The Quinta do Vale golf course, which has been designed with the interests of the adjacent property complex in mind, is sure to attract golfers of every level and is a strong candidate for hosting important international championships. Covering an area of 75 hectares, the course is fully integrated into the surrounding natural landscape, taking full advantage of the irregularities of the terrain which give a unique personality to each of the 18 holes.|The ambition with which it was designed is evident in the unusual way that the different holes balance each other out and in the singular features which complement and differentiate them: embankments, lakes, bunkers, hillocks, hollows…. A highly attractive course which is characterised by various levels of difficulty that will be a challenge to beginners and test the skill of more experienced players.
We really enjoyed a good service there. Nearly new buggies in good conditions were brought to us, equipped with a scorecard, pencil and a drink (water) for each player. Nice course, good staff and sunny weather. A perfect day!
It is very satisfying to see that the bunkers now is in better condition than ever before. This course is the most challenging and interesting in east Algarve and the staff is very helpful and serviceminded.
A really interesting layout which looks more intimidating than it is in my view. There is lots of water but you can always work your way around it. It is in a fabulous location and I really enjoyed this course. The only downside was the greens which were not in good condition - slow, bare in parts and bumpy. This was odd as the rest of the course was in good condition. Recommended and would score more highly if the greens were good. By Algarve standards this is really good value for money.
The course was a challenge especially in 34 degree heat but also due to the need to plan your shots and positioning avoiding the many hazards. It's a beautiful course with stunning views and remarkably unbusy
Lovely course quite challenging, could not fault the service from reception to bar everyone very welcoming, even got bottles of water with the buggy. Would definately play again.
The staff in both the reception and the bar/restaurant were very efficient and provided a warm welcome. As a golf course the layout is excellent and provides a good challenge of golf, however the course is currently showing a lack of attention in the areas of bunker management and the quality of the greens where there appears to be a lot of poana grass appearing on the greens, many of which so not roll smoothly. Some of the challenges with the greens might be explained by the recent hot weather but only a small part. Value for money is very good.
Very quiet golf course: not too sure why We’ve all enjoyed our round Challenging, some long holes One of the best one around to my mind
We were 4 players, and thought the extra discount applied to 4 with buggies, on an already very good price was great value. We were then impressed with the quality of the clubhouse and surroundings. We the loved the course design - difficult, but most enjoyable, and we will return despite the distance from Carvoeiro where stay.
Michael Saunders 2017-11-14
Great. Lovely facilities, friendly staff, and great Seve Balasteros course in good condition. Very happy. First time I have played a Balasteros course, and I really liked it. Not trick (unfair blind shots, etc) but a good test of golf skill and thought. There are some shots that will test your distance, but you will have to think about how you're going to get to the green.... Do it.
The golf course Quinta do Vale, located near the Spanish border, offers two faces. The first 9 holes are played in the valley and must include some water hazards in his game. On the other hand, the 2nd nine holes are well embedded in the more hilly landscape.
ADRIAN FRASER JONES2019-03-18
Really enjoyed the course and the views from the clubhouse.
Lovely course, great fun
Mr A van Doorn2019-03-08
To many people on the golfcourse. We make 5,5 hour on 18 holes. The price of a golfset we asked was 35 euro for old and very often used Cobra golfset
Richard Moss 2019-02-25
Course was nice and empty. A typical Seve design. We found the front 9 tough with lots of water broughtinto paly by the fresh breeze. Quite walkable, although one long walk on the back 9 (from 16 to 17?). We would play it again if in the area.
Good golf course
I like the golfcourse very much , because how it is situated and variety of the holes
Beautiful day .. disappointed by condition ofbunkers compressed because of machine rakers . Need more maintenance very untidy
It is a good course with nice and special layout. It is really fun to play it.
Greens in much better condition than 1 week go. Staff extremely helpful & sent us off as a 2 Ball off 14th to beat slower playing groups...….. Love the course & layout as 2 fantastic contrasting 9s. A real challenge & excellent value for money. A must visit as far as we are concerned in the eastern Algarve. Will return as low handicap golfers.
Thunderstorms Only played 9 Good Course Greens a little patchy
Course in poor condition, very slow and bumpsy greens
Miquel Torres Oliver2018-10-31
Even though we had a very rainy day, the course was enjoyable and masterfully designed. You need to plot your way in between dozens of water hazards so it is challenging even for low hcp golfers. High hcp golfers may have a tough round and loose a considerable amount of balls. The views of the valley are great except for the series of abandoned buildings since the financial crash in 2007, which is a pity. The staff is kind and helpful and the greenfees and bar prices are very affordable.
Fairways excellwnt. Greens in a bad shape. Overall: Good golfcorse
Ken Winter 2018-10-16
Thanks for your help, all went well
we loved the golf course and the views are spectacular. Very tough test of golf as you really have to work out the positioning of each shot, great course. The only complaint was the greens, they are in unbelievably poor condition. Quite the worst greens we have ever played on in Portugal. many thanks, Marie Harpur
Good value, two rounds of golf and a buggy 117 euro, and a course in very good condition.
The course was in poor shape. Greens were spongy ( a number of balls plugged on the green), bare patches and very bumpy. Bunkers were worse, compacted and like concrete or no sand at all with only one or two exceptions. The organisation was superb as usual though! Thanks Ron!
Very good course
Billy Freeland 2018-10-13
Excellent value even if we did have to start off the 10th and then the 11 th!
The course was very busy but the staff worked very hard to help us get round quickly. I was very impressed with their service
Tough and challenging. Lots of water
Very impressive. Great service and straight in the course
Nice interesting course, quite a lot of water which made it challenging. In good condition
Eammon Ryan 2018-06-25
Excellent course, well maintained. Very enjoyable experience
Phil Townsend 2018-06-25
best condition I have ever seen it.
Mike Needham 2018-06-22
Top class. Easy booking and a great course.
Rob van Gameren2018-06-18
A nice and challenging golf course with beautiful views towards the river.
Excellent service as usual
Difficult.and challenging golf course it very enjoyable experience
Staff very friendly. Course good, although the later greens needed some work.
Nice course, with hardly any players on it! Lots of water and it can be tricky if you are wayward off the tee!
Als je aankomt op de baan is het niet zo indrukwekkend dan banen in de buurt. De mensen bij de receptie zijn uiterst vriendelijk. En dan de baan in. Start hole 1 par 5......dan weet je dat Seve hier veel verrassingen in petto heeft. Smalle fairways ,eiland greens doglegs en strategisch aan te spelen greens enz....Een baan die zwkwr de moeite waard is om aan te doen....prima hole 19....de moeite waard.
Not busy, but very difficult when it is windy
Nice course but not so easy :)
Superb condition. Staff excellent
Great course and spectacular golf challenge
Played Quinta Do Vale on 20 April 2018. Great test of golf. Lots of water on front nine which makes you think about your second shots. Course in excellent condition. Designed by Seve Ballesteros. Unique in the fact that it has 6 par 3s, 6 par 4s and 6 par 5s. A real good test for players of all levels. Highly Recommended.
good challenge nice course
Golf course very dry and except the green in pour condition. All around the fairways without maintenance. Bridges partly broken. Buggys and trolleys better to reserve in advance. We got no buggy and lousy trolleys. Unfortunately we have booked second round for march 2nd.
Greens are fine, but everywhere else to dry Very difficult front nine
A difficult course, but very enjoyable.
Richard K Emm2018-01-01
Fairways were a bit tired but a good challenging course
Other than the compacted bunkers the course was in good condition
Quinta do Vale Golf Course is a fantastic layout greens were fantastic , unfortunately the bunkers need a lot of attention
fine trek but bunkers were horrendous. Everything else great
Everything was perfect!
Excellent condition. Demanding course I would like to play more.
Lovely course but needs knowing with regard to clubbing, ditches, dog legs & water hazards.......not much really!!! Would play again, but marshalls really need to get a grip. Played behind some people who need to go on practice field rather than on a golf course, even though having a playing lesson with a German Pro!!!
Heavy storms curtailed the first round there after 9 holes, but they offered to let me play the remaining 9 on another day. Second round there, no problems. The furniture on the terrace is in a poor state, should have been replaced before now..
The course was in good condition and the greens were as good as I can recall. The only thing that let the course down was the wet compacted bunkers
Very nice location Beatiful golf course I will surely play again on that course Best regard
A tough course if you can’t hit the ball well. The yardage’s are critical. Play well - score well. Steve Balesteros designed a thinking Course.
Overall a good experience. Course good, would have liked a choice on which course we played but it is the busy season. Was the most expensive buggy hire that we paid over 5 previous rounds and there was no ice in the cooler box!. Planned to have a meal following our game but they had stopped serving when we got back, Teed off at 13.30
Very good course available at an unbeatable price. Efficient staff at the desk, and we were able to start slightly early so that we could complete our round.
A. van Doorn2017-11-04
Frontdesk friendly Buggy good Fairways good Greens good.
A. van Doorn2017-11-02
To many players on the course. We played more then 5 hours!!!
Great course, not easy. Staff were fantastic, loved it.
María Jesús Fernández2017-10-19
Nos ha gustado mucho , es divertido y complicado. No te deja indiferente. Recomendable buggy sobre todo en la segunda vuelta. Buen estado de mantenimiento. Volveremos
A. van Doorn2017-10-18
Front desk friendly Buggy good Greens very good Fairway good. Rather difficult but nice course. All together prima!
Challenging course with two very different nines. Ended up walking as my reserved buggy was not available. Pace of play again poor with no ranger. Summed up by four matches queued on 18th tee! Still worth another visit though.
Mr Stephen Macguffie2017-10-15
An interesting challenge in good condition. Well worth a second visit.
Great golf course, nobody playing it, millionaires golf!.
Fantastic golf course but lacked some water. A bit hot when I was there 45degrees. But service was excellent
Phil Townsend 2017-07-18
Excellent, never seen it in better shape
Top class course at reasonable price
Much better than I remembered it from last year - a tough course to get used to
Most enjoyable, not very busy.
A. van Doorn2017-03-25
Too many people on the course. Very slow playing!!
A. van Doorn2017-03-23
Too many people on the course. !!
Unfortunately they had cut the reeds and so many balls rolled in to the water! Benemor in excellent condition
I've also played recently at Quinta do Vale, which is excellent value for money compared to other courses in the Algarve, Give it a try!
The buggies were in excellent condition and the course was in great shape
A. van Doorn2016-10-31
Good golfcourse to day Best in the region
too much water for me!
Had a nice welcome in reception and they politely warned us if we had enough balls.The first 6 holes are pretty tough and it is easy to see why they asked us about having enough balls as there are water hazards everywhere !!. That said, it does become easier after the initial 6 holes and i found it a lovely course which was Seve's last design before he sadly passed away.My favourite course out of the 4 we played and i think once you have played it once you will find it easier to play the second time round. 8/10
A very under utilised course at good price
This was booked as a bit of a make weight, at least that is what we thought. The front 9 can feel a bit unfair almost every shot feels like it is over water, but the back 9 is great. The greens were as good as any we had played in Portugal. I would ask people to make the effort to go out and play it, the course needs money and it will be brilliant.
Fun as usual and cooperative staff
Alan Potts 2016-02-08
Looking a bit tired. But we love the test
A. van Doorn2015-11-13
Difficult Course but well preparerd
A. van Doorn2015-11-11
Difficult but well prepared course
Althugh course was very wet it did not spoil the golf. This couse is quite demanding and requires you to think before you take what looks like an easy shot. Reception was very good and helpful Will return.
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