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1
A picturesque tee shot. Lay up short of the central rock and tree outcrop, to leave a flighted short iron second.
PAR: 4 SI: 4
338 317 302 275
2
OB right is the danger of the tee. A long uphill second leaves a short pitch over a nest of sand traps
PAR: 5 SI: 6
512 476 456 426
3
Anything straight is good off the tee! The green faces you, so pitch your second up to the flag.
PAR: 4 SI: 10
339 309 307 284
4
Think of leaving an uphill putt on this testing par 3.
PAR: 3 SI: 16
186 162 130 115
5
Nice and wide for the drive. Stay a little left for the approach shot.
PAR: 4 SI: 2
365 342 322 308
6
Drive needs accuracy, the rest is wide enought to open the shoulders.
PAR: 5 SI: 14
475 416 391 358
7
Looks shorter than it is. Big green.
PAR: 3 SI: 12
179 153 137 126
8
Best not to cut the corner. Easy par 4, if you are on the right of the fairway with the drive.
PAR: 4 SI: 18
289 263 242 206
9
Very nice hole, don't try to get to far with the drive, stay left everything rolls down to the fairway.
PAR: 4 SI: 8
366 314 293 264
10
What a hole! Don't be too big.
PAR: 3 SI: 9
173 148 134 106
11
One of the most interesting holes. Don't try to bite of to much fairway. You know the saying everything goes with the water.
PAR: 4 SI: 13
374 309 295 278
12
Straight forward hole. Sand protects the green.
PAR: 5 SI: 3
484 433 427 409
13
Wide open fairway but with a hidden green playing uphill.
PAR: 4 SI: 15
360 327 310 271
14
Drive right of the rock outcrop and then use your best distance judgement for this downhill pitch.
PAR: 4 SI: 7
347 321 305 282
15
Not a long shot but requires a clean strike or you may visit the water hazard.
PAR: 3 SI: 17
178 169 150 132
16
Gamble on a long straight tee shot and you can have an easy second. A lay up short of the bunkers & drystone wall is safer.
PAR: 4 SI: 1
376 353 341 325
17
Just hit the fairwayoff the tee! The second shot is not long.
PAR: 4 SI: 11
284 268 246 217
18
Reach the end of the left hand rock wall and you have a chance at the green.
PAR: 5 SI: 5
482 452 424 395
Gramacho
Holes18
Par72
Distance6,107 M
Inaugurated1991
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.


Download PDF scorecard for your convenience. Score cards are provided on site in addition, together with the hole guide.


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).
Address
Apartado 1011
8401-908 Carvoeiro, Lagoa
Algarve, Portugal

GPS:
Latitude 37º 7´30.07"N
(dd: 37.125)
Longitude 8º 29´14.44"W
(dd: 8.4873)

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Rules & Etiquette

The rules of the royal and ancient golf club of St. Andrews as endorsed by the portuguese golf federation apply.

REGRAS
  • Out of Bounds - White stakes and/or lines/boundary walls.
  • Water Hazards - Yellow stakes and/or lines.
  • Lateral Water Hazards - Red stakes and/or lines.
  • Ground Under Repair - Blue stakes and/or lines.
  • Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions(Rule Nº 24-1)
  • Immovable Obstructions - Sprinklerheads, control boxes, drainage grills, manhole covers, wells, permanent buildings, bridges, footpaths, buggy paths, rocks along buggy paths and service roads (rule nº 24-2)
  • Protection of Young Trees - If a wire enclosed, staked, or tagged tree interferes with a player's stance or area of swing, theball shall be lifted and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b (i) Immovable Obstruction. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.


CLUB RULES
HANDICAP LIMITS – Men 27 / Ladies 35
  • The player shall report to the starter not less than 5 minutes before his/her starting time.
  • The player who fails to do so loses his/her starting time.
  • No player shall play without permission from the starter.
  • It is the duty of every group of players to let faster players through.
  • The player shall follow the instructions of the course marshals.
  • An 18 hole round shall not last longer than 4 hours 30 minutes..
  • The player shall replace divots and shall repair pitch marks at all times.
  • During peak golfing times, the form of play will be for balls.
  • Management reserves the right to combine players to satisfy this requirement.
  • We reserve the right to ask you to leave our premises if your behavior is not in accordance with the club's rules. No refund will be issued in the event of the rules not being adhered to.


DRESS CODE
  • The player should wear proper golf shoes.
  • The player must not wear casual shorts, jeans, sleeveless shirts or track suits.


BUGGIES
  • When hiring a buggy the player will be responsible in accordance with the buggy-rental agreement.
  • 90º Rule apply at all times.


NOTE: Pestana Golf & Resort Carvoeiro accept no responsibility for any accidents and/or damage that may occur through the use of their golf courses.

At Gramacho Golf Course in the Algarve we arrange many Tournaments for golf membership algarve and vistors to join, please visit:
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