Silves Golf Reviews

Arie from Portugal
on Mon, 23rd May 2022
Compared with other Pestana courses Silves is different, with very difficult rough and a lot of “ high versus low”. A Nice test for a change.
Gordon from United Kingdom
on Mon, 16th May 2022
Enjoyed everything about this - the staff at the shop were super friendly and helpful, good modern clubs (though graphite shafts on the irons may not be to everyone's taste). The clubhouse was neat and compact with nice view over the 18th hole. The course was in great condition with some tricky long par threes. A number of elevated tees give a great vista of the course, the views from the 13th and 14th tees were spectacular. Quite a distance between some greens and next tees which made having a buggy a real benefit.
Abdallah from Portugal
on Sat, 7th May 2022
bon parcours de golf.

greens bien entretenus.

le restaurant propose un menu varié et de qualité avec un personnel très sympathique et professionnel.

Nous y retournerons.

Chris from United Kingdom
on Sat, 16th Apr 2022
Smokey Silves
Nice course but totally spoilt by the smoke from the adjacent factory which was laying across at least 5 holes. Wouldn’t visit again unless the factory was not operational!
Rudolf from Netherlands
on Wed, 23rd Mar 2022
Smoke alarm
Heel mooie golfbaan, die met het nieuwe clubhuis wel aan aangename atmosfeer heeft ingeleverd.

Ernstiger is de overlast van verstikkende rook van een nabijgelegen fabriek op vier of vijf holes. Geïrriteerde luchtwegen, hoofdpijn en prikkende ogen als gevolg bij de hele flight. Onbegrijpelijk dat dit probleem niet wordt aangepakt, want het bederft een verder fantastische baan.

ROGER from Portugal
on Mon, 28th Feb 2022
Beau parcours en bon etat
Martine from France
on Sun, 30th Jan 2022
Like all Pestana courses buggies are too expensive but we enjoyed playing very much.
louis from Portugal
on Sat, 22nd Jan 2022
Très agréable

Bon état, bien entretenu,fairway u peu rapé

Tapio from Portugal
on Fri, 21st Jan 2022
The round was frustrating. It took 5 hours! Disappointing that Silves does not have a driving range, not even a pitching area ,just a small putting green! The course has several nice holes, but the par three holes are too difficult for average golfers. Three of them are uphill, between 170-195 meters. Not enjoyable!
John Hampson from United Kingdom
on Tue, 28th Sep 2021
Enjoyed the golf
Enjoyed playing Silves, and the course was in good condition.
Jens from Portugal
on Tue, 28th Sep 2021
Silves Golf Course
Nice course. Nice views. Not a championship standard course, however a recommended alternativ to play. New Clubhouse.
Monica from Switzerland
on Sun, 26th Sep 2021
The course was great.

Waiting time on every hole

Guido from Portugal
on Wed, 16th Jun 2021
Golf Silva
Perfekt Organisation.
Marco from Germany
on Tue, 1st Jun 2021
Very nice and interesting
I am the first time playing in Portugal . Alto was the last of 3rd courses i played. It is very nice and i Love the ending . the twilight Tarif of 35,— was a good deal
Marco from Germany
on Mon, 31st May 2021
Very nice and interesting course
I am the first time playing in Portugal. Silves was the 3rd courses i played.

Very nice interesting course. Twilight 35,— nice price. Whole 18 my favourite - come again

Marco from Germany
on Mon, 31st May 2021
Very nice interesting course
I am the first time playing in Portugal . Silves was the last of 3rd courses i played. Very nice with very interested wholes. I will be back and 35 Euro for twilight after 14:00 is a Great deal
Denise Hennin from United Kingdom
on Mon, 18th Jan 2021
Lovely Course in the Sunshine
We loved the course. It has enough challenges for us and being the last game of our holiday we loved being able to walk our dogs with us.
Marie from Portugal
on Tue, 24th Nov 2020
Mike Thomas from United Kingdom
on Fri, 23rd Oct 2020
Will come again
Beautiful and picturesque course. Excellent and happy service. Greens weren't perfect, a bit bobbly, but all in all great value
Philip from Portugal
on Tue, 20th Oct 2020
Solved good value
Greens looked tired and not as good as expected. The practice putting green was a joke and should be closed.

However, Twilight rate very good and we enjoyed the company of our playing partners.

Graham from Portugal
on Tue, 20th Oct 2020
18 holes
Greens v good and quick fairways quite good. A good challenge
Monika from Portugal
on Mon, 12th Oct 2020
wide fairway ... beautiful greens ... nice views of the inland
Patrick from Portugal
on Fri, 9th Oct 2020
Nouveau parcours cette année l’ancien trou n° 2 est maintenant le trou 1 et l’on termine par le 18 devant le club housse.

Les fumées des l’usine de traitement de liège sont toujours aussi irritantes quand le vent rabat la fumée sur le parcours, sinon beau parcours.

John from Portugal
on Mon, 5th Oct 2020
Silves oct2020
Great day out reception good course very playable some bare areas but did not effect game, greens OK a little slow, but more needs to be done re pitch marks on greens some people have no respect for course and the amount of unrepaired marks was ridiculous
Huig Sip from Netherlands
on Fri, 2nd Oct 2020
Good greens
Nice 👍
ANDY from Portugal
on Wed, 30th Sep 2020
September 2020
Course in not bad condition - some greens were very soft and not helped by people who just do not repair pitch marks - WHY!!!!! some really nice holes with great views. Staff very helpful and a really nice clubhouse. We played in the afternoon, so great value as twilight is after 13:00. They have not yet updated GPS, so hole number 1 is actually no 2 on the Tom Tom and hole 18 is actually the old no 1. Definitely worth playing!
Ronald from Netherlands
on Mon, 28th Sep 2020
Lovely first round of golf this holiday
Lovely golf course. Not too difficult. Greens need a little TLC. These were a little bumpy here and there. The new Clubhouse was great and the staff superb.
John Hampson from United Kingdom
on Sat, 26th Sep 2020
Course in great condition
We played Silves Golfe course on Thursday. The course is in excellent condition, greens We’re true and in very good condition.

Would like to play it again, before we go home to self isolate.


Craig from United Kingdom
on Tue, 22nd Sep 2020
Very playable golf course with some great risk and rewards holes. Tough par 5 holes, all in all worth every penny of the green fee
Mark Kirkman from United Kingdom
on Wed, 29th Jul 2020
Nice golf course, staff really attentive, new clubhouse and buggies. Fairways and bunkers in really good condition, greens average compared to other courses we have played on the trip. Tees, some good some very average. Disappointed that there was no reduced fee for juniors, no practice facilities and a very poor and small practice putting green.
andrew from United Kingdom
on Sat, 18th Jul 2020
Great game of golf
Great course with a couple of elevated tees.
andrew from United Kingdom
on Fri, 10th Jul 2020
Great game of golf
Great course for all handicaps. Friendly and helpful staff. Fairways and greens in good condition. Would recommend buggy in hot weather.
Richard from United Kingdom
on Thu, 2nd Jul 2020
This was an absolute jem!
I have been lucky enough to play on some of the nicest courses on the Algarve over the last 20 years but have never played at Silves - silly me!

I have to say the this has gone to position 2 on my West Algarve list (Penina no.1 with Morgado now at no.3).

In great condition (thanks no doubt to coninued maintnance during C-19 lockdown) and a very fair, open and forgiving course for 21 handicappers like me.

One hole is just under 600 yards (520 ladies) which is an absolute monster!

Clubhouse / 19th appears to be very new.

Loved it and great value too!

Sigrid from Portugal
on Sat, 20th Jun 2020
Perfect round!
I enjoyed it very much to play on the Silves Golf course. The course is very well maintained. People are very nice there. Many thanks!
Jörg from Germany
on Mon, 16th Mar 2020
Schöner Platz, gerne immer wieder.
Franz from Switzerland
on Thu, 12th Mar 2020
Interesting course. Also good for walking.
Interesting layout, good for walking. Fast greens.
Andrea from United Kingdom
on Wed, 4th Mar 2020
Holiday 4 ball
Played a 4 ball, first time for me and my husband, thoroughly enjoyed the course and will definitely be back again
Andrea from United Kingdom
on Wed, 4th Mar 2020
Holiday 4 ball
Played a 4 ball, first time for my me and my husband, thoroughly enjoyed the course and will definitely be back again
on Mon, 20th Jan 2020
January golf trip to Carvoeiro
We really enjoyed our first visit to Silves Golf last Friday. We picked a good day as the new club house had just opened and there was great excitement. We got a very nice welcome from the staff and all four of us thoroughly enjoyed the course, nice wide fairways and very playable for all levels.

We also enjoyed Gramacho and Pinta on Monday and Wednesday.

Thank you Chrissie and James for organising same. Jordan Family Ireland

Gilbert from Belgium
on Fri, 25th Oct 2019
Personal not very nice

Old clubhouse

Nice course

Marc from United Kingdom
on Mon, 7th Oct 2019
Good course.
We booked Silves on a bit of a whim as well as wanting to play somewhere different. I liked the different elevations to some of the holes which made you think what you was going play. The course itself is situated in the middle of nowhere but it’s very well kept and in great condition. Would consider playing here again.
Ursula from Ireland
on Thu, 3rd Oct 2019
Lack of course ranger didn't help the pace of play
John from United Kingdom
on Mon, 30th Sep 2019
Thought this was a tired, including all facilities.

We wont be re-visiting

Joerg from Germany
on Tue, 24th Sep 2019
in comparision with other courses at the algarve it is not so interesting
John from United Kingdom
on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019
Early morning time. No hold up so easy 3 hour round. Course in good condition although be prepared for heavy overnight watering if playing early.
Rob from United Kingdom
on Tue, 17th Sep 2019
Good solid Algarve course
Nice course. Let down by slow play on the day from 5 consecutive 4 balls.

Could do with a few more water features and for the money water should be included in the price or the buggy hire.

MICHAEL HARRIS from United Kingdom
on Wed, 11th Sep 2019
we feel this course with all its new facilities will become one of new gems of the algarve


Esa from Finland
on Thu, 13th Jun 2019
Early morning golf
Good course for all experience levels. Enough challenges with broad fairways. Friendly staff as plus.
Colin from United Kingdom
on Wed, 12th Jun 2019
Best course around
Our favourite course in this part of the Algarve. Friendly place and a very playable course with a good balance of easy and hard holes
May from Portugal
on Fri, 31st May 2019
Nice golf course
Paul from United Kingdom
on Mon, 20th May 2019
Beautiful course. Will be back.
Stina from Portugal
on Tue, 15th Jan 2019
Enjoyable golf course
Many good holes, a few not so good. In good condition. You often have to wait on tee due to many par three holes.
RICHARD from United Kingdom
on Mon, 5th Nov 2018
Lovely course but very slow. Didn't seem to be enough time between spaces so nearly 5 hour round and 2 group wait on some of the par 3s. 70 euros to hire buggy and 1 set of clubs which I thought expensive
Paul from United Kingdom
on Mon, 29th Oct 2018
Good holiday course
Very remote location but the Sat Nav found it OK albeit having gone down some very minor roads. The course was very nice with wide fairways & playable rough. Slightly scruffy greens. A lot of walking green to tee so a buggy is a good idea.
Tony from United Kingdom
on Sat, 22nd Sep 2018
Tee time changed from booking on arrival at Club leaving no time for lunch. Facilities average at best. Course layout and condition ok but pace of play poor. Too many non-golfers “playing” with no respect for those with handicap certificates. No towels available for a shower topped off a disappointing experience.
Jm from France
on Thu, 20th Sep 2018
Nice day
Beau parcours malgré quelques travaux

Rythme correct avec les buggys

Club set de location de bonne qualité

Jonathan from Portugal
on Mon, 17th Sep 2018
Great course friendly staff
Great golf course everything in superb condition, greens great, fairways great....rough is rough.....you shouldn't be in there in the first place!

Great clubhouse good food.....all in all a great complex and superb value for money

Kim from United Kingdom
on Fri, 17th Aug 2018
Stress free golf.
Really enjoyable experience course in good condition with stress free golf. Staff very helpful.
Paul from United Kingdom
on Wed, 15th Aug 2018
Good Course in fantastic condition
Good course in fantastic condition, especially as it's fairly new. The fairways are probably the best I have played on and the tees and greens are not far behind. Not a particularly long course but many holes are reasonably tight and you have to think your way round. The 470 mtr par 5 13th is a fantastic hole with an elevated tee looking down on a fairway that winds around a large lake. It's a must play!!
Jonathan from Portugal
on Thu, 28th Jun 2018
Great course friendly staff
Great course in superb condition, my pick of the Pestana courses. Wide fairways but positioning is vital.....some scary bunkers!

All in all great course great clubhouse and great value for money

Josephine from Portugal
on Fri, 22nd Jun 2018
First time playing Silves Golf Course
Well maintained and quite a picturesque course with no treacherous hazards or challenges. Not alot of shade as the trees are not mature enough. Overall we’ll come back to play for sure.
Derek from Ireland
on Mon, 18th Jun 2018
Not as picturesque as Vale de Lobo courses but excellent all round course. Only minor blemish was some greens were sanded a little
Ronald Duffy from United Kingdom
on Thu, 24th May 2018
Fair course
Challenging but fair with greens that are a little tricky to read in places
Michael from Portugal
on Mon, 21st May 2018
Very pleasant course. Super greens and well maintained fairways.
Jacques from Portugal
on Thu, 17th May 2018
Best golf course.
I will be playing there again.
Jacques from Portugal
on Thu, 17th May 2018
Excellent golf course, the best I have played so far.
Ron Pettifor from United Kingdom
on Sat, 28th Apr 2018
Years never change
Played the first year open and its got better
Matti from Finland
on Wed, 18th Apr 2018
Lemon calassics 2018, 1
Nice to play cource, no challenging water crossigs .
Jeff from United Kingdom
on Mon, 12th Feb 2018
Silves Golf Course try not to play after Seniors Q
Silves golf courses has some of the most scenic golf holes in the Algarve it was bit of a shame that the greens were not as good. It probably down to the hammering they took during the Staysure Seniors Tour practice and Qualifying rounds the previous week. They had been shaved and they were trying to get them back with lots of water and fertiliser. When i started my round the greens were soaking wet and covered with dry fertiliser that was a bit like putting over large grains of sand and as the sun dried out the greens short puts became a bit of a lottery. But I kept saying to myself at least the sun is shining, I could be at home in the rain.
Gary from Portugal
on Thu, 28th Dec 2017
Populate course with challenges
A good course with some challenging holes. Busy but to be expected with such a popular course.
Martin from United Kingdom
on Mon, 6th Nov 2017
Interesting round
Interesting course with some elevated tees. Feels a lot more open than some other courses in Portugal which I liked with great views of the surrounding area. Could do with better signage!
Graham Barron from United Kingdom
on Tue, 3rd Oct 2017
Silver golf
Played this twice in the week. Good fair test of all golfers. Facilities are being improved so some building in process but not detrimental. Staff very helpful. Some areas on the fairways are wearing and greens need improvement but very playable
Alan from United Kingdom
on Sun, 24th Sep 2017
portuguese clubs are getting greedy
Silves used to be a pleasant experience but obviously getting greedy. Arrived today for a 2.05 tee time, but did not get away until 3pm. First nine took 2 hrs but second nine took 3.5 hrs due to the heavy traffic put out earlier in the day. Lucky to get in before sundown. Portugal is losing its attraction - too many providers charging high prices for a poor experience of waiting at every hole.
Mike from Portugal
on Sun, 24th Sep 2017
very nice course and is going to get better as the complex is developed

Superb customer service

Ben from Netherlands
on Sun, 24th Sep 2017
Gem for the future
Liked it very much. Good fairway and greens. Surroundings area's are under construction
terry from United Kingdom
on Sun, 17th Sep 2017
Excellent course. Small golf club feel , very friendly staff. Put it on your list to play and you won't be disappointed.
on Fri, 15th Sep 2017
Mixed feelings
Some fantastic holes and scenery, especially the 14th signature hole but there is building machinery and materials on view too which should be reflected in the pricing.... also 5 hours for a round when using buggies is far too long... needs on course marshals if they continue to let beginners play
Stephen from Portugal
on Tue, 12th Sep 2017
Wonderful panoramic par 5's
This course has some wonderful holes especially the par 5's, which have great views and wide fairways, not as long as some on the Algarve which makes it more playable, the wind can make up to two clubs difference, so something for even the better players to contend with.
Carl from United Kingdom
on Sun, 10th Sep 2017
Half decent. Not to the standards of other courses near by.

As it pestina and the prices they charge I would have expected better

Stephen from England
on Thu, 20th Jul 2017
This is another course we play every year which is suitable for the higher handicapped golfers , another course kept in very good condition
on Sun, 2nd Jul 2017
Construction works
Bunkers poor new clubhouse being built and 2 tees out of operation. Booked for 7.03 am tee time no play before 7.30
Angela Goodridge Baker from Portugal
on Wed, 21st Jun 2017
Played today really enjoyed the course. Lovely views over the counrty.

Definitely will be back next year.

Richard from United Kingdom
on Wed, 7th Jun 2017
Great course with some stunning holes .

Highly recomend Silves .

Jeffrey from United Kingdom
on Mon, 29th May 2017
Not helped by 2 poor holes at 8 and 9
What a gem. Great course not long but you have to think about your shots on each hole. Staff helpful and friendly
Paul from United Kingdom
on Fri, 26th May 2017
Good golf course but I didn't really get on with it
Siene from Italy
on Fri, 19th May 2017
Silves golf is a good course, not to difficult because the fairways are very broad and wide, there not that many trees. So it is a fair deal. The course is well kept and the greens are in splendid condition.

The guy at the bar did not come to the terrace to take an order but when ordering at the bar he did ask for a tip....

Directions could be better.

Gavin from United Kingdom
on Wed, 10th May 2017
Better than expected
Better than I was expecting, usual 5 hr round, stuck behind a stag doo/outing of absolute hackers with no knowledge of golfing etiquette but course exciting to play with some great holes right through the course.

Club house had a very local feeling about it, quite 'British' in a way which wasn't what we were expecting but nothing to complain or agree with.

David from Portugal
on Sat, 11th Mar 2017
Great course with interesting holes

Clubhouse staff very helpful

William from United Kingdom
on Mon, 12th Dec 2016
Bills review
Had a very enjoyable afternoon. Finished around 17:15 in fading light but successfully finished.

Staff very helpful, course in good condition,weather excellent.

Ian from Portugal
on Fri, 9th Dec 2016
A good all round course which catered for all levels of players. Very picturesque with some very attractive holes

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