Pestana Vila Sol is located in Vilamoura, 30 minutes west of Faro airport, and sits in magnificent landscaped gardens. The stylish, modern rooms enjoy all the comforts that you would expect from a 5* hotel and include a living room and balcony or private terrace. For leisure there is a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts, a jogging circuit and a beach club. The hotel has two restaurants, the Green pines, which overlooks the Vila Sol fairways, and L’Olive, which both offer superb International and Mediterranean cuisine. The Vilamoura Marina is only 5 minutes away, which also offers a great variety of bars and restaurants.Click to See Golf Courses
Alto is a Par 72 measuring 6102m, it is idyllically situated in the western Algarve in Alvor, less than an hours’ drive from Faro airport. This is the last course designed by the legendry architect Sir Henry Cotton, and features the 600m Par 5 known as the “Sir Henry Challenge”. The Alto course with the stunning Monchique mountains as its backdrop, runs through two valleys and features winding fairways and gently undulating greens. The front nine offers stunning views of the bay of Lagos, and the back nine is set against rolling slopes. This course tests low handicappers, but also provides an enjoy game for players of average ability.
Gramacho is a Par 72 measuring 6107m, it is located in Carvoeiro, 45 minutes west of Faro Airport. This is one of the few courses that has 18 holes and 27 greens, and as it boasts numerous tee points you can enjoy the same course again and again but with slightly different challenges. It played host to the 2005 Portuguese Ladies Open, but this championship course is enjoyable for players of all abilities. There are many exciting features on this course including dry stone walls, fig, almond, carob and olive trees, not to mention lakes and bunkers, which all go to make it an enjoyable round through the countryside.
Silves is a Par 70 measuring 5615m, it is located in Silves, 45 minutes west of Faro Airport. From most tees, golfers can enjoy the stunning surroundings of the Monchique Mountains. The first hole has water hazards on either side, so a straight drive is required from the off. Silves has a good selection of holes, the Par 3s are a great test of target golf. Several of the holes are risk and reward holes, one of the most memorable is the Par 5 13th, which with its elevated tee, it offers a chance of going over the lake for two and a chance of an eagle, or go round with a mid-iron. An enjoyable course for all abilities.
Vila Sol is located 5 minutes from Vilamoura, a 20 minute drive from Faro Airport. The golf course sits in 150 hectares and is made up of three 9 hole loops. The “Prime” loop measures 3241m, it requires accurate driving as there are many hazards waiting for any errant shots. The resort’s signature hole is the Par 5 6th, where three great shots are required over numerous lakes. The “Challenge” loop measures 3152m, it is as testing as the Prime, but this course also features very undulating greens. The “Prestige” is the shortest loop measuring 3081m, it has very narrow fairways so demands accuracy. This is a great venue for any golfing holiday.
Pinta is a Par 71 measuring 6154m, it is located in Carvoeiro, 45 minutes west of Faro Airport. This Championship course has a superb layout with great views of the surrounding countryside and it has hosted the European Seniors Tours 8 times. Most of the Par 4s and Par 5s are dog legs, and so put major emphasis on driving accuracy. Water hazards come into play on four holes of the front nine, which adds to the overall challenge. This is a beautiful course with strategically placed bunkers, fig, almond and olive trees and ornamental lakes.