First time for us playing Gramacho which was in reasonable condition for January and considering the recent rains. The course is not long off the yellows, and fairly straightforward, however the undulating greens were tricky, with several nasty runoffs catching us out. The slope rating seemed a bit harsh giving an 8 handicap only 5 shots off the yellows. Enjoyed the layout and will return.
Dr. Karin Lauterwasser
Everything was okay we could even start earlier .could go 13 holes
Great day out, great course. Buggy rental very expensive
Max De Groot
Lovely course in good condition and we enjoyed playing without having to wait too much
Good layout, excellent greens.
Good stead course, was wet in places.
A nice course in gorgeous sunshine
Very good course
Challenging course with excellent greens.
Great course in super condition mostly
Staff was excellent. Impressed with the views. Very nice course in great condition. Would definitely repeat. Thank you Marisa at Teetimes for setting up our golf in Portugal.
Course in great condition play not too slow. No complimentary water in buggy on on course refreshments.
Great golf course, beautiful design:)
We arrived an hour and 20 minutes before our tee time to get a bite to eat and beer before we started. Service was so slow we never got our food before we had to tee off. We weren’t informed by the person at the reception there were no juice buggies so we should take our own water. The course was very tired, patchy in places and some of the greens not great. I’ve played here a few times and it felt like it has gone downhill. I wouldn’t be rushing back.
No sandwich and drink cart, Overall good.
Played there previous. A nice course. A bit surprised with the condition of some of the greens, especially on the first half, (patchy). Nice club house with attentive staff. A good selection of food on the menu
unbedingt ein zweites mal spielen
Ein toller Platz, fair und interessant. Für die derzeit herrschende Dürre hervorragende Bedingungen! Alles ist grün. Freundlicher Empfang und hinterher noch leckeres Essen. Was will man mehr?
Amazing improvement on the greens in just a few days. Must be due to tripping over into the high season.
Lovely golf course with good clubhouse at top of the 18th. A fair and challenging course for all golfers.
Poor Quality this time for the cost - Especially the greens. Electric trolley failed after 7th hole….. Although they have given a courtesy free trolley for next time.
Very good golf course, also friendly and professional staff at reception and restaurant.
Booking, first class. Course in good condition and round took 3 hours. A great experience.
Lewis James Hall
Excellent course, great condition, many scoreable holes and some challenging ones!
Estupendo día en un bonito y entretenido campo con buena compañia
Fantastic golf course !!
Lovely location and course, however the greens were long and bumpy, not in a great condition.
If we had been told In advance that it was greens week then we would have played elsewhere. The greens were terrible and bunkers not great either.
Tee Times reply: We did request maintenance schedule to all golf courses, Unfortunally they not allways complie
Sacha Joanne Haken
Challenging, well maintained course. Very enjoyable game with a charity surprise ball during play! Very busy!! Would play again.
Ok facilleties. No drivingrange close. Could demand buggies in hot weather as guys on trolleys slowed us down by 30 min.
Course and fairways were good but greens and bunkers were very poor standard
Hans Jørgen Ekmann
Gramacho is in good shape! - 4 years ago we were tricked by the fact, that some of the holes have 2 greens for some not understadable purpose. However, this again meant, that we could not rely on the GPS distances, and therefore this reduced rating.
pas exceptionnel mais très bien ! je recommande rapport qualité prix
Niels Henning Kristiansen
Meget fin oplevelse
Very well maintant course. Greens were slow.
My wife and I thought the course was in good condition and was a fair test of golf. Most of your people were friendly and positive, somewhat lacking in enthusiasm were the reception people.
Course generally in good condition. Tee boxes not so good. Practice facilities a drive from the course.
Disappointed. I generally like this course and I appreciate it was cheap being twilight but it was too crowded and at my age I really can't be bothered with five hour rounds. We gave up after three and a half hours with five holes left to play and crowded tees in front of us. On the plus side the course was in excellent condition.
Easy to find and very good corse
Great views at the course but the condition wasn’t so good. Would recommend a buggy due to the distances between holes.
Beautiful course but greens very quick, difficult!!
Very good course and enjoyed the golf
Greens were below average
great team support
Wonderfull to be back in Gramacho. We have always enjoyed this course.
Great course again Looking forward to coming again in October
Very Beautiful golf ??
Nice course, well kept, worth a revisit
Course in excellent condition. Our round marred by very slow play ahead. No course marshal available. 4-ball and 3-ball ahead had 3 clear holes in front and three 2-balls behind backed up and waiting. Eventually cut out two holes to bypass the blockage.
Gramacho golf course where we played yesterday, 12 players and we want to leverage some interesting features of the golf course. Originally a golf course with 18 greens and 9 fairways, and even today, in many holes you can see two distinct greens or already joined in a huge green. Players using GPS for assistance to the flag, have to pay attention to it because sometimes it gives measurements of a wrong Green. doublecheck the fairway measures to the center of the green.Gramacho golf course has some very interesting holes, really beautiful, such as the 10th, a par 3 flanked by a lake on the left and a bunker on the right that varies between 130 or 160 meters depending on the choosen tees, and was our choice for nearest the pin. The Gramacho golf course is a little short from the amateur tees, so we chose to play from the white tees wich gave us a distance of less than 5800 m and so it was a good challenge. The 17, also with two options of Green, yesterday the flag was on the left side green which forces a 2nd Shot over the water. The 18th hole is a long par 5 with a raised green that allows for many flag positions and is just below the club house terrace. Gramacho golf course is not a golf course for a Masters, but a golf course for amateur players to enjoy, even though they face many challenges to test their skill. The golf course is in excellent maintenance condition, except for the bunkers. Another aspect to highlight is the scorecard, with very good information, including professional tips for each hole. Finally, a compliment to the friendliness of the entire staff, especially the caddy master. It all helps for a day well spent.
Very friendly staff, fairways and greens well maintainted, a joy to play.
Excellent course, well laid out with some challenging holes
Really nice course, great views but very slow towards the end of the round, multiple groups having to wait on tee
Excellent course Fast greens so be prepared. Reception was very curtious and had my reservation. I plan to play it again soon!
Golf intéressant à jouer, bons greens,il faut le jouer au moins deux fois pour connaître les bonnes positions pour les mises en jeu. Petit bémol, golf beaucoup joué les parties font 5 heures beaucoup trop long. Didier C hdc 1
to packed, starting lady was very helpful also the caddy master. Some of the ladies are very unfriendly! Condition of the course medium
Dominik L. Zuhorn
Ein abwechslungsreicher, leicht anspruchsvoller Golfplatz mit schönen Aussichten von allen Löchern in sehr gutem Zustand.
Excellent as always
Mr Ronald J Lee
Very nice. A challenging but fair course. In excellent condition. Yes, would play again. Buggies expensive at 45 euros.
The course is well kept. We where lucky as a group in front of us had cancelled but there appeared to be a lot of waiting for other golfers.
Very good, course in good condition
Nice course nur Bad condition of the greens and very Bad condition of the Tee boxes
REALLY ENJOYED THE COURSE
Brian o shaughnessy
As usual very busy ,round takes 5 hours
good service form the staff, prompt for pre game meal and drinks. The course was in reasonable condition but greens had been overwatered and were very slow and also a bit variable where some had dried out more.
The day I chose to play was very busy but everybody kept up an acceptable pace of play.
Wunderschöner, super gepflegter für jedermann spielbarer Kurs mit interessantem Clubhaus.
Excellent course, very accommodating regarding tee groupings.
Always nice to play Gramacho
Course in decent condition except for a few pitchmarks and bumps on the green. Decent pace of play too, exactly 4 hours despite a number of fourballs in front.
Course very quirky. Lots of blind shots and doglegs. Greens unfortunately were very poor. But still had a good day.
course and arrangements of teetimes simply perfect!
No driving range near to course which can be reached by buggy but otherwise lovely course.
Very easy check in service and friendly staff. Allowed to tee off early as ready and a gap. No driving range. Course picturesque and very playable for all standards
Mr A Gray
Excellent service 3rd time I've used tee times twice booked 4 rounds from UK before holiday and this booked online in Portugal cheaper than at golf course. Thsnkbyou
Course in good condition apart from greens which is to be expected in June. Course is very pleasant and a good course for all levels of golfer.
Nice course . Very tidy, greens very poor worst this week just hollow tined and sanded. Very busy with a lot of people waiting mostly due to poor starter. Had a lot of two ball and a single player chasing four ball games.
Had an enjoyable game of golf. Course was good.
Excellent golf course very well maintained. The course offers scenic views and some holes are challenging with speedy and curved greens. It’s the fifth time we âtre playing there and it’s always with a great pleasure. Staff is smiling and supporting.
Great Golf course!
Welcoming staff and course in good condition
W D Gibson
The coarse was in excellent condition and a pleasure to play.
No problems whatsoever. Would definitely use again
Nice layout, decent condition, a bit of a walk without buggies
The course was playing well and although a strong wind still managed to par half the holes.
Course was in great condition but given the temperatures it was unacceptable that the Buggy Bar was not out on the course and when the clubhouse was called they refused to arrange for it to come out. We have provided this feedback to pestana too
Great course and in very good condition
James J. Bunyan
Major problem with lady & gent in reception on Tuesday. They required booking voucher from Atlantico Apartmentos. We were not given them. Major embarrassment & long delay before getting buggies. Ì informed Tee Times.
Enjoyed course, but after wet round, sorry to be told that no towels available in showers.
Of the 4 courses we played (Silves, Alto, Vale da Pinta and Gramacho), Gramacho the preferred course of all the group.
Really enjoyed the course although there are a lot of doglegs which is difficult if you don't know the course. Roberto deserves a special mention sorting out trolleys and starters. Played with two Dutch ladies who were a delight. Great greens and generally in very good condition throughout.
As goog as always.
Nice course. 17th needs better signage regarding the water
As good as always????
Max De Groot
fine course in good condition
Henk Van Derlit
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.
Excellent. Very friendly and relaxed experience. Nice course. Interesting but playable.
Very friendly, good golf, millionaires golf in the afternoon
Mr Alan Cherry
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 Gibson
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 Grant
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
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 JONES
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 Price
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
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 Littlejohn
Great course, very welcoming clubhouse
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 Blottnitz
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 2
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.
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
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.
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 Society
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.
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