Vale da Pinta Reviews

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
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
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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.

Evan from United Kingdom
on Tue, 6th Feb 2018
Exemplary inland course, mature with some very interesting holes
Paul from United Kingdom
on Fri, 6th Oct 2017
Disappointing day
Very poor condition, fairways bone dry and greens scruffy. Would not go back.
Lisa from United Kingdom
on Thu, 28th Sep 2017
I had a wonderful time and it was delightful as always
Rene from Portugal
on Sun, 24th Sep 2017
Terrain très sec , gazon mort , manque d'amour , quand même intéressant à jouer mais ne vaut pas les $$$
Lisa from United Kingdom
on Sat, 23rd Sep 2017
Hilly course
Lovely course, quite hilly
Caruso Bernard from France
on Thu, 21st Sep 2017
Vale Da Pinta experience
Course in good state for the season ( September) . Clubset very correct with a new TaylorMade irons and Driver. The golf buggy is mandatory because the golf is very long ( 12Km!) and undulating. The staff is very friendly

Golf to discover

Gwyneth Holt from United Kingdom
on Wed, 20th Sep 2017
Nothing special, but good for a holiday 18
Decent enough course, but rather unmemorable and looking a little worn at the edges, especially on the greens. Pleasant to play for holiday golf
terry from United Kingdom
on Sun, 17th Sep 2017
Would play here every day of the week. Beautiful course excellent clubhouse very accommodating staff . Our favourite of three we played .
Bill from Australia
on Fri, 15th Sep 2017
Poor greens
Really enjoyed layout , let down by very poor condition of greens .
Stephen from England
on Thu, 20th Jul 2017
Hole in one
Never forget this course as I had a hole in one at the 6th hole. A nice course with different challenges well worth the cost
Lee from United Kingdom
on Wed, 19th Jul 2017
Great course
Great course will deffo play again. Hired clubs and they were great going to change mine now. Staff were friendly amd it was easy to book online
on Sun, 2nd Jul 2017
Very built up and a bit claustrophobic and busy
Very tight course completely surrounded. By villas visted plenty of gardens
Carl Hills from Portugal
on Fri, 30th Jun 2017
Fun little course, worth a try!!
Good fun course, first time I have played vale da pinta and you will need a course planner to navigate around, 90% or so are doglegs which do not require a driver. If you do take a driver your left with 30-100yards pitches. Greens were running okay nothing special but overall happy especially as it's very cheap. (Handicap 1).
Angela Goodridge Baker from Portugal
on Wed, 21st Jun 2017
Enjoyed the course. But very slow waited on every t only a 2 ball but 4 ball in front didnt let us through! .need the marshall to be more on the ball !!
Darren Ferguson from United States
on Thu, 8th Jun 2017
Nice Course but slow
Course was very good but Bunkers were too wet to play out off and it was slow.
kevin from France
on Thu, 8th Jun 2017
Vale da pinta 18 holes
We were a group of 12 pax. Excellent course in very good condition. Staff efficient and friendly. Rental clubs top.
Jamie from Canada
on Wed, 7th Jun 2017
Nice golf course. No refreshments available on the course. On a hot day, water was needed. We were warned by the starter, who did a nice job sending us off.
kevin from France
on Sun, 28th May 2017
Great course. In super condition. Rental clubs were excellent. Very enjoyable day out. Buggy is a must as it's quite hilly but very pituresque.
Jeffrey from United Kingdom
on Sat, 27th May 2017
18 Holes
Another great Pestana course. A challenge where every shot has to be thought out.
Paul from United Kingdom
on Fri, 26th May 2017
Tight front nine, but very good, back nine a little more open and every bit as good

Greens & fairways top notch

Steven Brice from United Kingdom
on Thu, 18th May 2017
This course was very different from other courses on the Algarve. Bunkers were poor
Annie from Portugal
on Sat, 29th Apr 2017
Amazing golf course
What a great golfing course. The scenery around the golf course was enjoyable. The layout had great challenges. Greens and tee offs we in great shape. Would definitely play this golf again.
Ian from Portugal
on Fri, 9th Dec 2016
An excellent course which caters for all levels of players. Very enjoyable to play with wide fairways and a good variety of different types of hole.
on Wed, 26th Oct 2016
Enjoyable course
Played 5 in a fortnight and this was out favourite, very welcoming, not over busy, course in good condition apart from big ants on the green but a decent challenge for everyone, some very long Par 3's. Really enjoyed it. A buggy was 45 euro, quite expensive in our eyes but a lot, and i mean a lot, of walking between tees.
Odd from Norway
on Fri, 21st Oct 2016
Nice and fast
Played the course 10 years ago and found it very nice also this time.

Very crowded, but no problem. Very disappointed that the driving range was 'far away', need your own car, buggy impossible.

Ben from Germany
on Tue, 4th Oct 2016
Good variety
Vale da Pinta was very nice. Like Gramacho you need a buggy and like Gramacho they seem not to be plentiful. Also they could open the white tees. I liked the variety very here as no two holes looked or played the same.
Malcolm from United Kingdom
on Wed, 21st Sep 2016
Hidden gem of a course, well worth finding
Lovely course well worth a visit, 'hidden gem' with some really interesting challenge and features.
Ian from Portugal
on Tue, 2nd Aug 2016
€104 not a bad deal for 2 with buggy
As before great value for money
Ian from Portugal
on Tue, 2nd Aug 2016
Great value for money and a good test off the whts
Great knock round. 2 balls with buggy €104 which is great value for money. Greens patchy but they roll well
Ian from Portugal
on Sun, 31st Jul 2016
Short but sweet
Nice course great layout. Could be tidier greens abut patchy!
on Thu, 26th May 2016
Great will def book Again
Stefan from Sweden
on Fri, 13th May 2016
Thumbs up!
Great condition!
Michael from United Kingdom
on Sun, 24th Apr 2016
Lovely course!
Lovely course, with an interesting layout and in very good condition - the only slight niggle was the greens, although running true, were a little slow.
Plessers from Belgium
on Mon, 14th Mar 2016
geduld hebben is hier de boodschap
wij speelden vijf banen, deze werd door ons als vierde gerangschikt. Het is een echte toeristenbaan, zowel wat betreft lay-out als bezetting. Er werden teveel spelers aangenomen. Wij wachtten op elke hole en speelden uiteindelijk langer dan 5 uur 30.

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