Quinta do Vale Reviews

John from United Kingdom
on Wed, 7th Feb 2024
Well worth a visit
First time playing the course. Challenging but fair. Probably a little easier once knowing the course and will definitely be playing it again. Great views and some great holes, well done Steve!!
Mair Jones from Portugal
on Fri, 2nd Feb 2024
Quilts do Vale - great day of golf
Course in excellent condition.Lovely scenery

Very modern buggies

Clubhouse with stunning views and friendly staff

William E from Portugal
on Thu, 1st Feb 2024
Top Course
What a surprise, first time we played, fantastic views over the course and it didn’t disappoint, tough track with lots of water and some great fairways and well kept greens which were tricky on some occasions, lovely helpful staff and it’s a walkable course for those that want the excercise
Birgit from Spain
on Mon, 29th Jan 2024
Course is challenging and in good condition. New Buggies👍
Philipp from Portugal
on Fri, 30th Jun 2023
Nice one in the east!
Very challenging Golf Course. Narrow Fairways and once you miss this you find yourself in a penalty area or you do not find the ball. Nice staff around and good range and practice facilities. Very good conditions of the fairways and the greens.
martin Pollard from United Kingdom
on Mon, 12th Jun 2023
Must visit quim
First time we have played east of Faro in our 15 past years of visiting the Algarve. Surpassed our expectations. Phenomenal views from clubhouse over into Spain and Castro Marin. Had a buggy which was needed for back 9, front nine could be walked. Lots of water hazodors on course - need to know where to go on holes1,7 and 10. Great challenge and superbly enjoyable. Caddy master at course and staff were super friendly and welcoming. Definitely go back as awesome value for money compared to other central algarve courses
Arie from Portugal
on Tue, 23rd May 2023
Wat een uitdaging
Het ontwerp van een baan is naast status en onderhoud het allerbelangrijkst en dat ontwerp is op Quinta do Vale echt fantastisch, wat een genot deze baan te spelen, die for veel strategisch gelokaliseerd water een ware uitdaging is

Ze zullen me hier vaker zien

David from United Kingdom
on Tue, 23rd May 2023
Great Place - off the beaten track.
Beautiful location right on the border with Spain. Staff could have not been more helpful or accommodating. Lovely well maintained course with lots of water (take plenty of balls!). Had the place almost to ourselves on a Saturday afternoon. Beware, phones will connect to the nearest cell tower in Spain which will change the time on phones.
Kathleen from Switzerland
on Tue, 18th Apr 2023
Value for money
We quite liked the course - whose two halves had very different characters - lots of water on the first and ups and downs on the second. The course condition was in good condition and the pace of play was good. The staff were very friendly too. It's probably a 3 and a half, but for what we paid it was quite good.
Harry from Switzerland
on Tue, 14th Mar 2023
No gras on fairway
The fairway was to dry and hard. Ball lies on hard turf most the time. Greens are in good conditions. Tees also not so nice.

My wife and I will not return this month. The price should be 120.- for two with buggy and not the 165.-.

Erwin from Austria
on Fri, 27th Jan 2023
Schöner Platz, gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis.
Schöner, schwerer Platz an der spanischen Grenze mit einem guten Preis - Leistungsverhältnis. Leider wurden die Grüns vor Kurzem aerifiziert, dies schmälert aber keinesfalls den tollen Golftag. Buggy ist sehr zu empfehlen. Sehr schöne Ausblicke sind garantiert. Viele Bauruinen neben dem Platz. Sie stören den Gesamteindruck aber nicht.
Manfred from Austria
on Mon, 19th Dec 2022
The golf course was very beautiful, but quite difficult to play in. There was a lot of water and one should definitely stay on the fairway. We couldn't find our golf balls as they all rolled in the clovers and grass.
David from United Kingdom
on Sat, 15th Oct 2022
Great course, water is the main challenge so hitting quite straight is important. Most holes reasonably flat and some on the back nine quite steep so a good mix. Great views across river estuary. Will definitely return.
Robert from Portugal
on Fri, 14th Oct 2022
Good Design and good condition
Jeremy from United Kingdom
on Tue, 11th Oct 2022
Tough course but in very good condition 1st cut of rough with clover needs some attention and bit more sand in bunkers. Staff were fantastic.

Great to see it busy and thriving

Duncan from Portugal
on Mon, 3rd Oct 2022
Good course, good value, nice clubhouse
great Course, really well designed in lovely condition. Bunkers not great with heavy course sand....but maybe needed to be that way due to wind. Empty houses around a few holes spoil the aesthetics but don’t let it put you off. Course is great and clubhouse excellent- try the Ballesteros burger or club sandwich!
Mel from United Kingdom
on Mon, 26th Sep 2022
The Course was in very good condition,the greens were a pleasure to put on.

We thoroughly enjoyed our day..Well done Do Vale..

knut from Germany
on Tue, 20th Sep 2022
Schöner herausfordernder Platz, sehr interessante Löcher.

Preis/Leistung hervorragend!

Werden wir immer wieder spielen.

Ian from United States
on Thu, 23rd Jun 2022
Quinta do Vale
Fabulous lay out, Seve was not just a wonderful golfer but a great designer as well. Really liked the different 9 holes first pretty flat with lots of water and the second hilly with elevated tees and greens. Only slight drawback were the greens which looked a bit tired but putted fine.

Receptionist was very friendly and helpful and lovely lady behind the bar sorted us out with drinks.

Angela from United Kingdom
on Wed, 18th May 2022
Quinta do Vale real test for golfers
Quinta do Vale great value for money and a real test for your golf. Stunning views and friendly staff
Diane from Russian Federation
on Sun, 24th Apr 2022
Would recommend course
Excellent service from staff in the club house . Course was in great condition we enjoyed the challenge and very picturesque
Richard from Portugal
on Thu, 21st Apr 2022
Eastern Algarve gem!
Incredibly quiet course. Great (fast and true) greens, good fairways and tees. Lots of water! Interesting undulating course represents great value. Easy access from A22 motorway. Lovely elevated clubhouse with views over Guadiana river. Great catering staff
Harry from Switzerland
on Thu, 21st Apr 2022
Good day spend on the course
Perfect greens. Fairway need some water. Overall good condition and good organisation by the office.
Stuart from Norway
on Mon, 18th Apr 2022
Cracking Seve course.
A great Seve designed course, water hazards sneak up on you but a joy to play. Clubhouse has gteat views over the course and very friendly staff. The only downside is seeing half finished mansions around the course.
francoise from Belgium
on Fri, 11th Mar 2022
Très bon rapport qualité / prix
Très beau parcours

Fort long , de l’eau , de l’eau et encore de l’eau

Pas pour les débutant

Hazel from Portugal
on Thu, 24th Feb 2022
Tricky course with abundant water hazards
This is a tricky course as there is abundant water hazards on the first nine holes. Precision is very important to gain a good score. The fairways are wide on the whole and the course is hilly. A buggy makes it much more manageable for the over seventies.
Judith from Portugal
on Mon, 14th Feb 2022
Excellent, Greens very fast
Mark from Portugal
on Sat, 4th Dec 2021
Quinta do Vale
De eerste negen zijn vlak, maar verraderlijk. De greens lopen bijna allemaal bol waardoor je bal van de green afrolt en in het water beland.
Andy from Canada
on Fri, 3rd Dec 2021
One of our Algarve favourites
Interesting layout, challenging, especially in the the 30 km winds we played. Very hilly so a buggy is recommended, although lots do walk.
Moira from Portugal
on Wed, 1st Dec 2021
Lovely layout and good value
Warm welcome from the staff both in the shop and the bar. The course is a little scruffy in places, I played it some eight or so years ago and the ponds were lovely and clear, now they are full of reeds and weed which is a real shame. The course layout though is lovely, a good challenge for all levels. And the price made it great value for money for the area. A beautiful sunny day always helps though!
Steve from Portugal
on Tue, 2nd Nov 2021
Quinta do Vale
Challenging Seve course close to Spanish border..

Not in the best of condition but enjoyable.. cheap to play

Les from Germany
on Sun, 24th Oct 2021
Great tough course
Excellent as ever, tough but fair , was extremely windy when we played making it a very tough challenge . Greens true and quick great course
David from Russian Federation
on Thu, 23rd Sep 2021
Take lots of Balls
generally in good condition ,

greens good [not very fast]

fairways and tees good.

pleasant staff

not very busy

Think its a bit expensive [but most courses in algarve are overpriced

Martin from United Kingdom
on Thu, 16th Sep 2021
Excellent course in really good condition and probably the best value for money on the algarve.
Eva Maria from Portugal
on Mon, 23rd Aug 2021
A stunning course for no money - give it a try!
A beautifully designed golf course in perfect conditions. 18 holes that demand a bit of thinking before every shot but it is worth it. At the first nine you should not be afraid of water that appears allover (not unfair), but this gives unique looks for every hole. The back nine run hilly up and down (without water) so you should consider a cart, at least in summer. The layout of the course is breathtaking, a real hidden beauty. At first I was a bit nervouse what you get for such a low greenfee but I can say: you get a perfect round of golf you won't forget. I don't give 5 stars because of the poor condition of the driving range (don't go there) and because of some unfinished and derelicted houses on the opposite site of the valley that come into view.
Antti from Malta
on Sat, 19th Jun 2021
Poor course condition and lousy facilities
The course is challenging. The front 9 has lot of water hazards. The course was ok to play but the condition of the course was very bad. Couple of the boxes didn't have any grass, they were basically just sand.

The facilities looked very outdated and the cafe/restaurant didn't really have anything to offer.

I don't recommend this course, there are much better options available than this

Les from Germany
on Mon, 7th Jun 2021
Fantastic layout and speedy true greens
Played here many times over the last 15 years and this is the best condition I have ever seen it in. Greens and fairways were immaculate . Greens very speedy .

Excellent job keeping it so pristine during lockdown.

Well and truly worth visiting .

peter from United Kingdom
on Sun, 30th May 2021
Gem of a course
Fantastic course, very friendly staff make you feel really welcome. Course and greens in great condition. Lofty Clubhouse & balcony overlooking the course is a great place to relax after a round. Superb value for money. Highly recommended.
Charles from Portugal
on Sun, 18th Apr 2021
Fantastic Course, Beautiful scenery.

Bring lots of balls, for donating to the water gods!

Philip from Portugal
on Sat, 17th Oct 2020
Good condition despite looking dry. Need to think your way around the penalty areas on the front nine. The back nine tests the legs if walking!
raymond from Portugal
on Tue, 13th Oct 2020
A hidden gem
A very tough course with lots of water. The course was in fine order & the greens were slick.

We found the clubhouse staff friendly & helpful

ANDY from Portugal
on Fri, 25th Sep 2020
September 2020
Interesting Course in not bad condition- greens were very good! Fantastic location and scenery. Very quite - the only down side is all the unfinished house building that has laid dormant for what looks like decades!!! Very friendly and helpful staff - definitely worth playing!!
Abderrahmane Bouazza from France
on Wed, 26th Aug 2020
Très belle expérience
Très beau parcours, pas très facile. Accueil sympathique. Mon préféré
Terence from Portugal
on Thu, 5th Mar 2020
Bring plenty of balls
Fairways excellent, greens true good pace, lots of water, some stunning views, staff very helpful,and of course it’s a Seve course ! The great man, a pleasure to play there
John from United Kingdom
on Wed, 4th Mar 2020
Great course
Lovely course in excellent condition. Lots of water, especially on front 9. We lost about 20 balls between the two of us! Greens in excellent condition. Clubhouse staff very friendly and accommodating.
John from United States
on Fri, 21st Feb 2020
Enjoyable but hard course
Great but tough course. Lots of water to avoid but the course is in very good shape. The greens were quite fast and ran true. The scenery is spectacular. Good course for all levels of golfers.
Rick from Spain
on Mon, 10th Feb 2020
Convenient location. Reasonable price.
Nice course. Unfortunately we were behind a corporate tournament. We were not notified of this until we were on the first tee. It was very slow - over 5 hours. We had booked several weeks ahead and it would have been a courtesy to have let us know and offer us an alternative time.
Francois WITRAND from France
on Tue, 7th Jan 2020
Very challenging quality course. We had a splendid round of golf
Cyril from France
on Sat, 14th Dec 2019
This golf course is a chess game!!!!!
Not the best prepared, not the most beautiful views but what an interesting design .... If you want to work on your game strategy it's the golf course that you must play. Enjoy !!!
raymond from Portugal
on Thu, 5th Dec 2019
A really strong challanging golf course with a terrific layout. Really worth playing. Bring your 'A' game & a few extra golf balls. The greens are large with lots of slopes. I look forward to my next visit.
Peter from United Kingdom
on Wed, 27th Nov 2019
Seve certainly created a challenging course
Fabulous course but very busy and also extremely windy when we played. Fortunately the group in front let us play through and we then only had a horizontal wind and numerous water hazards to overcome. Can’t wait to play it again - on a calm day!
Manfred from Portugal
on Tue, 12th Nov 2019
Ersatzbälle nicht vergessen
Diesen Platz zu spielen war eine Herausforderung. An unserem Spieltag blies der Wind sehr heftig. Das rechte Maß zu finden für die Verkürzung des Ballflugs bei Gegenwind und die Länge bei Rückenwind ist mir leider nicht gelungen. Sechs Bälle habe ich versenkt. Dafür kann der Platz natürlich nichts. Der Platz ist abwechslungsreich und spannend zu spielen.. Die Grüns sind in einem perfekten Zustand gewesen .
Gilbert from Belgium
on Fri, 25th Oct 2019
andrew from United Kingdom
on Fri, 25th Oct 2019
Quinta do Vale
First time here smashing course front nine and back nine completely different, nice and relaxed and allowed to play as a two ball what a bonus
Mike Knockedon from United Kingdom
on Fri, 11th Oct 2019
A Great golf course
played the course three times last week ( Friday, Saturday and Wednesday) each day we had fabulous weather the course was dry and in fantastic condition. The greens were in very good order- a superb course that would challenge ANY golfer. 7 holes on the front nine have water and when the wind is blowing it always comes into play. Only two holes on thje back have water but they are hilly. All in all a great experience. The staff are fabulous and very accomodating.
Gitte from Portugal
on Mon, 7th Oct 2019
Very good
Very good condition - just a nice course to play.
David Bigelow from United States
on Sun, 29th Sep 2019
Loved this course, all agreed that it would be worth playing again. Very well designed with many challenging pin placements. Fairways were quite wet the day we played but to be fair had rained the night before. Likely best value for the price paid.
Adam Douglas from Portugal
on Sat, 21st Sep 2019
Adam UK
Great design that is really fun to play. Was in great condition with really helpful staff and nice food. The best value in the algarve.
Shelton from United States
on Sun, 8th Sep 2019
Good course close to Spain border
The. course was a little brown and not maintained in some spots. I would give it a 3.5. But if you’re close to the Spain border you should play it.
Carl from Portugal
on Wed, 28th Aug 2019
Interesting and challenging
Interesting and challenging course with plenty of penalty areas (water hazards). Beautiful views from a number of holes towards the border river and the bridge to Spain.
Giorgio Rutishauser from Switzerland
on Fri, 23rd Aug 2019
A more than interesting journey
Very nice course that I play regularly after discovering it last year.

Not easy to judge the club to take because the wind is often at stake.

The greens, including the impeccable greens and fairways, are maintained.

Beware of roughs that are not easy.

If you tend not to be straight with your face-offs, plan to use balls, especially on the holes in the way.

Stefan from Germany
on Sat, 10th Aug 2019
Toler Platz in gutem Zustand. Fairways und Grüns super gepflegt. Sehr empfehlenswert.
Estelle from United Kingdom
on Wed, 10th Jul 2019
Great Value, superb course & views
Thouroughly enjoyed this challenging course - it was my day for losing balls but it did not detract from this being a beautiful course. Could not beleive we were only one of 3 2 balls on the whole course. Its great value for money and in a lovely setting - win win
Suburb photo 😊
John from United Kingdom
on Sun, 7th Jul 2019
Pretty course
The course overlooks the Guardiana and Spain. Lots of water on first five holes but not too punishing. A very nice clubhouse and friendly staff. Course was practically empty when we played it.
Ben Thompson from United Kingdom
on Sat, 15th Jun 2019
Excellent condition course
Excellent condition course, loys of water on the front nine so be careful! Very enjoyable, great value, easy to get to.
Antony from United Kingdom
on Fri, 7th Jun 2019
Masterful course design
I loved this course. Seve designed and you can tell. 1st and 10th and 7th holes all brilliant. Nice 18th. Good food at the clubhouse.
Paul from Belgium
on Sun, 5th May 2019
pretty hilly with lots of elevated greens
Neil from United Kingdom
on Fri, 29th Mar 2019
Quinta do vale
Haven't played this course for a while and it looks like they have done a lot of work this is a very challenging course and is one of the cheapest
Neil from United Kingdom
on Wed, 6th Mar 2019
Very playable course as caters for most handicaps. Condition was ok. Good value as cheaper than most the other Algarve courses and buggy was included. Would play again.
Breeda from Portugal
on Fri, 8th Feb 2019
At one point in its history, this must have been an impressive course to play. Even now the water and bunkers guarantee a challenge for even the best of players. When we played the condition of the course was not as expected....fairways generally dried grass and some green bald in patches. Service at pro shop excellent though.
Erik Andreas Ildal from Norway
on Fri, 4th Jan 2019
Good experience
Very Nice cource, nice staff, Nice restaurant, good valeu for money
Anders from Portugal
on Mon, 3rd Dec 2018
The course
Very nice layout and a good reception.

a real pleasure to play though the greens could be in better condition.

Hennie from Portugal
on Fri, 16th Nov 2018
Nice course
We played a very Nice game on a beautifull course. Rather difficult holes with a lot of water and obstacles. I thank it becomes more easy when you know the course.

We had a buggy but this was not necessary .

We just enjoyed it. And the wheather completer the joy.

Enrico from Norway
on Tue, 13th Nov 2018
Bad greens
Dave from Portugal
on Sun, 4th Nov 2018
Lovely clubhouse, challenging course but disappointed with greens.
on Sun, 28th Oct 2018
A pitty with all the empty buildings on the first nin
on Sun, 28th Oct 2018
A pitty with all the empty buildings on the first nin
Kevin Simpson from United Kingdom
on Wed, 17th Oct 2018
Very Poor
Very disappointed, the course was in very poor condition, played this twice in a week and never saw any green staff working on the course, the 3rd green is a disgrace.
Keith from United Kingdom
on Mon, 8th Oct 2018
Breakfast service very slow so if an early tee off best to eat before you get there
Ronald from United Kingdom
on Sat, 6th Oct 2018
Mr Very disappointed
Course overall in very poor condition..
Peter from Portugal
on Thu, 20th Sep 2018
Very enjoyable course but need to be fairly accurate of the pictures,it has many elevated tees with stunning views around the course and also over the border to Spain.If you are staying in Vilamoura like us it's definitely worth the 40 minute drive and for what we paid ( € 115 for 2 golfers and a buggy puts some of the courses in and around Vilamoura to shame) word of warning lots of water. We personally would rate this 9/10 our handicaps are 5.1 and 12.2. Hope this helps if anyone is thinking where to play. Peter from Portsmouth.UK.
Shaun from Portugal
on Wed, 12th Sep 2018
Fantastic course
Fantastic course and very quiet. Have played this twice now and I will definitely be returning!
Corina from Portugal
on Sun, 9th Sep 2018
Beutifull course
Very Nice well kept and beutifull course

Surprisingly quiet very nice views and good terras

Trevor from Portugal
on Tue, 4th Sep 2018
excellent course, in a beautiful setting.
Nicolaas from Portugal
on Mon, 30th Jul 2018
Great golf
Nice golf course. Pretty windy and a lot of water hazards the first 9 holes.

Difficult to play your handicap under these conditions. A classic Ballesteros circuit. To play absolutely.

The only thing that is missing is the possibility to rent electric trolleys.

Josephine from Portugal
on Sun, 24th Jun 2018
First time playing Quinta do Vale
Wonderful golf course!! Not too challenging although there are quite a few water hazards. Well groomed and picturesque!! Not crowded so no following behind slow golfers and tailgated by impatient golfers. We played leisurely and finished within 31/2 hours. We'll be back!!
Patricia from United Kingdom
on Sun, 10th Jun 2018
Great course
Really enjoyed playing this course. Because it was so busy we were asked to start on the back nine, this was great it was like having the course to ourselves. The holes are challenging and nicely featured, we lost quite a few balls.
Nigel from Portugal
on Thu, 31st May 2018
A fabulous layout & a great test. Greens perfect. Greenside bunkers could do with more sand. Not busy & thoroughly enjoyable.
Barry from United Kingdom
on Wed, 30th May 2018
Great value
Brilliant value for money. Picturesque course and a really decent challenge. Lots of water but course in very good condition. If this course was 30 miles west it would cost a lot more.
matthew from United Kingdom
on Thu, 24th May 2018
If you fancy a challenge!!
First time playing in Portugal and at quinto do vale. Already played salgados and there was lots of water there but at quinto do vale you must be accurate. Water everywhere. Greens the size of postage stamps. A real challenge which will suit the lower handicaps. Was lucky to be allowed to play off championship tees which was so much longer. Would definitely go back! Only downside it was quite a drive to get to from Albufeira.

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