good condition. Strategic course with blind shots and dog legs and stiff test for its low slope rating.

Popular course but only problem and only criticism is that too much waiting time on tees and in fairways and round took 10 minutes short of 5 hours.

Excellent staff and restaurant and relax afterwards on terrace watching 18th

Annika from Sweden
on Thu, 29th Sep 2022
Hidden gem
What a surprise! Beautiful views! Undulated, some holes are hidden and the pace was slow but still so worth playing!
Diane from United Kingdom
on Thu, 29th Sep 2022
Gorgeous Gramacho
Really enjoyed our game. Not played for 17 years at this course and although properties completed around it doesn’t spoil the course like some do around the Algarve.
Andrew from United Kingdom
on Thu, 29th Sep 2022
Gramacho golf course
I play here at least 20 times per year. Brilliant course and extremely wonderful staff 👍
Ellen from Portugal
on Wed, 28th Sep 2022
Cramacho golf
Got to play on this beautiful course today 28-9-22. But:

- it took 5.5 hours! Where was the marshal?

-Greens are not even. But also the many pitch marks make putting unnecessarily difficult! How much effort does it take if every golfer repairs at least 1 pitch-mark consistently per hole? It does give extra playing pleasure.

- the long transfers, height differences call for a buggy. However, if there are flights without a buggy, this causes congestion resulting in a round that takes 5.5 hours (too long).

The quality of this course for today unfortunately a 6 ((1-10).

Andrew from United Kingdom
on Tue, 27th Sep 2022
Gramacho golf course
Gramacho is a great course and clubhouse staff are brilliant
on Mon, 26th Sep 2022
Excellent condition compared to a few weeks ago Greens okay but a little slow
Elliot Rushton from Spain
on Mon, 26th Sep 2022
Stunning course and excellent condition - probably my favourite
Derek from Ireland
on Sat, 24th Sep 2022
Andrew from United Kingdom
on Wed, 21st Sep 2022
We'll be back!

A real joy to play.

Clive from United Kingdom
on Tue, 20th Sep 2022
I have paid this course many times and it is excellent
Friedrich from Germany
on Mon, 19th Sep 2022
Nice course
nice place, good condition for this time of year, very wide fairways, lots of up and down and many inclines, very friendly secretariat and caddy master, acceptable green fee when booking through argavegolf.
Damien from Ireland
on Mon, 19th Sep 2022
Nice Layout
Old style traditional golf course. Was in good condition. If you keep the ball in play you will score well.
Dave from Portugal
on Wed, 14th Sep 2022
Such Potential, but poor execution.
The course has such potential, but I was disappointed with the condition, especially the greens (they looked seeded and some suffering disease).

The pace of play was shocking and no ranger to keep things on track.

Christian FlüTsch from Portugal
on Tue, 13th Sep 2022
Round with buggy
Tricky but very interesting course, we enjoyed our round with the buggy.
Darren from United Kingdom
on Sun, 11th Sep 2022
Gramacho September 22
Excellent course , a little more expensive than the other 2 courses we played but facilities , greens and food were the best we played at .
Stewart from United Kingdom
on Thu, 1st Sep 2022
Slightly disappointed compared to previous visits.
Returned to play this favourite local course after 3 yrs away due to travel restrictions. Considering the drought conditions the majority of the fairways are in good condition. Quite shocked at some of the greens that were damaged through possible drought but some of them had been machine damaged. In a normal year this would probably have recovered .

Not quite as well looked after generally but still worth a round. Look forward to seeing it back to its best.

Andrea from Portugal
on Wed, 31st Aug 2022
Great relaxing day of golf. Fairway in good condition. It was a pleasure
Curtis from United States
on Sat, 20th Aug 2022
August golf trip
One of the most forgiving courses I have ever played. Great for beginners as it is nice and open with not too much trouble.
Garry from United Kingdom
on Thu, 18th Aug 2022
Gramacho 2022
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Can’t fault either the clubhouse, course staff or the course at all. Played with my son and we’re placed with a French couple who were an absolute delight.
Paul Taylor from United Kingdom
on Thu, 11th Aug 2022
Nice course. A little on the short side off yellow tees but we’ll maintained and we’ll watered even in August. Greens well protected with bunkers so be accurate to the green. A good holiday resort course. Great clubhouse food.
Erik from United States
on Sun, 7th Aug 2022
Good course. Very manageable greens.
Very nice staff. Easiest of the Pestana Algarve courses. Nice soft greens (slower than they look). Like playing twilight when nobody’s there. Like the Pestana combined membership option.
Richard from United Kingdom
on Tue, 2nd Aug 2022
Very enjoyable course
Great course and very pleasant staff. Greens are slow and was confused a few times as to where the hole was going. But overall very enjoyable round. Definitely play it again
Louis Wrigley from United Kingdom
on Wed, 27th Jul 2022
The was generally in very good condition, no hold up in play and greeted by very friendly staff. The only reason for a 4 star review would be the greens themselves, slower/ longer than expected. Otherwise great course, great day had by all.
Mike Foster from Portugal
on Mon, 11th Jul 2022
Probably my favourite place to play golf in the Algarve, out of the courses I've played this is a fantastic and interesting challenge, it's not a long course by modern standards but it's undulating and interesting. The views are amazing, the course always impeccable and a fair test of golf. Highly recommend a round.
Colm from United Kingdom
on Mon, 4th Jul 2022
Great value
1st time here, hopefully be back. Had a really nice afternoon, course was relatively quiet and we had a hassle free round. Staff were excellent and quickly sorted us out with a buggy and hire clubs. (TaylorMade sim max.)The course was challenging and interesting but very playable for a mid handicapper. The greens were a little bit 'frayed at the edges' obviously being used a lot but not bad and playing much slower than you would expect.

Overall, highly recommended for value...... Much cheaper than neighbouring courses.

Karl from United Kingdom
on Tue, 28th Jun 2022
First time round Gramacho, we all enjoyed the course…no hold ups and buggies we not restricted. 👍
James Redfern from United Kingdom
on Mon, 27th Jun 2022
We all loved Gramacho,will definitely go back to play
John from United Kingdom
on Thu, 23rd Jun 2022
Golf club hire
Need to ensure they acknowledge the emails regarding club hire or you need to message them. Had to use graphite shaft as they had no steel even though I’d emailed both yourselves and them requesting this
Graham from United Kingdom
on Wed, 22nd Jun 2022
A typical challenging Algarve course in good condition

Bit of an issue with buggies but resolved before we teed off

A lot of various levels of golfers on the course so it became a very long 5hr plus round which took away the joy of the golf

John from Ireland
on Fri, 10th Jun 2022
Great course with excellent fairways
Loved this course - apart from the treacherous lake on the 17th. Have played it twice in the past few days & will play again. So easy to get around the course - the fairways were splendid.
Adrian from United States
on Wed, 1st Jun 2022
Great Course
The course was in great condition the greens were very true, the buggies were spotless and the staff were very helpful and friendly .
Dale from United Kingdom
on Sat, 28th May 2022
Great days golf
Great course excellent condition well spread out took a buggy fantastic day’s golf definitely back to play it again
David from United Kingdom
on Thu, 26th May 2022
Perfect day at Gramacho.
Loved the course. As a high handicapper it’s wide fairways gave a chance to score. Greens in very good condition often undulating which added to the challenge and fun. Clubhouse, bar, patio all excellent. One word of warning, you MUST book clubs well in advance if hiring as availability limited on a very popular course. Would love to play it again.
Karen from United Kingdom
on Wed, 25th May 2022
Excellent Course
Along with Pinta a definite must to play. Excellent condition and holes varied. Staff friendly.
Christopher Bray from United Kingdom
on Mon, 23rd May 2022
Gramacho May 23rd
First time playing in the area so didn’t know what to expect. Gramacho was in fairly good condition! The greens were a bit fluffy but I don’t know if that’s par for round here. Staff at the course we very polite & helpful. We were a tad surprised to hear there would be no drinks / snack buggy in the course. Pace of play was good. 4 & a 1/4 hours in that heat was a relief.
Brett from Portugal
on Fri, 20th May 2022
Twilight bargain
First visit to Gramacho really enjoyed the course and staff were pleasant and welcoming 👍
Arthur Scholte from Netherlands
on Wed, 18th May 2022
Mr A Scholte
Very nice course friendly staff course was in good condition only negative was the group infront of us with very slow play so had to wait on almost every hole as from hole 5
Arie from Portugal
on Tue, 17th May 2022
Play it again
Very nice accomadation which we will for sure play again although this time unfortunately a bit croudy since there were there slow fourballs in front of us
Paul from United Kingdom
on Mon, 16th May 2022
Beautiful course
Beautiful course, not long but fairly challenging, staff were very friendly, no driving range but has putting and chipping greens
Thomas from Germany
on Tue, 3rd May 2022
Drunken British Golfers
What a pity, such a beautiful course, but....they let everybody play, beginners and even drunken British players. Too much waitings. Its a shame for the operators of that course
Rudolf from Netherlands
on Wed, 23rd Mar 2022
Geweldige baan, zelfs na de zware regen van de uren ervoor.

Helaas bleek het clubhuis overgenomen door een uitzonderlijk lawaaiige en stevig drinkende meute. Ongelooflijk dat niemand van de staf een poging deed om de atmosfeer voor iedereen genietbaar te houden.

En oh ja, de lunch was van verbazend slechte kwaliteit.

Bruno from Portugal
on Thu, 10th Mar 2022
Schön aber lange Wartezeiten!
Lange Wartezeiten! 2 Stunden für 6 Löcher.... Platz ist schön, aber in letzter Zeit sind zuviele flights unterwegs...
Thomas from Germany
on Wed, 9th Mar 2022
my favourite Algarve Course
the most beautiful fairways in the Algarve
Thomas from Germany
on Tue, 1st Mar 2022
my favourite Algarve Course
so beautiful, specially the second nine .....

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