Venue reviews for Pestana Alvor Praia Beach & Golf Hotel
This venue has 3 reviews,
with an average rating of 5 out of 5
I would like to thank you for your help in organising our Algarve golf holiday in Alvor.
It was one of the best golf holidays we have had anywhere, and the hotel and all three golf courses were second to none.
We stayed at the Pestana Alvor Praia Hotel and it was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The Harira Restaurant was excellent and so were the facilities. Needless to say we made good use of the spa and the swimming pools after our rounds of golf. We were surprised how fresh these made us feel for the next day!
When we had completed the golf you had organised for us over the first few days the staff at the hotel did everything they could to get us out on the course again. We were very keen to do so due to the quality of the courses we played. We played Vale da Pinta, Gramacho, Silves and at the Alto Golf & Country Club. The quality of the courses was superb and we genuinely couldn’t pick out a favourite. All come highly recommended by us to anyone on a golf break in Portugal!
I will be recommending your company to anyone I know of going on a golf break and I look forward to dealing with you again on our next European golf holiday. Thanks again for all your help.
We have just returned home from our Algarve golf holiday and wanted to send a note of thanks for all the hard work from Your Golf Travel.
After a hearty breakfast and a couple of Fosters one Friday morning in May our party of 4 middle aged wannabees took off from East Midlands and safely landed at Faro Airport. We found the car hire guy behind the coffee shop sat on a bench with 3 mobile phones and proceeded to load up our chosen vehicle with our weapons of course destruction. Note to self...Next time we will get a larger vehicle because the Peugeot 308 we had was just not big enough!
We then proceeded directly to the Vila Sol golf course because it was about half way between the airport and Alvor where we were staying. Vila Sol was a beautiful course but it was very long. This wouldn’t usually be a problem but we had been up since 4am and were feeling fatigues by the end of the round. We would recommend playing the first 18 holes and to leave out the holes from the 18th to the 27th.
On to Alvor! Alvor is a small town and as we drove in we thought we had made a mistake by choosing this place, but we couldn’t have been more wrong. We had chosen to stay at the Pestana Alvor Praia Beach and Golf Hotel. The hotel was great and everything from the rooms to the food and the facilities was top class.
There is a street in the centre of the town called ‘The Strip’ where all the bars and restaurants are and this place comes to life after dark and was great fun. Everyone is so friendly and the bars are either run by Portuguese or Irish with a few having singers screaming into the early hours. There are pool tables and most seem to have Sky Sports showing various games...all in all, really good fun!
We played the Vale Da Pinta the next day which was my favourite of the 3 courses we visited on our mini Portuguese golf tour. The beautiful lakes give the course a lot of character and also provide some defence. On the last day we played the Gramacho course. We found the greens on this course to be very challenging if not impossible to putt on so for our level we would recommend the other courses on the resort.
Your Golf Travel organised all this for me and I wouldn’t want to go with anyone else any more. The agent we spoke to was very friendly and showed great patience with my group who were changing their minds every 20m minutes!
Your Golf Travel = Stress Free Golf! As usual our golf break was well organised...so much so I was able to relax and score a Hole In One! Having organised numerous golf trips to the Algarve I can, and do, recommend golfers to use YGT to ensure friendly, knowledgeable and attentive service to all your golfing needs.
Our annual golf trip to the Algarve was made so easy. All transfers, first class accommodation, and tee slots at times that suited the night time revellers were organised and in place which allows you to really enjoy the golf break. YGT’s understanding of golfers requirements helped make the tour a resounding success.
We stayed at the 5 Star Pestana Alvor Praia Beach & Golf Hotel where the staff were very attentive and helpful. Daily private transfers were comfortable and the drivers were ready to lend a hand with the loading and unloading our equipment. Golf receptionists and starters were ever so polite and accommodating...we all felt extra special!
With outstanding golf courses newcomers on the trip were always commenting on the high standard of course layouts and superb greens. By far the group’s favourite was Gramacho, where you can enjoy a stunning array of meandering fairways and tricky greens with a superb clubhouse veranda to watch players on their final hole.