Guests are spoilt for choice as far as golf courses are concerned. The villa is located on the Pestana Carvoeiro resort and both the Vale da Pinta and Gramacho championship courses are within walking distance of the villa. The nearby Silves and Alto 18 hole courses are also part of the Pestana group with guests benefiting from discounted green fees at all 4 of these tremendous courses.

Vale da Pinta

The Pinta Course is one of the best-designed courses in Europe. It is a Championship course with an exceptional layout designed by the famous American golf course architect, Ronald Fream.

This is a very picturesque course dotted with carob, fig, almond and olive trees. Strategically positioned sand bunkers protect the greens, with two ornamental lakes presenting an interesting challenge at 4 of the holes.

All the par 4s and 5s are dog legs to one degree or another with an accurate tee shot a real benefit! The course is 6,115 metres in length and is a par 71.

Vale da Pinta is an enjoyable and challenging course for golfers of all standards.


Nick Price, the former world Nr.1 player, has teamed up with the well-known golf course architect, Ronald Fream, to create a uniquely designed 18 hole course with 27 varied greens that enable the golfer to play the same course several times with different greens and new challenges.

The signature hole is the par 3 tenth - playing from an elevated tee to a green half surrounded by a lake, a tumbling fountain and tall palm trees.

The video below gives a flavour of the facilities on offer and also lets you see inside typical properties on the resort.






1st Tee Pinta
17th Green Gramacho
Pinta Clubhouse
Terrace at Pinta Clubhouse