After his success designing the Vale de Pinta course, Ronald Fream teamed up with the former world No. 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.
The Gramacho Clubhouse, located in the heart of the resort, offers a full complement of services such as:
- Club and buggy rental.
- Changing facilities.
- Restaurant and Bar, which boasts the most spectacular view on the misty blue backdrop of the Monchique Mountains, as well as views to the fairway overlooking the 18th hole.
- Full reception facilities
- Putting green.
- Buggy Bar.
- The Pro Shop with well known international golf brands.
The golf reception is open every day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m in the winter, and to 9 p.m. in the summer .
The opening hours of the clubhouse Restaurant and Bar are every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner. Service includes traditional Portuguese and International cuisine, vegetarian, diabetic meals and even early suppers for children (on request). The clubhouse restaurant also offers the possibility of catering up to 200 guests for special events (meetings, banquets, weddings etc).