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Inclusions
  • 7 or 21 nights at The Gramacho & Vale da Pinta Resort in a one bedroom apartment
  • Car rental category Economy Manual (Seat Ibiza with A/C) for 7 or 21 days (Automatic available for additional cost)
  • Unlimited golf on 4 different courses (see descriptions under Golf Courses)
    The Golf handicap required to play is: Men 28 / Ladies 36
Daily Departures 7 nights 21 nights
November 1-30, 2022 from $1579 tax included from $2879 tax included

Year round departures available, please inquire about rates for your preferred dates

Tourist tax (Paid Locally): $1 EUR per person, per day paid locally additional

NOTE: Golf carts are an additional cost

Gramacho & Vale da Pinta Golf
The Best Holiday accommodation in the Algarve region

Located between Carvoeiro and Ferragudo, Algarve, the Pestana Golf & Resorts consists of 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms villas, which are set in carefully maintained gardens.

These stylish homes are fitted to the highest standards to meet those seeking a peaceful and relaxing holiday in a pleasant atmosphere. All with spacious living areas, complete bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, all rooms with heating, telephone, safe, satellite TV, hairdryer and swimming pool (communal pool for the apartments and private pool for villas). In the resort you will find 2 restaurants, bar, supermarket, tennis-court, football court, basketball court and SPA facilities (indoor heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam bath). Water sports, water slide parks and theme parks available nearby. Beaches within easy reach of our resorts and a coast line with over 100 miles of sandy beaches, dunes and surf to discover

Pestana Golf Academy         
The Pestana Golf Academy combines a world-class practice facility with beautiful surroundings. Our PGA Golf professionals will design a program that will be based upon your individual requirements and needs. From private lessons to golf schools, our experienced golf teaching professionals will ensure that your time with us is both rewarding and fun!

Pestana Golf driving range
The Pestana Golf driving range is the perfect place to practice your game! With protected covered bays, not even the hot summer will affect the golfers’ ambition to improve their swing. In addition to 8 target greens and a chipping area, several bunkers and a huge putting green complete the facilities

Pestana Golf Pro-Shop
Pestana Golf shops are stocked with the greatest names in golf equipment and apparel, all at competitive prices. Our professional courtesy and knowledgeable staff will assist in finding what you are looking for, whether it is clothing, accessories or club hire.

Tennis Courts
Pestana Golf Resorts facilities include 2 tennis courts with synthetic surface located along the 18th fairway of Gramacho Golf Course. The ideal setting to enjoy pleasant moments for those who love this sport.

Restaurants and Bars
Pestana Golf Resort has two restaurants where visitors and guests can enjoy from a simple snack or light meal to a sophisticated dinner. Both enjoy beautiful outdoor terraces overlooking the golf courses. The restaurants are located at Vale da Pinta and Gramacho Clubhouses. During the summer season, the Resort organizes theme party dinners and barbecues. If you are looking for a venue for a special event, do not hesitate to contact our professional team.

Indoor Swimming Pool
Located at the Gramacho Clubhouse.
Heated all year allows the guests and property
owners to enjoy it no matter the weather conditions.

Sauna and Jacuzzi
Located at Gramacho Clubhouse.
The perfect way to finish the intense golf day.

LOCATION

The Gramacho & Vale da Pinta Resort are located between the typical fishing villages of Carvoeiro and Ferragudo. The Pestana Golf Resort is superbly located on a level plateau, close to the picturesque fishing village of Carvoeiro, just a few minutes away from the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve and less than 3hrs away by plane from the main European capitals.

Ferragudo, 5 min

Land of fishermen, the village was always closely connected to the river and sea. On the vast riverside extension there´s a picturesque fishing pier and the beautiful beaches of Angrinha, Caneiros, or Praia Grande (to mention only a few) as well as other natural beauties as “Ponta do Altar” , beautiful natural cliffs and caves that can be visited from the sea.

Carvoeiro, 10 min

With an historical past this picturesque fishing village has grown as one of the best touristic spots in the Algarve. The beaches cut by cliffs and with clear water and golden sand are small paradises for those who find them. Among the various beaches of unparalleled beauty lies Praia da Marinha, considered by the Michelin Guide as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Europe and one of the 100 most beautiful in the world.

Beaches

  • Benagil, 5 min
  • Marinha, 10 min
  • Rocha, 20 min

Activities

  • Golf
  • Sport Fishing
  • Diving
  • All kind of water sports: Surfing, Windsurfing, Ski etc
  • Natural walking trails
  • Water parks

Services

  • Private medical centre, 5min
  • Public Hospital, 15 min
  • Supermarket, 5 min

Shopping Centre, 20min

On the Site: Gramacho Golf

18 Holes  Par 72

After his success designing the Vale de Pinta course, Ronald Fream teamed up with the former world # 1 Nick
Price to create the unique design of Gramacho. With 18 holes and 27 greens, plus numerous different tee
points, players are able to enjoy the same course time and time again but always with slightly different
challenges.

Having hosted the Portuguese Ladies Open on a number of occasions, Pestana Gramacho is recognized as a
championship course enjoyable and playable even by those with a higher handicap.
Apart from the fantastic golf design, Ronald and Nick managed to incorporate the traditional landscape by
utilizing the natural stone outcrops, historical dry stone walling and existing ancient trees with some artfully
sculpted lakes and bunkers. The effect is a wonderful journey through the countryside.

On the Site: Vile Da Pinta

18 Holes  Par 71

The 8 times consecutive host of the European Seniors Tour Qualifying final, Vale de Pinta golf in the Algarve is
rightly respected not only for its playability and challenging layout but for outstanding levels of beauty and
enjoyment. Designed by the famous American golf course architect Ronald Fream and inaugurated in 1992,
Vale de Pinta has earned its place as one of the best designed courses in the Algarve and in Europe.

Imagine the fairways of Bermuda grass, strategically placed sand bunkers and greens clad in Pen Cross Bent
grass. Not to mention ornamental lakes in a rolling terrain dotted with carob, fig, almond and olive trees
(including one olive tree over 1200 years old!).

Silves Golf – 12 km from your accommodation

18 Holes  Par 70

Silves is a serene spot at the foot of the Monchique Mountains, but it is anything other than ‘a walk in the park’
– a drive at the opening hole has to flirt with water hazards on both flanks.

This course is for players – low handicaps will find it a serious challenge to come in under par. But high
handicaps (with concentration) will be able to enjoy their round.

Most holes offer spectacular mountain views overlooking palm trees and olive groves, the surrounding cork
and citrus farms generate a true feeling of authentic Portuguese golf.

Alto Golf 18 km from your accommodation

18 Holes  Par 72

This is legendary golf course, the last designed by architect Sir Henry Cottons, features the 600-meter par 5
known as the “Sir Henry challenge”, and what a challenge it is!

Pestana Alto is synonymous with design and play, and in a world of modern, complex course design, more and
more people look back at the classics and see how course design should be: about challenge and playability for
all handicap levels.

Located on the edge of the picturesque fishing village of Alvor, the rolling fairways and elevated greens test all
and reward anyone who enjoys thinking about their game

If you want to add any tours to your package we can inquire about additional costs. Below are just some options to choose from

Half Day Tours

H/D LAGOS AND SAGRES – Departure: Wednesday + Friday

A chance to wonder back in time to the era of the Portuguese
Discoveries. In Lagos, visit the golden church of Saint Anthony and the
first slave market of Europe. Ponta da Piedade – spectacular rock
formations. Sagres – beautiful unspoilt harbor, passing by the 15th
century fortress. Visit the Cap St. Vincent (the most southwesterly point
of Europe), known as “the End of the World” and also time to see the
most powerful European lighthouse.

H/D SILVES AND MONCHIQUE – Departure: Tuesday + Friday

A day involving history, culture and scenery. Silves – the old Moorish
capital of the Algarve. Time to visit the castle and the cathedral.
Continuing through to Caldas – Old roman spar town with its
rejuvenating waters. Climbing the Monchique Mountains up to Foia,
the highest point of Algarve (free wine tasting and time for photos).

QUARTEIRA MARKET – Departure: Wednesday

This is a chance to spend some time in the bustling gypsy market and get those last minute bargains, as well as
visiting two other tourist resorts of the Algarve. Quarteira – quaint fishing village and the Marina of Vilamoura –
the largest in Europe.

LOULÉ MARKET – Departure: Saturday

A visit to this beautiful inland town to get involved with the locals at the weekly markets. Plenty of free time to
visit the Moorish castle, browse around the quaint narrow shopping streets or hustle and bustle with the locals
in the Gypsy market. This is for those who love a bargain!!!

FULL DAY TOURS

F/D HISTORICAL ALGARVE – Departure: Tuesday + Thursday

A chance to visit the mountains and see some remains of its Moorish and Roman existence. Silves (the old Moorish
Capital) castle and cathedral. Climb the Monchique Mountains to Fóia – the highest point of the Algarve. Free time for wine tasting and taking spectacular photos. We will then make our way down to the mountains to our lunch stop. After lunch (not included), we will journey over to the beautiful town of Lagos – indoor slave market (the first in Europe), Saint Anthony’s golden church, fort and old town. Afterwards, we continue on to Cap Saint Vincent, the most south-westerly point of Europe, known as “the End of the World”. Visit the strongest lighthouse in Europe, Baleeira – beautiful fishing harbor and passing by the Fortaleza (home of Prince Henry’s School of Navigation).

F/D BEST OF THE EAST – Departure: Wednesday

A visit to Faro, the capital of the Algarve province with its 13th century city centre. Then, we follow on to the Moorish town of Olhão, a key town for fishing and its important fish market. Visit the attractive and charming
old town of Tavira with a 4th Century Roman Bridge and its many churches. Then on to Gilão and Cacela Velha. Finally to Monte Gordo and Vila Real de Santo António, the border town with Spain, separated by the generous mouth of the River Guadiana.

F/D LISBON CITY TOUR & SHOPPING – Departure: Tuesday + Friday

While you are here in Portugal, you cannot miss this wonderful opportunity to visit our capital. We will enter Lisbon via the impressive 25th Abril suspension bridge (with unbelievable views). Our visits include: Belém Tower, Jeronimos monastery, Monument of the Discoveries, Alfama (old Jewish sector). Free time for shopping, visiting St. Georges Castle or just wondering around this enchanting city, followed by a visit to the site of the Expo’98. Return to the Algarve via the Vasco da Gama Bridge, the longest in Europe.

F/D FATIMA – Departure: Monday

We start our tour with a visit to the village of Aljustrel (site of the Angel’s well), where the shepherd children lived and grew up (see the site of an Apparition in Valinhos). Free time to have lunch (not included), shop and attend mass at the Basilica or at the Chapel of the Apparitions in the Sanctuary of Fátima.

F/D SEVILLE CITY TOUR & SHOPPING – Departure: Monday + Wednesday + Friday

A day not to be missed in the beautiful city of Seville, (capital of the Andalusia region). Pass by the outstanding architecture of the 1929 Expo and the latest Expo site of 1992, the Macarena Basilica and the typical Jewish Quarter. Stops at the Maria Luisa Park, American and Spanish Squares. We also give you time to visit the shops, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and the Royal Alcazar palaces.

F/D GIBRALTAR – Departure: Tuesday

Driving through the Spanish Andalucia region, passing the capital Seville, and towards Jerez de la Frontera (home of the famous sherry passing by the cotton fields onwards through the Route of the Bull. On arrival, 5 hours free time for shopping and optional Rock Tour: the Little Britain of the Spanish Coastline.

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