It is one of only a few courses in the world with 18 sets of tees and fairways, but with 27 greens. This means players are able to enjoy the same course time and time again with slightly different challenges. Holes 1 through 4 and 14 through 18 have two greens each, and your approach to each hole will vary depending on which greens are in play.
Even though this course has hosted the Portuguese Ladies Open on a number of occasions, Pestana Gramacho is well-known as a championship course that is playable for all abilities, even those with a very high handicap.
Apart from the fantastic design, Fream and Price managed to incorporate the traditional landscape into the layout by using the natural stone outcrops, historical dry stone walling and existing ancient trees, along with some artfully sculpted lakes and bunkers.
Experienced golfers will certainly know that they have played a superb golf course with its testing par of 71 and a tiger tee length of over 6,700 yards.
Championship Tees - 6107 Meters (6678 Yards)
White Tees - 5532 Meters (6049 Yards)
Yellow Tees - 5212 Meters (5699 Yards)
Red Tees - 4777 Meters (5224 Yards)
Course Opened in: 1991
Designer: Ronald Fream and Nick Price
Hosted Events: The Portuguese Ladies Open in 2005 and 2007