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Pestana Vila Sol Golf Course Highlights

  • Internationally famous.
  • Possibly the Algarve’s most popular.
  • All handicaps will enjoy this one.
  • So, grab all your gear, get the group together and tee off on an unforgettable round.
  • How good does that sound?

Course Stats

  • Designed by Donald Steel.
  • Opened in 1991.
  • 6,534-yard/5,975-metre length.
  • 72-Par course.

Top hint for this course

Having to deal with all the hassle of booking can be a pain. So, we'll make it easier for you when you're on the loop. On the 17th, many mindlessly hit a massive drive off the tee. But a short tee-off precisely down the middle will give you a much better chance at approaching the green.

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Full Course Lowdown

Vila Sol is a world-famous course and for good reason. It's a mixed playing style that suits all handicaps which encourages groups with mixed abilities to take this one on. You can't miss out on this opportunity.

Whether you've got mates that have high handicaps, or mates that brag about having low handicaps, you'll fit right in. People come from around the world to give this one a go.


From the beginning, you're tested at the tee-off. The 1st is a tricky par-4 where you need to drive to the right side of the fairway. This angles up your attempt at the dancefloor quite nicely.

Similarly, the 2nd also favours the right side with your tee shot. Beware of the bunkers next door to the green.

We're pleased to say it eases up at the end of the front nine. A nice par-4 that only needs a straightforward approach. Drive down the middle of the fairway to set up a sweet approach shot.

On the 13th, the downhill slope makes for a tricky par-3. Be careful with your club choice as over-clubbing could see you flunk this round.

The closing hole should favour a zig-zag approach as you'll need to tee off to the right and then the second shot should aim for the left to set up a smoother approach.


Overlook the 18th hole and the sublime views with the gang on the decking that lays directly under the Mediterranean sun. It's a luxurious 19th hole that is the perfect fit for closing a competitive round.

Sip an ice-cold beer whilst your mate gives a David Feherty-esque analysis of each other's performances.

It's a beautiful location that allows you to relax and recharge after working up a thirst on the loop.

For all the foodies of the group, this one provides a buffet so you can line your stomach like nobody's business.

Course Facilities

  • Clubhouse
  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green
  • Club Rental
  • Buggy Rental
  • Trolley Rental
  • Electric Trolleys

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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!
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Laugh with your friends

The Location

This beauty is only 21km from Faro Airport, so you can get a round in soon after you land. If you just want to relax fresh off the flight, then unwind in one of the many nearby hotels you wish to stay in.

Only 7km away, Portimao is the go-to for nightlife. Grab some drinks until late into the night or have a catch-up about the action over at a classic Portuguese restaurant.

It's a lively town that's perfect to hit after a round with the squad.

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