Vale da Pinta

Vale da Pinta

Situated near Carvoeiro in an old olive grove, Vale da Pinta is a championship course that is, nonetheless, adaptable to any kind of game.

Designed by the North American Ronald Fream,currently one of the most respected architects and whose style involves the preservation of nature in his projects, Vale da Pinta is the twin of Quinta do Gramacho, but with a full eighteen-hole course.

The course runs through an old olive grove, where some of the trees are more than 700 years old. True to North American golfing concepts, Fream has created wide, deep greens protected by a total of 59 similarly sized bunkers. The challenges posed by the course are adaptable to differing levels of skill. This is achieved by the presence of five sets of tees for each of its holes. So those players with handicaps ranging from scratch to 12 can play off the black marks placed further back. White marks are for those handicapped between 13 and 20. For ladies there are red marks (from scratch to 28 handicap), and blue marks for lady beginners .

Course layout
Contact and address information:
Address Carvoeiro Golf
Apartado 1011 8400 Carvoeiro
Telephone 282 340 900
Fax 282 340 901
Architect Ronald Fream
18 Holes, Par 71 (5.861m)
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.
A 1.200 year old olive tree is one of the local obstacles
  A 1.200 year old olive tree is one of the local obstacles