A new course designed by Severiano Ballesteros taking advantage of the charming natural setting lying next to the River Guadiana. The Quinta do Vale Course design incorporates many doglegs, with wide fairways, and many well placed strategic hazards and bunkers to challenge all types of player.
Quinta do Vale Reviews
What a gem!
from United Kingdom
Don't be put off by the unfinished resort all around this course, in the middle of it is a fantastic layout which will challenge any golfer. Great advice was given by the bar manager before playing, don't be too aggressive. Lots of water awaits wayward shots on the first holes before moving onto higher ground with lots of scrub. Keep it straight though and you will be rewarded with great fairways and beautiful greens. Course management is key, the 6 euros for a stroke saver booklet is well worth the money.
The course is near the Spain/Portugal border and only 5 minutes off the motorway so very accessible. Despite this it doesn't appear to be overplayed, on the day we visited there were other golfers on the course but not many and certainly none that affected our pace of play.
We booked through AlgarveGolf.com and paid 60 euros each for the round. Exceptional value for money for playing a Seve Ballesteros designed championship course. I will definitely be visiting again.
A hidden (and cheap) gem
Right on the Spanish border, you'll find this beautiful (and challenging) golf course.
The first 10 holes are played with a constant fear of hitting the ball into the water, so good course management will definitely be rewarded, but the last eight holes are played in the hills, and offer a completely different type of golf.
The only downside to the course was the amount of sand in all bunkers (some of them actually didn't have any - it was mud and clay), but we were told, that they're in the process of being renovated.
If they can guarantee that the bunkers are in good shape, I'd definitely love to come back,
Tough but enjoyable Seve layout
from United Kingdom
Club has lovely setting with views towards Spain and bridge crossing. Recommend yardage (metre) book to plot way around. Played morning, wind seemed to swirl through the valley making club selection and pure striking essential. Lots of water. Some greens are quite shallow so approach angle and right clubbing helps! Greens run very well, and fairways gave good lies. Deft touch around the green helps keep your score. Very helpful clubhouse staff, stunning views. Green fees discounted by using Algarvegolf - recommended
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