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Alto Golf is situated near the picturesque village of Alvor. Extraordinary white sandy beaches, clear blue sea and fascinating cliffs are part of its charm.

This was the last course designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton, the triple winner of the British Open. It embodies his belief that a golf course should test players with low handicaps, but also provides a pleasant game for golfers of only average level. After his death, the project continued by Peter Dobereiner, a well-known golf journalist.

The course, with the beautiful Monchique mountains as its back-drop, runs through two valleys and offers winding fairways and gently undulating greens.
Nearest Accommodation:
Hotel Algarve Casino, , Accommodation Algarve
Nearest Golf Courses:
Penina, Morgado do Reguengo, Palmares



Pro's Playing Tips
It's easy to be lulled into a feeling that the opening hole - a par 3 of 163 meters, with no apparent hazards, could be e benign foretaste of what is to come. Don't let yourself be fooled. Thereafter, virtually every hole demands precise planning of shots if you are to have the satisfaction of playing this great course well. The abundant trees and bushes, the placement of bunkers and incorporating dog-legs, result in a true test of golf. Elevated greens mean that deciding on which club to take will constantly be an influence. Perhaps the no hole illustrates this point as well as the par-4 fourth (400 meters). The fairway is generous, and there is a lake to the right. Yet it is exactly to the right that you must play the drive to have any sort of line to the two tiered green. The left approach is protected by a group of trees.

The seventh is a par 3 of 201 meters. The bunkers which are to the front right and left will severely punish anything at all wayward. The green is elevated and crowned, which means that chipping close can be difficult. A par is certainly worthy of celebration.

The tenth is a par 4, but the tee shot is blind and all you seem to see is the rising fairway with the trees which overhang it. Anything to the left rolls to a parallel fairway, with a divisional tree line. Off to the right is out of bound, or in a corpse of trees. So, providing you are on the fairway, it is just a mid-iron to the receptive elevated green. Easy!

The monster sixteenth - 604 meters - sports a lake on the left. The scant fairway, dotted with olive trees, slopes towards it. There seems no realistic landing area. Having said which, if you get a satisfactory drive in, then its just a l...o...n...g... w...a...y.


Course Data
Architect:
Sir Henry Cotton & Peter Dobereiner
Opened: 1991
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 6.125 meters
Pro's: Robert Bridge and Leonel Altura
Requirements: A Handicap Certificate
Facilities: Driving Range, Putting Green, Pitching Area (with bunkers), Trolleys, Club Hire, Pro-shop, Children's Nursery, Restaurant, Bar.
 

Score Card:

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

1

151

140

128

3

16

2

347

340

225

4

12

3

393

381

327

4

2

4

378

341

298

4

6

5

419

409

349

5

18

6

378

366

335

4

4

7

187

180

166

3

8

8

304

293

268

4

14

9

352

336

325

4

10

out

2909

2784

2421

35

Hole

C

M

L

Par

Stroke

10

390

341

314

4

5

11

130

117

104

3

17

12

123

112

91

3

15

13

413

382

254

4

3

14

242

230

208

4

13

15

347

340

320

4

9

16

604

591

523

5

1

17

147

129

112

3

11

18

507

504

402

5

7

in

2903

2746

2428

35

C

M

L

Par

Total

5812

5530

4849

70


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