Quinta do Gramacho

Quinta do Gramacho
The course is the result of a conversion from Ronald Fream's original, double nine layout.
The four opening holes remain much the same as before, with the latest new nine holes played from hole five to thirteen, with the last five holes as the original layout.
The diversity of playing length to test golfers of every calibre.
A memorable hole is the long demanding 2nd . It is a par-5 where a lengthy straight drive along the extreme right hand side of the fairway will stay clear of two majestic pine trees and set up the ideal line towards the green.
It is normally advisable to lay up the second shot in front of the myriad of bunkers which defend the front of the green.
The 15th is an attractive long par-3 hole from elevated tees, played over a water hazard to the green down in a valley.
The distance is deceptive, making club selection important.
Next we have the tough par-4 16th where one requires length and accuracy to reach the green, tightly guarded by bunkers.
This followed by a genuine thinking golfer’s hole, the short par-4 17th.

Accuracy is important, the fairway being extremely narrow, with a lake to the left and difficult rough to the right. The 17th green is out to the left, cut into a terrace just over the bank of the deep lake, but it is usually reachable with a short iron second shot.




Contact and address information:
Address Carvoeiro Golf
Apartado 1011 8400 Carvoeiro
Telephone 282 340 900
Fax 282 340 901
Architect Ronald Fream
9 Holes, Par 36 (2.980m)
Facilities Driving-Range, Area for Chipping and Bunker
Practice, Snack-Bar and Golf Shop
How to Get There Follow EN125 and take the turn to Carvoeiro
at the Lagoa roundabout. The course, clearly marked,
is on the right.


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