With the design of Seve Ballesteros, the Quinta do Vale Golf Resort became an excellent challenge for beginners and a unique opportunity for experienced players who want to put their technique and knowledge to the test. The promise of the famous Spanish golfer was simple: to please everyone regardless of their handicap. Phenomenally integrated into the landscape and offering a breathtaking view over the Guadiana River, the course takes advantage of the natural features of the terrain and has some honestly sensational holes.
I found this course purely by chance online and decided to take a chance having mainly played on the west and central Algarve courses. Although a good hour and a half drive from Carvoeiro we arrived in good time having booked online 4 days before... easy access off the A22 the clubhouse is situated on top of a hill with stunning views of the Guadiana and the golf course. The receptionist greeted us with a smile and some extremely useful information related to the course. Front nine is reasonably flat but a hell of a lot of water which comes into play!!! Back nine is hilly and a buggy would be advisable. Greens were superb as were the fairways... excellently maintained... Value for money... fantastic. Just one tiny little niggle... bunkers need a wee bit of attention. A brilliant course... well worth a visit! Would recommend this to all golfers alike.
Interesting layout - lots of water
4.0 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2016
This is a very nice golf course. Interesting layout with 6 par 3,6 par 4 and 6 par 5. Hole 1-10 have a lot of water hazards, so you need to have a good strategy for your play. It is specially true on hole 1 and hole 10.
It is not a very expensive golfcourse, and the maitenance standard might be a little under average, but I find it acceptable even if it is abselutely not "Monte Rei" standard. Only the bunkers are really bad without much sand and very few rakes.
The golfcourse is walkable and the staff friendly and easygoing. The clubhouse, the restaurant and the bar are very good
I played it many times in November 2015 and in march 2016 and would love to play it again later this year.
3.0 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
There's hard and there's hard but Quinto da Vale is all of that. But what a challenge! Lost quite a few balls but largely due to lack of course knowledge. Need to play twice! Magnificent views. Great holes. We loved it.
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