Gramacho Golf Course has 27 varied greens that enables the golfer to play the same course several times with different greens and new challenges. This golf course is maintained at tournament standard all the year round.|The wonderful characteristics already existing on the site, from the boulder outcrops and dry stone walling to the fig, carob and olive trees, have been complemented by artfully positioned lakes and bunkers. These hazards, combined with the design of the greens and fairways, result in a challenging but attractive golf course.|From the first stroke off the tee to the final green, the player must not just play the ball well but also adopt the best strategy to achieve an optimum result. At the end of the round, experienced golfers will be able to confirm that they have played a good golf course.
Very easy to book in, having used teetimes for the booking. Course in good condition and reasonably fast greens, though greens quite hard and difficult to get a ball to stop with a full shot in. Round took four and a half hours, which I expect is normal for a fuuly booked course of 4 balls, so wouldn't want to start after one' o'clock in January. Enjoyable holiday golf, not too difficult, but some challenging holes.
Really like this course. Like the other courses in the area, very busy but hardly ever a problem getting held up. In very good condition at the moment, improved a lot over the past few years
I love this course and have played it for years. Always enjoyable
This was our favourite course out of 4 that we played. Great, well maintained course with nothing too daunting except the water near the end although that was interesting. Some limitations on the buggy use on the fairways of the last few holes. Surrounding countryside more appealing and lovely facilities. Only thing to let it down was the sullen attitude at reception.
Excellent course with a great finishing hole. Played 3 times this year, first day greens not good, too many pitch marks left I repaired, but subsequent rounds the greens were far better. Will keep returning. Very helpful staff
Excellent course, well maintained and pretty on the eye
Super course, excellent and easy booking in process.
As goog as always.
Nice course. 17th needs better signage regarding the water
As good as always????
Max De Groot2018-11-29
fine course in good condition
Henk Van Derlit2018-11-11
Finishes our pleasant round of golf just before the rain. Gramacho is one of our favourite courses. Nothing to complain about. We leave now for Holland, but we expert tombe back half February. Kind. Regards. Henk van der Lit
Course good ,very slow and could not complete 18 holes ,also paired with players without handicaps hence made even slower .At these prices a bit poor
Our Tee time was 13.12 and the pace of play was so slow we had to finish in darkness as the round took nearly 5 hours.The two groups in front of us were very very slow yet in front of them were two clear holes. I feel it was inadequately marshalled which was a shame as the course is lovely. and I really enjoyed the actual golf just not waiting to play almost every shot. Anyone playing behind us with Tee times up to 14.30 who had paid the full price would not have been able to complete their round in daylight.
Gramacho was a much better experience than last year when we were unable to finish before dark due to extremely slow play. This year play was much improved but still a 5 hour round. Despite being assured a ranger was in operation we did not see one at any time! The course was in good order and the clubhouse welcoming. Well improved but not just perfect yet.
Good as ever but massive number of seabirds congregate in places. Luckily we're holiday golfers so didn't mind when on two occasions they punched out golf balls!
Fine course in great condition
It was e wonderful round in a great flight with perfect weather.
Very good course but the marshalling was very poor
Enjoyable but a very slow round of over 5 hours
Always enjoyable greens not just as good as last year but they were as good as it gets last year.
Lovely manageable course
Course we’ll set out but let down by poor teeing areas.
Second on the tee this morning, which meant getting up really early, but this meant we dictated the pace of play. Nice fairways and greens, easy enough to read the greens. Buggy bar came round which was nice and lovely to have inclusive buggies as the course is hilly in parts. Avery picturesque course and not too challenging. Nice to play at the start of a break to make you feel good about your golf. Just be aware the clubhouse is not open first thing, must open at about 7:30 or 8:00, which is a shame because we were looking forward to the breakfast before playing.
Of All the Golf Courses in Pestana, I prefer Gramacho to any of them, played with 3 gentlemen today from Yorkshire England, without exception, we all enjoyed the day. If I had a criticism I would say the sand in some of the Bunkers.
Very nice course and pace of play was good
Lovely course - have played before and it was better than if remembered. Excellent condition and enjoyable to play
For some holes (13, 14, 17 if I remenber), two greens positions are possible and indicated (right or left). It will be nice if the location of these greens are clearly indicated on a map at the reception or by the starter. May be, one of the best prepared course I ever played.
Very playable and enjoyable course , good service on cours an din restaurant, al in all good value resort
Course was most enjoyable and was maintained to a high standard. Only adverse comment on this was that there was over watering in places. The reception was very efficient but the starter was rather uncommunicative and so we needed to work things out for ourselves. Bar/restaurant service was slow.
Good condition, nice layout challenging off the black tees, enjoyable apart from the pace of play 5 hours :-(
Fantastic. Course Great bar’food. Friendly staff
Don 't like courses with doublegreens.
Paul Mustoe 2018-07-25
Excellent. Very friendly and relaxed experience. Nice course. Interesting but playable.
Very friendly, good golf, millionaires golf in the afternoon
Mr Alan Cherry2018-07-10
Waiter took our order but after 25 minutes it hadn't arrived so we left. They had obviously forgotten about us. However this is the first time it has happened there and it still remains one of our favorite courses.
Golf corse molto bello e molto curato, all'interno di un elegante contesto residenziale.
The course was lovely but the greens were poor due to sanding. Very disappointed that there was no drinks buggy on the course for vital refreshments as it was parked at the club house.
william D Gibson2018-06-22
Excellent course well maintained
club hire a bit expensive and no water or tees offered as in other courses
Friendly pro shop and bar staff. The starter was a little abrupt with our fourball which was a disappointment being first-time players. The course was well maincured and greens were fast but true. A typical resort course that lacks a little character but good value for money and I would play it again.
Mr Steven J Grant2018-06-06
always enjoy playing here
Course was in good condition, greens were excellent. Staff very friendly as always and a good choice of menu. The only issue was the pace of play, always seems slow over at Gramacho with us having to wait on most shots.
beautiful course, excellent staff
Eammon Ryan 2018-05-28
Good course and enjoyable experience
It is a friendly short golf course. Beautifull as allways.
A beautiful course
Very busy so expect a 4hr+ round and to be playing as a 4 ball but still a good course to play. Quite a few dog legs and blind shots which keep you guessing. Greens have very few flat spots so putting is always good fun!
Nice and well maintained. Enough to think about for al players
Excellent golf course. In great condition. Very enjoyable game
ADRIAN FRASER JONES2018-04-30
Busy course but in very good condition
Our favourite golf course in the Algarve. It's quite forgiving but not unduly so. Enormous and quite tricky greens on some holes. Beautiful views. Good organisation. Our only criticism is that the practice facilities are a short drive away.
Really nice course
Given that Gramacho is part of the same complex as the Vale do Pinta course, the difference between the two is remarkable - the fairways and general outlook are much better at Gramacho. The bunkers, although lacking sand, were mostly playable after the rain, unlike those at Vale do Pinta. Also, getting away at 7.30am meant we were round in 3 hours, compared to the 5 hours it took previously with a later tee-off. A lovely course, friendly and helpful staff and good value for money at €70/18 holes.
S J Price2018-04-04
Excellent sevice with regard to the booking, however gramacho will put you with other golfers to make up 4 balls. They do not ask for handicap so you could be matched up with golfers that have very different abilities. The course is excellent and very well maintained, well worth a visit.
Pleasant golf course. Nice shop but not so efficient desk for settling payments and reservations. Too many cooks in the kitchen.
We absolutely love Gramacho. The Pro shop was very helpful when we tried to change our tee times.
Reservations excellently handled by Tee Times
On time start and course in excellent condition
We thoroughly enjoyed the course - a map of the 18 holes on the back of the score card would help to navigate (this applies to Silves and Vale Pinta) as well.
Lovely course in great condition. Greens are really fast and difficult.
My group of friends played Gramacho twice this week having played this course many times over the past five years. Everyone and I mean everyone loved the course. It was in extremely good condition, the greens were excellent and the overall view of the course was that it was excellent for players of various abilities. Not only would we all recommend the courses to anyone, we all ingtend to come back in the future to play it again. I cannotg say better than that.
Great golf course, beutiful weather. What else do we want?
Very good golf course
Good condition, good pace of play
Susan Crawford 2017-10-30
Played Gramacho today. The course is in great shape, considering there has been such a hot summer. Very well done to the grounds staff. Everything well done and well organised.
Good society course in good condition
Superb course.....stand out experience with Vale de Pinta. The jewels in the Pestana crown.
Lovely clubhouse and well conditioned course
Great course .. loved it
Mr Ian Littlejohn2017-10-02
Great course, very welcoming clubhouse
Erich Renz 2017-09-26
Zustand für die Jahreszeit o.K. zügiges Spiel
A little too slow to enjoy not a favourite.
Great course, love the whole set up
It is unfortunate that we had to be put with another couple to make up a 4 ball at Gramacho - I understand that courses are busy and want to make best use but it didn't appear that busy on the day that we played.
Enjoyed the round
good course but over subsrcibed on the day which led to slow play. Greens were in average condition
Tres beau golf
Greens had been recently sanded, but overall lovely course
Lovely course but need to give this a miss in June due to course maintenance.
Beautiful course, will be back
On the day we visited, it was rather busy. We had to wait at one tee, the 15th, I think, for 15 minutes for the green to be made available by the group ahead. The whole round took over 5 hours. Had it been quieter, the course would have been really enjoyable. As it was, we rated it as the worst out of the four we visited.
Excellent course a bit challenging.
Course in beautiful condition though very busy indeed so a slow round. Weather gorgeous!
First time I have played it and cannot wait to return Great Course
Buggies/clubs not reserved, we got clubs but not buggies. The round took 5.30 hours due to poor marshalling
Testing and beautiful course
very pleasand holiday golfcourse
Dietmar Bloch von Blottnitz2017-04-24
Wie immer gut gepflegter Golfcourse. Ordentlicher Service.
Our favourite course. Beautiful vistas, great shape! Looking forward to playing it again.
Great condition; always a pleasure to play it
Excellent value as always
Fantastic course. Will definitely come back to play here. Just sorry we didn't play Pinta as well.
Very good Course really enjoyed it
Always a good experience. Course and facilities well maintained
It was our last days golf on the trip and all the players were very impressed with the course and the club house
Excellent layout and well bunkered - greens difficult in terms of undulation and speed.
Gramacho is set in a beautiful location. The course is very interesting, and needs good course management in order to score well. The recent heavy rains had an effect on the bunkers which still had casual water standing in them and the sand was compacted hard, in sone cases washed away. Having said that, the rest of the course was in good shape if soft in places, resulting in a few plugged balls. The greens were in great order, still quite quick and even. All in all a good experience .
very good course
Great course in great condition.
Bob Tweedy 22016-10-24
Always very good only wish we could book buggies in advance
Fantastic and challenging golf course, grumpy man on reception but all other staff fantastic.
Again busy very nice course
The course was generally good but the teeing areas were in poor condition
This was my favourite course , lovely layout and would like to play here again.
Very busy but ran smoothly
one of my favourites, every thing is good about the course.
Particularly like this course, it is quite pretty as well as being a test of your golfing abilities.
We play Gramacho every time we travel. Super golf course.
Enjoyed it but needs work done on the bunkers.
Well received and welcoming. Greens were very poor on day one but dramatically improved by day two.
Not a long course off the yellows but a very enjoyable course
Very well maintained! My favorite for this vacations. Good price value.
held up in traffic on the way to the course, so late on arrival. Gramacho put back our teetime by 1 hour to accommodate us. great customer service. course in good condition, will play again.
Much better course than expected
Our favourite of the four courses, loved every hole.
JIM CLARKE 2016-06-17
Gramacho was very good
VERY GOOD NO PROBLEMS
Enjoyed game. General condition of course poorer than expected - possibly due to recent weather conditions. Slightly disappointed in course as we had heard very good reports about it from a u ver of golfers both at home and in Portugal.
Excellent course, was dealt with very efficiently and would not hesitate in returning to play it again.
Over-booked and not well organized. We had to wait 45 minutes before we could start also you had confirmed our tee time. No excuse ! Long waiting periods especially on Par 3 wholes.
Great course but can get a bit busy. Worth a visit though. Was in great condition when we played (April)
Good but see above
Nice course. Always a good experience.
Zu viele Flights, haben nur gewartet. Kein Ranger. Katastrophe
anspielbare Grüns müßten am Tee besser gekennzeichnet werden
Platz ist gepflegt.
Dominik L. Zuhorn 2016-01-11
recht schwerer Platz, Bebauung der Privathäuser recht nah am Course, mittelmäßig gepflegt
Course was good
Course was good
Very good conditions but very wet
A great course which over the years we have been playing Pestana courses has become our group's favourite.
Reinhardt Wiesner 2015-10-28
Leider wegen Regen nicht bespielbar.
Faultless, great day and great course
Good, interesting course with a smashing clubhouse
We thought the Gramacho course was in quite a poor condition.
Algarve Golf Society2011-09-07
Weather on the day could not have been any better with tee off time commencing at 08:00 till 12:00. The course was in glorious condition and was set up in a way to encourage high scoring with some of the yellow tees in a very forward positions. Gramacho has a wonderful finishing hole with the clubhouse perched close to the green and so was a great vantage spot to view from whilst enjoying the buffet lunch.