Vale da Pinta Pestana Golf
Vale da Pinta Pestana Golfe , one of the best designed in Europe, is located a short distance east of Portimão, in the sunny Algarve region. Amateur and professional golfers will enjoy an unforgettable game on this challenging course that includes strategically placed sand bunkers , wide greens and ornamental lakes surrounded by carob, fig and olive trees, the oldest being around 200 years old!
For several consecutive years, Pestana Vale da Pinta is respected not only for the challenge, but also for the surrounding natural beauty. Designed by the famous golf course architect Ronald Fream and opened in 1992, Vale da Pinta has earned its place as one of the best courses in Europe.
The rules of the "royal and ancient golf club of st. Andrews" endorsed by the Portuguese golf federation apply.
Out of Bounds - White stakes and / or contour lines / walls.
Water Hazards - Yellow stakes and / or lines
Lateral Water Hazards - Red stakes and / or lines
Ground Under Repair - Blue stakes and / or lines
Stones in the bunkers are mobile obstructions (rule 24-1)
Real Estate Obstructions - sprinklers, control boxes, drain grates, wells, permanent buildings, bridges, buggy paths (rule 24-2)
Protection of Young Trees - immobile obstruction. The ball can be cleaned when lifted. Rule 24.2b
HANDICAP LIMITS - Ladies 27 / Ladies 35
The player must inform the starter at least 5 minutes before his departure time.
The player who fails to do this loses his starting time.
No player plays without the starter's permission.
It is mandatory for each group to let the fastest player groups pass.
The player must follow the instructions of the marshals. An 18-hole game should not last longer than 4 hours and 30 minutes.
The player must replace divots and repair marks on the course. During busy golf periods, the way to play will be four ball.
We reserve the right to ask you to leave our territory if your behavior does not comply with the club's rules.
No refunds will be issued in the event that the rules have not been complied with.
The player must wear golf shoes.
The player must not wear shorts and jeans, sleeveless T-shirts or tracksuits.
When hiring a buggy, the player will be responsible in accordance with the agreement.
The 90th rule is always applied.
Services : Driving range , putting green , chipping area, practice bunker , video projection room, pro-shop, restaurant and bar. Private and beginner lessons are available, as well as club, buggy and trolley rental.
Tel : +351 282 340 900 | Fax: +351 282 340 901
GPS coordinates: 37 07 '56.05 ”N - 8 25' 41.44” W