- 7 or 21 nights at 4-star Pestana Golf Resort, located in Carvoeiro
- Unlimited golf on 5 different courses (see descriptions under Golf Courses) The Golf handicap required to play is: Men 28 / Ladies 36
- Car Rental EDMR (Seat Ibiza A/C or similar – manual transmission: 8 or 22 days car rental with pick-up / drop-off from Europcar at airport, unlimited mileage, Super Collision Damage Waiver insurance LDW (CDW+THW).
|Daily Departures||7 nights||21 nights|
|March 1-30, 2024||from $1950||from $4845|
Car Rental additional but can be added if you would like to have one in destination Tourist tax (Paid Locally): $1 EUR per person, per day paid locally additional NOTE: Golf carts are an additional cost
Pestana Golf & Resorts
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.
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
Vila Sol 42 km from your accommodation
18 Holes Par 72 plus a 9 hole Academy Course for shorter games Internationally known, the Vila Sol golf course managed by the Pestana Group, is now part of the Algarve’s most sought-after golf courses. Having been inaugurated in 1991 with the signature of the architect Donald Steel, “Vila Sol, is living proof that dreams can be realized. Located in the Central Algarve the Vila Sol Hotel and Golf resort is set in 75 acres of natural beauty and accommodates these two magnificent golf courses, Pestana Vila Sol Championship and Pestana Vila Sol Academy Golf Course. Championship Golf Course -18 holes Currently with start point at tee one, the course is planned to give all visitors who come to play at Vila Sol Golf in the Algarve a course where the preservation of the natural environment is sharply in mind. The scenario consists of a pine, almond and fig trees, plants, flowers, lakes and streams, which all add to the pleasure and challenge of completing 72 strokes at this championship golf course, making the experience unforgettable from first to last shot. Pestana Village Sol Academy Golf Course – 9 holes For groups of professionals or for those who want a faster start and short game, this golf course gives the opportunity for a major golf training session which also encompasses a driving range of 300 meters, two putting greens, with chip areas, bunkers, and 9 holes tee shots (the nine hole golf Academy course covers the 19th to 27th and allows classes to be customized, with a golf course of excellence, a fantastic layout and a unique natural environment.
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.