18 holes golf course in the Pestana Golf Resort in Alvor near Portimao
Location and access
The resort is situated near the coast of the western Algarve between Portimão and Alvor north of the palm tree lined dual carriageway leading from Praia da Rocha to Alvor. It is only a few kilometres drive from the national road EN125 and the A22 motorway (exit 5).
The exclusive course is spread over two valleys. The meandering fairways and elevated greens are in line with Henry Cotton’s philosophy that a golf course should be testing for low handicap players but provide an enjoyable game for the ordinary club player and provide satisfaction and inspiration for beginners.
The 16th hole, a Par 5 with a length of 570m, used to be the longest Par 5 in Europe when the course was inaugurated in 1992. It’s aptly named “Sir Henry’s Challenge”.
Services & facilities
The Alto Clubhouse is located in the heart of the resort and offers a full range of services for a perfect round of golf and an enjoyable stay.
This 18 hole, Par 72 golf course, situated near the picturesque village of Alvor was the last to be designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton.