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Alto Golf

Name of course

Alto Golf

Type of course

Resort

Location

Quinta Alto do Vale, Quatro Estradas,8501-906 Alvor

Number of holes

18

Par

72

Length (metres)

White - 6125

Yellow - 5683

Red - 5035

What year was the course opened?

1997

Who was the designer?

Sir Henry Cotton

What type of golf club is it?

Membership

Teeing-off times

Booking recommended

Dress code

Smart casual

Golfing facilities

Clubhouse, reception, changing rooms, bar & restaurant, pro-shop, driving range and practice putting green

Why do you like it?

This is an old-fashioned course, where strategy plays a big part. You need to be able to shape your shots as many holes are dog legs, at times both ways. From the tee, many of the holes are shaped left to right, so favouring the ball shape of the average player. However the fairways, which are lined with pines and the odd olive tree, mean that players must play accurately rather than with power. The fairways are undulating and in good condition, making the playing experience very enjoyable. Being Henry Cotton designed, the course has an old English parkland feel to it.

Best hole

The 16th - Par 5 and 604 metres from the white tees - is one of the longest holes in Europe, with two dog legs and tree-lined undulating fairways. A great test for any golfer!

Level of challenge

Narrow fairways, small greens and as a player you have to think about strategy and shaping your shots.

When to play

All year round. Recommend in winter particularly, with an average temperature range from 10-20°C.

Inside knowledge

Membership at Alto gives you privileges at other Pestana courses in the Algarve, including Gramacho, Pinta, Silves and Vila Sol.

Operated by

Pestana Golf & Resorts

Cost

Green fees: Low season - €70, High season - €90

Membership: see website

Opening times

8:00 am - dusk

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