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Vale de Pinta

The 8 times consecutive host of the European Seniors Tour Qualifying final, Vale de Pinta golf in the Algarve, is rightly respected not just for its playability and challenging layout but for outstanding levels of beauty and enjoyment. Designed by the famous American golf course architect Ronald Fream and inaugurated in 1992 Vale de Pinta has earned its place as one of the best designed courses in the Algarve and in Europe.

Imagine the fairways of Bermuda grass, strategically placed sand bunkers, and greens clad in Pen Cross Bent grass. Not to mention ornamental lakes in a rolling terrain dotted with carob, fig, almond and olive trees (including one olive tree over 1200 years old!).

Clubhouse

The modern Pinta Clubhouse welcomes each golfer or non golfer with a warm, cozy and tranquil atmosphere with the following services:

  • The golf store, with well-known international golf brands.
  • Club and buggy rental.
  • Changing facilities.
  • Restaurant and Bar, with beautiful, idyllic views to the fairways.
  • Full reception facilities.
  • Buggy Bar.
  • The golf reception is open every day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the winter, and to 9 p.m. in the summer.

The opening hours of the clubhouse Restaurant and Bar are every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner. Service includes traditional Portuguese and International cuisine, vegetarian, diabetic meals. The Clubhouse Restaurant also offers the possibility of catering up to 200 guests for special events (meetings, banquets, weddings etc).

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Rules & Etiquette

The rules of the royal and ancient golf club of St. Andrews as endorsed by the portuguese golf federation apply.

RULES

  • Out of Bounds - White stakes and/or lines/boundary walls.
  • Water Hazards - Yellow stakes and/or lines.
  • Lateral Water Hazards - Red stakes and/or lines.
  • Ground Under Repair - Blue stakes and/or lines.
  • Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions(Rule Nº 24-1)
  • Immovable Obstructions - Sprinklerheads, control boxes, drainage grills, manhole covers, wells, permanent buildings, bridges, footpaths, buggy paths, rocks along buggy paths and service roads (rule nº 24-2)
  • Protection of Young Trees - If a wire enclosed, staked, or tagged tree interferes with a player's stance or area of swing, theball shall be lifted and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b (i) Immovable Obstruction. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.

CLUB RULES

  • HANDICAP LIMITS – Men 27 / Ladies 35
  • The player shall report to the starter not less than 5 minutes before his/her starting time.
  • The player who fails to do so loses his/her starting time.
  • No player shall play without permission from the starter.
  • It is the duty of every group of players to let faster players through.
  • The player shall follow the instructions of the course marshals.
  • An 18 hole round shall not last longer than 4 hours 30 minutes..
  • The player shall replace divots and shall repair pitch marks at all times.
  • During peak golfing times, the form of play will be for balls.
  • Management reserves the right to combine players to satisfy this requirement.
  • We reserve the right to ask you to leave our premises if your behavior is not in accordance with the club's rules.
  • No refund will be issued in the event of the rules not being adhered to.

DRESS CODE

The player should wear proper golf shoes. The player must not wear casual shorts, jeans, sleeveless shirts or track suits.

BUGGIES

When hiring a buggy the player will be responsible in accordance with the buggy-rental agreement. 90º Rule apply at all times.

NOTE: Pestana Golf & Resort Carvoeiro accept no responsibility for any accidents and/or damage that may occur through the use of their golf courses.