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Alto Golf Course

Alto Golf & Country Club, located in Portugal’s Western Algarve, is a premier golf and country club resort, set in beautifully landscaped gardens with villas, apartments and townhouses, many with superb views of the sea, the golf course or the fabulous gardens.|The winding fairways and elevated greens reflect Sir Henry’s golfing philosophy of providing low handicap players with a testing game and still affording plenty of enjoyment for players at average club level and providing satisfaction and inspiration for beginners. The opening nine holes offer fine views over the bay of Lagos. The back nine, set on rolling slopes, include the remarkable Henry Cotton Challenge, the longest Par 5 in Europe.

Portugal golf courses - Alto Golf Course ReceptionReception: Everyday from 7:45am to 8:00pm
Portugal golf courses - Alto Golf Course Club HouseClub House: With Restaurant and Snack bar
Portugal golf courses - Alto Golf Course Driving rangeWith driving range
Portugal golf courses - Alto Golf Course AcademyWith an Academy
Portugal golf courses - Alto Golf Course TrolleysTrolleys: Manual and Electric
Portugal golf courses - Alto Golf Course Pro ShopPro Shop: Everyday from 7:45am to 8:00pm
Portugal golf courses - Alto Golf Course Golf LessonsGolf Lessons: Tony Bennett (TB), Kevin Parry (KP)
Portugal golf courses - Alto Golf Course BuggiesBuggies: Without GPS
Portugal golf courses - Alto Golf Course Putting GreenWith putting green
Portugal golf courses - Alto Golf Course JuniorsJuniors: Up to 16 years old

Alto Golf Course - latest comments and reviews

101 reviews 8/10

Mike Peacock 2021-09-25
Good easy to book and no problems at the golf club

Daniel Kirwan 2021-09-24
Greens in very poor condition.. we requested an extra buggy but we’re told they were not available.. not very helpful staff .. not a great experience overall.. we will not be back next year

Boelscher 2021-09-17
The course is quiet tricky to play and it needs nearly all clubs to play. We enjoyed our day at the Alto Golf Course and had wonderful weather.

Dorte Lægteskov 2021-09-11
We always enjoy Alto - also this year - it is like comming home

hans spliethoff 2021-06-12
Great but difficult golf course . Good condition altho long grass on fairway borders.

hans spliethoff 2021-05-27
Excellent maintained, not busy, and nice people. The course is a challenge and not easy. Very nice

Andrew Davies 2019-06-24
Pleasant and professional welcome in the shop. Asked to allow a single player to join us which was fine. Interesting course - some tight drives and nearly every green was elevated meaning you couldn’t run shots in.

Thelma Keating 2019-06-13
Beautiful course , greens in very poor condition, made play difficult, but we had a day out.

Garry Gordon 2019-05-02
Lovely course in very good condition and great service from the wonderful staff

James J. Bunyan 2019-04-12
Very challenging to play it for first time.

Robert Hart 2019-04-07
Good reception. The starter was excellent and made sure we had our slot even though it was in the middle of a Swedish visiting party's competition. Everybody was very friendly, played at a good pace (4hours), the course was in good condition. Slight issue that all the flags were on the front of greens with too little variation. But all round a good day.

Uwe Lehmann 2018-08-27
Everything fine. Warm welcome at the reception, shorttimed start procedere, Course in top condition. Everything went well, we will take your Services again, it was the best we even could expect

Chris Hamilton 2018-07-14
Course in good condition. Had been heavily watered so the front 9 plays a lot softer than the back 9. However the greens were firm and fast. I like what they’ve done to shorten the very long par 5, putting in the par 3. Still a good test.

Andy Davies 2021-01-25
Very helpful in the golf shop in both the welcome and agreeing to a discount for the buggy for our third player. Course itself was disappointing compared to previous experience of it. Many fairways were having work carried out on them but we were not given any prior notice about this.

Eamonn Ryan 2020-03-19
This is a difficult course for a newcomer. Plenty of trees and blind shots!

Enjoyed Alto as it is one course which is easy walking. In good condition. The only negative is it is always wet due to combination of ground conditions and heavy watering. Helpful staff.

Dominik L. Zuhorn 2019-12-29
Ein gepflegter Golfplatz, ein wenig langweilig, weil die Löcher überwiegend parallel verlaufen, die ersten runter und hoch, die zweiten waagerecht.

Mr Ronald J Lee 2019-11-20
Good warmer up course. Not particularly challenging. No water on the course. Buggy expensive at 45 euros.

Bill McDonald 2019-11-06
Tamara was very helpful with good understanding of what we wanted She very helpful

Mick Long 2019-10-28
Nice tight course. Greens sanded so hard to judge. Faoways and tees only average.

steven ostle 2019-10-19

glenn weston 2019-09-14
great course great value and a great price .

Ian Beattie 2019-09-12
Good meet & greet on arrival, Alto team member met us when we arrived, and we were given clear guidance on check in, course was good, and good service in bar after golf

Dino Schoenberg 2019-09-10
Very nice course, narrow but beautiful and challenging in perfect condition.

Stephen Oliver 2019-07-05
Greens had been hollow tined and had not recovered fully at time of play 24/6/19 otherwise good experience all round.

W D Gibson 2019-06-20
The course has been a good test of golf in the past Unfortunately when we played it had been tyned with a lot of sand on greens/fairways. I would not recommend playing early June. The 10 Euro difference is not worth it , other Pestana courses are better this time of year

pat wallace 2019-06-19
It was raining at our tee time and the starter was very accommodating allowing us to go out later when the rain had stopped

Paul Moore 2019-05-13
Very helpful and would recommend to any one. Will certainly use again next year

Segers eric 2019-04-24
Ok course Small and difficult to attack greens

Anders Lindblad 2019-04-23
Unfortunately we played it in rain, which makes the whole experience a bit difficult to judge fairly. rather hilly course with many doglegs

Stuart Armstrong 2019-04-06
Very impressed by the improvements made, will always book this course

Richard Oakley 2019-04-05
The reserved golf buggy was not available. Assured by the receptionist that course was flat and walking not a problem. We found it hilly - too many of the holes on plateau greens and many were dog legs to the right.

Allan Moore 2019-02-13
Course in very good condition and pace of play was very good - a very enjoyable experience

Charles Henry Allan Moore 2019-02-08
Course in good condition and pleasant to play but needs more effective marshalling to speed up some groups - we took around 4.45 hours and group in front was very slows so that there was a big gap ahead of them by the end.

Wansink 2019-01-30
Very nice golfcourse.

Bob-Jan dietrich 2019-01-08
Good greens

Heuzeroth Dirk 2019-01-04
Nice to play, good value for money.

Fred Zickmantel 2018-10-31
Challenging especially due to the elevated greens. Greens excellent conditions

Gasche 2018-10-10
It was wonderfulbagain ??????????????

Andy Hennessy 2018-09-24
I have not played Alto for about 4 years, it has improved immensely and I would highly recommend to any golfers, greens are perfect also Fairways & Tee boxes, I enjoyed my game, playing with a couple on Holidays from Bournemouth in England. This Golf course has some lovely features.

R Cavanagh 2018-08-30
A warm welcome and course in excellent condition.

Appleby 2018-08-27
Super service

Appleby 2018-08-27
Great service thanks

Grier Frank 2018-08-24
Quick reliable service Much appreciated

Hans Ekmann 2018-07-12
Layout dies not coincide with our gps.

Mike Tattersall 2018-07-07
Nice tree lined golf course and a good challenge as the course is quite tight off the tee. Greens were very good.

Philip Sharpe 2018-06-21
Course very wet from the overnight rain and, as a result, the greens were also very slow. Always very friendly over there and good 19th hole menu.

Paul Brown 2018-06-17
Very challenging tree lined course but in excellent condition

Ann White 2018-06-01
Course & Clubhouse facilities were all very good

Nicholas Georgevic 2018-05-08
Fair test of golf. Some narrow drives, greens tight with good speed.

Michael Graham 2018-04-30
Good course Clubhouse welcoming

Sean Desmond 2018-04-30
Good Course. Very enjoyable. Disappointed with clubhouse food facilities when we finished

Stuart Armstrong 2018-04-27
We have played alto for many years and since the involvement of Pestana group we have found improvement year upon year until now it is one of our favorite courses which we will play in the future.

Donal Byrne 2018-04-26
in great condition. a bit hilly! we love a few beers overlooking the 18th green.

Arnoul 2018-04-14
Tres bon accueil Parcours de ville, etroit avec des petits greens surelevés et à plateau...bref, pas simple ;) mais les bons coups sont recompensés ;) Tres bon moment avec mon pere. Parfait

Katharina Cugliari 2018-03-27
Good pace, nice service. Excellent first round.

Phil Sharpe 2018-03-24
Course was in good condition and, teeing off first thing, meant we were able to get round quickly. Friendly staff in the bar and the clubhouse, we will return.

Gordon Sim 2018-03-11
Slow play

Diane McNally 2018-03-01
Course moved well. Everything was fine except the weather!!

Higgins 2018-02-18
On time start and course in very good condition.

Henk Eilander 2018-02-10
Verynice course,

George Rutherford 2018-02-07
well kept course good test and excellent price

Barry Summerfield 2018-01-22
The course was in very good ondition, an attractive but shortish layout. My only criticism was that us as a two ball got stuck behind a four ball for the last seven holes do progress was painfully slow.There was no marshalls going around to Dodd play up. A map of the 18 hole layout on the scorecard would be helpful, more so at the other Pestaba golf courses in the area rather than Altos.

Veronique Quint 2018-01-14
Very nice !

Roberta alder 2018-01-04
Beautiful course. Long sweeping doglegs. Great condition.

Marion Brosens 2017-12-30
Beautiful park land city course in great condition. The new par 3 and the shorter par 5 is a big improvement.

CHARLES COE 2017-11-11
Good course and good greens. Very enjoyable.

Thijs Beetstra 2017-11-01
We always like to play here. Not a spectacular golf course nor very difficult but enjoyable. Some changes were made (two par-5’s became par 4’s, a par-3 was eliminated and a new one created) which made the course even better.

Susan Crawford 2017-11-01
Didn't enjoy this course since it has been changed in layout. Very long par 4s that were hard to reach in 2 good shots!! Very rough grass even on fairways. Disappointing as there has been a lot of work done by pestana to bring this course up to a good standard.

Gordon Sim 2017-10-30
Course condition poor, particularly fairways, speed of plat satisfactory

Daniel Kirwan 2017-10-13
Average course

Geoff Symonds 2017-09-22
Too many players, no marshals to speed slow players

Brian Smith 2017-09-20
Greens were in a pretty awful condition and rest of the course not that great.

Neil Brady 2017-09-18
Nice course, well presented. Only issue on the day was having to wait over and hour for our transfer home and call them a few times.

Trevor Kerr 2017-09-12
Nice layout although some of the party thought the course had too many dog legs. Greens were in average condition

Keith Walker 2017-07-12
Friendly helpful staff

Simon Bussell 2017-05-14
Very good and the greens were in great shape.

Jean Harings 2017-05-05
nice course

Thomas Roberts 2017-05-03
Had a very enjoyable day, very well organised and I am looking forward to applying for my membership and playing in the coming weeks!

Katharina Cugliari 2017-04-19
Nice looking course with some long par 5's. Good shape and good to walk as it is not too long.

Ian Chance 2017-04-19
Really good challenging golf course with most of the greens being elevated but fairly receptive. Not for high handicap players as it is tight in places and accuracy is required.

Owen Joubert 2017-04-04
Great course, some very short holes, but overall a good challenge.

Ronnie McGrath 2017-03-31
Park land Course didn't enjoy. Can play this type of course at home

Denis Duff 2017-03-27

Christine Hopkins 2017-03-17
Course in good condition. Play went well, no hold ups

Paul Fitzsimmons 2017-03-02
Good test of golf and different to Gramacho and Vale da Pinta in terms of playing from the trees! Would have been good of the course to advise golfers of the poisonous caterpillars before play!

Hilary Minto 2017-02-02
A very very busy course that did not seem to have a Marshall monitoring the slow play. We had a tee time of 2.15 and would not have finished before dark. However we walked off after 6 holes as there was a huge queue in front of us for the nest tee.

Susan Crawford 2016-11-13
Course in very good condition.

Robert Blackett 2016-10-15
My least favourite of the four, very small greens but enjoyable all the same. Staff were friendly

I really liked Altos golf course and found it a fair challenge and in good condition, however some members of our group struggled with the course and found it difficult.

Cheryl Myles 2016-09-17
Easy to find. Course in good condition and enjoyable to play.

Rosemary Dobson 2016-06-01
Enjoyed game. Very slow play - took almost 5 hours. We arrived early for our booked tee time of 10.21am, however on arrival we were told by the starter our tee time was 10.48am. We did actually get out at 10.30am because we were a two ball and would have been sandwiched between two four balls. Course condition good.

Jim Redmond 2016-05-28
Friendly, helpful staff and had no difficulty with anything with regards to the golf. I though the cost for this course to be a bit high. Will not be likely to play it again.

Derek Shortall 2016-05-23

Michaelis, Ulrich 2016-05-11
Well organized and flexible. Enjoyed !

Timo Taipalus 2016-01-21

Daniele Pierrat 2016-01-16
so so

Dominik L. Zuhorn 2016-01-11
Golfplatz sehr schön und gepflegt, schwierige, leicht zu unterschätzende Grüns

Susan crawford 2015-11-08
Only down side is the cost of the buggies. Very expensive and as we were playing 5 rounds in a row we needed to hire every day. Added 225€ to our week!

Neil Brady 2015-10-24
Rained heavily all day and we had to stop after 7 holes as the course was unplayable, course should have been closed but wasn't. After much discussion, they did give us vouchers for buggies the next day which was positive at least.

Lynne Grant 2015-10-15
Good condition enjoyed our round although it was very slow. 5 hour round.

Course Difficulty
Yard values are approximated.
Hole: 1 
Par: 3
S.I.: 17
Hole: 2 
Par: 4
S.I.: 11
Hole: 3 
Par: 4
S.I.: 1
Hole: 4 
Par: 4
S.I.: 7
Hole: 5 
Par: 5
S.I.: 15
Hole: 6 
Par: 4
S.I.: 5
Hole: 7 
Par: 3
S.I.: 9
Hole: 8 
Par: 4
S.I.: 13
Hole: 9 
Par: 4
S.I.: 3
Par: 35
Hole: 10 
Par: 4
S.I.: 4
Hole: 11 
Par: 3
S.I.: 18
Hole: 12 
Par: 4
S.I.: 2
Hole: 13 
Par: 4
S.I.: 16
Hole: 14 
Par: 4
S.I.: 8
Hole: 15 
Par: 3
S.I.: 14
Hole: 16 
Par: 5
S.I.: 10
Hole: 17 
Par: 3
S.I.: 12
Hole: 18 
Par: 5
S.I.: 6
Par: 35
Par: 70
Course Rating
Slope Rating
Course Map Alto Golf Course


*Parkland - Totally

*Undulated - Sloping greens

*Buggy Recommended - If Essential

*Signature Hole - 16th

*Water hazards - 2 Ponds that come into play, plus lateral ditches

*Tree Lined - With Pines and other varieties

*Dogleg - Few but nothing to acute

*Comments - Typical UK style designed course

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