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Vale da Pinta

PHO: (+351) 282 340 900
FAX: (+351) 282 340 901
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Missing the fairway traps sets up an uphill pitch requiring length judgement.
PAR: 4 SI: 12
318 312 287 262  
Another testing drive to set up an approach from the angle of the dogleg. Favour the right with your second shot.
PAR: 4 SI: 8
356 327 302 286  
A chance for a big tee shot downhill. Still requires good touch on an high flighted second shot.
PAR: 4 SI: 14
360 351 332 315  
One of the world's great par 5 holes. Lots of ways to play it but all you need is straight measured shots.
PAR: 5 SI: 6
512 479 447 414  
Choose your club and make a good swing. Not for the nervous!
PAR: 3 SI: 18
144 132 115 111  
A well positioned tee shot to the conner of the left hand dogleg, leaves an iron shot to a mounded green.
PAR: 4 SI: 2
411 369 347 326  
A testing, picturesque par 3, requiring a carrying shot to reach the green.
PAR: 3 SI: 4
184 166 142 123  
A drawshot round the dogleg or a lay up level with the fairway bunkers, sets up a resting pitch shot.
PAR: 4 SI: 16
335 312 293 281  
Llok at the wind. The carry over trees needs the wind behind. The seconf shot is deceptive to a long green.
PAR: 4 SI: 10
373 341 303 276  
Asharp dogleg right requiring a precise drive and then an accurate.
PAR: 4 SI: 9
382 360 331 307  
Make a good carrying strike, better long than short.
PAR: 3 SI: 13
163 153 146 132  
Reachable in two with the right wind. A testing green to hit with any club.
PAR: 5 SI: 7
488 455 422 397  
Can be reached in two, if not try to approach the green from left to right.
PAR: 4 SI: 1
336 292 250 245  
Can be reached in two, if not try to approach the green from left to right.
PAR: 5 SI: 15
480 468 445 397  
Great downhill par 3, a good strike saves a sandy fate.
PAR: 3 SI: 17
179 145 129 116  
The bunkers and trees on the right of the fairway are to be avoided. Uphill short iron plays long.
PAR: 4 SI: 5
323 302 287 269  
Another test of shotmaking or more time on the beach.
PAR: 3 SI: 11
202 170 147 128  
A true par 5, anything long and straight works on all three shots!
PAR: 5 SI: 3
581 545 516 481  
Vale da Pinta
Distance6.127 M
The 8 times consecutive host of the European Seniors Tour Qualifying final, Vale de Pinta golf in the Algarve, is rightly respected not just 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!).

Download PDF scorecard for your convenience. Score cards are provided on site in addition, together with the hole guide.
The modern Pinta Clubhouse welcomes each golfer or non golfer with a warm, cozy and tranquil atmosphere with the following services:
  • The golf store, with well-known international golf brands.
  • Club and buggy rental.
  • Changing facilities.
  • Restaurant and Bar, with beautiful, idyllic views to the fairways.
  • Full reception facilities.
  • Buggy Bar.
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. The Clubhouse Restaurant also offers the possibility of catering up to 200 guests for special events (meetings, banquets, weddings etc).
Apartado 1011
8401-908 Carvoeiro, Lagoa
Algarve, Portugal

Latitude 37º 7´56.05"N
(dd: 37.1322)
Longitude 8º 28´41.11"W
(dd: -8.4781)

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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.

  • 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.

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.

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

  • 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 Vale da Pinta Golf Course in the Algarve we arrange many Tournaments for golf membership algarve and vistors to join, please visit:
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