Vale da Pinta Reviews

Ben from United Kingdom
on Fri, 27th Oct 2023
Vale da pinta
Brilliant course!
Lesley from Portugal
on Fri, 13th Oct 2023
Generally good condition.
Michael from Germany
on Tue, 10th Oct 2023
loved it 👍
Christine from United Kingdom
on Mon, 9th Oct 2023
Vale de Pinta October 2023
Having played Vale da Pinta over many years we were disappointed when we played on Saturday 7th October. Our tee time was 2.15pm and we were not able to tee off until nearly 3pm due to delays with too many people on the course. There were many holes where at least three groups of players queuing, so needless to say we could not complete the 18 holes before it got dark and should have been charged a sunset rate and not full rate. Also the greens were in a shocking condition. Don't think we will be going back until these issues are resolved.
Dan from Canada
on Sat, 23rd Sep 2023
Great course. Very , very hilly - up and down.

Due to the summer - greens were just ok.

edward from United Kingdom
on Fri, 22nd Sep 2023
good course to play
very friendly staff and course in good condition
Alex from United Kingdom
on Fri, 15th Sep 2023
Great course
Great course, lots of interesting holes, very well kept, we would definitely return
Allen from United Kingdom
on Tue, 12th Sep 2023
A great course, but greens, and semi rough lacked attention and manicure.
Stuart from United Kingdom
on Sat, 5th Aug 2023
Greens weren’t as good as other two courses we played. A good challenge if a course. A couple of blind tee shots. Staff at club superb.
Richard from United Kingdom
on Sat, 24th Jun 2023
Very short and mickey mouse holes .granacho next door is so much better
Greg from United Kingdom
on Fri, 16th Jun 2023
What a great course
Thoroughly enjoyed our day at Val da Pinta.

Course was is a great condition and each hole had interest.

Buggy strongly recommended as its quite hilly.

19th hole hospitality was great by the staff.

Would strongly recommend and will definitely be back.

Dean from United Kingdom
on Thu, 15th Jun 2023
Dean carnall
Excellent course and great staff. Truly great experience
Harry from United States
on Wed, 7th Jun 2023
A very enjoyable course to play. Interesting layout and good value
Wendy from Netherlands
on Fri, 26th May 2023
Vale sa pinta
Very difficult compared to gramacho.
Martin from United Kingdom
on Sat, 6th May 2023
Algarve 8
Very good condition and suited our ability,will return.
Richard from Ireland
on Sat, 22nd Apr 2023
Course in very good condition.
Dirk from Germany
on Sat, 15th Apr 2023
Excellent course
Nice layout, good greens, bester fairways

Freundlicher club , immer wieder gerne

Darragh Ryan from Ireland
on Mon, 3rd Apr 2023
Not bad
Good and enjoyable bit pricey though
Steve Collins from United Kingdom
on Thu, 9th Feb 2023
Golf etiquette
Good course, but very slow play.2 four balls in front of us.Nobody was prepared to allow us as a 3 ball to play through. Arrived at the 13th to find 4 carts and 8 ladies on the fairway together , so we skipped this hole and managed to finish before dark
mahesh from Portugal
on Mon, 19th Dec 2022
Good course, fair price, beautifull scenary, lovely receptionist.🤗
Chris from United Kingdom
on Thu, 27th Oct 2022
Excellent challenge of Golf
Great course. Greens could do with some maintenance. Great clubhouse.
George from United Kingdom
on Tue, 18th Oct 2022
Not very impressed
Nice course but found conditions of the greens very bad. No on course cart service either. Was expecting more for a course that charges 90 euro plus another 50 for a buggy.
Stuart from United Kingdom
on Wed, 5th Oct 2022
Not bad at all
I played vale da pinta today & apart from the greens being a bit bumpy causing them to not roll very well I really enjoyed it, the pro shop staff & starter were very friendly & helpful.
Elliot Rushton from Spain
on Mon, 26th Sep 2022
Lovely course and quite challenging with a few blind tee shots. When we played the greens were maybe not at their best but would absolutely play there again.
Derek from Ireland
on Sat, 24th Sep 2022
Good but greens not up to usual standard
keith from United Kingdom
on Thu, 22nd Sep 2022
In excellent condition shows no signs of the drought in Portugal, only bad point was 5 hrs 15 minutes to play following a corporate day that was playing off the back tees which considering there level was definitely causing the slow play.
Allan from United Kingdom
on Wed, 21st Sep 2022
Bad Greens
Greens in terrible condition, Pestana are charging far too much for a course of this standard
I agree Greens deplorable and way overpriced for the condition of the greens
knut from Germany
on Tue, 20th Sep 2022
Interessanter Kurs, aber schlecht gepflegt. Grüns katastrophal.

Insgesamt Geld nicht wert.

John from United Kingdom
on Sat, 17th Sep 2022
Well Maintained
The management have succeeded where others have failed to maintain green fairways and good greens.

The course was well maintained and flowed reasonably well with round just slightly over the 4 hr mark.

Good variation on holes made for good experience

WILLIAM from United Kingdom
on Mon, 4th Jul 2022
shame about the greens.
Really nice course and mostly well maintained but the greens really let it down with dead patches and bleaching and white powder in large patches,

Played with a couple of members and they said it was because they over water ? also a lot of stones in bunkers so need to keep out of them,

Even with this said will return to paly again.

Nigel from United States
on Wed, 29th Jun 2022
3 old gits and a young one back in the Algarve
Absolutely lovely!

The course was in excellent condition.

It provides a challenge for good players but is not too difficult for the rabbits amongst us.

John from United Kingdom
on Wed, 29th Jun 2022
3 hour twighlight round
Was after a quick 18 holes on an evening whilst on a family holiday and that’s exactly what I got . Course very quiet teed off at 16:30 , done by 19:30. Course in very good condition, . One moan could people rake bunkers please it’s not difficult 😞
Ludo Van Kerckhoven from Belgium
on Fri, 17th Jun 2022
Excellent course, goodmaintance
John from Ireland
on Tue, 14th Jun 2022
Great course - highly recommend
We just loved this course. The fairways were great, greens fast, nothing to find fault with. We’ve played here twice in the past week & will definitely play the course again. Most enjoyable & highly recommended.
Monika from Poland
on Fri, 10th Jun 2022
Between olive trees
Very nice and challenging course. Strategic play needed. Greens dry and fast.
John from Ireland
on Fri, 10th Jun 2022
Great course worth a visit
Great course - enjoyed the scenery too!
Darren from United Kingdom
on Wed, 1st Jun 2022
Great course
Great course quite short but very much thinking golf test for sure position is key off the tee.
Karen from United Kingdom
on Wed, 25th May 2022
Favourite Course
One of my favourite courses. Every hole different and interesting.. Always in superb condition.
on Fri, 20th May 2022
Superb course, clubhouse staff excellent. Will be back
Arie from Portugal
on Tue, 17th May 2022
Our favorit golf course 👌
Arie from Portugal
on Wed, 11th May 2022
For the amateur golfer is this a delightful experience asking for more
Een prachtige baan voor de gemiddelde handicapper met veel variatie, hoogteverschillen en mooie bomen, alles geweldig onderhouden met goede service waar we zeker nog eens gaan spelen
Shane from Portugal
on Tue, 10th May 2022
Great day - challenging
Enjoyable day - bunkers around the greens provided a strong challenge when going for greens in ref.

Great day.

Mark from United Kingdom
on Tue, 26th Apr 2022
Excellent Golf Course
Great course, excellent fairways, greens and layout. Can't really say anything bad about it apart from the windy weather we had on the day which made the course pretty hard due to the high elevations and cross winds. Would love to play again. Highly recommended with nice bar and pro shop.
Kalle from Ukraine
on Mon, 7th Mar 2022
The course was in an excellent condition!

They just put a four ball group play before the three groups of two which made the round really slow and long.

Patrick from Netherlands
on Sat, 29th Jan 2022
Great course
Great course but less challenging
Ulrich from Portugal
on Mon, 10th Jan 2022
Don’t be fooled…
Course is lacking maintenance . However okay to play but don’t be fooled by the reasonable green fee - the rental of a golf cart at €45 per round (recommend though) makes playing this course more expensive then several other and much better courses in the Algarve.
Ian from Portugal
on Thu, 4th Nov 2021
Played Vale da Pinta for the first time 3rd Nov 20
Have to say I was more than pleasantly surprised playing this course for the first time. It has several lovely holes - especially the par 3s and is a fair challenge to decent golfers. I play off 8 and thoroughly enjoyed it. A few days rain recently has left the course in excellent playing condition. I have already booked to play again. The twilight rate offers superb value for money. Sometimes difficult to find where the next tee is but that is a small complaint in overall terms.
Remco from Netherlands
on Tue, 22nd Jun 2021
to much in a urbanisation
Petter Barth from Europe
on Mon, 21st Jun 2021
Nice afternoon at Vale da Pinta
Fun course to play. Not overly long. Pleny of space on most holes.

In very good condition, although the greens a quite slow.

Michael from Ireland
on Sun, 25th Oct 2020
Fair course
Enjoyable but could be in better condition
Patrick from Portugal
on Sat, 24th Oct 2020
Superbe journée sous le soleil de l’Algarve, un très beau parcours.
Patrick from Portugal
on Sat, 17th Oct 2020
Très beau parcours, exigeant avec ses larges bunkers protégeant les green.

Nous avons passé un très bon moment pour pratiquer notre sport favori.

Nous reviendrons la semaine prochaine.

Ronald from Portugal
on Tue, 29th Sep 2020
The greens let the course down
The course is generally well presented but the greens are very poor which undermines the complete round. Definitely not value for money at the high-season rates
David from United Kingdom
on Fri, 25th Sep 2020
A lovely layout.
This is a lovely course and all the holes feel very different and very picturesque. The greens were in better condition than the sister course (Gramacho). Of the three in the area (vale da pinta, gramacho, Silves) this is the best.
Paul Rimmer from United Kingdom
on Thu, 10th Sep 2020
P. Rimmer
Great course really enjoyed my game there.
Jörg from Germany
on Mon, 16th Mar 2020
Auch ein schöner Platz, nicht ganz so schön, wie Gramancho. Aber auch diesen Platz kann ich nur empfehlen zu spielen, macht viel Spaß.
Roger from United Kingdom
on Fri, 13th Mar 2020
Very Good
Very nice course , challenging with good greens and fairways. We will return.
Kathleen from Russian Federation
on Mon, 24th Feb 2020
Slow play a problem
Course in excellent condition. Slow play a problem due to lack of marshalling. At times there were 3 groups waiting to tee off. We only managed 16 holes before we lost the light when we should have easily managed the full 18.
Henri from Portugal
on Mon, 17th Feb 2020
Nice course, well kept, friendly, correct reception.
Gary from Portugal
on Mon, 6th Jan 2020
Brilliant - the course was in good condition with no rough 😅 areas. Started on a twilight tee off & finished 18 on the 6 Jan 2020
David from Portugal
on Mon, 7th Oct 2019
Enjoyed the round but
Two places where property is too close to the course,

Greens a very poor standard

John from United Kingdom
on Mon, 30th Sep 2019
da pinta
Great course. Great facilities top class
Martin from Portugal
on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019
Twilight value but painfully slow later on...
Great first 9. OK back 9. So ridiculously slow later on with 5 groups, yes 5!!! on later holes (from 14th for me). Walked in at 16th. Was twilight ticket so good value at 36euro but no available food at end of round does still confound.
John from United Kingdom
on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019
Early start so no time problems. Overall the course is ok but the greens are poor by other standards in the area.
Ryan from Malaysia
on Thu, 19th Sep 2019
Vale da Pinta review
Poor greens

Poor fairways

We came from Australia, Dubai and SE Asia. All the raving about Algarve golf and this was the first course we played and to be honest it is extremely average. It’s a good public golf course in Australia at best.

Brendan from United Kingdom
on Wed, 18th Sep 2019
Very good course with a lot of features. Plenty of dog legs that require thought off the tee. The course was not too long for high handicap golfers, with the greens being in very good condition. A good test of golf.
David from Portugal
on Mon, 15th Jul 2019
Decent course but needs some on course marshalling
Played Vale de Pinta with my daughter - who is a beginner - late pm because at time of booking course looked empty and that suited us. Unfortunately, but through no fault of anyone, the course was busy. Couple of 4 balls in front of us were extremely slow and led to us coming off after 10 holes as we were waiting 5 mins for every shot. The course really needs a Marshall to keep on top of slow play. I couldn’t fault the welcome and the course was in good condition with a nice layout.
Grzegorz from Poland
on Sun, 30th Jun 2019
Nice course for a relaxing round of golf. Very good also when you play with kids. Greens in good condition. Some holes with nice views. Sometimes surranding villas are to close.
Keith from United Kingdom
on Fri, 28th Jun 2019
Hadn’t played this course for quite a few years so was nice to play it again. However, I must admit the course did seem to need a bit of work done to it and it was quite dry in a number of places.
Clive Richards from United Kingdom
on Wed, 19th Jun 2019
For this time of year this course was in great condition with fast and very true greens.

The only criticism we have is that the bunkers that were very strategically placed did not have very much sand. In fact in some of them it was like hitting concrete just under the surface

Overall however a very enjoyable game of golf

Robert from Ireland
on Mon, 17th Jun 2019
\golf review
Great course. In excellent condition with lovely views also
nick from Ireland
on Mon, 17th Jun 2019
Really enjoyable and challenging course. Lots of interesting holes which really make you think but not enough to ruin the holiday. Course in very condition and good facilities - would definitely play again.
on Thu, 13th Jun 2019
Too many on course,4 groups on one hole.31/2 hours to do 10 holes.Had to come off otherwise would have missed our transfer.very disappointed with the whole experience,plus the staff didn't seem to care they had got their money and that was that.
Hello Ian, thank you for your feedback and sorry to learn of your experience. Would you like us to pass on your review to Vale da Pinta?
Colin from United Kingdom
on Wed, 12th Jun 2019
Good condition and a good test
We play here every year, but we have now concluded that Silves and Gramacho are better.

Course was in good condition and is a good test but we prefer the others

John from United Kingdom
on Mon, 10th Jun 2019
Great condition
Clive from Portugal
on Fri, 17th May 2019
Efficient and helpful Golf arrangements
Great course but note very hilly, you can walk but suggest buggies. However they are limited in number and yiu cannot book in advance so Ben prepared to possibly have to wait for buggies or not have them at all Besides that the course is great , challenging but good for average golfer. Very welcoming staff Would play here again with no problem
on Tue, 14th May 2019
a bit disappointing, very busy and slow, condition was generally good but not wow, liked the layout, but think there are better courses to play in this area for similar money
Klaus-Dieter from Germany
on Fri, 26th Apr 2019
Holliday round in march
slightly hilly course with undulated fairways, fast greens. Nice course excellent maintained. We enjoyed to play here.
James from United Kingdom
on Tue, 23rd Apr 2019
Nice course in immaculate condition. Was very busy though and we waited on every tee/ fairway.

Could do with some bells to ring as a lot of blind tee shots and when waiting on a fairway not very good having balls bouncing by you

vicki from Portugal
on Sat, 6th Apr 2019
Great layout! Not in the best shape and a little slow.
Paul from United Kingdom
on Wed, 8th Aug 2018
Well Worth Playing
Owned by the same people as Gramacho, it's also a course to think your way round. Tees and greens not quite as good as Gramacho but still very acceptable. Played early morning and finished by midday. Course not that busy as it was the last day it was open before being closed for a month for annual maintenance
Bruce Tillcock from United Kingdom
on Fri, 22nd Jun 2018
Vale da Pinta
I really enjoyed the challenge of the course, but what ruined this round for me was two groups of three friends in front of myself (two ball) they were really slow and we were having to wait at least 10 minutes on each tee. I could not fault the staff at the course who were really good and very polite and accommodating. the round took 5 hours to complete. I am unsure if I would go back to this course.
Josephine from Portugal
on Tue, 19th Jun 2018
First time playing Vale da Pinta.
Very well maintained course. Not too difficult or challenging. Will certainly come back to play.
Paul from Portugal
on Thu, 14th Jun 2018
Friendly course
It’s a nice course but if your a big hitter every shot is a blind shot, where for me you just don’t get any joy out of a drive as you can’t see it. There are more dog legs than Battersea dogs Home.

It’s a nice friendly course tho and in great condition.

CARL from United Kingdom
on Wed, 13th Jun 2018
too slow
what a shame that it takes 5 hours to play a really top course due to players not knowing the etiquette rules and playing like snails,the course itself was super with good greens and tees fairways were excellent 5 hours for a fourball with buggies is crazy, perhaps the course can help by asking for handicaps or increasing the tee off times gaps,
David Colwell from United Kingdom
on Tue, 12th Jun 2018
Excellent thank you
Julian from United Kingdom
on Fri, 8th Jun 2018
Nice course but very slow play
Nice course but very slow play. Staff did their best to speed the games up but one 4 ball seemed to be the problem
Brian Matchett from Portugal
on Wed, 9th May 2018
Could not fault this course. In excellent condition staff very helpful and friendly. We had a great day with no holdups. Would highly recommend.
Ron Pettifor from United Kingdom
on Sat, 28th Apr 2018
Years whith no change
No change from the first time played 20 years ago, still good
Matti from Finland
on Wed, 18th Apr 2018
Lemcon Classics 2018, 3
Challencing, demanding, versatile, 'Fream' featues all around the cource.

Greens good, fairways too dry, bunkers sand too dry and too hard to assess the 'sensitiviness' od the soil.

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