Silves Golf Course is anything but the proverbial walk in the park. Target golf reigns supreme. A drive at the opening hole has to flirt with two water hazards on both flanks. A heroic and straight shot will reward the player with an easy uphill approach shot.|Silves encourages and rewards attacking play. It has a natural beauty and an elegant design. The excellent condition, all year round, is ideal for low scoring. A relentless test in precision, this course has no peers. It is the 'archetype' of man-sized parkland golf.|Most holes offer a spectacular mountain and valley view, overlooking palm trees and olive groves. You may even pick a few oranges or even figs along the way to the next tee. The severity of the bunkering is enough defence against the onslaught of the games big guns.
Easy book in process. Slight delay in in start because of early morning frost (20 degrees later in the day), but starter did a good job in getting schedule back on track. Course in excellent condition with good fast greens. Some really good risk and reward holes, a number of longish par 3s but fairways reasonably forgiving to make it good holiday golf. Silves is my favourite course of the three Pestana courses in the area. The others are Gramacho and Vale da Pinta, but while good they seem more manufactured and less natural than Silves. While there is nothing smart about the clubhouse, the staff are very friendly and it feels like a members club you'd find in some of the old Scottish clubs.
Absolutely loved Silves Golf course. Of the three courses it was by far in the best condition. The fairways and greens were first class. The staff in the cluhouse and around the course were very friendly. Will definitely be back.
Excellent course in good condition.
This was a lovely course with no limitations on buggy use. Nothing too daunting but very interesting. Again, well maintained. Staff were great and helpful. Clubhouse facilities were not as chic as the resort courses, but were perfectly adequate for us. ( coffee pre golf and beer apres golf ) . Can't think of any downside except that en route as we neared the club, signage for the course took us off on to a dirt track for a long stretch which seemed superfluous. We skipped that on our return.
Very enjoyable course in very good condition. We play here every year and will keep returning. Very helpful staff
Henk Van Derlit2019-03-17
We had a most enjoyable golf day at Silvis. The course itaelf is beautifull and snenic, and very important well maintained. We are looping forward that the new clubhouse is completed, as the present temporary facilities are rather poor. The excellent weather yesterday Made it a perfect day.
Martin Mapplebeck 2019-03-15
Really enjoyed the course again. Good layout, excellent greens. The clubhouse is very poor, the new one is definitely needed - it seems to have been in progress for 5 years!!
Enjoyable round, very long par 5’s. Some challenging par 3’s. Greens and fairways well maintained.
Nice course, good shape, friendly stuff. Buggies too expensive.
Max De Groot2018-11-29
good golf course, horrible clubhouse
An enjoyable course with some superbly landscaped holes. Enough challenges to make it interesting.
Henk van der Lit 2018-11-10
Good arrangement, nice course, nice people to play with. Henk van der lit
Green are not really good .
Much poorer condition than in the summer- very poor greens,.
Allan Hayman 2018-10-08
Buggies are a must on this course
Play was very slow and the staff appeared to do nothing to speed it up. It has been a few years since I last played the course and I won't hurry back.
in spite of construction works going on, very friendly staff and good overall experience due to scenic layout of course. greens seemingly infected with fungus and thus bumpy in parts
I have played Silves many times and I am always happy to go there, they are making some alterations to the Course at the moment including the construction of a New Clubhouse, the Greens were not as good as they used to be, but I have no doubt that when all the works are completed it will be great again.
Excellent course with some excellent holes. The dissapoint8ng facilities let the whole exoeriece down; poor food choice, no changing or showering facilities. There’s a new clubhouse being built that will improve everything.
Excellent course in very good condition. The greens had a little disease in them but did not affect pace or lie
Love this course - out in the countryside and scenery is stunning Course is testing enough and fun to play at same time. Great condition
Very friendly staff. Course in excellent condition
Super dejlig bane, men mange flotte huller. Vi kommer igen
Not so good as we expected.....
Good course in great condition
Nice course, greens a bit bumpy
Great course with a very friendly welcome
An interesting golf course. A course set up to challenge all skill levels. Ease your way into the round but din’t be complacent just because they only short there is still a challenge. Some well designed holes a d so e a real challenge for the low handicapper. A course and a day to Enjoy
Great Course Had Fun Best place to play at with descent costs
Paul Whitney 2018-06-17
All good, but was kept waiting for the voucher as did not send through. However, was not required when we reached the golf course anyway as had also sent to them in advance.
Lovely course. Well kept and friendly staff.
Greens had just been maintained and so were running a little slow and bobbly but we fully understand that this work needs to be done. Other than that the course was in good shape. Very friendly bar staff, although the menu not in the same league as the other Pestana courses at Gramacho, Alto & Vale da Pinta. A little underwhelming in fact which was disappointing as we went there for a brunch before teeing off.
James John Galbraith2018-06-11
All went well
Mr Steven J Grant2018-06-06
Ist time played here. Nice layout, not too long but the rough (waste areas) need addressing - too easy to loose a ball without hitting a bad shot.
Silves Golf had friendly and welcoming staff. The course was in good condition and had some challenging holes including a 625-yard par 5! Very good value for money all round
Silves a rough, interesting course
Lovely course, friendly staff and good amenities
Very enjoyable, staff very helpful and friendly
I had an off-day... but the course is nice. Do not get many strokes which makes it difficult to play your handicap. We stopped due to,rain and only 12,5C.. would like to play the course again under better conditions. Quality of the greens and fairways is very good.
our favourite course! it was in great condition & very pleant to play
Course in great shape, a fair test of golf for all levels.
Very nice holes but a lot of construction around the holes. Great cappuccino.
OK golf course. Mediocre clubhouse, insufficient facilities (showers), too slow service in the clubhouse - not efficient,
Course was in very poor condition. Tee boxes untidy, not flat and not cut. Greens very bumpy and woolly. Food in the clubhouse was terrible. We won’t be playing Silves again
Very enjoyable. Not played there for a few years. Well presented.
On time start and course in good condition
Ray Boxwell 2018-02-12
Some lovely holes on this course especially from the elevated tee boxes. Would play again.
Although the fairways were ok, the greens were a little uneven and putts 'bobbled' on a regular basis.
Der Par-70 Platz bietet abwechselungsreiche Löcher. Die Drivelänge ist für einen guten Score nicht so entscheidend. Vielmehr bilden die modulierten Grüns eine Herausforderung. Die Grüns waren nicht makellos, wie wir es von den Dom-Pedro-Plätzen gewohnt waren. Der Platz ist von Golfern stark frequentiert. Die meisten sind mit Golfbuggies unterwegs. Es gibt einige Steigungen zu den einzelnen Löchern zu überwinden, so dass man gut zu Fuß sein sollte. Nachteilig ist, dass es hier keine Drivingranch gibt. Rund um den Platz entstehen Wohnungen. Für den Golfer wäre es angebracht, das Clubhouse zu modernisieren und eine ansprechende Duschgelegenheit zu schaffen. Das preisgünstige Greenfee von 46 € (bis 31.01) entschädigt ein wenig. Alles in allem lohnt es sich, diesen Platz (wenigstens) einmal zu spielen.
Overall very pleased with the course and reception. My only complaint was with the made to order rolls obtained from the on course buggy bar. The roll size was very small and certainly not worth the €4 I paid for it. I won't be buying any more food on the Pestano courses.
Beautiful course . Very long holes but very wide fairways. Scenery is breathtaking of the hills and gardens.
Great course in good condition. Always nice to play here.
I have organised a group of my former colleagues to play Silves frequently over the last few years. We have found the course to be a good test of golf in a peaceful area. For golfers wishing to play the Pestana courses of Gramachio, Pinta and Silves will find that together they will find extremely interesting and beautifull courses in excellent condition.
Welcoming staff, punctual tee times and good companions - only met on the day.
Big changes at Silves. We like the course. Every hole is unpredictable
very good golf course
We liked the golf course very much. The lay-out is a bit strange but the holes are nice. A lot of construction activities (houses, roads) are going on although these do not interfere with the game.
Good course, a little slow, friendly staff
Really nice course, some amazing holes, good condition, note that the bar closes early, we finished playing at around 6pm and popped in for a drink but bar closed, not sure if that's usual. will play here again on next visit.
Susan Crawford 2017-10-29
Everything was spot on. The course was in fantastic condition. Our round was done in 4 hours which for a fourball with two players walking was very good pace. All the new building etc that is going on does not detract from the course.
Course is in perfect condition, friendly behaviour. What we were missing during our round was catering (drinks, snacks etc.) in the course. They should have told us when we started, as we had not enough water with us, and in Silvis you play 18 holes before you see the clubhouse again. Nevertheless a most enjoyable day. Henk van der Lit
Nice course. Couple of exceptional holes and a couple of forgettable holes. Didn't have the same wow factor of Vale de Pinta and Gramacho. Couple of long par 3s led to long delays waiting on the tee.
max de groot2017-10-22
Nice course. English players and members behave as if the clubhouse is theirs. They dominate with lots of noise and show No respect to others or to the spirit of the game
The coordination was excellent. The course was in good condition. The golf cart fee of €45.00 was little too much.
Clubhouse facilities very,very poor,,really lets the place down.
Good course played it twice before coming on nicely.
Erich Renz 2017-09-26
Like the course but at times you were driving buggy thru standing water, not good
Great round but marred a little by the emissions from the cork factory
Always enjoy playng Silves and is my favourite one of the Pestana courses although it was in the poorest condition I have seen it. Greens were very slow and not in the best condition
Really enjoyed playing Silves again today. It's one of those courses that fits the eye. The greens were a little slow today and had been subject to some green keeping work. Nevertheless they played true but with little break. Some fairways were quite wet in small places, a sign of watering. All in all a great day out..
Silves was in excellent condition, something very nice about playing this course, some excellent par 5's
Very slow as put us out as a 2 ball following 4 balls with trollies
Great course and in fab condition. Hope to return
Always enjoy playing Silves. Not a long course, although the par 5 stroke index 1 seventh hole takes four good shots to get there in three. A course that you need to play more than once as it's a thinkers course, not suited to the wham bang big hitter player. A finesse course set in charming countryside. I like it.
Challenging Course, Cost of buggies now at 45€ which results in a lot of players not using buggies which slows up play
Good course we'll maintained good clubhouse and good food
Ian Green 2017-05-15
Last course we played, but 1 we will definitely be visiting in 2018, really relaxed atmosphere, the course has plenty of character and challenges.
Really good course in excellent condition. Fairways were like carpet, preferred lies not required. Well organised day , as always, by Doug and Tee Times Golf Agency. Company was brilliant, played with Doug, Carlos and Sean, ( who had a bit of a nightmare) but a really enjoyable fourball , even though Doug beat me on the back 9 count back !!!! And
pleasand holiday golfcourse
Dietmar Bloch von Blottnitz2017-04-24
Guter, gepflegter Golfcourse, aber Ambiente der Gastronomie und Sanitärräume nicht einladend. Keine Drivingranch.
Also a very nice course. Easier to walk, some very pretty holes!
The golf course Silves offers a varied course with three very nice higher tees, from which you can enjoy not only the view of the golf course, but also always like to play a long tee shot. The course is now in a good condition.
First class course and staff are so friendly, helpful and professional
Far far too slow, 5 hours 35 min to play 4 ball. No sign of a course ranger to speed things up. Credit card machine not working in shop and shop assistant not at all helpful.
A bit out of the way and we thought it was somewhat uninspiring. A few very nice holes, but fairly forgettable.
This course has matured beautifully over recent years - some signature holes are a delight. Suggest to yellow tee players: treat yourselves to the extra-elevated, but little extra distance, white tees on 2 of the par-5's, if not holding anyone up.
Silves was very busy slow play and the electric trollie I hired continually cut out making it very tiering to play.
Greens were bumpy
Interesting course,,not long but placement of shots was key to scoring well. Some spectacular holes with great views. A very enjoyable and playable course.
We were paired with 2 professionals. Not an ideal pairing for an enjoyable round of golf although they were extremely nice people. No one asks for your handicap. If they had it might have made better pairings.
This course was also in great condition. Pestana are doing a great job keeping their courses looking and playing very well.
A lovely course in great condition and a very enjoyable day , many thanks
In excellent condition and thoroughly enjoyed
Friendly clubhouse. I did feel that the cost of club hire, bearing in mind the condition of the clubs provided was not very good. The driver head rattled and although a second driver was provided, it was not of high quality. The putter was also poor.
Adrian Fraser Jones2016-10-24
Good value course
Real challenge of a golf course with some spectacular holes. Thoroughly enjoyable and can't wait to play again. Staff were great
Very busy 5hr+ round Nice course though
Great course , really enjoyed it, lots of par 3 holes
Ok, greens not as good as other courses
Looking a bit tatty will give it a miss next year
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Great 18 hole course very challenging everyone in the group enjoyed this course
Had to rearrange date as buggies not available for original tee time
Philip Buck 2016-06-22
Nice course a bit to far away.
robert craig rea2016-06-20
Good friendly course
JIM CLARKE 2016-06-17
The only fault we found at Silves was, on day one our buggy broke down, It was however replaced quite quickly, day two on arrival we were told that there were no buggies at all, this later changed to one buggy being available and after considerable consultation a second buggy did become available. I have had heart surgery and a knee replacement and do require a buggy, can I suggest that when Booking Buggies should be part of the overall contract [ if required].
Silves was very difficult to find; better way instructions on the Homepage would be very helpful (or more sign posts on the coutry roads).
Enjoyed game. Course in more favourable condition than Gramacho. Unfortunately we had not pre booked a buggy and they were all out on the day we played. It was a long walk in the very hot temperature that day. We will know to pre book next time.
Not a great course, the staff were friendly enough but I though it was very much overpriced and would not rush back to play it again
Well organized and flexible. Enjoyed.
Improved immensely since I last played there a few years ago. Difficult to find as signposting poor.
Excellent but see above
Mr Austin Brandt2016-03-10
Great golfing experience and well maintained.
A very good course. Unfortunately we encountered very heavy rain on the day and stopped playing after 8 holes. The management gave us a rain check for a free round within 12 months. Nice touch!
Amazingly crowded, which is a first
Nice challenging course with greens in good condition. I thought the course was a little over full and although we completed the round before dark there were possibly some who didn't. Would play again.
Schnelle Grüns. Fahnen meist kurz gesteckt. Konnten keine Handtücher zum Duschen bekommen. Langsame Flights vor uns. Es fehlt ein Marshall, der den Stau entzerren könnte. Insgesamt: der Service müsste verbessert werden. .
Really enjoyable day, course very good as was the staff
Really enjoyable day, course very good as was the staff
Very good conditions
Enjoyed this course but got lost finding it even with sat nav which took us to a back gate that was not open to vechicles!
No faultless, great day and great course
Ok course but very difficult to find as there were very few signs
Very slow play, We had a 13.53 tee time but couldn't finish before dark. Raincheck? We planned to have lunch before start but the kitchen was closed :-(
Excellent condition enjoyed the round very much