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Address: Near Carvoeiro, south of Lagoa, 9km east of Portimao, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 282 340 900
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The grass was parched on the fairways and the greens were a bit rough. The grass was not the bent grass that we are used to.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
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Bodmin
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166 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I accept they call this high season but don't bother. We were one of the first to tee off and my wife and I are not slow players nor were the couple we were paired with. Despite this and the fact that the four ball behind us were always at least a complete hole behind we were continually harressed by... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Booked up through golfbreaks and had a terrible experience. The tee was hugely overbooked and our c2pm tee off was significantly delayed. When we finally managed to play, the course was so oversold that it took 3 hours to play 6 holes and only managed to play 12 holes before it was pitch black. The attitude when complaining was very... More 

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Cork Ireland
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127 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The grass was parched on the fairways and the greens were a bit rough. The grass was not the bent grass that we are used to.

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Thank corkies
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I returned with family to Vale da Pinta golf, on a spur of the moment to have a round of golf as last time the course was one we enjoyed We paid standard rack rate hired two buggies , 3 sets of clubs and each spent about 40 euro in the shop as it was an unplanned visit So to... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Firstly, based on previous experiences my family (we were traveling with another family, so a party of 8) and I are big fans of Portugal and what it has to offer but... The staff @ Pestana fall into 3 categories: pleasant/helpful (the majority, hence the 2 star rating), unhelpful or incompetent…. Customer services doesn't live up to its billing.... Self... More 

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eletmon
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This course/club is a disgrace. Course management, based on our experience and that of previous reviews, is nothing short of an insult to its customers. There is no justification that a large group of players should play any slower than the same number of individual flights. i.e. A travel group of 40 golfers should play no slower than 10 flights... More 

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Having been a regular visitor to the Algarve over the years I decided to give the Pinta another chance, Last played it seven years ago but gave up due to the slow play and decided to visit other courses instead. So.... having paid for a four ball with buggies we decided to go to the practice area for a warm... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

As anyone knows who reads my reviews I tell it exactly as it is with this review being no exception so here we go. This was my only full week holiday for the whole year so was hoping to make the most of playing this course and Gramacho (Different Review) whilst on holiday. I can honestly say that with any... More 

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Carvoeiro, Portugal
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Played today, Monday 28th September 2015 in the opening individual stableford competition of The Pestana October Festival. The course was set up beautifully and thanks go to the Green keeping staff. This golfing festival is really growing in popularity with golfers from all over Europe playing in all 5 days. Looking forward to playing Pestana Vila Sol tomorrow in a... More 

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Thank NicklinIan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

This is the perfect place for anyone who likes to play golf and also have a relaxing holiday, I went in a group of five and we were waited on like it was an all inclusive hotel to be fair! It isn't far away from the town of priaya de rocha which has all of your local shops restaurants and... More 

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