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Pestana Alto Golf Course Highlights

  • Perfect for both the average and beginner player.
  • Mixed ability groups are perfect for this course!
  • So, it’s great for settling a group tournament.
  • Who will come out on top?
  • Grab your best clubs and have a crack at this famous ground!

Course Stats

  • Designed by Henry Cotton.
  • Opened in 1991.
  • 5,940-yard/5,432-metre length.
  • Par-70 course.

Top hint for this course

As the stress of booking for the whole group might be getting to you, we're going to spill some knowledge. On the 3rd make sure your drive lands between the bunker to the left and the water. This way you'll have an uphill approach shot. Our advice is to take two shots to approach the green, as there's a bunker guarding it. We wouldn't want you using your sand-iron.

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Full Course Lowdown

Sir Henry Cotton's classic construction lives on and continues to inspire anybody who plays. Famous for creating legendary courses, this one strikes the perfect balance of challenge and playability for all levels of handicaps.

It's an enjoyable experience with many carefully placed bunkers, tricky doglegs, varied levels of greens and rows of trees to disrupt the fairways. It's there for you to take on, what are you waiting for?


Right from the get-go the 1st hole is a challenging par-3 to open. But beware, it's usually affected by the coastal winds. You should be careful with your club selection as there's a huge drop-off at the back of the dancefloor.

Hole 8 is where placement comes into play. Aim left of the fairway bunker to set up a sweet approach shot. The green has a slope so make sure your putting game is on point.

The 16th favours a drive to the right and a second straight shot as this avoids the water hazard. Execute this nicely and you should be on the dancefloor within the next stroke.


After an eventful round, it's time to look back at the action, count the scorecards and buy the winner a well-deserved pint.

This 19th hole has a deck fit for relaxing in the Mediterranean sun and laughing at the blunders your friend had on the back nine.

The Alto Course Clubhouse will be an unforgettable experience because of its top-tier service and world-class facilities.

Whether you fancy something light, something to line your stomach or you have a sweet craving to celebrate your win - this menu has something for everyone to fill their boots.

Course Facilities

  • Clubhouse
  • Proshop
  • Driving Range
  • Chipping Area
  • Putting Green
  • Golf School
  • Club Rental
  • Buggy Rental
  • Trolley Rental
  • Electric Trolley

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More than a Game!

More than a game
Getting lifelong friends together
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Those hole-in-one moments!
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Charity events
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Celebratory nights
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World class golf experiences
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Celebrate the wins!
More than a game
Laugh with your friends

The Location

74.2km from Faro Airport in a taxi, this ground is ideal for those wanting to get straight into the action. The area itself has many hotels, so booking somewhere to stay for your group will be easy.

The beautiful coast of the Algarve is always action-packed. Whether you're looking for trendy restaurants that serve Mediterranean delights or bars with lively atmospheres, Portimao is only 7km away from the resort.

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